Massively Overpowered is creating MMO Journalism
270

patrons

$1,103
per month
On Massively Overpowered, the same ol' MMORPG crew you knew and loved from Massively strives to be a unique lens through which to view MMORPGs, with diligent editorial oversight, honest opinions, and truly independent coverage, and our goal is to do so sustainably, with multiple revenue streams to keep our site up, our comments flowing, and our staff properly compensated. Patreon is one such stream.

Patreon is a little bit different from Kickstarter in that it’s designed to encourage users to pledge a few dollars a month as an optional subscription. Some Patreon creators do paywall content just for those subscribers, but we’re hoping to avoid that and focus on other incentives — the primary incentive being keeping the site online! But we’ll dole out other thank-yous to our patrons, like credits and badges (akin to those offered in the Kickstarter) as well as early access to some MOP content and specific avenues for participating in the site. There are also some larger rewards intended for one-off contributions from people who want to sponsor a specific chunk of content (we’ll work around Patreon’s infrastructure to make those happen). We hope to strike a fair balance between our early bird Kickstarter donors and our long-term Patreon supporters as well as allow our community to sponsor what we do without dictating the terms. You’ll let us know if we can do even better!

Thank you all so much for your support in keeping the site and the staff online and awesome. With love,


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
118 patrons
Pledging as little as a dollar ensures your name is entered on our credits page forever and ever under a new "patron" section. It'll stay there even if you stop pledging (though we kinda hope you won't!). After your pledge goes through, you'll be prompted to send an email to us if you'd like to be credited anonymously or separately from your Patreon account.

We'd like to reward our most dedicated and generous Patreon patrons just as we did our Kickstarter donors: with BADGES! Yes, our Patrons will have a chance to snag Livefyre bling badges too, though they'll be amassed according to a donor's total patronage to us through Patreon, rather than on a monthly basis:
  • $50 total: Patron badge
  • $100 total: Gold Patron badge
  • $500 total: Elite Patron badge
  • $1000 total: Mo's Champion badge
  • 12 months in a row: Loyal Patron badge
If you already have a badge from another promotion, you can choose between them or combine them -- your choice. Send us a note if we miss your milestone!

Pledge $5 or more per month
114 patrons
Early access: The good kind of early access! All of our Patrons will have early access to recordings of the Massively OP podcast and the Massively Opinionated vidcast (usually the day before, as soon as we can get them online!).
Pledge $10 or more per month
24 of 30 patrons
Twitterpated: We'll give you (and a link to your blog/guild/etc.) a shout-out over our social media channels once during the following month (not really intended for studios/games). You'll also get everything at the $1 and $5 level.
Pledge $15 or more per month
8 of 20 patrons
Provocateur: Supply a controversial question to be debated in a Massively Opinionated, Massively Overthinking, Daily Grind, Leaderboard, or podcast segment during the following month. Yeah, make those guys fight! You'll also get everything at the $1 and $5 level.
Pledge $20 or more per month
3 of 4 patrons
Stream a little stream: The first four readers to claim this reward every month will be selecting one MMO or MMO-ish game apiece for MJ to stream during the following month, as long as the game is something she owns, is willing to buy, or can play for free. You'll also get everything at the $1 and $5 level.
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
What are YOU playing? Join the staff for WRUP every Saturday in the following month. You'll be answering the weekly WRUP right alongside the writers in the post itself (as long as you make the deadline!)! You'll also get everything at the $1 and $5 level.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Overthinking it: The first five readers to claim this reward every month will be joining the staff for Massively Overthinking every Thursday in the following month. You'll be answering the weekly question right alongside the writers (as long as you make the deadline)! (The Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
Sponsor a 'cast: We'll run one brief (1-3 sentence) ad/spiel about your project or group ahead of one of our podcasts or vidcasts during the following month (we pick which one). Advertisements are OK on this one! (The Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
Changing the subject: You pick a topic for one of the Massively OP writers to tackle in a long-form format of his or her choosing in a post to run the following month. (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Faces to names: The first reader to claim this reward every month will be sponsoring and joining the Massively Opinionated vidcast crew for ONE show during the following month. We're looking for a guest who has plenty of practice at public speaking and charisma on camera as well as a good sense of humor and broad MMORPG knowledge. You'll need to own a quality microphone and camera too! (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Objectively opinionated: The first two readers to claim this reward every month will be welcomed to submit an opinion piece to run in a guest edition of our opinion column the following month. Normal editorial standards apply; no advertorials. We reserve the right to refuse articles on ethical grounds or conflicts of interest. (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Podded without clone: The first reader to claim this reward every month will be joining the Massively OP podcast crew for ONE podcast during the following month. We're looking for a guest who has plenty of practice at public speaking and charisma as well as a good sense of humor and broad MMORPG knowledge. You'll need to own a quality microphone, of course! (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Entertainer Mo: You'll help Larry design an NPC for a future Sword & Bored comic strip -- based on your character if you like! (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $400 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Gild the guild: Advertise your guild, team, mod, or player gathering with a small, tasteful banner in a designated sidebar space for the entirety of the following month. (No games, no cheats, keep it clean, etc.) (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Take your character to work day: The first two readers to claim this reward every month will join the Massively OP team's Slack channel for an inside look into our process and daily shenanigans for ONE day during the following month. (The Elite Patron badge is included with this tier.)
On Massively Overpowered, the same ol' MMORPG crew you knew and loved from Massively strives to be a unique lens through which to view MMORPGs, with diligent editorial oversight, honest opinions, and truly independent coverage, and our goal is to do so sustainably, with multiple revenue streams to keep our site up, our comments flowing, and our staff properly compensated. Patreon is one such stream.

