So me and some of the wonderful UF members have been discussing and planning how we can implement donor perks for members who choose to support the growth and establishment of UF. The goal is to eventually have some funding to allow us to host giveaways, improve servers, provide better support, pay developers, and have general funding to do great things for the members of UF.
As many of you know, I've hosted this website, Discord bots, game servers, and much more all out of pocket for the better part of the year now. I do not plan to abandon my job here ever as I really enjoy it and the community (don't know what I'd had done without UF for this past difficult year <3), but I'm only able to support what I can afford. This sadly means I can't host large giveaways (like the $200 giveaway @WarlightX sponsored late last year!).
I believe creating perks for people who choose to support can help fix this problem and enable UF to host really cool events that require funding.
To be completely clear: UF will always offer free services to users worldwide and will never be P2W. The goal is to simply incentivize those who choose to support with small perks and benefits.
I've created this megathread so users can voice their opinons and ideas on how we can raise support among the members of UF. This is, after all, supposed to be a democracy where everyone's voice can be heard. At the end of the day, the creation of donor perks will help provide direct funding to improve the experience for all members in UF—wether you are a donor or not.
Terraria Server Perks
We've discussed opening a new, donor-only Terraria server that will feature:
- Up to 32 player slots (public sever only has 16)!
- Large worlds (public sever is small/medium)!
- Private, moderated, un-griefed gameplay!
- Free cosmetics!
- Free pets!
- Ability to claim unlimited/multiple homes regions.
- Remebered position — always pick up right where you left off.
- Smart Starter boost!
Discord Server Perks
- Exclusive roles.
- Access to priority support.
- Access to weekly giveaways.
I will consistently update this with approved ideas and implementation progress.