Chronicles of Elyria Kickstarter hits nearly a third of its funding in less than 24 hours

    
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What do you get when you promise an MMORPG with aging, permanent death, offspring, and a destructible world? Apparently, you get $270,000 of funding pretty quickly. The Chronicles of Elyria Kickstarter hasn’t been running a full day as of this writing, but the developers happily announced that the game hit the 25% funding mark in less than 10 hours, with further funding pushing it close to a third of its total $900,000 goal.

The announcement of the funding milestone also comes with a message of appreciation to the game’s community, with the developers thanking players for believing in the game’s experienced but largely untested team and what they can do. If you’re still interested in the game but wanted to hold off on tossing in money until you knew that the campaign had legs, now’s the time to jump over.

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The Sojourner
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DugFromTheEarth Kickstarter tiers are my main beef with KS in general. It’s what made me cancel my pledge. It seemed like every update was about the rewards.
“You can now get TWO horses for the Silver Platinum Extra tier!”

You shouldn’t pledge based on what reward you’ll get. It should be based on your disposable income and wanting to help the developers create your dream game.

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KaiserPhoenix Probably because the Lead Designer likes Medieval Fantasy more than those (I know I do).

People like me still yearn for a massive virtual world that emulates a classic fantasy novel. Sure, there are lots of medieval fantasy games on the market, but that’s just it, they’re “games”. There is a distinct lack of medieval fantasy virtual worlds in the graphical MMO market.

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Oleg Chebeneev KS pledge graphs always show the same curve. Most cash is within first 2 days and the last 2 days and end push typically similar to starting push. 3.5 mil would be FAR beyond the norm and highly questionable.

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Reht Mark Jacobs Armsbend Sigbjorn COE is OWPVP along with lots and lots of other elements.

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Ket_Viliano Warking Line with more hugs wolfyseyes So then hire guards both npc and pc to protect you. Just like real life. *shrugs*

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Gibbins Lights_andMusic Elite Dangerous

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VilleUusitalo Gibbins Sigbjorn Elite Dangerous

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PaganRites Oleg Chebeneev Ironwu I’m also coming from Revival as I’m sure a few know and I’m fine with dropping the amount that I’m dropping. I have nothing to play right now and money to help a project.

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PaganRites Francis courant Oleg Chebeneev Yea I agree. 900,000 is just the minimum though, they could probably get a lot more, depending on what the studio does during the campaign. Getting let’s say $500,000 additional crowdfunding money could be very useful to them.

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PaganRites I’m glad you’ve done your research. I feel like there are a lot of naive customers out there who are backing at the big tiers, and I worry for them, but maybe my misgivings are for naught. I’m definitely keeping my eye on the Kickstarter.

There is a part of me that doesn’t necessary want such a comprehensive simulation of a fantasy world. Time was when I had more time for gaming and there were less options in the MMO space, I’d be happy for so much “realism” in how the game world mirrored our own. These days, however, my free time is a commodity, and some of the gameplay features for CoE may turn out to be too cumbersome for my own tastes and schedule.

Still, I hope things will turn out well for this game, whether I ultimately play it or not. Everyone wins if it’s successful in meeting its goals and pleasing its customers. Goodness knows we need more “wins” in the indie, crowdfunded MMO space…