Geveo mentioned that it might be a good idea to include perks for the Second Chance funding and Tyche suggested we put our heads together to come up with some things. I figured I would start a thread so people can offer suggestions.
These rewards are intended to not only reward new backers but to offer rewards for those who donated to the original Kickstarter. The Second Chance funds are going to go mostly towards expediting the development of City of Titans (largely towards moving from volunteer to paid employees). Keep this in mind as any suggestions that will require extended development time are unlikely to be considered.
The current word on those perks is that those who previously contributed to that Kickstarter will be eligible to increase their donation to obtain a higher tier perk from that list.
An example of this would be if you had previously pledged $10 you would have gotten the 'Construction Crew' perk which entails access to a round of the beta, your name on a sponsor wall as well as the lower tier rewards from 'Armchair Hero' of a forum title and set of desktop wallpapers. If you now contribute $15 more you would get the 'Bright Lights Big City' rewards of a reserved in game global name, in game Kickstarter badge, exclusive costume and prestige travel power in addition to the previous rewards.
This is basically the first outing of the cash shop, and the various Kickstarter tiers will show as "products" you can buy, with some caveats (these are to the best of my knowledge):
The limited tiers will show their "stock remaining". The limits will not change from the first Kickstarter.
The top two ($7500 and $10000) tiers will show as unavailable/sold out.
You can only buy one tier per order: adding a new one replaces the one in the cart.
The price of a tier is the difference between the price of the tier you have and the one you're getting.
The tiers at your current level and below will be marked unavailable.
As a result of this we won't be including the previous Kickstarter perks/rewards in the Second Chance perk/reward suggestion list.
Armchair Hero - We’re thankful for every bit of support. Everyone who sponsors at the minimum level will receive a set of Wallpapers in common desktop resolutions featuring the work of our talented artists. Those who join our support forums will also receive the forum title “Kickstarter.”
Construction Crew - This perk engraves your name ( or proxy ) on the sponsor’s wall in the Atlas Hurricane Memorial Park and confers access in one of the closed beta access waves + All previous rewards
Bright Lights Big City - Sponsors at this level receive a handsome bundle of perks. First, you’ll get the opportunity to reserve your Global Nickname before the general release. Additionally, you’ll see the following in game rewards: A Kickstarter only badge and title for our founding heroes ( and villains! ), an exclusive costume set that will never be available again, and a prestige travel power + All previous rewards.
Home Sweet Home - This includes a full copy of the game via digital download, a month of VIP subscription, and advanced account activation during the release weekend giving you a headstart on public play + All previous rewards.
Fly Free! - At this level you’ll get an additional two months of VIP access and the Kickstarter exclusive Phoenix Travel Aura + All previous rewards.
Dynamic Duo - Twice the fun! The level confers an additional set of Fly Free! rewards for a friend or family member, including all additional rewards from earlier tiers for both accounts + All previous rewards.
Geocacher - Put your mark on the map, literally. Create your own Exploration Badge on the game map. We will work with you on the location and text, within design requirements + All previous rewards.
All Your Base - One of the base features we’ll be implementing are secret entrances. At this level you’ll be able to use an additional set of doors only available to sponsors of this level plus correspondingly themed base decor + All previous rewards.
I Know A Guy - Help name and design a mission NPC in the game with our talented writers and artists + All previous rewards.
Registered Lethal Weapon - Design yourself a custom single weapon or prop in partnership with our talented artists. It will be exclusively yours in-game for the first year or first four issues after launch, whichever is longer. You have the option of granting access to this to others of your choosing. + All previous rewards.
Double Trouble - Create an additional weapon or prop in partnership with our talented artists. It will be exclusively yours in-game for the first year or four issues (whichever is longer) after launch. You have the option of granting access to this to others of your choosing + All previous rewards.
