Star Citizen is going to sell 350 more tickets to CitizenCon 2019

    
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Proving that you don’t actually need a released game to throw a massive player shindig, CitizenCon has been making serious bank and drawing crowds for a few years now. With the 2019 edition coming up in November, grabbing a ticket to this Manchester, England event is harder than ever thanks to high demand and scarcity.

But — but! — you may have a chance next week. The first batch of online tickets went up for sale in late June, while a second batch is on its way for July 17th. An additional 350 tickets will become available to the fastest clicker and the most fortunate internet browser on that date.

Roberts Space Industries said that more tickets will become available in the future, although it expects that the event will be fully sold out. For those who can’t make it, CitizenCon 2019 will be livestreamed to the world for free on Twitch.

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Marty Woods

Are the tickets hidden in Wonker Bars ?

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Gene Elder

I had a problem with the glacial pace of development for the past few years. I dont anymore, because in their wisdom (and a few well placed mock-threats to visit them in their place of business), the refunded my remaining balance invested (and it was an investment, not a donation or pledge or whatever else the community likes to justify their argument with; CIG charged tax for their ships. That is a product).
You would think I would be upset losing out on some of the most popular ships in the pipeline like the Carrack and the near-release of the 890 JUMP (which i got at the staggeringly cheap price of 600$ and not the inflated 900$ pricetag). No. Im good. I might in the future buy an avenger package. Im still conflicted on whether I want a still unseen Squadron 42 to go with that. Considering their game mechanics will be shared across games, the state of current gameplay (or lack thereof) does not give me much confidence in SQ42. And considering Chris has stated a deadline for release yet again (end of 2020 for the first chapter) because of taking in outside investments.. im glad I will have popcorn instead of a ticket to ride for the coming shitshow when/if Chris misses this one, like he has, over and over again, in the past.

But that said, the reason I have been really, really disgusted with CIG in the past few years was the huge clusterfuck that is the CitizensCon. To me, its a complete waste of millions of in community funded dollars, all so Chris can get up on stage and be worshiped by his cult of personality. Nothing they do at CitCon cant be done with a livestream out of the expensive studios they have already built and equipped. None of the presentations need to be done in front of swooning fansbois. They could do those hour long presentations once a week as development content and you wouldnt have this glut of promotional marketing material that AtV turned into with little to no actual information on the development of the game, except the occasional sneak peak at an upcoming ship they would try to sell with with a new gimmick every other month.
No, the lack of actual development on gameplay mechanics with the focus being on how pretty everything is instead just left a bad taste in my mouth. But the actual waste of development time, energy and money on a physical platform for Chris to feed his ego just disgusts me. How much did the venue cost? How much did those models cost? How much time was taken away from the developers who had to be there and create a presentation with slide shows and bullet points (actually, those I like, I just wish they would do them for monthly updates to the community in the form of cheap livestreams)? And by Odin, how did Chris think the community would be OK with him charging for livestreaming live coverage?

Im glad to be out and back on the outside. The game might be good in a few years if the community of whales keeps Chris afloat, but I will be long dead by then. I dont have another 20 years to wait for Chris to finish his opus to himself. And until someone forces Chris to step down as CEO and be the actual creative director to rein in his micro-managing feature creep tendencies, Chris will continue to milk the project as long as he possibly can. Dont get me wrong, in some ways, I think he is being smart. Im of the opinion that because he failed in Hollywood (he ended up as a used rental-car saleman outside LAX) and has a “demanding” wife like Sandi Gardner, setting up a project like Star Citizen that he can milk for a career the rest of his life is brilliant.. for Chris. The rest of us, not so much.

Im sure there are going to be defenders, and I want to say; since I no longer have a dog in this fight, you should follow your bliss. There is nothing wrong in having faith in something as long as it makes you happy and doesnt cost you your life savings or takes you away from your family, or forces you to sign over your power of attorney. But honestly, I can only say that now that I have gotten back every last cent I invested in Chris initial sales pitch in 2012/2013. Im sure there are plenty of believers who are glad im not longer making long, rambling rants on these forums. Truthfully, now that im out, im much happier.
Pass the popcorn, lets see if this Snowpiercer derails or not. (Babies taste best)

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Tee Parsley

“…. To me, its a complete waste of millions of in community funded dollars, all so Chris can get up on stage and be worshiped by his cult of personality….”

Yep. ‘Narcissistic Egomaniac’ was the quote from one of Roberts old school co-workers.

And while he’s ridden the marketing train real well, it was obvious at the beginning he had no clue it would blow up so big.

One good thing about Roberts throwing these shindigs is that the focus on his worship party may keep him from his usual developer micro-mismanagement. The more Chris Roberts becomes a bloviating figure head, the better it will be for the Star Citizen game design.

