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Hi everyone,

I'll admit it's been a long time since I've played Freespace (and really Freespace 2). It seems like it's been one in a long list of space flight sim games that started with Wing Commander on my 386 back in the day (with real VGA graphics!). From X-wing and Wing Commander to Freelancer and the X-series and Freespace, these games have always drawn me in.

I'm sure it's old news but I thought I would mention "Star Citizen", because it is beautiful and just getting started.  The game is still in Alpha, but it is very playable as an alpha (occasional clipping issues aside), and it's constantly updating.  This week they are doing a "play for free" thing which I thought I would advertise since... you know... free. But I've also included my discount code - if you like what you see and buy the game my code gives you a bit of starting cash as an extra bonus (and full disclosure it gets me some recruitment points which gives me pointless chotskies).

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/fly-now

If you decide you want to buy in (and get some of the early adopter benefits), if you use the referral code: STAR-KVZY-HZTQ you get a free $5.00 worth of in-game credit.

If you'd like to check out some of the art, gameplay, advertisements (or you are a fan of Top Gear), check out the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SpsjUHj_II

 

Offline The E

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We already have several threads dedicated to SC and its various antics; the most active one is here. Be warned though, there is currently a lot of skepticism surrounding the project around these parts.

(For example, saying that a project that started in 2012 "is just getting started" 2 years after its first projected release date is ... questionable, to say the least)
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Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
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Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Spoon

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PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARP
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Spoon

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I think you are a loving stupid shill if your first post on a forum contains a referral link and is basically just advertisment for your cult dream game.
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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P.S.
Star citizen is a .jpeg buying scam
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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I'm sure it's old news but I thought I would mention "Star Citizen", because it is beautiful and just getting started.  The game is still in Alpha, but it is very playable as an alpha
117 million dollar
4 years in alpha
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Spoon

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Let me just watch the great man himself play the game and have him restore all of my faith in this wonderful product.


Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Spoon

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I like to think of this gif as the development of duke nukem forever

But it goes so wonderfully with the development of star citizen too.
Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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You don't need to inflate your post count like CIG inflates its product. It sets a bad example for everyone.

 

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I know a good chant to make citizenshills run away: Derek Smart

Urutorahappī!!

[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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I would be careful. Posts that aren't super-critical of Star Citizen can end up mocked, screenshotted, and posted to Something Awful. Given their rather liberal view on doxxing and online intimidation tactics, things could end badly for you.
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I made $300 buying and reselling .jpgs and that money provided me with plenty of enjoyment, which is more than I can say for any other game! So Star Citizen is the best in my book. Very engaging and realistic economy.

 

Offline 666maslo666

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>One of the most complex games ever envisioned
>hurr durr why is it not complete and bug free after 3.5 years of development durrr

As I said before, end of 2017 is really the earliest you can truly judge the game. Compare with MA Andromeda which is in development since 2012 and release date is in 2017.

Anyway, next big patch is 2.7 which should come around the end of the year and have a procedural planet you can land on.

pls post this to SA forums to laugh at, too. It would be an honor to be so grossly displayed over there
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And as we've pointed out multiple times, if it's going to take that long, and they knew it was going to take that long, why did they lie so many times about the release date?
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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And why does Chris Roberts think that it is good form to throw his developers under a bus in a public demo? Why is CIG always scrambling to adjust their Terms of Service in response to the goons when (according to CIG) everything is fine? Why does CIG spend time and money setting up sales for ships that do not have clearly defined gameplay roles? Why are they still accepting funding, when according to their own statements they have (proportionally) more money available than any other game on the planet?
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
--Devin Townsend, Genesis

 
And as we've pointed out multiple times, if it's going to take that long, and they knew it was going to take that long, why did they lie so many times about the release date?

This is a new one for me: I don't recall an actual Release Date(tm) for the whole full thing. I do recall release dates for smaller things, and those smaller things are released now.

I don't follow Star Citizen's development simply because the whole thing is just one big drama spin right now (see also, spoon's post in this thread), so please excuse my ignorance, but, well... Lying about release dates? You sure it's not just yet another glorious overestimation as these things always are?

  

Offline Luis Dias

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Nope, they lied. Everyone "lies" about release dates (i.e., they are always more optimistic than reality), but this is beyond that level by now. This was supposedly to be released by late 2014. Not "smaller things", but the game. The game. The game.

MA Andromeda never asked money 6 years in advance from fans.
MA Andromeda never promised a late 2014 release date.
MA Andromeda never did the ridiculous amount of marketing that SC did. Actually, they barely did any marketing at all (what, 3, 4 short youtube clips?).
MA Andromeda will likely actually be released by the promised date or, if not, 6 months later (like ME3).
MA Andromeda will likely be a good game.

Last, if not least, if you really want to play Star Citizen, I fully recommend playing this version of it: