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Update #3

Introducing Garret, and community interaction + updates

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Hello everyone... better yet, let's allow Garret to introduce himself:

As some of you have noticed, we’ve snuck out our first developer diary which introduces our Art Director, Garret AJ. You can find the video embedded right below here, on on YouTube. His portfolio is available right here for those who want to see more of his work. 

We’ve addressed one of the most common questions asked to us by backers and prospective backers: “How are you going to make a game like this for $500,000?” You won’t find the full answer in this update, but it has been sent out in a press release to all major press sites -- you’ll also find it in the ‘Risks and Challenges’ section of the Kickstarter front page for The Mandate.

This update also includes some exciting news regarding physical rewards or merchandise. Once the campaign is funded we’ll make the necessary arrangements allowing you to print and produce your own The Mandate merchandise, by sending you high resolution digital designs and a copyright notice stating that we allow you to reproduce the designs.

Stats, updates, and how we’re getting on 

Truthfully, we’re cautiously optimistic. The Mandate has a fast-growing community, and we’re currently working on an official forum to house you all. We’ve managed to raise over $45,000, from around 1,300 backers. On Steam Greenlight, we’re 56% of the way into the top 100, with over 15,000 unique visitors to the games page. Press coverage is also picking up across the board, with an influx of Russian backers today. Добро пожаловать!

As a response to some of the word-play (Tsar Wars, thanks Tun Kai Poh), we’ve created the ‘Imperial Propaganda Machine’, which allows you to deface and design your own message to a Mandate propaganda poster. These are then uploaded to our Imgur account, for sharing on Facebook. We can’t wait to see your designs, and we’ve made a gallery on Facebook to house the best ones. Who knows, maybe there will be a treat for our favourite spinners…

We’ve also listened carefully regarding the Russian accent for the original trailer. A few Russian backers have told us that Anastasia’s accent in Russian sounds unnatural to them. We will be working closely with the Russian community to improve the way the Russian language is represented in the game. Authenticity is very important to the Russian demographic, as it is to us. You are heard, and much appreciated.

For Spanish and English our direction was for something pronounced and rustic -- something dramatic with a clear Russian accent. We used the same voice actress for all three languages. 

On the note of language, a little quip:

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to Women, French to Men, and German to my Horse”  - Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500 - 1558)  

We’ve got a lot of feedback from the community regarding design implementations, and we’re constantly adding popular ones to our notes. Suggestions that fit soundly with our vision and are relatively uncomplicated to implement will be considered very carefully, so keep the feedback coming!

The community, and our relationship -- preparing your high-end tier rewards

Lastly, we want to talk about you guys. This isn’t a soppy obligatory thank-you, so keep reading! We are serious about engaging with the community both during and after Kickstarter. Through Kickstarter, we’re building a team -- you’re part of that team. We’ll be setting up dedicated sub-forums for each reward tier from $150 and above (but the general forums will be open to all). Any backer who was pledged to a particular reward tier will gain posting access to that sub-forum and can share ideas about their stories and designs with other backers for peer review to get feedback fore submitting their designs for tier rewards to our designers and writers.

This is not a method of keeping low-level backers away from high-level backers, and we’re not creating an exclusive club. The focus of this divide is merely so that people within their respective tier rewards can discuss their bespoke content for feedback before it gets sent to us.

We’ll be providing the relevant background information about the story and lore of The Mandate in order to aide you in your design plans for your officers, captains, Star Bases, mercenary corporations, etc, so that they fit in with the games lore. We’ll bring this up in a future update closer to the time.

On a final note regarding community integration, a letter from the High Order:  

                                                                     ***************

In light of the pressing circumstances facing the Mandate, and to honour the memory and sacrifice of Our late brother Prince Nicholas, who fell in battle defending Our empire from those who would divide and despoil it, We do command and desire the establishment of a new Order of Knighthood, to be named the Order of Nicholas; further, the dignities of this Order shall be granted to those who lend their support to the Mandate in this hour. Accordingly, it is Our wish and command that you be granted said dignities and accorded the rank of <Dame/Knight> of the Order of Nicholas.  

Anastasia Romanova by the Grace of God holder of the Mandate, Empress of the United Colonies, Captain-Queen of the Romanov, to our trusty and well-beloved Captain <your name>, Greetings, whereas We have thought fit to nominate and appoint you to be a <Dame/Knight> of Our said Most Excellent Order of Nicholas, We do by these presents grant unto you the Dignity of an <Dame/Knight> of Our said Order and hereby authorise you to have, hold and enjoy the said Dignity and Rank of an <Dame/Knight> of Our aforesaid Order together with all and singular the privileges thereunto belonging or appertaining.  

