25 October

Tier Price Extension

By Vye

Hail, Elyrians!

It’s only been one day since my last update but already I have news for you! As you know, we’ve been working on getting the layaway system set up in the store and that has been looming against the end-of-October deadline for locking in the original Kickstarter product tiers.

A lot of voices from the community have cried out, “Fie on thee, that thou maketh we folk laya-wait to layaway such golden treasure in so brief a date!” Well, maybe it’s only in my head that people cried out like that but, regardless, I am still happy to tell you that we’re going to extend the original Kickstarter packages—which will be the best value ever offered—until mid-November. Better than just a couple days, isn’t it?

This also allows for a couple other fun things:

First is that it will be super obvious when the packages change because it will coincide with the turbo-excellent-mega-store-design update I talked about in yesterday’s post!

Second, it will allow us to introduce your earned IP as a spendable, same-as-cash option for purchasing things on layaway. So, those of you who earned IP through friend referrals or other means will be get an opportunity to use it before the prices and packages change.

In summary: layaway is coming very soon, the Kickstarter packages will extend to mid-November to coincide with the new store experience, and you’ll be able to spend your IP on layaway. Sound good? I think it does!

Pledged to Your Continued Adventures in Life, Both Actual and Fantasy,

Vye

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Goro - 8 months ago

Thank you !! Great

Nails - 8 months ago

Looking forward to this

Eurickdm - 8 months ago

We're geting close to discover tha the prices will remain the same for some days after december.

Almyraia - 8 months ago

Darn! Looks like I missed out on extending my pledge. Oh, well. Still really excited for the game!

VictoriaRachel - 8 months ago
@Almyraia:

Posted By Almyraia at 8:49 PM - Thu Dec 15 2016

Darn! Looks like I missed out on extending my pledge. Oh, well. Still really excited for the game!

The original prices are still active for the time being. So get in there fast!

Illuminati - 10 months ago

Playerezzie ever play DDO?

Playerezzie - 10 months ago
@Illuminati:

Posted By Illuminati at 11:39 PM - Sat Oct 29 2016

Playerezzie ever play DDO?

No i haven't, I did play BDO though xp

Playerezzie - 10 months ago

Thanks for the update! I only got to know more about this game today and because of this extension I get a bit longer to decide which package I wanna go for! :D

RanceJustice - 10 months ago

Thank you kindly for these updates and for extending Kickstarter package availability!

Will you by chance be able to extend the Stretch Goal viability period as well or perhaps ideally, allow it to continue throughout development? Word about CoE will spread as time continues and looking at other crowdfunded MMOs shows that many of their stretch goals continued to be funded into the development process, thus encouraging even further backing.

I really hope that we'll be able to fulfill the current goals, especially the one for Linux support, within the current cutoff but I believe it could really better the experience for everyone to realign expectations that those goals will be met in time and thus said features expected, even if some are added further down the line. If the stretch goals are given indefinite/when met time cutoffs, it could still guide development in a way to facilitate ease of adding these features at a later date. Take for instance Mac and Linux support. If funding is not met by the end of the year and these are taken off the table, that means that the developers would be more likely to look at development techniques, tools, APIs and other tech that might be only supported on Windows. This would make it more difficult to eventually add Mac/Linux support down the road to the point someone may decide it is not cost effective. Conversely, if all stretch goals including Mac/Linux are looked at as future features, it will mean that development will take this into consideration along the way. Even if they are not specifically coding for Mac/Linux at present, the devs would be mindful, choosing tech and whatnot that support Mac/Linux and avoiding those that would make cross-platform rollout more difficult in the future. When there is suitable funding for that particular stretch goal, then intensive work on the subject can begin, without having to worry that prior development decisions have taken the game on a path away from technical or fiscal feasibility for these features.

CoE is an ambitious project and we've a lot of time ahead of us to build up steam and make it the best it can be. Hopefully with an extension/change to how stretch goals work it will give the most incentive for continued crowdfunding and allow the vision framed by these goals to come to life. Thank you.

Edit:

P. S. - Thanks for including support for the "second copy with carriage for 2" addon in the store! This is a great feature for those of us with significant others likely to play, sharing some of the larger features of our primary packages (ie living on the same land/house, sharing a title by in-game marriage etc). Would it be possible to add "upgrades" to said copies for a nominal fee? It would be nice to say, have Main Pledge A buy a package of their choosing, buy the "Carriage Pack", and upgrade the included Pledge B to have the features of Adventurer's, Beastmaster's, Founder's etc... if desired.

