I did post them, you went through the effort of quoting my post but you didn't even look at my link to Companies House.
You are right, I will just go back to not being an Accountant, and just an observant businessman. I will leave the hard math to my wife, who is an Accountant.
Yep, of course, everyone on the internet knows better.
Keep chasing the carrot. But, again, that is just my totally non-Accountant opinion, and is only based on years of business experience.
Keep chasing the carrot? Did you even read my post that you're quoting? I've put a tiny amount of money into Star Citizen, and would never put any more into it, because it's just a donation and I realise there's a good chance Star Citizen is not going to be what it claims it's going to be.
You are right, it is simple; you aren't 'donating' anything to them, they are literally trying to sell a product. Calling it a donation isn't going to change the fact that they have been completely irresponsible with their funding, and are literally running on money generated by making more promises of content.
For a self proclaimed business man it's odd you don't seem to understand the concept of donations. The donations are funding development. They are in fact developing the game with the fact they have 3/4 studios and 300+ employees. You don't get to tell CIG how to spend their development fund, that's for them to manage. But obviously you can have whatever opinion you want about it though and sit there and claim they're mismanaging/being irresponsible with their funds, go wild.
No one is getting upset here, but you. A person makes a very valid point, and you come running waving the finger yelling "But, but, but....donations....and they are good!"
Nope, I'm not getting upset, again your reading comprehension skills are failing you.
As I've said for the 4th time, I've only put a tiny amount of money into it. I think it would be a cool game, but I also have no expectations. I've got more than my (small) amount of moneys worth I've put into the game as I've played a lot of it, if it fails then fine. I have no emotional (or financial) ties to the game. But I also don't sit here getting a boner over criticizing Star Citizen.
I don't think donations are good, I never said that. I've specifically said I've not put any real money into it due to my previously mentioned points.
I really feel like there's no point me replying due to the fact you're just going to come back into this thread and be like "yeah, but I'm a business man so I know best. Also my wife is an accountant, you're just upset!". You really sound like the kid in school who claims he got the new Halo game 10 months early because his uncle works at Microsoft.
Regardless, you're not going to read a single word of anything I've typed and you're just going to reply to it in whatever fashion that gets your keyboard-warrior-erection the hardest.
Just to reiterate my stance for anyone who can't be bothered to read:
1. I've put a tiny amount of money into Star Citizen, just the base £35. I've already played 15ish hours.
2. Of course I think there's a chance Star Citizen will flop.
3. The only financials we have access to is their UK studios companies house reports, the figures of which are very healthy. Indicative of the rest of their operations? Who knows. But at the same time, no one can say otherwise, we have no proof that that. The only financial proof we have is positive.
4. I think Star Citizen should have stopped accepting donation money a long time ago, and only offer the base game at a reduced rate pre-order. CIG aren't going to do that though because people keep giving them money.
5. I don't see how people can go around saying "Star Citizen have mismanaged their money/been irresponsible/*insert financial based claim here which no one can verify*. Don't give them money!"
At the same time I would not go around saying "Give Star Citizen money!"
Edited by Cyph3r - 7/18/16 at 12:36am