Hey All, So like we mentioned before the site went down for the big update, we’re updating the way we collect donations for the site. We will be using Patreon, which is a more secure service than what we were previously using. You can access our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/RpNation Note: Patreon is one of the world’s largest ways to support your favorite sites, artists, and more. We will use nothing but the best for you all. Switching to Patreon accomplishes a few things: Keeps donations secure instead of requiring site addons that kept breaking. Provides other payment methods besides Paypal If a malicious user donates with a fraudulent credit card or account, Paypal won’t freeze us. (We at Patreon now, suck it Paypal). Encourages a more stable income since users can choose to automatically donate monthly, giving us peace of mind and allowing the staff to focus their attention on managing the site. As usual we will never ever put any ads on the site or hide features behind pay to win, but instead we reward users for donating their hard earned cash. We have also added extra tiers past just the regular monthly medal and gold/ribbon. Patreon lets you change your email/name after your account is made, it would help if your Patreon email matched yours on RpN, or even better your username! If you can’t for any reason, send us a poke in Admin Contact so we can make a note of who you are in Patreon. We do have to manually send out the rewards every month after all. Charges: Keep in mind that any pledges you make will not be charged by Patreon until the 1st of each month. Friends/Gifts/More Say you select the five dollar tier, but set the custom amount to 10 (not to be confused with selecting the 10 dollar tier) you’d get two of the 5 dollar tier! This option is great if you want to gift rewards to a friend, a random site user, or even if you simply want more rewards for yourself (such as in the art tier). If you pay multiple times the price of a given tier, you get multiple rewards. So two art creations per month would be $75x2 (or $150). Additionally, when you get your gold name on the site, discord will also pick up on it if your account is synced to our server! Art: We are getting more artists on board in the foreseeable future for different kinds of styles for those of you who get the 75 dollar tier. Art by @volchan Art by @C.DEX Q&A: Can I make a one time donation? Yes, just cancel it quite easily after it charges you on the 1st, like on the 2nd. Patreon talks about it here: https://patreon.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204606215-Can-I-make-a-one-time-payment- If I start out at a certain tier, can I switch to a different tier later on? Yes, you can switch tiers on the fly if you want to get the rewards for a particular tier one month and a different tier later on. When do I get my rewards? Rewards are only processed on the next first. So for example, we are in march all users who proceed to pledge now will get their march rewards in April and their April rewards in May. I hope you all end up enjoying this as we have plans for more art based goodies in the future. Disclaimer: The site staff are volunteers and don't profit from donations. All donations go towards hosting, domain, license, and development costs and misc costs of running the site.