This was actually used in her video as an example of the trope.
Sadly all she did was point it out as being a trope.
Isn't that the whole purpose of the video series? To point out the tropes?
Not really, I am more interested in the explanation or background to these trends. If you said many game characters rescue women, here's a woman in an old movie in the same position, and leave it at that, who cares? If you went on to explain that this trope is because of story limitations or something that is proven to connect with a broad amount of people, maybe digging deeper would make me interested in this series. But as it is, receiving 100,000 dollars for a low production youtube series just says scam to me.
It would be a scam I guess if she asked for that amount and delivered nothing after a long period of time, and also didn't keep her backers informed. But she didn't. She asked for a much smaller amount and her supporters gave her above and beyond what she asked for. According to other sources, she also kept backers informed of where money was going and what exactly she was doing, and I haven't seen anyone who actually supported the kickstarter complaining. It's just people who had a problem from the very beginning and wouldn't have given her a penny anyway.
Again, no one is blasting other kickstarters for this same thing happening. I already mentioned Jeff Cannata putting up a kickstarter for his new show and within one day he had triple the amount that he was asking for. Is he running a scam? Can people who are not backing it complain of the quality or the time he takes to make it when the first video is aired? Will they? Probably not.
I'm saying it's a scam to me, obviously not the ones getting what they paid for.
Calling something a scam implies that the scammers are somehow trying to defraud you. She isn't. We have already established that she is giving everyone who gave her money exactly what she promised them. It is not a scam by any definition of the word.
There is no need to denigrate her by calling her a scammer. You don't like what she has to say, and you don't see any value in it. Fine. Then don't watch it. I think it's pretty clear that a good amount of smart, mature gamers in this forum are actually pretty impressed, or at least intrigued with this video, and look forward to seeing what she has coming next.
Our medium is not above honest and informed outside criticism.