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    Venetia
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:03 pm
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Something big is in the works!


WHAT? :O

The forum has been around for a long time now, as RMXP.NET, RMXP.ORG, and as our current iteration, HBGAMES.ORG.

We've always (well--99% of the time) been around to let you guys do your thang, whatever that may be: programming, art, music, general silliness -- whatever.

Originally, we were all about Enterbrain stuff. But that's about to change.


CHANGE?

The big change will be announced shortly, along with a big fat contest for everyone to get all antsy about!


WOO!

Darn right, woo!


SO WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE IT AWESOME??

Putting it bluntly ... Money!
Most of the staff are kicking in whatever they can. I myself am going to be pledging $150 (and for every $100 we raise, I'll kick in $50 more ... up to $400).

Donate today!

Support the site that's always loved ya -- that some of you GREW UP WITH, and we're going to be giving the money straight back, in prizes for this upcoming contest.

As it stands, we have already raised a good bit of cash on our end: it's up to you guys to sweeten the pot even more.

If you donate atleast $20 for this event, we will put you down as having "special thanks" in the announcement you see on the forum index.

Donate atleast $50 for this event, and we'll make you a new member category: "Awesome Bro". It has all the same perks as a Sponsor, except its nameplate color is different, and you shall be known henceforth as being an Awesome Bro.


Don't give 'til it hurts--because we'd never want to hurt you.

Just give enough to feel good about yourself. Because we are ALL about making you feel goooooood.


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    Juan J. Sánchez
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:18 pm
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Jesus Christ? Is this for real? I'm in.


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    Venetia
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:33 pm
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Super for real. And I am serious about the $50 per $100 thing -- I will hook on the street to earn the money to make that happen, if you guys make it happen.

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    coyotecraft
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:33 pm
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When was the last official forum contest anyways? its been a while hasn't it?


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    Venetia
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:35 pm
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CONTEST contest, with prizes, yeah, it's been a bit. We've been discussing possibilities of what we want to do next for a while.

This could be big, and it will probably be quite fun, and the requirements for entering are going to be simple as hell, and there are going to be a lot of potential winners, so we wanna make the payout as big as possible for it.

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    Mega Flare
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:39 pm
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so ven if i win lets say the lottery tomorrow and donate 1 million you will donate 500k? if so guess time for me to start buying lotto tickets

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    Eventing_Guy
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:42 pm
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I hope it won't be a contest were a little guy like me, with a little bit of talent here and there, is completly over-shadowed by experts in what is to come.

Maybe add little perks to people who donate...?


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    Venetia
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:53 pm
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Mega Flare wrote:
so ven if i win lets say the lottery tomorrow and donate 1 million you will donate 500k? if so guess time for me to start buying lotto tickets

Well that certainly would be a lot of hookin' I'd have to do.

It'd take me many years to manage it, but I would definitely give it the ol' college try.


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I hope it won't be a contest were a little guy like me, with a little bit of talent here and there, is completly over-shadowed by experts in what is to come.

Definitely not. There will be lots of prizes available. We're hoping to have enough money to offer a prize to every single person/team who submits anything for it.
It should be easy enough for ANYONE--even total noobs in nearly everything--to participate in.

We won't be able to play favorites for everyone who donates, but if you donate atleast $15 and are not a sponsor, you will become a sponsor :)

If you donate atleast $20 for this event, we will put you down as having "special thanks" in the announcement you see on the forum index.

Donate atleast $50 for this event, and we'll make you a new member category: "Awesome Bro". It has all the same perks as a Sponsor, except its nameplate color is different, and you shall be known henceforth as being an Awesome Bro.

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    Eventing_Guy
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:00 pm
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Awesome Bro... LOL

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Well I just put in 20$ :wink:

............ am I a sponsor yet?

............ I don't feel all that...?!

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    dadevvtsvre
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:03 pm
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Man. I'm really excited about this. And I hardly get excited about anything. Can't wait for this contest to get going. Hell, I haven't touched RPG Maker in years, and I'm even thinking about grtting in on this.


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    Glitchfinder
  Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:18 pm
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So, yeah. I just donated $50. I HOPE the new name color is blue or something. (Variations of blue and turquoise being my favorite colors) Oddly enough, I am willing to donate more to a site I grew up with, for no real returns, than I am willing to pay for most video games, even if they're amazing.

