Upcoming Changes!
 
Hello, my dear Patrons! How are you doing this fine Monday? I hope the weekend has treated you well!

Today I come riding the Wind of Change; There are some changes coming up in the way Rewards are treated in my Patreon page and I'd like to explain my reasoning behind such changes, so it doesn't feel too sudden or confusing for the involved parts.


Here's the rewards the way they're organized currently:


$1

- Patreon exclusive VLOG


$5

- Virtual hug / Rosie Approves badge

- Digital postcard program

- Access to the Patreon-only area (WIPs, ideas, doodles, etc)

+ All previous tiers


$15

- Physical postcards right at your door

- Art Raffle (but it's on a hiatus right now)

+ All previous tiers


$40

- Thank-you shout out in my VLOGs/website/Twitch page

- Access to the VIP Patreon area (???)

+ All previous tiers


Non listed, but currently offered: Access to the Patreon-exclusive area in my Discord server; Access to a downloadable wallpaper pack for each new original design up in my Society6 store.


Personally, I see a lot of issues with it as it is, but putting it shortly, it's pretty unbalanced and messy. For instance, why do people at the $5 tier get access to the Patreon-only area and someone pledging $4.50 wouldn't? And why doesn't the highest tier offer something more tangible and special? And for Goodness sake, what is the Patreon VIP area? I'll admit not even I know. :P


Mind you, I made most of these when I first joined Patreon, so I had a very vague grasp of what kind of thing I should (or could) offer as a reward. Instead of holding a grudge against past!Me, I decided to do something about it today. So here's what it's gonna look like after I make such changes:


$1

- Access to Discord & Patreon feed

- Access to secret Patron-only vlog


$5

- Digital postcard program

- Digital wallpaper pack

+ All previous tiers


$15

- Physical postcards right at your door

- Art Raffle

+ All previous tiers


$40

- Exclusive mug only for this tier

- Thank-you shout out in my VLOGs

+ All previous tiers



There are some of these rewards I feel deserve to be talked about in more detail in future posts; but for now, the idea is trying to balance the rewards so it feels more solid and more obvious. So from now on, all and every Patreon will have access to Patreon area, to the Discord server and to the VLOG. Extra downloadable content is grouped in the $5 tier for people who enjoy getting that kind of goodie. The $15 was barely even touched, but there's some exciting ideas coming up for my Postcards. And finally the $40 tier gets something tangible and special; along with the postcard in the mail, I'd like to give away a mug (and/or another similar object, like a tote bag, or even a t-shirt) with an exclusive design, made specifically for patrons within this tier.


I'm personally quite satisfied with these changes right now, since I don't feel like I took anything away from any tier; things were just added in. :)


I'll have to work on describing some of these rewards a little better, put my ideas for some of these in the paper, but the changes should roll out between today and tomorrow. Until then, please let me know if any of you lovely people have any questions or feedback about this! Also, special thanks to Bee (AKA Mr. Andy Patron) for helping me with these today!


Have a marvelous day!