Le mec avait UN PEU craqué côté budget. (et une baleine de plus qui se barre, une !)
I have finally decided that I am done with this game. As of now, four years in, this community still gets by on wishes, rainbows, and fairy dust. This “game” only exists in our minds as we envision swooping over a planet in our massive idrisses and picture epic corridor to corridor gunfights, capital ships blasting away at each other with swarms of fighters buzzing in between and engineers making emergency repairs.
All of that is our imagination at work. Look at what we actually have. A bunch of small tech demos that still break frequently and haven’t been significantly advanced in over a year. We have a substandard FPS module that, while a great first attempt, is not indicative of mechanics that should be pretty much wrapped up at this point for the single player game. Some of the wins that have been celebrated are tiny. Glass that breaks? Flashy glowing pickup icons in arena commander? Wow, color me impressed!
The ship sales have led to bait and switch after bait and switch as ships are nerfed or redesigned before they ever come out. We have marketing tactics that would make EA’ blush with embarrassment and we’ve had some of the worst live streams I have ever seen over the past few months. We have what is basically hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of DLC ships that are going to jack up game balance to all hell when this thing finally comes out.
At this point, who knows if SQ42 even exists? Why is it so difficult to show us the game? 4 years into development the project shouldn’t even remotely feel like it may be a sham but this game continues to have an off putting stink to it. When delays happen for the PU it’s because they were working on SQ42, when they happen for SQ42 it’s because of the PU.
I hope that this game winds up being great but I think it’s a pipe dream. For everyone here who pumped at least a thousand dollars into this dream I hope it comes out and you feel like you’ve gotten your money’s worth but I’m done with this sham.