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Donating to the server and custom maps.

What do you want to do with custom maps?

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1 Donating to the server and custom maps. on Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:09 pm

At this time, we are going to need donations to get what everyone on the server wants. Currently it costs $30 a month to run the server. On top of that, if we want custom maps we will need to buy our own web host for all of the custom map files. A decent host costs around $5 a month. Basically between running the server, having a web host, and having all of the other little things you want such as replays, we will need about $40 a month.

There are some options for custom maps to make it cheaper, such as downloading and installing the maps manually (its really not that hard.) Or just not having custom maps at all. Above there will be a poll just for the custom maps.

We are asking everyone who is a part of y2fn to please send in donations if you can. Donations can either be money sent through paypal, OR items given to us in tf2 which will later be sold for money for the server. We will keep track of all donations and later implement some donation status perks. The perks that will be a possibility are, end of round immunity, end of round team killing (This will not effect stats), and possibly some end of round glowing or flashing effect. Donator status most likely will be obtained by donating $5 or tf2 items that are worth $5.

All you have to do to donate is tell one of the admins what you are donating and we will tell you where to donate.
List of admins:
The Sexy Pyro http://steamcommunity.com/id/TheSexyPyro
Ru-box http://steamcommunity.com/id/myerk
AC/DC http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198010800416/
Cudi http://steamcommunity.com/id/ThatCudiKid/
Flumtop http://steamcommunity.com/id/flumtop/
BlueDragon http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198022765936/

This will ensure we know who is donating what.

Thanks for all of the support everyone has provided, all of us at y2fn greatly appreciate it.





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2 Re: Donating to the server and custom maps. on Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:10 pm

Would it be possible(or feasible)to put a Ad on Server announcements(Not sure on actual name)to help generate the cash that would be needed for the server?

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3 Re: Donating to the server and custom maps. on Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Connor0822 wrote:Would it be possible(or feasible)to put a Ad on Server announcements(Not sure on actual name)to help generate the cash that would be needed for the server?
From what I know, these forums are hosted by a free site and they advertise on their own. We get no revenue from the ad's on this site.

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4 Re: Donating to the server and custom maps. on Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:07 am

I wouldn't be able to download every month but certainly once in a while $5 isn't bad.

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5 Re: Donating to the server and custom maps. on Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:49 am

I was actually talking about the server itself not the forums.

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6 Re: Donating to the server and custom maps. on Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:17 am

I think the choice between having not having custom maps, and having people download them on their own time is a choice made by looking at the server's target player demographic. If we are looking for a smaller base of dedicated players who will stick byt Y2FN in most situations, then just having us download them would be fine. If you want to get a bigger player base then I'd suggest paying the extra $5 a month is the best idea, because random players coming to random servers will not go to our forums just to download custom maps. And what if a first timer comes to our server while we're on a custom map and decides not to download and to just try another server. We wouldn't be able to tell them to go to the forums because they haven't made it to the server yet. I don't think $5 a month seems like that much, but I am in no place to talk about money. I am 14 and I have no income at all. I buy games with money I've gotten from gifts, bets, and walking a friends dog rarely. I wish I could donate, but since I cannot I will not complain if I have to download the maps manually.

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7 Re: Donating to the server and custom maps. on Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:45 am

I'd like to see it done. Basically gotta agree with ninto, having fast downloads would open us up to outside players more.

However, to get it, we need people to donate. We should put a donate link in the MOTD if we can. And in order to made donating more streamlined, we can do something like set up a ChipIn account. I'll talk to Nurse about setting one up, and getting someone to work on the MOTD.

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