On-Line Store, Account Transfers, and Land Rush!
Today we have a HUGE update for everyone involving our on-line store, managing your pledge, and the Land Rush for Early Enrollment.
We have a ton of material to cover so I apologize in advance for the length of this post. A quick summary for those who “tl;dr”:
1: Go to paizo.com and manage your Kickstarter pledge immediately. Time is running out if you want the Print Pack Add-On.
2: It’s time to transfer your account from paizo.com to goblinworks.com. You do that in the Pledge Manager on paizo.com.
3: The Land Rush is now live, and Guilds are competing for the right to create the first Settlements in the game in Early Enrollment
First, a quick status update.
The team is working very hard to complete the last milestone before we begin Alpha testing. Currently it looks like we will begin internal Alpha testing in the first week of June, with Alpha Kickstarter backers getting into the game shortly thereafter. This milestone integrates work from all aspects of the game - the server, the graphics pipeline, game design, animation, terrain building, the User Interface, account management tools, etc. Bringing all these various systems and content together into a cohesive whole is a gigantic task but we are making good progress.
The On-Line Store
We turned on the Goblin Squad Store on paizo.com several weeks ago. In the interim we’ve concluded that we need to take ownership of the account management system, and that also requires us to manage our own storefront a little earlier than we had planned. As a result, we have shut down the Goblin Squad Store on paizo.com, and opened a storefront on goblinworks.com. You can access that store here:
Using the store people who did not back the Kickstarter can purchase access to Early Enrollment, Alpha testing, and Open Enrollment.
There are no Buddy or Guild packages in the store, and none of the tabletop RPG products are in the store. Right now we are just focusing on basic Enrollment packages and some of the extended Enrollment options for naming rights to various aspects of the in-game objects similar to what we featured in the Kickstarter.
Managing Your Kickstarter Pledge
Paizo has re-enabled access to the Pledge Manager. To access it, log on to your paizo.com account. At the top of any page, click the “My Account” link. Look for the “My Pledge Drives” section, and click the “View or Claim Kickstarter Pledges” button to access the Pledge Manager.
** IMPORTANT **
If you backed both the 1st and 2nd Kickstarters, you should only manage the pledge for the 2nd Kickstarter at this time. If you attempt the account transfer function while managing a 1st Kickstarter pledge, your account will not transfer correctly and you will have to wait until we have developed a manual procedure to correctly transfer your account.
If you intend to claim the Print Pack Add-On, you need to do so immediately. We will be sending all the physical rewards for the Kickstarter in a just a few weeks, and we are only shipping once. If you miss the shipping window, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE PRINT PACK ADD-ON. So please complete the process of managing your Pledge immediately to ensure you get the rewards you want!
If you have Alpha, Early or Open Enrollment access, you will be asked to transfer your account to goblinworks.com as a part of the Pledge Management process. Please do so.
A couple of important notes:
1: Use a simple password with just letters and numbers. There is a known problem with complex passwords not being correctly passed from paizo.com to goblinworks.com. Once you have successfully transferred your account, you can change your goblinworks.com password to something more secure. The problem is with the transfer, not the password system.
2: If you are a Buddy or Guild Backer, you will need to issue Buddy and/or Guild invitations via the Pledge Manager so that your friends can get access to the PDFs and other components of their pledges, AND you need to issue Buddy and Guild invites on goblinworks.com once you have transferred your account. We apologize for the duplication of effort, but this was the fastest way to implement those invitations for both systems.
If you encounter any problems with the Goblinworks store, or with the account transfer process or with your goblinworks.com account, please email
The Guild Land Rush
Getting the store ready, putting the Pledge Manager on line, and getting accounts transferred to Goblinworks.com was all preparation for re-starting the Guild Land Rush promotion.
We wrote a blog about the promotion which you can read here:
The Land Rush is now on line and is processing Guild creation and voting. More than 20 Guilds have already registered for the Land Rush!
You can see the current Land Rush information here:
This is your chance to be allocated a Settlement in Early Enrollment. Because we will not have the process of territorial control and Settlement construction built for most of Early Enrollment, but we need Settlements to be operational for social and game reasons, the first Settlements will be established via processes that involve the community showing their support.
So spread the word, tell your friends and guild-mates, this is your time to plant a flag and get your Settlement started!