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odwill 04-17-2010 06:44 PM

New Donation Meter and Expenditures
 
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Greetings SWGEmu community! We are pleased to announce that our new donation meter is now operational. In the past, the meter would not properly reflect the accurate amount of donations because it calculated all donations as US Dollars. As such, it appeared we were far surpassing our monthly donation goals which was not always the case. The new meter accurately depicts actual donations.


So where do these donations go?

Currently we have $722.90 USD in our SWGEmu expense account, of which we have paid $300.00 of our $500.00 monthly expenses. Any extra money left over after the bills are paid is then put towards upgrading our equipment, software and/or services to provide you all with the best experience possible.

Example: In the last 6 months we have upgraded to a 100Mbit dedicated connection and upgraded to a SSD hard drive on the TC:Nova server.
Upgrades like this are only possible because of having some money left over each month. So a huge Thank You!! to our community members that continue to support the project. We will continue to upgrade our services whenever possible if we have a surplus of funds.

Vlada 04-17-2010 06:56 PM

I wish i could donate. :(

But hug THANK YOU to everyone who can and who does donate.

And thanks to SWGEmu team for making all this possible.

Lubbe 04-17-2010 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlada (Post 580027)
I wish i could donate. :(

But hug THANK YOU to everyone who can and who does donate.

And thanks to SWGEmu team for making all this possible.

Why can't you donate?

Vlada 04-17-2010 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lubbe (Post 580042)
Why can't you donate?

PayPal or any other form of online trade or banking doesn't work in my retarded country. We cant be trusted because our banks suck, our law is piece of crap and our government is corrupted. :(

Raghy 04-17-2010 07:34 PM

thanks for an update, so we know you are still alive

Tothix 04-17-2010 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlada (Post 580045)
PayPal or any other form of online trade or banking doesn't work in my retarded country. We cant be trusted because our banks suck, our law is piece of crap and our government is corrupted. :(

What country do you live in?

SinisterCowboy 04-17-2010 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tothix (Post 580075)
What country do you live in?

Uhhh The US? LOL

Lobreeze 04-18-2010 01:19 AM

zing

headshark 04-18-2010 07:31 AM

Thank You 2 The Team And All Who Donate I Think Every One Forgest Just Cos You Dont Donate Money Does Not Mean You Havent Help'ed If You Know Any Bug Or Glitch Etc And Reported Then You Have Help The Team Work Apon Removal Or Fix,
If You Help'ed A Player With Somthing In Game That They Need A Gm To Help Then You Saved The Team Time And Helped Them Out..

So Thank You To The Team The Community And Keep Helping Any Way You Can.

This Is Minishark Radio Out
-Pre Cu / Nge
-Oasis / Haf
Remember The Old Days.

Solus Bellator 04-18-2010 08:43 AM

I'm new on the EMU Vlada, but I would think it's pretty safe to say you've helped in other ways. Anybody that reads these forums knows this.

jat5560 04-18-2010 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlada (Post 580045)
PayPal or any other form of online trade or banking doesn't work in my retarded country. We cant be trusted because our banks suck, our law is piece of crap and our government is corrupted. :(

Sounds just like the usa

Johnwilliamson062 04-18-2010 11:17 AM

I have been following this project for years. Within a few months of its start. Every once in a while I look it up and see how it is going, maybe log-in and donate a little money.
I was VERY worried about the project this last time I noticed there were almost no recent updates. I thought the project had died and the server was just left up and running. Happy to see that is no the case. Although it may seem like a waste of time, updating the community is very important.

The game is very playable at this point. Beyond the initial release by SOE.
I think it is in desperate need of some player towns to get back the SWEG feel. I think I will be on the serer somewhat regularly at this point.

I set up a $5 recurring monthly donation through paypal. I think anyone interested in this project should do likewise(recurring donation). It allows for easier budgeting and a sense of financial security for the devs.

BlazeHoliday 04-18-2010 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlada (Post 580045)
PayPal or any other form of online trade or banking doesn't work in my retarded country. We cant be trusted because our banks suck, our law is piece of crap and our government is corrupted. :(

Sounds like your from america! lol jk/jk... don't want my patriot neighbors to water board me.

But thx for the work on the website!

