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    Sponsorship ending / DR's Bills

    Hello everyone.


    Yesterday, our Sponsor Sheen/Koron has informed me that, due to life's circumstances, he will have to stop sponsoring DR; we can only thank him for paying our monthly bills while he had the financial possibilities to do so.

    Our other Sponsor, who has been paying our bills since before DR was destroyed back in 2012, who is Eli2, can't help us any further as well. He's another person that deserves our utmost gratitude.


    Our bills have been the same for a while now, as we continue to be as transparent as possible regarding all amounts received and spent:

    Forums @ Hostgator - 11.95$/month (Paid on the 1st of every month)
    DRGunz Server @ Ovh - 19.66€/month (Paid on the 25th of every month)

    Daemonsring.com Domain @ Hostgator - 11.95$/year (Paid on the 1st of December of every year)


    I feel the need to clearly state that, this is not a post asking for money - I am merely informing everyone that we will rely on donations from now on, which we haven't been receiving, at all. Mostly, it's been us, the staff, our sponsors, and a couple of other people helping with our expenses.

    Henceforth, every single contribution will be useful, regardless if it's 1$, 10$, or 100$ - everything counts.

    With the upcoming release of our final DRGunz client, we hope that we finally start receiving donations, otherwise, we will have no possibilities to sustain our servers.


    Thank you for your attention and continued support.
    Best regards to all of you!


    EDIT: On top of this, Hostgator just unexpectedly decided to raise the price of our current web hosting plan to $11.95...

     



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    "Accept your fate of be destroyed by it" - Batiatus

    "Accept your fate or be destroyed by specters of a past never to return" - Spartacus

    "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter" - Ernest Hemingway

    "It is easier to find men willing to die, than men who endure pain with patience" - Gaius Julius Caesar

    "Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting" - John W. Creasy (Denzel Washington)

    "I live to see a day where (...) cruelty is but a distant memory" - Spartacus.

    "A man is never too weak or too wounded to fight. If his cause is greater than his own life." - Oenomaus.

    "Revenge is a meal best served cold" - John W. Creasy.

    "The price of freedom is sacrifice" - Zack Fair.

    "Track them, find them, kill them" - Barney Ross.

    "There is no justice, not in this world" - Spartacus.

    I'm sorry Crixus, I just couldn't help myself.




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    Think out of the box by using your OVH as a webhost since it's only the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Think out of the box by using your OVH as a webhost since it's only the forums.
    Ryan, I am Neo, I created the box, using only my willpower through the Matrix... ;]

    That was never considered, for two reasons: First, the VPS wouldn't handle both the forums' and the server's bandwidth, it would lag to death; it might not seem so, but even the forums' database makes them lag to death sometimes, and I need to run some optimizing operations, or even mass delete older threads. Second, security issues, VBulletin is way too vulnerable and someone could easily hack the VPS through it.

    DR might be a bit inactive, but believe me that, every month, both Ovh and Hostgator email me with notifications about: mitigated DDoS attacks, random port scans, SQL injection attempts, XSS attacks, and other hacking/service disrupting attempts. Sounds dumb, useless, futile...But yeah, some people are that grudged. Back in 2012 I chose both Hostgator and Ovh, because both are great regarding security, and even have free DDoS mitigation. However, to run both the forums and the DRGunz server, a more powerful VPS would be needed, and VBulletin would have to be far more secure than it currently is.
    "Making mistakes is human, but the ability to acknowledge them, the humility and maturity to apologize and try to correct them is GODLY"


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    Some of my favorite quotes:

    "When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw" - Nelson Mandela

    "There is no fate but what we make" - John Connor (Christian Bale)

    "Embrace your dreams and protect your honor" Zack Fair (FF7)

    "I don't step aside, I step up" - Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis)

    "Falling is the last thing an angel feels" - Gabriel (Andy Whitfield RIP)

    "Revenge is a meal best served cold" - John W. Creasy (Denzel Washington)

    "I don't believe in God but I believe in Angels" - Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg)

    "Accept your fate of be destroyed by it" - Batiatus

    "Accept your fate or be destroyed by specters of a past never to return" - Spartacus

    "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter" - Ernest Hemingway

    "It is easier to find men willing to die, than men who endure pain with patience" - Gaius Julius Caesar

    "Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting" - John W. Creasy (Denzel Washington)

    "I live to see a day where (...) cruelty is but a distant memory" - Spartacus.

    "A man is never too weak or too wounded to fight. If his cause is greater than his own life." - Oenomaus.

    "Revenge is a meal best served cold" - John W. Creasy.

    "The price of freedom is sacrifice" - Zack Fair.

    "Track them, find them, kill them" - Barney Ross.

    "There is no justice, not in this world" - Spartacus.

    I'm sorry Crixus, I just couldn't help myself.




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    On top of this, Hostgator just unexpectedly decided to raise the price of our current web hosting plan to $11.95...

     




    I will now update the first post I guess...
    "Making mistakes is human, but the ability to acknowledge them, the humility and maturity to apologize and try to correct them is GODLY"


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    Because I'm ninja!


    Because Senya rocks!

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    Some of my favorite quotes:

    "When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw" - Nelson Mandela

    "There is no fate but what we make" - John Connor (Christian Bale)

    "Embrace your dreams and protect your honor" Zack Fair (FF7)

    "I don't step aside, I step up" - Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis)

    "Falling is the last thing an angel feels" - Gabriel (Andy Whitfield RIP)

    "Revenge is a meal best served cold" - John W. Creasy (Denzel Washington)

    "I don't believe in God but I believe in Angels" - Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg)

    "Accept your fate of be destroyed by it" - Batiatus

    "Accept your fate or be destroyed by specters of a past never to return" - Spartacus

    "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter" - Ernest Hemingway

    "It is easier to find men willing to die, than men who endure pain with patience" - Gaius Julius Caesar

    "Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting" - John W. Creasy (Denzel Washington)

    "I live to see a day where (...) cruelty is but a distant memory" - Spartacus.

    "A man is never too weak or too wounded to fight. If his cause is greater than his own life." - Oenomaus.

    "Revenge is a meal best served cold" - John W. Creasy.

    "The price of freedom is sacrifice" - Zack Fair.

    "Track them, find them, kill them" - Barney Ross.

    "There is no justice, not in this world" - Spartacus.

    I'm sorry Crixus, I just couldn't help myself.




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    I am really sorry that I can no longer support DR, but it has been a pleasure doing so. I hope DR can continue to run.

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