Star Citizen has refunded over 1,200 backers

    
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Are you dissatisfied with Cloud Imperium’s progress on crowdfunded space sim sandbox Star Citizen? You might be able to get your pledge refunded, according to a report published by Polygon. A CIG spokesperson told the website that 1,269 refunds have been given to backers thus far, though CEO Chris Roberts also pointed out that the firm is “under no legal obligation” to issue refunds.

“If there are cases where people are really upset, or facing personal hardships, on a case by case basis we take a look and we refund,” Roberts explained.

Star Citizen’s website currently lists over 965,000 backers and over $87.5 million in funding.

Source: Polygon
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Thornz Bannex19 The more successful something is  the more people try to tear it down unfortunately it seems to be human nature.

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TheChiefTurtle rioinsignia It’s still news they can’t just ignore it since it affects the game, just because you don’t like the message don’t kill the messenger.

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JesLyck JakeDunnegan Vikingr That’s actually a fair point, JesLyck  and one not often mentioned. There sure seemed a LOT done by the time CR did that video that was so darn engaging. (Again, not slamming CR or SC here.. just admitting how nice the video looked! ;) )
And FWIW, I think a lot of people create something of a straw man argument when they talk about other games taking 5 or 10 years to make, or whatever. I don’t usually see people say that the game should be released next Tuesday, when they’re responding how WoW took 5 years. Who’s claiming that? 
I just think there’s a lot of hyperbole on both sides of this equation. (I’m on the SC Fanboy side, btw. I’ve dropped an embarrassing amount of money on the game so far, so, my hope is for CR to knock it out of the park so that I look like a genius and not a fool. ;) Sides, (and more importantly) I want a frickin awesome game to play!!)

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kgptzac ApathyCurve 
That may so be, but the issue here is not about saving money its about time and peoples expectations.
Most of those complaining about it are not interested in a refund, they just don’t have the patience to wait for the game to actually be done and pretty much demand the developers finish things in the time they want or expect it to take to finish things, regardless of whether its even possible or not.
They will whine and complain the second there is any kind of delay and blow it out of proportion.
Its like they think the developers can just magically manifest things on demand.

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ApathyCurve It’s also a virtue to save money.  To many who aren’t believers to the personality cult, I think it’s perfectly logical to get a refund and wait for the actual game to ship and buy it then.

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Sinaptic Thornz I know that question wasn’t directed at me per se but I’ll answer.  That depends on what you quantify as development.  Because if you define it as any work towards the finished product, 2011 would be the start because he developed the tech demo and trailer for GDC announcement.  Now beyond that, principle development probably didn’t start until after Nov 2012 and during that time CIG was building a company too.

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rioinsignia Kataq The spin is you saying I said I claimed to do something when I absolutely didn’t and then inferring some sort of deception on my part.

I also said that a refund is a sign of discontent, no more. You are inferring that I claimed there is general discontent with SC which is again absolutely false.

I am and have acted in a very positive manner towards SC as while I haven’t backed I will be buying the game at release.

Your comments are entirely disingenuous. Bordering on trolling. Grow up and stop picking fights with me.

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Cotic_OP peyo01 
and to be fair after the what 650-750 mark they opened up accounts that you could get an account without buying a package.
It has been a while but the vast majority other than alts are buying accounts.

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Bannex19 
I hope so too but so far everything I have seen doesnt point in that direction.

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Thornz Sinaptic 
you seem to be lost for some reason. But let me help you.
I want this game to succeed – YES I do.
Do I want this to be the best space sim? YES I do.
Do I have considerable funds in the game? YES I do.
Do I believe everything CR says? No I dont
Do I think there are issues in SC and how CR does things? Yes I do
But according to a small group of people who dont and wont let others have an opinion that differs from theirs that only their opinion counts? 
Why is it? Why is it they must comment and bully every thing? 

You do realize it is ok for people to like/not like the game and say so right? But you dont see me replying to everyone that does like do you? That would make me what?

Why would I discredit CIG? I only ask question and make my observations known of how I see things going on.
But again I am not allowed to have that am I?