Given at our Court at Novy Petersburg under Our Genecode and Seal of Our said Order, this 7th day of October 3513.  

                                                                  ***************  

What does this mean?

  • The first 3000 backers will be enrolled as members of the Order
  • You will all start at the same rank regardless of pledge tier
  • Members of the order will receive preference with respect to selecting moderators for our forum
  • Members of the order will receive a custom badge on the forums
  • Your in-game captain characters will start with the Order which will confer certain gameplay bonuses at the start of the game (Regardless of whether you are a loyalist, a rebel or a pirate!)
  • We will feature several other orders in the game and some will be historically accurate like the order of St Andrew which the Empress wears on her person while other orders will be fictional. We may introduce additional Orders throughout the Kickstarter campaign but the Order of Nicholas takes precedence above these other Orders.

The Perihelion Interactive team

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      Creator Adam MacGregor on October 22, 2013

      Quick question... is there an easy way for me to find out what number of backer I was (i.e. am I within the 3000)?

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      Creator Thomas Ian Smith on October 14, 2013

      what a nice little reward for those early backers who get the ball rolling, just pledged and there are currently 2368 backers so I guess I am going to be a member of the order which is sweet : D As a major lover of rpg and something of a lore nerd in hobbies that interest me I really like this little bonus, thanks team.

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      Creator Florestan Trément on October 12, 2013

      A word of wisdom about that “bonus” thing that seems to steer more passion than it should, IMO:
      “Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?”
      - Matthew, 20:15

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      Creator Galanthein on October 9, 2013

      Grrr i am really pissed off by people complaining about exclusive content, even as light and no-impact as it will be, for 3000 first backers.

      What's the problem if Perihelion wants to thank early backers, the ones who believed to concept in first days ? I think we can ALL agree that it's simpler to back a project wich is already funded or 95% funded than brand new one.

      If you believe in the game then pledge. If, unfortunately, you are not in the 3000 first then you won't have a cosmetic (cosmetic only damn) item. Not a big deal

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 8, 2013

      @Ian: We will include mention of the $20 and $25 in the next update which we will send out later today (Wednesday). Thank you for reminding us!

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      Creator Ian Gale on October 8, 2013

      Thanks for Information. It's kind of info that is sort of important to mention and include in a update concerning tiers and backers. Kind like tier $20 and $25 are exactly the same rewards. So all those reading these with tier 25 should switch to 20. So they can change rewards for 25.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 8, 2013

      @Ian - Cont: To clarify, we're saying: Guys, you've got some in-game content, so if you want a tier with the game included, you can increase your pledge. The option is open, we're not counting you out altogether.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 8, 2013

      @Ian - We appreciate that, but we also have to empathize with those guys. Many people back $10 not through lack of enthusiasm, but because it's all they can afford. They still took a leap, and peoples finances are all relative. We wouldn't like to assume that $10 is a "cheap" pledge, since to many people it could be the difference between eating that day, or week, and sticking to ramen.

      It's really difficult to find a good balance here.

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      Creator Godewijn on October 8, 2013

      Yay Order, nice :)

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      Creator Ian Gale on October 8, 2013

      I support this benefit of being early backer. My only qualm is with $10 dollar backers that don't get the game also seem to get the benefit. It be odd to get something in-game and not have it.

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      Creator Ed130 The Vanguard on October 7, 2013

      Thanks for that PI! If my end of year finances change I'll see if I can up my pledge a few more tiers.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @Travis: We will avoid using movies wherever possible to advance the narrative since we prefer to tell the story through gameplay and the player's actions. In our opinion movies should be used for special occasions only. Feel free to review our design philosophy and our ideas about game development and give us feedback on what you think: http://www.perihelioninteractive.com/about.php

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      Creator Travis Gaby on October 7, 2013

      Awsome! There is some game out do had movies or storywise don't had subtitles that I'm not pleased or understand what I need to do for gameplay. Often I had to check on game forum...Thank you for answer! :)

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @Travis: We will provide subtitles for any movies and we will provide an option to enable/disable sub-titles. You are correct, your card will not be charged until 2. Dec 2013 so you have ample time to reconsider your pledge. As for the base design you will not be in a rush. The design process will start only after the Kickstarter campaign has concluded. We will then setup a starbase subforum where you and other starbase designers can share ideas and conduct peer reviews. You will get access to design templates and backstory so you can design a starbase that will work well within the context of the game. Sounds like a plan, Captain 1st rank? ;)

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      Creator Travis Gaby on October 7, 2013

      I mean subtitle for whole game, I don't worry about youtube making of game, that is...sorry.

