I totally understand where you are coming from here. I thought of it too, but to give my side on why at this point (I would never have posted this say, three months back) the intent at least is not disrespect -
I believe all of us in this are so because we believe in the vision and the dream that is Boundless. This game has been a lifesaver for me, I echo many of the sentiments of @DragonTamer’s first paragraph. The developers have created something incredible, innovative, amazing… I think they know too, there is so much more that the seeds of this dream could grow into.
But they can’t. Yes, some speculation here at this point, but what we know for sure: from James’ post, they’re struggling even finding time to get this update out. From Phil, that they’re on the clock with how long the public servers will be supported. And that there is no sign of anything that will provide that additional income flow. From snooping around with Larian, that BG3 has a lot of work to go still. I say 100% that I am truly happy that the Turbulenz team got the Larian deal. There are some incredible people on that team. If they hadn’t gotten that… well, can’t say for sure, but now at least they’ve got some security, at least through 2023 you’d think.
Basically, there is no getting around that it looks extremely grim for Boundless. And that dream should NOT end here. While this new game will be different of course, I like to think it will allow the spirit and the community to carry on, and grow.
I do apologize to the dev team here though. I can only say to them that I’m being completely honest here, I’m doing this because I believe in your dream still.
Also, I should clarify that with the funding, it is merely as the first backer/donor, not as an investor. Anything I do for this game, I’ll never accept a penny back on it or anything aside from things they might decide eventually to for backers. I do it because I believe in the vision.