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When I launched the campaign, I was fairly confident we'd get to our funding goal -- in 4 or 5 days. Doing it in 13.5 hours is just insane. I kind of feel like this:
OK, enough of that, on to business.
The best laid plans of mice and crowdfunders....
In war, no battle plan survives contact with the enemy; in this case, my battle plan didn't survive contact with fandom. I was greatly surprised not only by how fast the project funded, but also in the split between Basic and Premium backers.
On the Bubblegum Crisis project, the split was roughly 2 Basic backers for every Premium backer; so far on ONV, it is running 4 to 1 -- the other way! This changes things in some interesting ways.
As you know, this time our stretch goals are based on the number of backers, but because the basic/premium ratio was so different than I expected, we hit the funding goal with fewer backers than anticipated, which put the first stretch goal much further away than I'd like.
So to fix that, I am reducing the Cover Up(grade) stretch goal from 1982 backers to 999 backers (as I write, we are at about 730), and the Mini Manga stretch goal from 3967 to 1982 backers.
Currently I am going to leave the other stretch goals as they are, but each time we hit a goal I'll re-evaluate and adjust the goals (only downwards, of course). I want to be cautious in case the basic/premium ratio changes significantly.
I am also working up some new stretch goals and sweeteners; if you have some suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
Tweet, my Pretties...
Getting the word out on social media is of course very important, which is why the size of the patch is based on how much you do. By funding the project so quickly, you killed one of the columns in the "bingo card"...
Our Otaku no Video Social Media Links Page has all the details on the goals and all the links you'll need to help achieve them.
Now that the project has funded, we're not going to waste any time; those of you who have expressed an interest in working on the project should get email from me later today!
As mentioned in the reward descriptions, we'll step down the price of any remaining sketch/cel rewards every day at noon, starting today.
One last thing...