Greed Monger creator says its failure ‘plagues’ him, offers recompense to backers

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you; we’re going to be talking about Greed Monger today, because some very interesting developments have just transpired on Kickstarter.

The long defunct MMO’s former owner, Jason Appleton, posted a lengthy mea culpa to the community over how everything went down and taking responsibility for it. “My failure with this game has plagued me now for years,” he wrote. “I truly had a dream and invited you all along for the ride with me, and I failed you.”

Appleton went beyond a mere apology, as he indicated that he was going to make some manner of financial amends with the backers of this project. He encouraged these players to sign up to a certain digital wallet, into which Appleton would deposit some cryptocurrency for them to sell when they so desired. Fans have until September 30th to link the wallet with their backer information.

“All I ask is that if things go very well for you, that you forgive my failure with Greed Monger,” he said.

Greed Monger was a fantasy sandbox that raised over $90,000 on Kickstarter in 2012. It started to run into some very public problems as a rift grew between Appleton and the game’s lead programmer, James Proctor. Both men quit and came back to the project at separate times, but ultimately the game was canceled in 2015 only to be temporarily revived in 2016 and then canned a second time.

Source: Kickstarter. Thanks Reed!
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strangesands

Once a con man, always a con man.

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Sariel

This is probably a very oft-made joke, but I still can’t get over how hilariously ironic the name of that game is.

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Paragon Lost

While I’d pass on the recompense myself, as I understand the risks of Kickstarter and would never put in more than I was willing to lose. I do find it pretty cool that he’s going to this length to pay back those backers that want it.

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Mewmew

If I was involved I’d look closely into what he’s doing before I’d choose if I was going to be taking part. He seems to be an actual Greed Monger and con man. I don’t know what he’s up to now, maybe he did have a real change of heart and grew a conscience, but “fool me once”… You know the rest. If it’s all on the level yes I’d 100% take back anything I could get – specifically in this case. I’m really only vaguely familiar with it and looking at the info I see posted from people involved though. As I don’t really have a stake in this I won’t be saying any more, it’s up to people who do to figure out what they want to be doing.

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taradyne

He specifically asked to keep this quiet, so of course some asshat just had to spill it to stir up more drama. =/

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Paragon Lost

Then he should have sent it off in email. Since by doing a public posting on Kickstarter he couldn’t keep it quiet. Or didn’t you read his post on Kickstarter that was linked to the article?

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silverlock

Here’s my two cents, don’t take his two cents, seriously don’t do it.

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strangesands

If he was truly repentant, he’d just go away forever and work on his issues without making a big announcement about it.

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pepperzine

Why not? Take as much as your money back as possible, just do not feel obligated to forgive anyone unless you actually do.

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silverlock

Why not? because this is con man 101 stuff.

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