When I decided to start this Patreon, I was concerned that my output was not prolific enough to warrant monthly donations. To avoid the possibility that I might not get enough done to satisfy patrons, it seemed safer to ask for contributions only for carefully edited feature videos. However, I now feel that this was a mistake—a half commitment.
In the three weeks since I published my feature on WE ARE DOOMED, I have shared with you a playthrough of the backer-exclusive Bloodstained demo, a new podcast episode, and a commented impressions walkthrough of the System Shock remake. I intend to bring back live streams with a regular schedule for DOOM and many more games, and, of course, my plans for features aren't going anywhere. To my surprise, I'm finding myself beginning to make more content—and a wider variety of it—than I had expected.
As a result, I've decided to change to the more traditional Patreon model of monthly pledges before it becomes too difficult to make that transition. A monthly system will avoid the stickiness of having to determine what does and does not qualify as a "feature video," which will keep things clear—for myself as much as for patrons. More importantly, knowing that I need to meet expectations and earn patrons' support on a timely basis will keep me producing and diversifying, which might be the best kind of influence that Patreon can have on a creator!
The first monthly pledges will not be collected until August 1st, so you have a full month to see how you feel about this change. I hope that you'll approve of my decision! Whether you choose to stick with me or not, I'll value any feedback you have about it.
P. S. I may not be able to get much done for the next ten days or so as my apartment is being renovated (whether I like it or not). This is why I've hesitated to begin a regular live schedule. Things will pick up again once the disruption has passed!