Star Citizen tops one million accounts, rewards its community

There’s no doubt that Star Citizen has a legion of followers, as RSI announced that it has reached its one millionth account (or “citizen”).

“If there was ever a milestone that deserved a letter to the community it was this,” Chris Roberts posted. “When I first started on this adventure I would have never dreamed that we would ever this many people and this much support in building Star Citizen. It’s amazing to have a community and team that believe so fervently in what is being built… Say it loud: PC games are back, space combat games are back… we are making Star Citizen possible!”

To reward the community for its participation and support, the studio is eliminating paid passes for alpha access, allowing any and all backers to jump into pre-release modules as they come out. Those who had purchased an alpha access package or Arena Commander pass will also receive in-game currency as a thank-you.

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Vikingr
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Wayshuba 
I didn’t say the space was free, I commented on your mentioning the Concorde as a prop. You are wrong, it wasn’t a prop, and it didn’t cost a dime.

So you have your facts wrong.

This is the second time I say the exact same thing and it bores me.

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GoJammit Wayshuba JohnT_NC The concord is always there. It’s a show piece to incentive for groups to rent that space out.

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Wayshuba Vikingr Actually doing a modicum of research shows that the Concorde is just part of the convention center, and there for likely very reasonable as far as other convention centers are. You’re really barking up the wrong tree. I understand you have a need to tear down something, but maybe you could find something that is actually valid.

GoJammit
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Wayshuba JohnT_NC Promotion is money spent on the game. Unless you are going to tell me the convention cost more that the two million they broughtin over the weekend, you’re kinda out of bounds.
But you have brought up something I am curious about and I think it may touch on the confusion between you and Viking. This conventions ceter, I know nothing about it. Is that Concorde always there asa show piece, or was it bought in special? There may also be an issue of where the money came from. While personally I don’t care if it was subscriber money or crowdfunding, I’d be interested to know. People on the forum seem to think it was from subs.

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Wayshuba Vikingr Listen numbnuts if you actually did some research you’d find that the event was paid for by the attendees. As for swag – hardly expensive stuff, some nicnacs and a poster.
If you’d like to present your “evidence” for development funds being used – we’re all waiting with baited breath….

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Wayshuba

Armsman Just a clarification. Roberts left Digital Anvil in 2000. Freelancer released in 2003.
The buy out by Microsoft was not a good thing. They were a major investor in DA and, after CR continually pushing the latest, greatest space sim ever and blowing through millions of dollars to produce nothing more than flashy demos, Microsoft pushed acquisition, CR left (was told he could go or be fired), and MS picked up the pieces and released a game three years later.

People seem to miss that since his WC days 20 years ago, when he WORKED for Origin and had bosses managing products to make sure a product was delivered he has not had a single major success over the last 20 years. I would be more concerned with what he has done in the 20 years prior to CiG than what he once did 20 years ago.

But here, read the following an substitute Star Citizen for where Freelancer appears (http://www.ign.com/articles/2003/01/07/freely-lancing?page=1) and tell me how confident people should be in CR when this story has played out before. Last time he had a major corporate investor that took the reins away from him after having developed NOTHING. This time he has a bunch of crowd funders that actually think he will deliver something.

This is playing out EXACTLY like Freelancer did. Not a good thing at all.

Wayshuba
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Vikingr Wayshuba So you actually believe that the space he rented for CitiCon was free??? You really think they give access to that space all free of charge???

Considering I have managed events like this for over 17 years, I am well aware that what I said has the facts straight.

Keep living in denial.

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DahkohtLewin I completely disagree with you. It s just a simple fact that no studio wanted to make a game like this for years those of us who want a game like this are finally getting it. People have a choice to back the project anyway they see fit. The only cool aid I see are from folks who make comments and don’t play the actual game such as most of the comments in terms of sci fi games. It takes a long time to make graphics at this quality level. I used to do the same thing as you until I started messing around making my own game with the UDK tools – its not that easy.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

Not nearly the first time I heard it.

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GoJammit

ESO