Fashionista - Design a custom costume texture to your specifications to be available in the game, exclusively for your characters. Costume components includes gloves, boots, belt, pants, shirt, cape, chest logo, and mask, with the addition of a custom weapon or prop which is exclusively yours in-game. It will be exclusively yours in-game for the first year or four issues (whichever is longer) after launch. You have the option of granting access to this to others of your choosing + All previous rewards.
Big Dog - Your NPC from “I Know A Guy” is upgraded to the owner of a major social hub within the game (nightclub, training center, store, etc). Additionally, you’ll have the *exclusive* use of the base portal within that business + All previous rewards.
Key to Titan City - Your character is famous throughout the city. Everyone knows your character. Billboards celebrate or condemn your exploits, regular news broadcasts will include your character. You will get an exclusive base location within a city building of your design. Your custom logo will be used on spotlights throughout the city to signal you for early access missions Additionally, the city has erected a statue in your honor, complete with history plaque + All previous rewards.
Sanctum Sanctorum - Join us at our launch party at a major convention. We'll get your badge and room and some grub, but you will have to find your own way there. Conventions and date to be determined + All previous rewards.
I will be paraphrasing and consolidating individual suggestions in this thread in order to make the list easier to read. If my re-working of your suggestion turns out to be mistaken or just flat out wrong please let me know so I can correct it.
New suggestions will be in bold.
Updated List of Second Chance Perks/Rewards Suggestions
Swag items (key chain, mug t-shirt, ect)
Backer designed hero emblem.
Specific hat design
In game graffiti referencing the backer.
A street or park named after the backer.
An enhancement like item named after the backer.
Location lore that mentions a character of the backer. (Similar to the Kickstarter 'Geocacher' perk, should it be removed?)
An exclusive Second Chance emote.
A developer inspired non-combat pet.
Beta access (most original Kickstarter perks include this, repeating it would be for new backers)
Exclusive base item, such as a NPC butler or Hologram of a backers character.
Exclusive non-combat power like a teleport to the Titan statue once an hour
Reserved character name (not global name), character names are not going to be exclusive in game. This gives exclusivity for 1 year.
Exclusive animation set, prop or particle effect for backers.
Change the 'S' in backers name or eyes to '$'. (can you please explain this better Cobalt Azurean because I am at a loss as to what this really means)
25% discount to the monthly subscription cost for a period of time
Small business or storefront named after the backer.
A single billboard for backers. Possibly one that rotates images of the backers. (Billboards are included in the Kickstarter 'Key to Titan City' perk, this is a less encompassing version of that reward)
Plaques, magazine/newspaper covers, posters, bench ads ect that reference the backer.
A building that only the Backer has access to. (Dark Ether can you explain what you mean because I don't see 'have a building' in the Kickstarter perks).
Bonus 'Stars' (The currency term for RMT purchases in the game).
Flag inspired emblems or costume designs. Specifically Pride Flags for the LGBT+ community. (If I may. Voldine, I am not sure we should have Pride Flags as an exclusive perk for supporting, it would probably be better served as a regular costume item that everyone can access. Perhaps you can suggest this in the costume request thread.)
Exclusive 'Shoulder Plushie' costume item.
Early access to the final release.
A physics lab or mens club that references a certain forum thread. (Not sure if this works as a perk but maybe someone can think of a way to make it applicable to multiple people obtaining this reward).
Access to exclusive development information. (Grimfox, can you explain this one more?)
Extended subscription time.
Alternate Phoenix pet. (I am not seeing a Phoenix pet, I see a Phoenix travel aura. Can you point this out to me Geveo)
Multiple 'Instant Sidekick' pets.
In game NPC shout-outs for backers.
Special developer interactions at a convention (something about coffee)
Future update input
Backers avatars will be used for loading screens
Artist rendition of backers character (developers have refused this)
Backer designed Costume Change emote to be completed in a future update of the released game.
Exclusive use of NPC costume pieces or Complete NPC costume
Keep making those suggestions.