Using our Patreon

We have set up a Patreon to handle recurring monthly contributions. This is a win for everyone, as it allows people to contribute while not giving up their personal information. If you want to contribute at this point, you’re probably doing so because you enjoy playing here and want the party to continue. Therefore the rewards you get from your Patreon tier are modest and aimed at testing game mechanics.

New: Custom Prefix

Any tier of support is eligible to pick a custom prefix to replace the default contributor prefixes, because everyone needs a chance to express themselves. Choose carefully: once you pick a custom tag you may not pick another one.

Supporter Rewards

Copper Tier

  • $5/Month.
  • Ten! Ten homes instead of five! (Same as Founder rank)
  • A monthly shulker box of goodies.
    • VoidCoins
    • Copper Ingots
    • Creeper Fireworks
    • Thank-you note
  • Optional in-game chat prefix so that people can admire you, if you’re into that.
  • Optional Discord role

Iron Tier

  • $10/Month.
  • Twenty! Twenty lovely homes!
  • A different monthly shulker box of goodies.
    • VoidCoins
    • Iron Ingots
    • Flight Potions
    • Thank-you note
  • Optional in-game chat prefix so that people can admire you even more.
  • Optional Discord role.

Gold Tier

  • $15/Month.
  • Unlimited homes.
  • Access to /echest
  • Access to colored nicknames
  • An extra-cool monthly shulker box of goodies.
    • VoidCoins
    • Gold Ingots
    • Pride Shears
    • Fancy Pants
    • Thank-you note
  • Optional in-game chat prefix, etc.
  • Optional Discord role.

Diamond Tier

  • $20/Month
  • Unlimited Homes
  • Access to /echest and /craft
  • Access to colored nicknames
  • An extremely special monthly shulker box of goodies.
    • VoidCoins
    • Diamonds
    • Slime Blocks
    • Iron Blocks
    • CreeperBane
    • Wand of Regeneration
    • Thank-you note

Netherite Tier

  • $25/Month
  • Unlimited Homes
  • Access to /echest and /craft
  • Access to colored nicknames
  • A super duper monthly shulker that will be the envy of your friends, enemies, and major world powers.
    • VoidCoins
    • Netherite ingots
    • Ancient Debris
    • Gold ingots
    • Iron blocks
    • Lava Walkers
    • Creeperbane
    • Trans(dimensional) Picks (bedrock breakers)
    • And–you guessed it–a thank-you note

Our Patreon is an “up front” one, which means that you will be charged immediately and once every month after that, unless you decide to cancel.

There may be downsides. Here are the ones we know of so far.

  • Fees. Everyone charges fees to handle money. Small amounts of money get proportionally larger fees. It’s difficult to sort out ahead of time what the fees are. As a loose estimate, figure about 12% of your contribution goes to Patreon for providing this service. This will be a learning experience for all of us, and patron tiers may be adjusted depending on those fees.
  • Extra fees converting non-US currencies amounting to 2.5% (it’s not clear if this fee is deducted before or after the service fees are). As many of our players are outside of the US, this may be an issue for some of you.
  • Even more fees from Paypal and credit card processors for extracting the money from our Patreon so we can pay for hosting. Them’s the breaks.

And…

  • It’s difficult to figure out how to cancel or change a membership. For your convenience a link to the page with the surprisingly recondite instructions to do so is included here.

That said, we are committed to making this work for everyone. While VoidTree status is closed beta, if you have an issue that causes you to send us money that you did not intend to, we’ll arrange a refund. Minus the fees, of course.

Since most contributor rewards will also show up as rare voting rewards, no one will be able to tell that you’re a contributor unless you ask for the optional in-game display title.

Have you read all of that? Are you comfortable with using Patreon to support us? Then click away.

https://www.patreon.com/voidtreemc