First – transformation mods are coming along well and should be available in a new release in the coming week or so. At least initially, it’ll require LUA coding to make new transformations, but maybe in the future there will be a WYSIWYG editor for it if there’s requests.
Second – there’s only a couple more chapters until the game’s storyline is complete and I can start in on some of the DLC chapter ideas people have suggested. This has gotten me thinking about how these DLC would be priced. As I started thinking more about having to manage a whole set of individual DLC packages, or come up with some sort of ‘Season Pass’ sort of thing, I came to conclusion it would be simpler to just offer everything (base game + dlc) as a monthly Patreon tier (and via BMT subscription also). Even now, I still get comments from people who assume that we’re already on a monthly business model since we have a Patreon. So it seems simpler and fairer to just have one price and you get everything.
As for what that price point is… it’s TBD and I’m taking input. Please check out the survey and feel free to leave longform comments here also. I’m leaning to $10/month for this, although I think there are compelling arguments for both $5 and $15 as price points, too (I do want it to be accessible to everyone, but I also know that the game’s focus is extremely niche and only appeals to a small number of people. So in order to be able to spend more time on making game updates, a higher price point than average would be necessary).
If this change happens, there’d be no effect to existing purchasers or anyone in the upcoming Patreon cycle for Feb 1 — you would still have access to updates to the base game as always. This is affecting new purchasers, as well as people who want to get DLC whenever that happens.
Also, I’m thinking of removing the custom clothing + cameo tiers from Patreon. Now that modding is available, they’re a bit redundant since you can do it yourself for free.
Your feedback in the survey link above and in the comments below is welcome!
2 thoughts on “Pricing Feedback”
I think it’d be wonderful if there was something like a $2 /mo tier.
As someone who is primarily interested in Story, monster, and NPC interaction, I have a hard time justifying $5/mo when I could just wait for the content I would rather indulge in than paying for extra features I probably won’t use. ^^;
While it does improve accessibility and creates potential for contributed from content creators, it just feel too long between content patches for me to be interested in 5/mo price. And if the polls had options to just go towards working on the next chapter, I would have picked those, but it wasn’t an option. ^^;
Although this modding sounds like it has good potential, and it would be absolutely delightful if others made use out of it. Perhaps i’m just pessimistic of the system similar to how there was a lack of content for the custom monsters feature.
I appreciate all that you have done though!
Thanks for the feedback. I, too, was surprised by how many people voted for TF Mods given only one mod was ever released previously. But, maybe we’ll see some in future.