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      Creator Travis Gaby on October 7, 2013

      Hello Perihelion Interactive LLC, I wonder if Perihelion Interactive LLC proved subtitle for whole movies if make, and all kind that need subtitle for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing?

      When do I need to do those Mandate base design sheet, how is that work? I pledge $250, since this is my first time of kickstarter to pledge for game, but what I understand from email, card not been charged till dec 2, 2013 if funded filled? Please answer about subtitle as it's importian to me, the story mean nothing if voice alone without subtitle that I can't understand hearing speaking.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @Jess: We have a few surprises in store, yes ;)
      @Megazver: This is good to hear! We will check up a bit more on this to settle it once and for all.

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      Creator Jess Montgomery on October 7, 2013

      Very nice little reward, nothing game changing but just a few more oils to finish my painting as I do personally love creating unique and intresting charaters for RPGs. Have prodded a few friends who were dawdling about pledging a little thing like this might push them into doing it sooner.

      Good work and keep it up cannot wait to see what else you have hidden up your sleeve.

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      Creator Megazver on October 7, 2013

      I'm Russian and the accent sounded fine to me. Don't worry about it.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @Ed130: You have already pledged to the cause and as such you are among the 3000 first donors. It does not matter whether you are a loyalist or a lord high admiral (well not in this context anyway). Whether you change your pledge tier later will not impact this. Sounds good?

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      Creator Ed130 The Vanguard on October 7, 2013

      I may change my pledge later on, will I still be eligible for the Order of Nicholas after upgrading to a higher teir?

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      Creator Christoph Nelles on October 7, 2013

      That's sounds okay.

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      Creator JuhoL - Virtuous Cossack Captain - WoOS on October 7, 2013

      http://i.imgur.com/5DBIQXI.jpg

      "Second Major of the Guard & Knight of the Order of Nicholas". Hmm. I like the sound of that ;D

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @JuhoL: Click "get link to poster" to see where it is placed on imgur. Feel free to share this link both here and with your friends! We are curious to see what you came up with, Second Major of the Guard & Knight of the Order of Nicholas ;)

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      Creator JuhoL - Virtuous Cossack Captain - WoOS on October 7, 2013

      So in closing, the "gameplay play bonuses" are more or less faction related (a certain pirate group might fear a certain Knighthood more due to their clashes in the past, and some nobles sneer slightly more visible at the presence of other ones), I would imagine ;) And I gave in to the temptation and went for the Second Major of the Guard. I couldn't resist the Captain Entry and who knows, I might find people to co-op with now that I have extra copies :)

      I do have a question though. I created a poster (which is currently safe on my computer), but since I don't use facebook, I can't share it that way. Is there some other way I could send it, or something?

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      Creator J.L. on October 7, 2013

      @Perihelion -- But of course, every single pledger is important, regardless of the amount. (c:

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @J.L - That said, we like to feel that our tiers are real value for money. That's been really, really important to us. Backers who pledge only 10$ provide really valuable feedback, and we really appreciate you guys.

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      Creator J.L. on October 7, 2013

      @Perihelion -- Good to hear, I enjoy trying different approaches. (c:

      @ Micheal -- If you haven't got the money, then you can't spend it. Others can get more, such as a mercenary company if they want. It is the nature of the beast, to make those who got more money spend more money, as the Order is an incentive to spend early. Heck, I have missed whole Kickstarters, and thus all goodies that go with that, but again, that is how it is. Haven't stopped me buying things later anyway.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @Michael Quinn - Aha - not mechanical gameplay, the role-play experience. This is an RPG afterall. It's how you feel about, and design, your character.

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      Creator Michael Quinn on October 7, 2013

      @Perihelion Interactive If it's just cosmetic/RP fluff, I agree. The "certain gameplay bonuses" bit threw me off.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @Zombra - You got it. Each order happens to have their own insignia, and members of the Order of Nicholas will have that insignia on all applicable clothing/designs (more detail on Orders later). It doesn't affect the game. Orders are background information -- as we've said before, we create the background, you go forth and conquer the future. Anything past character prologue creation is up to you.

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      Creator Zombra on October 7, 2013

      "Everyone will be able to choose which Order they have been inducted into during the character creation process" ... so does this mean that the Order of Nicholas is just an extra option at the beginning of the game?

      So, like, everyone can choose between the Order of Cecilia, the Order of Johnny, and the Order of the Thrush when creating a character ... but early backers also have the Order of Nicholas as an option?

