There was a similar process about 15 years ago, and modern people of respectable age with money were kids back then, but they still not too old and they probably still want to play games. So they most likely have no idea what a dotcom is, and so do I. But my basic grasp of it is that it is an online enterprise, where the owners of some international brand are funneling money into promising projects, only to achieve a pile of barely-working garbage at the end. Most of the money goes into advertisements and creation of nice picture, and development itself is being put on the bus. Gathered money start to live their own life on their own. Years later customer's dreams are shattered, the money are gone and the idea is dispersed into nothing, but there are some guys who got off much better.
Current sort of bubble is actually called "pre-purchase", and as far as I can tell, it's not going to be too big to cause a complete disaster, but apparently some people have been trying to use this type of strategy already, probably to hop on the bandwagon. Homeworld Shipbreakers and Remastered, which is not even a remake per se, a giant sinkhole without purpose. No Mans Sky, which looks like a stupid benchmark. Colonial Fucking Marines. Battlefield to some extent, dropped that game right after PREMIUM bullshit came out. Ok, I'm not going to talk about Steam trade system itself, I hope Gabe knows what he is doing, amirite? Some people are spending money they don't own on games that they ain't going to play and buy them because they are on sale. People ready to give money to certain projects that promise to get big, but don't really contain any original idea. The whole idea for donation for cool items does not lack certain sense in it so it is probably fail-proof. Probably. I perceive there was some outrage of some towards the structure of big gaming companies or something, but it was so jumbled I never really bother to read through any part of it. I learned to live through all of it without putting too much hope on anything.
But this game, this game, this game is an icing on the cake. Where is the gameplay? Where is the kinesics of the fight? Where is the order of a battle? Is there something behind these flashy animations? What does it mean, "community powered", are we going to think these conceptions for developer so he can put this into the game with his horde of hired hands and get away with it? This whole block of the fund-rising campaign by RSI is like a big thick smokescreen that falls on your eyes and prevents you from seeing anything around. A random guy comes to me in Steam and tells me "this new and very promising thing I
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