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Camelot Unchained Forum » General Discussion » $5000 Personal Island Tier. Would you?

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  Arcona

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3/28/13 11:59:21 AM#81
I guess you get 27 years of subscribtion with it. :)

  jandrsn

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3/28/13 12:00:29 PM#82
Originally posted by DMKano

No - for something that is most likely not ever going to see a launch date, no.

I hope CU funds and launches, but the odds are heavily against them, that is the hard truth.

The vast majority of game kickstarters fail to fund, and then consider how many MMOs fail in development, and then how many turn out crappy.

This is a BRUTAL business to be in and the gamers are very needy and pretty unforgiving.

Good luck :)

 

This deserves a +1. Personally it feels like they will launch then be a zombuy game, buy stuff and we'll zombie march for a few years, but if they never launch I'd be suprised. It takes balls to have a 5k tier, they must have a lot of little fish biting to attempt this.
  sweetdigs

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3/28/13 12:02:44 PM#83
Originally posted by Storm_Fireblade

I have no idea why people are complaining that much here. In my opinion owning your own island, as some of the perks for donating, sounds absolutely awesome. You are not buying an ingame island for 5.000$. You are donating 5.000$ to support a vision you like and get rewards for doing so.

Kickstarters primary goal is to fund a project, thats what every donation is helping to accomplish. The rewards are only meant as a "Thank You" from the developers and the more innovative and cool those are, the more people might be willing to help fund the game.

Is this kind of like buying your own island for 5.000$? Yes, but the first thing you do is to help fund the game and for 5.000$ the island isn´t the only thing you get as a "Thank You". Compared to all the other rewards from that tier, its a lot less, what the island itself actually costs.

Too bad this isnt offered as some kind of 500$ Addon or something like that :D

If they offered it for $500, we'd have to call it the world's largest archipelago.  TONS of people would buy it.  =)

  sweetdigs

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3/28/13 12:03:45 PM#84
Originally posted by jandrsn
Originally posted by DMKano

No - for something that is most likely not ever going to see a launch date, no.

I hope CU funds and launches, but the odds are heavily against them, that is the hard truth.

The vast majority of game kickstarters fail to fund, and then consider how many MMOs fail in development, and then how many turn out crappy.

This is a BRUTAL business to be in and the gamers are very needy and pretty unforgiving.

Good luck :)

 

This deserves a +1. Personally it feels like they will launch then be a zombuy game, buy stuff and we'll zombie march for a few years, but if they never launch I'd be suprised. It takes balls to have a 5k tier, they must have a lot of little fish biting to attempt this.

Why are you guys even here?  I ask this in all sincerity.  I don't read the forums for the games I have zero interest, much less post derogatory comments in them.

  Storm_Fireblade

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3/28/13 12:09:14 PM#85
Originally posted by sweetdigs
Originally posted by Storm_Fireblade

I have no idea why people are complaining that much here. In my opinion owning your own island, as some of the perks for donating, sounds absolutely awesome. You are not buying an ingame island for 5.000$. You are donating 5.000$ to support a vision you like and get rewards for doing so.

Kickstarters primary goal is to fund a project, thats what every donation is helping to accomplish. The rewards are only meant as a "Thank You" from the developers and the more innovative and cool those are, the more people might be willing to help fund the game.

Is this kind of like buying your own island for 5.000$? Yes, but the first thing you do is to help fund the game and for 5.000$ the island isn´t the only thing you get as a "Thank You". Compared to all the other rewards from that tier, its a lot less, what the island itself actually costs.

Too bad this isnt offered as some kind of 500$ Addon or something like that :D

If they offered it for $500, we'd have to call it the world's largest archipelago.  TONS of people would buy it.  =)

I know. I´m just feeling sad, that 5.000$ is out of my range. So in love with this island idea, especially as a crafter :(

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  jandrsn

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3/28/13 6:45:00 PM#86
I'm here because the game sounds awesome, but the pre-game is sure a cash shop. When does it end? Once it goes live, who knows if the 5k 'donation' will be back. Your either naive or lying if you say you know for sure; Jacobs himself can't know. I just want an honest game, a box purchase then a sub. No buying anything. If the devs make something it should be for the game itself. Think they just happened to have a few extra islands and then had this idea? No, they will spend time working on this to the determent of the game. But no worries! They can just do another cash grab in order to afford the next cash grab, so the next cash grab is funded for the next cash grab....
  Ziftylrhavic

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3/29/13 4:48:26 AM#87
Originally posted by jandrsn
I'm here because the game sounds awesome, but the pre-game is sure a cash shop. When does it end? Once it goes live, who knows if the 5k 'donation' will be back. Your either naive or lying if you say you know for sure; Jacobs himself can't know. I just want an honest game, a box purchase then a sub. No buying anything. If the devs make something it should be for the game itself. Think they just happened to have a few extra islands and then had this idea? No, they will spend time working on this to the determent of the game. But no worries! They can just do another cash grab in order to afford the next cash grab, so the next cash grab is funded for the next cash grab....

Did you read anything about the game at all?

 

The donation will be part of the KickStarter campaign, you won't be able to do it again once it has ended...

 

Why do you think MJ went for a subscription model? It's so than once there are enough people regularly playing the game he won't have to worry about the next income but only about improving the game. That's why there is a KS in the first place, and than it's so long to start and with so much explanations, it's to see if there are enough people interested in the game concept. It also means that everybody will be equal in term of fighting strength. If there is a cash shop, it will be for cosmetic items, and only that. You won't even be able to get the items that will be offered to the backers from the KS with the Founder Point...

 

Considering the amount of work to be done for the islands... you just need to extand the map a little. And there won't be that many people that will be able to buy it anyway.

