The last few days have been quite interesting. MMOs are the hot topic right now, so I’ve been getting a lot of interest in my (in)famous MMO satire blog. Also, today I had to inform everyone that I’m going to miss at least the rest of Early Access of my (in)famous RPG. So, where does that leave us? Well, for a start, I’ve decided to make it a weekly thing, so you can expect an update on a Thursday. This week, the big topic is that of the launch of “The Chronicles of Elyria” by Studio 1337, the successor to my (in)famous Parody MMO, “Pathfinder Online”.

We made a video that spoofs the latest vid from the devs over at Chronicles of Elyria.

When it was caught off guard by how individuals act in a PvP sandbox, it raised eyebrows, and

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Finally, some bad news: Paizo confirmed this week that Pathfinder Online would be shut down in November. The game was initially Kickstarted for $1 million or more in 2012, but it never got off the ground. Read on to learn more about what’s been going on with MMO crowdfunding in recent weeks, as well as our overview of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’re tracking!

It's dead, Jim3001SQ (SMV) – Kickstarter unsuccessful, dev halted in 2018. Holy crap it launchedAdventureQuest 3D (Artix) – Raised 368k; beta since 2016. Holy crap it launchedAlbion Online (Sandbox) – Launched July 2017, hit Steam May 2018. In the development dungeonsAntraxx (Team Antraxx) – Kickstarter canceled. Holy crap it launchedAscent: The Space Game (Fluffy Kitten) – Successful KS. Launched 2016. In the development dungeonsAshes of Creation (Intrepid Studios) – Successful KS. Alpha one. It's launched, kindaBlast Out (Tarhead Studio) – Kickstarter successful. Originally called RUiN. In EA. In the development dungeonsBook of Travels (Might and Delight) – Kickstarted. Closed beta. It's launched, kindaBroke Protocol (Cylinder) – Unsuccessful KS. In free early access. 1624752295_340_bombCamelot Unchained (City State) – Kickstarter; open donations/packages. It's dead, JimCaribbean Conquest (Invenio) – First KS canceled, second ended unsuccessfully. In the development dungeonsCodename Reality (Orode) – Kickstarter unsuccessful. It's dead, JimContested Space (Zon) – Kickstarter unsuccessful. Holy crap it launchedCrowfall (ArtCraft) – Kickstarter win, Indiegogo. Launched! 1624752295_340_bombChronicles of Elyria (Soulbound) – Kickstarter. Much shenanigans. Holy crap it launchedCity of Heroes Homecoming (Homecoming) – Monthly donation rounds. In the development dungeonsCity of Titans (Missing Worlds Media) – Successful KS. It's dead, JimDawngate (Studio Wayfinder). Kickstarter successful, but no license. 1624752295_340_bombDay of Dragons (Beawesome) – Kickstarter successful. In the development dungeonsDescent Underground (Descendent Studios) – Successful KS. In the development dungeonsDestiny’s Sword (2Dogs) – Kickstarter successful June 2019; demo avail now. 1624752295_340_bombDivergence Online (Stained Glass Llama) – Abandoned in early access. It's dead, JimDogma: Eternal Night (Prelude Games Factory): Kickstarter. Probably dead. It's dead, JimDragon of Legends (Thrive Games) – Successful Kickstarter. 1624752295_340_bombDreamworld (Dreamworld Realities) – Successful Kickstarter. Dodgy af. 1624752295_340_bombDual Universe (Novaquark) – Kickstarter funded, donor platform. Paid beta. It's launched, kindaEco (Strange Loop Games) – Funded, now in beta. 1624752295_340_bombEdengrad (Huckleberry Games) – Kickstarter funded. Abandoned repeatedly. Holy crap it launchedElite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments) – Funded and fully launched. 1624752295_340_bombEmbers Adrift (Stormhaven) – Indiegogo. Fka Saga of Lucimia. Pre-alpha. Holy crap it launchedEmpyrion Online (Eleon) – Kickstarter canceled; launched on Steam. It's dead, JimEndless Trials (Fire Hurts) – Kickstarter canceled. It's launched, kindaEpic Space (EpicSpace.net) It's dead, JimEverFeud (PSB) – Kickstarter canceled. It's dead, JimEver, Jane (3 Turn Productions) – Successful Kickstarter. Sunsetted in 2020. In the development dungeonsFractured (Dynamight) – Kickstarter successful. Alpha 2. In the development dungeonsFrozen Flame (Dreamside) – Fig campaign successful. In founder alpha. It's launched, kindaGlobal Adventures (SubaGames) – Kickstarter funded. It's launched, kindaGloria Victis (Black Eye Games) – Open donations, no end date; in early access. 