** $67,500 **
Telethon Funds Raised
Telethon Stretch Goal Rewards:
- ACHIEVED! $10,000: Oracle Eye Sparklers
- ACHIEVED! $25,000: Oracle Eye Mirror: Home decoration with the Oracle Eye on top
- ACHIEVED! $35,000: Oracle Eye Helmet: Fencing Mask with Oracle Eye painted on mesh like the Obsidian Cabalist masks
- ACHIEVED! $50,000: Oracle Eye Throne
- ACHIEVED! $65,000: Oracle Cable “Wings” + /juggleoracleeyes
Traditionally our Telethons have been held quarterly and lasted 12 hours (and in some extreme cases 24 hours!). While these lengthy telethons allowed us to cover a very wide range of subjects, they also led to a bit of meandering at the end due to fatigue (and maybe a bit of overindulgence). Recently we had a much shorter telethon (6 hours) for Lord British’s birthday, discovering that we spent more time answering questions and remained much more focused and alert. Your response was also quite positive in both pledges and feedback after the telethon!
So, starting with Release 44, we are going to experiment with extended Postmortems that are also Mini-Telethons. This will increase the frequency of our telethons to monthly but also keep them short (4 hours). We are confident that this will both allow us to focus more time on development while at the same time provide a higher frequency of direct interaction with you, our community.
Since this is a shorter telethon we want to make sure as many people can participate in the stretch goals. We are going to extend the amount of time that your purchases can be eligible for the stretch goals to be 12 hours from 12:00 PM CDT to Midnight. NOTE: We will still stop tracking towards stretch goals at the end of the telethon at 7:00 PM CDT, but everyone will have another 5 hours to spend $5 to get the stretch goals.
We hope you find this change an improvement! Now, onward to this telethon’s details!
TELETHON SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)
Telethons are livestreamed on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! See what we have planned below beginning at 3pm CT on August 7:
- 3:00 PM: Introductions and R44 Postmortem Q&A
- 4:30 PM: World Building Tour
- 5:30 PM: Postmortem Q&A Continues
- 7:00 PM: End of Mini-Telethon!
As part of the R44 Postmortem, at 7:00 PM CDT, August 7, 2017, we are expiring the following content from the Add On Store (and the in-game Crown Merchants). This means that these items will no longer be available in our store after this date.
- 2017 Replenishing Lord British Birthday Cake
- Blackened Metal Baby Clockwork Dragon
- Black Squirrel
- Elven Elder Fighter Armor
- Elven Elder Archer Armor
- Elven Elder Mage Robe
- Elven Elder Fighter Armor Pattern Pack
- Elven Elder Archer Armor Pattern Pack
- Elven Elder Mage Robe Pattern Pack
- Silver Clockwork Armor
- Silver Clockwork Armor Pattern Pack
- Vintage Red Velvet Nailheads Furniture Set
- Vintage Blue Velvet Nailheads Furniture Set
- Ye Olde Hot Tub
As a special bonus, we are offering telethon funding rewards to any backer that pledges a minimum of $5 for twelve hours during the day of the telethon, from 12:00 PM CDT on August 7 (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply) to 11:59 PM CDT. NOTE: While the telethon livestream ends at 7pm CDT, everyone will have until 11:59 PM CDT to spend $5 to get the stretch goals. We will announce the day’s total on Tuesday.
- $10,000: Oracle Eye Sparklers
- $25,000: Oracle Eye Mirror: Home decoration with the Oracle Eye on top
- $35,000: Oracle Eye Helmet: Fencing Mask with Oracle Eye painted on mesh like the Obsidian Cabalist masks
- $50,000: Oracle Eye Throne
- $65,000: Oracle Cable “Wings” + /juggleoracleeyes
CHEER ON THE DEVS!
For every $2,500 donated, all developers on camera have to either dance, sing, or drink a shot of alcohol.
Additionally, we will be spinning the Wheel of Fortune! The wheel will have 12 different categories of sales plus the Lord British and Darkstarr wildcards where they get to choose any category! Each time a category comes up it will go on sale at approx. 20% off for 1 hour.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE FLASH SALES:
- Viking Bundles
- Obsidian Bundles
- Kobold Bundles
- Elven Bundles
- Shogun Bundles
- Make a Difference
- Home Decorations
- Outdoor Decorations
- Property Deeds, POT Upgrades, Homes and Basements
- Pets and Music
- Emotes and Fireworks
- Wearables, Dyes, and Patterns
WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES!
- All of the above Expiring Items
- Bank Upgrades
- Store Credit
- RelicsbyRild.com merchandise
- and more!
We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. If you wish to win prizes during the Telethon event, be in Discord chat! We will be active on Twitch and YouTube chats as well, but they will not be our portal for prize giveaways.
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS!
We will be answering questions throughout the telethon so submit them in the comments section below or on Discord chat during the Telethon. Please keep in mind that questions and feedback related to each segment will be given priority and really verbose questions may be skipped, as they can be a challenge to shorten and summarize live on the air. Please keep it to 3 total questions in the comments section below!
Warning: Telethon is Rated PG-13 for Alcoholic Content
(might get upgraded to Rated-R depending on rate of pledges)