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Offline newman

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
Not sure why they only set the goal at kickstarter at $500k - at the rate that figure is climbing it may very well end up being more profitable than the crowdfunding thing they got set up on their site.

edit: now I see why, if kickstarter goal isn't met they don't get the money. Makes sense now :)
« Last Edit: October 19, 2012, 11:16:10 am by newman »
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Offline Spoon

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
Kind of a interesting difference
Kickstarter: 4,019 backers $166,665
Offical site: 12,201 backers $1,085,483
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Offline Luis Dias

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And yet, they will probably be having more money channeled through kickstarter.

 

Offline newman

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Kickstarter was a good move. Already over a quarter of a million after the first day. But it also got over 6000 pledgers, which is like half of what their native crowdfunding effort managed in over a week. It probably has a lot to do with the fact you can pledge as much as you want on kickstarter, even if it's just 1$, so more people are willing to pledge at least something. Plus people probably feel more comfortable with an established service like that.
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Offline Deathsnake

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
Very close to 1,7 Million. With shortly 3 Weeks on RSI or 4 Weeks on Kickstarter left ;)
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Offline Spoon

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
Yeah this is going the right way!
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Offline Starman01

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
Stupid question, but I might also ask it here since quite some interest is in existence !   

I would also like to pledge this game, but I'm getting a bit cautious about a few things these day.

On the "Pledge site", there is a button "Refund if project goal is not met". And when I translate it correct, and check it, I no longer can choose Paypal as payment option, which is bad, because I do not own a credit card (which also prevents me supporting products on kickstarter) and I do not really intend to get myself on.

So, how do I have to understand this sentence ? For me, it's translating like this : " When we do not reach our 2 million goal, you get your money back".

So, does that mean when I choose paypal and not click the box (because I can't for paypal), I'm paying, AND IF THEY DO NOT REACH THEIR GOAL, then what ? They keep the earned money, say thanks to all, do not produce anything and find some good use for the money instead (B&B ? Booze and Boobs ? ).

Don't get me wrong, I have high fate in Chris Roberts. But I'm not sure what will happen to my 60$ when I cannot click the box for paypal :(

Can someone here give me an inside ?
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Offline Dragon

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
At this point, it's likely it'd get used to fund the project anyway, with a more limited scope. Also, nothing stops you from mailing to Chris Roberts about it. I've replied to one of his e-mails and got a response from Ben Lesnick, there are real people sending those messages and responding to them.

 

Offline Starman01

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
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there are real people

It's exactly these people I'm a bit worried about, the mentioned one in particular
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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
On the "Pledge site", there is a button "Refund if project goal is not met". And when I translate it correct, and check it, I no longer can choose Paypal as payment option, which is bad, because I do not own a credit card (which also prevents me supporting products on kickstarter) and I do not really intend to get myself on.

You translate that correct, that's exactly what it means.

As for the Paypal thing: Amazon Payments can put a hold on the funds on your credit card without actually charging it until the thing succeeds (or order is shipped). I guess that Paypal can't, so when you pledge with Paypal the money comes out right away and to give it back they'd need to do a refund, which I guess is kind of hard or expensive?

But it'll probably succeed anyway, so I don't think it'll be a problem.

 

Offline Starman01

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I guess that Paypal can't, so when you pledge with Paypal the money comes out right away

Possible. However, that's exactly what the first Nexus2 Crowdfunding did. I donated, but the money should only be taken when the goal is met. It worked then... Maybe Paypal doesn't offer that feature anymore.

I have to think about it. Guess I will still donate, though with a bit of a bad taste in the mouth...
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Offline Topgun

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Stupid question, but I might also ask it here since quite some interest is in existence !   

I would also like to pledge this game, but I'm getting a bit cautious about a few things these day.

On the "Pledge site", there is a button "Refund if project goal is not met". And when I translate it correct, and check it, I no longer can choose Paypal as payment option, which is bad, because I do not own a credit card (which also prevents me supporting products on kickstarter) and I do not really intend to get myself on.

So, how do I have to understand this sentence ? For me, it's translating like this : " When we do not reach our 2 million goal, you get your money back".

So, does that mean when I choose paypal and not click the box (because I can't for paypal), I'm paying, AND IF THEY DO NOT REACH THEIR GOAL, then what ? They keep the earned money, say thanks to all, do not produce anything and find some good use for the money instead (B&B ? Booze and Boobs ? ).

Don't get me wrong, I have high fate in Chris Roberts. But I'm not sure what will happen to my 60$ when I cannot click the box for paypal :(

Can someone here give me an inside ?


if the goal isn't meant the game will still get made, but at a reduced level

 

Offline newman

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
if the goal isn't meant the game will still get made, but at a reduced level

Not exactly, there are several goals. The minimum one is $2 million - if they don't reach that I don't think the game is getting made at all. Every goal above that adds to the amount of things they're promising to do. However, at the current rate there's little chance they won't meet the minimum goal so it's all a bit academic :)
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Offline Luis Dias

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At this rate, they will reach 10 million.

Not that a proper game of this scale doesn't cost 5 times that.

 

Offline Vip

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I'm still baffled on how they can create such an amazing game (the graphics, exploring the ship, etc) with merely 2 million bucks... Nevertheless, I did my job and pledged $30 on Kickstarter - what kind of space-sim fan would I have to be to miss a chance of reviving my beloved genre? :P
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Offline Dark RevenantX

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
It was explained that they have a large sum of money in stock, and that the fundraising is meant to bolster the amount they raised privately.

 

Offline JGZinv

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
I did my part... 1 constellation and mini fighter coming up with electro plating.

"Admiral Zinv" doesn't sound too bad after all.
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Offline newman

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
..and they're now officially over the $2 million mark (their own crowdfunding + kickstarter).
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
Wonderful!

I expect Confed to conquer all known aggressors now.

 
Re: Robert Space Industries. From the Wing commander + sequels makers
Woah, massive amount of pessimism here. Can't believe how many, "lol good graphics =/ good game" and "Wing Commander sux" comments I'm seeing. Seems a tad pedantic.

At the least, another Chris Roberts game is going to be a fun experience on par with his previous ones. At least he's setting his goals high. It may not be the ULTIMATE space game, but it is a professional, big budget NEW space sim in what is essentially a dead genre. I would have thought people would be more excited at that prospect.

Look at the success of X-COM UFO, a successful Star Citizen could mean developers taking another look at the sim genre.

I'm not expecting folks to leap up and down like an idiot, but a little more optimism at this point may be appropriate.