I would like to bring up the topic of keeping the server funded and donations. jugglingman and I put a lot of time and effort into maintaining, updating and running the server, and on top of that we are faced with the monthly costs we must pay to keep the server up.
We have decided we would like to implement some sort of incentive for donations - A reward of some sort that would encourage users to donate, in order to lessen the financial burden on our shoulders. We ask for your understanding - Arcane is a lot of work to run, and we’re really hoping the community will respect our decision.
Before we do anything, I wanted to make a thread and get feedback from everybody, so please let me know if you’ve got a problem with anything (or if you’ve got any suggestions).
Now, of course, we will always stick to our values and remain a ‘legit’ server - meaning we won’t offer any unfair advantages or ‘illegitimate’ elements of the game like /give or /fly.
Here are some of the things we are considering offering, please feel free to give us your honest thoughts:
The player head plugin is a harmless bit of fun we’re considering adding. Donors would have a small chance of obtaining a player’s head in PvP (or, we’d allow players to donate a dollar or two in exchange for a few heads.) We might ask for $10 for access to this plugin.
An extra /sethome
Considering we’ve already got one sethome, I don’t see the harm in allowing players to have two (or more?). In my eyes it’s a win-win situation. The server is benefited and the players save traveling time. A sethome might be $10.
I really like the chat to look nice and simple, and giving donors a different color text is a little much I think. It would give our currently white chat some variety, though. Not sure on this one.
CoreProtect Inspector Tool - The ability to see who placed and destroyed blocks (and when they did it) simply by clicking on them with the inspector command enabled. You can also see what items were placed into and taken out of chests, hoppers, etc.
This would come with a fairly hefty price tag, as it’s not something we would want a lot of people having access to. It’s possible to abuse, and could cause issues I think.
This is a controversial one. I think allowing players to donate for an unban isn’t an awful idea, because it demonstrates that the person is willing to rejoin the server as a cooperative member of the community. It’s similar to a speeding ticket in a way - Say a player does something bad and is banned. They may make up for their wrongdoing by helping to keep the server up and running.
Thanks for reading!