Leaderboard: Chronicles of Elyria’s Kickstarter funded. Did you back it?

    
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Ah, because you're awesome. That's your selling point.

On this week’s Massively OP podcast, both Justin and I expressed surprise that Chronicles of Elyria’s Kickstarter has done so well — it certainly seems to defy the prevailing gloom-and-doom about Kickstarters, MMORPGs, and Kickstarter MMORPGs. It also has no big-name devs behind it, and its mechanics are… well, the business model and FFA PvP nature of the game would suggest a limited audience.

And yet it funded late last night to the tune of $900,000 and rising, no doubt, since it has three weeks still to go.

I thought we might take this weekend’s Leaderboard and conduct a quick survey of the Massively OP readers. Did you back or are you backing Chronicles of Elyria? To the pollmobile!

Are you backing Chronicles of Elyria?

  • Maybe. I'm waiting to hear more or to see how it develops. (12%, 70 Votes)
  • Yep -- I backed for under $100. (10%, 60 Votes)
  • Yep -- I backed for over $100. (22%, 127 Votes)
  • Nope -- I do not back ANY game Kickstarters. (10%, 58 Votes)
  • Nope -- I'm not backing, but I might buy/play at launch. (21%, 125 Votes)
  • Nope -- I'm not backing, and I won't play at launch either. (15%, 85 Votes)
  • Elf butts. (10%, 60 Votes)

Total Voters: 585

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Denngar
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Denngar

schmidtcapela The Sojourner Damonvile Celestial JeromyWalsh But you did find somethings you could stand, and I think that’s key. It’s hard to take some people seriously when they talk about how long they’ve been around but they’ve been essentially sticking to the same experiences.

Apollymi
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Apollymi

Archebius I thought about this one and Black Desert.  In the end decided against because even though the other features sound exactly like what I want in a MMO, the first time I get killed by another player, or have something I’ve spent time building/creating destroyed I’ll be highly pissed at myself and that will be the end of that game.  It’s just not something I want to invest in on any level.  I know some folk do want it, but not for me.  I could even get around the perma-death thing at some level if it wasn’t for the non-con pvp.  It can be dressed up and presented in any number of ways, but it’s still there.  And some yahoo will go out of their way to ruin the game for other folks.

TimothyTierless
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TimothyTierless

JeromyWalsh But sir, you forget MMORPG Genre rule #187-EVE Online. I happen to speak PVP so I’ll interpret that rule for you. What it means is, never underestimate the PVPer. 

I’m excited to see how this universe evolves. Congrats on funding.

TimothyTierless
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TimothyTierless

Did I back this? It is a cruel world, one that preys upon those of us that live for chaos, challenge, excitement and risk while also embracing hope and fantasy. It makes us an easy target, our motivations are our weaknesses. Yes I backed this, because I long to recapture the imagination that I lost when I grew from child to adult and I hope this, much like CU and CF, will be able to provide it. The more games like these three aim to be, the better.

Archebius
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Archebius

My now-wife is not a fan of my kickstarter habit (I justify it in my head as philanthropy, she knows me better than that), so I had to put way too much money towards one last thing.

Archebius
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Archebius

Usually those would be a hard no for me as well, but their take on both is different enough that I’ll give it a shot.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

JeromyWalsh I don’t think there’s any confusion about the kind of world you’re saying you’re making in regard to PvP.
I think there’s a lot of skepticism that Elyria will manage to launch with sufficient meaningful deterrents to ganking such that ganking isn’t the default. And that’s not a burn on Elyria; that’s just 18 years of watching every single FFA PvP game screw it up. Every one.
Would love for this to be the one that proves it can be done.

paul2724
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paul2724

Their concept doesn’t appeal to me so very unlikely to be playing. On the other hand good luck to them it’s good to see another different game doing well.

Nakua
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Nakua

JeromyWalsh Don’t change your vision because some Q_Qers that want only PVE will nto play, please everywone is impossible, you already have tons of followers and your KS succed, so stick with THAT playerbase.
When a company watering down features to lure in more people mean this game is going to fail because it will make feel babad both crowds.
Let player police the game, a true sandbox need FFA pvp and a meaningfull crime system, to make certain playstyles meaningfull (assassins). You should also add full loot to make it working properly.
Good job guys, continue in this way. we are sick of all these PVE WoW clones, we need more hardcore sandbox games based on risk vs reward where pve/pvp/economy matters and have a purpose.

Francis courant
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Francis courant

AaronTallman Francis courant Veldan Maybe, who knows