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Reward Tiers Part 1

EDIT: A finalized matrix of the reward tiers can be found here!

 

Folks,

As part of the “Pardon Our Delay Kickstarter World Tour” here’s the first in a series of posts that draws directly from our Kickstarter project. This post covers all the reward tiers that are less than $300. Each tier has a “MJ Notes” which explains some of my thinking for the tier. BTW, one of the things to keep in mind is that these tiers can be added to as our Kickstarter progresses.  :)

Again, sorry for the delay but since we are now approved it’s safe to say we are going to launch the first week in April.

Update: I made a few corrections to this list based on feedback and typos. Thanks to all those that helped!

Mark

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$5 No max REALM BUILDER

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MJ Notes: This is the typical base Kickstarter reward tier where people who just want to pledge a few bucks.

$25 Limit 5000 BLEACHED BONES - DIGITAL ONLY
Hey, being early to the party gets you a special deal, available only in limited quantity. You get one DIGITAL COPY OF Camelot Unchained (all copies of Camelot Unchained come with at least a 1 month subscription) + OFFICIAL THANK YOU from all of us at CSE + REALM BUILDER HONOR + IN-GAME BADGE OF PIONEER + 5 FOUNDER’S POINTS for buyers of March On Oz (CSE Bonus Points) + 5 FOUNDER’S POINTS for backing this project + ACCESS TO THE FOUNDER’S EXCHANGE to redeem your Founder’s Points + “LIVING” DIGITAL MANUAL + SPECIAL IN-GAME TITLE + FOUNDER’S DEATH MARKER + BRONZE FORUM BADGE and GUARANTEED ACCESS TO BETA 3. Of course, all Kickstarter backers receive a lower price for the game than it will be at launch. Please note that “Camelot Unchained” is only the working title for this game and the game’s real name will be revealed during the game’s development. Estimated delivery of Beta 3 Access, September 2015.

MJ Notes: This is the first tier that gets a digital copy of the game. I thought that adding 5 Founder’s Points for anyone who bought/buys March on Oz was a nice little bonus. The Founder’s Exchange is where our players will redeem their Founder’s Points. The “Living” Digital Manual is simply our continually updated manual but with a few twists which we’ll talk about down the road. As the guys on MMORPG/subreddit have noted, we have put in a lot of the suggestions for vanity-style items. Like many other tiers in our or other people’s Kickstarters, there are tiers that are available in limited amounts for a variety of reasons.

$30 No max NEW RECRUIT - DIGITAL ONLY
You get one DIGITAL COPY OF Camelot Unchained (all copies of Camelot Unchained come with at least a 1 month subscription) + OFFICIAL THANK YOU from all of us at CSE + REALM BUILDER HONOR + IN-GAME BADGE OF PIONEER + 5 FOUNDER’S POINTS for buyers of March On Oz (CSE Bonus Points) + 10 FOUNDER’S POINTS + ACCESS TO THE FOUNDER’S EXCHANGE to redeem your Founder’s Points + “LIVING” DIGITAL MANUAL + SPECIAL IN-GAME TITLE + FOUNDER’S DEATH MARKER + BRONZE FORUM BADGE + SPECIAL FOUNDER’S APP for iOS and Android, FOUNDER’S RINGTONES AND WALLPAPER + “LIVING” DIGITAL STRATEGY GUIDE+ INVITATION TO ALL STRESS TESTS and GUARANTEED ACCESS TO BETA 2. Estimated delivery of Beta 2 Access: June 2015. 2

MJ Notes: Once the $25 tier sells out, it is replaced with this tier. Unlike some other tiers where the “early adopter” type of tier is replaced by a more expensive one with fewer benefits, this tier is slightly better than the $25 one. This tier comes with a special app that we will build based on feedback from our backers and other exclusive items.

$50 Limit 5000 YOUNG WARRIOR - DIGITAL ONLY
This “early adopter” tier gets all the NEW RECRUIT rewards + 15 FOUNDER’S POINTS (25 total) + ADDITIONAL FREE MONTH (2 total) + ONE DIGITAL COPY OF DRM-FREE SOUND TRACK+ SPECIAL THANKS IN THE IN-GAME CREDITS + FOUNDER’S ICON for your crafter character(s) + ACCESS TO THE REALM-RESTRICTED FOUNDER’S CHAT + 1 BETA INVITES UPGRADED AND TOTAL NUMBER OF CHARACTER SLOTS AT LAUNCH UPGRADED BY 1. YOUR FORUM BADGE IS UPGRADED TO SILVER and your BETA ACCESS IS UPGRADED TO BETA 1. This exact benefit package will not be repeated, even at a higher price, once this tier sells out, as that is one of the benefits of an “early adopter” tier. Estimated delivery of Beta 1 Access: February 2015.

