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Friagram Oct 19, 2012 @ 6:21pm
Donation Info
Because some people can't see the in game link (due to steam browser, add block, etc), here it is: Donation Link[poniponiponi.site.nfoservers.com]
Please provide your steam id or community profile link as the note if possible so that we can quickly add you to the donor database (this information is usually automatically filled out for you). You will receive an email response with instructions. Usually you just have to provide a profile link or steam id (the server needs to be able to identify you). Feel free to add me on steam to speed up the process, or if you have any problems. If you are unable to use Paypal's payment processing system due to country restrictions, alternative processing through our host can be arranged.

Current DONATOR perks (most are listed here, there may be others):

-Settings are saved, and will be accessable between all poni servers. Most settings are configurable/saved for each class.
-A few select perks may not be available on specific servers due to game-mode restrictions/game-mode availability/server stability issues (for example: build/jetpack is usually only active on the sandbox server).

Full access to the main /perks (sm_perks) menu.
  • Dash rockets (blue team), Pinkie rockets (red team) for soldier. Cupcake Stickybombs (demo).
  • Halloween projectiles.
  • Projectile Trails (rainbows for blue, pink smoke for red): rockets, balls, grenades, arrows, etc.
  • Voice pitch: raise or lower the sound of your voice.
  • Festive arrows: sniper/medic arrows changed to festive version.
  • Holy hand grenades: sniper jarate/scout milk replaced with HHG model and sound.
  • Selectable poni/pet that follows you around (feet or shoulder position).
  • Kill effects: crits will gib, turn to ash, turn to gold, disintigrate, turn to ice, decapitate.
  • Colors: team based, random colors, + cycling colors, and 100+ solid colors to apply to hats, weapons, misc, and wearable items.
  • Particle effects: 30+ for hats, 20+ for weapons.
  • Sheen effects.
  • Death effects: particles like explosions/confetti/balloons when you kill people.
  • Head size: ability to increase head size to various amounts.
  • Pyrovision/Romevision: ability to enable vision modes at any time (if mode is available).
  • Robot models, robot voices.

Partial access to the /chatcolor, /cc, chat color submenu.
  • Rainbow text, colored text, tags + colored tags. (sm_rainbowize, /rainbowize, sm_chatcolor, /chatcolor, Also works with /me (example: /me is bored). HSV color picker.

Various Random Goodies:
  • Slightly Increased positive RTD chance (20%).
  • Different jetpack trail.
  • Higher prop health/regeneration on the build server.

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Current VIP perks:
  • All DONATOR perks.
  • Reserved slot (ability to connect when a server is full, immunity from being kicked by another joining reserved player).
  • Full access to the /chatcolor, /cc, chat color submenu: extra tags, custom tags (you enter the text), including the [VIP] tag.
  • Player trails: change position (head, back, waist, feet, etc), trail type.
  • Wings/Tails (for all stock models): HSV color picker
  • Halloween footprints.
  • Killstreak effects.
  • Australium effects.
  • Item pitch, and weapon size.
  • Ability to switch out cosmetics.
  • Access to restricted FF2 solo bosses (not companion bosses!).
  • Larger saysound quota, less delay between sounds.
If you have a reserved slot, connecting to a full server must be done through the console. For example, type "connect 66.150.164.227:27016" in the console, followed by enter to join the main server. This will kick a non-reserved player from the game to make room for you.

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The amount of people with reserved slots is slowly increasing. If this becomes an issue, and many people start getting dropped from servers on a regular basis, we may have to change how we handle reserved slots. If this happens, an announcement will be made. However, this is not presently an issue, and has not been since we expanded our community from 2 to 6 servers.

New perks/features are added when possible. Sometimes older ones have to be removed because they are no longer functional (valve patches the engine to make them no longer work, or the mechanism that allows them to work breaks, etc). So realize that these are subject to change.

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Notice: The following individuals have not been added as donator as they did not provide a steam ID or profile link, and have not replied to any of our email reminders:
(first four letters of email address, and first letter of domain provided, if you are one of these individuals, please contact me).

-rubb*@g.com - Nov 2013
-sude*@y.com - Nov 2013

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Notice:
Donations go toward funding our servers, content development, and community services. Note that changes to the game engine, dependent plugins, and other events may change the availability or functionality of some features. Donations are non-transferable and non-refundable. Although we work to constantly add and provide services for donors, donations are gifts and not exchanges of value in expectation for service of any kind.
Last edited by Friagram; Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:18pm
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Friagram Apr 13, 2013 @ 4:26am 
If you are unaware of your donor status being active on a server, or if you wish to view the status of admins or other donators, use the /helpmenu it should show you all online donors and admins. Your status should show up as donor on all servers. If you have any issues feel free to contact me. Similarly, if you have any questions about the system, or problems making donations, or other questions, feel free to contact.
Friagram Oct 25, 2013 @ 11:57am 
Slightly adjusted the donation rates. Mainly because a great majority of our donations were comming in at the 5$ rate. While all donations are appreciated, very small transactions (microtransactions) cause paypal to take quite a large portion of them. ~ 45c or so at 5$ with the 2.9% + 30c rate they have.

donator: 5$ -> 8$
vip: 25$ -> 30$

Of course, repeat donations are always helpful and appreciated too :3

Note: changes are not retroactive. If you already donated in the past, don't worry about your status as donator/vip, it will stay the same as it was. Not trying to twist any arms here.
Last edited by Friagram; Oct 25, 2013 @ 12:05pm
Friagram Oct 31, 2013 @ 7:16am 
Going to post this because it has been asked so many times:

We can not accept virtual goods (tf2items, steam games, cupons, etc), as they have no real value, and can not be used to pay our host.

