Midair Kickstarter Extended!

yes - and?

over the years I paid blizzard a lot to play WoW. I paid more than $200 to play lots of games and got nothing back apart from access to a game ... what's your point? i should only play games that offer real world dividends?

you either want to support this team or you don't. you don't, fine, then what exactly are you bitching about - that some folks have the money to spend?
 
yes - and?

over the years I paid blizzard a lot to play WoW. I paid more than $200 to play lots of games and got nothing back apart from access to a game ... what's your point? i should only play games that offer real world dividends?

you either want to support this team or you don't. you don't, fine, then what exactly are you bitching about - that some folks have the money to spend?

He's pretty much pointing out that you're a sucker.

Stop throwing around the "I have money to spend" thing as if it doesn't sound pathetic. You're not goddamn pacman jones making it rain dude.
 
There's a difference between pay a subscription for a game you can actual play, and paying someone to develop a game without any return on your investment. If the game is not released you won't get your money back. If the game sucks you won't get your money back. I mean if you want to give for the sake of it, I'm not going to stop you, I just reserve my right to call it stupid. "Here's early access. Here's a weapon skin." Oh boy. Ask for a .17% share in whatever profit made by the game for your $170 though, however small, they'll never give it to you.
 
MaD Reb and Tic, that was some very enjoyable posting to read. :)

Most of what was written was true, 'cept for a few things, which were entirely not. TPK's bullshit detector picked up about 25% bullshit from MadReb and 0% from Tic.

Taking the argument to "who played for better T1 teams" was probably a bad idea, but the hot wife thing was awesome.

The forum demands pictures.

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However MadReb, you made some very excellent points about veteran entitlement and game cost/value and such. Also like how you are supporting the future with positivity, etc.

Stork with a rock solid witty line.

This thread gets a five star rating from me.
 
im sure most us could, and would, pay 175 bucks for a good new tribes game in a heartbeat

not really interested in being ripped off by clueless t2 and t:a spergs though...I just don't have enough faith in these guys and what they are doing :(

I'd really love to be proved wrong in this case...
 
Everyone who wanted to donate: "Anyone who didn't donate is poor."
just fallhawk - altho mebbe more idk. fallhawk's wife definitely has control of the money though. he'd get grounded if he spent $200 on a video game -- maybe that's why he is so scared of the alpha status of midair since he so beta.
 
There's a difference between pay a subscription for a game you can actual play, and paying someone to develop a game without any return on your investment.

Yeah because real investments entail no risk.

You get the return if the game ends up good. What was your point again?
 
Hello buddy TPK. Good to see you.

This madrebel fella is just an angry old man who most likely has to rely on viagra to satisfy his cheating wife.

He was shit at T1 and is paying his way into a game that may never be because he has tons of money and we are all poor - HAH!

It's a good thing I have a big (functioning) penis and do not need to flaunt my wealth on tribalwars.
 
Yeah because real investments entail no risk.

You get the return if the game ends up good. What was your point again?

That I find the whole process misleading. The developers (of any kickstarter type funding project btw, not just midair) present it like they're doing you a favor and not the other way around. They need your money, or development stalls and ultimately fails. For that, they'll give you a "gift" of some sort, early entry, a unique skin, but nothing that ultimately gives you any sort of advantage or tangible return on the money you "loaned" them. Truth be told, at the end of the day even if the game is a success, you paid 4x the retail cost and basically received nothing of value in return, other than the tedious job of beta testing for free.

But like I said, if you're fine with that knock yourself out. If it's good I'll play the product your money made and your testing fixed for a lot less money.
 
fool - how is it misleading if you know exactly how it works? the whole point of crowdfunding is to bypass the traditional funding method, the banks, large private investment, etc.

because of this - traditional payoffs/outs don't apply as your micro investment would net you a micro return. you'd (the devs) pay more to to manage/send those micro payouts than the micro investment would have ever earned in the first place unless you did it via bitcoin or something but even then the return on $175 in this case would at best be what, $1.75 presuming a very aggressive 10% ROI? hooray two bucks! that's something to get excited about ... i'd rather the devs not have to worry about returning $2 to every IA 'investor' keeping all the money for themselves and keeping traditional (jew) banks out of it entirely.

i've never understood this logic. its not an investment - it's throwing a little bit of money at something you're hoping will turn into something you will enjoy that is either too ambitious (star citizen) or too niche (midair currently and a host of other indie games) to attract traditional investors.

if midair were a CoD clone or a TF2 ripoff they might get funding from a more traditional source but they're trying to make something that goes against the current market grain ... bunch of greedy assholes ...
 
Misleading might have been a bit misleading.. how about shitty business model? Shitty for consumer of course
 
Misleading might have been a bit misleading.. how about shitty business model? Shitty for consumer of course

it's only shitty for consumers if the traditional models produce products that they the consumers actually want. by and large, based on sale numbers, the traditional model works most of the time. however the traditional model in the game industry is putting out over produced dumbed down crap not unlike the music industry and or the movie industry.

the owner of the tribes IP is shuttering that game after an abysmal stewardship of the IP/game.

this leaves us the consumers with T1 and t2c for playable tribes games - both barely on life support. nobody else to my knowledge is making a 'tribes like game' except for the team making midair. the only method they have to get funded is crowd funding as they lack the pedigree/track record to attract traditional investment and frankly this community as well as the piss poor stewardship of the tribes IP in general is toxic enough to scare away all traditional investment.

we the would be consumers then can vote with our wallets and attempt will this type of game into existence by supporting the one and only team willing to make the game we want to play.

how is this bad for us the consumer?

granted, there are plenty of cases where kickstarter/crowd funding in general is an abysmal failure and a blatant cash grab but in this case - IMO - its the only route to potential success.

this might be the last hurrah for this type of game - not trying to be grandiose or anything but seriously the market for FPS games is atrocious right now and isn't getting any better. midair is worth your money for that reason alone. drop your stupid entitled bullshit attitudes, whichever version of tribes you subscribe too, and hope for the fucking best ... cause when this shit is gone it's likely gone for good.

and that would suck.
 
No I played t1 as well, I just wasnt good at it.

I enjoyed both games, I'd never pay $200 to test them.

Also two quick things

Didn't you join 5150 when they were pretty much done?

And

Aren't you morbidly obese?

Before you spend $200 to test a game put that towards a gym membership.

no to everything

wow
 
all these inactive veternoobs getting MAd

The game is in pre-alpha, backing is strictly meant to support the games development, the access to play and other goodies are a bonus.

The game IS playable at the moment(LT playable) but has a shit load of things to work on. If you really want to play the game early but LT wasn't your cup of tea, I would wait for more things to be developed(medium armor, turrets, vehicles, weapons, arena maps, game modes etc) which would probably be in the closed beta access which is pretty cheap to get.

Don't worry you're not missing much other than LT circlejerk right now
 
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