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    Thread: Chief Chat Prize Winners! in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  1. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Salutations reapers,

    This past weekend was the first, yet certainly not last, special chief chat with prizes. In case you missed it, it was an opportunity for the community to win various backer rewards hosted by the great Great Grummz himself and yours truly.

    Over a dozen people received rewards either through skillful answers of tough trivia questions or shear luck in random draws!

    Now, let's give it up for the winners!

    Fridays Winners
    DEEPSCANNER
    Zdoofop
    Terib.Shadow (Gifted to another)
    Ansaldo
    Fooni
    Terib.Shadow (Gifted to another)
    Sorrow2u

    TSIHU HUNTER
    Excio
    Chase

    BASE COMANDER
    ArcaMage
    Terricon4

    OMNI ACE
    Astro
    Chase

    ROCKET GIVE-A-WAY
    Watson Dynamite

    Sundays Winners

    DEEPSCANNER
    Malleator (gifted to another)
    Jak

    TERRAFORMER
    Silvernight
    Grrizz
    FallenAvatar
    Joneau

    TSI-HUNTER
    Thunderstrike
    Naleel Dragneel/MiraclePemberton

    FIRST CLAIMER
    Uroborus
    Yoruno

    OMNI ACE
    Malleator (Kept)
    Dionysaw

    ROCKET GIVE-A-WAY
    Tazman_nz (Copy of full game upon release)

    FillMORE GIVE-A-WAY
    Lomgren (Deepscanner level)

    Speaking for myself, it was practically too much fun and I look forward to doing it again! If you were there, you know why! If you missed it, then you'll definitely want to catch up on the bits of new information and multiple moments of strange humor!

    What do you guys think, should we do this again?
     
  2. Thread: Can we upgrade Kickstarter packs at a later stage? in General Ember Discussion

  3. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    We are doing multiple campaigns. Here is some info from the FAQ.


    20 - Q: How are you paying for Em-8ER's development?
    A: Em-8ER is a crowd-funded game project. We do this by setting small, manageable milestones. We then have a crowd-funding campaign for each milestone.

    Milestones are short, achievable steps and goals for the game. The community can inspect each milestone and determine if they want to see it continue by funding, or encouraging their friends to fund the next. This grows the audience and community for the game as we build trust and deliver results. So far we have successfully funded and delivered 2 milestones for Em-8ER at 460-600% of our original goals and grown to nearly 10,000 community members. It appears to be working!

    This has benefits for us, the developers, too. First, we don't end up building a game where there is not enough demand or community. Second, we also avoid wandering off course or into feature creep as we have to keep very focused on these smaller goals. Finally, we get to grow an enthusiastic, excited community over time, not based on hype, but based on what they've actually played.

    The primary goal is to have a couple of milestones to build our first playable mockup of the game. This is what devs call a "vertical slice," which is taking the core elements of gameplay and fully rendering them to see how it looks/feels. This is used to ultimately approve full development of the project. Only, in this case, it is the community instead of a publisher who will be approving our playable mock-up. We will hold a large fundraiser when we complete the mock-up in order to start everyone on a full-time production schedule.

    To check out our current or most recent Milestone, Click here.

    21 - Q: What exactly will be in the playable Mock-up?
    A: The playable mock up will be of, what we call, a T.H.M.P.R. Encounter. The THMPR will drop down and start mining for resources while being attacked by waves of shape-shifting Tsi-Hu. Players must defend the THMPR to extract as many resources as possible while trading fire, using abilities, and jetting and gliding around the combat area.


    22 - Q: How many more milestones until the playable mock-up?

    A: So far we have had two extremely successful campaigns. Each one going over by 400 to 600 percent. The second campaign was so successful that we were able to cover two milestones with it! Now, there are only three more milestones until the playable mock-up!

    [​IMG]


    23 - Q: How long until the game is finished?

    A: Game development takes time, and Em-8ER is still in the beginning stages of development. It's too early for us to offer time estimates, but we will make sure to kee you updated as we go.

    The best part about you being here so early, is that you get to give your feedback during these crucial initial stages. Also, we will have a whole lot of playable milestones that backers will get their hands on along the way.


