We’re all clear on the fact that at this point Kickstarted MMOs do not have a great track record, right? For every Elite: Dangerous or Albion Online there’s another Pathfinder Online or Chronicles of Elyria or similar. The flubs are consistent. But what makes Chronicles of Elyria a bit unique here is the sheer volume of people who are taking what’s left of Soulbound Studios to task for the money that was put into the game with no chance of actually seeing a game at any point.
Look, we all know that it’s not happening now.
There are, of course, crowdfunded games that are very transparent about refunds and open about providing them. There are also games that sometimes grant them grudgingly but would prefer not to. And there are, of course, the many that collapse altogether and don’t actually have any money to give back in the first place. So have you ever tried to get your money back from an MMO Kickstarter? How did it turn out, and what’s the status on the game itself?