  Qallidexz

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3/29/13 4:52:14 AM#88

 

I say, to any rich people who take him up on this, and contribute $5k to the game development, much <3, and thanks for helping to make this happen... You deserve to have an island, and a great game to put it in. :-)

  Daizedd

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3/29/13 4:55:04 AM#89
Originally posted by Qallidexz

 

I say, to any rich people who take him up on this, and contribute $5k to the game development, much <3, and thanks for helping to make this happen... You deserve to have an island, and a great game to put it in. :-)

QFT

  Adamai

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3/29/13 5:30:56 AM#90
ive got a spare 50 k if i really wanted my own island.. but why would i. it would have to be a fantastic gane.. i would pay 5k to own an eve online station.
  Instigator-Jones

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3/31/13 2:50:56 PM#91
Just to play devils advocate... how would you work these islands into the Games lore? It would be just plain weird to travel through the swamps, and mountains of this forgotten realm, battling monsters and stiring up mahem, only to end up on the shore of Trump island!
  Sornin

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3/31/13 2:55:57 PM#92
Originally posted by Instigator-Jones
Just to play devils advocate... how would you work these islands into the Games lore? It would be just plain weird to travel through the swamps, and mountains of this forgotten realm, battling monsters and stiring up mahem, only to end up on the shore of Trump island!

There are a few possibilities. The first is to simply make these islands non-canonical. Depending on what these islands can actually be used for, this may or may not be a problem. If the goal of the islands is to basically just construct some buildings and lounge around, this is not a problem. If the islands are meant to actually be part of the realm war in some fashion then this is a problem.

The second possibility is to enforce the lore upon them. So, if you got a personal island, you could not name it anything unsuitable for the world. Then again, the islands may not even have names.

We still do not know how these islands are really going to work. Will they be on each server? What control do you have on them? Can you lock people out or can they freely be visited? Once those questions are answered we will have a much better understanding.

  Thorkune

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3/31/13 2:57:42 PM#93
Originally posted by Ziftylrhavic
Originally posted by Thorkune

Not even if I hit the lottery. I would never pay 5k for pixels. I haven't payed for a subscription in over a year now.

Besides, Where will your money be when the game eventually shuts down?

 

 

How much do you pay to have a seat at a football match? A match where you won't even participate in

I don't watch live sports. Why pay to deal with horrible traffic and big crowds when I can watch it for free in my living room.

  Instigator-Jones

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3/31/13 4:55:08 PM#94
Originally posted by Sornin
Originally posted by Instigator-Jones
Just to play devils advocate... how would you work these islands into the Games lore? It would be just plain weird to travel through the swamps, and mountains of this forgotten realm, battling monsters and stiring up mahem, only to end up on the shore of Trump island!

There are a few possibilities. The first is to simply make these islands non-canonical. Depending on what these islands can actually be used for, this may or may not be a problem. If the goal of the islands is to basically just construct some buildings and lounge around, this is not a problem. If the islands are meant to actually be part of the realm war in some fashion then this is a problem.

The second possibility is to enforce the lore upon them. So, if you got a personal island, you could not name it anything unsuitable for the world. Then again, the islands may not even have names.

We still do not know how these islands are really going to work. Will they be on each server? What control do you have on them? Can you lock people out or can they freely be visited? Once those questions are answered we will have a much better understanding.

That's a great observation... given your points, I would think it rather insane to offer up $5K. There just seems to be to many unknowns even given his track record. It's been my experience that once you put down a proposal, you'd better have a CLEAR vision of waht you're going to give for what you're asking for. It seems almost recklace to put up that much cash.

  n00n3r

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3/31/13 6:00:27 PM#95

You are all thinking of individual donations.  I'll admit, for a single person to drop $5000 is considerable. But a strong organization would be able to gather that much money  fairly easily. 

 

I could think of a particularly awful organization that could come up with $5k pretty much instantly.

  Steazy

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3/31/13 6:01:18 PM#96
Definitely not.
  SoMuchMass

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3/31/13 6:08:38 PM#97
5k is pocket change for a lot of people.  Heck, some people give streamers on Twitch 50k donations.  
  LydarSynn

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3/31/13 6:12:59 PM#98
Originally posted by SoMuchMass
5k is pocket change for a lot of people.  Heck, some people give streamers on Twitch 50k donations.  

LOL- either those people are just insanely rich or they will be broke shortly. I can't imagine giving anyone 5k for a game unless it was for an investment and I have the money. IMO, this would be a seriously poor use of funds no matter how much money you have. There is much more good you could do with that money via charitable donations that make an impact on the real world.

  SoMuchMass

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3/31/13 6:18:06 PM#99
Originally posted by LydarSynn
Originally posted by SoMuchMass
5k is pocket change for a lot of people.  Heck, some people give streamers on Twitch 50k donations.  

LOL- either those people are just insanely rich or they will be broke shortly. I can't imagine giving anyone 5k for a game unless it was for an investment and I have the money. IMO, this would be a seriously poor use of funds no matter how much money you have. There is much more good you could do with that money via charitable donations that make an impact on the real world.

There are insanely rich people that play games. 14 people funded Richard Garriort's project with $5000+.

Also, I am sure a lot of these people give to charity but you can't expect them to not spend on leisure.  Some MMO accounts sell for thousands of dollars.

  Oldskoo

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3/31/13 6:22:44 PM#100
Originally posted by SoMuchMass
5k is pocket change for a lot of people.  Heck, some people give streamers on Twitch 50k donations.  

This really is true. For some people 5k is nada. Others, including myself, couldn't afford that on a game. I'm sure we all know or heard of people that waste a lot more than that for one night at a casino. The point is, if you have it, who am I to judge what you do with it? From my perspective, I hope we see some people with the disposable cash and interest in CU going for it the island because, despite a lot of the optimism, I think we are going to need all the help we can get to fund this. 

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