7 May

Kickstarterversary Community Award Tracker

By Serpentius

Our 2nd Kickstarterversary is now officially underway!

Exciting items and deals await you in our online store, read the full details of our 2nd Kickstarterversary here.

Milestone Tracker

To help track the stretch goals mentioned below, we've created a special store tracker just for this event! View the tracker here.

Reminder

here are the 2018 Kickstarterversary Community Reward Milestones:

If total sales reach the indicated amount next to each reward between May 1st and May 31st, those items will either be unlocked in the store, or added as a freebie to your inventory. Rewards are only given to those with completed packages by the end of May, 2018.

  • $10k: Kypiq Party Pack - Get ready to participate in the Kypiq's Sunsight Festival
  • $25k: Purebread Horse - Join us in jest with a horse that you can eat...freshly baked bread
  • $50k: Pack Bonuses - All previously purchased backpacks (Adventurer's Pack, Founder's Pack, & Merchant Pack) will each have additional goodies added to them for any that were sold (a la carte or as part of a package) before June 1st, 2018
  • $75k: Special Title - Receive an in-game title (it's a surprise) to show you're a Pre-Alpha backer
  • $100k: Otter Bear Baby - Unlock an Otter Bear baby as a pet in the store
  • $150k: Otter Bear Mount - Unlock Otter Bear mount in the store
  • $200k: Mystery Gift - A gift shows up in your inventory with a note that says "Warning: Do not open until launch," written in pyqsi
  • $250k: Upgraded Housing - Houses in the Aristocracy and Nobility Packages are getting an upgrade! (ex: All Mayors get a villa, all accounts with a villa get a manor, and all accounts with a manor get a grand-villa)
  • $300k: Soul Pack - Get an extra set of 3 random souls to choose from for your starting character
  • $350k: Old Soul - Get a soul that’s one lifetime older than one of the 3 souls from the previous "Soul Pack" reward
  • $400k: EP Kit Limit Increase - You will be able to purchase 2 of each of the Profession, Store Front, and Land Use Exposition Kits from the EP Store (currently limited to 1 per category, per title).
  • $500k: Mydarri At Launch - Some Mydarri will have found their way to the starting continent, will be scattered throughout all temperate and warmer biomes, and will be playable at launch! (Not a dominant tribe. Cannot be chosen by Nobility)

NOTE: All of these reward milestones will end at 12PM (noon) PDT on June 1st, 2018.

Progress

So far the community has already achieved the first two stretch goals!

Kypiq Party Pack: Everything you need to join the Kypiq as they entice the sun back into the sky during the Sunsight festival: three packets of glowing Kypiq Star Powder, a slingshot to launch them into the sky, and a Kypiq noisemaker to really bring the party home. Achieved - 5/7

Purebread Horse: No one really knows when the first Purebread horse came prancing out of an Elyrian oven, but ever since the purebread horse has been a delicacy across all of the known world. Adorably tasty and great for sandwiches! (includes recipe) Achieved - 5/7

Pack Bonuses: Whether purchased a la carte or as part of a pledge package, the Adventurer's Pack, Founder's Pack, and Merchant's Packs you own are all getting bonuses! Your Adventurer's Pack will now benefit from a Basic Camping Kit, which includes a bedroll, mess kit, flint, tarp, and rope. You'll find a portable astrolabe, star map, and Pathfinding & Wayfinding Handbook in your Founder's Packs. Finally, any Merchant's Packs get an Uncommon writing set, market report for your home location, and The Savvy Merchant's Guide to Appraisal to get you going. Achieved - 5/8

Special Title: "The Venerable" - There's just something about you that seems to go way back. Maybe you've got wisdom beyond your years or your lineage goes way back but, either way, you're unmistakable!
Effect: All your fame gained is increased by 10% for the character this title is used on. Achieved - 5/9

Keep going towards that Mydarri stretch goal, you can do it!

More surprises are are in store in the coming weeks, so good luck to everyone and thank you for your continued support!

More to come...

Discuss

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Davepoleon - 4 months ago

@sir_skylos

You can't make claims about the impact of fame based on assumptive mechanics that don't exist.

