Well then, it’s been a long way coming. I have setup a Patreon page for TFT here:
So far I have been running the site completely on my own, but I have to concede that we’re getting a little too large for me to fund solo. Note that I will always keep the site running to the best of my possibilities, however some of my decisions turned around to bite me in the arse a little bit.
I am still adamant that I want to keep the site ad-free. I personally hate advertisements and even though a lot of you told me that I should try running ads, I am still not really on board with that. TFT was originally intended to reflect what I like in a site – reasonably easy to use and nothing intrusive, no ads or popups.
Yet even with the pretty solid hosting package I am paying for which is enough to keep small to medium companies up and running, we’re kinda hammering the hosting a little bit. The reason for that is this:
So the bottomline is, this is amazing. We’re still somehow managing to grow and I think it might even go beyond that.
Now the Patreon comes into play. The Patreon will allow me to upgrade the servers even further if necessary (and to be honest, the hoster could actually poke me any month now if they get fed up with it) and also it will finally allow me to fund events and tournaments again, which is something that we dropped almost completely in the last year but that’s a bloody shame.
If you have some spare cash around and want to throw it at this site, by all means. I am grateful for anyone who wants to support the community. If you cannot afford it, please don’t. I am happy if you enjoy using the site, reading or scraping the galleries for pictures that would make your grandma scratch you off the inheritance.
Thanks for being awesome,