Perverteer January 21, 2021 Patreon to Change Monthly Billing of Patrons

Patreon to Change Monthly Billing of Patrons

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Patreon, the platform used by many adult game developers, has announced changes to the way they’ll be billing patrons in a blog post detailing some of the company’s planned roll-outs for 2021. The changes will have an impact on creators who have the charge up front feature enabled.

Currently, users will get charged the minute they sign up as a patron and will be billed on the 1st of every month. Some patrons are confused by this behavior and feel they get doubly charged, leading to fewer sign-ups towards the end of a month and increased cancellations at the beginning of a new month. To combat this, Patreon will introduce anniversary billing, where the monthly renewal date will be the same date a patron joined, somewhere during 2021.

According to Patreon, anniversary billing results in fewer cancellations and more sign-ups. The change is subject to a pilot test and the company is also still gathering community feedback, but Patreon is confident it will be able to implement the new changes in the upcoming year.

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I create adult visual novels, with the help of a couple of awesome volunteers who test and proofread my work. My projects include Sisterly Lust (completed) and Tales From The Unending Void (in development). Both are available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

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Robert Morin
Robert Morin(@wedgebob)
10 months ago

Well, it certainly will make Patreon much more competitive with OnlyFans for sure, since that’s been their way of doing business for the longest time.

senryu-sensei
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senryu-sensei(@senryu-sensei)
10 months ago

This will screw up SoOoOoOo much creators…
I’ll share my thoughts about this:

  • From the supporter’s perspective, if I were to support multiple creators / devs, I’ll surely prefer to calculate my budget efficently, withing a single date, and not to get multiple billing accross the month, depending on when I decided to support a particular creator.
  • a LOT of creators / devs (especially artists) now deliver After the recurring billing cycle, son it’s usually around the 10th of the month, and send out rewards in bulk to all processed patrons. with the “anniversary billing” this system will be totally screwed, making it very difficult to track down every single bill…

And these are just the first two major issues I thought about;
there is actually an official thread HERE where people are expressing their concern about this issue, this new “feature”, and for what I can see, most people seem to be against the idea.

Last edited 10 months ago by senryu-sensei