So CoE, with great fanfare... announced their Kickstarter 2nd Anniversary celebration which included a month of sales with weekly unique and special items each week. The sale is currently stated to end just a few days from now.
They really pulled out all the stops, reopening sales of Nobility packages which were supposed to have been gone, a sale on "EP" their in house currency that you can use to buy perks and advantages, cute pets, new mounts, even jpeg ships!
They published stretch goals out to the $500k mark which included some big advantages such as guaranteed "Old" souls for backers which would given them one or more lifetimes advantage over later pledgers/customers, extra soul packs, upgraded housing (for the higher donors. Just Aristocracy and Nobles) and even a new playable race.
Yet sales have been... lukewarm at best. With just a few days to go (scheduled to end by June 1) they have raised an anemic $141k. Per Caspien: "We just went for depth for this kickstarterversary instead of breadth, so there wasn't necessarily something for everyone. Lesson learned. We'll do it differently next year."
So why do you think the sales were so slow?
- Funding Fatigue
- Lack of Breadth of offerings
- Too much Pay 4 Advantage stuff
- Folks waiting for the last day to see if something better comes along for the sale
- Lowered interest in the game (note that activity here and on other sites is down dramatically)
- Something else?
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