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Development Donation Goals

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Over the last few months there has been a significant drop in donations (4 donations since March), so some of our staff have been paying our monthly running costs as well as developing awesomeness for your servers. So, in an effort to keep our forums running on great hardware and to finally (hopefully) give us the opportunity to send some of the donation funds to our wonderful developers, they have come up with an idea;

Development Donation Goals will allow them to release new features while helping to keep our forums running, and eventually lead to them getting some well-deserved cash for their efforts to support you all, which they've been doing for free for many many years with little to no recognition.

The concept is simple. On the Donations page along with the normal "Donate to rAthena" button there will now be "Development Goals" for specific features. I'll also add this to the right-hand module area on the board index. Once the target has been met, the devs will release that particular feature. None of our developers have ever been a fan of individual devs selling features or code that would benefit the entire community, as that's not the aim of an open-source project, so I'm supporting them fully with this decision.

Every little helps!

P.S. You can also use your account credit towards donation goals by sending me a PM and describing how much of your credit you would like applying to which donation goal. Credit donations are converted at a ratio of 2:1.

Edited by Akkarin
Added explanation of account credit application.
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A question: If i donate some money, ill get the "Donator" title on forum? :)

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19 minutes ago, Felten said:

A question: If i donate some money, ill get the "Donator" title on forum? :)

 

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Good initiative @Akkarin ! 

Will try to contribute everytime to reach the goal!

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Even though I just tinker around on a private server by myself from time to time, I still support this project and the efforts of the team here. Tossed a few bucks into the pool and will happily do so again in the future as life allows. Cheers.

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I would donate but I have to wait for the next week to cover and I would like them to work on implementing the achievement system.

 

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1 hour ago, Rododark said:

I would donate but I have to wait for the next week to cover and I would like them to work on implementing the achievement system.

 

This topic is about unreleased features. The achievement system is already available in a pull request(https://github.com/rathena/rathena/pull/2044) and will probably be merged to master soon. *pokes @Aleos*

There will be other goals as well so if the goal has been reached you can donate towards the next one next week.

1 hour ago, jTynne said:

Even though I just tinker around on a private server by myself from time to time, I still support this project and the efforts of the team here. Tossed a few bucks into the pool and will happily do so again in the future as life allows. Cheers.

Thanks for your support! :)

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Tossed in the remaining $19 for the $75 goal. /no1

 

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10 hours ago, jTynne said:

Tossed in the remaining $19 for the $75 goal. /no1

 

Thanks again!

The first donation goal is now finished and the code was released in Pull: 2290
Thanks to everyone who supported us that quickly. We hope you guys will keep your motivation up as we deliver you new features as fast as we can.

Stay put for new goals in the near future!

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Considering how much money users of *Athena have made over the years, and still on a monthly basis, the asking price is pretty low all things considered. I'm shocked the goal wasn't met sooner. Developers / staff here shouldn't have to pay out of pocket ever to run this website and all the expenses therein, considering how much money private servers pull in. I'm sure mine isn't a very popular opinion, but frankly, I couldn't care less.

Cheers on requiring the community to contribute back to the project in order for newer features to be added. /no1  Looking forward to seeing what the next goal will be.

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On 26/07/2017 at 7:07 AM, Lemongrass said:

Thanks again!

The first donation goal is now finished and the code was released in Pull: 2290
Thanks to everyone who supported us that quickly. We hope you guys will keep your motivation up as we deliver you new features as fast as we can.

Stay put for new goals in the near future!

I'm so eager to put some for achievement system! but i will do very very soon as im switching Hercules (3years+) to rAthena again.

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did on Order #9346 , not much tho

at least there a thing i can do, bravo rAthena ;)

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The next Development Goal has been posted to the donations page. This donation goal is for the new Refine UI found in the newer clients.

This goal will also help to cover our IPS License Renewal invoice that will be sent to us middle of next month /no1 

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