Jahnee Ventoor 04-20-2010 06:15 PM

Hi
I've been playing on this test server for 6mos or so. I put in several years on the original Flurry server and worked hard towards earning my characters' jedi creds. It was an absolute thrill to play the pre CU version of this game. I found it quite mature compared to any game that had come along till then.
When they went and nerfed the entire game and ruined it, I was just frustrated ,trying to play the CU and then the NGE and quit in disgust. I know there are many like me who have found their way to this server, and many first timers.
I will happily donate my cash to this and any other SWGemu group, but I am having a hard time finding any news of any upcoming additions to the game. The server is a LOT more stable than in the past and the vehicles have been a nice addition, but several months back you wrote that there would be NO Additions and that a REAL server would be up "soon".
Wha Hoppened??

Raithe 04-20-2010 09:54 PM

Thank you for the update although I'm not overly sure why you guys feel you need to justify things. Isn't it kind of a given that it's going to the project and not to buy Ultyma or Ramsey a new car or something? lol. Granted, everything posted is kosher and is exactly what the donations should be going to, it's a good system, extra at the end of the month rolls over and helps with the next month.

I was already completely thrilled the forums were back up, a new post from the staff was the cherry on top. :)

russ6754 04-20-2010 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlazeHoliday (Post 580534)
Sounds like your from america! lol jk/jk... don't want my patriot neighbors to water board me.

But thx for the work on the website!

You realize you're the third person to post this, was only funny the first time.

Aphrodisiac-Tempest 04-21-2010 08:33 AM

I think this whole project is a nice victory for open source development and the creative spirit among consumers. In the reign of the very closed iPhone and iPad, it's nice to see a bunch of creative, hardworking, dedicated every day people go toe to toe with and electronics giant and come out on top..

Bulbous 04-21-2010 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by russ6754 (Post 582812)
You realize you're the third person to post this, was only funny the first time.

It was only funny the first time. The other two times it just made me depressed.

Izure 04-21-2010 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlada (Post 580027)
I wish i could donate. :(

But hug THANK YOU to everyone who can and who does donate.

And thanks to SWGEmu team for making all this possible.

I will donate as well, once other people stop :), and I get enough money. Have not played that much, just lvl'ed up a toon and kind of stopped, miss the other gameplay features, and the feeling of progression(knowing your on a beta server doesnt help :))

Bulbous 04-21-2010 10:10 AM

Can Internet Explorer users please test the donate button and confirm that it works or does not work?

Like the other forum controls, (i.e. Edit), the donate button does not work for me.

neomancipator 04-21-2010 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odwill (Post 580014)
http://www.swgemu.com/forums/awcodin...ntImage3_1.png

Greetings SWGEmu community! We are pleased to announce that our new donation meter is now operational. In the past, the meter would not properly reflect the accurate amount of donations because it calculated all donations as US Dollars. As such, it appeared we were far surpassing our monthly donation goals which was not always the case. The new meter accurately depicts actual donations.


So where do these donations go?

Currently we have $722.90 USD in our SWGEmu expense account, of which we have paid $300.00 of our $500.00 monthly expenses. Any extra money left over after the bills are paid is then put towards upgrading our equipment, software and/or services to provide you all with the best experience possible.

Example: In the last 6 months we have upgraded to a 100Mbit dedicated connection and upgraded to a SSD hard drive on the TC:Nova server.
Upgrades like this are only possible because of having some money left over each month. So a huge Thank You!! to our community members that continue to support the project. We will continue to upgrade our services whenever possible if we have a surplus of funds.

And this is why I keep donating even after it reaches the 100% mark :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bulbous (Post 583189)
Can Internet Explorer users please test the donate button and confirm that it works or does not work?

Like the other forum controls, (i.e. Edit), the donate button does not work for me.

The donate button works fine in IE. I've used it in both IE and Firefox.

Joshino 04-21-2010 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tothix (Post 580075)
What country do you live in?

serbia.

Bulbous 04-21-2010 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neomancipator (Post 583217)
The donate button works fine in IE. I've used it in both IE and Firefox.

I've tried it now in IE7 and IE8, on Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro. Neither works. I assume this is similar to the issues with the "Edit" button.

Can any other IE users please verify the button?

Jornek 04-21-2010 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solus Bellator (Post 580445)
I'm new on the EMU Vlada, but I would think it's pretty safe to say you've helped in other ways. Anybody that reads these forums knows this.

I agree with this

Kainzo 04-21-2010 11:59 AM

I wish there were more updates to the community about the status of Suncrusher / OR, though I know its not feasible and sometimes those updates could actually go toward fixing the issues instead of saying you're going to be fixing the issues, etc.

Though a monthly update would be nice about what's going down on the OR or what bugs/fixes have gone in. Something just to keep those in the dark able to see a tiny light from the end of the tunnel.

odwill 04-21-2010 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kainzo (Post 583258)
Though a monthly update would be nice about what's going down on the OR or what bugs/fixes have gone in. Something just to keep those in the dark able to see a tiny light from the end of the tunnel.

