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March 14th, 2012, 14:21
Originally Posted by Ferris_bg View Post
Thats good news screeg!

Btw, just imagine if the project gets more funding and attention what this game could become - the Fallout 3 we never got!
Well thats something i really want. Fallout 3 (true sequel).
For that, iam willing to pay, alot…

But wasteland is gonne be close i guess.. ?
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March 14th, 2012, 15:00
I hope so, a lot of people will follow this project closely and we'll see where it goes.
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March 14th, 2012, 15:29
woah… 4 people have pledged $10000 or more…
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March 14th, 2012, 15:44
I don't see why people keep saying that this sends some sort of message to publishers/financers that people still want topdown oldie rpgs if it only takes $1M to fund one. At that level these dev houses could self-fund such projects, they're just not willing to invest their own money.

If publishers were to be interested in this it would be by how much the game sells after release(each donation is also a lost full-price sale), not by whether or not a low budget game manages to self fund, publishers are not in the business of funding games to break even.
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March 14th, 2012, 15:59
Originally Posted by Ferris_bg View Post
Btw, just imagine if the project gets more funding and attention what this game could become - the Fallout 3 we never got!
Ironic that the more money they get, the longer it will take before we see it.

I'm hoping for the true Fallout 2 we never got. The one they produced, sans the original team, wasn't all that great.

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March 14th, 2012, 16:19
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March 14th, 2012, 16:27
Originally Posted by guenthar View Post
I don't have a credit card but I have a debit card I use so it's not a problem for me but I'm still not sure since I didn't really like Wasteland.
Hm. Can you pay with a debet card as well?

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March 14th, 2012, 17:46
Originally Posted by Twotricks View Post
But you like turn based rpgs ?
I love turn-based rpgs and at least half of my most favorite games are turn-based and before VTMB my most favorite game was World of Xeen. I'm just not that into Post-Apocalyptic and up until recently I disliked isometric perspectives. (there were some exceptions like Ultima 7 and the Gold Box games)

PS. Most debit cards can be used as credit cards and if it says Visa, Mastercard, ect. then there shouldn't be a problem.
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March 14th, 2012, 17:47
For people without cards/workable cards, there's a thread on the Double Fine forum about alternative payment methods:
http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/5981
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March 14th, 2012, 17:57
Originally Posted by guenthar View Post
I love turn-based rpgs and at least half of my most favorite games are turn-based and before VTMB my most favorite game was World of Xeen. I'm just not that into Post-Apocalyptic and up until recently I disliked isometric perspectives. (there were some exceptions like Ultima 7 and the Gold Box games)
Supporting this project makes it more likely for future turn-based RPG's to be made.
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March 14th, 2012, 18:54
Already contributed with $15. I'm all for this kind of funding for software.

Its a dream come true for people like me on their way to 40s and have very very good memories of old-school pc gamming.
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March 14th, 2012, 20:15
Backed them with 100$. Don't fark this up Mr. Fargo and crew.
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March 14th, 2012, 20:39
I wonder if this increases or decreases the chance of an obsidian / Chris avallone kickstarter game being made? Is there enough room/interest for 2 crowdfunded hardcore RPGs to be made right now?
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March 14th, 2012, 20:40
Talking about Obsidian … a project was canned, 20-30 people fired. News at GameBanshee. Doesn't sound good at all.

Maybe they would indeed be well advised to setup a new company and do the Kickstarter thing.
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March 14th, 2012, 20:45
I'd beware of the Minecraft clone syndrome. What works for the first guy…

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March 14th, 2012, 20:46
This thing is mad !!!
Almost 700K already !
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March 14th, 2012, 21:09
Originally Posted by Jaesun View Post
Don't fark this up Mr. Fargo and crew.
That is the real concern. There's no way to know if they will produce something that is any good or even anything at all. Historical performance is no indication of future results (Hi Mr. Garriot!).

That said, I signed up for $50. Keeping my fingers crossed…
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March 14th, 2012, 23:55
760,000.00! If this pace keeps up, even for just a few more days, we're gonna see a mighty-fine Wasteland 2. Seeing Jason Anderson on the team helped me dish out 15 bucks.
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March 15th, 2012, 00:30
It would be nice if they could make enough money to also re-release Wasteland with added sound and a moderate graphics upgrade.

I'd love to play the original after hearing so many great things about, but it's just too dated for me at this point. I could probably get past the graphics, but the absence of any significant sound effects is a killer for me.
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March 15th, 2012, 01:51
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
It would be nice if they could make enough money to also re-release Wasteland with added sound and a moderate graphics upgrade.

I'd love to play the original after hearing so many great things about, but it's just too dated for me at this point. I could probably get past the graphics, but the absence of any significant sound effects is a killer for me.
I opened a rerelease thread on their forums, even suggesting they actually sell it for increased funding. I was quickly disullusioned. They don't have the rights.

It isn't entirely lost though. They're still trying to negociate. The current KS performance could weigh in their favor.

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