If you can believe it, it's been over 4 years since we last raised any money for the forum. To put it into perspective, the last time we ran a fundraiser,
Fifty Shades of Grey and the first Kingsman movie were topping the box office
The Order: 1886 and Evolve were just released
Age of Ultron was the most current Marvel movie
The Walking Dead topped TV ratings
Barack Obama was the President of the United States
Actually, the last time it was predicted that we'd raise enough get to a point where:
...we will all be playing games on virtual reality, we'll be reading posts about Star Wars Episode VIII, and we'll have flying cars. I am sure of it.
At least two of those came true!
About a month ago, you probably noticed the great outage of March the 22nd when the forum was down for almost the entire day due to depletion of funds. And then the other outage of Two Days Ago because my slack ass hadn't put up the fundraising post yet 😆
We've gotten to a point with our setup where the features we have are close to everything we need, and the software we now use is stable. Pretty much all we need coverage for is hosting. I'm also working on getting those costs lowered a bit to $45 a month. Think we can pre-pay keeping the lights on for at least another 2 years? If so, that'd put our goal close to an even $1000.
Last time, 23 of us stepped up to contribute. If you can, consider contributing a month! But really, anything and everything helps. We can even take payments directly within the forum now!
This month starts our 16th year together here on LCVG. So here's to many more, with discussions on PlayStation 5, Xbox Next, and everything else in between.