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jigplums 11-25-07 10:37 AM

Heresy Subscriptions
 
Heresy Subscriptions

In recent months Heresy Online has gone from strength to strength, from starting out less than a year ago we now attract over 14 million hits a month. Many of the people we encounter day to day through Games Workshop games have heard of or are familiar with the site, including running into guys in local stores, clubs and tournaments that are already members.

Apart from the amazing sense of community we have, one thing that sets us apart and those who enjoy the site cherish the most is how user friendly we are and how awesome our additional “features” are. It has always been our goal to give the best forum experience possible to our members, myself and Jezlad have always felt that if we are going to build a Warhammer 40k forum, then it had better be the best. So far we’re extremely happy and proud of the community you guys have built in such a short time frame.

In order to keep pushing ourselves and help us deliver the best we are happy to announce our Heresy Subscriber membership scheme.

This is a great way for members to help us sustain the forum and aid our constant strive towards perfection.
If you feel that you get at least £15 worth of enjoyment out of heresy-online.net per year, we ask that you please consider helping the site by subscribing.

Remember there is absolutely no obligation to become a subscriber, its just an awesome way for our members to help give back to the rest of the community.

What is the money used for?
All proceeds will go towards supporting the site, adding new features (many of the additional features we add cost upwards of $100 a go), software & hardware upgrades, as well as monthly server/bandwidth fees and competition prizes.

Will my supporter status expire?
Server costs are ongoing from day one of the site going live. As such your supporter status will expire exactly one month or one year from the date your subscription began, depending on the length and type of subscription you initially signed up for. Alternatively you may opt for a recurring payment that continues your subscription until you cancel it.
For a small monthly payment of only £1.50 or £15.00 for the year you will receive our undying gratitude and the following Heresy Online benefits,

Supporters will each receive:
  • A custom Title
  • Access to the private Endgame forums
  • Triple PM storage. (150 Messages)
  • A larger avatar (150 x 150px)
  • A larger profile picture (150 x 150px)
  • A Supporter icon will be displayed under their username
  • YouTube! Video Avatars
  • All subscribers usernames will be displayed in blue bold text.
  • Google adverts are blocked and don't show for supporters.
  • Finally, all supporters will be listed alongside the staff on the forum leaders page.
Purchasing a supporter subscription does not grant immunity to the forum rules. Refunds cannot be paid to banned members.

How do I subscribe?
A link to the paid subscription page is given on the left hand side of your usercp (at the bottom in the Miscellaneous section). Alternatively you can access the page here Paid Subscriptions. Users have the option of signing up for a single or recurring payment.

Other ways of contributing
There are other ways to contribute to the site, apart from all the wonderful pic’s, army help, idea’s and comments you share with other members of the boards.

Thanks to all of you for your generosity, both in the past and in the future.
Again we can't stress enough that there is no obligation to become a subscriber. Its just a nice way to say thanks and helps keep the forum online.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Jezlad

SUPPORT HERESY ONLINE - CLICK HERE


Please be aware that some of the themes discussed in the Endgame forum are adult by nature. The area is hidden to regular users and therefore we let some of the rules slide.

Ordo Xeno Commander 11-25-07 06:18 PM

gah, if only i could afford it, but thats like 45 bucks a year over here, plus the fact i have no way of getting it out without my bloody dad finding out :angry:

sorry guys, you know i would if i could :victory:

Hivemind Demeter 11-25-07 06:19 PM

I'm actually trying to get my group of players to join on here.
That would be 3 or 4 guys, and then I would probably spread the word to the people I play with every now and then at my local game store.

warrior-of-hope 11-25-07 10:56 PM

i've signed up so happy to help, a small price for what i get out of it. And really its only fair if i have the money and can affored it, its like less than a tactical squad for a whole years sign up

warrior-of-hope 11-25-07 11:02 PM

anyone know where i can get a cool avatar from?

Vero 11-27-07 10:18 PM

Suggestion.

For a paid subscribors, all advertisements should be removed. So regular users and guests see them, but paid subscribors do not.

That's one of the nicest ways to say thanks to your premium members, it is also is a motivtor to get more subscriptions

Jezlad 11-27-07 10:46 PM

Good idea Vero

I've added the conditionals and blocked Google ads for supporters.

