Setting Up Donations On A Website Through Minecraft

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    Darkvoltage3

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    Hello, i've been searching from sea to shining sea for a good plugin that can handle donations quick and easy is their any plugin out there that can give players curtain in-game items or commands for $$ besides BuyCraft cause I heared that plugin and website is a ripoff.
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    madmac

    how is it a rip off? I have been using BuyCraft since the beginning, nothing but untold amazing performance/ experiences!!
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    I looked at a video about it by Woompagaming and they said you have to pay like $22 a month just to make 10+ packages and/or commands?
     
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    Orcworm

    It's a 6 month payment, not per month. Fairly reasonable considering how useful it is IMO.
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    Well, how many total packages and permission slots do you get fro freeusers cause I dont have any money to upgrade until I get donations.
     
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    madmac

    erm, not sure :p

    however I highly recommend you give it a shot, hey once you get donations flowing through then you can consider about upgrading, which is 210% worth every penny!

    you can find more details on the free version through their website.
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    Ok but do you know any other payment methods like buycraft?
     
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    madmac

    yes I do but unfortunately I am dedicated to buycraft, thus only promoting buycraft. I am sorry, you will need to use your best-friend named google to find your needs.
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    Lol I will try..
     
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    sillyrosster

    I payed $10 for the full version of BuyCraft :confused:
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    well thats what i heared unless the info was out dated
     
  12. Darkvoltage3 BuyCrafts pricing structure has changed alot since it has become popular, it use to be around 3.50 GBP for lifetime however it has changed and its now 13.99 GBP for 6 months of BuyCraft Premium
     
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    lmc

    No idea where you heard that it is a rip off, I'm the owner of the plugin and would say it has a very good reputation and no complaints. Many highly ranked servers and moderators of this forum use the plugin too.
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    yea its a very great plugin, but I cant stand the fact that you have to basicly pay money to get money I did try out the free version and it said you could only do up to 2 packages and 5 commands [Face palm] I mean the plugin is probley the best donation plugin out their but I just dont see why it cant be free or atleast a lower price or, or you should make it to were BuyCraft gets 30% or 50% of the donation that was bought?
     
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    TnT Retired Staff

    BuyCraft is a legitimate site, and quite handy to use if you like giving back to your players for donations. Of course, they have costs too, and their fees are really reasonable.
     
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    hawkfalcon

    Torrent
     
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    sillyrosster

    I got it when it was first released, so it could of changed since then in order for them to make some money. Personally, I think paying $5/month would be reasonable for the service they provide. Also, if you have that set up you are for sure going to make at least $5 to pay it off each month.
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    :D

    idk I may look into it, once I get enough donations to make it last for a year which shouldnt be to hard :p

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
     
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    sillyrosster

    How much is it now?
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    Well if heard in this forum its like 20 pounds for months :p
     
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    ohtwo

    Sometimes it's just worth putting the money down instead of waiting for donations. If you do your work right, the cost will be covered in the future.
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    yea it might :L
     
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    madmac

    it will......
     
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    sillyrosster

    Heh, I'm glad I got it when I did. I payed a one time $10 ;)
     
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    Darkvoltage3

    yea I was offered a life time membership for 20$...
     
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    evilmidget38 Retired Staff

    You also have to pay money for your server, which you receive no return donations upon until after you've paid for it. Business owners in almost all instances spend money to make money. Spending money for software that earns you money in return isn't exactly an alien concept. In fact, the hosting company you host your server with is probably using WHMCS(Automatically Billing, ticket support, etc(compare that to Buycraft)), which, once again, is spending money before they make money.

    There are alternatives to Buycraft, some of which I believe are free, but none of them actually offer the same level of features as Buycraft. There's a reason it's the most popular donation plugin, as well as why people are willing to pay for it.
    Alternatives to Buycraft:
     
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    np98765

    Because lmc put a ton of work into the entire system, and will hopefully continue to :))). He has to pay for all of the overhead, as well -- It's not free to continue running BuyCraft.

    No one would ever use it. That's is such a ridiculously high cut... Any cut in general would deter many of users, myself included.

    A one-time (or biannual) fee is a much better deal for you.

    You gotta spend money to make money.
     
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    ohtwo

    Yes. I think it's kinda odd that people expect donations to be made before they actually release a product. Unless they show a very good product that is able to build up a serious amount of hype, they may be able to attract some money. However, I have not seen that in the Minecraft community.

    If you are serious about a project and can't afford the initial costs for a "complete server", scrape a bit of money together and upgrade gradually. If you do it right, people will speak with their wallets.
     
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    lmc

    Pfft, taking a percentage cut? No way. Wouldn't ever do it. This is a reason why a certain competitor of Buycraft will never be successful. (Not enjin btw).
     
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    Milkywayz

    Does one necessarily need a plugin for donations? I just use the user upgrades on my xenforo forums and I get a push notification on my iPhone when I get the funds. I can usually rank the person within a a few hours if not immediately. I think BuyCraft is geared toward servers which generate frequent donations, since you can't always be available to rank and stuff. I think the worst part of server is the fact that people are starting them up with the sole purpose of making money. That definitely did not happen last year, donations are a huge parts of servers nowadays. While Im not saying I don't profit from donations, it was never my intent to net money off of a game for fun. The OP should start his server and run it for fun then allow donations, not start up and require donations or else it goes down. It takes time to get donations just like it takes time to get loyal players. I started hosted from home in june 2011 and still today I host from home without a problem.
     
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