Comedy pantheon response. It's basically been a giant scandal on a ridiculous amount of levels, and ended up with Brad Mcquaid basically taking 1/3 of the kickstarter funds and "backpaying" himself and then putting the game on hold.
However, the idea is that Brad (The original EQ and Vanguard designer) is trying to make a new MMO in the vein of EQ, called "Pantheon: rise of the fallen". It's something to keep an eye on, but I personally would be careful about kickstarter given the history of the project since December. --- Irony is a maginot line drawn by the already condemned