Money is always an issue.
This link was sent to me by Kaderre and I am starting to see it pop up in a few other places, so I will add it to the tale of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. The central quote in the post:
The money- It’s widely agreed upon by all parties that this project took in roughly 145 thousand dollars. A large chunk of that money, 35k, came from a single individual who promised another couple hundred thousand once he cleared it with his trust. Brad was having personal problems at the time and needed to take a cash advance from the project. He took roughly three months pay in advance which equaled roughly 38% of the funds that were left. Brad thought the rest of the money would come in, but the trust supervisor declined without even looking into the project.
-Over in the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen forums on Rerolled.
Basically, the fear of donating to a failed Kickstarter that cannot make critical mass continues to bear itself out. Well that and those who had a low opinion of Brad will feel vindicated in their belief. This looks like a bullet in the head for the game at this point, what with Brad making sure he got paid first and apparently valuing himself as worth $220K a year in a company in start-up mode.
As the news cycle goes, one day up on a forum, next up on Reddit, and the next after that it will be on the gaming news sites. Look for a fun comment thread over at Massively soon.