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  • CoE announces plan to commoditize and sell many perks individually, gets hit in face with backlash.

    Hey All,

    I don't tend to frequent MMORPG.com as much any more, but I saw this post and I was again disgusted to see people still trying to tear down the hard work my team does, the progress we've made, and the close connection we have with our community.

    The entire premise of this post is misleading, which was clearly the intention from the beginning.

    The title of this topic is: "CoE announces plan to commoditize and sell many perks individually, gets hit in face with backlash"

    However, there has been no backlash. We were asked to make the change. Have there been a few people who complained on our forum about the change? Of course. And I believe the OP quoted every one of them.

    What they intentionally didn't quote are the following:

    "Great update, Vye. Now's the time to fill your boots, people :)"

    ""Finally a Surname :)"

    "God bless Vie. Lol about time"

    That's super exciting! I can't wait to see what the prices are for some of the a la carte items!"

    In short, the post in question is 6 pages long, and there's a mix of both extremely happy people, and some unhappy. But, you'll notice that the topic itself has a post score of +16. Meaning, at the very least 16 more people felt the need to upvote than downvote.

    A couple days later we posted the prices for the a la carte, which has received +41 upvotes.

    "Beautiful update thank you for giving us what we asked! The thing about donating to the International Association for Suicide Prevention is a wonderful idea. Thank you Soulbound"

    "Awsome! Thank you.Caspian!"

    ""For every purchase of the "Headstone Name & Message" a la carte item, Soulbound Studios will donate $25 (50%) to the International Association for Suicide Prevention."

    Amazing! Never expected you guys to do this, just incredible."

    In short, we made the change because a ton of people asked to provide those things a la carte in a way that meant people who purchased the packages got a huge discount, while others who didn't want to spend so much still got what they wanted.

    All that aside, the company is making huge progress, the game is coming along nicely, and our Alpha 1 backers will be getting into the game using the VoxElyria client as early as January.

    In case you're not actively following our development, here's the latest developer journal:

    Check out all These Character Skins

    And if you want to see the video that accompanies many of the screenshots in that post, check out our latest production video:

    Pre-Alpha Progress Update

    In closing, don't believe everything you read on these forums. We've got 1,500 members in our Discord channel, actively engaging with us on a daily basis. So you can either read the trashy forum posts here, or you can come into our Discord or join our forums and talk directly to us.

    We really aren't like everyone else. No matter what the MMORPG.com forums lead you to believe.

    Also look at this the Developer took time to come to this forum and talk to you about his game, I have never heard of any AAA devs or Indy devs doing that. Caspian is right discord is the place to be so come join us. https://discord.gg/JqSUuDY
    Any questions just find me on Discord and ill do my best to answer.