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Just Miggen
12:42:39 PM 01/18/20
Half my life has known a Thain in it <3

Just Miggen
12:42:16 PM 01/18/20
I started when I just turned 15 and I'm 30 now!

11:41:18 AM 01/18/20

05:11:28 AM 01/18/20
Oh, and Payne, I was 15 the first time I logged in here. I'm now 32.

So old.

05:00:42 AM 01/18/20
Hiiii! <3

You're beautiful. You're all beautiful.

03:38:54 AM 01/18/20

03:02:23 AM 01/18/20
o and squidget who even are you anymore

02:53:04 AM 01/18/20
what even is going on

01:56:46 AM 01/18/20
Not to mention the time it takes to walk trough a city. Pretty sure you couldn't walk from one end from The watch to the other in 30 seconds.

Just Miggen
10:00:42 PM 01/17/20
Characters age at the speed of their story too. It isn't always perfect, I remember when Miggen had only aged like a couple years and met with a friend who went from ~30s to full blown "it's been 84 years..." old woman, so it was awkward navigating that RP but nothing that ruined my fun or character.

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Thain Patreon.
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01:05:37 PM 07/15/19

Registered Member #623
Joined: 01:43:48 AM 10/01/05
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 4979

Hi Thainites!

There are costs associated with running Thain that we, as a group, would like to mitigate a bit. We've always taken donations and we <3 everyone who's ever given to support Thain very much. However, it would be better for us to have ongoing support from the community in order to maintain Thain and give us a little more breathing room. To that end we have created a patreon for ongoing donations.

What benefit do we get out of this?
Primarily we get the peace of mind that the server and domain won't run out on us unexpectedly. In terms of additional material rewards, at the moment we aren't planning on giving out any rewards in exchange for cash. The integrity of the Thain staff will not be corrupted by our insatiable lust for gold and dollars--it hasn't yet, and we don't intend to allow that to happen.

What plans are being made with the money?

No matter what happens, the first thing that any proceeds that come from Patreon will go toward will be server upkeep, and then domain costs. After that, if any additional money is made, we'll look at doing things like saving for server upgrades, forum upgrades, and kicking some moola back to our build staff for the hundreds of hours they put into building our server. At no point would money donated for Thain go to anything else.

What are the current costs for Thain?
Forum and web hosting; $31/month
Domain: $26/year.
Power and Server Costs: $35/month.
Server Upgrades: $100-500/year

This costs are covered by Falkala (website) and Jewwe (hosting).

What if I don't want to donate?
Perfect! Don't! We don't want anyone to feel pressured into donating, seriously. We're not here to beg for or steal your money. If you don't want to donate, or aren't able to, that's OK!

OMG Does this mean Thain is dying from lack of gold coins?!
Nope! Thain is doing absolutely fine. We're not at risk of running out of money any time soon--as you can see from the figures above, Thain isn't super high cost on a month-to-month basis. However offsetting the monthly costs allows us to enjoy more freedom to look at upgrades and takes some of the pressure off the admins.

I would like to donate directly rather than set up a monthly donation.
Please contact Falkala for a paypal email.

(much thanks for Tuckerr for writing all of this)

[ Edited 11:55:57 PM 07/15/19 ]

Current Characters:
Deidra - Bronze Blooded Warder of Bahamut.
Eleanor- What would you do to save your own?
Florence - The bear and the maiden fair.
Iskaria - Clipped Huntress. Pact of Rebirth.
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01:15:11 PM 07/15/19

Registered Member #1320
Joined: 05:38:49 PM 06/23/08
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 826
This should be sticky'ed!

~ "In Valor there is Hope" - Tacitus ~

Dace Sontan - Keeper of Thain and Priest of Torm
Sollis Lott -Knights' Captain of the Empyrean Aurora Crusade, Celestial Knight of Thain, Tormtar
Kellendill Fehrien - Bladesinger and Knight of Greenvale
Isendir Navaar - Bloodguard

2016 People's Choice- Best Hero (Dace Sontan), Most Newbie Friendly Veteran of Thain, and Best Group (Team Keepers).

2017 People's Choice- Tied: Most Newbie Friendly Veteran of Thain.

2018 People's Choice - Tied: Most Newbie Friendly Veteran of Thain, and Funniest Moment-"Spanking Shoes", and Best Quote.

2019 Peoples' Choice - Most Newbie Friendly Veteran of Thain - Honorable Mention

Dace's Song: -Clickedy-

Sollis' Song: -Clickedy-

Kellendill's Song: -Clickedy-

Navaar's Song: -Clickedy-
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01:59:56 PM 07/16/19

Registered Member #623
Joined: 01:43:48 AM 10/01/05
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 4979
Thank you so much to the generous donors who have reached out to me directly, as well as those who have put in on the Patreon. <3

Current Characters:
Deidra - Bronze Blooded Warder of Bahamut.
Eleanor- What would you do to save your own?
Florence - The bear and the maiden fair.
Iskaria - Clipped Huntress. Pact of Rebirth.
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