Help Us Run Hollowworld: Community Donations Edition
Hello! You might have wondered here from the main page. Currently, we have reached our Community Donation Goals to get passed the August and September monthly costs to run this server. The following is the thread's introduction with details on some add-on costs and license costs for the forums.
We earned $345 that helped us pay for
-a forum license of xenforo (This helps us with bugs, and keeps us up to date with xenforo, etc)
-a Minesync add-on (This links your server rank to display as your forum rank)
-and funding for August and part of September for monthly server costs.
Thank you to all!
As you may know, it can be expensive to pay for and host this community we all call home. HollowWorld has been around for many years, and we would like it to be around for many more. Staff is happy to volunteer their time to keep everything within the community moving, however, the server costs money to operate. We recently underwent a migration to new hardware to reduce costs, however, the server will still cost $95 per month, before any incidental costs such as yearly licensing renewals.
In order to keep HollowWorld sustainable and operating, we are reaching out to the community in an open and transparent way. Whenever the server is short funds for a month, the server owner must pay these funds, which becomes expensive over time. We as a community must become more sustainable financially.
We understand some people cannot donate and contribute in other still meaningful ways, and we appreciate that. But if you can afford to help keep HollowWorld running, it would be incredibly helpful to us as a community.
Before Migration up to July 2019: Monthly Server Cost is $140 per month.
Migration after August 2019: Monthly Server Cost is $100 per month (required). ($85 for Hardware. $15 for email host costs)
Xenforo License $165 (required)
85 / 85
If we reach $85, we'll have paid for the cost of our server migration that happened this end of July. This migration has helped us run the forums and server at a lower yearly cost. And has helped us prepare for 1.14. August's payment will continue to be accumulated via Buycraft and does not count toward this counter.
245 / 245
If we reach $245, we'll be able to pay for a year's xenforo license which costs an addition $165.
If we reach the Main Community Goals, we'll celebrate with:
+Limited Availability of the [Evil] and [Good] ranks for month of September 2019. Make sure you have 1 HW donation credit in your inventory and are rank [Legend] or up.
+ MCMMO x2 Experience gains through skills in the first week of September 2019. September 1-7.
[Reached] Extra Benefits:
345 / 345
August's Cost. The Donation Bar on the front page accumulates the current balance gained before this post.
If we reach the Extra Community Benefit Goals, we'll celebrate with:
+Addition of Limited Special Titles specific to Universal Holidays. Make sure you have 1 HW donation credit in your inventory & be Legend Rank:
+ MCMMO x2 Experience gains for a week on the first stable week after a 1.14 update. (This is on the basis that the first week after 1.14 will be for any bugs or issues. We will have a new sorrows and nether at that time.)
If you have any questions- ask below!
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