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Joe Blobers

Except Citizecon did not cost Millions $ but hundred thousands at worst.

The best one knowing CR is CR himself. He always said from start he was ambitious and I’ll buy any of his project despite this so called micro-micro-mismanagement because he figured out how to make good to memorable games each time.

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Gene Elder

Interesting theory, but respectfully, ive never known a ‘Narcissistic Egomaniac’ to make anything better other than his own feelings of inadequacy. I wish he would step down as CEO and just remain the central Design/Creative Director. A little oversight from inside would do the project a world of good. We might actually get the game in our lifetime.

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deekay_000

thanks for the update bro. 👍

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Rhime

Wow…you say you’re good. That’s a lot of verbal spew for someone who is “good”. Take it easy Betty White…

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Anthony Gray

Lol right? For someone who’s all good he sure sounds like someone who isn’t “good” whatsoever with his long ass essay.

What I don’t get is, why does he end it with talking about how babies taste best? Seriously, wtf?!

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Jon Wax

Quote from movie snowpiercer. Chris Evans big reveal

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Gene Elder

What part didnt you understand? Im more than willing to explain it to you in great detail, considering you either didnt comprehend what I wrote, or you think you know me well enough to imply im lying about my own words.. so what part didnt you comprehend accurately and would like me to explain to you in words you can understand?

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Gene Elder

Oh, and spoiler, the Snowpiercer (a microcosm analogy for class-based systems and societies) derailed at the end.

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Gene Elder

I am good. I got every dime back from CIG, just like I said. Just because im one of the few who got chumped, and was able to secure a refund, and thats why im satisfied with the end result, doesnt mean I still dont have an opinion about the waste and cultish culture surrounding SC and CIG.
And I have a real hard time believing you read my entire post considering your flawed comprehension of what you supposedly read.

stay hazy.

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Rhime

Dude…you think you’re in some kind of elite group that got “chumped”? I think you are one of those immature people who suffered from “buyers remorse” realizing that the game isn’t moving fast enough for you in development and now want to play Chi cken Little proclaiming “the sky is falling!” to anyone stupid enough to listen to it. We’re the lucky ones not having to deal with people like you ingame or out by ignoring your bullshit.
stay stoopid.

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Jon Wax

You just made me realize gaming has become Scientology in a way.

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Zero_1_Zerum

I always thought that Citizencon was in poor taste. They haven’t even released the game! …con is right. I see no good reason to celebrate the mountain of promises, and the mole hill of what actually exists.

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Joe Blobers

You said only one sensible comment: “Citizencon = celebration”

For sure it means nothing if you want to buy the next BF6 or Fallout 76.

The mountain of promises is released patch after patch, with SQ42 Beta next year. Always amazed how some individual can’t capture the meaning of creating ambitious project from scratch but still expect them to be delivered without development phase (including the company itself), Alpha then Beta, all bringing many bugs visibility to all, precisely because of its open development nature.

Those individual are a fraction versus others voting to support such project no Publishers will ever care to deliver. 1.2 M Backers so far and counting with every new patch.

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Jiminy Smegit

I heard they need more cash to actually print the tickets. If you guys can pledge just another $10m, they can add a stretch goal to buy a printer.

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squid

Proving that you don’t actually need a released game to throw a massive player shindig

“player”

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Bruno Brito

Each light is a dying dream

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masterblaster0

All cool as long a star citizens don’t clip through the floor in real life

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deekay_000

bit out of date, should involve broken legs on elevators and ramps and planet surfaces.

usually it’s only boxes falling through the floors of ships most of the time these days ;)

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deekay_000

supposedly this is a much larger venue or some shit than past years’.

as always it should be amusing one way or the other.

mostly my own interest with citcon this year is to see what big reveal they do and wether it will be more 3.x or beyond 3.x – simply due to the state of running out of 3.x numbers in rapidly approaching fashion.

all in all i figure it’ll probably be recieved as being not epic and bombastic enough by people who primarily follow the game through marketting and influencer videos whatever it ends up being.

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Godnaz

Working demonstration of OCS, tours of Crusader and Microtech, an ‘epic’ space to planet infiltrate and assault mission using the Drake Interplanetary Kraken as a launch point, some Tumril tanks to get some crowd hype and cheers. Maybe a SQ42 chapter played from beginning to end. All this would satisfy me.

I don’t have to say what I’m looking for, you already know. Where’s muh occupation mechanics and economy!? Hopefully hey have tech demo workshops that get thier own coverage through out the day like the year before last.

