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Ensure the Warriors of Diversity will live on in Eternity
Community - posted by DarkUnderlord on Fri 21 September 2012, 04:16:45Tags: Codex Eternity Fundraiser; Kickstarter; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity
MAJOR EDIT: Chris Avellone has agreed to draw personal troll avatars/pictures for those who contribute at least $250 to this donation drive! So if you wanted to but couldn't get on board this initiative back when we did the Wasteland 2 fundraiser, now you can do it. -- Crooked Bee
Project: Eternity is the new popamole RPG currently under development by Obsidian Entertainment. Because they're broke and nobody wants to fund them, they're doing a KickStarter - which has already raised their goal of $1.1 Million thanks to the large number of brain-dead idiots who'll throw their money at anything these days.
Well, now is your chance to join those idiots on behalf of the Codex! We should actually be doing a fund-raiser for a new server but fuck that, let's raise money for Obsidian's Project: Eternity instead. So we're aiming for the new community-focused tier goal:
Once again, silly game developers have allowed fans a chance to ruin a potentially otherwise shitty good game by adding silly in-house references and over-the-top stupidity. Once more, the Codex strides boldly into the fray to prove how much of a bad idea that is. Spectacle has already graciously reserved one of the spots for us - so as long as we raise the dosh, the opportunity for the Warriors of Diversity to rape assault you in-game is ready and waiting.
I was hoping to have our fancy-schmancy new payment system in place before we ran this but hey, Legend of Grimrock isn't going to play itself. So, to make it simple: You will get nothing. Nothing for your money other than the knowledge that you contributed to the Codex: Eternity fundraiser.
Anything that may and or may happen with copies of the game that may and or may not ever materialise or special ad-free bonuses that my accountant may or may not say we should be offering so that it counts as a "payment" rather than a "donation" and keeps the Australian Taxation Office from asking too many awkward questions, is up for grabs.
The expected release date is April 2014, because that's apparently how long it takes to fuck up perfectly good camera controls... but the KickStarter runs for another 25 days. Actual details of the Codexian NPC Group will be finalised if / when we're successful.
4th Oct Update
Obsidian Entertainment have agreed to provide even more bonus incentives for Codex donors, in the form not only of custom trolls but also personal forum signatures written by Chris Avellone and unique in-game presence within the confines of the Codexian party of adventurers. Also, custom trolls are now a bit more affordable, and Obsidian Entertainment will give us 30 digital copies of the game so we can distribute it among top 30 donors. Aside from that, here's the full list of what you get when you donate:
- Donate $50 or more: You¹ will be mentioned in a book, scroll or letter that the Codexian party is carrying
- Donate $100 or more:You¹ will become a part of the backstory (lore description) of an item/piece of equipment belonging to the Codexian party
- Donate $150 or more: You¹ will become a standard (non-epic) item that a party member is carrying
- Donate $200 or more: Custom troll by Chris Avellone + You¹ will become a (non-epic) piece of equipment, excluding weapons, that a party member is carrying
- Donate $250 or more: Custom troll by Chris Avellone + Short humorous forum signature written by Chris Avellone + You¹ will become a (non-epic) weapon that a party member is carrying
- All donors will receive the campaign tag, so that you can be clearly identified as a backer forever! See Jaesun's profile for example
- One month ad-free Codex browsing for every $5 you contribute (So $15 = 3 months ad-free and so on)
If we fail to reach $5000, we'll go for one or two NPCs that can still be the locus of your in-game presence, according to the above tiers.
Update 10th October: $3,365.56
Update 11th October: Well it seems threatening to close it works , having raised about $2k in the last 24 hours and reaching our goal with $5,045.71 raised. Now, originally I'd transfer the funds to my own account (3 - 5 days) and then pay the KickStarter, but as Obsidian have a PayPal option on their website through which we can donate directly from the Codex' PayPal account, I've decided to leave the fundraiser open until the KickStarter officially ends. That gives a chance for those of you who have said you would - but haven't yet due to pay day not being until tomorrow, to donate. It's also your LAST CHANCE to have your name mentioned in the Codex Adventuring Party, which is now guaranteed.
Update 17th October: With a final total of $9,679.60 USD raised, we reached 194% of our original $5,000 target. Due to PayPal fees that was reduced to $9,000 USD and was donated via Obsidian's PayPal donation option:
The full list of final donors is below!
- Sitra Achara
- silver crowaxe
- Random Word
- Crooked Bee
>= $200 Reward Tier
>= $150 Reward Tier
>= $100 Reward Tier
- Michael Ellis
>= $50 Reward Tier
- Computer Gamer Refugee
- Marquess Cornwallis
- Harg Harfardarssen
- Commissar Draco
- a bear named spigot
- Freelance Henchman
- Yaar Podshipnik
- The Great Deceiver
- Ion Flux
- Jedi Exile
- villain of the story (courtesy of oldmanpaco)
- good little toastboy
- Denim Demon
- Primordial Soup Nazi
- Comrade Goby
- Race Traitor