Donations are made using real-world money and help maintain the network. In exchange, donators gain reward points as thanks which can be used in the reward store to purchase various items of convenience. All pricing is given in USD as a standard, but many currencies are accepted including EUR, GBP, and AUD. It's generally advisable to buy more points in one go as higher values are more economical, in fact the rate per dollar climbs from 20 to 60 towards the bottom of the table. These prices are potentially subject to change.
Subscriptions are an interesting alternative to direct payment and are the most economical method of gaining reward points. Subscribers receive points in a lump sum at the end of every month starting from the date the subscription was created and renew themselves monthly. Additionally, subscribers also gain access to special privileges which are unique to subscribers.
A unique benefit of being a silver or gold subscriber is that you can request to transfer VIP ranks from an old server to a new server every month. For silver subscribers this is permitted only for VIP-gold+ ranks and may happen once a month. For gold subscribers there is no limit on rank and may take place twice monthly. As these are handled by staff manually, a VIP rank transfer must be requested specifically in the forum using the transfer topic here.
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