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The Neos Patreon page, showing some of the available tiers

Neos has a Patreon page which allows you to subscribe and pay a monthly amount to Neos. This money goes straight to Neos to help it develop and grow. In return you receive a variety of features and benefits to enhance your experience and features on Neos. The features available vary depending on the tier at which you subscribe.

Tiers

Neos has a variety of tiers on Patreon with a variety of features available. We recommend reading the Patreon website for a full list. An old, on-wiki list can also be found on our Patreon/Tiers page.

Features

Patreon Only Content

Tiers with the Patreon Only Content perk will be given access to the Patreon public folder, which contains unique objects and worlds meant to be used only by Patreons. You will also be given access to additional content on the Neos Patreon

Storage

All tiers have a Storage perk.

By default, all registered Neos accounts are given 1 GB of storage space, however Patreon accounts receive an additional allotment of storage, based on the tier they have selected at the beginning of the month.

Neos account storage is used for all objects, worlds, messages, etc. that are saved to your Inventory

Neos Credits

Tiers with the Neos Credits perk will receive an allotment of Neos Credits per month, based on their current Patreon tier, which can be used in-game.

More detailed information on NCR can be found on the Neos Credits page.

NCR Amount

The amount of NCR given out to patrons differs by tier. However, it is usually equivalent to roughly represent approximately 50 – 70% of the tier's subscription price.

For example if you are paying $50/month then you can expect to be given 25$/month worth of NCR a month due to your Patreon tier.

NCR Amount Halving

Due to the price of NCR changing gradually, the amount of NCR given out, will periodically have to be halved to keep it inline with the $ value of the currency. This is needed such that the dollar value of the NCR given remains at 50-70% of your Patreon subscription cost. If the amount given is not adjusted, then the NCR dollar value gets to a point where it exceeds the total value of the subscription.

These halving's are roughly planned out but have been delayed in the past as a gesture of good will to patrons.

When halving occurs you will receive a Patreon message from Neos to your Patreon inbox regarding the halving occurring. This will always occur before ANY affected billing cycles so that you have an opportunity to adjust your tier selection if you'd like to. We'll also ping the Neos Discord with this information.

For reference only here are the NCR Batch numbers at which they will occur.

Batch Number Reduction Amount Approximate Date of Reduction/Batch Date Notes
105(delayed from batch 80) 50% September 14th 2021 This halving was delayed multiple times, till batch 105 as a good will gesture to patrons
139 50% TODO We're double checking this one, it might not have occured!
192 50% November 17th 2021 These occurred on the same day, due to the speed of the NCR ICO
248 50% November 17th 2021 These occurred on the same day, due to the speed of the NCR ICO.
304ish 50% November 23rd 2021 This occurred in the same month as the previous ones due to the speed of the ICO.
361 50% This is Estimated as it has not been announced yet.
412 50% This is Estimated as it has not been announced yet.
571 50% This is Estimated as it has not been announced yet.

More halving will occur as the dollar value of the NCR you get given changes to make it >50-70% of the monthly pledge. You can see these above as Estimated. We will update this table based on future announcements.

To further explain this information and the need for it, a spreadsheet which details the data here in additional detail. It shows the price of NCR compared to the amount of NCR you will receive and the percentage of the total tier price that this NCR amount represents.

A graph was also created which is shown below:

PatreonHalvingGraph.png

To further explain the needs for this we have a worked example which is based on the $250/month tier and using data from the Patreon page at the time: On the 16th November 2021, if you were paying $250/month and receiving the stated amount on that date(625 NCR) at the end of the month then it would be worth: $668.75‬. This is > then the price of the tier. So this is why the halving occurred at around this time(17th)

Opting out of NCR

If you wish to opt out of receiving NCR as part of your Patreon reward, then you can do this using the Neos Bot in game.

  • Send /ncrOptOut to the user "Neos" within Neos. This will opt you out.
    • If you opt out, any Patreon NCR rewards you would've gotten while opted in will be lost and never minted in the first place. It will also not be granted to you if you re-opt in. It never gets created.
    • Existing NCR is kept on your account and not affected.
  • You can also opt back in at a later date. Send /ncrOptIn to the user "Neos" within Neos.
    • Following an opt-in, the next NCR minting batch will include your account again giving you the NCR for your active pledge again.
    • NCR that would have been included while your account was opted out will not be given to you. It is never created.

