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AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« on: December 13, 2016, 10:02:38 AM »
Hoo boy this took me forever, and for that I'm really sorry.  I know some folks here haven't been able to back until now.

Well, better late than never I suppose?  http://arcengames.com/ai-war-2-kickstarter-paypal-at-last/

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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 10:55:22 AM »
Finally! Backed with 26$.
Maybe I'm the first?

anyway, I think Paypal will give a big boost to the Kickstarter page for the last days.

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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 03:06:23 PM »
anyway, I think Paypal will give a big boost to the Kickstarter page for the last days.

No it won't. Paypal pledges don't count on Kickstarter.

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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 03:18:53 PM »
It doesn't count on the KS total, no (which is why it isn't done before hitting the goal), but Chris and co. can certainly sum the two values together for the purposes of stretch goals.

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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 04:00:41 PM »
Yea, thus far it appears to have brought in ~$80, so it may not wind up making a big difference to stretch goals, but perhaps it will pick up as people become aware of it. There's also the update tomorrow that will announce it, for those folks who follow on kickstarter but don't want to use it.

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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 02:20:11 AM »
Can I donate a specific amount? I'd like to get rid of the 2,99€ I have had laying on my PayPal account for years.
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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016, 10:17:09 AM »
Can I donate a specific amount? I'd like to get rid of the 2,99€ I have had laying on my PayPal account for years.

I totally didn't just check my PayPal for the same thing... >.>

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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2016, 02:18:55 PM »
It is possible to send specific amounts.  If you want to use the tips page on the Arcen site and then just say what it is for, then that's fine and we'll count it the same way.  It all goes to the same place, but the tips page lets you just type a number and a message.
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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2016, 09:11:25 AM »
Can I donate a specific amount? I'd like to get rid of the 2,99€ I have had laying on my PayPal account for years.

Thanks for that!  I applied it to the kickstarter. :)

It doesn't show up in the on-kickstarter number, but it's in our internal spreadsheet for the paypal side.
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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2016, 09:32:20 AM »
Well that gave me opportunity to "pledge" as well ;P

What's the tally now for paypal ? ;p
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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2016, 09:36:40 AM »
$151 as of yesterday, according to the Kickstarter comments.

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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2016, 08:45:22 PM »
$167 now! :)
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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2016, 02:02:25 AM »
Question, how does the PayPal backing system delineate rewards to its clients?

I got an email from PayPal verifying my payment went through, but no automated email from Arcen games informing me how to to apply my payment to my Kickstarter account or if a key would be sent directly at some point in the distant future.

Just trying to clarify.
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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2016, 05:35:30 AM »
PayPal and Kickstarter are not connected. There's nothing to apply to your account. Someone will have to do that on the back end later.

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Re: AI War 2 Kickstarter: Paypal at last!
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2016, 11:15:06 AM »
Basically it's incredibly grunt-work-based.  I've manually logged everything into a spreadsheet.  I'll then hand that off to BackerKit, who will import that same as they have for the main kickstarter pledges.

From then on we'll manage fulfillment and so forth for everyone through BackerKit (which is way more advanced functionally than Kickstarter itself, hence its wide use).

Because it's kind of a pain for the backerkit folks (and they made that clear), I'll have to take down the paypal page after I send them the spreadsheet for the first time.  It's then all based on Stripe on their end until we hit EA on Steam and then people can buy it like normal then on Steam or Humble or whatever.

If there's someone who wants an Alpha key but only has paypal and wants to do that after the paypal page is taken down, then we'll have to handle them as a one-off.  BackerKit does support paypal if you upgrade your plan to a higher one, but it would cost us an extra $970, which we wouldn't earn back in paypal pledges by any stretch of the imagination.

Complicated!  Hopefully very simple on your end, though: once in backerkit you'll get an email with the survey and so on, and then later emails with your keys and other rewards, and that should be that.
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