- Jul 13, 2018
- Reaction score
September 2013 they made 2 polls if people want an increase of the scope from its original. The overwhelming majority voted for it, so that's that. It has little to do with the original crowdfunding.It’s taken scope creep to a never seen before level. I spotted the other day you can buy an in game package for $27,000...For WMD returns that makes sense but not just for ships in a game, that’s insane!
The 27'000 dollar package is only all ships together (I think some of them you will have twice in that package, not sure on that) and was requested by people which "invested" a lot of money in it already (we call them whales).
You also have no advantage of having so many ships (generally you only have a slight advantage if you buy a ship with real money (given you got one of the started ships), cause you will be able to relatively quickly achieve a bigger ship ingame, especially if you play with friends ; its not pay to win!).
So basically those who buy it just want to support the devs or are those guys that resell them on the greymarket. You are not forced nor do you need to buy it. I don't see any problem here, everyone can do with the money whatever he legally wants to.
I completely disagree. For me the project is just time wise nowhere near as promised, but Chris Roberts learned from that and now gives out no more dates.but as a project it’s way off the rails.
If you take account the rescoping and restructuring of the studios, the project is for around 4 years into the making. Approx. H1 2019 we will see the first star system complete.
For the tech and scope its a fair amount of time - given that this has never been done before (incl. tech) and that some bigger titles took around 7 years aswell (with established studios and resources, this here is purely crowdfunded).