Some questions about Hedgewars maintenance costs and some stuff about money.

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UltiMaxKom
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[1] Who pays for 'our' Hedgewars website?
[2] Who pays for 'our' Hedgewars server?
[3] Where did 'we' get the money from? -Personal.
[4] Is there any other maintenance cost that I didn't include here?
[5] How about those that I didn't include?



[+] Can we get a tiny donation link on our Hedgewars online lobby?
[+] We need a "Community Bank", where all the money for Hedgewars stored and we can see how much there is. But no one really owns it, because everyone does - Its Hedgewars' bank. All the money goes into this bank.
[+] Patreon goals. -For "professionally" working graphics and sound/music artists plus programmer and porters for mobile or bug-fixer etc.


-----Some potentially, almost-expected "Bad Ideas":
[?] What about non-invasive, non-pron banner ads on our website, to ease the bill? -Local moms wanted to know your location.
[?] Steam says another hello. -This is mainly a joke, but it still opens for discussion anyway.
[?] Official Tournaments with a tiny prize-pool from the HWBanks just for advertisement and competitive-plays that'll glue high-ended players onto the game. -"Organizing tournament is hard, man..."


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[+++] Where is Hedgewars merch? I definitely missed the fluffy plushies link here.
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Note to self: Deja Vu, I think I already did a similar thing to this. Not quite the same, just a slight similarity at some point. Just a minor deal, really.

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> [1] Who pays for 'our' Hedgewars website?
burp (see irc://irc.hedgewars.org/hedgewars | Live Chat link above to talk to him) is currently donating the hosting. I'm going to guess at typical hosting costs it is probably costing him $100+/y) unc0rr is paying for the domain. At current .org rates it's $10/y - in 10 years it'll probably be $20/y if Ethos has their way.

> [2] Who pays for 'our' Hedgewars server?
See above.

> [3] Where did 'we' get the money from? -Personal.
I'm going to guess it comes out of burp and unc0rr's fun money section of their personal budget.

> [4] Is there any other maintenance cost that I didn't include here?
I think that's it. There's no swag budget ☺

> [5] How about those that I didn't include?
iOS developer fee, Android developer fee, the test devices we purchased long ago for iOS that we did an only modestly successful fundraiser for (I kicked in $20), attending the GSoC mentor seminars (that was mostly fun though).
If someone ever did Steam there'd be a Steam fee too.
One can assume all development/design/maintenance/support time as "free" but naturally that is also donated and from a limited pool.

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[1] Damn, burp is doing God's work here. (unCORr is already a "God" in the Hedgewars universe, so...)
[2] ^
[3] ^ 110+ dollars a year, ~10 dollars a month.
[4] Hehehe, Swag-Budget.
[5] Ow! There's many that I didn't know! Also GSoC mentor seminar.



Hmm, that really is a one-man(Two) burden... I would like to see the day when it's not a burden for one two or some. Banner ads become more sounding now... Also merch for the Hedgebanks.

[+] Piggy-Bank but with a Hedgehog merch ran through my mind.

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I like the sound of Hedgewars merch Wink Smiley
Maybe something simple like t-shirts? Idk, but I feel that would be way over the top, at least for the current phase that Hedgewars is in...
Good post btw Big Grin

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