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(Suggestion) Partial/Group donations.

Discussion in 'General Suggestions' started by Drunk Dog, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Drunk Dog

    Drunk Dog i'm thinking i'm thinking VIP+

    Hi, I've found myself wanting to help friends get up to Legendary quite a few times, however, my problem is that I can't afford it.

    My suggestion is that we start partial/group donations. That would mean, if someone wanted legendary/MVP, I could go to the store and pay a $20 increment for it (or any amount that I wanted to pay), of course they wouldn't get their donator status after that, but if a group of people went in on this together, they would get their donator status once the amount of money required was met. Which, between a group of friends, would often be met time and time again, and a lot more donations would happen from this.

    Now, there's a lot of liberties that could be taken with this idea. For instance, creating a time slot per donation. Where enough donations would have to be made to fulfill the requirement or else the (all) partial transactions made towards a player would be cancelled (seems unlikely, but thought I would suggest in case it's not). A partial/group donations section could be added to the store, in which you could see current partial/group donations in process (for instance: $75 for Sinz, add donation? of course not, but you get the point). This could also work for the giveaways, where if someone were to do a $20 donator giveaway, the $20 would be added to the winner's current donation pool.

    Anyways, I see this increasing the amount of donations made by quite a bit, as well as allowing our member base a good option for getting themselves or their friends some of the more luxurious donator ranks. I'm sure there's a lot that I'm unaware of, store/paypal wise, that would make this suggestion unlikely, but I'm suggesting it in the hopes that there isn't.
     
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  2. Shadow

    Shadow The art of war - subdue the enemy without fighting VIP

    Just a clarification, you're saying that you don't get the rank until the requirement is correct, right? I like the idea if so.

    Ex. I am at $199 for legendary but since I don't have the full $200 I don't have any perks.
     
  3. Drunk Dog

    Drunk Dog i'm thinking i'm thinking VIP+

    Yes.
     
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  4. Zypther

    Zypther #ZypUp Elite

    +1
     
  5. Silent Rebel

    Silent Rebel Lead Shitposter Elite

    This seems really interesting. The only problem, like you stated, would be what happens when someone doesn't meet their goal. What happens if someone gets banned with 175 towards legendary? Is the money held somewhere for situations like these, to be returned? Does @Highwon receive the donation before or after the goal is met? If players are charged for the donation as soon as they add to the pool, where is the money held? If players aren't charged immediately but let's say they run out of money on their card and the payment fails when it comes time to charge everyone, what happens then? I think this is a really good suggestion if we can break it down to see what would work and would be too hard to implement/enforce/deal with, and how the money is handled (where is it held during the process, where it's going, etc)

    Overall +1, I'll brainstorm over this today at Work.
     
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  6. Rose♥

    Rose♥ Ideal Female Moderator? Banned Elite

    Cool idea, but the money donated would have to be held in a temporary account. Let's say you get 1 month to make a donation, after that 1 month all donations that you got will be refunded to the person who bought them OR be put directly into the servers. If the player gets perma'd before the 1 month is over the money will get refunded.

    Of course you will be able to donate towards your own goal too.
     
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  7. Rice

    Rice stay golden. VIP

    There's a high chance of unseen/unintended costs involved with doing this in regards to Paypal/whatever payment system being used. Cool idea though.
     
  8. I like this +1
     
  9. This could be done in such a way where you purchase "credits" and each credit could have a set value in USD and donor ranks. For example, 1 credit = 10 USD. Credits could then be used in a point shop of sorts on the website to redeem donation ranks and credits could be sent to other users. For example, I donate 50 USD I would receive 5 credits. I want two months of Elite so I spend four credits, then I have one credit left. With that last credit I could send it to someone who then could apply it to their own purchase. Credits would be non-refundable and could be discounted in bulk (same rates as straight up buying MVP / Legendary), donations would be received instantly and could be applied at a later date. Only flaw with this is as what others have said such as a user with 19 credits gets banned they might try to dispute payments, ddos, other butt hurt twelve year old shit, etc.

    Or you could start a go fund me...
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Banned VIP

    i really think this should be implemented +1
     
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  11. Zypther

    Zypther #ZypUp Elite

    Bump
     
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  12. Chewie

    Chewie deadrun mod Moderator VIP Bronze

    Moved to general suggestions
     
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  13. Aww, so sweet of you. Trying to get me to legendary

    please
     
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