First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Thursday surrounded with family and friends and feast.
I am especially thankful this year to have so much love and support come from you for our game and our dream to build an amazing publishing company.
Over the course of this campaign we have done our best to listen to your concerns and suggestions for ways to improve the game and the campaign. Your feedback has been invaluable and we really do listen and consider every bit of feedback we receive.
Four common concerns we hear from folks are:
1. I am concerned about us not unlocking all the companies in the upgrade bundles. I really want this content at the $79 price tag, but I'm concerned if I back the game to try to get us there, we may still not unlock the content. What happens then?
2. I really don't like paper money and that is what is making me hesitant to back the campaign.
3. It can be difficult to tell from the campaign page what I am getting when I pledge for the campaign. Some of the graphics are confusing (particularly the bundles and stretch goals). Can you make these clearer?
4. I only want the base game without all the extra bits. I would be willing to pay a little less for a little less content. Is there anything you can do?
To address these concerns we want to make some changes to the campaign, but we want to know what you think about what we plan to do, before we do it.
So here they are:
The Expanded Content
We are going to combine the two "Bundle Upgrades" we planned to sell at retail into a single expansion (complete with a box) that we are going to call the "Burden of Destiny Expansion". Instead of having to unlock this content through stretch goals, if you've pledged at the $79 "Investor Edition" pledge level you will receive all this expanded content as part of your pledge. They no longer need to be unlocked. Of course, each copy in a group buy level will also include this expansion.
As a result these items will be removed as stretch goals, since they are now automatically included in the $79 pledge level.
Our hope is that by making these changes we address concerns #1, #2 and #3 from above.
A New Pledge Level
We are going to introduce a new pledge level called the "Entrepreneur Edition" at $59. This edition will potentially receive some of the stretch goals, but none of the content from the "Burden of Destiny Expansion".
Our hope is that by introducing this new pledge level we will address the fourth concern, to give you a way to back the game at a lower price point.