We will be releasing our alpha supporter packs on August 21st alongside Alpha, but in the meantime, I will be addressing some of the feedback we have received about these packs, and giving some more insight into our thought process for designing these packs.
These packs are primarily oriented towards new players getting access to Alpha (and in future Beta), and for that reason, we are doing fewer supporter tiers and fewer of them are high-end packs. We feel it is still important to include some of the higher end packs with the opportunity to design content because these provide a strong way for players to have a permanent impact on the game, and we don’t want to limit that opportunity exclusively to those who were able to back at that level during Kickstarter.
These are the only packs that will be released during our alpha, which is currently scheduled to end in April 2019. We are releasing these packs now so players who were not able to back during Kickstarter can play for the whole duration of Alpha. These supporter packs include new content because Kickstarter included a lot of exclusive content, and we want to provide high-quality rewards for new people who back the game. We will be prioritizing working on any design rewards from Kickstarter before those from Alpha, and both ranges of cosmetics will be implemented once we have the cosmetics system created.
For those who backed during Kickstarter, you will be able to switch your Kickstarter supporter pack for an equivalent alpha supporter pack if you want to. If you backed at a lower tier than alpha at Kickstarter and would like to get access to the alpha, you can purchase from the alpha supporter packs to make up the difference (if you backed $40 on Kickstarter, you can purchase the $10 alpha pack to get alpha access). If you purchase one of the packs with alpha access and you already had access from Kickstarter, you can give the second “key” to someone else. If you would like to choose any of these options, make sure to email [email protected].
The funds we received from Kickstarter will absolutely be enough to get Last Epoch to launch, but having access to more funds means that we can improve the content we have planned, include more content, and ensure that we are able to remain on schedule. Our goal is for Last Epoch to be the best experience it can be for as many people as possible, and we believe this is the best way to achieve that goal. Thank you for your support, and let us know if you have any questions!