Author Topic: Donation Philosophy  (Read 2852 times)

May 07, 2014, 11:28:26 PM

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Donation Philosophy

Donations help us improve the shard, content and hardware. It costs alot to maintain a top staff, connection, and advertise if there is no finacial support from the community.

Many players never donate and that's fine, you can still enjoy the shard and get all the items in-game with time and effort.  This is by no means a typical pay-to-play shard, we do invest the donations back in to the shard to improve the gameplay.

Many generous players donate because they recognize the shard as an amazing place to enjoy, just like going to a movie or out to dinner.  They find value in our time and what we do here on the shard for your entertainment.

Some players have a limited time to play so they choose the donation option as a way to skip the grind and get right into the action!  I made this option for people like me, who have a job, but limited time to play and don't mind spending a few dollars to support the shard and to not "waste" their time training for a few months to have fun. 

The non-donors should love this, more players, more action, stimulates the economy and more loot in game to plunder!  The donors make the shard FREE to play for everyone!

Donations are also important to create the in-game economy.  It makes a market between new players that have ED and Veteran players that don't.  The veteran players have a lot of gold/items and the new players have ED and desire gold/items, it makes the world go around!

We obviously love to get the large donations and give a lot of bonus items to entice players to do so, but every small donation dollar is appreciated and equally important.

The monthly donation subscriptions really help me budget the shard expenses and plan for future expansions.  You get double ED for any amount with this option as a thank you for supporting the shard.

Please give a big thanks to anyone you know that has donated and never give them grief.  They are a huge part of the success of UO Evolution!

Thank you to the Evo community for all the past donations and for improving "your" shard.  I appreciate all the support for this project and the game we all love!

Dante

May 08, 2014, 03:26:29 PM
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Offline Akashiel

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I have been playing in the server for a month and already set a monthly donation because the server its great and a lot of fun, all the gms including you (Dante) are really friendly and help everyone almost instantly. Im glad i decided to try the server.

Congrats to everybody and lets have fun! :)

May 12, 2014, 05:48:17 AM
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Cronus

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we need a 'thumbs up' button ha~!

December 12, 2014, 12:13:00 PM
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Online Evolution

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UOE Subscription Donations

This will be the new structure of the subscription donation program starting in January of 2015

The monthly donation subscriptions really help me budget the shard expenses and plan for future expansions. 

To entice players to pledge a monthly donation, I am giving double ED for any dollar amount with this option, as a thank you for supporting the shard.

I hope you all like the new system and sign up!

Thank you again for all of the support, enjoy your shard
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 02:38:59 PM by Evolution »

December 12, 2014, 12:21:34 PM
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Offline Cassie H

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I couldn't agree more - it costs money to run this shard. We have all spent a lot of money on games, so why not donate what you can to help maintain this great shard.

October 26, 2015, 06:12:58 PM
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Offline Reside

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I've only been here for just over a week and I already took advantage of the New Player Special (great deal btw). Also started a small monthly subscription to help out the devs. Great place... great people!


So... thumbs up it is!


-Reside  8)

May 05, 2017, 08:04:14 AM
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Offline Giafiordi

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I made many donation when I started to play 3 years ago during my first year of playing.
I preferred to made big donations and not to set a monthly donation, hope this is ok as well.
I want to thank all the people donated like me because my donations for sure, even if they were quite big, cannot be sufficient to support all the shard so thank you to all other donors.

See ya
Ganjalf