Our Patreon is now up and those that want to help contribute to server development can.
The project has had at least 35,000 man hours put into it with 25,000 of those hours being volunteer hours (including my time) and $40,000 USD put into the project. We have a large development team of coders, writers, artists and level designers and commission art assets, music or terrain from independent contractors and in the past this has all this has been paid for out of my income from my day job. However the team has now grown to a size and to a point where retaining talent is now beyond the means of my income.
Donations go completely and directly towards server development in roughly the following proportion:
- Coding Features - 60%
- Art/Music Assets - 30%
- Level Design (World) - 10%
The reason why Level Design is so low is that it is a one off non-recurring cost once the world is painted (so don't sweat goody).