TreeWiseMen - 10 months ago

I am pretty excited for this to come out.

kajoreh - 10 months ago

a whole hearted unfie upon thee for this

Dr.Quick - 10 months ago

I really appreciate you all staying so transparent with this process and the frequent updates.

My only question was addressed on the Kickstarter page but I'll reiterate it here to confirm.

Some of the early backers (like myself) linked our Kickstarter accounts late and as a result the store isn't reflecting our packages; I was informed on the Kickstarter comments that before the new prices take effect the database will update and catch us late linkers, show our proper pledges, so that we might upgrade before the new prices.

Is that still the case and if so when should we expect that?

Pteroguin - 10 months ago
@Dr.Quick:

Posted By Dr.Quick at 7:22 PM - Tue Oct 25 2016

I really appreciate you all staying so transparent with this process and the frequent updates.

My only question was addressed on the Kickstarter page but I'll reiterate it here to confirm.

Some of the early backers (like myself) linked our Kickstarter accounts late and as a result the store isn't reflecting our packages; I was informed on the Kickstarter comments that before the new prices take effect the database will update and catch us late linkers, show our proper pledges, so that we might upgrade before the new prices.

Is that still the case and if so when should we expect that?

I think this was covered by Caspian in Discord in a random talk and was supposed to drop during Layaway, barring that you should contact support since the information they'll need won't be something you want to publically speak about :)

jeebs67 - 10 months ago

Gambling was another one that would be completely absent from the game if it wasnt available day 1. We should easily surpass gambling though, no thanks to poor excuses for gods Elyria has "watching" over it.

Honeybrew - 10 months ago

I am waiting for layaway (with an eye on Brew Master), so this is wonderful news!

mightyfish - 10 months ago

+1 for the pseudo-Shakespearean dialogue.

ArtStealer12 - 10 months ago

My hope is that the stretch goals we don't get when the game comes out can be expansions or an update to the game at a later time. I would really enjoy playing the game and then seeing how digging and tunneling gives people an edge after at least a year of game play.

Aresoren - 10 months ago
@ArtStealer12:

Posted By ArtStealer12 at 08:34 AM - Tue Oct 25 2016

My hope is that the stretch goals we don't get when the game comes out can be expansions or an update to the game at a later time. I would really enjoy playing the game and then seeing how digging and tunneling gives people an edge after at least a year of game play.

I believe that is their attention. Just because it didn't make the stretch goals doesn't mean it won't ever be in the game. Just is going to take a bit longer to implement, and won't be there at launch. Which, for some of them, it seems like that would be a good thing. However, I think the Phoenix pet just wont be a thing if it's not reached. I believe that is one of the only goals that will be nixed... Hm anyways, just sharing what I think I read a while back. Don't have a source to link or anything.

Other than that, yay for extended time frames. Gives me time to decide if I want to take on a DE or not >.>

ArtStealer12 - 10 months ago

I think the set date at the end of the year is there as a target date. I think I heard Caspian a while back say that it stretch goals will end with 2016 because it is not viable for the work of the team to have to hire new people and do new content in the middle of development.

Ironside - 10 months ago

Waiting on the EP store preview before another dollar is spent. :)

AzeronsBounty - 10 months ago

Does this also extend the stretch goal deadline? We may need time to build up a surge of new recruits through our collective marketing power.

Forsakenwish - 10 months ago
@AzeronsBounty:

Posted By CountPendulum at 04:26 AM - Tue Oct 25 2016

Does this also extend the stretch goal deadline? We may need time to build up a surge of new recruits through our collective marketing power.

This raises a good point, I would like to know as well

Energ218 - 10 months ago

I would like to point out I sounded more like "Please take my money and give me stuff with the layayayayayay stuff and stuff", but then thats beyond the point...

JaPeMo - 10 months ago

Great news and thanks for update!!!!

Regards!!!!

Polite - 10 months ago

I love your writing style Vye, write all the things please :D

Oracle - 10 months ago

Sounds great. Good writing too ;)

Pteroguin - 10 months ago

@Vye - Will you release when in mid-November as we draw closer to the date? So we can count our coin and be ready to spend it as opposed to missing the window? :)

Bieito_Skybourne - 10 months ago

Thank you for the update. I know it's not the one that you wanted to post nor the one that we wanted to see but the fact is you posted and shared with us rather than keeping us in the dark. So for now we wait.

Forsakenwish - 10 months ago

Morbis - 10 months ago

Coolio, more chance to look at that Duchy title and agonise.

Fergus Redbeard - 10 months ago

Awesome thanks

lenkek - 10 months ago

Thanks for the update!