That is our goal however sometimes it doesn't work out that way due to any number of reasons. There will be an update soon, I promise (and no that is not a Soon(TM) ;).

Undercova 04-21-2010 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlada (Post 580045)
PayPal or any other form of online trade or banking doesn't work in my retarded country. We cant be trusted because our banks suck, our law is piece of crap and our government is corrupted. :(

that sounds like you are living in the USA ? :D

russ6754 04-21-2010 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undercova (Post 583521)
that sounds like you are living in the USA ? :D

/facepalm

kookaburra 04-21-2010 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kainzo (Post 583258)
I wish there were more updates to the community about the status of Suncrusher / OR, though I know its not feasible and sometimes those updates could actually go toward fixing the issues instead of saying you're going to be fixing the issues, etc.

Though a monthly update would be nice about what's going down on the OR or what bugs/fixes have gone in. Something just to keep those in the dark able to see a tiny light from the end of the tunnel.

^^^Agree with that.
We're way past 3 months since the last bi-weekly update.
I mean even the official FAQ says that Suncrusher is expected to be up in the first quarter of 2009.

I think a lot more people (at least ME) would be more comfortable donating more if we knew it was going for more than keeping the server alive one more month on a project that has been abandoned.

odwill 04-21-2010 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kookaburra (Post 583628)
^^^Agree with that.
We're way past 3 months since the last bi-weekly update.
.


Actually is has been 5 weeks since our last update. The bi-weekly model is on hold and has been for some time.

tuckrr 04-21-2010 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kookaburra (Post 583628)
^^^Agree with that.
We're way past 3 months since the last bi-weekly update.
I mean even the official FAQ says that Suncrusher is expected to be up in the first quarter of 2009.

I think a lot more people (at least ME) would be more comfortable donating more if we knew it was going for more than keeping the server alive one more month on a project that has been abandoned.

posts like this tend to get flamed but i think even the trolls are getting frustrated lol.

Lets face it:
1. the EMU team is hard at work on the OR
2. there havent been any recent breakthroughs or announcements to the community

what does that mean we should do?

Hell if i know, it just means everyone is feeling down...the users, the devs, the mods, the trolls, its just a tough stretch...

BigEvil 04-21-2010 08:09 PM

Ok...lets all back down now...work is on for new update as stated.....

I don't know much about SS(solid state) Hard Drives, but just how greasy are they? Sounds sexy.

Vlada 04-21-2010 08:37 PM

You mean no updates in the last day or two?

assembla

BigEvil 04-21-2010 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlada (Post 583727)
You mean no updates in the last day or two?

assembla

....only for those who don't troll the assembla data such as you and I.....:p

Bulbous 04-21-2010 08:58 PM

Ok, so all of you guys are using Firefox? Or are just too lazy to check the button.

Nice testing.

Vlada 04-21-2010 09:08 PM

I'm using Firefox sorry.

odwill 04-21-2010 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bulbous (Post 583748)
Ok, so all of you guys are using Firefox? Or are just too lazy to check the button.

Nice testing.


I have used IE8 today with all the features on the site. It went off with complete success. I know there are those of you that are having issues using IE 7/8 (buttons not working etc..) but it is hard to track down the issue since it isn't affecting everyone. I'll keep poking around trying to find something.

kookaburra 04-21-2010 11:49 PM

gone

MiniMe 04-23-2010 10:20 AM

Vlada you have been invaluable just as you are!

I am working on the hubby to push some funds EMUs way, until then you got my tiny change-purse and the lint in the creases to give-away! TC is worth every penny of donated funds!

PS: why don't you have an option to pay $30.00? IT goes 5, 10, 20, 50.. what if someone wants to give 25 or 30 or 35 or 40 or 45? hrmmm wish you'da put in a way to type in the amount.....just sayin'.

hehe

russ6754 04-23-2010 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MiniMe (Post 585101)
Vlada you have been invaluable just as you are!

I am working on the hubby to push some funds EMUs way, until then you got my tiny change-purse and the lint in the creases to give-away! TC is worth every penny of donated funds!

PS: why don't you have an option to pay $30.00? IT goes 5, 10, 20, 50.. what if someone wants to give 25 or 30 or 35 or 40 or 45? hrmmm wish you'da put in a way to type in the amount.....just sayin'.

hehe

Donate 20 and 10 or 20 and 5 or 20 10 and 5 :)


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