The SotA site has just revealed the new tier names and the new tier prices. The prices will indeed go up and the benefits, while good, won’t be the same as the Kickstarter Project (as it should be). For example, Cloaks, Special Weapons, Waterfront Lighthouses, Servants, Crafting Stations and Certain Unique Pieces of Furniture won’t be available after May 20. To be honest, this is MORE THAN FAIR. It’s been well over a month since the end of the pledge drive, which is plenty of time for people to raid the cushions and find extra cash to invest in this game. Honestly, the cut off should have been weeks ago. I know there are dozens of people who pledged beyond what they could afford to make sure we hit the $2 million mark. We upped our pledge, then upped it again during those last 24 hours. While I’m glad people can still join in, in some respects people are getting a free ride on our coattails. We sacrificed during the time crunch not knowing if the pledge drive would be extended.
The new tiers will go live at 12 pm CST on Monday, May 20, 2013. The prices for the tiers have increased an average of about 10%, but all backers that have pledged any amount prior to the end of the grace period will be able to upgrade their pledges thru April 7, 2014 at the old, lower prices! So if you haven’t already pledged, then hurry up and get your pledge in before the end of the grace period so you can lock in the lower prices for your future tier upgrades!
More brilliant musings about my adventures in New Britannia
- Dev Forums will soon be open, some new SotA members, the serialized back story and even some new Devs
- A quick note from Dallas Snell – All tiers above the new Edelmann tier (Knights, Barons, etc.) will inherit the rewards from both the Edelmann tier and the Citizen tier
- Shroud of the Avatar will be translated to German and you can still pledge for the original Tiers and gifts
- New Tiers, New Levels, Stretch Goals and Release 6 Re-Opens
- Updates – 4 BotA Chapters Left, Extended Monthly Payments
- Starr Long joins Shroud of the Avatar and Live Demo of SotA on July 6th, 4:30PM CDT
- So we can keep upgrading our pledges for a full year?
- Final Day for the 15% Black Friday Bonus in the SotA Store
- More levels and more items for the last few hours of the pledge drive
- I’ve reached the next Tier and fulfilled my Payment Plan for Shroud of the Avatar