FUNDING FOR SERVER HOSTING HAS DROPPED BELOW ONE DOLLAR.
At present funding for the server stands at $0.91. I just paid the 'final month of hosting funds' for Argentum Regio - this covers our hosting through August 18, 2018. As of that time, if no further donations have arrived, I will pay over the final $0.91, and add to it the amount needed for what will be our server's last month on the Internet (this will fulfill my obligation to ensure every penny donated goes to hosting). Unless donations manifest before August 18, 2018, our servers will close on September 18, 2018.
THIS NOTICE APPLIES TO BOTH OUR NWN AND OUR NWN:EE SERVERS. If you don't want to see the lights go out on Argentum Regio, go tickle that 'donate' button.
I cannot overstate the fact that this server exists because nice people like YOU donate to pay for the hosting costs.
Recently I have seen a very promising growth spike in our playerbase - meaning more and more people are coming to the server and enjoying the modules we offer there. I am seeing an up-tick in persons volunteering to help with some of the many essential tasks involved in making a fine NWN offering available to you nice players. I am hopeful that we are seeing a Renaissance for our server.
Sadly, recently, the coffers from whence we fund this server's operating costs has been depleted. Donations have been thin and expenses unchanged.
The server costs us $58 per month, that it gives us solid service and robust performance is indisputable. The cost is minuscule considering the quality of service it gives; lag free operation of multiple modules (we can host a bunch more modules and hope to do so starting soon). We have really big things in the works here - and hope to have the server still around to share these magnificent things with our playerbase. The costs, here I'll round them off to 'sixty dollars a month' are paltry when shouldered by 'several persons' - if ten persons routinely dropped just $6 on us each month we would be set. If ten persons routinely dropped 20 dollars on us once each quarter, we would be set.
This server will close on October 18th 2018 unless we see the server fully funded by donations. As it is, I paid more than half the hosting fee this month out of my own pocket and - I have kitties to feed (I won't let them go hungry even if it means the server closes). IF we see another month with less than full donations, I will make up the difference, post a final firm closing date of 'one month hence' and remove the donate button from all our pages thereby blocking all further partially funded months that leave me on the hook to cover the difference.
I wish it were otherwise but I cannot financially carry the server. If you can spare us a little, even the cost of a McDonald's 'Happy Meal' it would go a long way toward ensuring this fine server is here for your gaming enjoyment next month. Please consider a modest donation, the button is on this page.