Kickstarter – TMI?

It’s been a few months now since I helped fund a few Kickstarter projects, and I’m happy to say all of them appear to be progressing nicely. That said, I’m rarely interested in the content of their weekly email updates.

For one, the games are far off from release so getting hyped this early seems a bit silly, especially for non-MMO titles. On top of that, do I really want to know that much info before I play the game? I’ve already paid, so I don’t need it to help me make a buying decision, and again for non-MMO titles I feel like being surprised or figuring out things is part of the fun.

I think it might also be an age thing. I’ve gone through so many early hype cycles now that I’m burned out, even for titles I’m really looking forward to. Having so many titles to play as is, not to mention a huge Steam backlog, and who has time for something a year or more away?

Just me?

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Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.
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6 Responses to Kickstarter – TMI?

  1. scott says:

    Funny – I read (correction, skimmed / glanced at / deleted) the latest update from Camelot Unchained, which contains some huge background story for a race that might be in the game. I don’t really know the content beyond that as I’m barely interested enough to open the mail in the first place, much less read what equates to MMO fan fiction.

    Inspiration for this post, perhaps?

    • SynCaine says:

      Primarily, yes.

      But I’ve also been skimming other updates as well, like Massive Chalice and the BG-like RPG who’s name I can’t think of right now…

  2. Silk says:

    I am in agreement, Massive Chalice, Camelot Unchained, SOTA, and Torment send updates and I rarely read any of them, I just want the finished product.

  3. hurr says:

    Well, it’s kinda the point. You might not be interested in reading them, but if they didn’t post them thousands of people would post about how they are scammers because they went dark.

  4. Mark says:

    I like updates at least once a month, I don’t want to be spammed nonstop either but I don’t want it to feel like the people ran off with my money.

  5. Tierless says:

    I’m having a blast with CU. For me it’s about a fun ride to alpha, beta, and beyond.

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