hi hello! the team has acknowledged the quiet state of our Patreon over the last few months, and we’re grateful to those who have continued to support us simply out of their love for our project. we would now like to gather some feedback about what YOU would like to see provided. as it stands, the Muse Diaries and access to a special Drawing Board (behind the scenes world-building) area have been the biggest rewards for supporters. however, with a lower amount of Patrons, the Muse Diaries (which are now just little private sketch blogs from the team) are often on the quiet side without many people to view them. the team has considered revamping this area entirely and moving the Drawing Board into public view instead. with our lore in progress and our origin story soon to be revealed, it is important to have lots of community feedback.
that would mean we need some new rewards and incentives for Patrons. monthly forum + domain + developer fees (@owlie has been very good to us) , while currently covered, will need long-term stability… and we want to provide things for you!
here are my current ideas:
$1+ Patrons would be the basic support level tier, with access to exclusive “lens” posts (basically Patreon’s version of Facebook/Instagram stories) and an early heads up about upcoming fundraisers/essential news. they also receive a special badge & title on the forum. I have a really fun idea for the Lens posts that I’m currently plotting with the rest of the team. hint: it involves the Spirits.
$3+ Patrons would gain access to a special Discord server that would be able to interact with the team directly, watch our process for crafting events/lore/site artwork, and offer input during the conceptual stages. this is a good opportunity to have a hand in shifting future events, since a large part of our brainstorming is done on Discord.
$5+ Patrons – I’m looking for ideas to fill this level. what do you guys think? forum-based abilities? digital rewards? other kinds of special perks? we have a lot of capabilities between Discord, Discourse, and our website’s builder, so we can play around with your ideas a bit.
beyond $5 we would enter higher tiers that involve custom artwork or art-based rewards. this should be a bit more strategic this time around to avoid burn-out on the team’s end (we want to provide fun stuff for you guys rather than viewing Patreon as a place to take commissions.) this will be expanded upon - most likely after the New Year holiday - with more artwork opportunities. do you have suggestions for what you would be interested in seeing?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. thanks for reading!