I backed the Silver tier. No regrets. Game is awesome, and the devs are really committed to making the best game they can. The kiwis are purely for aesthetic purposes only, but they're very nice to have around, because firstly, they sing for you in battle (it gets very depressing without their constant chirping when clearing dungeons), and secondly, it's just cool to have a pet kiwi run around with you in town when everybody else doesn't have one.
It's a free game, but I can tell you that even in closed beta, the quality of the game doesn't show it. It's that professionally made.
Also, the kiwis are actually freebies, in a way. Whatever you pay for the items (sans shipping) goes straight into your account as item shop credits. If you buy the beta access tier at $10, you get 100 credits. The beta access is just their way of thanking you. How cool is that!
Between TL2 and PoE, I actually prefer PoE slightly more. TL2 has crunchier, meatier combat, but PoE's skills system really blows the competition out of the water (well the competition that I have played, at least). You won't know it until you try it for yourself, seeing is believing, yadda yadda.
Post edited September 27, 2012 by lowyhong