I wanted Knight tier, at $65. You get this:
Mostly, because I really like the Dwarven Merc, and I really like the Scourge Knight. I had sent an email last week to the team, asking if the cards came with their respective equipment. Well, in a very unhelpful email, I was told that the tiers said when we did or didn’t get the equipment to go with the card. They don’t. So, as best I could puzzle out:
1) Since equipment only affects one card (well up to the four copies of that card in your deck, to be precise),
2) And the PvE cards in the Kickstarter are exclusive to the Kickstarter,
3) Therefore, we would be getting the PvE cards equipment.
But with the release of the stretch goals today, I found out I was wrong:
Want the gear from the $65 tier? Tough monkeys. If you want it, you are welcome to it, so long as you double your pledge.
Instead, my planned pledge has just decreased, from $65, to $35. Why? The $35 Warrior tier now gets an additional card, the Spectral Assassin, and his equipment. That scratches the itch pretty good for me.
Its weird, I always thought the purpose of stretch goals was to reward the players, encourage them to spend a little bit more money with “add on” rewards, and find a use for some of that extra money coming in. This is the first time I’ve seen a Kickstarter effectively say, “eh, we’re fine. If you want to double your pledge we’ll throw you a bone, otherwise, no thanks.”
Se la vi I suppose. Sorry about that Crypto. Guess I’ll put that extra $30 elsewhere.
PS: I’m also beginning to worry about Crypto’s trustworthiness. We were told earlier in the comments thread that there was indeed crafting as a part of the game. Now we are told that one of the stretch goals (at $440k, some distance away still) will be to “add Crafting.” Um…what? Does the left hand know not what the right is doing? Or have we been promising things we can’t deliver all along?