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Nice idea but the website is by Ucoz? Seriously? If you are good enough to program an app/game like this then you have to be good enough to at least make a basic website.
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Star Citizen is going to take millions of years to release all the while they will be collecting on our money. I'm starting to not like Kick Starters now... They are SO unpredictable -- What the hell are they really even doing man ? They sell us a big HOPE that the game will be good, but that's all it is.

This is a Jordan Belfort business, sell anything and make it sound way worth it.

I've donated already, about 60 bucks... I think its been pissed away... NO ONE including me can actually prove the game will be released...

Really?? They gave us dates, including when they plan to release the beta. They are releasing the second module of the release phase.

I'm very impressed what they have done, and in the timeframe they have promised. Most AAA games, take about two - three years to make. Most likely at launch, not all the stretch goals will be met at the time...but I have good faith that it will be implemented.

The time frame of three years is a good amount for the type/quality of a game this will be. I have seen some early bugs with the pre-alpha builds already being worked out...so my faith will stay high for this game.

I'm waiting patiently wink.gif
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Nah, not interested. Star citizen seems much more fascinating, in addition this is a one-man team??? Even at $250k, the quality won't beat the $43 mil (almost $44 mil) quality that Star Citizen will bring. Just my opinion though.

Looking at the gallery, it just seems to me that the pictures don't even look that great. Even just as an exploration only, I'm not impressed and I love anything about space.

Edit: my 800th post!

Yes cause money determines quality.... Take a look at call of duty rolleyes.gif

I agree that a one man team wont be spectacular.
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Nice idea but the website is by Ucoz? Seriously? If you are good enough to program an app/game like this then you have to be good enough to at least make a basic website.

web programming and game programming are different.

There is often a learning curve when going back and forth between the two. You can only specialize in one not both.
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Yes cause money determines quality.... Take a look at call of duty rolleyes.gif

I agree that a one man team wont be spectacular.

You can't compare this to COD though, they have had years of sales over Star Citizen. They have a fan base, so they can set their budget high. However you are correct in fact that budget =/= quality.
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If it ever actually gets finished, then I agree.

dogfight module has been pushed back a number of times, and it will still only have the original 3 ships at release
can't imagine any other modules getting released on time or anywhere near the dates they posted

i'm kinda annoyed with the ships and content anyway. shouldn't the universe be filled with hundreds of various types of ships for a working economy?
civilian or personal crafts, cargo & transport ships, scientific, etc. but instead they hold a "face-off" style competition? thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

not every ship in the game needs to be driveable or ownable at release, thats what ai is for.

Star Citizen NEEDS to have procedurally generated planets, as just about every other space sim on the market today is going for it/has done it.
They just have no excuse, Perlin noise has been around for decades.
/rant

OT: holy cow the gallery on their site is really impressive!



check this comparison out


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While I love the concept and I am amazed at how much work has been done, the controls need to be better, it is almost impossible to do anything properly in that game, you end up spending most of the time figuring out what speed u need to go to be able to explore a said star/planet and not fly by it.
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I'll be giving this a spin while waiting for Star Citizen.
Looks pretty amazing just being able to explore completely random Galaxy's and planets.
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I don't believe this.

As someone who loves anything about space I think Space Engine is one of the most impressive things I've ever seen. The scale is absolutely breath taking. Being able to explore absolutely anything you see is, by definition, is EPIC.

Plus, as some one who has played for HOURS it is quite fascinating some of the planets and systems one can find. Whats even more incredible is that it's physics based too! I've found a planet the other day that was half life supporting Earth like and half solid ice...why? Because only one side of the planet faced it's star.



I mean, how is finding something like this NOT awesome?

Meh...either way...opinions are opinions I guess. It's just that, everyone I've shown it too thought it was amazing...the ones that are nerds like me nearly came in their pants. I just don't see how someone can't...redface.gif

Here's some pics of just some of the things I've found:









Either way, I certainly hope this continues to get better and better. They've already added some rudimentary space ship support. Definitely need a beast PC for it (RAM disk or nice SSD highly recommended!) to run, what I would consider, well. My sig system does a pretty decent job but could definitely use some work.

But hey, what can one expect when you're processing an entire universe?

How do you make the planet's terrain look so good? Mine looks muddy and boring.
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Can't see the quality of this being very good what-so-ever.
 
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