This is really cool! $400,000, though... That seems overly ambitious for a two-week kickstarter that didn't have prelaunch hype.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph... those Undead and Night Elf females in the last picture look hideous!It's nice to see old, old development notes!
Yea but why you need 400,000 tho....
As someone who has seen a lot of KS, that's way too much to ask for so little hype, so little time, and not being a boardgame with minis!
no South Africa on the list of countries :( BOO
I decided to kick anyway, because while I seriously doubt this project will succeed at the scale he envisions, I'd like the book to exist and by pledging money, I show that I'm interested in what he's got.Maybe he'll come back later and just sell the PDF edition, I dunno.
The sad reality is, this will never happen. Fully flushed out games dont get this much money... for a book, that is basically impossible... and further more the timeframe is 14 days, that makes is def not happening. As much as i love dev diaries and behind the scenes documentaries and wow, and that this would be the motherload of all behind the scenes wow vanilla documentaries, its really sad too see it kickstarted by someone who clearly does not know how hard it is to get a project succesfully backed on this platform. It should have been made out of cheep materials and/or direct digital release and the kickstarter started close to wow classic release. Maybe he expects or has a deal with blizz that if it reaches a specific goal blizz will pay the rest of the money... who knows.
I tagged wowhead in a tweet about this a few days ago. Glad to see it’s being Promoted here. Love to see this book get of the ground and succeed.
I would have loved to Kickstart this, but $400,000 is just way too much for the goal. If it were an easier goal to achieve, I would 100% back this.
I want one for Overwatch, I want to see what was supposed to be an MMO into a shooter game.
Kinda confused why one would go this route to publish a book....
If a physical copy won't get funded he could try a digital book. Probably a lot cheaper and I bet many designers and developers would be interested in reading this book. Problem with printing good quality book is that it is extremely expensive (they don't use normal paper and ink that you would use for a normal printer at home). As a desktop publisher I can assure you that the price is probably justified, but if it will get funded is a different matter.
It would be nice if he explained what part of the "Canadian Heritage Act" (which seems to be many different pieces of legislation) prevents him from shipping a book to Canada... I've never had problems with US kickstarters shipping before, especially ones that use Amazon distribution as he says he's going through :/I'll back anyway, just to get updates, especially since it'll probably never get the goal in so little time. Sucks that he won't do a digital version for non-shippable regions, I really want this book!
https://twitter.com/johnstaatsThe guy's twitter is golden, tho."My mentat eyebrows were getting into my eyes. I trimmed them down. Is that gay? It felt gay, but I'm not sure."