Before you start reading this post I will get straight to the crux of whats it is about, that being donations. Now before you 'click out' of this thread upon reading that please dont. A five minute read may mean another year of gaming fun at moon, or not as the case may be.
Two weeks ago or so ago Moongamers celebrated its birthday! This came and went with very little celebration and fanfare and that of course is fine. Off the top of my head I cant remember what birthday it was. Twelve years? Thirteen maybe? It doesn't really matter as birthdays are oh so overrated as you get older, I outta know lol. Yet it occurred to me very recently just how long we have been here in the games we have hosted and played, bf42, 2142, bf2, 3 and 4, Desert combat, Team fortress, Day of defeat source, and Dayz. There are probably one or two more that I have forgot to mention and if so I apologize. Yet hosting games and even donations would mean squat if it was not for all the people who frequented these servers. After all who would want to play in or donate to an empty server. Over the years many many people have passed through our doors. Many of course just passed through and out the other side. While quite a few of you stayed and set up shop, either in your respective games, in ts or in these here forums. Some became admins, some became Snrs some became Core, some got banned, some got un-banned. Many played without a word or issue and some where a little more boisterous than others. Off course we cannot nor should we forget the few that are no longer with us in this life. At end of the day they where all players, all people who one way or another played a part in keeping us here today. If you are reading than you are also a part of that and we sincerely thank you!
As i said at the start this is about donations. Over the years a few of us have had to put up donation posts. Sometimes they are a reminder to all that we rely on your kind generosity to keep us going. In the past we have also had to put up such a post when our needs where most dire. When after dropping everything we could to cut costs when we where in our darkest hours it was the people of this community that stepped up and showed us what community truly means. I could at this point mention how low our funds are. I could mention how long we have left to survive if we do not meet our donation goals or get a few more dollars in the bank yet i am not going to go down that route. I like playing at moongamers, I like talking to many of you, both in game and out. I am sure many of you love to play against/with each other and chat via ts as well. If moongamers went away tomorrow I am sure we would all go our separate ways and if we where lucky some of us would come across each other in some other gaming community somewhere down the line. Yet I dont want that, I am sure a few of you will not want that either. Moongamers is our little part of the internet where we meet, chat and have fun. We means I, me, you, him, her, you. While our funds are low we are not asking for you to donate simply to keep us going. We are asking for donations so that in a years time we can all be here and see another birthday pass us by - all be it quietly - with each other, as a group, as a community.
One more thing peoples come what may....