Backer & Patron Rewards
Here is a detailed list of all of the rewards that you can earn by becoming a Backer or a member of the Patron Team!
This list contains rewards that you will get no matter what if you contribute the listed amount, however there are other ways to get great rewards. Donors have a chance to win amazing (and exclusive) prizes through our Patron Team Raffles, and you can even form groups with your friends to stretch for even higher rewards as a Team! For more information on Groups, check out our"How Do I Use Groups?"Page.
$5 - A big 'Thank You' to all of you backing CoS. We will give you a public Thank You on our website with your name as a Backer, and you will be able to use the in-game title of "Backer" to let everyone know you were here at pre-Alpha helping us along! You will receive an exclusive Backer icon image to use and let everyone know about CoS. We are going to deliver to you Citadel of Sorcery Desktop Wallpaper image. You will also receive a free entry into the Menagerie, which is a monster zoo you can go to in-game in the Citadel. The Menagerie holds monsters captured by players and delivered to the Menagerie for a reward. You can see and learn about monsters, and their strengths and weaknesses before you face them! You will also receive a Renew Potion at this backer level, which restores Vitality (used in combat).
$20 - Receive a key to an All Access Pass, good for 3 months or receive the initial release of the game as a Buy to Play player, (information on these options is available at the bottom of the rewards). CoS is a really big place, planet-size Reflected Worlds actually, and you will need good maps to get around. You will receive a free Tier 1 area map Upgrade to get you started in building up your map. You will also receive an Exclusive Patron's Magic Medallion Necklace. This is a magic item, and though we won't tell you what it does yet, we know you will love it. You will also receive a Centering Potion at this backer level, which restores Concentration (used in magic).
$35 - Upgrade your key to an All Access Pass for 6 months or receive the initial release of the game PLUS 1 expansion pack (when it comes out) as a Buy to Play player, (information on these options is available at the bottom of the rewards). When we are ready for launch, you will be given a Headstart Access Key, which gets you into the game before others who aren't "Backers.". Want a peak at the future? You will receive one free entry to the Fortune Teller in-game, and she tells true fortunes, giving you important clues to your current Quest. You will also receive in-game the fantastic Patron's Cloak with the Patron's emblem on it. Additionally you will get one valuable Gem which can be embedded into items to increase your Resistance. We will also wave the entry fees to the second League you join.
$50 - At this level you get to join the Patron Team! This means you can start to get inside information ahead of the rest of the world, and be considered part of the Patron Team helping to make this game. You will get the in-game Title of 'Patron'. You also receive an upgrade to an All Access Pass good for 9 months or receive the initial game release PLUS the first 2 expansion packs (when they come out) as a Buy to Play player, (information on these options is available at the bottom of the rewards). You will also receive a Beta Key to check out the action prior to release of the initial game. Get a Patron's Exclusive first look at the fun outtake reel from the making of the CoS crowd funding movie (was Phil's desk really set on fire, or is he just full of hot air?). Receive great in-game rewards; one Tier 1 Valuable weapon (start well-armed), one Good quality map Upgrade, one Get Out of Jail Free card (let's hope you never have to use this), one Glyph which adds power to any item you embed it in, and Magical Gloves. As part of the Patron Team, you will be able to read our special Patron's Forum, where you will get the news on the game first. Really exciting at this level is a Treasure Map, where 'X' marks the spot for a mystery treasure!
$100 - As part of the Patron Team, at this level you will be given access to discuss the newly released information in the Patron Forums, and give the Development Team your feedback. We will upgrade your key to an All Access Pass good for 1.5 years or you may receive the initial game release PLUS 5 expansion packs as a Buy to Play player, (information on these options is available at the bottom of the rewards). You will also receive an Alpha Key, getting you into the game even before it's done! Your Avatar's Name will be written on the Heroes Monument for the Patron Team in the game. Also in-game, receive one Great quality area map Upgrade, and a Patron's Exclusive Free Mount, plus an Armor Piece (metal, leather, or cloth, your choice). You will also get an Upgrade to a Premium Weapon, and you will receive a Locus Item for free by the first League you join. A really cool reward you receive is a Map to a 1st Age ruin and its secret dungeon, with the powerful artifacts it contains!
