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All I hear from people I know is that Star Citizen is going to be the next big thing in gaming. I think the concept is good but I am not buying into a game until I see the finished product. I guess I am a bad gamer for not buying a game midway through development. They keep trying to talk me into buying a package but these are the same people who get excited by anything with a good sales pitch. I remember when they all preordered Diablo 3 (by the way why would someone preorder a digital download?) and remember how that turned out? I would rather wait until a game comes out before buying it. I do not buy concepts. What if you buy the $150 package and end up hating it? Walking around a hangar is not a playable version of the game in my opinion.
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Nothing wrong with waiting IMO. They need people to buy the game after it launches too.
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Being an early supporter I think it might be free to play just like sto. They got way more money then original projections
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Nothing wrong with waiting IMO. They need people to buy the game after it launches too.

this.

i doubt star citizen would turn out bad. but given the current trend of game development, you are standing on solid ground with the reasoning of wanting to wait. there is nothing wrong with waiting except loosing out on the LTI and some perks like possibly the availability of limited edition ships. if you are not comfortable with supporting a work in progress game, then it's perfectly logical to wait. don't feel like you are being sucked into buying something you aren't comfortable with just because other people said you should smile.gif
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Nothing wrong with waiting IMO. They need people to buy the game after it launches too.

I agree. This game isn't going to be released for...a couple years as I understand it ? and a LOT can happen between then and now. I've been burned on a few pre-orders in the past *cough-X Rebirth-cough* and I've looked at the pre-order ships and I don't see anything that enticing, given the amounts of money they're asking for the different packages.
If it turns out to be great after release and the general consensus is positive, then I'll go out and buy a joystick and throttle control ( You will need one to be competitive in this game) and give it a shot but 2 yrs. for a pre-order is way too long for my money.
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All I hear from people I know is that Star Citizen is going to be the next big thing in gaming. I think the concept is good but I am not buying into a game until I see the finished product. I guess I am a bad gamer for not buying a game midway through development. They keep trying to talk me into buying a package but these are the same people who get excited by anything with a good sales pitch. I remember when they all preordered Diablo 3 (by the way why would someone preorder a digital download?) and remember how that turned out? I would rather wait until a game comes out before buying it. I do not buy concepts. What if you buy the $150 package and end up hating it? Walking around a hangar is not a playable version of the game in my opinion.

So were every other game.

IMO, i wouldnt invest in the game unless theres more than just "talk"
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I took the stance ages ago that i'd hang on and wait to see stable gameplay (dogfight module at least) and if it was not terrible, i'd buy biggrin.gif
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Every game developer has great ideas. Until you can prove that you can turn your ideas into working mechanics/features I am over paying for hopes and dreams. I dont blame any of the devs for my decision to preorder but I know now more than ever that crowd funded concepts and alpha games always look good because they havent hit any developmental walls.
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I am fairly confident that this game will succeed but it will not live up to the hype that has been placed on it.

If you were to buy in, you should be fine with either the $40 Pledge or even up to a $60-100 package.

Just saying, you're crazy if you go more than $100 in this game before you see any substantial gameplay. That being said I am almost $500 in on this game. tongue.gif
 
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I am fairly confident that this game will succeed but it will not live up to the hype that has been placed on it.

If you were to buy in, you should be fine with either the $40 Pledge or even up to a $60-100 package.

Just saying, you're crazy if you go more than $100 in this game before you see any substantial gameplay. That being said I am almost $500 in on this game. tongue.gif

I think as long as you know it is a bit of a gamble then you have nothing wrong. But these idiot friends I have (just 2 and they are brothers) think that this game is going to be to space sims what Oblivion was to open world. That is a bold statement. Honestly, I hate big publishers now because there is little innovation. But I enjoy this lack of innovation a hell of a lot more than the vast majority of indie games. FTL and Terraria are the only ones I can tolerate. So this seems like a good concept. But as of right now it is a CONCEPT with a few small in game items, some hangar stuff, and some texture screenshots. For all I know the game may open with you flying into a butt and having to navigate a nebula of farts.
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