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SPRING/SUMMER 2024 - Funding Drive + Invoices
« on: February 19, 2024, 01:51:10 pm »

It's spring time and once again the servers bills are now due. Nothing fancy this time around and there were no back charges or credits made. This is the normal price of the server going forward barring any form of price increases.

Planned Bills (for six months)

  • 2x $456.00 : These are rented baremetal servers that hold the Main Live server and the public PTS server. (as well as some web components)
  • $240.00 : This is the staff's internal PTS server (Beta). This server pretty much lets the staff make changes to the code and test internally before we push it to the public PTS. We tried to run two servers on one box by toggling which one you log in to but that caused issues when people consistently tried to log in on the PTS server outside of the test times. So this server was bought to accommodate a change.
  • $15.00 : This server will be retired. (it was originally planned for the self-hosted but it needed more room.
  • $30.00 : This is currently being used to host the web forums, wiki, main website and the beta ground for the new web page.
  • $120.00: This is the new Alpha shard, hosting the new game world for internal testing as to not disturb the PTS with our changes. Additionally, this server hosts all of the git repositories that we use to power the game.
  • Grand Total: $1302.00

How to Donate:
Currently PayPal is being used to collect donations via "PayPal Fundraisers". Additionally, a few people have reached out to donate via Wise (f/k/a TransferWise) and while that is possible, will need to be handled privately. If you are an international player and wish to donate in Euro or GBP, you can reach out to me (retched) via Discord and I'll provide details on how you can donate should you choose not to use PayPal.

FUNDING GOAL REACHED!! NO MORE DONATIONS!!

I also, cannot stress this enough:
!!!PLEASE DONATE ONLY IF YOU ARE FISCALLY ABLE TO!!!
Most times we always end up with a bit of overflow. If you miss the cut, do not stress it. We still enjoy you and thank you for your time that you spend playing on COH: Rebirth!

The bill is due on March 1, 2024. Any extra funds will be used to prepay the next six months in March 2024. Any questions, feel free to reach out on the Discord in DM or Forums in DM.

Please remember that donating does NOT grant any additional benefits or rewards in game and any donations received are final, not subject to a refund.

As always thank you for your consideration and donations!

- retched

« Last Edit: February 26, 2024, 03:06:59 pm by retched »

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Re: SPRING/SUMMER 2024 - Funding Drive + Invoices
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2024, 03:02:54 pm »
Funding Goal Nearly Reached!! Only $20 Short!!
Attention @Rebirth Players !

We are closing in on the deadline to keep the servers active for another six months. We're only $20 short from reaching the goal!

FUNDING GOAL REACHED!!!


« Last Edit: February 26, 2024, 03:07:18 pm by retched »

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Re: SPRING/SUMMER 2024 - Funding Drive + Invoices
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2024, 08:49:34 pm »
As noted on the Discord, at 3:05 PM EST on 2/26/2024, the players of City of Heroes Rebirth have successfully funded the Rebirth game and dev servers for the next six months. Posted below is the Proof of Payment for the bills. Again, thanks to all who contributed! Even if you weren't able to help fund the servers this time, thanks again for playing here on Rebirth.

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