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yeah some of those are definite sound bets.

i’d like to see non lethal take down mechanics come into play sooner than later towards fleshing out bounty hunting myself. idk if i really care much if they show case that in a demo tho. id much rather see it from the perspective of me being able to do it.

the tech demonstrations that were apart from the main event were great. the guys on the fm 2 panel did a great job explaining and i found it easy enough to accurately anticipate what we got. was really weird seeing people day dream out loud about idk what but something different and probably involving star wars space fight scenes (which are great in movies but… not realistic for the foundations of sc’s flight technology stufff – ie we got thrusters all around our ships, and star wars flies like they got rudders for air resitance maneuvering).

anyways yeah… most of those thoughts are sound bets probably.

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Tee Parsley

Never bet against Chris Roberts when Bombastic is on the line…..

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deekay_000

it was a common complaint last citcon’s main event presentation demo – that it wasn’t epic enough. lol.

i think it’s the one i enjoyed the most so far as it seemed the most realistic based on what i was seeing on my desktop at the time. also the kraken commercial was cool lol i’m likely never even going to buy one in game but it was a well made little bit either way.

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Tee Parsley

Ha!

Your commentary on the recent SC development gives me the best hope that the game may actually end up delivered in some non-geologic time frame.

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deekay_000

it’s getting to the point where the necessary core tech is either gonna come together or not.

i’d spitball 6-12 months, with thoughts on 6-9, to see that critical element come in that’s gonna push the design into reality in a full frontal way.

or they’ll be choked by tech.

one way or the other it’ll be fun in the meantime. and if it sputters out i’ll feellll i’ll have gotten my money’s worth as well as comparatively.

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Greaterdivinity

Everything about this game continues to mystify me, the communities (both the fans and haters) especially.

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masterblaster0

The fans and haters are the main source of entertainment in this entertainment product.

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ghostlight

Actually, sceptic would be a much better word here than ‘hater’. Hate is a very strong word used far too casually by people these days, and not a term I typically associate with digital entertainment.

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skep·tic
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noun: sceptic

1.
a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions.
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pessimist, prophet of doom;
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“sceptics said the marriage wouldn’t last”
a person who doubts the truth of Christianity and other religions; an atheist.
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atheist, nontheist, unbeliever, nonbeliever, disbeliever, doubting Thomas;
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“empowered by that Spirit, sceptics have found faith”
antonyms: believer
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an ancient or modern philosopher who denies the possibility of knowledge, or even rational belief, in some sphere.

sounds about right.

look, it’s ok to doubt and question if the game will launch or w/e. but making it your personal crusade to act offended by the continuing existence of any thing in places where people congregate to enjoy said thing is a bit irrational to say the least.

it’s like being offended by the existence and revenue model of the knitting industry, and showing up at every knitting forum you can find to complain to the people enjoying knitting how much knitting offends you.

i ain’t posting on games articles i don’t like and think are shit. why? because why the fuck do i care about things i don’t like? why would i waste time on it? unless i’m listening to a friend talk about the game and being a good friend and listening, there’s not much sense in dwelling on or being offended by entertainment products that have lost my dollar.

i’m not posting on gw2 or elite dangerous or swtor or w/e articles talking about 7 year trangressions against my gaming dollar or voicing concern about people who continue to spend money on them as if the very idea of people enjoying those games enough to spend money on them keeps me up at night and defies the divine edicts of my dark god.

no i’m posting on articles of games i like to talk about the game pro and con as it develops. once i don’t like the game anymore there’s not to talk about.

and that’s something people should keep in mind with me- all these years holding CIG”s feet to the fire was not because i hated cig or the game, i was unhappy with large sections of what was appearing to go on, and was not buying the open development meme (and it had become hard to take them at their word quite reasonably- it’s still routine for them to unecessarily overhype or overplay shit in comms).

but in alot of ways, their shit has shaped up, the cash model is what it is but the unlimited store credit refund usage to use on non warbond stuff is actually surprisingly mollifying there. the comms could always use improving but don’t come off quite as insulting or beyond awkward and gaudy. they don’t have ben trolling backers in the forums anymore. they’ve been hitting dates within a roughly reasonable time frame, if not by any stretch of the imagination perfect timing. the game is evolving and we can see and track how the game is evolving adn developing in the very very playable early access, where people have both excitign and hella chill adventures every night of the week in 24/7 non nda not pretending to be beta or launch state early access, with regular test servers for incoming patches, rapid feedback gathering and consideration and implementation and in general, just clearly improving state all along for the past year and change.

it’s awkward when people act confused on where the money has been spent, because when i jump in game these space ships and the world in which they travel **feels** like 250 billion dollars of space game shit. it’s like gta5 levels of this is some gud shit, even with all the clearly missing parts, placeholders, not final iterations of things and general lack of polish. cuz the parts that aren’t missing? the parts that are nice and polished?

but people be like “ermgad it’s stil a tech demo” like okay…