An interesting thing happened when Justin put out his list of Kickstarted MMOs that raised the most money; the comments pointed out that the majority of those games were still in ambiguous development states, with a minority in release and only a couple that could really be considered fairly successful with a launched product. And that’s not counting the numerous Kickstarted games not on that list but either outright scuttled (Embers of Caerus) or weakly limping along (Pathfinder Online). And it’s not counting how many games that seem to be going decently in development also turned to additional funding. (We count all of those in Make My MMO!)
From one perspective, this could be a sign that Kickstarter doesn’t really work for MMOs as a funding approach. However, you could just as easily look at it as a situation wherein Kickstarter gets the ball rolling, and it’s up to the actual team to keep it rolling, providing at least a chance at these titles going into real development when they otherwise wouldn’t have even had that. So are you still on board the Kickstarter MMO train? Or do you feel it ultimately didn’t go much of anywhere?