Jump to content
Shenna

Financial Report: Hardware Costs

Recommended Posts

fin-report.jpg

 

Greetings!

 

Many of you have been asking questions about how we are funding the servers. During the stress test, all costs were handled by the staff. However, as launch is approaching, we turn to you for aid.

 

Until now, we have had a hidden donation link where individuals could donate anonymously if they so wished. However, now we must ask for your help in maintaining the servers. We will always remain free to play, and never offer any sort of donation rewards. But as the project has grown astronomically with the merging of the Nostalrius project, this request has become a regrettable necessity.

 

We are currently paying over 900 euros a month (620 from servers, plus additional fees for repositories, certificates, security features, etc), and this number will increase to over 1200 euros monthly with the release of the fresh server. We are all volunteers in this project. We have and will continue to contribute our own personal funds towards the hosting, but please understand that we cannot do it alone. We simply do not have the capability of doing so. We would also like to remind you that none of the funds contributed will ever go to an individual. Every cent will go directly to game server or web server upkeep.

 

If you wish to help us, you have two options.

 

Option one:

The hosting company we are using allows for anyone to directly pay for server hosting. This way, you are able to renew the server. However, if you use this option, you must pay for the entire month, and not just a portion of it.

 

Option two:

If you wish to donate a smaller amount of your choosing, you may contribute to our Web Server Hosting.

 

How to donate:

Simply go to the control panel on our website, log in, and follow the links and instructions.

 

In this time of need, we want to thank you all for your support and generosity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What kind of certificates are you paying for as SSL (TLS) can be done for free these days. (LetsEncrypt)

Edited by Athena

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shenna, are we able to do a group donation, like if a guild wanted to donate to the server vs an individual is there a way for that, or would we just group the money together and do a single donation in the guilds name etc.

 

Also, you're welcome. :)

Edited by Slayde

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

If you wish to help us, you have two options.
 

Option one:

The hosting company we are using allows for anyone to directly pay for server hosting. This way, you are able to renew the server. However, if you use this option, you must pay for the entire month, and not just a portion of it.

 

Option two:

If you wish to donate a smaller amount of your choosing, you may contribute to our Web Server Hosting.

 

How to donate:

Simply go to the control panel on our website, log in, and follow the links and instructions.

 

In this time of need, we want to thank you all for your support and generosity.

Are you just blind Slayde ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Somewhat.

 

I actually confused Realmplayers donations with Nostalrius donations, where guilds would donate and it said who did and all that. So I was just asking the question when I was thinking Nost had shown what guilds donated etc.

 

Not that donating is a bragging thing, more so that shows what guilds are more serious about the server and the progression and all that.

 

My mistake.

Edited by Slayde

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What kind of certificates are you paying for as SSL (TLS) can be done for free these days. (LetsEncrypt)

 

They bought a wildcard certificate which covers all of their sub domains as well. Let's Encrypt only does one domain at a time for 90 days at a time, so the wildcard certificate is well worth the price even though it's pricey.

 

Will there be an option to do a recurring donation? I'd like to donate on a monthly basis, or something like that. :wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let's Encrypt only does one domain at a time for 90 days at a time.

 

Minus the fact that there are 100s of blogs to make this a cronjob, even for multiple domain scenarios (and similar solutions), to fix that problem with less than 5 minutes of effort...

 

Even nginx their own websites has a blog post.

Edited by Athena

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

+1 for the merch Idea, I'd buy.

 

Aye same. Even if it was something simple like a few dollars for a sticker I could slap on a water bottle, it would be a good incentive to inspire a trickle of people donating to purchase mugs or shirts or stickers or a mouse pad etc. But for now I'm glad to pitch in a few dollars to show good will to the project, and more in the future once things are running.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shut-up-and-take-my-money1.jpg

 

In all seriousness though, for doing this i'll give a chunk donation now, a long with a little bit every month to help out! Thank you for doing this for us!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So we have 10k population for start. Everyone is donate minimum 1 euro? it's jut cup of coffee, guys and GG WP :)

I plan to donate every month 2 euro. I know it's not so much, but all will do it - success.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×