Hey @everyone – important community announcement!
So, I’ve had a meeting with a majority of the staff team, some sponsors and some regulars and discussed the financial situation of Metanix. I’ll break this down to you quickly now before I proceed:
Current Sponsorship Intake: £117.90
Current Sponsorship Intake (excluding specifc sponsor payments for servers): £64.91
*£25 and £27.99 are donated each month by separate members to fund the Arma 3 & SCUM server*
Current Cost Total for Metanix per month: £149.18
Excluding Servers Covered by Sponsors: £96.25
So, if we take away the paid for servers, we make £64.91 on sole sponsorships and spend £96.25 on the community each month.
In essence of this £31.28 loss per month which is directly fronted by me, it is apparent we need to make cost cuts in Metanix. Our dedicated server costs £85.19 per month to run and TCAdmin to manage the game servers on it costs a further £12.27 per month. My solution is to rent a cheap VPS costing only £12 per month to host Discord bots, and individually rent game servers to save money.
**New costs would then be: **
VPS server for Discord bots: £12.98
DayZ hosting 30 slot: £16.99
Arma 3 hosting 30 slot: £16.99
7DTD hosting 10 slot: £7.50
Patreon Bot: £3.83
**Total cost: £106.18
Saving of £43 per month from old cost.
Now no loss, £11.72 per month to put into community savings.**