PATREON SERVICES

Our server is 100% funded by our players

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon Overview:

In 2013, YouTube musician Jack Conte was looking for a solution to his problem: millions of people loved his videos, but only hundreds of dollars were hitting his bank account. This didn’t add up, so he drafted up an idea (hey, we’re Patreon) and brought it to his college roommate Sam Yam, now co-founder of Patreon. Now it’s 2018, and Patreon is the solution to this same problem for over 100k creators.

HOPE Society's Official Patreon Service

Server Overview & Description:
HOPE Society is an approved community server partner of Citadel Games.  This is a safe, friendly place players can play Legends of Aria without the fear of Player vs. Player (PVP) experience offered on other servers. 

 

to run our community server we unfortunately occur operational costs, so we have created an optional subscription service using Patreon that is not a "Pay To Win" system.  Our operational costs are 100% funded by our patrons and help maintain the longevity, maintenance and upgrades of our server.

Player Rewards:
By becoming our Patron, you will be able to help shape the world with your feedback, get first access to upcoming changes, receive uniquely-coded gifts, and get inside news with our #patron-only discord regarding upcoming updates.

Our Patrons and their support keep this server alive.  As of July, 2019 our Patrons have already funded the upkeep and operational costs of this server for over (2) years! 

 

Come join our group of passionate and friendly players in the Legends of Aria.

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Patron Pricing guide

Player Rewards:
1 - character      |  $5.00 pledge = 1,000 Patron Gems

2 - characters   |  $10.00 pledge = 2,000 Patron Gems

3 - characters   |  $15.00 pledge = 3,000 Patron Gems

4 - characters   |  $20.00 pledge = 4,000 Patron Gems

Subscription amounts are monthly, recurring charges

Patron gems can be spent in HOPE City at the Patron Shop.  There are over 50 or more custom items available for sale!

 

Examples items include:

- Elite Tools for gathering faster

- Added storage bonuses for housing

- Blessed clothing that doesn't ever break

- more than 35 custom recipes for weapons, shields, armor and tools.

- power hour potions and other consumables

- mounts

- decorations

Please note - 

(All characters must have a unique name; if you have multiple characters with the same name --

an admin will rename your character).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Billing
Q. -  When does my credit card get charged for the service?

A. - You are not charged until the 1st of each month. 

If you sign up mid-month, you are not charged until the next billing cycle.  There is no prorated billing.

Sign-Up Process
Q. -  Once I subscribe is there anything else I have to do?

A. - Yes!  We need to add your discord permissions.  So you will receive the following message through Patreon after you subscribe.  Please follow these instructions so we can add you to the system & assign your permissions.

 

We need a little more information...
Can you please private message @Admin-SCAN in discord and let him know the following info:
1. You signed up for Patreon!
2. <
Character Name>
3. Please add my Patron-Discord permissions!


Reward Availability:

Q. -  When can I claim my rewards?

A. - Billing transactions typically complete around 5:00PM PST on the 1st of each month.

Once transactions finish processing, rewards become available and will be announced by @Admin-SCAN in the patreon discord channel.

Claiming Rewards in game:

Q. -  How do I claim my rewards in game?

A. - It's simple, after you receive notification that rewards are available, travel to HOPE city in-game, approach the Patreon merchant (next to the gate) and type "patron" in all lower-case letters.  Once you are entered into the system, he will automatically place a patron loot crate in your backpack!

Rewards items:

Q. -  What type of rewards are available?

A. - We started the service in July 2019, since then we have created several different types of items such as Patreon Tools which save you time & effort in harvesting materials for crafting, Personal merchants for your house, Seasonal decorations such as pumpkins (Oct) and Banquet items (Nov), Unique, Blessed Patreon Cloaks with stats, teleportation items for your home, custom patron mounts, and patron-only crafting recipes.

All patron reward announcements are posted in our discord in the #patrons-only channels

Patron Discord Channel:

Q. -  Does my feedback and suggestions actually get implemented?

A. - We respond and evaluate all Patreon suggestions thoroughly.  We measure the impact to the world, economy and try to make effective changes that improve the overall game experience for everyone.

So far, most of our custom modifications have been driven by or have been suggested by our patrons.  In addition to simple modding, we have custom imported dozens of new weapon types, shields, created custom abilities, world chat, created in game story events & items, and we created an entire new hud system based on feedback of our patrons.  We are extremely proud to represent your ideas and incorporate them in to the game as much as possible.

Monetization:

Q. -  How does HOPE society spend its money gained from sales & subscriptions?

A. - Our development team has invested a lot of effort into building a redundant, virtual server cluster that can meet the demands of this resource-intensive game!  

 

This server also has a contracted, server-administration team that actively manages and updates our server cluster & network.  This is how we use your subscription.

We are proud to say in our first year of operation, 100% of all player donations have been reinvested into the game either through server upgrades, the purchase of this website, or by paying the monthly operational costs to run and maintain our server cluster. 

We strive to be a game of the community, for the community and hope to be around for a long time.