What Comes Next FAQ - $1 Pledge Survey - Anticipated 2019
Hey Reavers of Midgard backers,
After a nice night of Monster Slaughter, Key Forge and other games here at the office, we're back here and back to the work of making games. Some updates for you.
Pledge Manager FAQ
A couple of small things that have come up in questions and messages so far that are worth addressing here.
When will the pledge manager be open?
We are able to send it out approximately two weeks after the campaign ends. We'll be announcing that through an update.
How do I upgrade or change my pledge?
You will do that in BackerKit by clicking on the Switch Pledge Levels button in the Manage My Pledge section.
I need to change my address, how do I do that?
You're able to make address changes in BackerKit, even after filling out the survey, until the pledge manager closes.
I want to add on games. How do I do that?
You're able to choose add-on games in the pledge manager.
When does the pledge manager close?
We anticipate it closing sometime in 2019, likely no earlier than February. That's when additional charges owed for either switching pledge levels or additional games added will be charged. We will let you know in advance when cards are being charged.
Are add-ons available in different languages or for different language editions?
Because our partner companies are responsible for fulfillment in their regions, add-ons other than the playmat are not available for international editions of the game (versions in French, Portuguese and Spanish)
If there are any other questions that come up, you can always message us. That's the better way to ensure we'll see it.
$1 Pledge Survey
We are happy for every single backer we get on our campaigns. You are either showing interest, appreciation or passion for our games and we love that!
But we did notice an unusual trend with this campaign that we haven't seen before. Here's a list of recent campaigns and the percentage of Donation level backers they each had.
Champions of MIdgard Expansions - 2% of backers (143 total)
Deception: Undercover Allies - 2.2% of backers (100 total)
City of Gears - 6.5% of backers (203 total)
Run Fight or Die: Reloaded - 7.3% of backers (133 total)
Reavers of Midgard - 15.6% of backers (921 total)
As you can see, the number has been steadily ticking up before really spiking for this campaign. There are potential reasons and theories we have for this.
On a broader level, there are a lot more high quality projects on Kickstarter these days, so competition is fierce. On a more specific level, the timing of this campaign so close to the holiday season makes justifying spending for a pledge for a game that won't be in your hands until next year when there are pressing gifting needs a difficult prospect.
We understand that many $1 backers do this because they'd love to pledge for the game but just don't have the funds and intend to do so later. There are also some who aren't 100% sold on the game just yet, but want to keep their options open.
But the frustration we hear from full pledgers is that these contributions don't help unlock stretch goals, meaning the $1 backers get the entire benefit of the funds provided by people willing to go all-in and support the game while they don't have to spend much.
We're considering a number of options for how to address this on future campaigns. For now though, we want to hear from you. We've created a brief survey here for you to weigh in on this if you'd so like.
For those who backed at this level for the campaign, rest assured we aren't making any changes for how we're handling Reavers of Midgard. The pledge manager is open to $1 level backers.
Anticipated Games 2019
There's currently a most anticipated games in 2019 geeklist up right now accepting nominations. We'd be honored if you gave Reavers of Midgard a thumbs up if you're as excited for it as we are!
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That's it for now!
Thanks again for your support and, if you're here in the US (or celebrating overseas) we hope you and yours enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving!
Alex - Grey Fox Games