Adding your own donation system on servers

I want to suggest that you create your own donation system for multiplayer servers, because there is a lot of money in gmod, but Harry does not even take a percentage of this money that is earned there. If you have your own donation system, then thanks to it you will be able to spend more money on advertising and, perhaps, for a wider audience coverage, you can make the game completely free (only if the donation income allows you to take such a step).

Оригинал: Я хочу вам предложить создать собственную донат систему для серверов мультиплеера, потому что в gmod очень много денег, но Гарри не берет даже процент от этих денег, которые там зарабатываются. Если у вас будет собственная донат система, то благодаря ей вы сможете тратить больше денег на рекламу и возможно, для более широкого охвата аудитории, вы можете сделать игру полностью бесплатной (только если доход с доната позволит пойти на такой шаг).

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Why would server owners use a system that takes a cut when they could just use something like Paypal?

Not happening, Roblox is barely making profit and they even have their own gift cards.

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Garry’s mod has a system that is used to implement donation on servers called “Auto Donate”, which takes 30% of the total amount. This system is used by about 98% of all popular servers and brings its creators about $ 1000 per day. I want this money to be received by the person who created this game.

Оригинал: В Garry’s mod есть система, которая используется для реализации доната на серверах под названием “Автодонат”, которая берет себе 30% от всей суммы. Этой системой пользуется примерно 98% популярных всех серверов и приносит её создателям примерно 1000$ в день. Я хочу чтобы эти деньги получал человек, который создал эту игру.

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Maybe that’s for Russian servers where this “Auto Donation” system comes from.
Most servers I’ve seen use a Donation System that links directly to paypal which has a flat fee of around $0.20 per commercial transaction; I doubt Facepunch would be able to beat that and still turn a profit higher than what they would make by selling the game at full price.

You just want the game to be free, don’t you?

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Let’s stop calling them “Donations” and instead call them for what they are, purchases, you’re purchasing VIP and stuff, donation means you’re not expecting anything in return.

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depending on local laws you can call it donation if you use some legal tricks tho

however, such a ‘donation system’ wouldnt work in sbox as server owner can do what they want and are not forced to use something to host it like Roblox (where its against tos to not use the payment system of roblox if you take money afaik)

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Roblox is barely making a profit because they need to maintain highly scalable infrastructure for thousands of games, hundreds of employees, and a highly specific account system with a gigantic marketplace. That is expensive as hell. s&box seems like it will be largely self-hosted servers, even if Facepunch does have some of their own. It’s really not a comparable financial situation.

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If it were that easy don’t you think Roblox would’ve cut back on those expenses like you said? S&box obviously won’t be as “expensive” but the playerbase is going to be much smaller and less loyal (As in: they won’t keep spending money on the game).

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