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It may be cheaper and it also includes some perks such as unlocking exclusive ships or phyiscal items such as blueprint schematics of the ships, meetings with the developers (rewards vary depending on the tier or package you purchase). Unfortunately, if you pledge now, the rewards are slightly smaller than when the fundraising was in motion.
I'm not sure whether the ships come as exclusive, but I know that they come with lifetime insurance (i.e if they are destroyed, you are given the ship again sans any upgrades - lifetime insurance is no longer available if you pledged after the full fundraising.). They are probably unlockable, however those larger ships and carriers look like they could take a very long time to unlock if at all.
Pledging should also give you access to alpha, beta and their community updates page.

i see - the ship insurance is interesting..

is there a place to see the looks of the available pledge ships?
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I grabbed the double pack digital with a buddy. Super mega ultra stoked for this title. From what it looks like this game is going to be nothing short of amazing!

It is pretty much everything I have wanted in a game for a long time. Between this, planetary annihilation, and project eternity I am very pleased with what crowd funding is doing to the PC game front.

Yeah! biggrin.gif

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post #153 of 459
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i see - the ship insurance is interesting..
is there a place to see the looks of the available pledge ships?

Not really sure where to view ships if you can. This was the best I could find: http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/ships-plan/
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They havn't finished the concept art for the marjority of ships but here is a lot of coccept pics for the constellation (one of the larger ships) http://www.ign.com/images/albums/constellation-images
    
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post #155 of 459
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Art/Images for all ships is not *yet* available. They have done up the RSI Constellation, however.

See this link. Also be sure to check out the Constellation Ship Brochure PDF. All ships will be done up in this manner, and in the future all will be textured when available.

The PDF just blows me away for ship detail, even un textured. It's quite amazing.

Oh, there's also the Star Citizen Ships Development Plan - which will be updated as things come along.
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post #156 of 459
this is gonna be along wait for the full version but at least if you pledge you can have access to the alpha and beta, which is still a long wait.Pledge $40 since i'm poor xD
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Yeah, a long wait. But plenty of updates from CR and crew as well as monthly Town Hall style meetings will make the time go by no problem.

What would be great is if X Rebirth launches by surprise in December/January so I/we have something to pass the time until Alpha/Beta for Star Citizen hehe.
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Ok so i am totally new to pledging/funding pc games..
I LOVED Privateer and Freelance, and am extremely excited for this game..
How does pledging work? what are the benefits from pledging (aside from helping the game develop) and simply buying the game at release?
The 'Ship Packages' you buy/pledge.., are those ships only available to those who pledge? will those who buy the game at release without pledging have access to these ships?
Thanks - i'm reading all the info on the rsi page as we speak, and plan on pledging, just want to be sure how it all works.
benefits of pledging are you get to see the game in development (certain areas of the website will only be available to backers), as well as participating in the alpha and beta. the ships are not exclusive, and will be available to everyone in-game.

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Originally Posted by end0rphine 
It may be cheaper and it also includes some perks such as unlocking exclusive ships or phyiscal items such as blueprint schematics of the ships, meetings with the developers (rewards vary depending on the tier or package you purchase). Unfortunately, if you pledge now, the rewards are slightly smaller than when the fundraising was in motion - or so I've read somewhere. There may still be some decision making on this front.
I'm not sure whether the ships come as exclusive, but I know that they come with lifetime insurance (i.e if they are destroyed, you are given the ship again sans any upgrades - lifetime insurance is no longer available if you pledged after the full fundraising.). They are probably unlockable, however those larger ships and carriers look like they could take a very long time to unlock if at all.
Pledging should also give you access to alpha, beta and their community updates page.
no ships are exclusive. perks and prices are indeed higher than they were during the initial fundraising campaign. only people who pledged during the initial campaign get lifetime ship insurance on their pledge ship; pledgers now will only have limited insurance (you can buy insurance in-game with credits).
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Keep in mind there are upgrades available, so even if you get a smaller, cheaper ship with your pledge you can still upgrade to a larger, more expensive one later. Pretty convenient if you're on the fence and waiting to see renders biggrin.gif
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