Valiance Online Begins Crowdfunding
After over a year of various testing phases, the City of Heroes-inspired MMORPG Valiance Online has begun crowdfunding in the form of PayPal donations. As the project has been going for some time now, the team is aiming to use donations to cover server costs and pay staff full-time, as well as introduce various features based on how much funding they get.
The base goal is $46,500 is the team's required "upfront investment" that will be used to "pay the bills and [their] employees." This level of funding will allow the team to invest more time into improving character creation, introducing Act 1 of the story, and creating "roleplay character attributes," a quality-of-life feature that will be directed at roleplayers. The team will also do a Q&A livestream featuring their first pet command class once it is in-game.
Further levels of funding focus on more features up to $99,000. Social zones, a market system, a crafting system, later acts of the story, even more character creator improvements including the ability to save costumes, repeatable missions, player-owned vendors, a tutorial zone, and an open PvP arena are just a few of the new features listed. To see the full list, head over to the donation page.