$250 - At this level you get another upgrade to your Patron Team access! All Patrons who reach this level will have access to a regular live Web Cast by the dev team, where they will go over inside information on the game unreleased to the public. This stuff is still a secret, and so please note that you will have to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in order to listen to these regular web casts which means you can't talk about it outside the Patron's Forums (unless special permission is granted), but you can kibitz with the other Patrons and Developers in the Patron Forums.
Upgrade to a Lifetime All Access Pass which is the same as receiving the game plus All expansion packs as a Buy to Play player, (information on these options is available at the bottom of the rewards). You also Upgrade to 2 Alpha Keys, and 2 Buddy Premium Beta Keys (getting you both into the first Beta).
If you are in a Guild, this level allows you reserve your Guild Name for the game. Get in early to make sure you reserve your Guild Name as this is first come, first served. To commemorate the creation of your guild as a Patron Team member, we also added a Patron's exclusive Guild Trophy you may place within your Guild.
Other in-game rewards at this level include: one Tier 1 area Excellent quality upgrade to your map, a Patron's Exclusive Outfit (this gets you into special events), and you get a Free, and exclusive Patron's Player House. This backing level also includes a Patron's Exclusive League Action (regular players will never get to go on this, you may only group with other Patron's for this awesome League Action!) In addition, you get an upgrade to your Patron's Mount, getting a Tier 2 mount in Tier 1!
Another very powerful in-game reward at this level is a Dual Locus Item, allowing you to do more kinds of Abilities without changing equipment (up to three Leagues at once, if you have a single Locus object in one hand, and a Dual in the other).
But one of the most exciting things about this level is that it gives you our MYSTERY STONE. What is a MYSTERY STONE you ask? Well it has a secret word on one side and a set of coordinates in the game world on the other side. This gives you access to a Secret Adventure only for those who have the stone. This special adventure was written by our Directory of Game Design, Phil Blood. But, there is more… that stone does some other things as well, but, it IS a mystery stone, so you'll have to uncover each of the other things it does!
$500 - Receive an Upgrade to 2 Lifetime All Access Passes and an Upgrade to 2 Premium Alpha Keys (these get you into the first Alpha test). You will also be able to chat with the Team at an exclusive online pre-Alpha Question and Answer session. Guilds that back at this level will receive Free Patron Team's Exclusive Guild Hall, , which means that at launch you will already be able to build your Guild Hall. In-game rewards are really fun at this level and include: a Patron's Exclusive emote/animation; Patron's Exclusive Tier 1 Magic Belt; Start the game with a working Free Player-Run Shop Building run by your NPC minions, and start making gold early! You will also receive Tier 1 Premium Footwear, and.....a 1 time use, Uber RECHARGE! Uber abilities are ridiculously powerful, but once cast, it will take a lot of adventuring before you could cast one again… but you can instantly recharge this one time! This is an awesome reward, and it will never be offered again once the game launches.
And most importantly! You will receive the Skeleton Key to Drim Tramora’s Secret Dungeon. Who is Drim Tramora? Well, that’s a secret, but you can get a hint if you read the Lore on our web site. This is a Skeleton Key, and without it, no one can unlock the entrance… and other things, within Drim’s Secret Dungeon. But this place caries more than just exotic treasure, it has secrets! Secrets you will want to know. Only Patron’s from this level (or higher) will ever have this Skeleton Key.
This is the really sweet level for Guilds. Our in-game GUILD BONUS PACK includes a Free Founder's Exclusive Guild Hall, which means that at launch you will already be able to build your Guild Hall, but what makes this really amazing is picking your location. These special Guild Locations will be in fantastic places and only available for GUILD BONUS PACK backers. Your Guild will also receive a Battle Standard which will give guild members a bonus in combat when they are near it.