Patreon is a little bit different from Kickstarter in that it’s designed to encourage users to pledge a few dollars a month as an optional subscription. Some Patreon creators do paywall content just for those subscribers, but we’re hoping to avoid that and focus on other incentives — the primary incentive being keeping the site online! But we’ll dole out other thank-yous to our patrons, like credits and badges (akin to those offered in the Kickstarter) as well as early access to some MOP content and specific avenues for participating in the site. There are also some larger rewards intended for one-off contributions from people who want to sponsor a specific chunk of content (we’ll work around Patreon’s infrastructure to make those happen). We hope to strike a fair balance between our early bird Kickstarter donors and our long-term Patreon supporters as well as allow our community to sponsor what we do without dictating the terms. You’ll let us know if we can do even better!

Thank you all so much for your support in keeping the site and the staff online and awesome. With love,


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
118 patrons
Pledging as little as a dollar ensures your name is entered on our credits page forever and ever under a new "patron" section. It'll stay there even if you stop pledging (though we kinda hope you won't!). After your pledge goes through, you'll be prompted to send an email to us if you'd like to be credited anonymously or separately from your Patreon account.

We'd like to reward our most dedicated and generous Patreon patrons just as we did our Kickstarter donors: with BADGES! Yes, our Patrons will have a chance to snag Livefyre bling badges too, though they'll be amassed according to a donor's total patronage to us through Patreon, rather than on a monthly basis:
  • $50 total: Patron badge
  • $100 total: Gold Patron badge
  • $500 total: Elite Patron badge
  • $1000 total: Mo's Champion badge
  • 12 months in a row: Loyal Patron badge
If you already have a badge from another promotion, you can choose between them or combine them -- your choice. Send us a note if we miss your milestone!

Pledge $5 or more per month
114 patrons
Early access: The good kind of early access! All of our Patrons will have early access to recordings of the Massively OP podcast and the Massively Opinionated vidcast (usually the day before, as soon as we can get them online!).
Pledge $10 or more per month
24 of 30 patrons
Twitterpated: We'll give you (and a link to your blog/guild/etc.) a shout-out over our social media channels once during the following month (not really intended for studios/games). You'll also get everything at the $1 and $5 level.
Pledge $15 or more per month
8 of 20 patrons
Provocateur: Supply a controversial question to be debated in a Massively Opinionated, Massively Overthinking, Daily Grind, Leaderboard, or podcast segment during the following month. Yeah, make those guys fight! You'll also get everything at the $1 and $5 level.
Pledge $20 or more per month
3 of 4 patrons
Stream a little stream: The first four readers to claim this reward every month will be selecting one MMO or MMO-ish game apiece for MJ to stream during the following month, as long as the game is something she owns, is willing to buy, or can play for free. You'll also get everything at the $1 and $5 level.
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
What are YOU playing? Join the staff for WRUP every Saturday in the following month. You'll be answering the weekly WRUP right alongside the writers in the post itself (as long as you make the deadline!)! You'll also get everything at the $1 and $5 level.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Overthinking it: The first five readers to claim this reward every month will be joining the staff for Massively Overthinking every Thursday in the following month. You'll be answering the weekly question right alongside the writers (as long as you make the deadline)! (The Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
Sponsor a 'cast: We'll run one brief (1-3 sentence) ad/spiel about your project or group ahead of one of our podcasts or vidcasts during the following month (we pick which one). Advertisements are OK on this one! (The Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
Changing the subject: You pick a topic for one of the Massively OP writers to tackle in a long-form format of his or her choosing in a post to run the following month. (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Faces to names: The first reader to claim this reward every month will be sponsoring and joining the Massively Opinionated vidcast crew for ONE show during the following month. We're looking for a guest who has plenty of practice at public speaking and charisma on camera as well as a good sense of humor and broad MMORPG knowledge. You'll need to own a quality microphone and camera too! (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Objectively opinionated: The first two readers to claim this reward every month will be welcomed to submit an opinion piece to run in a guest edition of our opinion column the following month. Normal editorial standards apply; no advertorials. We reserve the right to refuse articles on ethical grounds or conflicts of interest. (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Podded without clone: The first reader to claim this reward every month will be joining the Massively OP podcast crew for ONE podcast during the following month. We're looking for a guest who has plenty of practice at public speaking and charisma as well as a good sense of humor and broad MMORPG knowledge. You'll need to own a quality microphone, of course! (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
Entertainer Mo: You'll help Larry design an NPC for a future Sword & Bored comic strip -- based on your character if you like! (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $400 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Gild the guild: Advertise your guild, team, mod, or player gathering with a small, tasteful banner in a designated sidebar space for the entirety of the following month. (No games, no cheats, keep it clean, etc.) (The Gold Patron badge is included with this tier.)
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Take your character to work day: The first two readers to claim this reward every month will join the Massively OP team's Slack channel for an inside look into our process and daily shenanigans for ONE day during the following month. (The Elite Patron badge is included with this tier.)