AkhMorning

is creating Final Fantasy XIV Content

Select a membership level

Wyrmling
$1
per month
Wyrmlings will receive
  • a personal thank you and mention in the monthly Patreon newsletter + a being listed in the credits of non-guide official AkhMorning videos
You will also receive the "Wyrmling" rank on the Akh Morning discord.
Includes Discord benefits
Whelp
$3
per month
Whelps will be given:
  • previews to unreleased AkhMorning content
  • access to a dedicated feedback channel exclusive to Patrons
You will also receive the "Whelp" rank on the Akh Morning Discord as well as all the previous tier benefits.
Includes Discord benefits
Dragonet
$5
per month
After 2 months of pledges at this tier, Dragonets will receive:
  • a sticker sheet to bring life to your surfaces with various images including popular AkhMorning emojis courtesy of our emoji master Stacia.
We know how much you love those catbuncle emojis!

You will also receive the "Dragonet" rank on the Akh Morning Discord as well as all the previous tier benefits. 
Includes Discord benefits

20

patrons

$446

per month

About

About AkhMorning

Hello everyone, Nemekh the creator of AkhMorning here!

We make resources, guide content and provide a wealth of theorycrafting information to the community in our free time.

Why the Patreon?

After being approached by several people about the work done and with my deciding to create Akhmorning.com, I learned that some people wanted to give back. Even just mentioning the wish to do so makes me appreciate you all so much.

Current Projects


How can I support AkhMorning?

Firstly we wanted to say how your support means a lot to us. Whether it's being a friendly face or a long time supporter you can help by contributing as little as a dollar a month to help the team carry on creating things for the community.

Where will the money go?

In addition to hosting and site maintenance costs, the money will go towards further improvements, merchandising and new projects with the ultimate goal of returning back to contributors should the site become profitable.

GBP:USD Currency conversions as of 26/08/2020. Values include VAT.

Where the money goes towards:

Hosting & Site upkeep

The most important bottom line as this keeps the site alive and active.

Below are the current costs:

Initial .COM domain & private domain registration: £17.98 (~$23.75 USD)
1st Year (2020) domain renewal costs: £28.91 (~$38.19 USD)
2nd Year (2020) domain renewal costs: £45.70 (~$60.36 USD)
SSL costs to date: £142.77 (~$188.56 USD)
Server rental upkeep: £9.59 (~$12.66 USD)/month or £115.08 (~$152.01 USD)/year

These may be changing in the near future as we transfer our hosting to less expensive, better performance alternative with AWS serverless deployment.

Website Development & Improvements

Currently the main expense to date at $7738.75 not counting for the week of 24-31 August 2020.

The developers Cameron and Tara from National Digital, and designer Kanae in Australia are amongst the most talented professionals I have ever had the fortune of working with and without them the current state of the website would not have been possible. They are worth every penny and turn AkhMorning's workload into something not only manageable but delivered with enthusiasm and dedication as they implement new functionality and fix any bugs and style issues that are encountered. Our expedient site fixes and improvements are all thanks to them.

Branding & Assets

Current expenses: £475 (~$627.58 USD)

GetRekt Labs
 were contracted out to reimagine AkhMorning's logo and by extension branding. They also created a YouTube video intro with motion graphics for our upcoming video projects. Their work is phenomenal and are the creative talents behind assets of some powerful influencers such as Arrekz and Gladd. Depending on how things go in the future we may return for future custom.

Merchandise

Current estimated expenses for manufacture and packaging before shipping costs: ~£600 (~£792.63)

Merchandise wants have been very popular and AkhMorning is prepared to make nice branded items a reality. This primarily applies to our Patreon Tier rewards with the sticker sheets, mouse mat, golden pin badges and mugs but also the packaging involved.

It is possible that we will open up a store subdomain for those interested in AkhMorning merchandise outside of having to pledge to Patreon in addition to other goods ideas from the community (such as tshirts).

Video Projects

Current expenses: N/A

Localisation into FR, DE, JP, ZH and KR

Current expenses: N/A
Projected expenses: $300/year for Crowdin + potential hiring costs

It's my firm belief that we should be breaking down language barriers as much as possible to serve the best content to all the main regions of XIV players.

This is not currently in motion but is being looked towards for the future after requests from not only Europeans but Japanese players, Chinese players from NGA and Korean players from Inven/에오르제아 주점.

The QuickSim project: Principia

Current expenses: N/A
Projected expenses: ???

It is not a secret that XIV lacks polished public sim technology for the player base. By and large we have terrific spreadsheets but that's all they are - modelled scenarios that are at best a great approximation and are fiddly to use/adjust for bespoke situations.

