For the love of all things holy please fund this game.
The original Armada changed my life when I played it on the Dreamcast back in high school. Hours and hours were spent with friends teaming up against the Armada and the Marauders. Armada is a fantastic game and has been featured as a Game of The Day. I love everything about the universe and gameplay. So much so that I used to run a web 1.0 Armada info/fan site called Armadatron, complete with animated GIFs, back in the day.
Now, imagine how excited I am that the two dudes working on the MMORPG Armada sequel, Armada Online, have started a Kickstarter to go full-time on the project.
Wait, isn't the alpha for Armada Online already available?
Yep. But, it's been a long time with slow progress. The Kickstarter project is intended to allow Mark and Roger the opportunity to go full-time and full-steam ahead with their dream game.
That being said, the fact that you can play Armada Online now is actually quite a good thing! It's a heck of a lot of fun, especially in a team at a LAN. Getting your friends together to take down bosses is really solid.
So What Now?
Put some damn money in! I am at the $48 level, but even the perks in the $32 level sound exciting. It's going to be awesome to get my own custom, official avatar made in the style of my race of choice. Tres cool.
UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign was relaunched halfway through. I've updated the links and the information in the article to reflect the new stuff.