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Author Topic: When Kickstarter goes wrong?  (Read 363027 times)

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #555 on: April 19, 2012, 07:53:54 pm »

That clearly has a level cap though.  Reincarnation systems are dependant on the idea of a level cap and a maximum power you can be before having to restart.  This would be just getting stronger and stronger forever.

I dunno, I'd be tempted to just eradicate levels for an MMO and focus instead on customization of your character as you earn experience.  For me level systems only work if there's no chance to grind (think roguelikes where there are a limited number of monsters or you can't stay on each level for too long), really, as otherwise you have to do boring stuff constantly in order to be remotely competitive.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #556 on: April 19, 2012, 08:24:16 pm »

There will always be a market for grindy MMOs I think since they appeal to people who like "earning" things. Why they don't apply themselves to a job or something where they earn something tangible I dunno, but still. When there's a clear goal and admiration to be gained from other players by obtaining it, people get motivated and get those fuzzy feelings from accomplishment (false or no).


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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #557 on: April 19, 2012, 08:25:46 pm »

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #558 on: April 19, 2012, 11:28:57 pm »

So, it would seem that ole Bunky's relaxed state is rapidly diminishing.  He's now begin deleting certain comments, soliciting outside donations via Paypal (illegally) and has actively threatened at least one individual (read the comments on his last update).  Things are getting interesting.



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« Reply #559 on: April 20, 2012, 12:26:44 am »

I left him a vaguely positive message in the hopes that repetition might get through to him.

From his response, I don't think it did.
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« Reply #560 on: April 20, 2012, 01:35:44 am »

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #561 on: April 20, 2012, 01:45:04 am »

He doesn't need coding people, either.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #562 on: April 20, 2012, 03:06:47 am »

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #563 on: April 20, 2012, 04:17:07 am »

I didnt bail on the minecraft discussion, I just got busy with RL domestic stuff, and started to play Economy of Scale. Wont go into again though, as its 6 pages ago.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #564 on: April 20, 2012, 07:13:44 am »

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We will have content in about 3 months. After this is done I'm not doing another Kickstarter unless they change some things. I've contacted them and told them what I have issue with.

Oh no! What will Kickstarter do without his project? It's clearly doomed.

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Apparently this will magically happen once the game is funded, and not until then.

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #565 on: April 20, 2012, 08:24:36 am »

I think his issue with kickstarter is that they don't fund projects that aren't fully funded. Or maybe they don't want him back after this, and he's counter dumping them. As the kickstarter went on, it just became apparent that his general maturity is just as much as his experience in game development.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #566 on: April 20, 2012, 08:28:05 am »

I read an interview about Elwood, in how hw says his wiccan spells helped me win the lottery... why isnt he using his witch powers on the this endeavor? >.>
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #567 on: April 20, 2012, 10:31:19 am »

I read an interview about Elwood, in how hw says his wiccan spells helped me win the lottery... why isnt he using his witch powers on the this endeavor? >.>

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #568 on: April 20, 2012, 10:44:40 am »

His servers are going to be powered by goat blood and moonlight.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #569 on: April 20, 2012, 10:48:33 am »

Oh, a biomass/24 hour solar facility. How green!
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