zantaff wrote:Temaperacl wrote: I still think it is the wrong way to go about increasing pledges - if that content is made for the game, everybody should get it.
I don't know how familiar you are with the game TF2, but let me put this scenario to you:
The game,(until about a year ago), was one you had to purchase in full. Now it is free to play. In the game is a store where you can buy different clothing and weapons (you can get all the weapons without paying too).
ANYWAYS, my point is: To the people that had purchased the game before it went free to play, were given a few special items that couldn't be gotten any other way. The items do nothing but make other players jealous of their intense cool-factor. They were a 'thank-you' from the dev. team toward those players.
So as with these portraits, I see them as nothing other than "Jealously Makers". And a "thanks for your support"from the dev. team.
Agreed, it's a personal thanks from the developers for supporting them. These are PORTRAITS, they add nothing to the game but looks for your Rangers. Other games nowadays throw in all sorts of in-game exclusives that come with Special Editions, so just think of the $30 tier as the "Special Edition" compared to the $15 tier.