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Huh, didn't realize that the SP expansion was free to original backers only and the collector's edition moving to $500 for veterans. Those two do suck.

But the only thing I actually see that's actually exclusionary and not otherwise obtainable is the Record Breaker skin and there is no (known) benefit to having it other than the cool kids club. tongue.gif

The SP campaign is free to all backers before June 28th (launch of the new website), but the $500 for a signed grey collector's box after December 2012 is a bit much. I qualified for both though can feel the pain of those wanting them later on. redface.gif
    
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if you can have ships without guns then you have to pay for protection to other pilots? smile.gif hmm

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if you can have ships without guns then you have to pay for protection to other pilots? smile.gif hmm

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You just have to be faster then the other weaponless ships in the area. biggrin.gif
    
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Huh, didn't realize that the SP expansion was free to original backers only and the collector's edition moving to $500 for veterans. Those two do suck.

But the only thing I actually see that's actually exclusionary and not otherwise obtainable is the Record Breaker skin and there is no (known) benefit to having it other than the cool kids club. tongue.gif

I think you might be a bit confused there, or misinformed.

what you might be thinking about is, original pledge backers, as a free bonus, get the SQ42 bonus missions disc for their early pledge. that is simply an add-on. anyone who pledges for Star Citizen gets the whole thing. its not just an online/MMO game. in fact CR himself has said he is putting a LOT of love into the SP campaign, which will play out similar to how the old Wing Commander games used to.

Star Citizen is both a single and multi player game, regardless of when you pledge. The single player campaign is called 'Squadron 42' and is basically a military tour that ties in with the multiplayer component we are all calling the PU or 'Persistent Universe', which is essentially MMO. the idea behind it is, if you complete your SQ42 Tour first, when you then enter the PU and go online, you will be granted citizen status and given a retirement payment from the military, enough to maybe buy a first ship if you havn't pledged early to secure one.

being a citizen means being able to enter certain sectors and will probably have an effect on what/where you can trade and things like that.

but CR has stated for those that just want the online experience, you can jump straight into the PU and go nuts. if you need to earn money, you can run missions with a supplied ship and earn credit so you can eventually buy your own and do whatever you want.
Edited by gtarmanrob - 6/27/13 at 4:52pm
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Update from the site, all backers through the grace period get awarded all stretch goals: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13070-A-New-Record-300i-Clarifications
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I would also like to clarify some of our existing stretch goals. The intended plan was for the “rewards” to be given only to the backers who helped achieve them. So for instance, you had to achieve the $5.5 million level to get the record breaker skin and the additional credits.

During the testing of the website, it has discovered that many backers did not understand this. Reviewing our language, we have decided it does seem ambiguous. We’ve decided that all backers who pledge before the end of the livestream grace period will receive the AMX-1 Repair Bot, Squadron 42 mission disk and 2,000 credits.

So kudos to them for doing that, as it was rather ambiguous unless you happened to stumble upon that one Google Docs spreadsheet.

And as far as some of my previously misinformed and later just irked comments may have gone, I will state for the record that while I understand how crowd funding works, that still doesn't make me a fan of it. There's enough exclusivity (notice how it means it excludes) in the real world, I don't need it in my fictional ones as well. Games should be inclusive and welcoming, not exclusive and off-putting. And as for price, I pay tops, $80 for a game. Period. And that is incredibly rare. Usually I wait for a $5 or $10 sale that includes all DLC and preorder bonuses. Blame Valve, GOG, GMG, Amazon, Humble Bundle ($1 for Steam keys, woot woot), and Indie Royale, but the value proposition of games has been severely undermined and I doubt I am the only one who has been conditioned to look askance at paying full price for a game anymore, let alone a preorder for a game that is 16 months out. In a market where waiting is winning, this will likely be my one and only crowd funded buy in.
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