I'm curious to see what they do. During KS7, based on comments made here and there, it appeared that the KS would support specific pieces and also specific assortments that wouldn't come back. Some of this is just chicken-and-egg: because some fans recognized that the KS was the only time to be sure you'd get stuff, a lot of people tried to get everything at once; as a result, DF noticed a trend that larger sets tended to sell decently during the KS but not move much at all when in the store. So they were leaning towards just making those kinds of things KS-only.AnimeSensei wrote: ↑Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:20 pmI agree. I don't think they can go as deep as Reaper does in regards to a discount (but who knows?) but there would need to be extra incentive as the exclusiveness of being able to purchase what you need would go away and FOMO would decrease. A new "gotta get it now" factor would need to be dangled in front of us, and the easiest options are generous stretch goals or a discount; ie: value.Talistran wrote: ↑Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:01 pm *IF Dwarven Forge actually fixes their supply problems and has everything available in the store, they will need to actually provide a significant discount in the KS.
Right now, I argue that the only reason to order in the KS is because it is the only time you can get what you want, in the quantity you want.
The discount during the KS is actually pretty weak when factoring in them taking my money for a year+.
If they totally change their approach, maybe this won't be necessary. If an Encounter-type model falls away, and pledge levels are just conglomerations of add-ons, then there may not be a need to say the store won't get things. Maybe it won't get things ALL AT ONCE, but they could possibly cycle through it all over time. If that's the case, then, yeah, the advantage of pledging gets reduced. I'm with you -- for a long time now, the chief advantage of pledging is that you are able to pick and choose what you want and not worry about things being out of stock for possibly more than a year. If that goes away, and the math doesn't support a meaningful discount, they'll have to find another incentive (beyond the most obvious one, which is just, you pledge to help get the stuff made at all, and if nobody pledges it doesn't get made, and if not enough people pledge it isn't very successful).