Highland Arrow is creating PC Game Reviews, Features & News
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patrons

$7
per month
Hello everyone!  We're the team at Highland Arrow, and we need your help!

The Goal
We are a site that does reviews, news, and occasional features of video games with a focus on PC gaming.  We've been looking at ways to pay our expenses and keep doing the things we love, and most of this falls into the category of advertising.  Advertising kind of sucks: no one really wants to have ads stuck all through a page they're trying to read.  So that's why we're reaching out to you - our readers and potential readers!  Through the wonderful means of things like Patreon, we can have our readers support us directly, rather than have to start leaning much heavier on things like advertising.  Instead of having to rely on those ads, we can be supported directly by our readership.

That's just the thing, isn't it?  Traditionally, comparable press outlet sites like the Escapist, IGN, Gamespot, and the like, are supported by a combination of advertisements, sponsored content, advetorials, and the like.  As people who write reviews, we really don't like the idea of having one hand in the pockets of the publishers' marketing budgets while at the same time trying to maintain integrity while we report to you on what games we think are and aren't worth playing.  You can do it, but it's a difficult tightrope to walk, and we'd rather not have to do so at all.

Who are Highland Arrow?
Highland Arrow is a four-person team of gamers  - three writers, and a PR guy - who are passionate about games.  With all the furor over the integrity of video games journalism, of reviewers being on the take, and the like, we felt we would address the problem of such by creating, by filling that lack of responsible journalism by doing our best to cover games responsibly.

You can take a poke around our website at http://www.highlandarrow.com and here's a few samples of recent reviews as of the time of writing this summary:


What is Patreon?
Patreon is a site that allows patrons of creative projects to directly support the works they want to see made.  You can commit to giving us a current amount by month or by creative work  - for us, by month! - as big or as small as you like, and that money helps fund those projects.  This money is either charged to your credit card or paid over PayPal, and you can cancel at any time. 

Why support Highland Arrow?
Well, we hope that the reason you support us is because we make content your find interesting, at the end of the day!  We hope to inject a little more integrity and responsibility into the games journalism world by creating honest and fair reviews.  We have specific benefits and commitments for different funding levels and reaching different funding levels, however!  Read on in the funding levels outlined below and our project goals to the side!

How Subscription Works
While we update and make content on a much more regular basis, the Patreon patronage works like a monthly subscription - you sign up for one month's worth of the rewards to support one month's worth of content.  You can do it for a month or until the end of time - cancelling any time you like.  It's paid out to us at the end of every month by Patreon, so your subscription begins the month following when you begin.  We have the option for prorated subscriptions starting immediately, and you can give us a shout for details if that interests you.

You can read a little more about Subscriptions, including the nuts and bolts of how we came to the goals numbers, how the money is used, and so forth, on our Subscription page on the website.
Tiers
Pledge $2.50 or more per month
1 patron
Subscriber

Benefits:
You are eligible for Patron-only giveaways.You will be mentioned on our about page as a Subscriber while your pledge is active!  (If you like!  We will contact you about how you would like to be named on the page)
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Bronze Patron

Benefits:
Both the benefits of a Subscription (though you will be called out as a Bronze Patron if you wish!)Your about page call-out can be linked to an appropriate website, Steam profile, YouTube channel, Twitter page, Facebook page, etc (subject to approval)You will get a membership to our Patrons-only forum.You will be able to see reviews a day early prior to their public publishing.Your login on the Patrons-only forum will identify you as a Bronze Patron while your pledge is active.
Pledge $7.50 or more per month
0 patrons
Silver Patron

Benefits:
All of the benefits of Bronze Patron membership, except the appropriate call outs will call you out as a Silver Patron.You will be eligible to submit games to voting for Patron-requested reviews.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Gold Patron