The only known function of fame right now involves more spirit loss so you can only make claims based on that.

And honestly... chill out...

Terrantal - 5 months ago

This p2w nonsense is getting old fast. Anyone that wants to play the game, needs a game package. You cant complain that people who dont buy a package, dont get the title. Because you know, they cant play the game to begin with.

Sir_Skylos - 5 months ago
@Terrantal:

Posted By Terrantal at 3:04 PM - Thu May 17 2018

This p2w nonsense is getting old fast. Anyone that wants to play the game, needs a game package. You cant complain that people who dont buy a package, dont get the title. Because you know, they cant play the game to begin with.

wow so that's nonesense, they need a package now if they want to buy the game now. But on release they don't need a package they just need the game.

So my point is how do you attract new players to the game ON release when those who bought the game even just a few months before them have all these advantages. I can assure you not all but some people will be put off by this. So solution admit your going with a p2w model or remove silly things like the 10% fame bonus

Azmodeth - 4 months ago
@Sir_Skylos:

@sir_skylos

Maybe you should find a different community, one who appreciates your negativity.

Gunnlang - 5 months ago
@Sir_Skylos:

Posted By Sir_Skylos at 12:18 AM - Fri May 18 2018

So my point is how do you attract new players to the game ON release when those who bought the game even just a few months before them have all these advantages. I can assure you not all but some people will be put off by this. So solution admit your going with a p2w model or remove silly things like the 10% fame bonus

From someone caring so much about what is pay to win, I'm surprised you backed as high as you did, hell I'm surprised you backed at all. Since as you said, anything that is an advantage is pay to win, so you start with more, you are paying to win.

Not that I agree with that backwards logic, just pointing it out.

I'm not sure how getting more fame counts as a good thing though. Higher fame, higher spirit loss. You know some people stayed away from titles simply cause they didn't want to worry about high spirit loss.

Will new people be put off that people like you that backed on KS and got free stuff? Can't have it both ways now.

Sir_Skylos - 5 months ago
@Gunnlang:

Posted By Gunnlang at 3:29 PM - Thu May 17 2018

Posted By Sir_Skylos at 12:18 AM - Fri May 18 2018

So my point is how do you attract new players to the game ON release when those who bought the game even just a few months before them have all these advantages. I can assure you not all but some people will be put off by this. So solution admit your going with a p2w model or remove silly things like the 10% fame bonus

From someone caring so much about what is pay to win, I'm surprised you backed as high as you did, hell I'm surprised you backed at all. Since as you said, anything that is an advantage is pay to win, so you start with more, you are paying to win.

Not that I agree with that backwards logic, just pointing it out.

I'm not sure how getting more fame counts as a good thing though. Higher fame, higher spirit loss. You know some people stayed away from titles simply cause they didn't want to worry about high spirit loss.

Will new people be put off that people like you that backed on KS and got free stuff? Can't have it both ways now.

I have no intention of taking a title, my pledge was what I could afford to pledge at the time for a game I believed in. Sadly that belief is rapidly dropping, btw I originally signed up the January before the Kickstarter hence I was hyped to pledge and took a very active part of the community then.

Yes I know I get ep in exchange for the title but I will probably be exchanging alot of that to increase the size of the settlement I'm starting in with housing/shop packs. These assets will then be given away to people who work towards the good of the community.

My issue is Sbs argue the game isn't p2w but when you start adding bonuses that cant be lost (until your character dies (approx 4-8 months)) your showing that you are going down the p2w route whilst denying that your taking that route.

Finally arguing that the fame only leads to extra spirit loss isn't entirely true because they haven't stated the advantages of fame. My betting is that npcs' will be more tempted to go to a famous blacksmith rather than a relatively unknown blacksmith. If that's right then fame directly affects your chances to "win" in your chosen profession and therefore becomes p2w

Gunnlang - 5 months ago
@Sir_Skylos:

Posted By Sir_Skylos at 12:42 AM - Fri May 18 2018

I have no intention of taking a title, my pledge was what I could afford to pledge at the time for a game I believed in. Sadly that belief is rapidly dropping, btw I originally signed up the January before the Kickstarter hence I was hyped to pledge and took a very active part of the community then.

