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I wonder if they've disappeared from the development offices as well as off the net. When the mess first started the guy was promising all sorts of things to be added at a later date but I wonder now if the backlash has been bad enough that they're just washing their hands of the situation and walking away.

I do notice the price is still AAA level. Boggles the mind.
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I wonder if they've disappeared from the development offices as well as off the net. When the mess first started the guy was promising all sorts of things to be added at a later date but I wonder now if the backlash has been bad enough that they're just washing their hands of the situation and walking away.

I do notice the price is still AAA level. Boggles the mind.

That is very telling. From that last line, one can infer the devs weren't concerned with making a good game at all: they just wanted a quick buck.
post #33 of 48
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That is very telling. From that last line, one can infer the devs weren't concerned with making a good game at all: they just wanted a quick buck.

They probably did care but only to a point.

I bet what happened is that they planned for all this stuff to be in at launch then complications kept happening to the point where they had 1 of 2 scenarios: 1) they delayed even further and potentially need to file for bankruptcy or release the game and deal with the aftermath of not having 1/2 of what was advertised.
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They probably did care but only to a point.

I bet what happened is that they planned for all this stuff to be in at launch then complications kept happening to the point where they had 1 of 2 scenarios: 1) they delayed even further and potentially need to file for bankruptcy or release the game and deal with the aftermath of not having 1/2 of what was advertised.

Would love to see their financial history in that regard.
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Your title is missing a "d" for the word Standards. At first I was saying to myself what the hell is Standars.... Of course I figured it out right away once i clicked it. Just letting you know just in case you wanted to edit it.

post #36 of 48
I never took it further, and just wrote it off as a bad purchase, but I felt posting this would if anything just be relevant and interesting as to the scope of it if "the ASA has contacted both Hello Games and Valve and asked them to respond to a raft of questions relating to No Man's Sky advertisements."

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I never took it further, and just wrote it off as a bad purchase, but I felt posting this would if anything just be relevant and interesting as to the scope of it if "the ASA has contacted both Hello Games and Valve and asked them to respond to a raft of questions relating to No Man's Sky advertisements."

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Wow. Not very pleased on how Steam Support told you to F off. Not even politely, just not in such vulgarity.
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I never took it further, and just wrote it off as a bad purchase, but I felt posting this would if anything just be relevant and interesting as to the scope of it if "the ASA has contacted both Hello Games and Valve and asked them to respond to a raft of questions relating to No Man's Sky advertisements."

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Is it just me or can anyone else even read that. It seems like a lot of embedded images are too low resolution for me to ever read on my 24 inch 1080 monitors. I have no idea waht that picture says.
 
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Is it just me or can anyone else even read that. It seems like a lot of embedded images are too low resolution for me to ever read on my 24 inch 1080 monitors. I have no idea waht that picture says.

Click the image and it will open on the picture viewer. On the bottom right corner is a link to the original image. click that.
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Wow. Not very pleased on how Steam Support told you to F off. Not even politely, just not in such vulgarity.

No offense to OP, but I think the way they handled it was perfectly fine and as good as it can get. You can't expect a personalized response to all the people complaining about the game.
Also, at the end of the day, I don't think it was advertised as a multiplayer game, infact I think it was advertised as single-player.

Steam has a policy, they are going to stick to it. I think it's nice that they offer refunds the way they do (I've refunded a few games with a few clicks and no interaction with a human whatsoever - it's perfect).

OP got [B]30 Hours[/B] of game play out of it. Personally I think this is a very long time to realize the game is not what you paid for (there are very few games that I have played for more than 30 hours in my entire life), you've pretty much gotten your money's worth of game time ($60 for 30 hours, $2/hour of entertainment .... that's far far cheaper than going to watch a movie at the cinemas or other comparable entertainment).

Sorry OP, I think you were treated perfectly fairly by Steam.

No Man's Sky was a very bungled release, but probably is pretty much what is to be expected for a game like this.

People are expecting a universe with 15quintillion planets that acts exactly like we expect it to, but it just isn't possible. Top scientists don't have a formula for how everything is the way it is, so why would a game creator be able to simulate it? If a game creator managed to replicate a working universe with all planets rotating and space junk colliding and AI having space battles that you could join in and all the other stuff people are expecting, they would become the greatest scientific mind of the modern age, proving theories like the one where we are most likely living in a simulation, finally coming up with the theory of everything and basically turn our whole understanding of reality on it's head.

edit: Also with people not finding enough variation with planets, minerals, and the animals and plants (flora and fauna) found on the planets. How much variation do people think there is going to be. If you are expecting to find dinosaur-like animals on a planet, imagine what your chances of finding them are in 15quintillion planets, probably not 1million in 15quintillion or less. You could possibly play the game all your life and never find a planet with anything interesting on it... which is what the game was designed to be...
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