As the one who originally solved XIV's damage and substat formulae I want to change this situation and provide more sophisticated and accessible simming tools to the playerbase as the fruits of Allagan Studies' labours over the years given our intimate knowledge with the calculations and systems at play.

The idea is for Principia to be open source and for various players to be able to contribute towards the specifications for various jobs, however, there may be initial development costs to get it off the ground. This is a distant goal.

Giving Back to the Contributors

Long term I want to give back to the contributors that have helped the sites become what they are, as well as grow them further to reach even more players. However, in order to return back, we must first overcome the deficit. 

AkhMorning will never profit at the expense of its contributors and will do what's possible to ensure people get their fair share for their work. 

Through talks with other large website owners about how they've handled this over the years, AkhMorning has some ideas that should prove viable should the site reach a net profit. We are presently a fair way off from this given the aforementioned costs and expenses.

Things I'd also love to get for the AkhMorning community down the line:

  • A custom set of Bahamut emojis commissioned for Discord/Twitch
  • Ensuring the Discord's boost count remains at Levels 2-3
  • A dedi/colo server to host AkhMining (Minecraft), P99 and much more!
  • A group commission of player characters for the community (our First Brood tier!)

What's in it for me?

There are a diverse range of amounts you can pledge to from as little as $1 a month to be recognised by AkhMorning and its team all the way up to receiving various branded merchandise and being added to the ever-growing group community commission!

Starting from $1 or more you will be known as a Wyrmling.
Wyrmlings will receive:
  • a personal thank you and mention in the monthly Patreon newsletter + being listed in the credits of non-guide official AkhMorning videos
You will also receive the "Wyrmling" rank on the Akh Morning discord.

Pledges of $3 or more will grow you from a Wyrmling to a Whelp.
Whelps will be given:
  • previews to unreleased AkhMorning content
  • access to a dedicated feedback channel exclusive to Patrons
You will also receive the "Whelp" rank on the Akh Morning Discord, as well as all the previous tier benefits.

Pledges of $5 or more will grow you from a Whelp to a Dragonet.
After 2 months of pledges at this tier, Dragonets will receive:
  • a sticker sheet to bring life to your surfaces with various images, including popular AkhMorning emojis, courtesy of our emoji master Stacia.
We know how much you love those catbuncle emojis!
You will also receive the "Dragonet" rank on the Akh Morning discord as well as all the previous tier benefits. 

Pledges of $10 or more will grow you from a Dragonet to a Juvenile.
After 2 months of pledges at this tier, Juveniles will receive:
  • a personalised AkhMorning branded chat overlay image for videos/streaming
Show to your audience that you're part of the cool club.
You will also receive the "Juvenile" rank on the Akh Morning Discord, as well as all the previous tier benefits.

Pledges of $15 or more will grow you from a Juvenile to a Drake.
After 2 months of pledges at this tier, Drakes will receive
  • a quality 25mm metal pin badges in Golden plating with AkhMorning's logo on it
Wear your badge with pride and let people see that Gold is best!
You will also receive the "Drake" rank on the Akh Morning Discord, as well as all the previous tier benefits.

Pledges of $20 or more will grow you from a Drake to a Wyrm.
After 2 months of pledges at this tier, Wyrms will receive:
  • a branded AkhMorning mouse pad
Let Bahamut carry you through to victory!
You will also receive the "Wyrm" rank on the Akh Morning Discord, as well as all the previous tier benefits.

Pledges of $30 or more will grow you from a Wyrm to a Great Wyrm.
After 2 months of pledges at this tier, Great Wyrms will receive:
  • a branded AkhMorning black ceramic mug
Nothing beats a good cup of tea or coffee heated up by an AkhMorn.
You will also receive the "Great Wyrm" rank on the Akh Morning Discord, as well as all the previous tier benefits.

Pledges of $50 for our limited max of 8 slots will recognise you as part of the First Brood!
After 2 months of pledges at this tier, First Broods will receive:
  • a full-size character commission worth $50 by WhyMaige
  • their commission portrait being added to AkhMorning's First Brood group collage as thanks.
The long awaited group community commission idea!

Originally a request from as far back as late 2017, AkhMorning is proud to announce the group art commission collaboration with the wonderful WhyMaige!

Not only will there be a full-sized character commission, the portrait of which will be included in a group ensemble representing AkhMorning's community.
Goals
20 - reached! patrons
New job role added and covered on the AkhMorning website
1 of 1

Become a patron to

Be part of the community
Connect via private message

Recent posts by AkhMorning

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits