What in Gods Name has happened

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Trathis
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Backed: 07/24/2015 - 08:00
Post subject: What in Gods Name has happened

I would like Either an update within the next few months or i would like my money back as this game has been delayed far too many times to count i put money into a game i believed i would get but if you guys are just randomly going to go silent and go months at a time without showing an signs of life there is no reason for my continued support

icinix
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Backed: 11/29/2013 - 11:13
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Long story short.

 

Everyone involved is gone. There isn't even an empty office, it's gone as well.

 

The bots have taken over this website.

 

Anyone who might have ever been in a position to say anything is keeping quiet because if they surface they know they'll have to deal with they army of people demanding refunds.

 

It's over man.

Colonel Paladonov
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Backed: 12/01/2013 - 07:42
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The mods have essentially zero info so what icinix mentioned is close to the best data we have. 

The mods do purge the bots

Rishard Turox Paladonov

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"burn the land, boil the sea: you can't take the sky from me!"

Gr8rSoul
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Backed: 08/03/2014 - 20:00

I too had asked back September for a refund and received NO answer.

 

If we cannot get our money refunded can we at least get the names of the individuals posted somewhere so that we and others can keep tabs on the criminals that stole our money?

Benjamin Piotr ...
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Backed: 05/05/2015 - 08:00

I've tried starting a fan-made project, As Befits A Captain. The Discord is https://discord.gg/TDwHQnd.

It's been tough handling my work week on top of development, but it's going, albeit slower than I wanted.

I've released a basic, BASIC, prototype, but it's proof that something exists.

Takaka Tana Tupaqi,

The stars will be ours someday.

Mr. Seeker
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Backed: 10/24/2013 - 06:12
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Well, if you like to have an official answer on what happened: Perihelion filed for bankruptcy... However, the credit card used to keep this website alive is still working somehow.

Search for B192315 on this website:

https://www.rcsl.lu/
 

Disclosure of the domiciliation agreement
The domiciliatory Exequtive Management S.à r.l. discloses that the domiciliation agreement ended. The effectiveness and obligations of the agreement therefore stop upon filing of the disclosure with the Luxembourg Trade and Company Register, which is on 30/06/2017.

makute
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Backed: 12/02/2013 - 00:41
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Didn't watch the development closely after I pledged, but it's really sad to come here waiting for news and finding that the game just flopped.

Since the mods developers dissapeared without a trace... what are the chances of getting KS involved in this disaster?

Count Thalim
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Backed: 11/04/2013 - 08:53
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Very little. Kickstarter is mainly concerned with the active part of the campaign on their platform.

Once the Kickstarter has finished and development begins they will only get involved if it appears to be a clear cut case of fraud, ie they disappear with the cash immediately, and even then there isn't much they can/will do.

As much as it has ended in a mess, The Mandate was not a fraud, just mismanagement and over extension by the Devs.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

chunkyman
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Backed: 12/02/2013 - 09:19
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I never really understand all the people screaming fraud and demanding refunds. Like, where do you think money is going to come from? They're bankrupt, Jim. 

 

Anyway yeah the project is fucked. I come back here occasionally just to see what people are commenting on as strangely they haven't taken down this forum. Maybe they're planning to make a final "we blew it big time/things didn't pan out" update although I doubt it. 

 

On another note I backed this game because I wanted a more in-depth "FTL: Faster than Light", but that isn't panning out so my last hope is the (significantly more ambitious) Star Citizen so here's hoping for that to work out. Looking good so far and the 3.0 update coming soon looks amazing but hey you never know.

ayareiko77
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Backed: 11/27/2013 - 05:40
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​Actually, Star Citizen is looking like a major disaster too.  Buggy, broken, and waa~aay past the original delivery date due to Chris Roberts' severe mismanagement.  Run way from it while you still can.

Sniddy
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Backed: 11/14/2013 - 05:23
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I honestly don't think we'll ever get a 'we failed, sorry' ending as that opens the doors to claims

It will fester rot and die

robbart
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Backed: 07/24/2015 - 08:00

Odd, with Star Citizen 3.0 in the PTU now, and on the horizon for the live servers, its weird to think people still don't believe it will release... albeit way past when they said... but of course, this isn't that game anymore.

