Last night’s public announcement that the City of Heroes Homecoming team was changing its stance on donations and felt “comfortable” accepting them now after previously warning that public donation drives might jeopardize the overall rogue server effort was big news – surpassed only by the fact that its donation target of more than $6000 was met in less than 20 minutes by a community clearly hungry for these servers and more than willing to pay for them, even if NCsoft remains mum on the subject.
Naturally, we wonder where our community stands on donating to these servers. I don’t feel comfortable telling folks to chip in without having NCsoft’s position on the record, and I wouldn’t do it myself either. But clearly a whole lotta people don’t care about those proprieties.
Let’s take it to a Leaderboard poll, shall we? Would you donate for a City of Heroes rogue server, and under what circumstances? You get multiple votes since some of these options aren’t mutually exclusive!
Leaderboard: Would you donate for a City of Heroes rogue server?
- Yes - in fact I already donated to one of them. (5%, 45 Votes)
- Yes - I plan to donate but haven't done so yet. (31%, 263 Votes)
- Maybe - I haven't decided which group I will donate to. (4%, 34 Votes)
- Maybe - I'm waiting to see what NCsoft does. (27%, 230 Votes)
- Maybe - I'm waiting to see what other community options open up. (4%, 37 Votes)
- Maybe - I want to make sure donations don't become pay-to-win. (7%, 63 Votes)
- Maybe - I want to make sure donations do benefit me in some way. (2%, 18 Votes)
- No - I will play but won't give any money to player groups. (3%, 29 Votes)
- No - I don't play CoH so I wouldn't donate anyway. (3%, 26 Votes)
- I have donated to non-CoH player servers in the past. (2%, 17 Votes)
- I would consider donating to non-CoH player servers in the future. (3%, 27 Votes)
- I would never donate to any player-run servers under any circumstances. (3%, 22 Votes)
- Something else (tell us in the comments!) (1%, 7 Votes)
- No reply / view tally / catgirl butts (4%, 35 Votes)
Total Voters: 680