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Reaper has no need to do early bird specials. Early birds are really only necessary to get your kickstarter jump started right off the starting bell. I really don't see that being a problem for Bones II

Just a bit of speedballing, but there is in fact another reason that Early Bird specials could be handy...to set records and make news.

 

The key to a successful Kick Starter is to make as much noise as possible. The fastest way to do that is to break existing first day records, total funding records and even crash the KS servers again. I would need to look, but I think the first day record is somewhere around $1,600,000 or so (elevation dock). Taking the number two slot from Double Fine would be a huge coup for Reaper but would need a million and change on the first day.

 

If Reaper went ahead and offered up, lets say 17,744 early bird Vampire equivelent packages at $100 (as opposed to regular Vampire at say $125) they would quite easily cause all sorts of ruckus on the first day. Between setting new records for first day totals, blowing through 20 or 30 stretch goals and getting to striking distance for the #10 slot on the overall leader boards you would have all the geek and nerd press knocking on Reapers door for comments, and likely even see regular news stories regarding Reaper.

 

Not only is that great for the short term success of the campaign, but it would be huge for Reaper in general going forward.

 

So, yes, while I agree that they dont need the early bird specials, I can imagine why they might want to do them. They serve a purpose beyond just ensuring funding is met, but are an impetus to make reluctant backers pull the trigger earlier as opposed to waiting to see what comes later on.

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But wouldn't the build up of heat from the kinetic energy be a convenience as it would save us a step in preparation?

 

Upon delivery we could immediately put them in cold water to restore the minis shape. :;):

 

@Ladystorm, @Darsc, I like the way you think.

 

I'll be settling up a paddling pool of cold water in the yard and providing it's gps coordinates as my delivery address.

 

So many levels of efficiency and geek-cool tied up in one super-heated bundle!

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I think there was an issue when it first went up but since last night it's been correct for international time zones.

I can say for certain that it's correct for me but I'm only one time zone away.

Good enough for me, I guess I'm going to be gaming until 3AM on Wednesday morning to crash the servers then. How convenient I have this week off!

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Reaper has no need to do early bird specials. Early birds are really only necessary to get your kickstarter jump started right off the starting bell. I really don't see that being a problem for Bones II

Just a bit of speedballing, but there is in fact another reason that Early Bird specials could be handy...to set records and make news.

 

The key to a successful Kick Starter is to make as much noise as possible. The fastest way to do that is to break existing first day records, total funding records and even crash the KS servers again. I would need to look, but I think the first day record is somewhere around $1,600,000 or so (elevation dock). Taking the number two slot from Double Fine would be a huge coup for Reaper but would need a million and change on the first day.

 

If Reaper went ahead and offered up, lets say 17,744 early bird Vampire equivelent packages at $100 (as opposed to regular Vampire at say $125) they would quite easily cause all sorts of ruckus on the first day. Between setting new records for first day totals, blowing through 20 or 30 stretch goals and getting to striking distance for the #10 slot on the overall leader boards you would have all the geek and nerd press knocking on Reapers door for comments, and likely even see regular news stories regarding Reaper.

 

Not only is that great for the short term success of the campaign, but it would be huge for Reaper in general going forward.

 

So, yes, while I agree that they dont need the early bird specials, I can imagine why they might want to do them. They serve a purpose beyond just ensuring funding is met, but are an impetus to make reluctant backers pull the trigger earlier as opposed to waiting to see what comes later on.

 

I suspect they are going to break all kinds of first day records without early birds.

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I was all like "whatevers... I'm gonna pledge the same amount (or basically the same amount) no matter what. No need for me to get excited until near the end. And then I'll be able to see everything I'm going to get." But I gotta admit, my F5 finger is already itching. And I'm pretty sure Tuesday morning, I may even try to sneak a peek at what the launch reveals. Even though if I wait until I get home, I'll still see the same thing, and possibly even a stretch goal or two revealed.

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