Hey folks, we here at The Official Podcast like to be as transparent and honest about our donations as possible. As such, we have a brief announcement regarding some small changes and additions to the current tier rewards.
First of all, the greatest challenge we face being four international man friends (a group working with three, sometimes four vastly different time zones), is time management and scheduling. When we originally created the $100 tier rewards, we thought it would be simple to schdule a 30 minute meeting with each donor once a month. Unfortunately, due to the unforeseen tight scheduling contraints of making the podcast, as well as accounting for our large time differences and availability of our fans, this became nearly impossible to make good on.
To fix this, we now specify the $100 tier to state that these are group based meetings including us and a few other patrons (a maximum of five). However, to the current patrons who have already had their payments processed in the $100 tier as of this announcement, for the sake of fairness, you may request your first hangout to be just with yourself and the four of us.
To also bolster the power behind the $100 tier, we will also be adding a "Hall of Fame" page to our website. Any contributors who remain within the $100 tier for 3 straight months will have your name, a photo and quote of their choice (within reason, both are option) forever emblazoned there, as a commemoration of their generosity, and a permanent thank you from the four of us. (The Cheetah Surprise donor will additionally be sent a lovely Hallmark thank you card.) Think of it as an Official Podcast Yearbook, but not as awkward... okay probably a little bit awkward.
Finally, we always aim to improve every aspect of this podcast that we can. Based on viewer feedback, we are adding three additional donation tiers. You can now make contributions of $5, $25, or $50 a month, with a detailed list of benefits in the donation tier side panel.
Thank you again from everyone on the Official Podcast, we'll one day soon turn Christmas Island into a sprawling utopia.