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Update #27: How’d we do, and what’s next?

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Well hello everyone! It’s the day after our Kickstarter here at Obsidian, and while a few of us are a little rough around the edges right now, we’re already busy working on Project Eternity!

In this update, we’ll go through a number of frequently asked questions we’ve received in the last day or so. If you have any problems with anything, please always feel free to head over to our forums, or reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or via support@obsidian.net.

So… onward!

Kickstarter and PayPal Stats
So as of about 1:30 PM PDT, here’s where we stand funding-wise:

Kickstarter
Backers: 73,986
Pledged: $3,986,929

PayPal
Backers: 3,681
Pledged: $176,279

Totals
Backers: 77,667
Pledged: $4,163,208


Stretch Goals
So that means we hit the 4M stretch goal, right?
Yes!

How do PayPal backers affect the Mega Dungeon size?
It counts toward the Mega Dungeon! We hit fifteen (15!!!!) levels!

Will Facebook Likes still count to a larger dungeon?
Yes, for now they do! Come like us quickly and maybe we can hit the 40,000 likes for one last dungeon level. But it’s for a limited time, so… like us! Please note: If you clicked Like on our Eternity home page, that doesn’t qualify – we need likes on Obsidian’s Facebook page!

Kickstarter / Amazon Payments / PayPal
OK, so now what happens? If you backed us on Kickstarter, Amazon will begin processing payments and will contact you. This process takes place over a period of 14 days. If you encounter any problems with this process, never fear about losing your pledge. We’ll work with you to work out any payment issues so you don’t lose out as long as you were a part of the crowdfunding phase.

Once payments are taken care of, we’ll start collecting information from you guys, and we’ll do that a few times. More info on that below.
If you backed us on PayPal, and everything went through OK, sit back and relax and we’ll be in touch soon!

Speaking of PayPal, I noticed PayPal tiers are still up. Will I get the same rewards for the tiers if I donate now?
Yes! For as long as we have the listed options available on http://eternity.obsidian.net, you’ll get the same rewards. This is for a very limited time though, so don’t delay if you’re going to get in on Project Eternity!

Oh no, I don’t think I added shipping! How do I add international shipping?
There’s two ways to handle international shipping. You can:
  • Go to http://eternity.obsidian.net:
    • Along the right side, choose the Donate button under the “Donate Your Own Amount” section. It’s at the bottom of the Tiers just before Addons.
    • On PayPal in the Donation Amount field, enter the desired amount and click Update Total.
    • Log in to PayPal using your email and password.
    • On the “please review your donation” screen, click the Add special instructions for Obsidian link. Describe what your donation is for (international shipping, top up, etc.)
    • Change any other relevant details and then click the Donate USD Now button.
  • Hang tight for now. Once we get all of the information from PayPal and Kickstarter and then get it organized, we’ll be reviewing each and every order to make sure we know how you want your funds allocated. We’ll handle that directly with you via e-mail (please make sure the e-mail you used on Kickstarter or PayPal is accessible to you! If you have any concerns about that, e-mail us at support@obsidian.net)
I would actually like to upgrade to another tier – can/how do I do that?
For a very limited time, you can use the process described above in “How do I add international shipping” and specify to us what you would like to do. You can do this even if you first contributed to Kickstarter. Just include the difference. (Disclaimer: This does not apply to tiers that were sold out.)

Video Streams
Where can I see Adam’s Icewind Dale II playthough?
Unfortunately it’s not available.

Where can I see the D&D game?
Here it is!


Where can I see the last few hours of the party stream?
Swing by Twitch TV at http://www.twitch.tv...ian/b/335806140

When is Chris Avellone going to stream playing Arcanum?
We’ll be in touch soon with details on that. It might be a Holiday Special stream. Rest assured he’s going to do it - you guys hit the $4M marker!

What’s the next step?
OK so now what?
  • First, come sign up on our Forums if you haven’t already. That’s going to be the best place to connect with us throughout the development of the game. We’ll also be up on Facebook and Twitter too. Backer badges will start rolling out in the next few weeks. If you have any problems signing up on our forums (our anti-spam can be rather aggressive sometimes, we apologize!), e-mail us over at support@obsidian.net and we’ll get you all set up.
  • A survey will be coming in the next few weeks to ask you how you want to allocate funds. For those of you who are getting physical goods, before we ship anything, we will notify you and reconfirm at that time to make sure we have the latest physical address on file.
If you have any other questions, feel free to swing by the forums or e-mail us!

