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February 2021 Donations & Finances


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Hello everyone! This donation window is opening a day later than was originally planned but still covers our operating expenses for the same period (Jan. 31st ~ Feb. 27th).

 

As usual, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that there are more ways to support Homecoming than just through donations. For a general overview of the different ways you can help Homecoming, check out this thread.

 

If you have Discord Nitro then please consider using a Nitro server boost on our public Discord server. Maintaining over 30 Nitro boosts gives all of our members new and enhanced features on the server including additional emojis, a higher upload limit, better voice chat quality, and our vanity URL. Click here to read more about Server Boosting. We’re currently at 30 boosts and will lose our Level 3 perks if we drop below for more than a few days. We greatly appreciate everyone who has put their Nitro boosts towards our Discord server!

 

Additionally, we’re always in need of more people to help test upcoming updates on our public beta server; the bug reports and feedback that we receive from testers helps us immensely. For more information on how to get started on the beta server, check out our Read This to Get Started thread and the rest of the Beta Forums.

 


January 2021 Breakdown

Last month we accepted $5,043.11 in donations, $194.43 over our target for the month. As always, the remainder is put towards the next month’s expenses.

 

Here is the breakdown of what January’s funds went towards:

  • $4,645.44 to OVH for our hosting
  • $121.79 for our Google G-Suite Business account
  • $25.00 for the Paperspace Air instance
  • $10.00 for our Atlassian Jira Cloud instance
  • $9.73 for the security / administration software
  • $8.56 for our AWS EC2 instance which is serving our mail through Amazon SES

 

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February 2021

 

The donation target for February 2021 is $4,719.81. Here is a breakdown of how the funds are allocated:

  • $4,645.44 for our hardware infrastructure from OVH
  • $121.17 for our Google G-Suite services
  • $25.00 for our Air instance from Paperspace
  • $10.00 for our Atlassian Jira (Cloud) service
  • $9.73 for security / administration software
  • $8.28 for the AWS EC2 instance serving our email

 


 

Our donation system will be open as of the time of this post with a donation target of $4,719.81 and will automatically close once that target is met.

 

As always, thank you for all of the support!

 

- The Homecoming Team

Cipher

Homecoming Team

 

If you need help, please submit a support request here or use /petition in-game.

 

Got time to spare? Want to see Homecoming thrive? Consider volunteering as a Game Master!

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I clicked the link and it was at 99% after 30 minutes(?)  Homecoming Team and Players = all amazing.

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I know I'm new here, but why is our hosting so expensive? I used to provide the hosting of the Public WoW server that I used to play on and that was less than 300 a month. Now that was a few years back but a buddy of mine runs a private COD server and he uses a professional hosting service that only runs about 1500 a month. Just curious why it's so expensive.

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2. Homecoming operates five shards across two continents, four in Canada, one in Germany France.  Covering 2,000 folks daily with room to expand up, vs. meting out resources so when there's a boom period we're not as likely to deal with queues and full servers.

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8 hours ago, Keovar said:

I guess you don't use Patreon because it may overfund and start looking like a profit-seeking venture?  
 

The monthly Patreon payments also could be perceived as a subscription, with whatever additional legal ramifications that might bring.  There's also the extra cost that gets paid to Patreon.

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