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Baked Goods and Endless Gratitudes

Posted by Kim on September 20, 2019, 9:25 am

bake-sale-thumb.pngDearest RPR community,

THANK YOU. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You've given me a shot at a dream I've had for a full decade. You've wildly exceeded every expectation I had, or dared even hope for.

The bake sale ended last night with a final total of $13,715.

Ever since the RPR opened its doors back in April of 2010, I have harbored a hope that it would one day be my full time job. That I could say no to programming other things for random companies and immerse myself in creating a world of RP for all of us every day.

With your response to the bake sale, not only can I complete the hundred days of intense programming to get RPR 2.0 into beta in 100 days (just 54 days to go on that counter!) - I should be able to continue working on the RPR almost exclusively until the first of the year. All of those features I've been saying "Yes, but probably not until after launch" to? There may now be time to get to many of them this year.

Thank you. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to everyone who directly supported the bake sale. Thank you to everyone who ran one of the DOZENS of bake-sale related contests that made this feel like such a joyous occasion rather than just a plea for cash. Thank you to everyone who has been cheering me on and posting encouraging gifs as I tackle the enormous project of rebuilding the RPR.

So what happens now?


I continue to program ceaselessly for the next 54 days in the hopes of reaching my ultra Audacious programming goal of releasing the 2.0 beta at the end of that timer.

Until then, I will continue posting sneak previews and updates on how progress is going in the Operation Audacious Phoenix group - join if you haven't yet!

Our backer rewards are currently being manufactured. I anticipate the most complex of them - the mission patches - will come off the loom and be delivered to me in mid November, at which point I can start shipping out packages. Please make sure that your shipping address, as well as preferences for what you want to receive, are all up to date!

Comments

Vanderhuge

September 25, 2019
4:14am

Huzzah and congratulations!

I haven't been able to donate so I really wish to extend my gratitude to those who did. You guy... thank you for being the muscle, the grit, the bone, and lifting up the weight of this whole place.

Severely looking forward to any changes to RPR. Maybe even in time for the holidays? New Year, new site mayhaps!

Claine

September 20, 2019
5:26pm

Congratulations! I am just so happy to see the community of RPR to come together and help fund this project! Onwards to the future of our site!

Somnom

September 20, 2019
12:51pm

Super amazing! So glad that the community pulled together and gave as much as they could towards the site rebuild. :D

Can't wait to see what all your hard work produces, Kim!

Cass

September 20, 2019
11:33am

This was such an incredible, collaborative community initiative and I am so thrilled to have seen it flourish. :)

Thank YOU everyone in the community for helping us achieve the goal together. Even those who did not contribute directly, financially, whichever it is - we know we have your support simply for being on this wonderful site. All of you make such a positive and huge impact.

Thank you! and WOOOO GO KIM! :D

BrandyCat

September 20, 2019
11:13am

I am so excited!

I am really impressed with how well our whole community has come together. I had no doubt we'd make the first goal, but almost 14k! Wow! That's pretty incredible if you ask me.

Keep it up, Kim! We're all behind you.

pockets

September 20, 2019
11:02am

Yasss you go Kim! So excited for the progress already made and what's to come ❤️

EnkeliAgon

September 20, 2019
10:35am

I love this Community! Best place on the internet! We are all privileged to be a part of this growing dream of yours, Kim! You're the best!

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Auberon

September 20, 2019
10:23am

I'm SO proud of the community, and of Kim for all the hard work you've been doing! I'm incredibly excited for this update, and I'm looking forward to bug hunting in beta. >:)

MercyInReach

September 20, 2019
10:20am

I'm so incredibly excited about the future progress. OAP has been such a wonderful life experience and the bake sale was just amazing! <3 I love this place.

JoJoApples

September 20, 2019
9:50am

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WE DID IT! We raised the monies!

Our community is beautiful and Kim, you are awesome for doing all this work and this is all so exciting!!!!!!! :D

staticnightmares

September 20, 2019
9:43am

You deserve it all Kim <3

Kruhee

September 20, 2019
9:36am

This is so wonderful, I truly love how the RPR community came together during this fundraiser. Everyone participated, it didn't matter if people couldn't afford to buy anything, if you could do just one thing, of if they could purchase a mountain. Everyone did what they could and be it financially or emotionally everyone chipped in to make this event a monumental success!
I'm so proud of everyone and so excited to see what's to come. Thank you Kim for all your hard work and thank you all for making the community something to be proud of.

Cherry_Red

September 20, 2019
9:33am

Super excited! Glad I got to help out even a little bit

LakotaSiouxWarrior

September 20, 2019
9:32am

Thank you Kim this whole community is behind you.

Sanne

September 20, 2019
9:29am

I can only say how deeply impressed I am by this community. We started with a goal of 5,000 that seemed huge, and not only did we blow past that in days, we darn near tripled it over the course of the fundraiser!! Like, WOW. Just wow!!

I'm SO excited to see RPR 2.0. I hope it'll be (and is) as much fun for you to make as it will be for us to use, Kim!!

North-Wood

September 20, 2019
9:26am

Sorry I was unable to buy anything. I'll make up for it when life lets me, I promise!