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    Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Disclaimer: Not all of these ideas I list will be my ideas. I don't know who the original person was to suggest some of these ideas, so forgive me on that.

    These are some ideas that people have come up with in the best and what i've just thought up/remembered on the spot. I think these are good ideas and I'd like everyone to comment or add their own sugestives in this thread, so it is easy to see what the public community thinks, as an alternative to reserved slots.

    Forum Benefits/Etc
    1) Custom Forum Titles/Colors for donors - THaNaToS_J2

    2) Larger avatar size (not dimensions) for donors - allowing for more frames for animated avatars. Along with larger PM capacity - D_Morals

    3) When the gallery has returned to the forums, include more media storage for donors.

    4) Monthly donor raffle - every dollar donated earns a "ticket" Prizes can include material items or services - itzmiko

    In-Game Benefits/Etc

    1) Remember ioGaming custom TF2 Skins?

    Link to thread containing other skins





    Perhaps, if possible using some 'development cost' money, if a code/plugin can be written so that, if at the donor's choice, gold donors would have access to using custom iO Tf2 character skins on the server. Basically, Only gold donors would be able to use/display client side iO tf2 skins, even if a non-donator had them installed. These skins would be the ONLY custom skins allowed on iOgaming servers. This would REALLY differentiate between a donator to iO and non-donators.
    Note: this means that other regular players would see the skins aswell, just not be able to use them. Tricky, but perhaps it can be done, like custom hats


    2) Votekick command for donors.

    3) Donators able to team-switch at will (maybe)

    4) Custom 2-3 second sound clip played clientside to everyone in the server when a donor joins a server - THaNaToS_J2

    5) Monthly Donor vs Admins - Painpig

    6) Adding on to the raffle idea, perhaps a prize could be a "pocket medic" for the day. Essentially, the winner of the raffle who chooses this prize, could be assigned a well-trained "pocket medic" who has agreed/committed to play TF2 and pocket medic them for the time they play that day (to a reasonable limit, ofcourse) this would mean
    - all the ubers (kritz or reg) go to the person
    - this ofcourse goes against the teamplay of TF2, but hey, creativity ;p

    7) Custom Hat skins (again).

    Now its your turn to comment on any ideas listed, and post your own too if you have any! What can iO do to increase donations other than *shudder* reserved slots?
    Last edited by Kusandaa; 06-21-2010 at 07:31 AM.

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    Re: Unofficial PublicThread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Number 2 -- I don't think so. Not enough donors on a server at one time to make it happen, else it would be one person with the ability to kick anyone off the server.

    Number 3 -- I know that won't happen. That encourages team stacking. And people complain enough about that already.

    Number 4 -- Would get annoying fast.

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    Re: Unofficial PublicThread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Excellent and well thought out. Shows promise with a few tweaks.


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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Thread moved, renamed, and stickied. Excellent idea, Kusandaa!

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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    i like it

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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Love all of it.
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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    I love #4 and #5.

    I think there should be a sign above the donors when you lose that is a giant "iO" symbol

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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Good ideas Kus



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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Remember, guys, this is a discussion thread. If you have any ideas for unique incentives, post them in here. We're always looking for ways to provide the financial supporters of the community a reward for doing so.

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    Re: Unofficial PublicThread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by zellthemedic View Post
    Number 2 -- I don't think so. Not enough donors on a server at one time to make it happen, else it would be one person with the ability to kick anyone off the server.

    Number 3 -- I know that won't happen. That encourages team stacking. And people complain enough about that already.

    Number 4 -- Would get annoying fast.
    i agree with you view on #4

    but #3 will keep going no matter what they will do to stop it. People know what team is going to roll and what team not to be on. It wont make much of a difference

    #2 i see at least one donor on at a time on goldbad, and vote kick means the donor initiating the kick while everyone else says yes/no to the kick

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    Re: Unofficial PublicThread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by King of Spades View Post
    #2 i see at least one donor on at a time on goldbad, and vote kick means the donor initiating the kick while everyone else says yes/no to the kick
    That. Plus, we can adjust the percentage needed to pass so that it isn't easily abused, but still valuable enough that it can help keep the servers cleansed. Obviously it wouldn't replace our great administrative staff, but would help when there's an unruly person and an admin can't get into the server.

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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kusandaa View Post
    5) Monthly Donor vs Admins - Painpig
    This idea is brilliant. I've been wondering about servers/events for just iO members, it just be a great break from the pubs and pull the community together even more. We should develope this idea for sure.

    Also, the skins might help....I mean, isn't that what valve itself is doing with the hats?
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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
    This idea is brilliant. I've been wondering about servers/events for just iO members, it just be a great break from the pubs and pull the community together even more. We should develope this idea for sure.
    actually we have a regular admins vs members battles. Oh well... they're not so regular, but be sure we will play the next one soon..


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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    How about exclusive iO hat/weapon models? If you need 'em, I can make 'em.
    I haven't modeled in TF2 style, but I don't think it will be a problem.

    Some 3D stuff I made

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    Re: Official Thread for Donor Incentives/Ideas

    Regarding the team selection thing: a recent update allowed a server to force auto team assignment to everyone who joins, and I assume there's already one that disables manual team switching. So how about activating those functions and reserving team selection only for donors? So basically, if you want to purposely stack, you gotta donate :P

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