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Best Answer Olaf, 12 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

so i'd like to ask how my money would be used towards the donation of xwis, we it be split amongst all forum admins, or go straight into the pocket of olaf (cuz he wouldn't get my money with his actions lately)
 
would it be used to update our server or HOF?
would it be used to promote some tournament that is a free game from EA?
Donations have been used to renew domains and to pay for a XWIS logo design. They've not been used for anything else, they're not used to pay staff (including me), they're not used for updating HoFs and I don't think they've been used to promote tournaments. Go to the full post


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#26 dachramme

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

I give up.



#27 Seke

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Since the donations haven't been used for anything specific yet would you like some ideas on what to use them for?



#28 AlliedPlayer

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Since the donations haven't been used for anything specific yet would you like some ideas on what to use them for?

Im going to take a wild guess at this one and say most of its been said already and disregarded unfortunately :(

#29 Seke

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Well, Neo helped to get my FFG tournament sponsored. If some of the funds were to be released for another tournament sponsorship then I would hold another tournament



#30 FReQuEnZy

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

As part of the Community support group you can request Chrisev to sponsor tournaments as well.



#31 dsector

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:36 PM

How about you just donate as a token of appreciation for all the work that went into XWIS instead of asking "where does the money go"?!

 

Why is everyone making such a big deal out of this? Olaf deserves every single cent of the donated money (and much more). Although there have been many individuals who partook in improving XWIS, none of them even come close to Olaf's dedication and hard work. Have you ever considered that maybe these small donations and a rare "thank you" is what motivates Olaf to continue working on making XWIS better?

 

Besides, are all of you ever satisfied? Do you understand that it's not Olaf's job to make XGS, AutoSS Uploader, map changes and fix any issues that constantly arise? Do you have any idea on how much work goes into all this?

 

Lastly, did Olaf ever ask for donations?! Just keep your money in your pocket if you don't feel like giving something back.



#32 SaVaGeTnK

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

How about you just donate as a token of appreciation for all the work that went into XWIS instead of asking "where does the money go"?!

 

I can relate to this. I've played the game for such a long time and had great fun with it that this year I felt like sending a few bucks as a donation.  If I was worried about how it would be spent or what new things would be done for "my" playing experience it wouldn't be a donation -_-

 

If you are worried that Olaf would buy a four sixpacks of beer, get drunk and engi eat you then don't donate. I paypal'd because I felt giving something back to the community I've been part of for years. That's why the button is there.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:11 AM

just curious, nothing wrong with asking, dont make them out be so bad for asking....



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:59 AM

How about you just donate as a token of appreciation for all the work that went into XWIS instead of asking "where does the money go"?!

 

Why is everyone making such a big deal out of this? Olaf deserves every single cent of the donated money (and much more). Although there have been many individuals who partook in improving XWIS, none of them even come close to Olaf's dedication and hard work. Have you ever considered that maybe these small donations and a rare "thank you" is what motivates Olaf to continue working on making XWIS better?

 

Besides, are all of you ever satisfied? Do you understand that it's not Olaf's job to make XGS, AutoSS Uploader, map changes and fix any issues that constantly arise? Do you have any idea on how much work goes into all this?

 

Lastly, did Olaf ever ask for donations?! Just keep your money in your pocket if you don't feel like giving something back.

if it's a donation system, we have a right to know where the money is being used

 

if olaf came out and said "hey how about throwing me a few bucks for all the work i've done" it's be different and i'd expect nothing more than him using the money however he wants, but as a donation, it's a different story

 

however to bring to light, our donations haven't amounted to much of anything yet, as i learned a lot of new things that are never shared with this community.

appericate what olaf has done of course i do, and have never been shy to let him know, but i'm also not very shy to voice my opinion and ask questions, it's always better to know what is going on.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:03 AM

The money is none of your business Marhs1



#36 SaVaGeTnK

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

just curious, nothing wrong with asking, dont make them out be so bad for asking....

 

Yeah it's not a big deal to ask. The big deal is to make a witch hunt all of the sudden about it because its the "lets be part of the bandwagon and annoy" thing to do.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:13 AM

Yeah it's not a big deal to ask. The big deal is to make a witch hunt all of the sudden about it because its the "lets be part of the bandwagon and annoy" thing to do.

not my fault they jumped on my wagon, but i guess datz cuz my wagon got 22''



#38 SaVaGeTnK

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:55 AM

not my fault they jumped on my wagon, but i guess datz cuz my wagon got 22''

 

I'll send a mexican over to pop some of them tires :whistling:



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:34 AM

....but the thing is EA games hosts the server, supplies the prizes, etc. Wheres all this hardwork and dedication dsector speaks of?

 

Banning some cheaters? or someone who flames you and hosting a forum?



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Wheres all this hardwork and dedication dsector speaks of?

I'm missing a TON of stuff but, here's just a few things I could come up with.