MJ Notes: This is the first of our true early adopter tiers. As you can see, it comes with a lot of upgrades from the $30 tier including extra sub time, early beta access, etc. The early adopter tiers are intended as rewards to the folks who have been following our progress closely and they can snag them quickly. I didn’t want to have too few of them either so the total number (5K) here can change before we launch. Some of these rewards also came from my chats on the various forums.

$55 Limit 10000 WARRIOR - DIGITAL ONLY
You get all the NEW RECRUIT rewards + an ADDITIONAL 10 FOUNDER’S POINTS (20 total) + ONE DIGITAL COPY OF DRM-FREE SOUND TRACK + SPECIAL THANKS IN THE IN-GAME CREDITS + FOUNDER’S ICON for your crafter character(s) + ACCESS TO THE REALM-RESTRICTED FOUNDER’S CHAT + TOTAL NUMBER OF BETA INVITES UPGRADED TO 1 AND TOTAL NUMBER OF CHARACTER SLOTS AT LAUNCH UPGRADED BY 1. Estimated delivery of Beta 2 Access: June 2015.

MJ Notes: As you can see, this tier isn’t quite as good as the tier before it but it’s still quite lush.

$75 No max I LOVE TCHOTCHKES - DIGITAL ONLY
You get all the WARRIOR rewards + an ADDITIONAL 25 FOUNDER POINTS (45 total) + AN ADDITIONAL MONTH SUBSCRIPTION (2 TOTAL) + SPECIAL STARTER WEAPON (cosmetic and salvageable) + SPECIAL STARTER ARMOR (cosmetic and salvageable) + FOUNDER’S WALL PLAQUE to hang in your house + your BETA ACCESS IS UPGRADED TO BETA 1 + TOTAL NUMBER OF BETA INVITES UPGRADED TO 1 AND TOTAL NUMBER OF CHARACTER SLOTS AT LAUNCH UPGRADED BY 1 and you receive a FOUNDER’S DISCOUNT on your sub rate to be no less than 5% per month. Estimated delivery of Beta 1 Access: February 2015.

MJ Notes: This tier introduces the starter weapon/armor that all backers get as part of their rewards. These items will be salvageable by crafters so that our backers can have some of the cosmetic perks that come with the items can be used on other items. This is also the first tier that comes with a discount on the backer’s sub rate.

$110 Limit 5000 YOUNG HERO - DIGITAL ONLY
In some circles this is known as a “Digital Collector’s Edition” and it is a limited, “early adopter” digital tier. You receive the I LOVE TCHOTCHKES rewards + AN ADDITIONAL TWO MONTHS OF SUBSCRIPTION (3 months total) + ADDITIONAL 10 FOUNDER’S POINTS (55 total) + FOUNDER’S TROPHIES for display in your house + access to FOUNDER’S DYES for personal items + IN-GAME BACKERS CREDIT + the DRAGON’S GUIDE TO HUMANITY art book (.pdf) your FORUM BADGE IS UPGRADED TO GOLD + TOTAL NUMBER OF BETA INVITES UPGRADED TO 2 AND TOTAL NUMBER OF CHARACTER SLOTS AT LAUNCH UPGRADED BY 2. + BETA ACCESS IS UPGRADED TO ALPHA ACCESS and your FOUNDER’S DISCOUNT WILL BE A MINIMUM OF 7% . Estimated delivery of Alpha Access: August 2014.

MJ Notes: Another early adopter tier and this is one of my favorites. I really wanted to make our digital CE special for our backers. As many of our potential backers know, suggestions for the dyes are another one of the many items that came from the forums. With Alpha access, lots of included items and 55 FPs, I think this tier will be very popular. One of the reasons this tier is limited (and non-repeatable) is that it comes with alpha access and we need to limit alpha access.

$120 No limit HERO - DIGITAL ONLY
In some circles this is known as a “Digital Collector’s Edition”. You receive the I LOVE TCHOTCHKES rewards + AN ADDITIONAL TWO MONTHS OF SUBSCRIPTION (3 months total) + an ADDITIONAL 5 FOUNDER’S POINTS (50 total) + FOUNDER’S TROPHIES for display in your house + access to FOUNDER’S DYES for personal items + IN-GAME BACKERS CREDIT + the DRAGON’S GUIDE TO HUMANITY art book (.pdf) + YOUR FORUM BADGE IS UPGRADED TO GOLD + TOTAL NUMBER OF BETA INVITES UPGRADED TO 2 AND TOTAL NUMBER OF CHARACTER SLOTS AT LAUNCH UPGRADED BY 2. and your FOUNDER’S DISCOUNT WILL BE A MINIMUM OF 5% . Estimated delivery of Beta 1 Access: February 2015.

MJ Notes: The non-early adopter version. Still quite good but no alpha access.