I didn't assume you had a title, even starting the game as a citizen with a nice amount of EP, plus all those mounts/pets KS people get. That can be seen as getting an advantage over the average person.

Yes I know I get ep in exchange for the title but I will probably be exchanging alot of that to increase the size of the settlement I'm starting in with housing/shop packs. These assets will then be given away to people who work towards the good of the community.

My issue is Sbs argue the game isn't p2w but when you start adding bonuses that cant be lost (until your character dies (approx 4-8 months)) your showing that you are going down the p2w route whilst denying that your taking that route.

Most people that have EP all plan to spend it towards their community. I have a nice amount, all planning to be spent on my town or maybe county if I end up using the title. All I really spend on myself is some land plus some profession building.

All that to help any new people setup easier. If those people one day wanna buy it from me, I got zero problems in selling it to them. So while I get the view of seemly like it's pay to win, if most people spend their EP to help build the world. Are they really getting any kind of advantage? Now if someone wants to hoard everything and never give anything away, even within a town. Then sure, but that person would also probably get removed and lose everything anyway.

As for the title that gives bonus fame, isn't it the same as starting the game with a title? If anything a good ruler can have their title for lifetimes, while this bonus fame may only last for one lifetime.

While sure at the end we don't know. But even when someone becomes legendary in their craft, doesn't mean all other smithies for example will die off or change professions. That guy can still only make so many items. While maybe he only make one kind of item, it's really hard to say.

That argument can still be used really though. That person starts before me, they win. When really, people just shouldn't worry too much. Someone starts with something you feel they shouldn't? Cool, take it. Kill them. Burn everything they own to the ground. Become bandits and kill all us nobles, more fun for everyone else.

Sir_Skylos - 5 months ago

Ok so I've stepped away from the game for a bit because alongside my excitement I get the occasional heartripping issue being raised.

So the first time I read this I saw extra title (not needed but cool). Now I've had it pointed out +10% fame gained.

So a question will this title be available for everyone to earn post launch or is this another step towards the avalanche of p2w.

and before anyone says this game has no ending therefore no p2w, my counter is that p2w doesn't have to mean you "win" the game but that you have an advantage over everyone, therefore why would new people even bother looking at the game.

SBS I ask you please get rid of the +10% fame bonus it's not needed

Kant - 5 months ago
@Sir_Skylos:

Posted By Sir_Skylos at 8:19 PM - Thu May 17 2018

Ok so I've stepped away from the game for a bit because alongside my excitement I get the occasional heartripping issue being raised.

So the first time I read this I saw extra title (not needed but cool). Now I've had it pointed out +10% fame gained.

So a question will this title be available for everyone to earn post launch or is this another step towards the avalanche of p2w.

and before anyone says this game has no ending therefore no p2w, my counter is that p2w doesn't have to mean you "win" the game but that you have an advantage over everyone, therefore why would new people even bother looking at the game.

SBS I ask you please get rid of the +10% fame bonus it's not needed

Dear Sir Skylos,

I am sorry, but your interpretation makes no sense, because first "The Venerable" title is not p2w, because you don't pay for it. It is a gift.

Secondly, it is not p2w, because a famous character will lose more play-time than a non-famous character when killed. In this sense it is a g2l (gift to lose). It is a tax on the American dream to be famous. I will very likely never use it.

Best wishes,

Kant

Sir_Skylos - 5 months ago
@Kant:

The "gift" as you put it is only applicable to those eho have already BOUGHT a package and was only available because more people have SPENT money.

To your other point, Yes you lose more life but I am sure the benefits will far outweigh the penalties and therefore until we see the benefits your point is null. And before anyone mentions it, this could also count for my point as well, but do you think those people looking into the game are going to bother checking the benefits before thinking p2w?

Gunnlang - 5 months ago

Honestly curious, where did you even get the word deadline from Heartagram? SBS has never said in any DJ or post, anything about any deadline. Besides what you posted is when they be working on things, not expected release date. Also expecting an indie company to never have delays. Hell why do people think games don't have delays.. what bubble do you even live in to think such a thing?

Heartagram - 5 months ago

Another money-grab? SBS please focus on meeting deadlines.

