The website has been going slow all day, I've noticed. The pledge rates and amounts have definitely been increasing in the last few days too. I don't think it'll get to 4.5m, but who knows at this point...
I pledged on the backup site, and didn't realize that I had to request that my pledge be linked with my account. I did that a few days ago, but my pledge still isn't showing up. It'd be nice to see it confirmed before the campaign is over.
For a project that interests me as much as this one does, I've barely followed the campaign--probably because I get no updates via e-mail, which pushes it off my radar. I'd like to follow development over the next two years without having to periodically remember the project exists, so I'm kind of wishing I'd pledged on Kickstarter at this point. Maybe it's worth a dollar just for the convenience of e-mail updates--but first I'd like to know if my pledge actually registered.
If your profile isn't registering your pledge, you need to email Sandi, she's been the point of contact for missing pledges.
There's also a pledge "recovery" system you can go through: http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge-form/
I find the final sentence rather amusing.
EDIT:$4.2 million! Which means that Star Citizen is now the highest crowd-funded game project ever! You’ve earned this star system, and a lot more! Let’s go for $4.5! By the way: you guys are now unlocking systems faster than our artists can finish them… we promise we’ll add the missing concepts in the near future.
Final stretch goal announced - $5.5m means the biggest pilotable ship will be...the Bengal carrier class.
A mother flippin' carrier.
We're also going to be offering several limited-time special-offer ship packages. We want to stress beforehand, though, that these are ONLY to support the game. Every single additional ship we offer for sale in the next 48 hours will never be sold for cash again… but they will be available through gameplay. If you decide to pick one up, it should be because you want to support Star Citizen and not because you're worried it's a ship you'll never have otherwise. Check back soon to see the new ship options!
Holy crap, I'm not going to be able to keep you all updated with all the things going on in this last push. Needless to say RSI are going to open up a lot of pledge options, as well as some other things in addition to the livestream they're doing.
All I can say is you'll be spoiled for choice these last hours.
I just hope they don't offer more than they can serve.
Don't worry, I'll try and help out where possible!
New pledge options, all $110:
Wingnut (digital), Lancer (digital), Drake Cutlass (digital) - PIRATES, ME HARTE (it comes with gear for piracy)!
A couple of subscriptions, $10/$20 per month. Read the site for more details because it's quite specific.
Some new skins, specifically pirate ones.
New armoured transport (for pirates - see previous link). $4.4 Eealus system.
So like every morning I am drinking a hot half empty glass of hot birch-tar with my cynical monocle on and then I see this thread.
Want to know what I think?
Also: Santa is dead.
As long as one isn't squatting on a project page, squatting over people's faces, any criticism is worth entertaining, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not particularly fond of the Kickstarter as love-in phenomenon.
5 million now, and amongst other things we get:
Please let it be Mark HamillCelebrity voice-acting for Squadron 42; we will bring back at least one favorite from Wing Commander!
Also playable cruisers and destroyers.
Man, this is looking great.
Assuming pledge amounts maintain this speed, $5.5 should be easily passed. Added to the 5.5m goal:
-Mo-cap for Squadron 42
-'Record Breaking' skin
-Additional 1,000 starting credits for all backers.
$6m stretch has been added and honestly, far more interesting stuff I think:
-Launch with 100 systems
-Full orchestral score (this is the big one for me)
-'First Squadron 42 mission disk, Behind Enemy Lines, available for free for all backers upon release (a 16-mission campaign in the style of The Secret Missions)' - seems like an expansion pack.
Live-stream page, currently featuring empty rooms! There are also some one-day-only ships and such, including that asymetric fighter, available to add-on (EDIT: The Vanduul fighter cannot be bought in-game, but can be captured). These ships will be purchaseable in-game at some point, even if you don't get them now.
There's been some interim system updates with each 100K, but I figure people can see those in their own time. At time of writing, up to $5.1m ($1.76m on KS, meaning it could meet the original target by itself) with just over 16 hours to go.
looks like the 5.5 mil goal is in the bag as long as pledges keep their pace. The big question is will it reach 6 mil. Its been quite a thing watching how fast this is all happening I bet Chris Roberts and company are still in disbelief,These guys have to be the happiest people on the planet right now. I know I would be. This is pretty amazing. I am also happy about the boxed editions they decided to add to some of the higher tiers Cant wait till I get my signed silver edition :D.
Last edited by Derbefrier; 19-11-2012 at 02:06 AM.
Still no confirmation on whether or not my pledge made it into their system. Sandi is supposed to look into it for me, but the clock is winding down. I managed to sneak in a $30 pledge on KS as a backup, but I'll have to cancel it if I don't hear back from her before I go to sleep.
They've got 5.5 Mil. I wonder if there is a world record being broken in this somewhere.