1 May, 2013
So, Camelot Unchained is on the cusp of meeting its goal. As I write this, it needs just over $150,000 in 23 hours right now.
The success of this campaign will have tremendous ramifications on future MMO projects. I encourage you to support it.
I have fond memories of DAoC; it's the first graphical MMO I played seriously that I wasn't working on. I stopped playing it because I bought this little game called Meridian 59.
Anyway, let me keep this short (for me): this campaign needs to succeed. MMO players and MMO devs need a higher profile success in MMOs. We need to show that a smaller game can generate enough risk. We need someone experienced like Mark Jacobs who has shown he can deliver a game limited in scope to pull this off. We need an antidote to the repeated failures we've seen.
Speaking as someone who has dealt with investors when trying to fund an MMO, the success of this campaign will be an important signal that MMOs aren't dead, especially at the lower end. If you care about MMOs, go support this. Even if you hate RvR and Mark Jacobs kicked your puppy, go toss in $5 to show there's support for small-scale MMOs. Your support will make a lot of difference not only to this game, but to (my) other similar games in the future.