1624752295_340_bombGreed Monger (Greed Monger) – Abandoned, now allegedly in refund process. Holy crap it launchedGrim Dawn (Crate Entertainment) – Funded and launched. It's dead, JimGuardians of Ember (Runewaker) – Funded and launched. Holy crap it launchedGuns of Icarus (Muse) – Funded and launched. It's dead, JimHero’s Song (Pixelmage) – KS canceled; Indiegogo. Canceled w/ refunds. It's launched, kindaInfinity: Battlescape (I-Novae Studios) – Successful KS; in early access. Holy crap it launchedHEX (HEX Entertainment) – Funded, launched; sunsetted in 2020. In the development dungeonsIlysia (Team 21) – Kickstarter fully funded Oct 2020. In alpha now. Holy crap it launchedLegends of Aria (Citadel Studios) – Kickstarted as Shards Online. Launched 2020. It's dead, JimLife is Feudal (Bitbox): Indiegogo ended. Closed and maintenance-moded. It's dead, JimLUX (Chimera) – Kickstarter canceled. Seemingly abandoned. It's dead, JimMaestros of the Anthymn (String Theory) – Kickstarter canceled. It's dead, JimMaguss (Maguss) – Indiegogo successful; launched then sunsetted in 2020. It's dead, JimMekria (Infinity Online Studios) – Kickstarter canceled. Seemingly abandoned. It's dead, JimMidair (Archetype Studios) – Kickstarter successful. On Steam but abandoned. Holy crap it launchedNebula Online (Mizar Games) Kickstarter canceled; launched in November. It's dead, JimNeo’s Land (NeoJac Entertainment) – Open donations. Abandoned. It's dead, JimNovus AEterno (Taitale Studios) – Successful KS. Abandoned. 1624752295_340_bombOath (Ready-Up) – Kickstarter funded. Seemingly abandoned. It's launched, kindaOccupy White Walls (Stikipixels) – Kickstarter unsuccessful. In the development dungeonsOdd Giants (Odd Giants) – Patreon ongoing. Holy crap it launchedOrbusVR (Ad Alternum) – KS funded March 2017. In early access. It's launched, kindaOverpower (Hydrant Games) – Kickstarter unfunded; early access. In the development dungeonsPantheon: Rise of the Fallen (Visionary Realms) – Open donations. Pre-alpha. It's launched, kindaPantropy (Brain Stone GmbH): First KS canceled, second funded. In EA. In the development dungeonsPast Fate (Icy North): First Kickstarter unsuccessful, second successful. It's dead, JimPathfinder Online (GoblinWorks) – Sunsetting in 2021. It's launched, kindaPath of Titans (Alderon) – Indiegogo. In early access. It's launched, kindaPlanet Nomads (Craneballs) – Kickstarted, early access launched sans multiplayer. It's launched, kindaPlaycraft (Bebop Games) – Kickstarter funded May 2019; in EA. It's launched, kindaPixel Starships (SavySoda) – Kickstarter funded. Second one too. In EA. It's launched, kindaProject Gorgon (Elder Game) – Three KS + Indiegogo. Early access. It's dead, JimProject Oasis World (POW) – Kickstarter unsuccessful. Holy crap it launchedPumpkin Online (Monique) – Launched as Pumpkin Days. 1624752295_340_bombRAW (Killerwhale) – Kickstarter canceled by Kickstarter. It's dead, JimROKH (Darewise) – Kickstarter canceled; in early access but not active dev. It's dead, JimSacrament (Ferocity Unbound) – Kickstarter, Patreon failed. Abandoned. In the development dungeonsSeed (Klang Games) – Kickstarter imminent? In the development dungeonsShadow’s Kiss (Clockwork Throne) – Ongoing Patreon, Kickstarter funded. In the development dungeonsShip of Heroes (Heroic) – Kickstarter canceled, in beta, launch expected in 2022. 1624752295_340_bombShroud of the Avatar (Portalarium) – Soft launch July 2016. Launched March 2018. In the development dungeonsSpycursion (Defun) – Kickstarter unsuccessful. 1624752295_340_bombSquadron 42 (Cloud Imperium) – Beta delayed until who knows when. 1624752295_340_bombStar Citizen (Cloud Imperium) – Ongoing donations/packages. Backer alpha. It's launched, kindaStarfighter Infinity (Ben Olding) – Kickstarter funded. Early access. It's launched, kindaSwords ‘n Magic and Stuff (Kindred) – Kickstarter funded. Early access. It's launched, kindaTemtem (Crema) – Kickstarter fully funded; now in early access. It's dead, JimThe Exiled (Fairytale Distillery) – fka Das Tal; KS unsuccessful. Early access but dev halted. It's dead, JimThe Flower of Knighthood – Kickstarter canceled. Holy crap it launchedThe Realm: Reawakened (Stephen Nichols) – Live game. Ongoing GoFundMe. 1624752295_340_bombThe Repopulation (Idea Fabrik) – Kickstarted twice by A&B. Back in alpha. 1624752295_340_bombThe Stomping Land (Alex Fundora) – Abandoned. In the development dungeonsThe Wagadu Chronicles (Twin Drums) – Kickstarter successful. 1624752295_340_bombTitanReach (Square Root) – Kickstarter unsuccessful. Early access. Controversy. 1624752295_340_bombTrials of Ascension (Dragonfire) – Latest Kickstarter failed. In EA as a singleplayer demo. 1624752295_340_bombTUG (Nerd Kingdom) – Abandoned without a word. Scam. In the development dungeonsValiance Online (Silverhelm) – Backer beta. It's dead, JimVigor Roads (NeuronHaze) – Kickstarter unsuccessful. Website dead/abandoned. 1624752295_340_bombWar of Rights (Campfire Games) – Successful Kickstarter; in early access. In the development dungeonsZenith (Ramen) – Kickstarter successfully funded; now in alpha.

mmm-avYes, some crowdfunded MMOs are unquestionably successful. Others, on the other hand, fail miserably, and you need to know about the whole range of games that asked for your money early in return for the promise of input and openness. And Make My MMO does just that many times a month. Would you mind assisting us in holding them accountable?

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