Supporting Shards of Britannia helps to maintain the existing infrastructure put into place, and also helps to expand it as we continue to grow. In an effort to allow more flexibility with payments, we have changed our donation processes.
In the past players have been able to submit donations directly to GameServers.com, our hosting provider. As of April 2019, we no longer use the GameServers.com Clan-pay feature, and instead we now have a PayPal account and a Patreon page setup to accept one-time and monthly-recurring donations.
If you're interested in supporting the project, please visit our website.
We appreciate everyone's continued support and understanding while we make these adjustments. :sparkling_heart:
First and foremost - the dev team is not selling anything. You may be used to seeing a cash shop model with donation tokens or similar.
Making a donation to Shards of Britannia will never mean getting anything like special bonuses in return, such as items, skill adjustments, or bonuses to any gameplay mechanics.
What you'll get is eternal gratitude from the staff and everyone playing on Shards of Britannia, knowing that you're helping to keep us all online.
In addition, you'll also get access to the #patrons-club channel in Discord, where you'll get sneak peeks of upcoming content. It should be noted that suggestions and feedback from donors aren't given any priority and should still be submitted in-game only, not via this channel.
100% of donations go solely to renting the servers and paying for other infrastructure required to keep the project alive. Nothing else, no exceptions.
There's no intention to ever stray from the path of being straight up non-commercial. Shards of Britannia is a fan-driven project by UO fans for UO fans.