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Event:
Haunting Halloween 3

Start:
2021-10-23 04:00:00 UTC
End:
2021-11-06 04:00:00 UTC

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2021-10-28 21:23:51 UTC

 
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  • Sep 17, 2021 22:45:35 UTC:
    @RetroFaith1 @Otakon Glad to hear it. Enjoy. :)
  • Sep 17, 2021 20:14:29 UTC:
    @RetroFaith1 @Otakon Sorry for the late reply, but my suggestion would be to drop by the Sylverant Discord (https://t.co/YcpDXGU4JH) and ask for help there. If you'd rather not do that, I can try to help you out here too.
  • Aug 05, 2021 02:25:13 UTC:
    Hope to see some of the Sylverant community at @Otakon this weekend. I will be presenting two panels on Sunday: "That Other Phantasy RPG Series: The History of Phantasy Star" and "By Land, Sea, and Air: The Art of War and Anime". #ConAtTheEndOfTheRainbow
  • Apr 12, 2021 14:41:16 UTC:
    @ONESTARv2 Just normal maintenance. Mainly an upgrade of the OS installed on the server. As for PSOX, everything is currently in a holding pattern. Insignia is still not open to the public, and we will not be able to open Sylverant for PSOX connections until then.
  • Apr 12, 2021 14:39:50 UTC:
    Sylverant maintenance completed ahead of schedule. The server should be back to normal operating conditions. Please let me know if anything is broken.
 
 
 
News

Much Dogecoin. Such donate. Wow.

I’ve been asked many times since I started Sylverant how to donate to support Sylverant or to show appreciation to me for writing/maintaining it. My answer has always been the same: I don’t want donations that aren’t actually needed for keeping things going. As Sylverant has been graciously hosted for free since I first set up the server back in 2009, there has never been any point to me accepting donations. That still hasn’t changed to this day, and hopefully won’t change any time soon.

That said, I thought it might be fun to allow people to donate with the idea that donations would go into a pool that would be used on the server in some way. I’ve toyed with a few ideas in my head such as special events rewarding hunters for killing certain enemies in-game (yes, Sylverant can actually track and store that data, although it doesn’t at this time). So, I think I’ve come up with a good way to make that happen in the future without having to deal with any real money.

Starting today (well, last night really, but I doubt anyone noticed it), I’m accepting donations in the form of Dogecoins. Dogecoins are a crypto-currency, much like Bitcoin or Litecoin (it is actually derived from Litecoin). They are commonly used for tipping people on Reddit these days, so this seemed like a logical choice. It doesn’t cost anything to get started with Dogecoin other than potentially a bit of your time (you can even find sites that give away free Dogecoins), and it is all open-source too. So, to that end, there’s a new donation button on the site underneath the .beat time widget. Once we get a bit of a stash built up, I’ll start thinking of how to actually put them to use — after all, it doesn’t do me much good to spend time working on a feature that people aren’t going to use. 😉

5 Responses to “Much Dogecoin. Such donate. Wow.”

  1. Seby says:

    Great Idea !! I always wanted to donate you some $ for doing a great job to us..so i take a look on this 😉

    • BlueCrab says:

      Well, as I said up there in the news post, it’s not so much to reward me as to potentially reward players on the server at some point in the future. Of course, that all hinges on whether or not there is sufficient interest in it. 😉

  2. Fallout says:

    Wheres the Linux Download link 😛

  3. bigboyzs says:

    Blue crab. I would like to make a donation. Dogecoin is to difficult to understand can I pay you paypal? Let me know so I can contribute.

    -david

 
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