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  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  2 days ago

    Section Six starts in 1.75 hours. That will be 7pm CST (GMT - 6).

    Good(ish) characters of LEVEL 10 or below.

    We will meet at the Iron Minogon in Webster's Landing. Just assume that your character received a mysterious invitation.

    I will be IG as Taran if you have any questions!

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  1 week ago

    Happy Turkey Day (i.e.Thanksgiving Day) to all our US players. And Happy Thursday to all others!

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  2 weeks ago

    Uh, what happened to my message? Two paragraphs now random impulses across the interwebs ...

    Take care, Scratch.

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  2 weeks ago

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  2 weeks ago

    RL calls me away from Section Six tonight, folks! sad

    Should any of you want to go ahead and run it, please feel free to do so! smile

  • Crayzee4dnd
    Crayzee4dnd  3 weeks ago

    Sam and Hugdish's wedding will begin in about 4 hours from this post. Yay!

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  3 weeks ago

    Section Six starts in 2 hours. That will be 7pm CDT (GMT - 5).

    Good(ish) characters of LEVEL 9 or below.

    This week will be a bit different, with time being "frozen" at the end of the last event.

    There will be a portal in the Iron Minogon that will take your character to the very start of the Temple level in the Yuan Ti caves.

    If you did not join last week, that is perfectly ok. Just assume that you caught up with us like we do whenever someone shows up late.

    If your character has never been on a section six mission, you can assume that you stumbled on us while exploring !

    It is a little unorthodox, but we will make it all work! biglaugh

    I will be IG as Taran if you have any questions!

  • Squidget
    Squidget  3 weeks ago

    Edrick and Vae in the same day? heart suprised

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  3 weeks ago

    Hello Edrick and Vae!

  • Oberon
    Oberon  3 weeks ago

    Seeing you here makes my heart smile! heart

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10:58:30 pm GMT 09/13/10
jewwe faywood gard
Registered Member #1254 Joined: 12:11:43 pm GMT 02/06/08
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Hello boys and girls of Thain!

First, a very small history lesson; When Bonesly was hosting the server, he actively refused to let people donate to keep it running.
I can entirely understand his position in the matter - I do not like taking charity from people, because that is what it feels like, however we try and mask it.

For reference, this is the thread where such a thing was previously discussed: -Clickedy-

But.. Times change. I recently discovered that the server is actually pretty damn expensive in electricity alone. Upwards of $60/month.

So.. I am now open to recieving donations via Paypal and regular bank transfer.

Please note!

Donating is in no way required to keep playing on the server.

Refusing to donate is perfectly okay! This is entirely voluntary!

Refusing to donate will not make you a freeloader!

Donating will not win the hearts and minds of the Staff. You will not recieve any special treatment. You will not recieve phat lewt.
You will, however, recieve the sincere gratitude of a Serverhost smile

If you still wish to donate, use the e-mail (-email-) in my profile and transfer the amount you wish to donate via Paypal or contact me via PM if you are unsure how it's done. There's also the neat little button on the right side of the page, underneath the Now Playing list!
If you would rather use a more direct methon (Like a regular bank transfer) throw me a PM and I'll explain how!

Aside from helping to pay the bills for electricity and internet connectivity, any surplus amount will go towards future upgrades and replacement parts for the server.

In advance, I want to say thank you. Every player on Thain makes this a truly great community.
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3:13:38 pm GMT 02/16/15
jewwe faywood gard
Registered Member #1254 Joined: 12:11:43 pm GMT 02/06/08
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Things that have been done so far, thanks to donations:

Original server purchase
Server upgrade Mk. I & II
Fiber connection, 90/90Mbit
Harddrive upgrades Mk. I & II
Router upgrade
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3:28:29 pm GMT 02/16/15
jewwe faywood gard
Registered Member #1254 Joined: 12:11:43 pm GMT 02/06/08
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Current upgrade project:

Server upgrade Mk. II, which consists of the following:

i7 4970K - Bought
ASUS Z97I-Plus - Bought
Corsair RM450 PSU - Bought
Misc. Stuff - Bought
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12:20:58 am GMT 05/24/16
mylittlepwny Zesty Mordant
Registered Member #1223 Joined: 8:21:47 pm GMT 12/16/07
Posts: 7023

It's been a year since the last donation, and there have been some nice liquidy upgrades lately (thanks jewwe!).
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3:55:48 pm GMT 10/20/21
zakor Registered Member #25595 Joined: 12:40:36 am GMT 09/19/21
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Is this process still the one to follow?
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4:28:04 pm GMT 10/20/21
Glognar Registered Member #267 Joined: 5:31:12 am GMT 09/21/04
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I do not think so, Jewwe is not the host any longer.
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4:31:25 pm GMT 10/20/21
Squidget !
Registered Member #20 Joined: 8:30:40 am GMT 02/25/04
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I'm currently paying for all hosting of Thain. The actual host is a third-party Cloud hosting provider.

I don't have a donation link set up, but I've had a couple of people ask! When I get back from my vacation I might look into it.
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4:38:13 pm GMT 10/20/21
Cuchuwyn Registered Member #24041 Joined: 4:19:01 am GMT 01/24/17
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To add onto that, I took over hosting the forums from Falkala a while back, and currently pay for that hosting, while Squidget hosts the actual server itself. I haven't set up a donation link for the forums either, and I don't really intend to at this point.
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