Star Citizen threatened with class-action lawsuit

    
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Internet Warlord Derek Smart is at it again: This morning, the dev behind Alganon and Line of Defense ramped up his crusade against Star Citizen and Chris Roberts with a demand letter from his attorneys and the threat of a class-action lawsuit.

“I have decided to make good on previous statements calling for accountability,” he writes. “Aside from the FTC guidelines on crowd-funding, as well as actions they have taken against companies that seek to defraud consumers, and because I have reasons to believe that this entire project now borders on consumer fraud, regardless of the risks to myself, my family etc or the amount of aggravation (attacking the messenger is an exercise in futility) that this is no doubt going to cause me, I am going to continue fighting this, while working with the Federal authorities, including the FBI, to get to the bottom of what is going on with this project and where backer money is going.”

To that end, Smart claims he’s instructed his attorneys — this batch at De La Peña & Holiday, LLP — to deliver a “demand letter” to RSI, one that requests “complete forensic accounting” paid for by Smart, a completion date for Star Citizen, and a refund for all who request it.

Smart, however, says he expects no compliance. “As all previous calls for accountability have failed, we don’t expect RSI to co-operate (hence the need to contact the Federal authorities), with us,” he writes. “Which means that the next steps, depending on how they respond to the letter, would be for a class-action lawsuit (already in various stages of preparation), to move forward and be immediately filed.”

Last week, Smart penned a post stating that “comparison [between Line of Defense and Star Citizen] is futile,” in which he then went on to compare the two feature for feature, unsurprisingly finding Star Citizen wanting.

Source: Smart’s blog. Thanks, Rio.
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Just for the fun. 2d December 2015: 
SC have reached  1.062.000 backers and 99.555.000 M$.  Baby PU through AC 2 is released on PTU for stress test (multiplayer ships, missions), Citizencon proved that SC is strong and alive, CIG gathered 5 M$ in just two weeks for 3 years anniversary.. Meanwhile all attacks from the Florida Troll flop, all of them without exception :)  Long life to SC and his great community.

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brievolz84 DavidRennie mauzao9 breetoplay dsmart3000ad Well I suppose there’s no difference between the standard deffinition of a White Knight and a Troll. The only thing I suppose is that a Troll usually doesn’t have a defined allegiance, whereas a White Knight will defend something, regardless of any actual proof that their position is flawed.

Saying I’m a fan of this game and I love how they are handling it shouldn’t be viewed as White Knighting. Saying they can actually spend the money on hookers and blow is fine since they are CIG and CIG can do anything they want would be. :)

My point wasn’t that there should be anything wrong with being a fan of the game. On the contrary, I think now more than ever we need to show our support for the project. My point was simply that when someone calls you a white knight for being a fan, they are just trying to undermine your arguments by implying that you cannot form rational opinions.

So to those calling fans white knights, then yes, I AM a white knight and proud to be one. But to those implying that fans can’t possibly think for themselves and are just sheep, I say let’s have a rational discussion and stop throwing insults around!

p.s. Sorry for the delay in reply. Wasn’t online much of this weekend.

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DavidRennie brievolz84 mauzao9 breetoplay dsmart3000ad

I smell what you’re stepping in but how is trolling any different from how you described white knighting?  Both apparently employ the same basic tactics of ignorance.  So why can’t we just label them as trolls regardless of their fandom; I know it’s hard to reclassify a word nowadays but still……

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brievolz84 mauzao9 breetoplay dsmart3000ad I love the attitude you portray about that. In fact I had a forum thread in the RSI site back in the day stating I was proud to be a fanboy. (challenging the definition of fanboy as it was being thrown around then).

But the truth is that a white knight and a fanboy are terms used to describe someone who lacks critical thinking and being able to have a reasonable discussion on a subject.

So as I agree that we should be proud to be supporters of something we feel so passionately about, we should not feel happy to be called white knights as the intent behind it is only to devalue our comments and make us seem like blind sheep unable to form rational thoughts.

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rioinsignia 
Yeah, it’s laughable. Especially when he says that SC is technically inferior to LOD, and that if he’d compare all features then that would be unfair to SC! Haha! Also, when he dismisses the Social/Planetside module with – “No. Please…” as if it is something funny an unneeded and that you can gather with others in a place in LOD too, if you want. The rant is full of “LOD is much better than SC in everything.”

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I’m Derek Smart, the World’s Biggest Troll and  yet people are learning to ignore me too often now.  I haven’t been in the news enough lately, despite my constant Trolling and stink-baggery, so I’m going to latch on to this huge popular project and force them to have to listen to my Trolling so that I can get my name in the news again.  And look, it worked!  Here I am in the news again!  Yes!  Mission accomplished.

Troll troll troll.  Life is troll.  Troll is good.   Got the attention I need so badly, I’m fed for the day.  Back under my Bridge for a little while.

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Vikingr Yeah that’s been up for a few days.  It’s laughable to say the least.  He tries so very hard you have to pity him. It’s obviously become an obsession for him.

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DigitalQ  I will admit that the original reply I posted to you could have been construed as a little more abrasive, you’ll notice that I deleted it and replaced it with the one above.  Which to me is not passive aggressive in any way.  At least, that was my intention.  Of course, if you don’t see it that way, that’s your prerogative.  I really couldn’t care less.

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Spreading the news:

Not directly related to DS crusade but just to give some update about SC: Star Citizen wins MMOGames Reader´s Choice Award – BEST OF GAMESCOM!

Quote:
It
was a tough contest, and we were sure that war was due to break out at
any moment at one point, but in the end there was a clear winner and you
spoke loud and clear. Congratulations to Star Citizen who won with a
grand total of 7,216 votes, 4,558 ahead of the second place winner.
Second place: Crossout, the fun new vehicle customization and combat MMO from Gaijin Entertainment.
Third place: Guild Wars 2, whose Heart of Thorns expansion has everybody excited.
Unquote

So
DS, the day you walk, not on the podium (come on…)  but close to it,
like at a hundred meters away, do not hesitate to shout it to the
world.  Any podium even the one of “the most numerous consecutive failed
releases of the last 20 years”

Sure this vaporware
Award turbulence will come to an halt as soon as the FTC followed by a
legion of unrefunded abused backers, preceded by the vibrant halo of
your indisputable clairvoyance… No just kidding.  Still +20 days
before the start of the “late show” parody.  Please be our guest  :)

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rioinsignia 
Did you see his blog, where he compare features between SC and LOD?
http://www.dereksmart.org/2015/08/lod-v-sc/