Let me remind you of the dev schedule.

V3 of the Website (Q3 2017)
ElyriaMUD (Q4 2017)
Alpha 1 (T1 2018)
Server Selection (T1 2018)
Settlement / Domain Selection (T2 2018)
KoE (T2 2018)
Design Experiences (T3 2018)
Alpha 2 (T3 2018)
Beta 1 (S1 2019)
Prologue & CoE Adventure Toolkit (S1 2019)
Exposition (S1 2019)
Beta 2 (S1/S2 2019)
Stress Test (Any paid account)(S2 2019)
Launch (S2 2019)

If you want us to invest more money you have to show that you are able to meet your promises.

Me and my friends used to be supportive for CoE but none of the deadlines was met. Morale of our community is low even when you show few screens from time to time. So please focus on pushing development and money will come with fruits of labor.

Dekul - 5 months ago
@Heartagram:

Posted By Heartagram at 08:47 AM - Sat May 12 2018

Another money-grab? SBS please focus on meeting deadlines.

Let me remind you of the dev schedule.

V3 of the Website (Q3 2017)
ElyriaMUD (Q4 2017)
Alpha 1 (T1 2018)
Server Selection (T1 2018)
Settlement / Domain Selection (T2 2018)
KoE (T2 2018)
Design Experiences (T3 2018)
Alpha 2 (T3 2018)
Beta 1 (S1 2019)
Prologue & CoE Adventure Toolkit (S1 2019)
Exposition (S1 2019)
Beta 2 (S1/S2 2019)
Stress Test (Any paid account)(S2 2019)
Launch (S2 2019)

If you want us to invest more money you have to show that you are able to meet your promises.

Me and my friends used to be supportive for CoE but none of the deadlines was met. Morale of our community is low even when you show few screens from time to time. So please focus on pushing development and money will come with fruits of labor.

As Xeyska said, those dates are for when the studio would START development on each of those topics, as far as I can tell they are on schedule.

Chroniclesofalias - 5 months ago
@Heartagram:

I agree with Heartagram. Like it or not he is right.

Moonlynx - 5 months ago
@Chroniclesofalias:

Posted By Chroniclesofalias at 09:59 AM - Mon May 14 2018

I agree with Heartagram. Like it or not he is right.

How can he be right when he can't even read? It clearly states that the dates given are when the studio will be starting the development, not the release of the content.

Xeyska - 5 months ago
@Heartagram:

Posted By Heartagram at 07:47 AM - Sat May 12 2018

Another money-grab? SBS please focus on meeting deadlines.

Let me remind you of the dev schedule.

Snip

If you want us to invest more money you have to show that you are able to meet your promises.

Me and my friends used to be supportive for CoE but none of the deadlines was met. Morale of our community is low even when you show few screens from time to time. So please focus on pushing development and money will come with fruits of labor.

Let me also kindly remind you, the "developer schedule" you listed above is not for release dates. It's a timeline on showing when they'll begin development of a feature or in active development of it.

If you don't wish to put anymore money into the game, until certain features come to light, it's perfectly fine, but the game won't appear out of nowhere without some kind of money coming in, hence the crowdfunding.

Wienerschnitzel - 5 months ago

what do you mean when you said "Rewards are only given to those with completed packages by the end of May, 2018." Does that mean our packages are paid for?

Leilah - 5 months ago
@Wienerschnitzel:

Posted By Wienerschnitzel at 11:04 AM - Fri May 11 2018

what do you mean when you said "Rewards are only given to those with completed packages by the end of May, 2018." Does that mean our packages are paid for?

So if you have a package on lawaway, and its not paid in full by the end of may you will not get the rewards.

Wienerschnitzel - 5 months ago
@Leilah:

that is what I though, but I was not for sure thx for the clarification.

Ruthgar - 5 months ago
@Wienerschnitzel:

Posted By Wienerschnitzel at 10:04 AM - Fri May 11 2018

what do you mean when you said "Rewards are only given to those with completed packages by the end of May, 2018." Does that mean our packages are paid for?

Correct. Specifically for the rewards that depend on you having certain things already, such as the upgraded housing reward needing you to have the mayor or higher housing.

