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    How about donators can choose something else besides an army tent? They could choose a tank as a picture to show their armies moving?
    And they have would have a choice of more city colors and such?
    So everyone sees: thats a donator

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    How much would be reasonable to donate to get that thoe? see im 14 and my parents probably wouldnt allow me giving too much money... u know i gotta put it in the bank!
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    Haven't read the whole thread, so sorry if this is a repeat...

    What about something like inactive players get deleted after a time period (7 days) but pay players don't... Porn sites do this all the time, trial memberships, etc... seems to work for them...

    It would keep the game fresh, as only people who care are in it..

    I FULLY REALIZE there are a thousand ways around this, so don't bog down the thread with all the ways it can be compromised...take that effort and help Mickey solve this problem....
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    I will have to disagree with u on that... I spend way to much time on this game "according to my parents" so i will definatly not be able to donate any money.. And just because i cant do that doesnt mean i should get degraded by getting my account deleted after so long.. Maybe i want to put a lot of money in the bank and leave for a couple weeks. I dont want to come back and find my account deleted!
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    Radeon, well thems the ways.. donations wont be more than $5 or $10 at most (I presume, dont hold me on this) and if you cant scrape that together for Mickey then you dont get the donor priviledges... if worse comes to worse it will mean paying $5 p.h. in an internet cafe in the middle of nowhere to make sure you stay in the game

    what are you expecting from a whinge like that, us to go "oh, we feel sorry for him, even though hes going against his parents wishes - hell, lets give the guy the donor stuff free"? not gonna happen

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    no i didnt mean it that way.. if its only 10$ i would.. just tell me the mailing address and i will mail it to ya... my parents probbably wouldnt care than.. But if it was like 20-50 dollars than they would.. Im not whining or anything im just posting my thoughts on the boards.
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    I know the game is still in beta but if wanting to go to a pay site or something like that you MUST be able to stop the scripting or whatever it's called. I'd be more than willing to pay $5.00/$10.00 a month for a fair and fun game. There's tons of people that have the knowledge to create programs that find jewels but I'm not one of them and I would hate to pay for a game that I have no chance at.

    If you guys can keep the game fair....I'm in....where do I send fee/donations?????

    Course...if you stop the scripting and make some of the updates that i've heard about all of you may need to chip in on paying for my divorce lawyers...wifey thinks i spend too much time on here...heheehehehehehehe

    Just my thoughts.....

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    the pay for a some advantage idea is the best idea
    I for 1 will pay for an added advantage...
    of course, it could be a subscription based thing. 10 USD for 6 months or something...
    This is a good idea... and it has worked before...
    check out www.gamestotal.com
    they got 2 main games going and another 2 in beta...

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    I'll pay to have the feeling of helping out already, and also if you get a little honorary thing...like its mentioned behind your name with an icon or something.
    All extra's like tanks instead of tents, a little faster armies or whatever are appreciated, but wouldn't change my mind on paying a little in the first place.
    I know its just Beta but Mickey should just put a system on where people can pay if they want to...because we all play here and I see no reason why the one who's already doing the programming work should have to pay for all the expenses while we have the fun(though we are the testers ofcourse ).

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    I would be more than willing to put in a donation even if it did not mean any special privliges (good spelling).

    We all play here, we all have fun.

    Is there an addreass, po box, pay pal for said donations?
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    What if you made extra cities available to those who've paid? The non-paying players could still play as normal. The paying players can have 20 (or 50)extra cities to fight over. You'd only be able to attack or occupy it if you were a paying member. OR you could make the current premium cities (say, over 10,000,000 value) available only to the paying players.

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    I also play a game called Runescape. This is totally free to play but you have to pay for extras - use of certain weapons, access to parts of the map etc. The game doesn't suffer from the fact that it's free - I think there's about 100,000+ playing it. So maybe, as suggested by a number of people here, the game should remain free with the option to pay for additional services, equipment, map access etc.

    I'll still be playing no matter what

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    Thumbs up very good idea

    i had heard of project entropia being a paid real time virtual game s also hope this will also go that way and add more real graphics and corporate sponsorship is a very good idea pls look into that boss

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    I'm only 15, i have a crappy job, which i only get to be at on weekends, and it doesn't even pay minimum wage, not to mention I'm trying to save for a car, and other things every other geeky teenager would want. Isuggest you make it between 10 and 25 dollars flat rate. Not monthly. I cant afford monthly, as well as other younger kids who play this game. I could deal with anything up to $50 yearly. But unless it was 2.50 a month, I doubt many younger players would go for it. I definatley support the idea of getting some benefits such as more resources, different army images besides tents. and different colors, as mentioned before. For resources, we should be able to get them more often (like maybe 12-18 hours instead of 36), and they should provide more. And i don't know if this is possible, but maybe donators could have a seperate earth, so the people can't pay up don't have a clear disadvantage. I think this would make the entire browser interface more simple as well, meaning the difference between the non-payers interface and the donators interface.
    That's all I've got to suggest about it.

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    But creating a different earth for paying players has its problems.
    You wouldn't have an advantage as you are only playing against paying players and you need a LOT of paying players then.

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