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Update #23: Less than 50 Hours to Go! Documentary News, Playing Cards, and New Wallpaper!

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Nice, the PE documentary will make a nice addition to my CE.....as will the playing cards i just updated my pledge for. All in all a simply amazing update. Very happy with it.

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As of the 48 hours mark before the end of the Kickstarter, there's 3,1M collected on KS and nearly 90K on Paypal.

2 days, 310,000$ missing...

Can we get our big city??
*prays*

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I'm starting to believe that we may just make it. Fingers crossed

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You know i've never had a problem importing/buying items from overseas before. Does Australia even have import taxes on things like this???

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As of the 48 hours mark before the end of the Kickstarter, there's 3,1M collected on KS and nearly 90K on Paypal.

2 days, 310,000$ missing...

Can we get our big city??
*prays*


That places us at ~3.2 mil and I'd say the second big city is looking very likely to happen to happen I think. Actually at this point I'd be surprised if it didn't happen.

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As of the 48 hours mark before the end of the Kickstarter, there's 3,1M collected on KS and nearly 90K on Paypal.

2 days, 310,000$ missing...

Can we get our big city??
*prays*


That places us at ~3.2 mil and I'd say the second big city is looking very likely to happen to happen I think. Actually at this point I'd be surprised if it didn't happen.


You may be actually right, this seems to be incrementing faster than the 1,000$-per-hour we need to generously bust this goal. But lets not jinx it: Act panicked and beg your friends, people! XD

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I'm sitting around worried that I'll have to lower my pledge for the longest time. We near the deadline and I see that I'm good for it.

Then they add playing cards. So I'm actually increasing... *sigh*

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Love the documentary.

Can't get the cards (digital tier, shipping just too costly, even without tax. And our mail service sucks nowadays :()

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If Obsidian keeps their PayPal up another month or two it might reach the Big City as a secondary stretch goal (e.g., not prioritized). Otherwise they might be able to build a Big (but Small) City? :D

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If Obsidian keeps their PayPal up another month or two it might reach the Big City as a secondary stretch goal (e.g., not prioritized). Otherwise they might be able to build a Big (but Small) City? :D


It'll reach it in the next couple of days....the kickstarter has raised between 100 and 150k for the past four consecutive days and the biggest spike is yet to come which is always the last two days. With paypal we are over 3.2 mil so yeah chances are very high that we'll see the 3.5 mil mark reached before the kickstarter ends.

Hell, I would not be surprised if we end up raising 300k in the last 24 hours alone.

We have also reached level 9 of the dungeon just a few seconds ago with 62500 backers on kickstarter.

Edited by Darth Trethon, 14 October 2012 - 06:44 PM.

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Okay, it's official. I put in enough for two decks of cards. One for me and one for someone else. Well played, you glorious bastards! Well played!
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You know i've never had a problem importing/buying items from overseas before. Does Australia even have import taxes on things like this???


Over $1000 I think they do.

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Love the documentary and I'm stoked about the Stronghold. Thanks for the updates. Things are look more and more interesting every day!

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You know i've never had a problem importing/buying items from overseas before. Does Australia even have import taxes on things like this???


Over $1000 I think they do.


Ahhh, that's probably why then. I don't think i've ever come close to that.

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This is my first kickstarter, so out of curiosity, what happens if we get to 2014 and Obsidian is like "Eh, I know we made 3.5M but we ran out and cant do [half the stuff we promised]?

Is there a get-your-money-back mechanism?

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I believe you agree that your pledge is a donation. However, Obsidian entertainment has done several multi-million dollar titles, so it's just simply not feasible that they'll not make good on their promises. This isn't some fly by night company and Obsidian will have completely have destroyed their quite good reputation as an established business in the industry if they leave all of their backers in the dust. I don't think they'd get another contract from an established publisher again. That's my personal take. Maybe others have something to say.

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Not quite. They have a legal obligation to follow through on their KS promises. You simply can'tt ake someone's money and promise x and return and not deliver. That's fraud. No matter how you weasel. It's also part of the KS sign up rules.

It's not a donation. A donation is soemthing you give with no expecations of return. When you give money to a KS campaign like this you are paying for stuff. That's why there are different tiers - to entice you to pony up. Afterall, how many people upped the money they give solely to have access to an expansion tier? Probably quite a few.

One KS fellow alreayd got into trouble and lost a summary judgement when he forfeited and order to pay up. but, he had multiple non KS debts as well, and filed for bankruptcy so he has no money whatsoever.

Once the KS is officially over and completed (and they already passed their initial goal so that is a foregone conclusion) they have to do their upmost best to follow through on their legal obligations or face the wrath of the legal system.

That said, this is a professional company with their professional reputation and life on the line. I don't see them taking the money and running. Thi isn't some rinky dinky operation. That's why I ponied up money. I don't expect them to screw things up to sucha horrible degree.

There is a reason why fraud laws exist. :)

Edited by Volourn, 14 October 2012 - 08:13 PM.


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...And I take it that Vol knows what he's talking about more than I do. :Cant's tip of the hat icon: One way or the other, I don't think they'll renege on their promises.

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Eh. I'm no lawyer but ti doesn't take much to figure that promising x in exchange for money and reneging on x is tantamount to fraud. And, like I said, there's also prior KS hsitory backing it up as well. If I bothered I'd find the link to that. Then KS's own warning when you go to create your KS campaign also reminds you of your legal obligations. Of coruse, most people aren't going to track down a lawyer for a lousy $100 but there is a way to deal with that enmasse. But if you are giving bigger amounts (like $10k) you aren't gonna justa ccept that as a 'loss'.

Afterall, Cant could start a KS and ask for a reasonable amount for whatever, get the money b/c he's a cool ddue and run off. Law would say not so fast, dude, that's fraud and theft. Time to pay up. Just sayin'.
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hmm... Shouldn't it be 9 levels of the megadungeon now?

50000 -> 3 levels
52500 -> 4 levels
55000 -> 5 levels
57500 -> 6 levels
60000 -> 7 levels
62500 -> 8 levels
facebook -> 9 levels





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