New Tier! Only on Patreon! (And other audio stuff)
Hey guys! Here's a little update in regards to the audio side of things on the platforms.
First off, if you're on Patreon you've probably noticed that a new tier has been added seconds before this update. It's something that I wanted to set up for a while, and hopefully it will make sense how it works in a second.
Essentially, I'm testing the waters to see if there's any interest in someone wanting to sponsor an audio project of their desire, where I write the script, get the VA, and edited it all together for you. It only allows for -one- character, to be voiced by the VA of your choice (if they accept and per the terms of their guidelines if it's something they are willing to do). So likely along the lines of a POV audio.
If you're on Patreon, you're likely looking over at it and wondering not only why is it just exclusive to that site, but why it's so limited. This is because I can only do so much work at a time, and it would fill in the spot for the usual audio projects each month. So it wouldn't be its own beast, sadly. Also, the plan is to have the tier hidden after enough requests have been taken over time, and it's the only one of the three sites that offers me that option. Plus, again, experimentation, who knows if it's even going to fill up.
How it works might sound a little confusing, at first, but I hope it makes sense here. In order to claim your audio for that tier, you have to stay on for at least two months. So while the initial price is fifty USD, the total price is one hundred. This is so that you guys can be more comfortable supporting the tier rather than dropping the full price in one fell swoop. Hence the requirement to hold it for two months. This will mean certain privileges won't be part of the tier, however. No word count will be added to the bank, although you will still only get one prompt suggestion per month.
So if you claim the slot for the first month, then drop off the support, you forfeit your request. Are we understood on that? Good.
Second, this one is in regards to the audio content itself. Aside from 9Dress, the projects have been mostly reserved to one-shots. Luckily, I'm not out of content to base these projects on, as a lot of these were multi-chapter stories to begin with. The House that Byleth Built or Royal Pain, for instance. The idea used to be that I would do these longer audios once we reached a certain tier, but now I'm reconsidering that.
I want to know from you guys what you would rather do: Would you prefer to vote each month which series gets a continuation, or vote to have a string of audios based on the stories with long breaks between polls? This would mean certain months may only have audio dialog and no sex involved, as I personally feel these are essential to telling the story in full. Audio does get expensive, and some of these scenes would require more than one or two VAs for sure. Hence the idea of breaking up the content in such a way.
Let me know in the comments what you guys think, please. I'm honestly curious to hear from others in regards to advancement in the projects and how to evolve them from here.