AoC hits 150,000 in 3 minutes

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  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 26,281
    When KS first started the bar was around $2M and if the goal was met it was a big deal 

    Setting the bar so intentionally low makes reaching the goal practically meaningless.

    But what the heck, 25 or so days to bring in more pledges, maybe they'll blow past $2M with ease.

    That really would be worth mention.

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  • blorpykinsblorpykins Member UncommonPosts: 268
    Their stated stretch goals are pretty run of the mill right now though - the pledge packages could use a little more too.  I'll be surprised if they don't get 30k backers and break 2.5 by the end of the kickstarter though, the game does look pretty sweet.  Maybe some cool stretch goals will bring in the basic pledge backer crowd (and those whales might even buy some alts).
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLMember EpicPosts: 7,198

    Xodic said:



    That was awesome
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  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLMember RarePosts: 2,608
    edited May 4
    Pfffffttt... I knew a game that made 50m in Kickstarter funds.. 3 years later we still haven't seen the actual GAME.  Just a prolong alpha...

    Pathfinder Online raised over 1m on Kickstarter, how'd that MMO do?
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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXMember RarePosts: 9,220

    Ikeda said:

    Pfffffttt... I knew a game that made 50m in Kickstarter funds.. 3 years later we still haven't seen the actual GAME.  Just a prolong alpha...

    Pathfinder Online raised over 1m on Kickstarter, how'd that MMO do?


    I actually gave money to them in their kickstarter..  the whole thing was terribly mismanaged..  that was when I decided against funding anymore kickstarters.. because when I stopped and looked around.. every single kickstarter campaign for every other MMO was i the SAME boat.  They were ALL that way.



  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLMember RarePosts: 2,608



    I actually gave money to them in their kickstarter..  the whole thing was terribly mismanaged..  that was when I decided against funding anymore kickstarters.. because when I stopped and looked around.. every single kickstarter campaign for every other MMO was i the SAME boat.  They were ALL that way.


    The only item in the last 3-4 years I kickstarted and ACTUALLY made it to production was a game I cancelled on (Conan the Boardgame).   The mini's were nice but in the end it was too greedy and not enough people to play with.  NONE of the games I've backed have come out.  I did pony in for Bard's Tale but even that's not out.
  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXMember RarePosts: 9,220

    Ikeda said:






    I actually gave money to them in their kickstarter..  the whole thing was terribly mismanaged..  that was when I decided against funding anymore kickstarters.. because when I stopped and looked around.. every single kickstarter campaign for every other MMO was i the SAME boat.  They were ALL that way.




    The only item in the last 3-4 years I kickstarted and ACTUALLY made it to production was a game I cancelled on (Conan the Boardgame).   The mini's were nice but in the end it was too greedy and not enough people to play with.  NONE of the games I've backed have come out.  I did pony in for Bard's Tale but even that's not out.


    Divinity Original Sin was a game that did well from kickstarter but I didn't back it. Divinity:OS2 also did a kickstarter but I ended up buying it when they put it on steam.   Thats more of an exception,  most games never make it that far.



  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INMember RarePosts: 5,367
    Well thats enough money to buy 3 of the devs a new car......
  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Matrix, NYMember RarePosts: 2,165

    Kyleran said:

    When KS first started the bar was around $2M and if the goal was met it was a big deal 

    Setting the bar so intentionally low makes reaching the goal practically meaningless.

    But what the heck, 25 or so days to bring in more pledges, maybe they'll blow past $2M with ease.

    That really would be worth mention.


    they are already at 1.2 million
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  • XatericXateric Member UncommonPosts: 32
    It is growing fast, looks like they will meet their stretch goals quickly.
  • itsoveritsover Member UncommonPosts: 162
    I never in my life support kickstarter, or any fund raising . I always wait for a product to finish before mabe spending moneys for it, i follow this rule for many years, its always turn out better for me. and not get screw over my moneys.
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  • SiveriaSiveria Saint John, New BrunswickMember UncommonPosts: 1,288
    Why do I get the felling this is yet another mmo that promises this and that but ends up just feeling like wow all over again.