Benefits:
All of the benefits of Silver Patron membership, except the appropriate call outs will call you out as a Gold Patron.Your call-out on the about page can include an appropriate logo or photograph (100 px square, SFW only please)You will not lose access to the Patron-only forum if you end your pledge and you were a Gold Patron.
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
Platinum Patron

Benefits:
All of the benefits of Gold Patron membership, except the appropriate call outs will call you out as a Platinum Patron.If you choose to submit a logo or photo for the about page, it can be up to 150px for a Platinum Patron.You will still be mentioned on our about page as a "Former Platinum Patron" when your pledge ends.  (Unless you wish to be removed from the page, or asked to be unlisted).You will gain access to a special board within the Patron-only forum where you will be able to submit questions for us to ask developers. publishers, and the like, when we do interviews or other features.You will gain access to a special board within the Patron-only forum with a selection of art assets, screenshots, fact sheets, and other information we receive about new and upcoming releases from developers and publishers.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Diamond Patron

Benefits:
All the benefits of a Platinum Patron.You will be mentioned on our about page as a Diamond Patron while your pledge is active!  (If you like!  We will contact you about how you would like to be named on the page.)If you choose to submit a logo or photo for the about page, it can be up to 150px for a Diamond Patron.You will still be mentioned on our about page as a "Former Diamond Patron" when your pledge ends. (Unless you wish to be removed from the page, or asked to be unlisted)Your login to the Patron-only forum will identify you as a Diamond Patron.Your login to the Patron-only forum will identify you as a Former Diamond Patron if you end your pledge.You will gain access to a special board within the Patron-only forum with a selection of art assets, screenshots, fact sheets, and other information we receive about new and upcoming releases from developers and publishers.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
The Director's Chair!  5-Star Patron

Benefits:
All of the benefits of a Diamond Patron, except you will be called out as a 5-Star Patron if you wish.One review per week will be something that you, yourself, asked us to cover!  (Subject to game availability.  Good rule of thumb: if it's on Steam, we can do it, otherwise, ask!)
Goals
$7 of $105 per month
At this point we have the bare necessities covered (server, domain, press membership) and at this level we will commit to 3 reviews/month. (1/week)
1 of 6
Hello everyone!  We're the team at Highland Arrow, and we need your help!

The Goal
We are a site that does reviews, news, and occasional features of video games with a focus on PC gaming.  We've been looking at ways to pay our expenses and keep doing the things we love, and most of this falls into the category of advertising.  Advertising kind of sucks: no one really wants to have ads stuck all through a page they're trying to read.  So that's why we're reaching out to you - our readers and potential readers!  Through the wonderful means of things like Patreon, we can have our readers support us directly, rather than have to start leaning much heavier on things like advertising.  Instead of having to rely on those ads, we can be supported directly by our readership.

That's just the thing, isn't it?  Traditionally, comparable press outlet sites like the Escapist, IGN, Gamespot, and the like, are supported by a combination of advertisements, sponsored content, advetorials, and the like.  As people who write reviews, we really don't like the idea of having one hand in the pockets of the publishers' marketing budgets while at the same time trying to maintain integrity while we report to you on what games we think are and aren't worth playing.  You can do it, but it's a difficult tightrope to walk, and we'd rather not have to do so at all.

Who are Highland Arrow?
Highland Arrow is a four-person team of gamers  - three writers, and a PR guy - who are passionate about games.  With all the furor over the integrity of video games journalism, of reviewers being on the take, and the like, we felt we would address the problem of such by creating, by filling that lack of responsible journalism by doing our best to cover games responsibly.

You can take a poke around our website at http://www.highlandarrow.com and here's a few samples of recent reviews as of the time of writing this summary:


What is Patreon?
Patreon is a site that allows patrons of creative projects to directly support the works they want to see made.  You can commit to giving us a current amount by month or by creative work  - for us, by month! - as big or as small as you like, and that money helps fund those projects.  This money is either charged to your credit card or paid over PayPal, and you can cancel at any time. 