      That sounds fine to me :)

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @Michael - It shouldn't be taboo to thank early backers with a low-impact cosmetic item which wasn't initially listed, as a treat - although we're monitoring feedback to assess the situation.

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      Creator Michael Quinn on October 7, 2013

      @J.L. if a pledge reward is tied to money, you can always get it if willing to spend the money. If it's an "early bird tier" that costs less, well that's just a bit of money you are losing by backing late.

      But with this, it's something in game that people who hear about the Kickstarter late will never even have the option to get. That's what will annoy a lot of people.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @J.L - The character prologue creator will be much clearer once the beta for that component is released to all backers to play with. You won't have to pick an Order, that has been confirmed.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @Christoph -- They're not advantages -- it's a simple cosmetic item with no-impact on mechanical gameplay, and low-impact on role-play.

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      Creator Sleet on October 7, 2013

      While I would personally prefer that everybody get everything, I understand the need for incentives to encourage people to pledge sooner, building hype. I'll trust Perihelion not to exclude people from anything too nifty.

      It does make me wonder, though; Are Orders only chosen at the beginning of the game, or can players be inducted into other ones as the game progresses?

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      Creator Christoph Nelles on October 7, 2013

      Yes, these "advantages" make the whole thing a little bit sour. Either they turn a balanced game into an easier game, or a improve an unbalanced one into a balanced one.

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      Creator J.L. on October 7, 2013

      "Goddam it, Polly! Where did you learn that word?" Heh heh! (c:

      As for the Order, well, this goes on even with tiers, in any Kickstater. If I were rich I could pledge a lot and get a lot of perks, but I am not, so I will not get those. Sort of like with the limited tiers -- if you get here in time you can get into them.

      I believe it is up to Perihelion to choose what to do, though, even if I of course would want all (who wouldn't?). So, Kickstarter overall follows that very principle. I think they do this to try to get more people to pledge early, which will help in the long run, i.e., it is good for the campaign overall. That is good, no?

      One question I have, however, is, will I always have to play with this Order on, or can I choose to "disable it"? Sometimes I like to play "barebone", if that makes sense. (c:

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      Creator Michael Quinn on October 7, 2013

      I have to agree with TheChosenOne on this one. This strikes me as a very bad idea. Giving exclusive bonuses to us early backers is only going to tick off the later potential backers and you need their money too.

      If you must do this at least give the same bonus to all backers.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @TheChosenOne - Everyone will be able to choose which Order they have been inducted into during the character creation process -- the first 3000 backers will merely be part of an Order which indicates the player as an early backer. We don't feel it's unfair to reward early backers for their faith, and if we announced this early, it would be seen as an attempt to bribe people into backing early, instead of them backing merely on the merits of the concept.

      The "certain gameplay bonuses" will be very, very low impact, and focus on role-play. I cannot reveal the exact nature, but it will unlock a cosmetic item -- just like the Kickstarter skins for all backers.

      Hope this clarifies a little -- let us know!

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      Creator TheChosenOne on October 7, 2013

      "The first 3000 backers will be enrolled as members of the Order"
      "Your in-game captain characters will start with the Order which will confer certain gameplay bonuses at the start of the game "

      Meaning everyone else or nonbackers already lose out. Sure it may be insanely minor but its the principle that counts for me.

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      Creator Perihelion Interactive LLC on October 7, 2013

      @TheChosenOne - Everything "exclusive" is contained within each reward tier, nothing extra. Could you explain what you mean?

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      Creator TheChosenOne on October 7, 2013

      Oh no... not another one offering ingame exclusive bonusses only to a certain exclusive group of people...

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    General Admiral ============================== All rewards from Cossack Captain + Your name engraved on wall of heroes + Journal Entry + We will send you several design sheets to flesh out a mini faction with major NPCs, its own backstory and customized ships. We will work with you to tie the mini faction into the Mandate universe (within reason) + 11 Extra digital downloads of the Mandate

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    Grand Admiral ============================== All rewards from Cossack Captain + Your name engraved on wall of heroes + Journal Entry + We will send you several design documents to flesh out a legendary ship that was lost. We will work with you to come up with the backstory and a unique visual design for this ship. In addition you will receive a 3D printer model of the unique ship. + 11 Extra digital downloads of the Mandate

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    Lord High Admiral ============================== All rewards from Cossack Captain + Your name engraved on wall of heroes + Journal Entry + We will send you several design docs and work with you to develop a quest chain for the Mandate + 11 Extra digital downloads of the Mandate + Executive producer title in the credits list

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