Sacrament preps Patreon after failed Kickstarter, shows off the Thief

    
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Sacrament, the game billing itself as “the evolution of EverQuest,” suffered a disappointing Kickstarter in April. After raising a little over $3K of a $250K goal, the campaign failed and the team said that it would be exploring Patreon for crowdfunding instead.

While it doesn’t appear that the Patreon program is alive yet, the team posted the outline of tier rewards on the forums for those who will contribute in the future. Rewards for pledging include copies of the game, in-game currency, and name reservations.

And maybe you’ll feel more in a giving mood if you are looking for a good Thief to play. Happily, Sacrament has one in the making: “Thieves are scandalous in their endeavors to rob their enemies of their goods as well as their power. The Thief specializes in debuffing the enemy and exploiting their weaknesses, benefiting both themselves and others. This, alongside their ability to DPS, makes the Thief both a cunning group member and deadly on their own as they traverse the world.”

The devs have also been talking about the various features of Sacrament, including something called the “clickie item system.” Clickies are objects that allow players to perform actions normally reserved for other roles, although the clickie version will not be as powerful as a native class’ ability would.

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Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Winterstone I have to ask why not?
Thought I laid that out in my post pretty well. Not sure what else I can say about it.
What does it truly harm?

The chances for other small scale indie titles looking for success, it hurts the reputations of indies to have so many “never gonna happen” games publicly languish. Not to mention the people that spend money, sometimes apparently a lot, on these pipe dreams expecting something to actually come of it.
I applaud any indie dev and if they are working hard why not be positive about it.

I applaud them as well! Until they start asking for money from consumers without delivering a viable path to a finished product. I’m all for indie devs/games, I’ve been super happy at how crowdfunding has allowed the scene to grow, both in and out of MMO’s. It provides us with a ton more variety and a lot of interesting titles. But that’s the thing, something has to come of us, it can’t be a Trials of Ascension style “We’ve been working on this for 10 years and the whole team still lacks any practical experience/knowledge in game development!”
Who cares if they don’t make it or it fails, bottom line is at least they are trying. 

I do, for the sake of crowdfunding, for the sake of the genre, and for the sake of other peoples money. I want to see people back games that have at least some chance of delivering a final product that remotely resembles what was promised. So when you have a team with no game development experience laying out their plans for an incredibly complex and ambitious MMO, one which would easily require a pretty significant budget and very experienced engineers and developers, I don’t want to see people reinforce their illusion. If they want to make games, I’m all for that, but they need to start small and work up, not the other way around.

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

But it’s not on their own, they intend to get money from others. While stupidity on the investing masses is their own fault, when projects that collect funds fail to produce a product it taints the image of crowd-sourcing in general.

Winterstone
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Winterstone

Man, people are so negative. I am not interested in this project at all, but let them try and fail on their own.

Winterstone
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Winterstone

Greaterdivinity I have to ask why not? What does it truly harm? I applaud any indie dev and if they are working hard why not be positive about it. Who cares if they don’t make it or it fails, bottom line is at least they are trying.

Gibbins
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Gibbins

Pepperzine Pirate pancake griddles are what kickstarter is for because…

1.  Only an alien lizard man wouldn’t want one.
2.  Very achievable goal.

plynky12
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plynky12

I guess some folks can’t take a hint. 
Determination and resolve are admirable qualities, I suppose.

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

Are they still sticking with their “It will be super duper epicly ambitious project of grand scale” plan?

Vanblod
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Vanblod

Greaterdivinity Couldn’t agree with this more.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Pepperzine I totally want one of those!

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

$3k out of $250k, and they are still planning on going forward with this (I mean really, come on, the pirate pancake griddle raised 6 times that amount of money https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1198660096/pirate-pancake-griddle-skull-and-crossbones-pancak/posts)?  Seems like a big red flag to me that the market isn’t interested and that anyone who does throw money at this should have very low expectations.