Pathfinder Online Kickstarter (Sandbox MMO)
Is having a hard time selling investors on the idea of funding a hybrid sandbox/fantasy MMO. I've been following the project with keen interest, and have traded words no few times with other fans and the dev staff on the official boards. *Yes, they actually post there*. While they have some self-funding and the backing of Paizo, they need to scrape together a large enough team and big enough backing (# of people, even if it's a dollar) to prove the concept viable through a *playable tech demo* to raise the type of investment needed to make it properly.
If you're tired of WoW clones and want a fantasy sandbox that strives to be a real RPG instead of Mad Max in Forgotten Realms, I urge you to check it out. The number of people backing the project will be far more important than the amount they "kick" in. Even though I don't agree with every design thoughts these guys have, they are willing to defend them on the boards and have meaningful discussions with the people interested in their product. Ergo, they are actually gamers and give a fuck.
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