Greed Monger has actually begun refunding Kickstarter backers from 2012

Way back in 2015, Kickstarted MMORPG Greed Monger was dead in the water, ripped apart by development delays, infighting amongst the developers, lawsuit threats, and then abandonment. The word “scam” was used copiously, given that the devs had raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter in 2012 in the service of building out a crafting sandbox that never happened.

It got weirder in 2016, when one of the original devs resurfaced, promised to work on the game, and then quit once more, this time citing its small playerbase. And then last year, a totally different former developer showed up with an apology and plan for refunds. As recently as a few weeks ago, that dev, Jason Appleton, was cheering his apparent luck in the cryptocurrency market and promising refunds.

I’m astonished to report that those refunds are actually happening.

Both tipsters to Massively OP and Kickstarter backers on the platform are reporting that their refunds are actually arriving.

“As promised, I have begun sending out more refunds,” Appleton writes on Kickstarter. “I am limited to $2,000 per day though Paypal. But we will get through them! You can use the link in the previous update to monitor refund progress moving forward. I can’t tell you all how happy being able to do this is making me. This has been a plague on my mind YEARS!!”

So there you go. Make sure you claim yours.

Source: Kickstarter. With thanks to Rolan and Wesley!
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Mr_Planthead

I remember looking into bitcoin many years ago when it was worth like 10 cents and thought “I should try that.” Then a couple years ago a friend mentioned mining his first bitcoin and I thought “oh yeah I was gonna try that.” Guess who never tried that and is now punching himself in the junk for not doing that??

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Jason Appleton

Wow, I’m shocked to see this article.
For those of you questioning the BTC market, I’ve seen this happen many times. Crypto ebbs and flows are a norm, and though this crash has been more drastic than previous years due to FUD, Futures and Regulations in addition to Asian Lunar Year, I’m confident things will improve come March/April. Now is the time to buy! Just my opinion!

As for “cashing out”, sure I’ve taken some profit though I still hold and continue to build my Bitcoin position weekly as well as a growing portfolio of over 60 alt coins.

As for the Refunds, yes, this has been a plague on my mind for many years and finally being in a position to make it all right has been a huge load off. I truly believed this project could be done. I thought everyone telling me I was crazy for even thinking it to be possible just jealous for having gotten funding from KS. Knowing what I know now, I realize why I was branded as a scammer from before the KS even ended. If I saw me today, trying to Kickstart a similar project , knowing what I know now, I’d think it was a bullshit cash grab too. I was just very ignorant and too trusting.

Whats done is done and I learned a lot but yes, I will get through the refunds. I will be making Refunds each week/month until everyone that has submitted the refund form through Feb gets their refund. I feel over a month is plenty of time as others have agreed. I just want to make things right and move on, once and for all.

I am sorry things went the way they did and sorry its taken so long. Coming up with that kind of cash is no easy feat.

Be well.

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Duey Bear

I can’t even imagine the weight of that guilt… and I can’t express how proud I am of you making it right. It is an inspiration and a reminder that there are honest people in the world. People start projects, and more often or not projects fail, but it takes someone with guts to make that right. Good on you sir. It’s the kind of person who rises from failure who goes on to do great things.

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Rolan Storm

Wow, I’m shocked to see this article.
Why? Massively are quite fast to react.

Be well.
Thanks, Jason.

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Targeter

Good on ya for trying to make it right.

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pepperzine

Thanks for taking responsibility and refunding those who donated. It is definitely a step in the right direction and I’m sure they appreciate it.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

A cautionary tale for devs who leap into Kickstarter.

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Armsbend

You can use the money to make a lot in bitcoin?

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Ashfyn Ninegold

No. Money has weight and for a person with a bit of integrity or morals, which apparently you don’t believe this dev has, the weight of making mistakes and owing people money as a result can be heavy. The KS was 6 years ago, but from his communications, this guy has been carrying around the weight of owing $90,000 to people who gave it to him in good faith for years. His relief at being able to finally pay it back is palpable.

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Armsbend

Get your money fast – Bitcoin and other currencies are in a current freefall.

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Rolan Storm

It is not actually fast or slow – he is handing out the refunds, so he still controls the process.

“Whoever controls Dune controls the Spice.” ;) Not exactly fitting, but I decided to anyway. :D

pepperzine
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pepperzine

If he’s handing out refunds, chances are he already cashed out.

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Armsbend

Or simply used it as an opportunity to brag about his new found wealth still tied up. He could have cashed out some while keeping some invested. Once he sees the market tanking he may change his tune. An easy scenario seeing how this guy is a complete pos.

pepperzine
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pepperzine

If he’s refunding people money he isn’t a complete pos no matter how you spin it. Intentions aren’t as important as outcomes. Let’s hope he continues to do so.

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Armsbend

we’ll see how it all ends up.

pepperzine
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pepperzine

Good, I hope everyone gets the refund they deserve. Hey, The Revival, it’s your turn now.

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Estranged

Summon Lethality. Lethality will tell you that the risk was worth it and wanting these refunds is for the cowardly and weak minded.

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deekay_plus

this is funny because on my news feed this morning is how a very large fraction of btc funds have been completely wiped out over night in 24 hours

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so i hope he already cashed out on his btc lol