Why support Highland Arrow?
Well, we hope that the reason you support us is because we make content your find interesting, at the end of the day!  We hope to inject a little more integrity and responsibility into the games journalism world by creating honest and fair reviews.  We have specific benefits and commitments for different funding levels and reaching different funding levels, however!  Read on in the funding levels outlined below and our project goals to the side!

How Subscription Works
While we update and make content on a much more regular basis, the Patreon patronage works like a monthly subscription - you sign up for one month's worth of the rewards to support one month's worth of content.  You can do it for a month or until the end of time - cancelling any time you like.  It's paid out to us at the end of every month by Patreon, so your subscription begins the month following when you begin.  We have the option for prorated subscriptions starting immediately, and you can give us a shout for details if that interests you.

You can read a little more about Subscriptions, including the nuts and bolts of how we came to the goals numbers, how the money is used, and so forth, on our Subscription page on the website.

Recent posts by Highland Arrow

Tiers
Pledge $2.50 or more per month
1 patron
Subscriber

Benefits:
You are eligible for Patron-only giveaways.You will be mentioned on our about page as a Subscriber while your pledge is active!  (If you like!  We will contact you about how you would like to be named on the page)
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Bronze Patron

Benefits:
Both the benefits of a Subscription (though you will be called out as a Bronze Patron if you wish!)Your about page call-out can be linked to an appropriate website, Steam profile, YouTube channel, Twitter page, Facebook page, etc (subject to approval)You will get a membership to our Patrons-only forum.You will be able to see reviews a day early prior to their public publishing.Your login on the Patrons-only forum will identify you as a Bronze Patron while your pledge is active.
Pledge $7.50 or more per month
0 patrons
Silver Patron

Benefits:
All of the benefits of Bronze Patron membership, except the appropriate call outs will call you out as a Silver Patron.You will be eligible to submit games to voting for Patron-requested reviews.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Gold Patron

Benefits:
All of the benefits of Silver Patron membership, except the appropriate call outs will call you out as a Gold Patron.Your call-out on the about page can include an appropriate logo or photograph (100 px square, SFW only please)You will not lose access to the Patron-only forum if you end your pledge and you were a Gold Patron.
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
Platinum Patron

Benefits:
All of the benefits of Gold Patron membership, except the appropriate call outs will call you out as a Platinum Patron.If you choose to submit a logo or photo for the about page, it can be up to 150px for a Platinum Patron.You will still be mentioned on our about page as a "Former Platinum Patron" when your pledge ends.  (Unless you wish to be removed from the page, or asked to be unlisted).You will gain access to a special board within the Patron-only forum where you will be able to submit questions for us to ask developers. publishers, and the like, when we do interviews or other features.You will gain access to a special board within the Patron-only forum with a selection of art assets, screenshots, fact sheets, and other information we receive about new and upcoming releases from developers and publishers.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Diamond Patron

Benefits:
All the benefits of a Platinum Patron.You will be mentioned on our about page as a Diamond Patron while your pledge is active!  (If you like!  We will contact you about how you would like to be named on the page.)If you choose to submit a logo or photo for the about page, it can be up to 150px for a Diamond Patron.You will still be mentioned on our about page as a "Former Diamond Patron" when your pledge ends. (Unless you wish to be removed from the page, or asked to be unlisted)Your login to the Patron-only forum will identify you as a Diamond Patron.Your login to the Patron-only forum will identify you as a Former Diamond Patron if you end your pledge.You will gain access to a special board within the Patron-only forum with a selection of art assets, screenshots, fact sheets, and other information we receive about new and upcoming releases from developers and publishers.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
The Director's Chair!  5-Star Patron

Benefits:
All of the benefits of a Diamond Patron, except you will be called out as a 5-Star Patron if you wish.One review per week will be something that you, yourself, asked us to cover!  (Subject to game availability.  Good rule of thumb: if it's on Steam, we can do it, otherwise, ask!)