We mainly use paypal donations, alternatively, we can set up payment proccessing directly through our host (which accepts the same cards as paypal). It is a bit less convenient to go through our host, but doable if you are unable to use paypal and need alternative cc processing. Contact me on steam if you are having problems with Paypal and need an alternative. Note that you do not need a Paypal account to make a contribution using Paypal's processing system.
Last edited by Friagram; Oct 31, 2013 @ 7:22am
Friagram Nov 8, 2013 @ 4:30pm 
I updated the donations page a bit. It should now show you your steam ID and profile link in the upper right corner. This should help players find it more easily. It should be pretty accurate, as it uses the last known IP you connected to the server with. Note that if you share your internet with another person who also plays on our servers, it might show theirs instead (or listed along with yours), but it's no biggie.
Last edited by Friagram; Feb 21, 2014 @ 12:10am
Friagram Feb 14, 2014 @ 5:19am 
Merged the donations page into the tabbed MOTD that Master J designed, updated the link, this will take you directly there: http://poniponiponi.site.nfoservers.com/tf/assets/motd.php?donate
Friagram May 7, 2014 @ 10:39am 
The donation system has slightly changed. It should not impact too many people, but will affect some. It's also quite possible that more than a few people were accidentally missed as I manually went through all of the records from our different sources. The full details and curent discussion is here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/poniponiponi/discussions/0/540740501431400433/
If you have any problems, please reply on the aformentioned thread, or contact me directly on steam.

Overview:
  • Donor status is still cumulative (the amounts you donate contribute toward a sum).
  • Status is no longer set on an individual basis. Some 8 months ago or so, the system changed, but we did not want to revoke donor/vip status from people who already had it, so they were able to keep it. This change supersedes that. If these players wanted to regain their former status, a minimum donation would bring them back to their previous level. At the time this seemed like a very mean thing to do, but I feel that a long enough period of time has passed that most people would not feel over burdened by this.
  • Donor status lasts for 1 year since the last donation. (For the most part, that is about how far the database goes back right now, and it will load individuals who have donated in the past year). Example. TF2Player has contributed 25$ in the past, but hasn't donated in the previous year, and does not have any donator status, but still exists in the system. They donate 8$, and their total is updated to 33$, and their last-donation date will be set to the current date, they will recieve VIP status, which will remain valid for another year.
  • There are some *special* cases of individuals who have made unique contributions (made us maps or contributed in other ways), or have donated generous amounts. They have been granted permanent status.
Last edited by Friagram; May 7, 2014 @ 10:40am
Stalker Revenger Jun 24, 2014 @ 9:07am 
Is there a payment for Mods or Low Admin?
Friagram Jun 24, 2014 @ 10:50am 
Originally posted by Stalker Revenger:
Is there a payment for Mods or Low Admin?
No
*still wants vip models*
Madoka Aug 12, 2014 @ 5:44pm 
I donated 30$ an hour ago. But it's still not giving me the perks. Should i do something?
Friagram Aug 12, 2014 @ 7:07pm 
Originally posted by Derpy :3™:
I donated 30$ an hour ago. But it's still not giving me the perks. Should i do something?
Check your email, or add me on steam
Anu-λ XD499 Oct 5, 2014 @ 2:41pm 
If I donate $8 what perks will it give me on VSH servers?
John the Cynic Oct 5, 2014 @ 5:08pm 
As a donator, you will only have access to the base donator perks. VSH perks will be unlocked at VIP status, which will give you access to the VIP only bosses (Ass Pancakes, Painis Cupcakes, and I think one other)
Friagram Oct 8, 2014 @ 4:25am 
Donator status applies to all servers on our network. While some features are only available at higher levels, most are available to all. Our bosses and such are not "locked" though a select few are restricted to random or vip ranks. This was done because they are old bosses, and people wanted them left untouched but not overplayed.
Friagram Oct 11, 2014 @ 4:29am 
This should go without saying, but when steam is down and the server can not authenticate you, your donator status will not be available. Once steam is back up and you can be authenticated, it will work again. Fortunately this is very rare. Additionally, when Sourcemod or Metamod is not functional (due to major game updates), features will not be available until said mods are working. Again, this only happens rarely during major updates, and is usually resolved within a few hours.
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