$150 No max TWINS LOVE TCHOTCHKES TOO - DIGITAL ONLY
You get two I LOVE TCHOTCHKES rewards + an ADDITIONAL 10 FOUNDER’S POINTS (100 total) that can be shared by the buyer of the account (or not), an ADDITIONAL ONE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION (3 total) for each copy of the game. Estimated delivery of Beta 1 Access: February 2015.

MJ Notes: This is our first “2 for 1” tier. It offers the same benefits as buying the same twin but with extra time and 10 additional FPs.

$175 Limit 1500 PHAT LEWT - DIGITAL ONLY
You get all the HERO rewards + an ADDITIONAL 50 FOUNDER’S POINTS (100 total) + your BETA ACCESS IS UPGRADED TO ALPHA ACCESS and you receive a FOUNDER’S DISCOUNT ON YOUR SUBSCRIPTION RATE OF NO LESS THAN 6% PER MONTH. Estimated delivery of Alpha Access: August 2014.

MJ Notes: This is essentially an upgraded CE edition but with a lot of additional FPs and alpha access. It is a very limited item because of the alpha access.

$180 Limit 500 INTERNAL TESTING - DIGITAL ONLY
This is the pledge tier for the player whose primary focus is getting into the game before it’s even a game, and who is excited by helping us test the really boring stuff. Please only choose this tier if you are able to spend time testing, are willing to write detailed bug reports, are willing and able to sign an Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) and not employed by or working for another company that creates games. We reserve the right to remove early access from any backers who don’t meet all of these criteria and change their access to Alpha Testing with no refund of the pledge tier. You receive all the Warrior rewards + a very special “BUG SLAYER” TITLE AND TROPHY + YOUR FORUM BADGE WILL BE UPGRADED TO DRAGONIUM + your FOUNDER’S DISCOUNT WILL BE UPGRADED TO 7% and your BETA ACCESS WILL BE UPGRADED TO INTERNAL TESTING. Estimated delivery of Internal Testing Access: January 2014.

MJ Notes: This is easily the most controversial of all tiers because of its Internal Testing status. I cannot stress enough how I hope that we will not sell this tier out and that even if we do, it won’t be repeated because of my fear that we will have some people who will buy this access just to play and not to test. That is why this tier is limited to 500 and why I’ve tried to discourage people from signing up for it.

$225 Limit 5000 TWIN HEROES EDITION - DIGITAL ONLY
Two HERO rewards plus an ADDITIONAL 20 FOUNDER’S POINTS (120 total). Estimated delivery of Beta 1 Access: February 2015.

MJ Notes: Another 2 for 1 tier.

$250 Limit 2500 WARRIOR FOREVER - DIGITAL ONLY
You get all the WARRIOR rewards + an ADDITIONAL 50 FOUNDER’S POINTS (70 total) + your subscription is upgraded to THREE-YEARS (known elsewhere as a “lifetime” subscription) that is renewable after three years, for $1 per year (as per Kickstarter policy) + FOUNDER’S WALL PLAQUE + SPECIAL STARTER WEAPON (cosmetic and salvageable) + SPECIAL STARTER ARMOR (cosmetic and salvageable) + YOUR FORUM BADGE IS UPGRADED TO PLATINUM + TOTAL NUMBER OF BETA INVITES UPGRADED TO 3 AND TOTAL NUMBER OF CHARACTER SLOTS AT LAUNCH UPGRADED BY 3. and your BETA ACCESS IS UPGRADED TO ALPHA ACCESS. Estimated delivery of Alpha Access: August 2014.

MJ Notes: This the first tier that comes with a 3-year subscription that renews at $1 per year after that. The folks at Kickstarter are concerned with the legal ramifications of offering a lifetime subscription so this way we address their concerns. They have been great with us and I really understand where they are coming from.

$250 Limit 500 PHYSICAL PHAT LEWT - PHYSICAL REWARDS
You get all the HERO rewards + an ADDITIONAL 10 FOUNDER’S POINTS (60 total) + AN ADDITIONAL 5 MONTHS OF SUBSCRIPTION (6 months total) + one DVD copy of the game + a FOUNDER’S STATUE to stand outside your house + 1 CLOTH MAP of the world + 1 PRINTED MANUAL + 1 PRINTED CAMELOT UNCHAINED POSTER + 1 CAMELOT UNCHAINED MOUSE PAD + TOTAL NUMBER OF BETA INVITES UPGRADED TO 3 AND TOTAL NUMBER OF CHARACTER SLOTS AT LAUNCH UPGRADED BY 3. + your BETA ACCESS IS UPGRADED TO ALPHA ACCESS and you receive a FOUNDER’S DISCOUNT ON YOUR SUBSCRIPTION RATE OF NO LESS THAN 6% PER MONTH. Estimated delivery of Alpha Access: August 2014.

MJ Notes: This is the first of our physical tiers. As you can see it comes with the useful stuff but lots of FPs and lots of other extras. As per above, keep in mind that depending on things go with the funding, we’ll be able to add even more to these tiers through the use of Founder’s Points.