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[Sticky] DayZ Server Costs
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MrYiff 25th Aug 2014

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Hi Guys,
We have been paying for the DayZ server out of the XSG kitty however our funds are starting to get quite low, we have it paid up for another month but after that I don't think we have enough cash to continue it. Currently it costs around £40 a month to host the server.

I'll be throwing in some extra money myself but if anyone else has a spare couple of quid and wants to help keep the server running any other contributions would be greatly appreciated.

The best way to donate is to send via paypal directly to Donations@xsgamers.com - aslong as you mark the payment as a just sending money to a friend (and not buying anything), it shouldn't add on any fees. Alternatively you can donate via the website button on the left of the page however paypal take a cut of the donation if you use this.

Thanks for all the support so far, hopefully we can keep the server running even longer as it is still really popular.

If anyone has any questions about donating feel free to drop me or one of the other admins a PM






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Madmat 25th Aug 2014

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Will put some in tonight m8
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Madmat 25th Aug 2014

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ok done
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MrYiff 25th Aug 2014

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Woah, cheers dude






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Scott 25th Aug 2014

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Nice one Marty


MrYiff 30th Nov 2014

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Thanks to everyone who has donated recently, we currently have the server paid up until the end of December, after that though funds start to get low.

Do we still use the server enough to justify paying for? I know I'm playing less DayZ these days (although I do want to play a bit more when I can).

Other options could be signing up for a private hive, Break, Ngotie and Sacriel are playing here now I think: http://oldschooldayz.net/ (It's all whitelisted players with active admins so cheaters can get banned), so we could always join one of these and maybe do a smaller group donation of like £10-20 if we enjoy it enough to stay?

I'm open to other ideas and suggestions though so if you have any let us know (otherwise depending on how much is in the kitty at the end of December we may have to close down the DayZ server to ensure we have enough funds to pay for the iclan renewal which is early next year I think).






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Madmat 30th Nov 2014

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I will go with the flow and donate as needed
Sunburn 2nd Dec 2014

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Same here.

TBH I would like us to keep it. It attracted a lot of good people into XSG and is still ranked 13th which is hell of an advertisement.


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Bas 3rd Dec 2014

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From advertisement POV I completely agree with you Sun, and as admins we sure would like to be able to keep it going though we are at the mercy of the donating members and unfortunately only a small group of players donate and only a few of that group donate on a regular base.

Perhaps within the group of regular DayZ players you guys can set up some sort of agreement that each of you put in a small amount each month which in total pays for the server, the monthly costs are £41, get that donated each month and we'll keep the server active.

Let me be clear though, we don't want just 1 player to take on the costs each month, we'd like to see each regular player chip in a bit.
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Sunburn 4th Dec 2014

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Fair enough. I'm game.

Each DayZ player chips in, oh let's say 7-10 quid on each 15th if the month.
7 quid/person should cover it I think, and when someone is in a tight spot the rest just chip in a bit more. That should work.

All in favor?


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Madmat 5th Dec 2014

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Aye
Hammerfist 5th Dec 2014

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I'll stick my hand in every now and again as well. As said before, it's great advertising and is still very popular. Who knows - I might even jump into the game again someday!

Any word on a Christmas raffle? Could bring in a few quid, and we can beg Gaz for another live draw... 
Geekbyte 5th Dec 2014

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Sadly I don't think I'd have time be able to do a Xmas raffle this year, and I'm not sure if the Admin's have sorted one out either as it's too close to Xmas now tbh.


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Bas 5th Dec 2014

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No christmas raffle this year, we're short on time to arrange it sadly. We'll hopefully get one active next year again.
Bas 2nd Jan 2015

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Hi guys,

Another month has passed and another bill has come. As there was enough money in the account to pay for another month and not run empty I've paid the invoice.

But with that said I do have to follow up with the notice that there's not enough money to pay for another month after this.

In the last month there's been donated 24.68 pound.. so that's just a bit over half of the costs.
These donations came from 4 people.

I'm sorry to say this but paying the server took some of our reserves that we need for other payments so we as Admins have decided that if before 20/01/2015 there's not been a minimum donation of 41 pounds we will not continue with the DayZ server.

I still like to point out that we do not expect this amount to come from 1 or 2 people. It would be nice if those of us who play DayZ actively each pay a small amount.
Remember if there's 10 people playing everyone would only have to contribute with 4.10 pounds each month.

Here's how you can contribute money:

Preferred method:
Sending a Pay Pal Gift (AKA "I'm sending money to family or friends" option if available)
Payment to : Donations@xsgamers.com

Or by clicking on the button at the top of the website (PayPal take a cut of the money - Boo!)

Please note though if you use the button on the website we get charged by PayPal about 50p-£1 for every £10,if you send as a gift payment we get it all (although international payment do incur exchange rate costs).
Madmat 2nd Jan 2015

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ok Day z guys please please donate to keep the server going even if its a few ££
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Will donate some later tonight
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Bas 26th Jan 2015

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Server invoice is in again (months go by so fast)

Last month we received 62 pounds so the reserves we used last month have been replenished (thanks) and we're good for another month DayZ server costs.

This month the donations came from 3 people. I can't stress enough to remember to share the costs between all players, that way everyone only has to donate a small amount of money!

Next invoice will be at the end of Februari, we'll check again depending on the amount donated if we continue for another month at the time. At least 41 pound needs to be donated before 25th of Feb to keep the server online.

Cheers Bas
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Madmat 26th Jan 2015

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Are we flogging a dead horse now, especially as people seem to be moving to dedicated servers which are white listed.

My ideal situation would be to go down that route and try to get donations out of the pubs that register.

I understand with dontations as low as they will be this month we won't be able to run the server much longer.
Bas 27th Feb 2015

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Hi everyone,

As the month has passed again another invoice is in. This month we only received 1 donation of 10 euro. That's a bit more than 6 pounds.
The costs for the server are 41 pounds each month. So we're short 35 pounds.

The invoice is in so we'll have to pay for this month but as Admins we've decided that if there's not been donated at least 41 + 35 pounds within the next 2 weeks we'll cancel the server as we're running VERY low on backup money this way.

See this as your last chance to get the donations done.

In case the required donation is met within the next two weeks we will keep the server going.
We'll decide the first 2 weeks of each month if we'll continue or not, so within the first 2 weeks of a month we'll need at least 41 pounds donated or it's over.

I hate bringing these kinds of messages but we've been pretty easygoing about this already and have been paying from our reserves a few times now so this is the last time.

Thanks for your understanding,

Bas
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