I pledged during its beginning.
I have had a lot of fun running about in the early stages being able to experiment with loot, buying, selling, making, creating and by using all the grand houses, packing loads of furniture madly was/is great fun.
The physics of AI in game play needs a lot more work especially in battle areas. I'm liking the idea behind travel and its good to see things being changed for the better, each time its improved, Its also good to play in the games bare bones build that's normally experienced by the developers before even any thought of alpha's introduced..
I must admit though I'm only for pledging for shroud of avatar as its Lord British, I've slowed it up to put a stop to my pledging, kickstarters and early access crap! due to most of games pledge not even bothering to do anything at all once funded, leaving you in the dark for ages and ages, or just plain left you for dead.
The Shroud Of Avatar and Star Citizen seem to be the only 2 honest pledges out there and the only ones I've made that are working, these, I can recommend.
The "others" you may as well throw your money down the drain or least go out and give it to someone who needs it.
Yes, it looks like runescape but it's gameplay is nothing like runescape. Reminds me more of Ultima Online. The only problem i have is that the game might turn into a pay2win kind of game. Else Ultima was very good game some updates ago :P (like renaissance update tops). SOTA will be good too i bet