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Old 09-28-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default Is $36000 in 6-days lef for the Kickstarter possible at the current rate?

There does seem to have been a real.slowdown in progress regarding the financial input in the Kickstarter.
I know as a community we have spread the word by video, pdf brochures and contacting various forums/websites and other possible interested parties.
What do you think Ilya needs to show the public to drive the Kickstarter through at-least it's stretch goal?
I think it's a shame it's not possible to create a Paypal account where payment can be sent and this could he used to remotely add funds to the kickstarter.

So RRG have a Paypal account (with email address), you send funds to that Paypal saying exactly which option you require and they take the money, add it to the Kickstarter and confirm.your pledge? I think a lot of people would like some way of adding funds by Paypal, and as the main.Kickstarter goal is guaranteed to be funded, this money does not have to be taken out straight away, so it could be added to the.pot by RRG, forwarded through their own account onto the Kickstarter and then we would possibly see the funding rise substantially quickly?
Two more smaller points.
I think it would be good for one of the team to visit this, their official site and just say a few words to their new community.
Finally what would you like to.see in an update in the remaining days that would possibly boost the sales by engaging, impressing and capturing the communities interest and imagination?

I personally think some official image/ video of the 262 external model, even work in progress may spark some interest or jst something new that is not 'current' DCS World, but something DCS1944 that shows a glimpse of whT the future holds
..without being a place holder?

I'd love to see a Spitfire/109 or 262 model (or P-51/190 against the new Edge terrain or against a much improved sky texture/weather effect. Just something that shows there is a bright future ahead and something that will appeal to all aspects of the Flight community.

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:44 AM   #2
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Now, I dont wanna be all negative and this is just my opinion.

But I think that "this cow is milked", referring to the Kickstarter.
There is only so much community. Of which XY% still might not be aware of this.
Some of those that are aware, might still be on the fence.
The project is in such early shape that there isnt much more stuff to show to make people pledge.
And those that did in fact pledge, might not be able to afford upping their pledge any further.

The far stretch goals were always an illusion (or just very optimistic).
Again, just my opinion, dont hate!

http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/508...i-europe-1944/
Day 1 trend was towards 550k, been dropping ever since.
Day 5 it was trending towards 350k, today its just below 150k.

Then again, we did reach the initial goal, so all is good. People are passionate and excited about DCS WWII, I think we are doing well

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Old 09-29-2013, 04:06 AM   #3
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One point: it's perfectly possible to pledge with a Paypal debit card. That's what I did, with no difficulties.

Other than that one point... I wonder how much more we can reasonably expect from the WWII flight sim community. We are a very small niche, ya know? Good thing the average WWII simmer appears to be dedicated over the long term to projects he believes in, and also must have higher than average disposable income in order to afford the gaming PC, the TrackIR, joystick, and other peripherals... but there are only so much of us to go around.

In the most recent vid, Luthier made some good points about attracting the larger gaming community, and hinted at solutions to this problem. But those solutions aren't here yet.

I'm just happy the base goal was met.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:15 AM   #4
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What I think killed it was announcement that everyone (even those that didn't pledge) would be getting the base 3 aircraft for free... in my view this was sending message that you don't have to pledge, as if enough do and $100,000 is reached, you'll be getting them for free... and people love free stuff
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:35 AM   #5
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I'd have created a non combat type such as the Harvard or Tiger Moth and given that as the free to play aircraft. The Spit, P47 and 109 could have been added as rewards for pledges to a certain level. Yes, people love free stuff, although people say KS isn't a shop you do need to motivate people to pledge. Getting the 3 base aircraft for free just took away the motivation imo.

The presence of EDs P51 and soon 190D has confused things, their status should have been confirmed right at the start. I now think it would have been better to exclude them completely from the KS goals but say you'll be able to install them in DCS WW2, as with future non RRG WW2 planes. Use the Spit, P47 and 109 as rewards, make it clear they'll be $40 each after release. Use the P51 and 190 as examples of quality only.

At least we reached the base goal, things could be worse…
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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He should add a PayPal option for this final push, see here as an example
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...o9/mighty-no-9

70,000. raised
anyway, many people seem to have PayPal accounts...and is my favorite way too, for on-line purchases

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:02 AM   #7
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He should add a PayPal option for this final push, see here as an example
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...o9/mighty-no-9

70,000. raised
anyway, many people seem to have PayPal accounts...and is my favorite way too, for on-line purchases

a lot more people, myself included, would probably pledge.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:05 AM   #8
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I'd have created a non combat type such as the Harvard or Tiger Moth and given that as the free to play aircraft. The Spit, P47 and 109 could have been added as rewards for pledges to a certain level. Yes, people love free stuff, although people say KS isn't a shop you do need to motivate people to pledge. Getting the 3 base aircraft for free just took away the motivation imo.

The presence of EDs P51 and soon 190D has confused things, their status should have been confirmed right at the start. I now think it would have been better to exclude them completely from the KS goals but say you'll be able to install them in DCS WW2, as with future non RRG WW2 planes. Use the Spit, P47 and 109 as rewards, make it clear they'll be $40 each after release. Use the P51 and 190 as examples of quality only.

At least we reached the base goal, things could be worse…
I think the Harvard would have been the better choice here, as it is close in the required engine management you see with the Mustang.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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What I think killed it was announcement that everyone (even those that didn't pledge) would be getting the base 3 aircraft for free... in my view this was sending message that you don't have to pledge, as if enough do and $100,000 is reached, you'll be getting them for free... and people love free stuff
Yes I appreciate what Ilya is trying to do but I do not think all three should have been produced for free. Two free and then you must purchase the third should you want it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #10
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I just posted this on the kickstarter messages:
"Slipball excellent find. It proves Paypal is an option and should be added now! My worry is that the target for the initial starter goal of $100,000 having been reached means the project will be funded. If on the last day of looks like the stretch goal wont be reached, what is to stop 'pledgers' reducing their amount offered because they don't see the money opening up the 262 for them? That's a really negative view, I know, but I assume some of the more recent donations or increases in pledges are to try and get to that 262, and if it comes down to the last day and RRG are nowhere near (say trend is $129,000) then those pledges can easily be pulled.
I think it's vitally important that in these last few days, Ilya shows a lot more presence here and looks at Slipball's link and offers Paypal. This is the chance to get those last few pledges that could make all the difference.
Related to the above, looking at Slipball's link.......over $2,000,000 pledged for a side scrolling old school game
Come on Ilya...one last push
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