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as you see this is my first post in this forum, i usually just read these forum´s. I think my written english is not that great, but i have a topic in mind that i need to express and to think with you about.
A friend and i are following the path of CU till sec one and are very loaded because of the KS kampagne. We just talk and discuss a lot about the way the KS kampagne was started (and is handled) and the concept work before the kampagne hit the start buzzer.
I want to discuss the backer motivation not only towards CU but KS in common. What is your motivation or "spark" that makes you donate ? And does CU take the right path to produce that "spark" or is it a path into exile for CU ?
CSE delivered their idea of CU mainly through the Found. Prin. I personally think this is a very good way to prepare a KS kampagne, because i think KS is mainly for PREPARING a game. This means, point out an idea (the idea is CU) and point out your (CSE) motivation. The motivation is the "path" the game will take. The idea is the "guy" (CU) who takes that path with all his attitudes. (PvP only, Crafting and housing) These "attitudes" and the motivation is explained in all the FP. Additionally there are artworks that give a HINT (JUST A HINT) what this "guy" could look like or most likely will look like.
So if these facts make you group up with that guy called Camelot Unchained and go down (his / her political correctness =D) path you already donated money.
So currently i read a lot (and think about it myself) about "Nothing to see (graphics etc.) Is that really needed for KS ? CSE got ideas (great ones) and it´s these ideas that have to be funded. If you need some graphic´s to "spark" your pledge what makes you feel a diffrence between "idea´s" and "graphics" ?
There are other KS project´s that have a "sketched" the game, theses skteches are videos and screenshot´s. Sketches are minusdetailed visualized forms of idea´s in my opinion. So actually you see less then a very short sparkle of the "game". These´s graphics are not high resolution or high quality. I will use Shroud of the Avatar as an example here, because a discussion with my friend made me open this thread. I watched that movie, a guy on a cemetery slap´s some minusfleshed humans and run´s arround and so on. Would a video on the same level of "quality" make you donate money more quickly ? A guy slapin some creatures on low quality graphic´s ?
As a result you know it already, i don´t need a basic version of the GAME. I need a detailed IDEA and MOTIVATION (behind the idea) to give my pledge the worth it deservers. Additionally a pre-prepared game would take away influence from the community while the game start´s to be produced, that´s something i dont wanna miss as well. So these are my motivations behind my pledge... and just to as a conclusion --> my motivation behind is build on an idea and on a motivation that fits my personal interests. Is your motivation build of idea and motivation as well ? Or do you need idea, motivation and some prebuild stuff for the eyes ? And why do you need it and what does these graphic´s actually tell you about the idea or game ? (reminder --> bad graphic´s gameplay everybody knows its just for the sake of "visuals" to show)
Important end note. My friend and me honestly support this game by heart. When we first read the FP it was like "this is visualized holy grail of PvP game" we need it now instantly so bad. We fully support the honest behavior CSE delivers. To take the risk, take the flame, the mock every shit throwing at them to produce the game they want to create with the community on a communicative level never seen before. MJ´s talkin to us the consumers himself, his whole team Andrew as well cant name them all. Keep stuff comin and we wish you the very best and we so god damn pray that this game will actually happen so we can beat the crap out of each other so hard... So thanks for recultivate our believe into courage (the buisness way) !
so end of post, i know my thought´s are unorganized and i bet it´s hard to read, but i hope you can cut out the essence of my thought´s and the question behind it and PLZ it´s my first post dont slay me on my first thread... =D
Hopefully this will be an interesting conversation and bring´s up some peoples concerns and maybe even we can weaken them by encouraging them through simply sharing our concern´s together as a strong community that is build BEFORE the game takes place.
Have a nice day, Laeesh
*Edit* well fuck it´s my second post, go ahead you can beat me like one of your french girls =D
*IMPORTANT* We discuss "pledging" NOT BUYING a game. BIG DIFFRENCE! No money is charged till project is succ. funded! ON Thursday May 2, 11:56am EDT. (or little bit later dont know about bank stuff but just after that moment is hit) your account will be charged IF CU makes it up to 2 mio. before the time for funding ends ! (THIS info cant be stressed enough)
This is my personal opinion, so plz discuss it dont say "it´s wrong" because you dont share it. (jeah im naive this is INTERNET we slay everybody who shows weakness here, because we dont need to fear consequences)