Actually it was KF who encouraged Brandon to start a Patreon. I remember he was on gamescast shortly after GT shut down and Tim Gettys really advocated for the GT crew look in to Patreon. It made sense since both KF and EZA have a dedicated core audience. Brandon seemed highly impressed with what KF achieved with their audience and growth and I'm sure they gave him useful advice to start a Patreon.
It's amazing that EZA has maintained a steady Patreon in their first year. I can't wait for an even more amazing year 2 and hope they get to $50k soon and finally get a studio!