More as this develops.
ps: It's nothing to do with the Crytek lawsuit, as that's not even a bleep in the unfolding development.
Some have waited MONTHS to hear back about refunds, only to be rejected or ignored; even as CIG continues to issue template responses
CIG/RSI/F42 are obligated to issue refunds to ANYONE who BOUGHT anything on their website. There is NO premise under which they can refuse having NOT delivered a complete work product.
If u backed on Kickstarter, in 2012 you're SOL.
There is NO getting around that. So you can forget about any delusions of a class action happening.
Only govt action is going to get around that.
They warned you - REPEATEDLY - in their TOS changes, yet you WILLINGLY gave them money.
They didn't steal or coerce it out of you the backer, let alone sell you something you didn't know you were buying.
Any claims of fraud are a non-starter. You can't prove they did that when YOU gave them money.
Misrepresentation? Maybe. Failure to deliver? Definitely.
But enough about that because the Crytek lawsuit has those answers.
The 2nd item I asked for, was to remove uncertainty of the development by giving backers a dev schedule. They resisted that too; then did it anyway. Except they kept LYING (I have irrefutable evidence).
Then sources disclosed to me that the schedules were all BULLSHIT designed to appease backers at a time when moral and funding was on the decline.
Then they changed the schedule format completely.
With delays, I would estimate another 10 yrs. TEN YEARS!!
This was a project that due out in Nov 2014.
If they continue to ignore and/or make it difficult, even though they are raising money; like the Crytek lawsuit, they will be responsible once the govt comes calling again. And it WILL happen.
Whales with $10K+ deserve all the resistance they get because there's a price to be paid for being a fool.
That's EXACTLY what I hear is happening now.
The hilarious part of that is this.
They take money from backers to make a game. But they make cheap goods, which they then sell to the backers at a huge mark-up.
It's fucking genius.
Once again, I'm going to repeat it.
There is no beef. I am notorious for not taking shit from anyone. And people don't scare me.
They KNEW that, being the only one who has EVER been insane enough to build games of this scope, that I was going to be an absolute pain because I had to know they were now actively LYING now.
They decided first to come after me by attacking me through false media releases in an attempt to silence and vilify me.
This is how it started whereby over 3 yrs now, not only is the project an complete DISASTER, but the loss of over $180m of backer money which could have gone into other games, is now a TOTAL LOSS.
They will NEVER get away with it.
It's my "I told you so" recap designed to bring others up to speed for what I hear is coming next.
Remember how the Crytek lawsuit came out of nowhere? This is worse.
No, it's about 1) WHAT happened to backer money, and 2) WHY are they not issuing refunds having FAILED to deliver on promised made.
If you let the govt look up skirt, you're DONE.