$1000 - You have now achieved the highest level Patron Team access to top secret development information! You get to attend regular Patron Team Development meetings with the Dev. Team. At these meetings we will discuss the most recent developments to the game, you’ll hear what we've been up to, and what we're planning next! And, you can ask questions right then. This will include VERY secret information, and again, the NDA you signed at an earlier level will apply. You may not even discuss this in the Patron Forums. This is complete insider information, and really brings home the fact that Patron Team members ARE part of those making this game.
We will also upgrade you to a total of 4 Lifetime All Access Passes, 4 Premium Alpha Keys and 4 Premium Beta Keys. Another cool reward is that you will be able to Name a River, Lake or Mountain, and we will give you coordinates to go there after launch (approval of the name is required). In-game you will receive a Tier 1 map complete Territory Upgrade to Great quality, and a Tier 1 Premium Headgear. You will receive a Full Set of Potions which are very powerful (some of them are not even available on Tier 1).
This is the really sweet level for Guilds. Our in-game GUILD BONUS PACK includes a Free Patron's Exclusive Upgraded Guild Hall, but what makes this really amazing is picking your location. These special Guild Locations will be in fantastic places and only available for GUILD BONUS PACK Patron Team members. Your Guild will also receive a Battle Standard which will give guild members a bonus in combat when they are near it.
Another very powerful in-game reward at this level is an upgrade to a Tri-Locus Item, allowing you to do more kinds of Abilities without changing equipment (up to four Leagues at once, if you have a single Locus object in one hand, and a Tri-Locus in the other).
And… we will give ALL previous and current level wearable in-game items TIMES 4, so that all of the people getting Lifetime passes at this level get all the cool items to wear!
Ready to use all that equipment? Well, we have a Quest for you, an exclusive Patron’s Quest, only available to Patrons at this level (though you may invite any other Patron [from any Patron level] into your group. The MUST have the Patron Title though.
A tradition at CoS for the team has been our reward of an In-game Holiday Party. We always have a great time and at this reward level you will be INVITED to the Party! We always have some new secret activities that you will be able to play in-game with the rest of the team. This is really fun! It also means you will play something in the game BEFORE Alpha!
$2500 - Upgrade to a total of 10 Lifetime All Access Passes, 10 Premium Alpha Keys and 10 Premium Beta Keys, which gives you and your friends or guild members lots of great access leading up to launch. You will have Naming rights to an important NPC - you pick the race, attributes, and back story for your NPC (approval of details is necessary).
In-game you will receive: a Patron’s exclusive Guild Fountain, with healing properties! Your Tier 1 Territory map will be Upgraded to Excellent quality; you will receive a Gift Bag of Tier 1 Premium Charms, Talismans, Gems and Glyphs! These can be used in crafting your Weapons and Armor. You will also get an exclusive Patron's only hovering mount, and a Full Set of High Potential armor. You will also receive a map to your Ancient Shield! This is the shield you owned before you were lost in the Dark Halls, and will be powerful.
As another bonus we will give ALL previous and current level wearable in-game items TIMES 10, so that all of the people getting Lifetime passes at this level get all the cool items to wear!
You will be given a Virtual Tour of the Citadel by a member of the Development team!
$5000 - A total of 20 Lifetime All Access Premium Passes (These also include 20 keys to Premium Alpha and Premium Beta.), and you get 5 Keys for Lifetime All Access Passes to all Reflected World Sequel Games! That's right, plans have already been made for sequels and you will have Lifetime All Access Passes to them! You will also receive 20 Alpha First Keys. These will be the first keys given out to participate in a very early Alpha.
You will be able to work with one of our writers and create your own League Action, which will be included in the Game.
You will receive Pre-Alpha special event access for you and a friend! Naming Rights at this level will allow you to name an entire Territory in the game, and you will receive the coordinates. This is a First Come, First Served reward and is subject to approval.
