... I cannot believe it.... You actually made a post about this? Oh man, I really should counter that by creating a post of mine lol.
Listen brother, I am more than happy for the developer to drive a Porsche or Ferrarri or pay off his mortgage if he delivers a game that I want. Why? So that he can continue making it and I won't even lose sleep over it, to the contrary I am happy for him.I personally would much prefer WMD, but unfortunately no developer with the right mind would go for it, because just think about it.... The developers get to keep 30% of the profit, 70% goes away. If I was a developer I wouldn't go to WMD, I would go to Kickstarter.
Kickstarter is an investment but with the only reward being the game, you however want more than a game, in fact you are more concerned about the money than the game. Me? If you promise to develop a good game like Wasteland 2? I'd say "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" You put more value in to the money than in to the game. You have to remember that this is an individual opinion, for you it might not be worth it, but me personally I think it's totally worth it. If you disagree, that doesn't make Kickstarter a scam. And to actually compare it to a Nigerian scam is absolutely ridiculous. The Nigerian scam is an investment where you don't get anything in return AT ALL, which basically means theft. With Kickstarter you get a game that you love in return. And if you are a gamer like me that has been craving for a proper game like Fallout 1+2 from the very same developers themselves for over 10 years, than you too would be more than happy to fund it. In fact I will tell them "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DEVELOPING THIS!"Why would I do that? because let's face it the publishers won't fund in these games, because they cater for mass sale instead of for a group of old school RPG lovers.
WMD is an absolute brilliant idea but, what you fail to mention in your post is the fact that it only has 1 game in development and that one game is developed by WMD owners themselves. They have been around for a while now, and still nobody has signed up with them. So it's a sinking ship basically.I for one believe and support Kickstarter, because not only does it create indie developers a chance, they also cater for other stuff hardware etc. etc.