We’re still in development, but I have begun to prepare for betas/testing/release since we are getting closer to Closed Beta (62% completed!) so I have created a Patreon page for the game. However, I only have one reward tier for now and that is on purpose. I wanted to wait until we get closer to the finish line before I start offering some more elaborate rewards.
But that begs the question, what kind of rewards would potential patrons of this game want?
I have a few ideas but there’s nothing better than asking directly. These rewards would need to be easily implemented/maintained so that I can spend time focused on what really matters; the game. They also cannot gain an unfair advantage the patron over non-patron players that actually affects other characters in some way- nothing like special weapons/items/god mode, etc. Instead, they should be “nice to have” features, or priviledges that show how much they are appreciated while ensuring the integrity of the game they love.
With that in mind here’s what I’ve considered.
A reward tier allowing for expanded options in the game - these would not be options that would give any characters an advtanage over non-patron accounts, but it would include a little more control/customization of the patron’s experience in the game for things like spawning new characters. This could include but is not limited to:
a. Expanded character customization during adult spawn. You decide where your bonus points go, instead of being forced to use racial defaults.
b. Race selection when creating a child spawn. Instead of being forced to wait for parents of any race to spawn children, you can select the race want and your account will wait until parents matching that race are found.
c. Access to a creature-creator that allows you to create animals which can be found in the game, and can even be tamed or mounted, if you choose.
This would be a high level tier that guarantees Early Access/Testing rights to new features of the game for the length of the subscription. Meaning, for example, this tier of patrons wouldn’t have to sign up for Beta - they would just be on a list that guarantees the ability to participate. This would apply to all new patches, and expansions that need to be tested - patrons at this tier would get first dibs on being able to see/test all the newest content for the future as well.
These are just ideas! I’d love to know what the community wants as their thank you for being so supportive.