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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #495 on: April 16, 2012, 10:15:28 pm »

I was actually thinking that maybe a young kid did that, and I was going to say, hey guys, you're being a bit harsh, it's horrible, but the art's pretty good for a middle school kid or something.

Then I noticed that the guy's Kickstarter blurb says he's a senior in college, and just... ow.

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I have a friend I've kind of lost contact with that I bet would think this is hilarious. He's a good guy, but he went to college for graphic design and it was one of those cases where he really, REALLY needed somebody to tell him that he's not cut out for it. Aside from being immature and unoriginal, his art was just... it never really progressed beyond the kind of stuff you'd imagine a semi-talented middle or high-schooler making. Which is sad, because he was really nice - he just never got the dose of reality he needed. But, he works for Apple now, and apparently loves it (heh), so I suppose it ended up okay.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #496 on: April 16, 2012, 11:08:54 pm »

You guys have to check out these videos. I almost died laughing.

http://youtu.be/LvotcxDm-0c
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #497 on: April 16, 2012, 11:43:02 pm »

It's a copyright infringement tsunami!!!
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #498 on: April 17, 2012, 12:00:00 am »

I kind of want to subtract money from that. Actually I'd pay to take the same amount of money away.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #499 on: April 17, 2012, 03:06:43 am »

It has to be a joke.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #500 on: April 17, 2012, 05:49:35 am »

mmmm, youtube channel says its serious, to me anyway
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #501 on: April 17, 2012, 12:12:39 pm »

I keep hearing that Kickstarter only green lights projects that they think are worth the artistic endeavor, then I see this. This is out and out copyright infringement, and no, it isn't a parody, as it seems to be played awfully seriously that I doubt a lawyer would be able to defend it. The quickest way to make this guy lose money, is to fund this project, I'd imagine.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #502 on: April 17, 2012, 01:45:08 pm »

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I keep hearing that Kickstarter only green lights projects that they think are worth the artistic endeavor, then I see this.

And the half a dozen other projects we've seen in this thread.

I doubt KS seriously has any oversight. Things get put up and they respond to reports. But there seems to be zero, absolutely zero quality control in the application process. And honestly that's the way it should be, I think. Otherwise Kickstarter finds itself in the position of publisher, where they get to, or must, decide on each project's profitability, artistic merit and legal standing. That's what publishers already do, and it would fly in the face of what KS is ultimately about.
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« Reply #503 on: April 17, 2012, 01:50:05 pm »

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I keep hearing that Kickstarter only green lights projects that they think are worth the artistic endeavor, then I see this.

And the half a dozen other projects we've seen in this thread.

I doubt KS seriously has any oversight. Things get put up and they respond to reports. But there seems to be zero, absolutely zero quality control in the application process.

They make sure it's not a violation of their rules, eg. being a fundraiser, offering non-project rewards, etc.  But even so, sometimes those slip through the cracks.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #504 on: April 18, 2012, 12:36:39 pm »

This looks really, really cool. If they do it right, I will love them forever.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #505 on: April 19, 2012, 11:23:01 am »

the art seems a bit generic and uninteresting

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #506 on: April 19, 2012, 11:28:37 am »

Yeah, but I like the whole community supported gaming idea. That's mostly what I was talking about. Not necessarily the first game.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #507 on: April 19, 2012, 03:11:22 pm »

Update: Your World "creator" Elwood Bartlett's project has gone no further in funding and is 13 days from kickstarter closure. Bartlett remains smugly confident to this very hour, "lol"-ing at criticism and agreeing with everyone who supports him, which is only trolls at this point.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #508 on: April 19, 2012, 03:32:49 pm »

Update: Your World "creator" Elwood Bartlett's project has gone no further in funding and is 13 days from kickstarter closure. Bartlett remains smugly confident to this very hour, "lol"-ing at criticism and agreeing with everyone who supports him, which is only trolls at this point.

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #509 on: April 19, 2012, 03:43:28 pm »

*facepalm*
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