    Being a pessimist is a win-win pattern of thinking. If you're a pessimist (I'll admit that I am!) you're either:

    A. Proven right (if something bad happens)

    or

    B. Pleasantly surprised (if something good happens)

    Either way, you can't lose! Try it out sometime!

  • genaknoscgenaknosc Member UncommonPosts: 81

    tixylix said:

    You cannot make a good MMO these days for that money.

    It's privately backed, the CEo or whatever put in like 7 million of his own money apparently. The purpose of this Kickstarter is to kickstart their referral program.
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLMember EpicPosts: 7,198

    genaknosc said:



    tixylix said:


    You cannot make a good MMO these days for that money.


    It's privately backed, the CEo or whatever put in like 7 million of his own money apparently. The purpose of this Kickstarter is to kickstart their referral program.


    Source for both of those statements please?

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

  • XatericXateric Member UncommonPosts: 32

    genaknosc said:



    tixylix said:


    You cannot make a good MMO these days for that money.


    It's privately backed, the CEo or whatever put in like 7 million of his own money apparently. The purpose of this Kickstarter is to kickstart their referral program.


    Source for both of those statements please?

    I do know the game has been in development, so he must have put in something.
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 26,281
    Their stated stretch goals are pretty run of the mill right now though - the pledge packages could use a little more too.  I'll be surprised if they don't get 30k backers and break 2.5 by the end of the kickstarter though, the game does look pretty sweet.  Maybe some cool stretch goals will bring in the basic pledge backer crowd (and those whales might even buy some alts).
    Looks like your prediction has a solid chance of coming to pass at this point.

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  • XatericXateric Member UncommonPosts: 32
    WOW.....it hit 3 million and so far the gameplay videos keep coming out so who knows could be a good one.
  • RawynRawyn USAMember UncommonPosts: 182
    I hope these guy are better at managing money and make a good game. Some how with over 11 million Portalarium wasn't able to manage Shroud of the Avatar and now only have enough money to keep going for around 2 months.  Course the Port people seem to have started their kickstarter because they were 2 months from closing their compny lol..... Funny how that worked out 2 months funds from having to close their does seems to be a theme with them.
    blorpykins
  • XatericXateric Member UncommonPosts: 32
    Rawyn said:
    I hope these guy are better at managing money and make a good game. Some how with over 11 million Portalarium wasn't able to manage Shroud of the Avatar and now only have enough money to keep going for around 2 months.  Course the Port people seem to have started their kickstarter because they were 2 months from closing their compny lol..... Funny how that worked out 2 months funds from having to close their does seems to be a theme with them.

    So far it seems like they are making headway, but who knows, I just hope it does not end up like Star Citizen 150 million and all that is done is a little arena game and one system after all these years.
  • PhryPhry OxfordshireMember EpicPosts: 8,900
    More than likely in 5 years time, we'll still be talking about Ashes and whether or not it is going to release. :p
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  • GaladournGaladourn AthensMember UncommonPosts: 1,250
    edited June 12
    Given the fact that what AoC is trying to do with the node system is not technically extreme, just a clever re-structuring of the typical "curated" MMO content that is being put behind "progression walls", I have high hopes that it will release relatively close to the envisioned schedule and features-complete.
    Post edited by Galadourn on
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  • DrizztDuordenDrizztDuorden Member UncommonPosts: 2
    I am a Founder's Kickstarter pledge and I can't wait for this game!!! I do wish they were more open to voice acting, I play ESO regularly and I am super impressed by the quality of the voice acting and the depth it adds to the game. 
  • XombieCrisisXombieCrisis Member CommonPosts: 1
    I know this is old but I am over the moon hyped for this title!
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 26,281
    I know this is old but I am over the moon hyped for this title!
    Then it will never be able to meet your unrealistic expectations.

    But the "good" news is you'll have at least 2 to 3 years to temper your unbridled enthusiasm.

    B)
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