If you already have the basic game package then you should get the freebies no problem.

Jaidic - 5 months ago

For "The Venerable" title, will we have to use it on our first generation characters, or can we save it for future characters?

FrancisDrake - 5 months ago
@Jaidic:

Posted By Jaidic at 6:21 PM - Thu May 10 2018

For "The Venerable" title, will we have to use it on our first generation characters, or can we save it for future characters?

I'd actually prefere knowing if the title will be inheritable like most other titles? but yes knowing if it needs to be used on the first could be interesting

Esoba - 5 months ago

Love the title. A little boost to fame could never hurt....or could it..

Noryn - 5 months ago

Do the pack bonuses apply to the Elyrian packages from the Buy the Farm pack or an other promotions pack, too? And also if I don't give them away before June 1st but by the end of the year?

Caska - 5 months ago

I am excited about all that is going on and hope to meet only nice people out there and kick the bums of the bad ones. Um.. with help of course. My code use if you like im happy to share what I get from it with you. D74BEA

Nienori - 5 months ago

On further examination, they have something like that on the items page, showing us how far we are until the next goal. So, that helps!

Nienori - 5 months ago

I was hoping the tracker would show us a little more detail on how much we've spent/how close we are to reaching the next goal. As it stands right now, we can't tell if we need 25k or 5k to reach the next goal. I think that would be helpful.

Davepoleon - 5 months ago
@Nienori:

Posted By Nienori at 07:57 AM - Wed May 09 2018

I was hoping the tracker would show us a little more detail on how much we've spent/how close we are to reaching the next goal. As it stands right now, we can't tell if we need 25k or 5k to reach the next goal. I think that would be helpful.

Seconded

Odsbodikins - 5 months ago

I will accept any Kypiq party packs that people don't want...

Dekul - 5 months ago
@Odsbodikins:

Posted By Odsbodikins at 09:06 AM - Wed May 09 2018

I will accept any Kypiq party packs that people don't want...

What constitutes a Kypiq party? 3 or more Kypiqs?

Odsbodikins - 5 months ago
@Dekul:

Posted By Dekul at 07:44 AM - Wed May 09 2018

Posted By Odsbodikins at 09:06 AM - Wed May 09 2018

I will accept any Kypiq party packs that people don't want...

What constitutes a Kypiq party? 3 or more Kypiqs?

One Kypiq with a slingshot and enough fireworks can be a party all on their own. ;)

Moonlynx - 5 months ago

I guess that SBS is wanting a big finish because with new items each week that are available until the end of the month, it makes sense to wait until the final week to make a decision on what to buy.

markof - 5 months ago

i'd rather say that the 10K and 25k are unlocked in store things

Rhonynn Farstrider - 5 months ago

It doesn't feel entirely clear which items are shop unlocks and which are inventory freebies.

May I have some clarification as to which is which?

Teland - 5 months ago
@Rhonynn Farstrider:

Posted By Rhonynn Farstrider at 10:19 PM - Tue May 08 2018

It doesn't feel entirely clear which items are shop unlocks and which are inventory freebies.

May I have some clarification as to which is which?

  • $10k: Kypiq Party Pack - Freebie
  • $25k: Purebread Horse - Freebie
  • $50k: Pack Bonuses - Freebie - if eligible purchase made
  • $75k: Special Title - Freebie
  • $100k: Otter Bear Baby - Unlocked in Store
  • $150k: Otter Bear Mount - Unlocked in Store
  • $200k: Mystery Gift - Freebie
  • $250k: Upgraded Housing - Freebie - if you have eligible aristocrat/nobility package
  • $300k: Soul Pack - Freebie
  • $350k: Old Soul - Freebie
  • $400k: EP Kit Limit Increase - Unlocked in store
  • $500k: Mydarri At Launch - Freebie
Fenrer - 5 months ago

Come to mama little otter bear baby.. just a little bit more..

switchblade - 5 months ago

I cant even remember if i helped in the first kickstarter or not this was so long ago lol

Maddonach - 5 months ago

What is this, a YouTube comment section? LUL ^

ZavidYolkiin - 5 months ago

Hey im first!