Just in case you haven’t noticed this, there’s a new big MMO Kickstarter presently running with a full head of steam.
It seems good, and some of the pedigree is great (Raph Koster, J. Todd Coleman are ones that caught my eye). It picks up on ideas I’ve written about before, and would still love to see in a big MMO. It looks great, more like Wildstar, WoW or perhaps Torchlight rather than FFXIV or Guild Wars (I like dodging the Uncanny Valley, but I do love GW2’s more painterly art direction). It could be a great game.
I want to be excited about it, but I’m feeling sort of amputated from the game world. I worked there for almost ten years, and still love game design, but since I have almost no time to play and I’m sort of retired from the industry due to circumstance, it’s all just sort of… attenuated.
Still, Crowfall could be really good. Go check it out.