Lets cut to the chase.
The Pathfinder MMO Kickstarter has over $100k to go with just 10 hours to get there.
That's $10k plus an hour.
I'd say it's safe to assume the vast majority of Pathfinder fanboys and fanatics have already donated more blood than their bodies can support to fund this project.
Not for the MMO.
No, they fund it for the attached loot. Many don't care about the MMO itself. In the off chance this funds, it still doesn't show that the MMO is a legitimate money maker down the line. It just means there are enough Pathfinder fanatics to follow their fellow lemmings off their own financial cliff.
What happens if it looks like the funding is going to be $25k short?
Does Lisa or Ryan pony up the extra to push the project over?
Would anything be more foul or dishonest in the world of Kickstarters?
Well, yeah - this wouldn't be the worst sin committed, but it certainly would be sleazy. I had never thought of Paizo as "sleazy" before this project...