    24 - Q: How can I help this project?
    A: During our crowd-funding fund-raisers on Indiegogo, there are opportunities to pledge money towards this project. The rewards are fun, interactive, and tend to help you get a deeper sense of what we are doing behind the scenes. Another way to help that is just as important is to help us spread the word! We need this community to grow quite a bit to reach our goals of completing Em-8ER. Your'e involvement will make all the difference!

    25 - Q: Are there ways to give money in between fundraisers?
    A: Not at this time, but we are considering a few options for the near future.
     
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  4. Thread: [Concluded] Just $1 to get plenty of Em-8ER M3 milestone exclusive rewards in General Ember Discussion

  5. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Sad thing is that when this ends there will be thousands of people wishing they knew about this ... :oops:
     
  6. Thread: Unofficial Vehicle Request Thread in General Ember Discussion

  7. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Ah let me chime in here.
    Omniframes do offer speed and mobility. Even the heavier frames will be moving you around the battlefield far better than you would be on foot. Partly because they are just bigger so they take bigger steps, but then factor in jets and such. Ya know, firefall like movement.

    Not to say it would be on par with an actual air craft or something, but its definitely accurate to say that all omniframes increase mobility.


    Oh I almost forgot this one.
    vehicles will be added on at some point after launch. Each one will offer it's own tactical advantage in a way that Omniframes don't. I could not say in what way or how at this time, but there is intended to be a certain amount of focus on vehicles if and when we get the chance to include them.
     
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  8. Thread: Info help request for a returning follower. in General Ember Discussion

  9. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    heh. Check out the whole page. This indiegogo campaign, milestone 3, was originally just for characters and guns. That is the part that we estimated at September and it still the plan for that part of the mock up.

    All that additional stuff beyond that are stretch goals, many of which were the goals we already had planned for the next few milestones. Since this milestone was met with such amazing support from the community we gave the option for folks to fund the next several milestones now. Of course, those additional goals will take additional work and therefore more time to complete. Of course, if we don't hit that 60K this milestone we will have more milestones like originally planned.

    This is all expressed on the indiegogo page.

    [​IMG]

    BTW, welcome back. Might be worth checking out the link below. :)
    https://forums.em8er.com/threads/frequently-asked-questions-f-a-q.867/
     
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  10. Thread: Info help request for a returning follower. in General Ember Discussion

  11. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    That depends on a few things, as we won't do that Fundraiser until we have the Mock up complete. If, hypothetically, we hit 60 thousand on this milestone. It will take about 6 months of work from that point to get the mock up done. After that we would do the kickstarter to fund the full dev team. Though even if we hit 60 K we might still do an additional fund raiser before the kickstarter related to marketing costs. But that is still being decided on internally.
     
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  12. Thread: [Concluded] Just $1 to get plenty of Em-8ER M3 milestone exclusive rewards in General Ember Discussion

  13. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Update: Milestone 3 campaign has ended with 537% of goal funded, thank you all for your contributions and massive support, you are awesome! It's happening!

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    If you don't want to commit too much money into pre-alpha project, ANY AMOUNT backers (that means even $1) are offered plenty of rewards from all the stretch goals. Even a bike! You can back with any amount on this IndieGoGo page. I'll list and update the stretch goals here as well as their unlocked status for convenience.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
  14. Thread: not backing due to indiegogo in General Ember Discussion

  15. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Are you sure it's IndieGoGo's fault and not of campaign owner or PayPal? I've googled up and down and haven't found a single instance where IndieGoGo wouldn't fulfill any obligations. But I did find dozens if not hundreds of horror stories where PayPal froze crowdfunding funds killing numerous projects with successful campaigns in their tracks (probably reason why IndieGoGo, Kickstarter and plenty of others ditched them for Stripe).