Fulfillment
Some of you have been wondering how we will be offering keys for the game. You will be able to select one of the choices below for each key.
  • Steam: Steam currently supports Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. We will be offering you a SteamPlay key. This means with one key, you can play the game on any supported platform of your choice! The Steam version will also offer in-game achievements and we are going to look at adding Steam cloud support for an even better multi-platform experience. Please note that Steam uses DRM (digital rights management) however. DRM comes with this platform and is not something we can disable. If you want a DRM-free option, please see GOG.com below.
  • GOG.com: We will be offering DRM-free options based on the platforms that GOG supports at the time of us shipping the game. Currently, this means you only have a Windows DRM-free option, but apparently some big news for Mac users is coming… tonight, and hopefully good news for Linux users too down the road.
You may have noticed that there isn’t a DRM-free Linux version listed; that’s true today, but by the time we launch, we’ll have one available.

Thanks again everyone, and we’ll be in touch!

Update from Darren Monahan
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Thank you for the update!

Note that Steam just had a serious potential exploit announced. I hope they publish a fix very soon or that thing is gone from my system.

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A post celebration announcement already? It seems the stories of drunken revelry I've heard were greatly exaggerated...

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I'm the (mostly) sober buzzkill around here. I only had a few beers. Wanted to keep you guys updated today. :)

-Darren
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Um...maybe I'm missing something, but isn't that 15 dungeon levels? 14 at 75K, 15 at 77.5K?

Regardless, congratulations. Really looking forward to seeing how the development goes.
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Should it not be 15 dungeon levels with the extra 1 from face book as we hit the 75000 and 77500?


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Same question I asked in the Paypal thread:

Why are you planning to take Paypal down so soon? This is a little disappointing, as I was really hoping to grab one of the mid-high tiers in a couple of week's time. :mellow:

If you're worried about being fair to the people who pledged early via kickstarter under the assumption that the rewards were limited availability, I think a much better solution would simply be to change some of the Paypal tiers to make them a bit less compelling. For instance, the exclusive in-game items, signed physical items, beta keys, memorial stones, wasteland 2 downloads, and expansion downloads could all be removed from the Paypal tiers... along with the really expensive tiers ($1k-$10k) offering design your own content. Or perhaps bump some stuff up like the signed collectors edition to $1000 as the new highest tier, without NPC design.
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Congrats!

But shouldn't 77,667 backers mean 15 levels of dungeon?
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Sounds great! I'm so excited for the game. You guys are doing an impressive job so far! Thanks for that!!!

However, one question just to make sure I got it right:
I donated twice via Paypal. First I got the 35$ basic package and after that I donated again for the 25$ beta access upgrade. So, as I used the same Paypal account for both (of course), you guys will automatically recognize this and put those two donations together? And moreover since I'm using the same mail adress for this forum account you'll automatically be able to add the "backer" status to this account? Or will there also be a survey for clarifying such things?

Best regards,
Vio

Edited by Violix, 17 October 2012 - 04:12 PM.


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Awesome update, I'm impressed anyone got work done today after last nights celebrations.

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Hi Piccolo, I'll echo that around to the internal folks - I like the idea (but can't promise anything, but I do like it!)

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The Amazon charge has already posted to my account, so that's good. However, my Kickstarter account uses a different email than my forum and Amazon account. I use the same one for this board and Amazon and a different one for Kickstarter. Will that screw anything up?

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Thanks :)

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With regards to Beta Keys.. if I select Steam, how will Beta keys work? Will there be a separate Beta download through Steam or something?

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Not too shabby! My amazon payment processed pretty quickly after things wrapped up last night, so hopefully it won't be too much of a pain on your end!

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Thanks for the update and congratulations to all at Obsidian

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I pooled resources with my significant other for a higher tier donation, I hope I can still get kickstarter benefits (like forum badge) even though I had to drop my pledge to $1. In the end, you guys got more money from us all total instead of two $20 pledges though.

Edited by LeetMiniWheat, 17 October 2012 - 04:18 PM.


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Can we get official confirmation of the15 dungeon levels please? and will we get an updated dungeon pic?

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Where can I see Adam’s Icewind Dale II playthough?
Unfortunately it’s not available.


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Do another one? Nyes, nyes, nyes.
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This part " For those of you who are getting physical goods, before we ship anything, we will notify you and reconfirm at that time to make sure we have the latest physical address on file" made me especially happy to hear, as I both use a different email address between amazon and kickstarter, but also have a separate billing address from my "residence" address (which has the potential to change frequently...as I live aboard a 30' sailboat...).





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