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KickStarter Fig - a new equity-based crowdfunding platform

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Infinitron, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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  2. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    I'll observe that overall I'm pleased with the concept, although considering the fate of credit unions, I have to wonder how long the powers that be will allow crowdfunding to grow before bringing the hammer down.

    Or be crowdfunders are co-opted by the powers that be.

    Or until crowdfunders destroy themselves.

    :negative:
     
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  3. HobGoblin42 Self-Ejected Patron Developer

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    93 SUPPORTERS $48,140 of $125,000 GOAL

    ~ $512 average pledge sum


    So, it's about a "real" investment in games.

    :hmmm:
     
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  4. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    A lot of millionaires work with, know, or are involved with these companies yo. Project was set up to succeed.

    I mean, if you own a house on the West Coast you're already halfway to the point of being an accredited investor. If you have a relatively full 401k plan you're all the way there.
     
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  5. circ Arcane

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    Schafer on board, what could go wrong.
     
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  6. mondblut Arcane

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    The cucks are building a new patreon for their rainbow-haired tranny idols?

    The name's very telling to us ruskie-speaking :lol:
     
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  7. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    what does it mean in russian?
     
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    ...and fig as well (the fruit).
     
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  9. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    this does not explain it
     
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    Gonna jump on this if I see something interesting. The goal is to get enough money to hire a dream team of rpg developers and put them in my basement.
     
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  11. 28.8bps Modem Prophet

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    I was thinking about this while I was doing the washing up. They got venture capitalists to give them money to form celebrity kickstarter. This is what San Francisco culture is now. Fucking hell.
     
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    My Russian (nor Ukrainian, see picture) isn't very advanced, but I think it's a sign of rejection to do sth for someone and/or contempt. Not really sexual/obscene, but depends on the context.
     
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    Read this. Basically, it means 'fuck you'.
     
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  15. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    Figgers gonna Fig.
     
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    Is it April 1st already?

    Are Feargus and Fargo really retarded enough to get into bed with Schafer and Bailey?


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  17. Athelas Arcane

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    I propose we start using the term 'Figstarter' unironically.
     
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  18. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    Funny, I wonder how the meaning got so different here.
     
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  19. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    What an aberration. This shit will pollute the pure idea of crowdfunding and turn it into some sneaky business. Only fueled by a need of good games can kickstarter last, not by some cold, economical calulations.
     
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  20. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    You talk as if that wasn't already the case with kikestarter.
     
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  21. R@tmaster Novice

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    It is also expression of distrust in some cases. Also you can use fig in such sentences like: "do figa" - a lot, "na figa?" - why?, "ni figa sebe" - wow, "poshel na fig" - fuck you, "fig s nim" - fuck him.
     
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  22. ultimanecat Erudite

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    Figging in English also refers to sticking a piece of ginger or other irritant into a racehorse's ass in order to make it run faster, or sticking a piece of ginger into a person's ass because...well, I don't know why but people do it.

    (I'm pretty sure the comparison to crowdfunding is so appropriate that the only excuse they have for using the term is that they're idiots)

    As for the actual site, this has the asshole indie clique written all over it, and thus I want it to fail miserably - although from what I've read, they're not wrong about the equity part. For instance, the intention is for the company behind this new car-thing to offer a similar private investment scheme (also due to recent changes in U.S. investment regulation).
     
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  23. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    No, they just behave like adults, unlike the average Codexians.
     
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  24. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    What did Schafer do that was so bad again?
     
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  25. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Schafer is proof that some developers need publisher oversight to succeed. Putting him on board is a horrible idea. Fargo and Feargus don't have the best track records either. I'm sure it sounds like a dream from a developer standpoint but I doubt anything will come of it.

    Failed to deliver what he promised with a kickstarter or two, scrapped a project in early access without finishing it, and generally acted like a cunt.
     
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