Dear friends, today's news is a major change in the work of our project. We are moving from the model, when the project exists on account of commission from the sales of paid add-ons, to the model, when it depends on you all.
Why does the principle of work change?
For the project I spent a stable full-time working week a month. I am engaged in it because there is an income - 15.000 rubles a month (after deduction of expenses).
This money is collected from the commission from the sales of paid add-ons.
Because of the peg to paid add-ons, I had to limit the competition for them from the free add-ons. This demotivated people, which want to create add-ons free of charge, and as usual, the alarms turned out to be false. It turns out, I didn't help those authors, and drove away others.
This is an unwholesome situation. So I decided that it should be changed.
Because every developer is good as gold. And my main task is to create such conditions that the site has so large devs community as possible, with a healthy atmosphere and conditions that maximize people productivity.
The only way out is to rely on you.
What is changing?
Added subscription to access to add-ons of 20 rubles per month.
The project commission in payments of paid add-ons is canceled.
The project commission from the authors of paid add-ons is canceled.
For users of premium subscription nothing changes.
The amounts of all pending invoices are recalculated.
What is this subscription and where is this figure from?
Subscription to access the file archive allows you to download free add-ons and buy paid. I.e. those features that were available by default are now available only after subscription's purchase.
And only from this money our project will live. Now I don't get a penny from the sales of paid add-ons.
I do not want to earn more than necessary. There is work. There is a fair, concrete pay for it. This is the amount that I need. 15.000 rubles, plus 5.000 to pay for the server. Not more, but not less.
Hence the price, 20 rubles for access to the file archive per month.
If the collected amount will exceeds 20.000 - then this figure will decrease. If will a little bit not enough - will increase.
If significantly will exceeds - those of you who purchased for the subscription, will decide how to proceed -
reduce the subscription price to return the surplus to yourself in the form of an extension of the subscription time for this exceeded amount or to divide it between the authors of add-ons, thus adding monetary encouragement for the authors free addons.
Public reporting on these funds will be publicating.
Subscription only affects the ability to download. No binding, no encryption of free addons is introduced. Therefore, you can easily download and distribute addons on the guild forums.
But we ask you not to do so. Because now the fate of our project directly depends on you, and we hope that twenty rubles is the price you are willing to pay for our existence.
Our destiny is now in your hands.