Hi there, we are operating a dedicated server for a small free Minecraft community for a year now.
A community where everybody is welcome to join our servers and our discord (all is public accessible and free – see links below). We do not care which race, religion, gender, etc. you are and also the age is irrelevant. We have players from around the world (Australia, France, Indonesia, USA….. just to name a few). But we all have one thing in common, we play Minecraft and have fun by it.
So why I am here and started this GoFundMe campaign. Operating a dedicated server comes of cause with price-tag attached. Unfortunately it is not always predictable and turned out to be more than expected. One factor is the increase of electricity cost which was not really foreseeable and we also had to invest in upgrades and small fixes like new RAM modules. This is the reason we are here and asking for your support. The first goal is to pay the year end bill (for which is around half of the amount) and the second to future prof servers from a technical perspective.
Now you probably ask yourself why not to ask the players. We do and of cause they also supported but most are still in High School/Colleges age and we all remember/know that the money we had/have in this times is always not enough. We would like to keep the service free but we would also like ensure that we can give our community a playground where we can all come together and have fun.
But let me tell you also a bit about the server itself. First of all its a real server (I mean a huge metal box which makes quite a bit of noise) not just some virtual one somewhere. The server which is located in Czech Republic (like us) is hosting an visualization environment to run all in separate containers. One for web services, at the moment three public Minecraft instances (all FTB packs - Revelation, Continuum and Sky Adventures), one development and sandbox instance where we work on own modpacks and test new upgrades before applying them on the servers and then all supporting systems like SQL (central permission management).
We where considering adding one more server (dedicated just for Minecraft) but this is now a goal for the future.
Please have a look on our web page (hosted on our server) CLICK ME
and/or join us on discord CLICK ME
and of cause you are more than welcome to join our Minecraft servers (all public servers with addresses are listed on our web page).
Oh and before we will forget. Everybody which will support us and is or will play on our servers will receive a small gift (in game) as token of our appreciation.
Thank you very much in advance!!