Thanks :biggrin:

Vero 11-27-07 11:28 PM

ew. possibly worst time for conversion rates... but what the hey.

The Wraithlord 11-28-07 02:07 AM

Yeah that is a damn good idea.

Galahad 11-28-07 02:33 AM

I just made a donation, if I;d have known subscriptions were going to come up I'd have waited ;-P

Vero 11-28-07 02:41 AM

Perhaps they will allow your donation to go towards a subscription...

I went for the subscription myself.

Bloodhound 11-28-07 07:28 AM

Hell. I would help in any way I can, but I'm 14 with no credit card and my mother is very strict about me using her card.
I know her number by heart, but it would come up in the invoice she gets.

hephesto 11-28-07 10:26 AM

Good initiative here guys, count me in!

Jezlad 11-28-07 10:33 AM

Remember that you get to select a custom user title guys on your usercp panel.

warrior-of-hope 11-28-07 01:40 PM

yeah probably true, prob see a few more in jan...but heh we get the benfits now :)

Ezekial Lightning 11-28-07 10:32 PM

Great idea, but, sadly like bloodhound i dont have a and people would never let me give 2 a site they dont even know about.:mad:

Brother Shrike 11-29-07 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ezekial Lightning (Post 42694)
Great idea, but, sadly like bloodhound i dont have a and people would never let me give 2 a site they dont even know about.:mad:

agreed. :( my mom would probably kill me if she knew I was on a forum. :(

Vero 11-29-07 01:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brother Shrike (Post 42749)
agreed. :( my mom would probably kill me if she knew I was on a forum. :(

That's because the internet is serious business.
http://blog.dreamhost.com/wp-content...08/serious.jpg

It comes with the territory that many users wont have a CC / be under age to obtain one. That's why it's important for HO to offer something to their members who can donate, such as the advertisements going away, user titles etc.

With that in mind, there are a lot of people who dont have the money to contribute or can't do to the no access to CC thing. Many of them may be able to donate their time in the form of graphic images, articles, researching, scouting, or even programing additions to the site. Jez, perhaps you can honor those users in either the same way, or another way.

Just trying to spin some creative wheels.

Brother Shrike 11-29-07 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vero (Post 42762)
That's because the internet is serious business.
http://blog.dreamhost.com/wp-content...08/serious.jpg

It comes with the territory that many users wont have a CC / be under age to obtain one. That's why it's important for HO to offer something to their members who can donate, such as the advertisements going away, user titles etc.

With that in mind, there are a lot of people who dont have the money to contribute or can't do to the no access to CC thing. Many of them may be able to donate their time in the form of graphic images, articles, researching, scouting, or even programing additions to the site. Jez, perhaps you can honor those users in either the same way, or another way.

Just trying to spin some creative wheels.

yeah, I could help in a lot of those ways! I have photoshop, and I'm a decent programmer in C++ ( not sure about PHP, unfortunately) but yeah great ideas Vero!!!! 3 cheers for vero! :P

edit: I have also "discreetly" put a link to HO in several places on the BnC, including my sig. :) does that count for anything?

Jezlad 11-29-07 12:03 PM

Quote:

That's because the internet is serious business.
http://blog.dreamhost.com/wp-content...08/serious.jpg
Simply Brilliant!

Ezekial Lightning 12-01-07 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brother Shrike (Post 42771)
yeah, I could help in a lot of those ways! I have photoshop, and I'm a decent programmer in C++ ( not sure about PHP, unfortunately) but yeah great ideas Vero!!!! 3 cheers for vero! :P

edit: I have also "discreetly" put a link to HO in several places on the BnC, including my sig. :) does that count for anything?

Well, i could try 2 get photoshop 2...

Jezlad 12-01-07 02:55 PM

Remember guys, subscribing is an option, you don't have to sign up, and you aren't missing out on any of the features you had before if you can't or dont want to.

The costs involved in running a site like this do mount up. At some point a dedicated server will be needed. Plus all the additional feature we've been adding do cost money. People don't write these scripts for free. We have one large addon that cost over $100 and many more for slightly less.

We're not forcing anyone to pay or blocking anything that you had before, we're just giving people who use the site and enjoy all the benefits of the time, effort and money that's put into it the option say thanks and help out by subscribing.

To continue to improve the site we need to upgrade the server. Our script query limit is almost reaching critical.

