The Daily Grind: Have you backed any MMO Kickstarters that you deeply regret?

Yesterday, as our writers were shaking their heads over Star Citizen’s latest shenanigans, Eliot cracked a joke about how having backed the game had become a punchline. I said I doubted anyone on the team had backed it, and then MJ pipes up and says she did: She grabbed one of the earliest intro ships and has barely looked at it since, just waiting for the actual finished game to emerge.

We gave her a pass, since honestly, anyone who backed it way back when couldn’t have really seen the last five or six years coming, right? Elite Dangerous’ Kickstarter was the same year and it’s been out for ages – Star Citizen didn’t look like a bad bet back then. (If you’re still paying $700 for a concept ship sight-unseen in 2018, well, I have no words for that.)

I didn’t back Star Citizen, but I have backed some serious duds. I’m livid over the stalled development of TUG and complete lack of communication from its developers. Greed Monger gave refunds (though apparently not all – thanks Xanward), but TUG won’t even say boo. Yeah sure it was 10 or 20 bucks, but still. Weird world.

Have you backed any MMO Kickstarters that you deeply regret?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Simons Vikzy

No. Surely no regret anytime. I have got so many things. Even I have made video about it to. So, Entertainment & Drama is more important.

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Jonny Sage

I cant think of any i deeply regret, but I shouldnt have backed Vengeance or Repopulation as they turned out to be vaporware and a flop.

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sizer99

I backed Star Citizen for $50 when it was just a cute little kickstarter, though all I wanted was the single player game (also still absent).

I don’t really regret it though, because it was only $50 and I’ve gotten far more than that worth of entertainment. Not from the game, but the Drama. Plus I get to load up the latest version every now and then just to admire how broken it still is.

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rufty

I’ve only ever backed Eco and MassivelyOP, and I’m happy with both. :-) I do regret not backing Pantheon and Camelot Unchained as these seem like great games to be testing!

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sirradoria

Star Citizen

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George Wilson III

I backed SotA and even invested in it. I have enjoyed it to an extent but I will never get my $ worth out of the game. I hope it does well though.

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The Gleeful Grognard

Not really a “backer” per say but I regret spending money on the founders edition of everquest landmark.

What can I say, I was really keen on seeing what would be done after the first reveal of EQ:Next and figured an established company like SOE wouldn’t collapse… Boy was I wrong.

Amusingly I am very happy with Star Citizen so far, it has provided some amazing gameplay firsts for me and given what I paid for it I am not losing any sleep. At least they seem to be fairly organised these days and are actually hitting release goals without cutting content or missing them by years. :P
Still, I only really wanted the singleplayer experience in the first place, so the sooner squadron 42 comes the better.

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Ben Stone

Only game I have Kickstarted is Crowfall and I have been happy with the progress to date.

Early access on the other hand I have been burnt quite a lot, losing interest after a few hours and the games never becoming good.

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Specus

I’ve backed The Repopulation and Landmark. I didn’t play either of them for very long.

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Ailsa Nordstrom

I’ve backed SotA, Crowfall, and Camelot Unchained. The only one I regret is SotA. I absolutely LOVED the Ultima series of games and I also really liked Tabula Rasa. It takes nothing away from those games to say that I am really diappointed with SotA.