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Announcement Help LV's Servers & Unlock Legendary Pokémon!

Discussion in 'Info Hub' started by Achromatic, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Achromatic

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    Help LV's Servers & Unlock Legendary Pokémon!

    Hello everyone, Achromatic here. It will come as no surprise to you all that our servers have been a bit slower recently. There's a few reasons for this, but mostly it comes down to how we're sharing them with other websites, the increased traffic because of the catcher and the fact our host... isn't the greatest.

    We have been quite unlucky with hosts and with our move to Xenforo, we had hoped to remedy this. Unfortunately, the host we are with currently hasn't been ideal, especially with supporting us when there are major errors on the site and our general site speed. It's not terrible, but it could be so much better and in the current state, it's likely to put off potential visitors.

    So... once more, we come to you guys for help. We need your help to move LV to a brand new server, one that we will maintain ourselves. Currently, we need 300 dollars to make this a reality. This will cover the following costs:
    • Assistance migrating LV over to a new space (we already have our guy!)
    • Paying for the new servers and fees that come with that
    • Assistance with maintaining these new servers and making sure they're stable and well looked after
    • Optimising the new server
    • No, we are not leaving Xenforo! We are moving the servers which keep the site itself live.
    So, we need to complete our goal within roughly 2 weeks. If we can do this, you will unlock the following:
    • For the amounts you reach, any of our donation tiers and the benefits that come with them
    • The legendary Pokémon Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno.
    That's right. If we hit our goal, we will release the three legendary birds into the wild for ALL LV users to encounter. Those that donate 20 dollars or more will have a chance to find the exact location for these Pokémon right as they're released.

    Migration will depend on where you live (timezones and all that) but we're hoping for about 2 days tops. This will not last as long as the move to Xenforo.

    We realise this is a lot to ask for, but in order for us to keep striving forward and making the best out of this new catching feature, we need the best servers we can possibly get for LV. Transparency is our aim, so hopefully we've gone over why we need this to happen and we hope you guys will consider donating! Any amount helps.

    If you have any questions or discussion, just post below. Thank you.

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE!
     
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    Just for a bit more transparency for you guys:

    We intend to release Gen 2 when we've figured out some of the more essential new features the catching feature needs. This includes but is not limited to releasing and sorting Pokémon. Legendaries on the other hand are ready to go and can and will be released once the goal is hit - Gen 2 will not be slowed down because of this but simply because the catching app isn't at the stage we'd like it to be for catching on a much grander scale.
     
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    Holy crap, man, you nearly freaked me out there. I don't think any of us were ready for a repeat of the Xenforo migration, least of all you.
    I assume anyone who will donate here will earn the ranks as per usual, so I doubt this fundraiser will be different from any other.

    I do have a question, but mostly for the sake of curiosity: what will this do for LV's yearly maintenance costs? Will it stay the same, go up, go down?
     
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    Our maintenance costs aren't too bad right now, but we'll definitely be getting more for our money by switching over. Yearly costs will definitely be much much lower than previous years, especially since we won't have to worry about switching hosts again... and again.
     
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    Well guys, astonishingly we've already hit our donation goal! Therefore details on how to encounter legendaries will be unveiled soon! Keep an eye out.
     
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    That was fast.

    Surely I'm not the only one to be thinking this, but - that took a lot less time than I thought it would. I was expecting this would last another 3 days or so.
     
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    Agreed. Thou this just goes to show how popular the Catcher is!
     
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    I wouldve donated, but since im 16 and dont have a credit card. That would make donating imposible for me.
     
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    heyy, so I saved some up and got paypal working and I donate it 11 dollar, but when do I know when ya get it?
    as when I look at the part of donate it says 0 dollar to 300 dollar
     
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    For the first question, all of the donations have to be approved manually, for the time being. (I know when Lake Valor was back on IPB, there was an automatic approval process set up for it, but Xenforo does not have this functionality, as far as we're aware. At least, not yet.)

    As for the donation bar, that's something that has to be there (it can't be turned off). It's used for special donation milestones (the annual hosting bill is a pretty common one) but is not always in use. It's just there for when LV does special donation campaigns.
     
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    I see thnx. The rest I have send to acromatic
     
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    So I donated 10$ at one point but just recently also donated 20$. Does it add up over time or should I just save up and donate all at once (I am aiming for the higher tiers)?
     
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    It adds up over time.
     
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