SHOP AND DONATIONS
16 April 2017
Today we have launched the AOEO4EVER.net shop! It's a new feature on our website to take another step towards our goal to bring back Age of Empires Online. Mainly we have added this feature now to allow donations within our community. You can find the donation option [url=https://aoeo4ever.net/shop/product/1-donation.htm]here[/url]. [b]Why donations?[/b] AOEO4EVER.net is a free community for fans of Age of Empires Online. We started in 2015 and are dedicated to bring back Age of Empires Online and let fans play this game again. We intend to do this by developing an active community and supporting projects towards our goal. Volunteers donate time to AOEO4EVER.net. If you can't contribute that way, please consider a financial donation. Donations will be used for: [ul] [li]Website hosting costs[/li] [li]Legal setup for our community[/li] [li]Saving for the possibility of future servers when a project requires them[/li] [li]Support projects by hiring professionals or pay small fees to non-professional developers[/li] [/ul] Consider making a small donation. You can freely decide on what amount to donate through PayPal only at this point. We are still working on a donation meter and a transparent view to give insight in our spendings. [b]Become legendary![/b] To make donation worthwhile we have added a few rewards to our website. When a donation above 5 euros or dollars is made you get some gifts from Minos: [ul] [li]You will receive 50 sitepoints, so if you want to jump right into the editor here's your chance[/li] [li]You will reach legendary status on our website. You can distinct legendary members by their username color[/li] [li]The 'Gifts from Minos' achievement is restored on our website and you'll get is as a reward [/li] [/ul] [b]Notes and nearby future[/b] As stated before in the '[url=https://aoeo4ever.net/about.html]About us[/url]' description we do not intend to monetize the community or support projects who do. The shop has the intention to secure the future of the community and, as you can read in the description of the donation option, support promising projects financially. Needless to say that some spending money for our community makes things a bit easier. But as long as Project Penelope is an offline version and doesn't require resources it will remain [u]free[/u]! Next our focus will move towards the release of Project Penelope 1.3. We still hope for a release this month, so be sure to check the forums frequently for the announcement.