A crazy thought has crossed my mind... (games a service)

Bambooza

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Outsourcing their engine to other game devs.

Can you imaged a Star Wars game made with what we have here?
If only I was an artist this would make for a great SC mod.

But I do not believe when CIG went with Amazon they got the right to sub license the engine. While the the modifications they made to it are theirs I am not sure it would benefit them to try and sell it as a add on. On top of that a lot of what they have done with SC unreal has been adding to their engine already.
 

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If only I was an artist this would make for a great SC mod.

But I do not believe when CIG went with Amazon they got the right to sub license the engine. While the the modifications they made to it are theirs I am not sure it would benefit them to try and sell it as a add on. On top of that a lot of what they have done with SC unreal has been adding to their engine already.
Now that SW is Disney, I highly doubt they would let you make and publish such a mod 🙁 I saw on YouTube that some good folks are building jedi knight in unreal engine, and once it gets into a playable state I'm pretty sure they'll get their c&d letter in the mail.

Yeah I guess they won't be allowed to sell the engine, but I'm hoping that they could arrange a deal that at least trickles them some small percentage in case Amazon licenses the engine to someone with CIG's improvements in it.
Also, they got the server / multi-player tech that they built, I guess they could license that out in some form? I don't know how much of that is separate to lumberyard though.
 

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If only I was an artist this would make for a great SC mod.

But I do not believe when CIG went with Amazon they got the right to sub license the engine. While the the modifications they made to it are theirs I am not sure it would benefit them to try and sell it as a add on. On top of that a lot of what they have done with SC unreal has been adding to their engine already.
I do not know the legalities of licencing out what the create for Star Citizen either, its worth looking into.

I strongly feel that there will be some sort of monthly subscription plan when this game is done even though it is not in the plan.
 

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The problem is a lot of backers would be really mad. As it has been clearly announced as "subscription free"

I would be okay if longterm backers get a free lifetime subscription or at least x month free depending on their pledge. (eg. if you pledged 1000$ (15$ / month) = 5.6 years,
even then people will be mad and its something which CIG should communicate very carefully and very early on.

I myself already considered to buy ingame stuff with real money in an amount of 10-15$ for every month i play, to keep the game running.

Another option might be to keep on selling new concept ships after release. Which would also break their promises.

So if we as backers want a game which is free of p2w in the final game we all should consider buying cosmetic items to keep the game successful and running.
I think what they'd do is have an optional subscrioption since they said that they won't have one and it's in line whith what they've said. The subscription would probably just support them and give some minor perks like a moderate ammound of UEC and maybe something else that's cosmetic or such.
 

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I think the subscription plan as it is now would be a good way to go. nothing game changingly major added each month for subscribers, all of which I believe is available for purchase on a piece by piece basis if you subscribe for a month, maybe throw in some UEC too
 

Michael

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I think what they'd do is have an optional subscrioption since they said that they won't have one and it's in line whith what they've said. The subscription would probably just support them and give some minor perks like a moderate ammound of UEC and maybe something else that's cosmetic or such.
If I remember right buying a limited amount of UEC is definitely a thing.
 

WaterShield

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I think what they'd do is have an optional subscrioption since they said that they won't have one and it's in line whith what they've said. The subscription would probably just support them and give some minor perks like a moderate ammound of UEC and maybe something else that's cosmetic or such.
I'd be happy to support them with a subscription like that.
 

Vavrik

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I'd be happy to support them with a subscription like that.
As a subscriber, you get gear and access to new ships in game too, to try for a month. It's not bad of a deal. You can often buy the ship early too, but a word of warning about impulse buying in this game. You can suck up a lot of "spare cash" and make it scarce, without even trying hard.
 

WaterShield

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As a subscriber, you get gear and access to new ships in game too, to try for a month. It's not bad of a deal. You can often buy the ship early too, but a word of warning about impulse buying in this game. You can suck up a lot of "spare cash" and make it scarce, without even trying hard.
Ahhh. I meant further down the line when the game moves out of Alpha. As far as Impulse buying... I've determined I will not buy any more ships (Constellation Andromeda, 350R, M50, Sabre Raven, and a Polaris). I've sunk in more than enough money for now... and I want to leave something to be earned in game XD
 

Vavrik

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Ahhh. I meant further down the line when the game moves out of Alpha. As far as Impulse buying... I've determined I will not buy any more ships (Constellation Andromeda, 350R, M50, Sabre Raven, and a Polaris). I've sunk in more than enough money for now... and I want to leave something to be earned in game XD
That sounds like a good plan, honestly. I'm going on a year since my last new ship, but I've upgraded a few so I can do what I want in game. For me, buying ships right now is just a way of supporting the game development better than I otherwise would be.
and honestly, I look at my ship list and can't remember why I bought some of them. I have 2 Cutlass Black's. 2. Same ship. what was I thinking?
 
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