by Simon Kwan
We must defend ourselves against the Empire's Death Star! Join the Rebel Alliance!
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 1, 2013.
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I now know why these things are called pishing attacks.
Agree. Very funny.
@SHR Really? If you really bellieved for more than two seconds this was a phising attack, you should't be pledging in KS "just for fun" projects. This was by far the best April Fools prank I've seen in years :D Almost die from a heart attack before realizing the truth
Should've named project Veronica mars crowd funding rebel etc.
When you "hover" over the link it looks like https://p.ayments.amazon.com which would be an excellent way to create a fake/phishing address.
Guess I don't take possible identity theft as funny...
Oh goodness, it's not a phishing attack... it's an April fool's joke :-P
BE CAREFUL!!! It looks like he is sending out a PHISHING attack with this kickstarter information!!! DO NOT attempt to login to the project update with a phony payment!!
please please please let the competition winner be us! Bad luck BTW.... soooo close to the target! lol.
pleasepleaseplease let the video link be mine :D
Sorry you guys couldn't raise the last little bit to get your project into KS's record books....
So now there's no Death Star what's the cost to get my proton torpedo delivered?
Lets contact the White House get this funded. I will start a petition.
Come on, let's break $1 million before this thing ends!
I have checked the plans of my chocolate Easter egg and I have found a weakness. If carefully exploited I could burst open the egg in shower of chocolate.
Happy Easter everyone!
Ahem... pleased, that is :-P
Hi SilverKnight, welcome to the party! Better late than never, eh? Thanks for your awesome pledge. Please, Master Yoda is!
Hmm, I'm not sure how I missed this considering I backed the Death Star project, but I'm glad I caught it in time before it ended. $10,000, I better get that training session with Yoda. lol. I love that you guys did this in response to the Death Star project. XD
This project has an unintended benefit. It provides a countdown to 1st April. I'm hoping that this means I'm less likely to be caught out. I've a small prank lined up for my boss. I'm going to show him that NVidia Face demo and tell him that Nvida released it on the 1st April as a joke, and that it's actually live actor.
Hi James, good question with an easy answer: Kickstarter allows a maximum pledge amount of $10,000. That's why we chose that number for our highest pledge level of Jedi Training Camp on Dagobah. To get to the funding goal, there would need to be an additional 1041 backers all pledging at the maximum $10K amount to reach the goal. And no, neither we nor Kickstarter would allow that goal to be reached. The plug would be pulled if it got even close!
Just a quick question -- would it be possible for some prankster to post a $11M pledge minutes before the deadline, therefore forcing charges to be made? Is there a limit to pledge amounts? Might this not be a good time for those $5000 and $10000 backers to start considering managing their pledges to a lesser amount... just in case?
We're falling a little bit behind target now. Does anyone have any small children we can exploit for those Susan Wilson backers?
With the half million do we at least have plans for a landing strip?
Come on people how have we stalled out at just over $500k? This is the fate of a galaxy far, far away we're talking about. We should at least be able to reach $1mil.
You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take them away!
@ Asif. I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Just to hedge my bets I also backed the Death Star. I hope this doesn't upset anyone. I for one will welcome either overlord.
I would like to throw my hat into the ring for Y-Wing pilot, should that stretch goal be made.
As huge Star Wars fans we at Hull Breach (Sci-Fi card game) love this competition. Keep it up guys and if you haven't seen their other project by Simon Kwan it's a cool concept and worth a look. Cheers!
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it´s an event with a great linieup!
We have fewer total backers, but much higher impact because of our more creative rewards. Better strategery ;-)
We should really look at the number of backers as a good measure.
I think there is better funding because people will put $10k funding, and know they will never have to pay for it.
so who´s gonna be Backer number 300??
@ Simon and Erin. Yeah cool. I guess midi-chlorians is the difference between being Jedi Bantha fodder or a Jedi Master like Windu or Yoda. Good luck and may the 'luck' be with you!
@ Erin Hartwell, we're with you on that whole midi-chlorians fiasco. I mean, seriously, the Force is all around us and flows through all living things. We don't need some microscopic thingimawhatsits inside us to know the Force is with us. While the swamps of Dagobah are lovely, in a swampy kind of way. Yoda's kind of a drill sergeant though, so I'm not sure how much time you'll get to sketch and take photos. Oh, and he's a bit testy about people messing about with his recipes. Teach you, he may. Change the ingredients, you must not.
@ Wayne Pettit, damn, that was dope! The Force is strong with that DJ, despite his preference for the Dark Side of John Williams ;-)
Simon, this will help with productivity during the build. Music to motivate.
@ Glen: The Force will be with us, even if we don't have midi-chlorians. Besides, even if the whole Jedi training doesn't go well, I still get to enjoy a pristine swamp wilderness. I plan to do some sketching and wildlife photography while on Dagobah, time permitting. And I know Yoda will just have some fantastic recipes to share! ;)
I would hope that any pilot would be willing to sacrifice themselves to save the lives of countless billions. Of course I would do it myself, but my aim is terrible. I've never managed to hit a womp rat in my life.
@Your average joe shmoe, we'll need the extra speed when we're escaping from the blast radius of the exploding Death Star. I'm sure our pilots want as much performance as possible!
I'm glad to see that there are some people out there with the backbone to stand against the Evil Empire. One small point though, purely to cut costs... Is there any need to make the fighter variable geometry? The new Death Star shall be built fairly locally. There's no need for the extra speed from closing the wing.
I so wanted to train with you as a Jedi. But bottled making the phantom payment on Amazon when $10k popped up on my radar. Guess I'm ever going to be Jedi material :( On the plus side - I get to watch as some of you wanna=be Jedis try duelling with Sith Lords without so much as a snifter of midi-chlorian juice in you. I'd pay lots to watch that on YouTube! Eeeooow ZZap pitzzz ARGHHhh! Golden.
You know what would be ludicrously cool? If JJ Abrams became a backer. One can only dream...
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You know, if you guys want help building a squadron of kick-ass spaceships, you should totally get the guys at Hull Breach! to give you a hand( http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hullbreach/hull-breach-corporate-wars )!
wow, we really made some Bucks the last hours :)
If it were up to me I wouldn't pull the plug if you got close to your funding goal. I would take the money and then invest in the Disney/JJ Abrams Films as a producer and then let them give us all credits..
@MJTH Y-Wings are definitely part of the plan - we would never underestimate their effectiveness - mainly because they look damn cool!
To true and Darth was also good once, is he a double agent to? Really?
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