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Old 08-09-2017, 09:27 AM   #781
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As someone who's followed the game closely for 5 (loool) years now, I'll throw CIG a bone and posit that there actually wasn't really much feature creep or scope expansion relative to what the initial pitch was.

In reality, I just don't think Chris Roberts et al really understood what was required to pull off the game they had officially announced. I mean, nothing that's part of the what the game is supposed to be now is outside what they envisioned during the Kickstarter campaign. Even back in 2012 they were saying it would take 5-6 years to make a game of that size, but they've just made a whole boatload of poor, dumb, and greedy decisions since then that have ballooned development time and soured the community (outside of the general core of True Believers).

That said, I sold 3/5 of my ships when the grey market peaked in 2014, so I'm in the black and just waiting to see if I might get to play this in 2019 or something.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:47 AM   #782
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I give you all kinds of credit, at least you found a way to kind of hedge your bets, I know a lot of people that have gone from optimistic to jaded to outright anger who have spent a bunch of money on ships, and now they're just raggedly determined to take their losses.

But a lot of those guys are now at the point also where they've spent so much money that they're going to nit pick everything on the game when and if it gets finished and then really grouse if its not a 10 year gaming adventure.

I mean the only game that I've long term invested in is SWTOR and I was one of the original sign ups that went through the beta testing, and I still feel that I get pretty good value to it because the game has evolved and changed and had a lot of content added to it. I'm still at the point where I log in a couple of times a week, whether its to run flashpoints or play new story content, or just craft some boxes so I can furnish my new Strong hold on Manaan.

I've played all 8 character types, and some stories multiple times using different approaches.

But at the same time, at some point I know I'm probably going to stop paying for the game becasue it will inevitably become a challengless game

(right now my agent because of level balancing is nearly unkillable and wipes out gold enemies with 1 backstab and three slashes.
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