We're grateful for all your continued ideas and suggestions. Without them the site wouldn't advance. However, the google adsense and advertising are a small price to pay for the long term plans and future of the site. Visiting adsense links generates income for the site and helps ensure its longevity and gives the admin team the ability to purchase and install the countless features that set us apart from the rest.

Anyone that wishes to assist the site by means other than donating can join our Recon Team.

Jez

Brother Shrike 12-02-07 01:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jezlad (Post 43315)
Remember guys, subscribing is an option, you don't have to sign up, and you aren't missing out on any of the features you had before if you can't or dont want to.

The costs involved in running a site like this do mount up. At some point a dedicated server will be needed. Plus all the additional feature we've been adding do cost money. People don't write these scripts for free. We have one large addon that cost over $100 and many more for slightly less.

We're not forcing anyone to pay or blocking anything that you had before, we're just giving people who use the site and enjoy all the benefits of the time, effort and money that's put into it the option say thanks and help out by subscribing.

To continue to improve the site we need to upgrade the server. Our script query limit is almost reaching critical.

We're grateful for all your continued ideas and suggestions. Without them the site wouldn't advance. However, the google adsense and advertising are a small price to pay for the long term plans and future of the site. Visiting adsense links generates income for the site and helps ensure its longevity and gives the admin team the ability to purchase and install the countless features that set us apart from the rest.

Anyone that wishes to assist the site by means other than donating can join our Recon Team.

Jez

wait, the site gets money only when we click on the links?

so to give the site lots of money, we can click on the links a whole bunch of times and then close all the new tabs? *evil grin* <insert suitably evil laugh>

Jezlad 12-02-07 11:21 AM

Errrr, the account will be blocked if people over spam the links... so don't! :)

FrozenOrb 12-15-07 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vero (Post 42336)
Suggestion.

For a paid subscribors, all advertisements should be removed. So regular users and guests see them, but paid subscribors do not.

That's one of the nicest ways to say thanks to your premium members, it is also is a motivtor to get more subscriptions

With Firefox and the Adblock extension blocking site's ads is simple. That said I wish long and smooth sailing to this site.

Alexander_67 01-18-08 05:28 PM

Hmm trying to subscribe (promised i'd do it after 100 posts) But paypal is screwing me around. I seems to think i've already registered my card when i havent? This is a new card. I'll keep trying but i'm getting pissed off.

Alexander_67 01-19-08 03:10 PM

24 hours and one giant hair-pullling-out session later and i've finally got the payment through! Yay me. Screw paypal!

jigplums 01-21-08 07:51 PM

welcome to the subscribers club :) good to see people giving back, so we can continue to grow the community

Pandawithissues... 01-21-08 10:24 PM

Another soldier in the fight against communism!

cccp 01-22-08 06:23 AM

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o


lol

Darthlace 02-03-08 10:41 PM

subscribed happy to help

Tau Chaotix 03-21-08 01:39 PM

would if i could guys, but im 13 and dont have much cash

-Olek.

slaaneshy 03-23-08 04:59 AM

Worth it for the arcade alone!

Tau Chaotix 03-23-08 10:18 AM

What do yo get in the arcade thats extra?

-Olek.

Deceiver 04-06-08 03:45 AM

I went ahead and splurged to contribute to the site. Hope others will as well.
Did have a q-- if not enough peeps subscribe and we lose the site,will those who donated get their $$$ back?????
should have asked first before I subsribed. oops.

Jezlad 04-06-08 10:24 AM

The site is very unlikely to be lost.

If worst comes to worst we'll lose a few features and have to run it minimalistic with all the settings switched to conserve the CPU.

Failing that i'll be forced to pay the additional server fees myself. I just wanted to let eveyone know where we stand and why the site was chugging and taken offline a few days back.

swntzu 04-06-08 01:37 PM

What about a raffle?

Failing that we could always strip for extra cash :P

Jezlad 04-06-08 02:33 PM

The legalities of a raffle are being explored.

Do you have any news on whether this can be carried out without breaking any international gambling laws?

GoRy 04-06-08 11:08 PM

Would taking the arcade down for a few days maybe help conserve server load a little? Im not really sure how popular they are here though.

morfangdakka 04-07-08 12:08 AM

I think it is just best to just ask for donations from people. A raffle might be more of a headache than what it would be worth.

Donated glad to help a great site.


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