Star Citizen reverses course on its credit score clawback

Yesterday we reported on a choice by Star Citizen to roll again an in-game credit score grant that was meant to award common gamers, remarking that the unique quantities had been “inflating payouts per playtime minute” due to a counting situation. Nonetheless, within the technique of deploying that repair, issues went a bit sideways, and now CIG is altering its resolution.

Whereas inside testing discovered that deploying the credit score adjustment ought to have taken minutes to finish with none server downtime, the precise deployment of the repair as an alternative ended up taking hours. Moreover, the repair unearthed numerous extra system errors that had plagued the sport beforehand, and additional ended up inflicting issues to gamers who would discover their aUEC credit score steadiness reset after logging out.

Because of these points – which at the moment are reportedly mounted – all gamers can be getting 1,000,000 aUEC as recompense, no matter account age or play time size. The free digital money ought to be handed out later within the week to ensure that the database that handles aUEC issues time to chill down. “There should be a Mr. Bean GIF on the market the place he retains making issues worse and worse. That was us,” the put up admits.

Longtime MMORPG avid gamers will know that Star Citizen was initially Kickstarted for over $2M again in 2012 with a deliberate launch for 2014. As of 2022, it nonetheless lingers in an incomplete however playable alpha, having raised over $450M from avid gamers over years of constant crowdfunding and gross sales of in-game ships and different property. It’s at the moment the highest-crowdfunded online game ever and has endured each indefatigable loyalty from advocates and immense skepticism from critics. A co-developed single-player title, Squadron 42, has additionally been repeatedly delayed.



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