New Pledge System
We are all excited to finally announce the new tiers and rewards for our PayPal campaign. I think we have some updates that you’ll find interesting, especially if you’ve already contributed to the project.
First, I want to identify and define the two groups that we’ve separated everyone into:
Kickstarter (Campaign) Backers - contributed any amount to Project Phoenix prior to the end of the Kickstarter Campaign (October 19th, 2013), regardless if you contributed on our website on previous PayPal system.
PayPal (Campaign) Backers - contributed to Project Phoenix using the new PayPal system (after January 11th, 2014) .
As many of you have already noticed, we have re-launched our payment system with a modified set of tiers. Our original prices were the bare minimum that we could ask for, while still calculating for Amazon & Kickstarter’s share. We’ve since increased the prices for most of the tiers to a more reasonable amount. Hopefully these changes will help us to reach even more of our Stretch Goals.
Early Bird $45
Digital Collector $60
Shadow Companion $70
Shadow Steed $90
Treasure Hunter $150
Early Bird $25
Digital Collector $50 + Death’s Mantle
Fiery Companion $60 + Shadow Phoenix Egg
Fiery Steed $80 + Shadow Phoenix Mount
Treasure Hunter $120 + Wings of the Fallen
Developer $400 + Death’s Scythe
Anyone that did not contribute during the Kickstarter Campaign will be unable to use the Kickstarter tiered system. This means that original prices and exclusive rewards will remain available only to those 16,715 founders of Project Phoenix.
In addition, Kickstarter backers will be receive any new rewards associated with their respective tier, while maintaining the original prices. So if you contributed $50 for Digital Collector, you’ll be getting Death’s Mantle as a bonus, and can even upgrade to Fiery Companion for $10 and receive the new Shadow Phoenix Egg. We hope this will be a nice surprise, and provide you with an incentive to continue to contribute towards the project.
Unfortunately, only PayPal backers are able to contribute using the new system. We are working on creating the ability for all users to further contribute and upgrade their pledges. We need to create another database to handle the modifications we’ll be making; we hope to have this new system available to you before the end of next month.
Instead of adding new tiers to an already slightly confusing system, we want to focus on stand-alone items. This will range from t-shirts to additional digital content, so if there is something you’re interesting in seeing, let us know. For now we’ll be reintroducing the Sylrianah figurine for $250, and expand from there. Until the upgrade system is implemented, we will be manually tracking purchases of the figurines so it will not appear on your account when you log in. Once we have the system functioning, we will go back and add the figurines to each account.
If you contributed to Project Phoenix but have not registered your account on the website, please go to projectphoenix.info and on the side bar there is an orange button labeled “Create Account”. Click on the button, follow the instructions, and you will be able to enable your account within a few minutes.