And it did help a lot, especially with performance. Since then the alpha runs on my notebook again.
Still, it was what felt like three quarters of a year without new features in the alpha.
After that they added features and content again and if you are (like me) a very patient person (being a DCSW fan helps ) and hop in every month or two you always have something new to try out.
I personally am relatively happy with the game despite the long time it takes, and I want it to succeed.
But I stopped at 200 bucks of investment, over half a decade ago, so I am not really bothered if it fails. I got my money’s worth out of it. That’s probably not true for someone who spent 1000+ bucks on it.
And I share the sentiment about the fraud vs. incompetence thing btw. I have met Chris Roberts in person and I am pretty sure he believes what he says. I just doubt he can make it, even though SC has already shown some stuff working that others have called impossible.
I still hope I am wrong and they really manage to release it in the end.