Early access is a neat feature, I will be using it a lot. I assume this is a trial feature, and the intersection with other features is still being fully worked out/prioritized based on demand/etc.
One thing I notice is that the messaging isn’t quite correct. I have four tiers, and three of them get early access, but my posts report that they are seen early by patrons. (They’re seen early by some patrons.)
Secondly, as the poster, it would be really helpful to see what the schedule is. As it stands, I have to edit the post to see the schedule.
Thirdly, there’s a bug in the Patreon app (on Android)… the time field doesn’t seem to be editable. At least, my keyboard hides when I click on that field ,and I couldn’t figure out how to change it.
Fourth, a question. Here’s my scenario:
- I create a paid post.
- I make it visible to some Patron tiers, but not all of them.
- I choose Early Access
- I set the Early Access date to be two months from now.
At the next month end, many patrons will still not have access to the post. Do they get charged? If not, will they get charged in two months and change when they can finally see the post?