ShadowcatX wrote:Changing Man wrote:When did expecting people to fulfill their promises become something to be looked down upon?Blackerose wrote:Every author/artist is more important to me than a fictional book. You can't forget behind the "business" is a human writing because they enjoy the material, and enjoy making people happy.
This. So very much this.
But then, these realizations don't mesh so well with current entitlement and instant gratification culture...
Your terminology is wrong here. They didn't promise you anything according to the ToS that I saw written above. They gave you an estimate. A hopeful estimate at that. The only promise they made via the KS is that you would get a product eventually. That's the only promise they should be held to. If it takes another three years for them to complete it, oh well. So long as that product makes it to your hand, you've gotten what you paid for, and their promise is fulfilled.
You're putting your own stipulations upon the contract that don't exist in the actual contract, then telling that person he's unethical. This sounds very much like hypocritical thinking to me. My suggestion: read what the contract says and expect nothing more than that. You won't be disappointed.Aarontendo wrote:
Yep, wow. I work hard at my job as a teacher, and I have a lot of student loans to pay back. Additionally, I'm paying for some further education.
I don't know anyone's personal situation here, but I'll say that my gaming budget isn't so great that I can just shrug when someone makes off with $100 and "goes dark" on a project.
My advise to this would be stop throwing around your $100! I'm a teacher too, and I've never once given to a KS because, frankly, I don't have that kind of money to burn, period. From everything I'm reading here, most Kickstarters sound like they're nothing more than a shot in the dark. Why continually throw money at a shot in the dark? When the product hits the market, pay for it. If a KS gets you aggravated because the silly thing keeps failing, my suggestion would be to learn the first or second time to stop giving to them.
Or, learn to be a bit more patient. It may just take longer to get to you.Aarontendo wrote:I do fail to see how wanting to get something that was paid for is entitlement. It's not as if people want something for free. They've paid over a year in advance for a product, which takes much of the finance burden off of the shoulders of the creator.
That's not entitlement at all. Demanding to get something on an estimated delivery date, however, is beyond silly. As stated above: the only guarantee the KS makes is that you will get the product. Eventually. If that doesn't bode well you, my suggestion would once again be don't give to the KS.
Or, learn to be a bit more patient. ;)