In-game you will be given a Premium Upgrade to your Tier 1 'Territory' map; a Full Set of High Potential Tier 1 armor; an Exclusive statue of your character for your Guild Hall, a Mount Resurrection Sybol (you may resurrect your dead mount once for each mount. You will also receive a full set of Tier 1 Monogrammed Armor (this is very powerful in Tier 1). A map to your Ancient Stash! This is for equipment your character owned before being lost in the Darkhalls, and will all be crazy powerful for use in higher Tiers.
Your very own SECRET HIDEAWAY, and since this is a full-size planet, you will also receive a special teleport portal that takes you directly to your new secret lair! This will never be offered again after game launch.
You are INVITED to LUNCH at our offices in Southern California, where there (or by phone or Skype) you will receive a personal Q&A session with our Director of Game Design, Phil Blood. You will also be given an exclusive Pre-Alpha tour of the game, and you can bring 1 guest with you. However, you must provide your own transportation to the office.
$10,000 - A total of 40 Premium Lifetime All Access Passes to CoS (includes 40 Premium Alpha and Beta keys) and 20 Lifetime All Access Passes to all Reflected World Sequel Games, AND 40 Alpha "First" Access Keys.
Maximize your fun! You get all the in-game personal character rewards for EACH of your 40 Lifetime All Access Passes, and all 40 names will also be engraved on your own Monument at the Heroes Wall in-game. You will be able to play test the League Action you worked on from the $5000.00 reward tier with 4 CoS team members and up to 3 of your friends. We know you'll have a great time!
In-game you will also receive: a Patron's exclusive Great Hall table, chairs, and lighting; Upgrade to 2 Premium quality Tier 1 'Territory' maps; one very High Potential Weapon of your choice with a Gift Bag of Premium Tier 2 Charms, Talismans, Gems and Glyphs...in Tier 1 (never offered again after game launch).
All forty Lifetime pass holders from the level will get the In-game rank of Fallen Hero 'Captain' rank. This will NEVER be offered again once the game launches. This title makes you a captain rank of the Fallen Heroes (all players are Fallen Heroes). As a captain you will have special powers within the game that NO other player will ever have. Simply put, when you are the Leader of a group, your physical presence will reduce all Grim penalties of your companions by 10%, as long as they are close enough to their ‘captain’. People will line up to be in your group. While you are alone, you also take 10% less Grim damage. You don’t know what that is yet, but we can’t begin to tell you how important this will be in the game! This is awesome!
Drum roll please... You will receive a Floating Island in the game, with your own castle. You may use this castle in several ways: as the coolest Guild ever, as your personal home, or as a Garrison, with you as commander. If you allow it, players may lease land around your castle and construct a village or town. No other floating island castles will ever be offered once the game launches.
An Invitation to our LAUNCH PARTY for you and one guest, and you will have GUEST OF HONOR status. You and your guest will also be included in our company trip to Disneyland, California. You provide transportation to our office and we will provide hotel accommodations and tickets to Disneyland. Spend time with the team, get to know us, and ask all those questions you may have!
Upgrades - This means we've upgraded a reward you were given at previous Reward levels, and although upgrades are always a good thing, you do not receive an additional reward.
In-Game - All in-game items are available at full Launch of the game.
Totals - We give you a total of a particular Reward including all the same Rewards type given previously and including the additional number given at that level.
Groups - You can join with a group of players to try to strive for higher reward levels. To find out more, visit our "How Do I Use Groups" page. Think you have what it takes to lead a group to reach the $10,000.00 reward level?
We decided that the community was too split to offer just one method of payment, so we decided to offer ALL three major methods. Here is the short version of the details of this:
B2P (like Guild Wars)
P2P (like WoW)
F2P (like LOTRO)
A player may choose to pay any way they want, and even change between them at times.
B2P pays no monthly, but must pay for expansions.
P2P pays monthly, but does not pay for expansions.
F2P has no monthly, but must either earn or buy credits to get certain items and areas. Earning them is possible, but very slow, most players will buy some credits and spend them on what they want.
B2P and P2P players may go to any server at will (even F2P servers), but F2P players may only go on F2P servers. While on a F2P server, B2P and P2P players will still have access to everything without need of credits, but this way they can play with their F2P friends.