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Author Topic: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander  (Read 31580 times)

Seriphyn

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http://starcitizen.robertsspaceindustries.com/

Behold, Star Citizen, a single-player and massively-multiplayer online space sim "that'll have everything that made Wing Commander, Privateer, and Freelancer great".

Crowdsourcing target is $2 million. Already past $500k, started a few days ago.

Check out this videos. One thing is full avatar control, walking around the ship, then running/climbing into your cockpit. It's all in the 11 minute video there.

Won't see this til the end of 2014 at least, but something to look forward to.
« Last Edit: 13 Oct 2012, 15:23 by Seriphyn »
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #1 on: 13 Oct 2012, 19:49 »

Well, it seems I've found our Eve replacement if CCP doesn't cough up some veteran content soon.
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #2 on: 14 Oct 2012, 01:22 »

Well, it seems I've found our Eve replacement if CCP doesn't cough up some veteran content soon.

This.
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #3 on: 14 Oct 2012, 04:59 »

Combine that with Infinity damnit  :eek:
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #4 on: 14 Oct 2012, 06:41 »

Well, it seems I've found our Eve replacement if CCP doesn't cough up some veteran content soon.

This.

I was thinking this. An actual space sim MMO. EVE isn't really...a space sim. It's just a non-standard MMO in a space setting. I also much prefer the 'space pilot' angle than the whole demigod thing.
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #5 on: 14 Oct 2012, 07:41 »

The demigod thing wasn't in the picture originally.

Player propaganda brought it into CCPs marketing which kind of skewed the whole thing...

But, hell yeah, proper space exploration and pew pew.

Been waiting for that since Elite.
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #6 on: 14 Oct 2012, 10:02 »

Looks interesting, but there is a considerable amount of skepticism around as to whether they can actually produce what they are promising. So I'll remain cautiously hopeful until I can actually see they are making what they said they would :)
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #7 on: 15 Oct 2012, 00:12 »

I donated $10,000.

What? No, I already told you, the house burnt down because I left the toaster on! Ask the insurance people!

You're the insurance people?

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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #8 on: 15 Oct 2012, 02:28 »

I will be watching this development closely and will fund when I know more about the potential output.  If all goes well, I'd hope that they have an economic system at least as complex as eve's. 

If that happens, I'd be happy to help form a market savvy core to an organised, mature backstage community effort. 
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #9 on: 15 Oct 2012, 07:44 »

Having spent a good portion of my childhood wrapped around a joystick blasting Kilrathi on my 486, reading all the Wing Commander novels, etc.....I will be watching this one closely.


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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #10 on: 15 Oct 2012, 11:42 »

The idea of a real 'space sim' MMO where you have groups of players filling different roles on a team, say gunners on your ship, flying a capital ship, flying fighter escorts, etc, all in real-time in the same environment...

fills me with such complete joy.

This is the immersive space-sim we've all been dreaming of so many years.

The technology is finally getting to the point where we can have these 'overarching' games that all inhabit the same sphere.

People flying fighters with joysticks.

'Captains' steering these slow and massive ships into positions, wwII style battleship fights

First-person boarding actions and combat

Deep space exploration

All in one.  Want so much.

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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #11 on: 16 Oct 2012, 22:20 »

My main concern with this game is that I havent been able to find any mention of the actual servers and hardware that will be powering the MMO.

Anyone seen anything addressing their ideas for that?
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #12 on: 16 Oct 2012, 23:03 »

He's looking at only 60-100 on grid at the same time, which makes this MUCH more reasonable hardware wise.

Repeat, they aren't aiming for eve-style shenanigans, more like 'directed' instanced fights where the server might pair you up with a pirate group or something if you are both flying in the same direction and force an encounter.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/10/16/star-citizens-big-influences-demons-souls-real-life/

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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #13 on: 17 Oct 2012, 00:50 »

I donated $10,000.

What? No, I already told you, the house burnt down because I left the toaster on! Ask the insurance people!

You're the insurance people?

... I'd like to call my lawyer.

I resent this unlawful accusation about the integrity of toaster kind.

It was the blender who started the fire.
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Re: Star Citizen - from the producer of Wing Commander
« Reply #14 on: 17 Oct 2012, 01:44 »

I donated $10,000.

What? No, I already told you, the house burnt down because I left the toaster on! Ask the insurance people!

You're the insurance people?

... I'd like to call my lawyer.

I resent this unlawful accusation about the integrity of toaster kind.

It was the blender who started the fire.

Don't forget the waffle iron, who provided the fuel...  :eek:

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