Priority Support

In this example, the number highlighted in red would result in the following priority command: /priorityIssue 149

Tiers with the Priority Support perk are able to request that their bug reports or feature requests on the Neos GitHub be given prioritization.

The level of prioritization given to any request is based on a mix of factors, including:

  • The Patreon tier of the person (or people) making the priority request
  • The overall number of Patreons impacted by the issue
  • The Severity of the issue
  • How difficult it is to implement, or fix

To request a particular issue be prioritized, send a message to the Neos Bot account in-game, with the following command: /priorityIssue <issue number>, where <issue number> is the number displayed next to the title on the Github issue page, as shown in the example on the right. If successful, the Neos Bot account will respond with the title of the issue you selected

  • Presently, you are only allowed one priority issue at a time - If you wish to change your vote, simply send the /priorityIssue command again, with a different issue number.
  • If you wish to check on the number of votes on your issue, or to view other prioritized issues, they are available using the Stats API > Priority Issues - please note that it may take a while for new votes to appear on issues.

Custom Icon Badge

From Gunter and above, a Patron with this perk will be able to request that Shifty add a custom 2D badge to their account by DMing her through the Discord with their Neos account name, and a file meeting the requirements, which can be found in the Badges page. The Icon badge is added to the list of badges above your name, in addition to any existing badges.

More information on Custom Icon Badges can be found in the Badges article.

Custom 3D Badge

From Neuromancer and above, a Patron with this perk will be able to request that Shifty add a custom 2D badge to their account by DMing her through the Discord with their Neos account name, and by messaging her a Neos object meeting the requirements, which can be found in the Badges page. The 3D badge is added to the list of badges above your name, in addition to any existing badges such as the Custom Icon Badge, if applicable.

More information on Custom 3D Badges can be found in the Badges article.

Headless Server

Tiers with the Headless Client/Server perk are given access to the headless-client channel on Discord, which gives access to the beta key for downloading it via Steam.

The headless client/server allows users to run a separate instance of Neos for hosting worlds unattended.

For more information, see Headless_Client/Server

Android Builds

Tiers with the Android Build perk are given access to the android-testers channel on Discord, which gives access to the beta key for downloading it via Steam.

These builds are extremely experimental, and may not be suitable for normal usage. You will experience frequent crashing and low framerates

Linux Builds

Tiers with the Linux Build perk are given access to the linux-preview channel on Discord, which gives access to downloads for the linux native build.

Unity SDK

Tiers with the Unity SDK perk are given access to the unity-sdk channel on Discord, which gives access to downloads for the preview Unity SDK. The SDK is, at present, mainly used for converting worlds from unity to Neos, and should not be used to create new content, as it has many limitations.

Exit Message

From Neuromancer and above, a Patron with this perk will be able to request that Shifty add 1 custom exit message to Neos by DMing her through the Discord with their Neos account name, and desired quote.

Some higher tiers offer a higher number of exit messages.

These messages are shown at random when shutting down Neos.

The messages need to be fairly short (maximum 2-3 sentences) and appropriate for the general public, but other than that they can be generally anything. However Neos reserves the right to deny or remove any potentially controversial messages. Steam announcement introducing exit messages.

Groups

From Architect and above, a Patron with this perk will be able to request that Shifty add a custom group with 10 GB of storage by DMing her through the Discord with your Neos account name, and desired group name.

Each group can be allocated a custom amount of space, up to the total of shared space available for that tier.

Group memberships can be managed as a group admin by messaging the Neos bot with the Neos Bot Group Commands.

NFT Assets

Tiers with custom NFT Assets will receive custom unique 3D objects in Neos, tailored to their particular tier.

NFT Assets/Artifacts are not currently available. Neos does not support NFTs right now. See Environmental Impact and Sustainability for more information.

Commercial Usage

Tiers with Commercial Usage, can use Neos for commercial purposes identical to those given to you if you were to purchase a Neos Pro License. For questions relating to Commercial usage please contact [email protected].