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Author Topic: Why there is no DF Patreon?  (Read 9891 times)

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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2015, 04:24:16 am »

hey do we get patron only updates?   :D
Just broke $400, and it's only going to keep going up. For perspective on Patreon, here's the account of a porn game* made in Flash:
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and I thought some succesful kickstarters were a bit out there...
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2015, 05:35:20 am »

hey do we get patron only updates?   :D
You can make Patron-only posts to the Patreon page, since someone already has, but as Toady already puts everything in the devlog or on the forum anyway, what would be the point of making patreon-only updates? Especially since there's a lot of people over the years that have donated the old fashioned way, and there's nothing really that it would do any good to keep from prospective donators in the first place, as the game release system isn't structured that way.
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2015, 11:43:24 am »

Signed up for Patreon as well.  I've always been doing it lump sums at a time.  While I was never sure about setting up a recurring payment so many people use this that I figure this is as good a way to do it as any.

Here's hoping the most complicated things Tarn and Zach have to work out is who has continuing stories.  Little worried about that though, are Tarn and Zach going to do stories every month or every certain amount of money?  I'd love to still get an updated story every few months, I'm not really sure my patreon contribution would realistically cover something like that once a month.  Unless I'm overestimating how long it takes Tarn and Zach to make the rewards.
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2015, 06:34:15 pm »

$773 which is pretty good for only one day.
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2015, 08:06:53 pm »

hey do we get patron only updates?   :D

I was thinking I might use that feature to talk about something technical, like how rewards work or something, but even there it's probably better to be public.  I think other people can make private posts, and I might have commented on them, but I can't see which ones are private so I don't even know, he he he.

Here's hoping the most complicated things Tarn and Zach have to work out is who has continuing stories.  Little worried about that though, are Tarn and Zach going to do stories every month or every certain amount of money?  I'd love to still get an updated story every few months, I'm not really sure my patreon contribution would realistically cover something like that once a month.  Unless I'm overestimating how long it takes Tarn and Zach to make the rewards.

We've been giving everybody the option of rewards for years -- a lot of people don't go for them, even when they get the nice shiny reward email, and now with the Patreon, I'm not sure how it'll be.  We're just going to send out the normal email as payments clear at the beginning of May.  If we have 150 stories and crayon rewards to do, we'll do them, and see how it evolves from there.  If we get overstretched we'll adjust, hopefully without much pain.
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2015, 08:40:31 pm »

Figured this would work out well, we loves our toad!
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2015, 09:41:13 pm »

If we have 150 stories and crayon rewards to do, we'll do them, and see how it evolves from there.  If we get overstretched we'll adjust, hopefully without much pain.
At this rate, the two of you are going to be coders, mathematicians, cool dudes, AND artists!
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2015, 07:38:18 am »

If we have 150 stories and crayon rewards to do, we'll do them, and see how it evolves from there.  If we get overstretched we'll adjust, hopefully without much pain.
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2015, 08:26:14 am »


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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2015, 08:38:36 am »


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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2015, 09:41:53 am »

Both Rock,Paper,Shotgun and PC Gamer did articles about Bay12 adopting Patreon.
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2015, 09:51:33 am »

hey do we get patron only updates?   :D

I was thinking I might use that feature to talk about something technical, like how rewards work or something, but even there it's probably better to be public.  I think other people can make private posts, and I might have commented on them, but I can't see which ones are private so I don't even know, he he he.
So... errr... how would this work in relation to those who have alternate contributions set up?

And yea, I saw the RPS article and was wondering if it was legit or not.  Guess it is.
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2015, 04:57:44 pm »

I hope you're happy lord archibald  :D
Erm... I feel kind of strange, that's the first time someone actually took the advice/question I gave (especialy with such old and established community as DF), I was expecting it would be forgotten and/or that some lame excuse why it won't work will be given. Oh well, seems there is a young blood still running here :)

BTW, $1600 in like 2 weeks, whoa, much faster than I expected.

We looked back through our email, and there seemed to be enough interest to go ahead and give this a shot.  There are all sorts of optional settings and so forth which we haven't fully dived into, but we've hopefully set up a passable page here:

Bay 12 Games on Patreon

Just let me know if there are any issues!
I'm not really an expert on Patreon, was using it for like a few months, but just in case you were considering which payout option to use, the Direct-something (transfer directly to your account) works and I had no troubles here (with higher volume (like yours $1000+) you will save on PayPal fees if you use that one since it has a flat fee).
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Re: Why there is on DF Patreon?
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2015, 05:01:48 pm »

It's been two days, not two weeks.
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Re: Why there is no DF Patreon?
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2015, 01:32:37 am »

And it's showing no sign of stopping. $1800 now.

The beauty of patreon is you get a lot of people doing recurring $1 or $5 donations which may not have donated at all before, or donated sporadically (like me!). You may not get quite the same peaks of income as before, but hopefully it'll be a higher average and more predictable income.
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