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    coyotecraft
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:00 am
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Uh oh. I donated. Every thing I touch is doomed to fail. Its the reverse Midas touch. I've shown too much love for this site and now, like all my favorite TV shows, its going to disappear. I threw my money at Square-Enix and look what happened to the final fantasy series. Its all my fault. :cry:


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    Jason
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:36 pm
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I have a little bit of money spare... so I'll most likely donate to become a sponsor, I mean I probably owe it to you guys since I've been a member here for over 5 years, and before that was a lurker for 2 years...

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    Jason
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:45 pm
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There we go, just sent $15 your way, I'd have paid $20 but I didn't want to break into a tenner, lol, but meh, every little helps, right?

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    Amy
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:50 pm
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Jason wrote:
I have a little bit of money spare... so I'll most likely donate to become a sponsor, I mean I probably owe it to you guys since I've been a member here for over 5 years, and before that was a lurker for 2 years...

What the- you can't be a sponsor! You're the highest posting person ever not to be one! It isn't right! :kiss:

Ven, how's the wallet feeling? :thumb:


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    Jason
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:54 pm
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Oh god you're actually right... fuck what do I do?!

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    Jason
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:57 pm
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I've got almost three times as many posts as the next member down (that isn't banned), I'm going to lose that privilege D:

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    Venetia
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:07 pm
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Being made aware that I shall soon be bankrupted has never been so exciting!

Let us verify all the paypal xfers and we'll set ya'll up with your member statuses.

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    Venetia
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:29 pm
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And so Glitchfinder becomes the forum's first Awesome Bro.

Congrats are in order.

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    Amy
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:40 pm
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That's awesome, bro. And now Jason is in the Wolves colours. Also awesome.


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    Eventing_Guy
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:12 pm
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Cayotecraft: ?????

Jason: 15$

Eventing_Guy: 20$

GlitchFinder: 50$
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Looks like Venetia needs to cough up another 50$ now... :wink:

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    StrawberrySmiles
  Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:06 pm
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Even though I hardly post anymore, I'm still really happy for this site. It's come a long way. ^^

Again, thanks for being awesome and helping me find Star. :D

I have some money, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to donate it since it doesn't come from a real job. I'll have to see. Maybe I'll do it as thanks. :3

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    zeus81
  Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:47 am
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I can't donate to someone I've never seen. ;p

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    coyotecraft
  Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:56 am
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zeus81 wrote:
I can't donate to someone I've never seen. ;p


Not like its going into anyone's pocket. Last I heard there isn't a site owner anymore, just the admins. They probably use the hbgames paypal account to handle hosting and server expense and whatnot.


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    Daxis
  Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:07 am
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I have about 8 bucks or so in my account. Honeslty I think I'll just give 4 or 5 bucks just to say I contributed something for once.

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    Glitchfinder
  Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:25 am
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coyotecraft wrote:
zeus81 wrote:
I can't donate to someone I've never seen. ;p


Not like its going into anyone's pocket. Last I heard there isn't a site owner anymore, just the admins. They probably use the hbgames paypal account to handle hosting and server expense and whatnot.


Last I heard, they were losing money on this site and the only reason it was still online was because they couldn't just let it go.

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    Mega Flare
  Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:47 am
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well i felt like being nice. i just donated $51.17 CAD IE 50bucks USA... so i can be awesome bro now?

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    Toams
  Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:13 pm
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Glitchfinder wrote:
Last I heard, they were losing money on this site and the only reason it was still online was because they couldn't just let it go.
Yeah we get donations from time to time but at some point that wasn't enough to pay for hosting etc.

Also
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I can't donate to someone I've never seen. ;p
Venetia wrote:
we're going to be giving the money straight back, in prizes for this upcoming contest.

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    Toams
  Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:14 pm
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Holy shit this is going to be huge indeed ;D

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    Venetia
  Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:00 pm
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coyotecraft wrote:
Not like its going into anyone's pocket. Last I heard there isn't a site owner anymore, just the admins. They probably use the hbgames paypal account to handle hosting and server expense and whatnot.

Yeah the ONLY money we get for hosting costs comes from donations. At one point in our history we were in dire straits b/c no one was donating -at all-. But nowadays we generally can keep enough in the account for a few months' worth of hosting.

If we ever get surpluses (rare), we give it out in the form of contests. It's happened a few times before (the last "big" contest saw about $300 in giveaways).

The PayPal acct access is extremely limited and well maintained. None of us have ever dipped into it and never will--and anyway, it's never enough to even be a temptation, haha.

But if anyone chooses not to donate, that is perfectly understandable. I'm not trying to pressure anyone. Just trying to make sure this contest is as big as it can be :D

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