Proof Patreon Knows They Are doing the Wrong Thing

Left Hand, Meet Right Hand

I am angry that Patreon is changing the amount they charge my patrons. It seems so obvious they should now that’s NOT the right thing to do.

And it turns out they do know that. You can find them telling you that on their own site.

So, this is the official Pateon position on “Why can’t I edit my reward tier amount?”

We do this to prevent confusion; for example, imagine if your patrons at your $5 reward tier had the tier changed to $10  you would either have different patrons paying different amounts for the exact same thing (not good), or you would raise prices on the $5 patrons without asking (also not good!).

So, if I raise prices on my patrons without asking, that’s bad. But if PATREON does it, that’s… what? A quest for appropriate valuation of their synergistic paradigm change?

Backing Me

Yeah, despite being angry, I am still using Patreon… for now. If you want to back me, you can see the “$3 level” costs $2.57, and so on. That’s my effort to give my backers what they always got at those levels without charging more.

Obviously that means I am making less per patron, so I could use any extra support you decide to throw my way.

Thanks, folks.

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About okcstephens

Owen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the publisher and lead genius of Rogue Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps.

Posted on December 9, 2017, in Business of Games, Musings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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