What Is This? A Donate Button Next to Our Logo?
Yes, I’m sure if you pay close attention to our website, you have noticed the nice green Pledgie button hanging out in the header. And if you haven’t noticed, I’m now telling you it’s there. The obvious question is - why?
Here’s the thing. Over the past few weeks, several people have approached us and asked for some ways to financially contribute to our organization to help cover our never ending and sometimes significant costs (I dare you to approach Jack and ask him how much he and Katie, the other person behind the mug shop, give away in the MugCraft tournaments).
At first, we resisted. To be more precise, the silent guardian and the watchful protector of the city of Gotham…errr, of the Starcraft 2 players, the one and only Jack was yelling over Skype that his vanity does not allow to accept money from players and we should rather get a god damned sponsor instead.
In a more serious tone, we have developed a philosophy of providing everything related to our website for free. To be brutally honest, we expect a relatively interesting earnings in 2012, but those will be richely deserved by the never ending job of our stellar crew and some irresistable advertising deals we’re putting together. However, in the meantime, it is a fact that we suffer from lack of finances (even though there already has been a few donors while we operate, I’m not sure if they want to be revealed and so I will rather keep them anonymous) and our continuous service does not, and I feel the need to stress it - does not rely on whether this first donating experiment will be a success or not.
At first, we wanted to go with multiple buttons and more crap like that. However, we believe that if someone actually decides it’s time to give away a few bucks for an SC2 cause, that someone isn’t particularly interested in knowing whether it was used to pay for hosting, fund a tournament prize pool or pay for mug shipping. We will rather use this differentation in individual, smaller campaigns, because we feel it’s better than to ask for 1 thousands US bucks and then randomly spend it on whatever we see fit.
That finally brings me to the topic and goal of the very first SCV Rush fund raising campaign - Mug Shipping and $200. If you feel like you would like to take the heavy weight off of the shoulders of the little mug shop owners, now is the time to hit the button. Once again, we will continue the tournaments even if we don’t get the money - but as you most certainly know, everything goes easier in this world when you have some currency at your disposal.
To sum up this mess written at 2am my time, from now on, there will be a donate button flying around on our Front Page from time to time. Upon hitting on it, you will be transferred to the donation page where we will usually offer a thorough (or a funny, depending on the mood) explanation what are we trying to raise the funds for. Our continuous operation does not depend on the success of these fund raisings. However, for each and every single dollar you donate, our hearts will shiver and a small imaginary teal of joy will trickle down our (ok, can’t really speak for the other guys now, so I’ll just say MY) cheek.
Thank you for reading!