    PayPal is overconfident jerk who thinks all money they receive is their property and that crowdfunding is illegal source of income they need to put tight control on:

    Paypal freezes half of developer’s indiegogo campaign funds
    Paypal and Crowdfunding: don’t do it
    GlassUp raised $100K on Indiegogo — but PayPal is refusing to pay up until campaigner releases final product
    PayPal freezes $45,000 of Mailpile’s crowdfunded dollars and demands "itemized budget" before releasing funds
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
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  16. Thread: not backing due to indiegogo in General Ember Discussion

  17. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    We've had two fundraiser so far on IndieGoGo without a major issue. I'll keep an eye on it. You can also pledge directly.
     
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  18. Thread: 200% Funded! CONTEST & STREAM today! in News & Announcements

  19. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    It's been amazing. Bring on the work :)
     
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  20. Thread: Firefall Credit Program - Em-8ER to offer full credit for founder packs in News & Announcements

  21. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    If you are sure you have Ensign/Lieutenant or Commander pack activated on your account I can validate you manually, for that I need to access your FF account real quick to see if everything is in order. I'll need your username and password. If sharing password is a concern you can change it to something else temporarily and then change it back after verification is complete.
    Send it in PM!
     
  22. Thread: 200% Funded! CONTEST & STREAM today! in News & Announcements

  23. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Hell yeah!

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Thread: 200% Funded! CONTEST & STREAM today! in News & Announcements

  25. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    GAAAAH!!!! OMG OMG..DUDE!

    Translation: Too excited for cohesive sentences.
     
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  26. Thread: 200% Funded! CONTEST & STREAM today! in News & Announcements

  27. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    CONTEST & STREAM TODAY! 200% FUNDED COUNTING PAYPAL!

    You did it! We did it! 200% funding (counting PayPal direct pledges)! This means we'll have the Beast and Humanoid Tsi-Hu in game, with motion capture animations for the Tsi-Hu humanoids. We'll also have concept art for player bases! If you want to pledge directly, you can do so by emailing your pledge amount, perk-name and paypal e-mail address to: [email protected] or msg @Grummz directly on our Discort chat server here: https://discord.gg/A8jsTfU

    We will e-mail you a Paypal invoice that you can use to back Em-8ER. Your pledges count towards all backer goals!

    We have a PACKED event schedule for Em-8ER today!


    Our next stretch goal is 500 backers to unlock the CHROMA Omniframe skin! At $45,000 we will concept and model a Kaiju!

    Each stretch goal is designed to advance the game. We are going for full funding for the playable mockup now. No more milestone funding rounds are needed if you guys hit this one out of the park. Any goals leftover will carry over to the next funding round. If we fund everything here we can finish the playable mockup in six months and deliver it to all (the extra features listed) backers at that time (but rewards come with launch of game).

    Thank you again for the incredible, amazing and SUPER support! This game is happening!
     
  28. Thread: Firefall Credit Program - Em-8ER to offer full credit for founder packs in News & Announcements

  29. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    It can't be. The credit can only be used for the in game virtual store you'll find inside Em-8ER around launch.
     
  30. Thread: Special Chief Chat with prizes! 3PM - PST Friday and Sunday in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  31. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Winners will be posted here soon!
     
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  32. Thread: Special Chief Chat with prizes! 3PM - PST Friday and Sunday in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  33. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    This is really just a secret plan for me to mop up a zillion rewards with my half dozen alt account....
    mwahahahahahaha

    (J/K)
     
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  34. Thread: Special Chief Chat with prizes! 3PM - PST Friday and Sunday in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  35. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Salutations Reapers,

    Grummz and I will be having some special Chief Chats this Friday and Sunday at 3 PM PST. What makes them special? PRIZES! That's right, there will be opportunities for you listeners to earn some backer rewards. How exactly? Well now that's a surprise. I will give you a hint though....
    Knowledge is power!


    Keep those embers Burning, things are just heating up!
    -Ronyn
     
  36. Thread: Firefall Credit Program - Em-8ER to offer full credit for founder packs in News & Announcements

  37. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    This is private data and we don't have access to it. Requiring users to give us their credentials to their accounts would be too much of a privacy concern since we'd be dealing with emails, payments, passwords on a service we are not affiliated with.
     
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  38. Thread: Mod Support? in General Ember Discussion

  39. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Still undecided.
     
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