The Banner Saga - Kickstarter Campaign
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March 19th, 2012, 12:45
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I don't understand what you are saying.
I'm saying that the publisher model would work very differently, if human nature wasn't what it is.
It's like capitalism. The system in itself could work very well, if it wasn't human nature to seek the shortest path to the greatest return.
We're like water, in that way. We want the path of least resistance.
There are exceptions, certainly, but those exceptions have a way of circumventing the weaknesses in any system. This is why we're seeing "art" even with the publisher model, or in the very similar Hollywood system - for instance.
This "kickstarter" system would seem to be better than the publisher model, but it's not like it can replace true passion and it's not like human nature will change.
Then again, I rarely buy the whole line of "it's all the fault of the publisher". It goes both ways - and some people just don't have the talent - regardless of the restrictions imposed upon them.