Why Pay to Play?
As our servers become more popular we have decided that we need to get something on-line explaining why we have pay to play servers. I suppose before we get started with this, think of reasons why Blizzard would charge on W.o.W..
The main reason is that no one really wants to fork out the money and deal with the maintenance required to keep it going. Some times, it’s not so bad, other times, it’s infuriating to deal with updating a game and making sure everything works, let alone dealing with a modded server, which in itself can drive a person to madness.
The next which would be a close first is that we all want to play on a server that has the least amount of drama as possible. We recognize that people will always dislike people, because that’s what people do. Though how do we minimize this? With a paid server we can afford to have people moderate the servers and maintain an organized chaos.
Another close first, I think we’re seeing that all of these are equal concerns, any way. Thirdly, greifing, it exists and is never going away, and really some one who really wants to mess everything up will, regardless of cost. Thus another reason for paying to play, paid staff can keep a more close eye on what’s going on and roll-back the server before the apocalypse happened. This reminds me of the stories my brother told me about that chaos the had happened on the free to play Garry’s Mod servers. Perhaps I can find the video… the movie… and add it later.
Additionally and quite obviously, Boisson Media is a business, we need to keep those lights on and the spice must flo… the internet on.
We want to have an environment where people enjoy playing their games and need not worry when a group of hooligans will join their server and destroy everything that you had worked so hard for. I presently put a lot of time into StarMade and would be quite disappointed to find a crashed server that’s unrecoverable.
If you have any questions, concerns, and/or questions do let us know and we’ll do what we can to answer the.
P.S. A FAQ is in the works.