It's too well funded to fail.

 

I too only intermittently came back to check in after pledging... and when they changed focus, and it looked like all the cool stuff I wanted in a game was being stripped out just so they could release SOMETHING... I pretty much knew that it was only a matter of time until this game folded.

indomidable
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Backed: 10/29/2013 - 06:28
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Yeah Robbart, I'm with you was just checking some of the games I KS'd after playing in 3.0 sad to see this one didn't pan out.

It'd had been around 5-6 months since I'd heard some update maybe longer. I was just hoping they were integrating the nuts and bolts and would have more to show...but around the newest E3 nothing to say, that's a bad sign.

 

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Vast
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Backed: 11/22/2013 - 04:29
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I would like to believe that they are still working on it (maybe 1 or 4 core developer). But I've been watching this since it got kicked started (thanks to angry joe for mobilizing his angry army to fund this mess) . I can't blame anyone wanting a refund now since most of you have pledged way more than $20.

Roy Garlock
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Backed: 11/26/2013 - 17:39
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Fuck, if they couldn't make a game you'd think they could simply write some books.  The IP is, I would think, essentially worthless with the game dead, but I gotta give them credit, the Mandate did some great world building.  A shame that dies with the game too.

 

          ...been waiting so long to stab the Romanovs in the back and now it'll never happen. :(

Cenotaph
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Backed: 11/21/2013 - 00:35
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What a crock of shit. SC is one of the most succesful backed projects and their scope is massive. They WILL deliver. They've got an enormous team working day in day out on the most ambitious game build yet. These things take time.

 

BUT what I really logged in for.

 

It's fine companies can go bankrupt due to whatever reason, but it's BS you don't have the balls to inform the people that have funded your operation for all these years and leave them with nothing. I won't be asking for refund because honestly kickstarter has risks, it is funding after all and that can go wrong. But have the courtesy to inform your backers!

FireMyth
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Backed: 10/25/2013 - 17:51
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lol, you haven't been following I guess...  No one monitors these forums.  The studio shutdown, the actual physical location that they had in Koscise is empty. Literally no one left.

This is me waiting for The Mandate...

I STILL WANT MY REFUND

Colonel Paladonov
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Backed: 12/01/2013 - 07:42
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@Cenotaph:  SC is the most successfully funded game around and it still creeps along at a pace all its own.  In some ways The Mandate was as massive an undertaking and came apart at the seams.  

The moderators still look after the forums eliminating spam and whacking bots but we have no special permissions beyond that.

The devs have been absolutely silent and as FireMyth so aptly says (and has been saying longer than most), everything has dried up and blown away.

The moderators had some hope based on other channels of communication but that has essentially come to nothing.

Rishard Turox Paladonov

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Instructor Pilot of Lightcraft

"burn the land, boil the sea: you can't take the sky from me!"

Mr. Seeker
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Backed: 10/24/2013 - 06:12
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Cenotaph wrote:

What a crock of shit. SC is one of the most succesful backed projects and their scope is massive. They WILL deliver. They've got an enormous team working day in day out on the most ambitious game build yet. These things take time.

Well, to be honest, I am not sure, since I know that Star Citizen is currently under fire, from nobody less than Crytek. Also, I hear a lot of big backers leave something they tend to call "a sunken ship". I am surprised that after so many years, they are still in Alpha...

chomerly
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Backed: 10/10/2013 - 05:04
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I too would like to know what the hell is going on. It's been over a year since any sort of update via the KickStarter update emails. Then I log into the community forums today to see them awash with people asking where the hell are you guys, while at the dame time seeing evidence that even the community forums seem to have been abandoned.

Maybe you should start issuing refunds to those of us who backed your game. Clearly there is no signs of further development going on so give us our money back.

Sniddy
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Backed: 11/14/2013 - 05:23
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Theres been now news in a year the company disbanded, this is dead - I was just poking the forums sto see if there was news there is not 

There is no company to sue file for a refund or do anything at all about it 

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