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EM-8ER PATRON SUBSCRIPTION F. A. Q.

1 - Q: Can we pay with PayPal?
A: We cannot accept PayPal for the subscriptions, at this time.

2 - Q: Are subscription rewards retroactive? For example, if someone subscribes after two months, will they still receive the monthly rewards from the previous months? Especially the skins.
A: NO. However, the skins are NOT exclusive. Once the month they are offered in ends, they are vaulted and return in the game sometime AFTER launch as RARE items at the in-game shop.

3 - Q: If I'm already a M3 or Newcomer backer, should I get a subscription too?
A: The Newcomer Backer Packs are a one time purchase with exclusive perks and completely separate from the subscription.

The subscription is a completely optional reoccurring program. To see what's included, check out the full list at the bottom of this post.

4 - Q: If I buy the subscription and then unsubscribe, will I get to keep the skin? I really just want the skin.
A: Yes, you get to keep the skins from the months you were subscribed.

5 - Q: The monthly subscriptions - will they continue through Kickstarter, Alpha, Beta, and Launch? Or is there a cutoff?
A: Grummz is currently considering the options of what can be done with the monthly subscription after Kickstarter. Whether it will continue, change, or be gone entirely is still being looked at.


DIRECT LINK TO SUBSCRIPTION PAGE: https://my.em8er.com/perks/campaign/7
FORUM THREAD: https://forums.em8er.com/threads/em8er-subscriptions-live.1465/#post-45539


SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS
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- Em-8er Patron Subscription costs are:
^ per 1 month $7.95 USD
^ per 3 months $21.95 USD
^ per 6 months $42.95 USD
^ per year $79.95 USD
- Created by the Em-8ER Dev Team.
- Subscription is hosted directly on my.em8er.com; NO 3rd party sites.

- The Subscription will include:
+ Each month, receive a custom skin - a weapon, a character, an omniframe, a THMPR, a pet, OR even a mount skin!
+ Includes access to prior dev test builds one release behind backers to preview changes.
+ A series of novels; chapter by chapter. They will be in .mobi and .pdf formats.
+ The work-in-progress of the tabletop game rules; chapter by chapter.
+ Access to private forums to give feedback on the book, the tabletop, and the game.
+ Access to the Vision Book, which will be updated over time during development of the game.

Does NOT include any items from backer packs - custom skins, copy of the final game, alpha, or beta access.
 
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Ronyn

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It’s Christmas in Em-8er, so yes, it’s the time.
For me to bring you a holiday rhyme.

We know Grummz has the vision for Em-8ers true mission.
We have the best devs with the skill sets to bring it to fruition.

The community team handles our members with care.
Cause without every one of you, none of us would be here.

This year’s been a wild one, for team em-8er and friends.
Building foundations, new features, and waifu’s without end.

We’ve seen new pet’s, a space truck and mecha designs.
A new landscape, where the ground breaks, and lets us inside.

The art pass is on full blast and will blow you away.
We will blitz you all with the visuals in the upcoming days.

When it comes to the Kickstarter, I’m sure we will have victory.
I don’t need a crystal ball I just look at our history.

Every milestone we laid out, you blew so far beyond.
Em-8er is inevitable, that you can count on.

We set goals out in front of you, and each one did you own.
In fact due to our sub numbers, our mech options have grown.

The light frame is the fastest and most agile combatant.
Dual power fists, that never miss, if that’s how you build it.

The heavy frame gets the biggest most powerful guns.
And a great shield you can glide on or guard your loved ones.

The medium you’ve played and love it already.
It’s got just the right balance between force and tenacity.

But it’s about more than a game, or time at a screen.
What’s most special about Em-8er, is that we all believe.

Your generosity this year has been inspiring truly.
Sharing good vibes, through these hard times, has meant so very much to me.
On behalf of team Em-8er, may your holidays be bright.
Merry Christmas to all. And to all… A DEEPSTRYKE!
 

Ronyn

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Reapers!
Welcome to the new experimental Voxel Terrain Build - A new experimental build showing off the start of our journey into exploring voxel terrain. However, for testing purpose, any changes will be revert any modifications after a few seconds.

This would function as a solution for our need to modify terrain in order for our base building systems to function. Additionally this may open the door to procedural cave systems.

Please hop in and check it out. Let us know how it performs.

DISCLAIMER:
Currently the assault rifle and plasma cannon can blast holes in the ground. That is simply there to test the system. The actual implementation of this system will likely be more refined and limited. For now we are just full out to let people play with it and tell us what wild ideas you have.
 

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I can see the good intentions in the idea, but I'm aware of the harm such things can do. The filter bubble effect is a real thing and is one of the main roots to the rise of many extremist views over the past 5 to 10 years as both 24 hour news channels and social media makes bubbles around their users to keep them coming back for more. This filters over time warps people sense of reality but changing their ideas of what "normal" is because the filters pick and choice what they can see and hear, as well as paint their idea of right and wrong without anything to challenge or question it. And going by what filters are used can tell you a lot about the person or people who made them. Again I can see the good intentions in the idea. I just don't think it'll work out in the way that you want it because of how humans are and history.

In the hops of keeping this post short I'll say that my main concerns can be summed up with these to videos.
This isn't the place to have a whole conversation about echo chambers, algorithms, and the impact on society. All I will say is-
If we are going to factor in what people might do with this choice based on human history, I would argue that not having these choices, in this particular game, is just as prone to certain potential issues based on human history.

At any rate the filters will be there. here is hoping it will turn out to be a positive thing for most folks. Only time will tell us for sure.