I have some Star Citizen news.
First, in case you missed it yesterday, Chris and Sandi Roberts, for the second time in two weeks, again shamelessly used their very young kids to help promote their on-going scam.
This video @ 30:08 was a signal of what was to later come as the scam unfolded.
The 3.2 build last month, which was basically DOA - just like 3.0 and 3.1 before it - is still a $190M, 6 yr tech demo which they're still calling an "alpha"
And it became immediately evident why they implemented it in a half-assed fashion.
To sell $155 mining ship.
So, you pay $45 for the game.
In order to mine rocks on 1 of 4 barren planetoids, you have to spend an additional $155 to buy a Prospector mining ship.
In the stretch goals from 2014, a mining platform (not yet built or in the game!) was a $31M goal.
They've been promising this feature since 2014. And there is NO plausible reason for them not to enable it unless....
They have ZERO incentive to enable this feature because given the number of backers, it will literally tank their funding efforts.
Here you thought loot boxes were bad.
Which brings me to...
And it happens a LOT in gaming.
My wife says I'm on the autism spectrum, so I notice, bitch about, and cling onto little things that very few people care about.
No surprise that I started tracking it.
Between 2012 to 2018, the primary changes have been dedicated to a SINGLE goal:
REMOVING the ability for backers to gain accountability (dev & financial) for the project.
1) No refunds past 14 days
2) No financial accountability
3) No lawsuit - only arbitration
Don't like it? Well tough, sue us.
And they have ZERO chance of EVER getting a class action suit going.
I wrote about the most recent attempt about 3 weeks ago.
The hearing was yesterday.
This backer, spent money funding a lawsuit, flew to a court hearing etc.
Previously they played the Ponzi-like "rob Peter to pay Paul" shenanigan whereby they used new backer money to refund old backer money.
Then they stopped.
And that's precisely what has now happened.
Now we know - on the public record - what their "defensive argument" is.
Thing is, the average backer with money in the project, amid all evidence to the contrary, was dumb enough to keep paying more than $60 for a game.
Society & capitalism tend not to reward stupidity.
If you think you're going to get a finished "game" of any kind - you're a FOOL.
If you are still giving them money, PLEASE continue because the end will be even more hilarious
The Star Citizen fun starts @ 34:00