Hello NI community!
It has been a while since we have had to make one of these messages (over a year, actually) but it is time to once again ask for more support for the cost of our servers. In a change from previous requests, we are listing the monthly costs for each region with an approximate conversion to the local currency.
|Europe||50 EUR||~36 GBP||One dedicated server||Last month's donations: ~12 EUR||Current donations: 300 EUR|
|North America||53 EUR||~56 USD||One dedicated server||Last month's donations: ~8 EUR||Current donations: 20 EUR|
|Australia||38 EUR||~52 AUD||Two game servers||Last month's donations: ~5 EUR||Current donations: 0 EUR|
The Australian servers in particular are quite expensive. Unlike the EU and NA servers, we have to pay for each individual game server. (This is why there are currently only two.) Unfortunately, donations for the AU servers only cover a fraction of the cost (about 5 EUR per month). If we do not see an increase from that area (or an overall surplus), we might be forced to drop one or both AU servers.
The other two regions are also in need of more donations. We are currently receiving about 20 EUR per month for them combined. Because they are dedicated servers, it does not cost us more to run more game servers on them - the only limitation is the hardware of the server. This also means we cannot reduce costs by dropping game servers in those regions.
In brighter news, we have some great ideas in the pipeline for the next patch and are looking forward to how they will affect game progression from lower to upper levels. I don’t want to say anything specific quite yet but these changes will make the game more inviting for new members and introduce some fun ideas for existing members too!
In closing, NI has survived a number of years now with the support of our great community. It has provided countless hours of enjoyment and with your help, will continue to do so. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!
The NordInvasion Team
PS: The donation page can be found by clicking the "Help NI" link on our homepage (or by clicking here).
Edit: Added running total of donations as of April 20th