- Most specifically I am surprised by the general dislike of exclusive or limited content. I have several pledge tiers planned that give access to limited content (like new PC races or classes or exclusive artifacts) but everyone seems to hate that. I am surprised and would like to know more about this? Why does everyone hate exclusive content? Let me explain: If you do not take pirating software as standard procedure exclusive content is the standard of the day: If you want to be able to use the content in Sim City or Modern Warfare at all you have to buy the game. If you want to be able to do multi-player you have to buy the network access. If you want to have more maps you will have to buy them. The same for weapons. And so on. It seems to be totally standard and it seems to work very well for commercial publishers (ask the World of Warcraft guys). We do small independent game publishers get punished and hated for doing the same thing?
- Before posting my ideas for pledge tiers (also due to the problem above with exclusive content) I would like to see proposals or ideas of what you would like to see as possible pledge tiers. Maybe you have much better ideas than me and then I should act according to your wishes ;-) There's just one limit: I do not intend to provide any physical rewards (due to the rather high overhead in costs and time of producing and distributing them) except for a "reverse postcard quest" (you will get an exclusive and signed postcard from me) and a limited quantity number of pledges including a certificate for high donors including a random piece of ADOM source code. (Oh, and one other level containing the whole source code in a series of something like 10 printed hardcover tomes that I personally will deliver to you - but I doubt that anyone will shell out $50.000 for that - it's more of an inside joke ;-) ).
- Remember that there probably need to be something like 5 to 12 pledge levels (from pretty low entries to costly and limited exclusives).
I'm now very interested to see what you would love and then by tonight will post my ideas so far. Which will give enough time for revision over the weekend before starting the campaign.