  • Keeping XWIS up and running.
  • Suppling/Managing Community forum
  • XCC Mixer
  • XCC Game Spy
  • XCC AV Player
  • XCC Editor
  • XCC Mod Creator/Launcher
  • XCC Mod Encoder/Decoder
  • XCC Radar Customizer
  • XCC RA2 Map Updater
  • XCC Sound Editor
  • XCC String Table Editor
  • XCC INI CLT
  • XCC MIX CLT
  • XCC AUD Writer Plug-In
  • XCC IMA ADPCM WAV Writer Plug-In
  • XIF Editor
  • RA2 User Patch
  • CNC Documentation
  • XWIS Documentation
  • RA2 Auto SS
  • YR Auto SS
  • TS Auto SS
  • Keeping CNC and XWIS socially active (facebook, twitter)
  • XWISAdmin
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  • XWIS.us (soon)
  • Updated HOF (soon)
  • Ensuring the forums have their own identity (new skin)
  • Analyzing all cheat reports
  • Preventative measures against bots and spammers
  • Continued investigation to better/improve the game clients
  • Continued support for new players/help topics

Edited by Sean3z, 11 January 2013 - 01:14 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

I will give you the AUTOss features, and the upcoming Xwis.us as well as the FB pages etc that boost activity.

 

However, 90% of that list is useless stuff - (all the XCC utilities) I mean it may provide some people with an extra bonus but its not something "needed".

 

I thought EA kept the servers up and running? XWIS just "manage" them. XWISadmin is beneficial I guess, minus the ridiculous chat bans.

 

The whole CP system needs to be reimagined, as well as the HOF updated regularly.

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A game only really needs these things:

 

A SERVER

 

Cheat Moderators/Anti Cheat team.

 

Replay System or at the very least the auto ss.

 

UPDATED LADDERS AND HOF. (VERY IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU ARE HAVING PEOPLE PAY FOR SERIALS TO PLAY ON THE LADDER. 6 years of missing TS HOF? ---- VERY SAD)

 

A PROPER CP PANEL and SERIAL SYSTEM (NOT WHAT EXISTS NOW, HORRIBLE)

 

Perhaps a forum/message board to help with help topics and game support/technical questions etc. and for cheat topics.

 

Everything else is just a bonus and not necessary.

 

It would also be nice to have an admin that wasnt on a constant power trip. Doesnt he notice nobody appreciates it ? I mean its no popularity contest but everywhere I look I see people getting irritated by Olafs antics.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

However, 90% of that list is useless stuff - (all the XCC utilities) I mean it may provide some people with an extra bonus but its not something "needed".
Useless to who? You?
Lots of people have found these utilities very useful over the last decade.
 
I thought EA kept the servers up and running? XWIS just "manage" them. XWISadmin is beneficial I guess, minus the ridiculous chat bans.
You shouldn't be thinking.
This isn't the "What's wrong with XWIS?" topic is it? Do you understand the concept of On Topic posts?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

I thought EA kept the servers up and running?

You do know that just means keeping a computer ON 24/7 right?



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

Useless to who? You?
Lots of people have found these utilities very useful over the last decade.You shouldn't be thinking.
This isn't the "What's wrong with XWIS?" topic is it? Do you understand the concept of On Topic posts?

 

Speaking of on topic Olaf, maybe you could answer Marsh's original post as to where the money is going.  At this stage nothing real clear has come out.  Your admin have attempted to answer but have only made it more convoluted.  Bluebla has it paying for the server (post 2),  Neogrant has provided some insight but said money hasnt been used for anything except a hiring a designer. (contradicting bluebla) Savagetnk didnt add anything except backing an opinion of donatiing blindly and dont dare ask where the money goes. Seannz also hasnt answered a thing as far as where the money goes.  Neogrant states that no donations are hidden from xwis or strike team but going by your answers its hard to draw this conclusion.

 

If someone knocks on your door at home and asked for a donation and then doesnt answer what it is going for would you just give money out blindly?

 

donations are going to olaf@xwis.net. Can olaf@xwis.net have the decency to explain what he is doing with the donations. At this stage after reading this post no way would i be giving money out blindly



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:23 PM   Best Answer

so i'd like to ask how my money would be used towards the donation of xwis, we it be split amongst all forum admins, or go straight into the pocket of olaf (cuz he wouldn't get my money with his actions lately)
 
would it be used to update our server or HOF?
would it be used to promote some tournament that is a free game from EA?
Donations have been used to renew domains and to pay for a XWIS logo design. They've not been used for anything else, they're not used to pay staff (including me), they're not used for updating HoFs and I don't think they've been used to promote tournaments.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

Speaking of on topic Olaf, maybe you could answer Marsh's original post as to where the money is going.  At this stage nothing real clear has come out.  Your admin have attempted to answer but have only made it more convoluted.  Bluebla has it paying for the server (post 2),  Neogrant has provided some insight but said money hasnt been used for anything except a hiring a designer. (contradicting bluebla) Savagetnk didnt add anything except backing an opinion of donatiing blindly and dont dare ask where the money goes. Seannz also hasnt answered a thing as far as where the money goes.  Neogrant states that no donations are hidden from xwis or strike team but going by your answers its hard to draw this conclusion.

 

If someone knocks on your door at home and asked for a donation and then doesnt answer what it is going for would you just give money out blindly?

 

donations are going to olaf@xwis.net. Can olaf@xwis.net have the decency to explain what he is doing with the donations. At this stage after reading this post no way would i be giving money out blindly

Great post IMO :p




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