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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #645 on: September 21, 2022, 05:12:41 PM »
I've spent over $1,000 over 8 years, or so.  \m/

That leaves me speechless.   :o

Why?
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #646 on: September 21, 2022, 05:44:42 PM »
$1000 on a game that is still in alpha and may never see the light of day in anything like what has been promised.  I guess if you look at it as a little over $100 per year it's not so bad.  But is there enough gameplay to make it worth even that?  That would be enough to get a triple A game or two every year with money left over for beer and pretzels.
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #647 on: September 21, 2022, 06:43:14 PM »
$1000 on a game that is still in alpha and may never see the light of day in anything like what has been promised.  I guess if you look at it as a little over $100 per year it's not so bad.  But is there enough gameplay to make it worth even that?  That would be enough to get a triple A game or two every year with money left over for beer and pretzels.

Yes. There is absolutely enough content to make it worth that...you should try it before you knock it.
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #648 on: September 21, 2022, 07:16:38 PM »
$1000 on a game that is still in alpha and may never see the light of day in anything like what has been promised.  I guess if you look at it as a little over $100 per year it's not so bad.  But is there enough gameplay to make it worth even that?  That would be enough to get a triple A game or two every year with money left over for beer and pretzels.

Yes. There is absolutely enough content to make it worth that...you should try it before you knock it.
Good point Jar. Usually I would not agree with the "try it before you knock it" trope. But when it comes to star citizen they have so many free weekends where people can try it and form a well informed opinion.
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #649 on: September 21, 2022, 07:38:23 PM »
$1000 on a game that is still in alpha and may never see the light of day in anything like what has been promised.  I guess if you look at it as a little over $100 per year it's not so bad.  But is there enough gameplay to make it worth even that?  That would be enough to get a triple A game or two every year with money left over for beer and pretzels.

Yes. There is absolutely enough content to make it worth that...you should try it before you knock it.
Good point Jar. Usually I would not agree with the "try it before you knock it" trope. But when it comes to star citizen they have so many free weekends where people can try it and form a well informed opinion.

That, and he already has a starter package. Use it!
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #650 on: September 21, 2022, 10:25:39 PM »
Like I've said many times, star citizen has redefined game development.  People pay / pledge and play as the game is being built.  It's like when people couldn't wrap their heads around digital media vs owning a physical disc, now digital is the norm.

I've accepted the star citizen model, as it's not much different than dcs, I'm quiet used to it.  And like DCS, this is a never-ending franchise they will just keep adding and building.  5 years from now we may get to beta and then the engine gets rebuilt for Vulcan....This thing will never be done in the linear way of thinking and I'm good with that, I'll be playing away and enjoying every minute of it.

As far as the price, Jar is not far off.  If you tally all the planes i've bought in dcs or all the worthless junk I buy off steam, 1000 bucks for 8 years of star citizen gameplay isn't that insane, It's just relative to tastes. 

The press Star Citizen gets with every monetary milestone cracks me up, it reminds me of all the haterade of the F35 project.....OH, the travisty....the most expensive weapon procurement in history.....does it even fly....
The headlines would just crack me up, and now the F35 is out in the world, do some research from the pilots who fly it....they say it is absolutely worth every penny.
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #651 on: September 22, 2022, 04:25:21 AM »
$1000 on a game that is still in alpha and may never see the light of day in anything like what has been promised.  I guess if you look at it as a little over $100 per year it's not so bad.  But is there enough gameplay to make it worth even that?  That would be enough to get a triple A game or two every year with money left over for beer and pretzels.

Yes. There is absolutely enough content to make it worth that...you should try it before you knock it.

I wasn't knocking the game which is why I asked about gameplay as a question.  Sorry it came across that way.  It just seems to me for $500M+ there should be about 5 fully developed games by now instead of one game still in alpha.
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #652 on: September 22, 2022, 11:59:56 AM »
do some research from the pilots who fly it....they say it is absolutely worth every penny.

Lol! Thatís an odd comparison. Of course the pilots say that! They fly the most shiny toy in the arsenal and it doesnt cost them a penny!
My company is changing over from 737NG to A321neoís. I think its cool to fly the new kid on the block with the size of a 757. New cockpit philosophy, new challenges to overcome in training. Morale boosting stuff for me personally, but I donít have to pay for the crates. If I did need to I would surely lament the absurd costs of swapping a whole fleet of perfectly usable aircraft for new shiny toys.
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #653 on: September 22, 2022, 08:29:09 PM »
Yeah, you should read more about the F35, it's more than just the shinney new toy.  The Marines were the first to get them, then showed up to red flag and set kill records.  Air forces tactics have changed in a sense that the SA is so good in the F35, they almost seem like forward awacs directing the battle as much as killing stuff.

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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #654 on: September 23, 2022, 12:58:13 PM »
Well, you make assumptions about my knowledge of the actual plane. It was not the point of my post at all, but I digress. Maybe I worded it awkwardly. Maybe I stepped on your manly appendices.
At any rate I was having an honest laugh about it. Funny comparison was all.  :nerd:
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #655 on: September 23, 2022, 01:16:16 PM »
Maybe I stepped on your manly appendices.
I love spellcheck!  My brain is having trouble picturing this (which I would never have tried without spellcheck).

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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #656 on: September 23, 2022, 01:42:16 PM »
Lan gauge, languge, lan.. using words is fun!  ;D :D
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Re: Star Citizen
« Reply #657 on: September 23, 2022, 02:35:40 PM »
Iím just happy to see Yskonyn :bd:
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