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Millionaire Makes a Kickstarter for Second Life 2.0:

 1 Firebert, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:00:44 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
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I figured Kickstarter would get abused by the wealthy at some point, but I thought it would be established game developers, not lottery winners.

Here is the Kickstarter, by the way. Note that it's already received over $20, 000 of $1.1 million goal.

For reference, he won $42 million in the lotto.

edited 22nd Mar '12 1:01:24 PM by Firebert

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Isn't this the same guy from the "Oh my... Oh my" thread?

 3 Firebert, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:06:31 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
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Ah, indeed it is.
 4 Heavy DDR, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:09:20 PM from Central Texas
What's Gravity Falls.
Is that a cartoonist's representation of the guy, or an actual photo?

This all around sounds really stupid and selfish. You have so much money, man. You don't need people to help you out, it should be the other way around.
I'm pretty sure the concept of Law having limits was a translation error. -Wanderlustwarrior
 5 Spooky Mask, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:10:08 PM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Wait

20, 000 dollars

52 backers.

...Some one of those 52 thought this was enough good idea to donate more than thousand? I guess they didn't know how much money guy has tongue
Time to change the style, for now
 6 Firebert, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:11:18 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
[up][up] Ah, a fair point. Good thing he answers this in his FAQ:

The answer to this question is very easy.

1.Kickstarter is a great way to find out if there is interest in your project. That was my main reason for doing this. I wanted to see if what I was trying to do would be of interest to others. It seems I was right. I have gotten tons of positive feedback as well as negative, but that is the way of the world.

2.I am an idea man, and what that means is I think of things and then hire people to make it a reality once I know it is something the people want. Can I build the game? No. Can I hire a great group of people who can build the game? Oh yes!

As an example is the pizza shop I own. I found a spot where there was a need near a college and sell the items the college studentís love and stay open the hours they wanted. It is running great. I am not there running the place. I had the idea, looked for the spot, set it up, and then hired people to do what is needed to make it happen and keep it going. This game is no different.

3.Funding this project is important for a couple of reasons. It will show interest in the concept to other investors. Investors outside of Kickstarter who will fund the project beyond its initial investment raised here. They want to see that the community will support the project with their hard earned money. That is the best gauge to how well a project will work.

Now it makes perfect sense, eh?

[up] Two people thought it was worth at least $10, 000. Yeah.

edited 22nd Mar '12 1:12:17 PM by Firebert

 7 Fluid, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:14:42 PM from The Netherlands
I am an idea man, and what that means is I think of things and then hire people to make it a reality once I know it is something the people want. Can I build the game? No. Can I hire a great group of people who can build the game? Oh yes!

I think he's gonna be wasting a lot of that money if he's all vision and no experience in game development. Also, that is the most perfectly pear-shaped head I have ever seen.

 8 Spooky Mask, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:18:24 PM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Wow, hes planning to do one thing I had dreams of doing(not kickstarter thing, the "Win in lottery and fund your own game development while not really doing anything but being idea guy/designer/whatever"), except that I actually want to learn how to design games and not just get money to hire other people do it for me, dreams are only fantasies after all tongue
Time to change the style, for now
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Two people thought it was worth at least $10, 000. Yeah.

The one by Idle Thumbs is a joke pledge. Most of the others probably are, too.

 10 Firebert, Thu, 22nd Mar '12 1:47:24 PM from Somewhere in Illinois
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We should each pledge like $20, 000 and then pull it just before the date hits. evil grin
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