Since we recently changed the Donation System, I will now shortly introduce you to it.
First of all, there are multiple ways of donating, each with different receivers. You can donate either towards us as the OpenNos Development Team(using our Ko-Fi Links) or towards the Server, to help with the Server costs.
Why to donate?
The SourceCode for OpenNos is free as in beer - We will never charge you anything for using it. However, nothing is completely out of cost. We still work on it in our free time.
The same goes for the OpenNos Public Server. You can play without any donation(and we will never force you to donate towards the Server to get the new OP Equipment or a crazy Experience Boost). In fact, you can't get stuff that makes you better by giving us money. But as for the SourceCode, it is still linked to costs for us. We need to pay for our Dedicated Servers, Domain Names and other expenses caused by the OpenNos Public Server.
And that's why you should donate if you can afford it. Helping us with our expenses, especially with the OpenNos Public Server, allows us to keep the Server running and, if needed, upgrade our current Hardware to allow more players to play. As for us as Developers, you can always buy us a coffee and we'll appreciate it, since The Public Server Donations are used only to cover the costs for the Public Server. But keep in mind: We force noone to donate.
What are the benefits of donating?
Donating to the Developers has no direct benefit - we'll appreciate it and might be able / want to dedicate more time to the Development of OpenNos(both the Public Source Code and the Public Server).
If you donate to the Public Server, there are some minor(non-Pay2Win) rewards for you. These rewards won't make you better in-game, but are still, in our opinion, a nice reward, especially since we don't earn any Cent with the Public Server and still do the Management, Maintenance and other work on it. The rewards are:
- Hero Wings for the Top 10 Donators
- Access to a really full Channel for the Top 20 Donators(will be implemented today)
- Limited Bomb or Punk Hairs for 15€ <- They don't have any special effect and can be gained In-Game too
- Limited Rare Bomb or Punk Hairs for 25€ <- They don't have any special effect
Keep in mind that there is NO OpenDollar Reward for Donating. This would be Pay2Win and we don't like that.
How to donate?
Donations towards the Developers can be done using our Ko-Fi Links(found in our signature).
Donations towards the Public Server can be done by writing me a Private Message(here or in Discord) to get the current PayPal-E-Mail Address.
Both ways are done ONLY using PayPal. Other Payment Methods, especially Pre-Paid Cards like PaySafeCard, can't be accepted.
If you still have unanswered questions, don't hesitate to contact our staff, we will gladly answer any unanswered questions.
Have a nice day,