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Star Citizen selling plots of land for up to $120

by Mark Tyson on 30 November 2017, 13:31

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Cloud Imperium Games, the maker of Star Citizen, is offering players the chance to buy plots of land on the planets, moons or asteroids controlled by UEE, within the game. The purpose of the land claim mechanism at this time is admitted to be for development fund raising (and to help pay for the military campaign against the Vanduul). It is noted that while they are only up for sale initially for cold hard cash, the lot claim licences will in the future be purchasable with in-game credits or some other in-game play mechanism. At the time of writing plots are not yet available to claim or purchase.

Each claim license comes with a claim beacon which, placed on the land, stores the coordinates of the land parcel you own. In the game you take the module from the placed beacon and head on over to the UEE Planetary Development office in order to execute a claim license on the designated property - as long as it doesn't encroach upon previous registered claims. A further purpose of the beacon is to monitor your land for intrusion, for weather conditions, and so on.

The benefit having of a Lot Claim with UEE is that the land is protected by the UEE and any infringement upon your rights as a land owner will be enforced. People who violate the law by destroying your beacon, or mine your land without permission, for example, will be committing a criminal offence and there will be consequences, warns a FAQ. As well as the protections offered, land owners can extract value from an area’s natural resources, or financially speculate in the real estate market.

Speculators might choose certain sites for land purchases due to their location, terrain, resources below or above the surface and so on. Some areas can't be invested in; national parks, wildlife refuges, and nature preserves can't be claimed or exploited legally.

The initial offering of land parcels are priced at $60 and $120. The lower fee provides you with a certificate of ownership for a single 4km x 4km parcel of UEE land that has been zoned for commercial, residential or industrial use as well as a GEOTACK marking beacon. For $120 you get a much larger 8km x 8km parcel of land with a GEOTACK-X marking beacon. Alternatively Star Citizens can build upon and mine planets, moons and asteroids outside of the UEE zones without any fees (or protections)

Perhaps Star Citizen lot claims could be a great investment, the next Bitcoin? Addressing this, and the worry that the 'best' plots will be grabbed by speculators quickly, Cloud Imperium says that there are billions of square kilometres of available land over many planets and moons and the enormity of the resource should moderate demand-based price increases.



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This ‘game’ is looking more and more like a scam as each week goes by.
The games ambition and scope had me interested initially, but the more I see and read, the more I am convinced that this will either never get finished and is a scam, or it will require far more time, effort and finances than I will ever be prepared to spend on any game ever.

Perhaps a rich but jobless person will be able enjoy this game at some point in the future.
I seriously hate how people report this game. This is entirely optional to support development of the game. Just buy the base package and enjoy it for what it is if you don't want to support it further… This gives you something you can earn in game and is no worse than the DLC EA sell to allow you to skip some of the grind in Battlefield. The big difference here is the game is an MMO with no end goal with limited PVP so it doesn't really get you anything (just supporting the game).

Wish you'd have covered the new 3.0 release due out in the next month or two (which has already hit early public testers) which shows the new planetary tech working…

Edit: Here have a 3.0 example video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IdjPHWaPkA&feature=youtu.be - plenty more on youtube…
Nelviticus
This ‘game’ is looking more and more like a scam as each week goes by.

Agreed with funding now well over $150 million you would think instead of selling more crap in the game,they should actually have a full release now,which BTW was meant to be in 2014.
cheesemp
I seriously hate how people report this game. This is entirely optional to support development of the game. Just buy the base package and enjoy it for what it is if you don't want to support it further… This gives you something you can earn in game and is no worse than the DLC EA sell to allow you to skip some of the grind in Battlefield. The big difference here is the game is an MMO with no end goal with limited PVP so it doesn't really get you anything (just supporting the game).

Wish you'd have covered the new 3.0 release due out in the next month or two (which has already hit early public testers) which shows the new planetary tech working…

Edit: Here have a 3.0 example video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IdjPHWaPkA&feature=youtu.be - plenty more on youtube…

nice 20FPS.. you can't even play the game with decent frame rates in 3.0 because the net code on this game is trash.. don't buy until the actually have a playable game that you don't need to run offline to get decent FPS