Kickstarter Overpowered: Week one summary

    
34

As of today, we’ve been running the Massively Overpowered Kickstarter campaign for just one week. We can’t believe the outpouring of support you’ve given us already; it propelled us to move even faster and get the site up much sooner than we originally anticipated. Thank you all so very much. Just three weeks to go!

Here’s how the week unfolded:

Friday, February 6th: We pushed “go” on our Kickstarter campaign at 10:30ish in the morning, hearts in our throats. I am not sure I can explain the terror we all felt.

Saturday, February 7th: Terror had turned to amazement; we were already well past halfway to our baseline goal thanks to the efforts of our fellow MMO players. Eliot even sang us a song, and we added our first stretch goal.

Sunday, February 8th: In less than 48 hours, you’d cleared our $50k hurdle and fully funded our KS. Yeah, we’re no flaming kittens, but still — how awesome is this?

Monday, February 9th: We introduced you to Mo, our accidental mascot. He’s the cutest.

Tuesday, February 10th: Panic! We’d run into snags on the site. We were working like madmen. No time for sleep!

Wednesday, February 11th: The preliminary website went live just before 9 a.m. with our very first podcast and Daily Grind post. And we were off and running with the news!

Then this happened on our very first day live. Darnit.

Thursday, February 12: Bree can no longer remember what it was like to succeed at inbox zero. It was something she did a long time ago. Before the Dark Times. Before… the Empire.

Friday, February 13th: Ding, 60!

We’re still pushing toward our $75k stretch goal (to send writers to several distant cons in 2015), and we have three weeks to achieve it, so we aren’t done yet! We understand that not everyone can contribute, and that’s OK. We’re not rich either! There are plenty of ways you can help even if you can’t afford to pledge. Whitelist us, comment on our work, and spread the news that we’re back to your friends and followers. Every bit helps.

We’re literally running on love right now; we won’t see a penny for quite a bit after the Kickstarter ends. But this has been so worth it. Thank you, all of you, for making a full-fledged MOP possible!

-Team Mo

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Observer98
Guest
Observer98

Fantastic to see your Kickstarter succeeding and I kicked in!

Glad to see Massively back, and the reporting looks like the old reporting which is good, but I hope you guys do some different things as well- be a bit more edgy/opinionated perhaps (no more AOL!), and maybe some new columns.

Backuplight
Guest
Backuplight

I never doubted you’d hit your goal, well deserved guys! Keep it up. :)

Nanulak
Guest
Nanulak

I can’t say welcome back because I feel that this is not
more of the same but instead an entirely new venture.  What I can say is –
Awesome site!  I see a bright future here.  Keep it coming and we
will be here to devour it all.

Welcome to my favorites list ;)

Rathri
Guest
Rathri

Great to see you guys are back! :D

nightbeard
Guest
nightbeard

This site is more visually appealing.

Bannex19
Guest
Bannex19

Nerf massivelyop.

HEXENWOLF
Guest
HEXENWOLF

I didn’t comment on the “site that shall not be named” when I learned of it’s closure. I was too bummed. Suffice to say, I’m so happy the team has banded together and turned the negative into a positive. Your Kickstarter campaign only serves to prove how important you are to the community. Keep up the good work!

TronSheridan
Guest
TronSheridan

Congrats to you guys.  I hope everything works out and you can sustain this for a long term run!!

djnesh
Guest
djnesh

MO is the only site whitelisted in my no track / ad block … and ads are hilarious as they cant serve me “targeted” ones :D
At the MO team: you exceeded all my expectations — I known that site will be great but in this short time, that’s some serious work on the all fronts and deserves special respect for the whole team behind it. I’d say keep up with the great job but, please, do get some time off, we have comments section to keep us busy in the meantime :) (and I need to do some work dangit ;))

Evade2015
Guest
Evade2015

I’ve linked several MO news articles in several different places on the internets. Not because I’m trying to support this website, but because the news and articles, as well as the quality of the writing, has been top notch. Keep up the great work. This website is now bookmarked and placed near the top of my list. Keep up the great job