Some curiosity, in the donation tab on the forum it said "Currently raised ~10%". From which day did you start counting? Bad example, if you started counting from yesterday, it would be different than if you started counting 350 days ago...
Donation tab was added last year in nov or dec 2010.. It's based on yearly budget of our current servers.
450 just doesn't even cover our 3 months. Donation and no support was one of many reasons we had shut down BF2 and BC2 servers. I can show you many and many communities running membership based on donation and they are even there after 5-10 years. We have never ever thought about making membership donation based and would never like to do so but sometimes we ask to ourself, players will buy new rigs to play new games i.e. BC2, Black ops, etc. but then when time for donation comes they either say I am student, I don't have money etc. Around more then 50 players told me they will donate next month but well my friend that next month never comes.
Players will have money to buy new game worth of 50$ every year but they will have no money to donate 15$.
Some players think oh clan is now asking for donations. Then I ask to myself, they don't see admins provided servers to them for free for enjoyment for 2 years and helped them in there issues.
After Milli posted only 4-7 players donated and that comes to total of 90$. Hundreds of players visit our forums on regular basis. If at least each one would donate 15$, we could get 1000$ but again question is why to donate when every 2-3 years new admins start providing servers for free?
They will renew there WoW subscriptions, xbox live subscriptions, buy new games, build new rigs, etc but when time to donate comes they will be lost in space.
Since topic is posted, few people will come forward and donate and next month it would be as it is. 98% clan decides to close there servers/forums because of no funds after 2-3 years.http://www.gameserve...00_tickrate.php
32 CSS server - 50$ price ...that's just 100 tick rate.. check the prices for other ones.
Check the price of forums..that's just one time + renewal fees are different..http://www.invisionpower.com/products/
There goes forum hosting.http://www.invisionp...ect_package.php
Thank you very much for donations.