Using public threads to denigrate StarCitizen is not the way to go. If anything you should be using StarCitizen as a Segway to help further goals in Battlescape. Personally I have donated over $6,000 to StarCitizen. I have donated $250 to Battlescape. Say what you will but I have always loved space games and they have been off the market for a very long time. I would not have backed the StarCitizen for the amount that I did if I thought it was going to fail. I would not have backed Battlescape if I believed it is going to fail. Back on point. I personally know several people that are refusing to back this game because of the rhetoric. Haters are going to hate and lovers of space game are going to invest. Do not push them away.
Hi BadMan, welcome to the forums!
I don’t know of any one who is intentionally trolling your forums from here. I’m sorry that it happens because that’s not fun for anyone. I completely agree that all space games are great and there’s room for all of them. Thanks for the pledge and I look forward to seeing you on the dev forums once the game is funded
Still in the process of learning how these forums work. But I must say I do enjoy the excitement that I see here about the game. I would like to thank you for bringing back a genre that I love.
If you have names, name 'em so we can shame em. There is way more than enough room for every space game in development. The best way to be seen as myopic and petty is to try (and fail) to bring yourself up by putting others down.
Yeah is there like a particular thread on there? I’ve never been on the Star Citizen forums or heard about this.
It could just be some people who want to hate on Star Citizen and are latching onto I:B to use as an outlet.
Do you have the URL of the thread? Is it here, or on another forum?
I see a whole lot of spice in this article.
I think this should be the last that I post on this topic. I came here to offer solutions not problems. I want both games to be successful.
I thought that was pretty tame. If people can’t handle critical evaluations of that level, it’s not really the fault of the devs, though there’s always room for better PR.
As long as nobody retweets derek smart on an idiotic social media platform where its incredibly easy to take things out of context, there’s really no problem.
That’s… a really tame opinion piece from a while ago.
Ah I see the context now. That is Flavien’s blog. Those comments are from early in the year when, from my point of view, everyone was still getting used to all these space games coming out with different content.
Where you see tame and a lot of people see flame and the first thing you do is defend the article. Now this definitely will be the last thing that I post on this subject. I did not come here to make enemies.
This is probably a good time to quote the opening paragraph of Flavien’s blog post:
Writing an article about other space games is a tricky exercise. Especially when you’re an indy developer with an history such as ours, labelled as vaporware by many. What is the limit between honest feedback as a gamer and criticism as a fellow developer ? I’m pretty sure a lot of people are going to flag this article as arrogance or negative criticism, when in reality I just want to share my thoughts about what other space games have been doing / heading to.
We can’t control what individual people infer as they read things, and if you perceive all concerns and criticism as ‘trolling’ then you’re a colossal fanboy who has lost all perspective, who really needs to take a step back and realise that its just a game. I don’t think anybody is interested in walking around on eggshells to avoid offending people that will be offended no matter what you say. Life is too short for that.
People are going to have their opinions, and people are going to express their concerns. The article you linked to only expressed some (pretty valid) concerns with not just Star Citizen, but with other titles in the genre, and it did so in a in a very reasonable and reserved manner.
There’s no need to use such wording, we’re just discussing things here. Please try to keep things polite?
Flavien pledged support to both ED and SC. And not far into that outdated article, he invites comments to correct where he’s wrong. So even the worst criticism that follows is tempered by those two things. That’s not trolling.
Its okay I kind of enjoy the colossal fanboy part. I hope to feel that way about this game. Just think about my discussion that I brought up as concerns. Relevant concerns. Maybe I should not bring up. Flaming on others to make one’s own game feel important. It’s too easy to point fingers. I’m just trying to say let’s not do that. I’m not part of a ED. But who knows how many sales were lost because of that article? Just my personal opinion. And maybe positively absolutely this will be the last time I respond to this.
All three games obviously have their pros and cons. They each have a very different scope and are not really comparable in my opinion. Obviously Battlescape will not even come close to Star Citizens ambitious scope and amount of content, but it will certainly blow it out of the water on large multiplayer battles, and vastness and scale of terrain.
I certainly plan on buying SC once it releases, and I already have E:D (Elite Dangerous, not erectile dysfunction).
I backed StarCitizen, I backed Elite, I backed Infinity and I would have backed No man’s sky. Just because this segment of the market needs our support. Each of these games have their place, they have their own spirit and atmosphere, none is alike. It is difficult to me to compare them just because they are space games.
However they all share one thing. They started from nothing and against all odds. And all we should wish them is success and recognition for their hard work.