Vast Horizon Help Files

Donations


["Donations","","The Vast Horizon server costs money to maintain. Therefore, we are most appreciative for any donations that we receive from players. Note that donating does not give you any special privileges in the game. If you have donated and leave the game of your own accord or are removed due to policy violations, you will not receive a refund. In addition, we will not exchange any item nor give a refund on any item. If you are purchasing a custom-made item, we will work with you to make sure your requested item meets your initial specifications.","","You may not ask for a donation item that gives you an advantage in any game activities. These items are for character enhancement purposes only. This excludes any item that we may decide to put up for a donation item such as a larger exploration ship, small armor increase, ammo capacity increase and things of that nature. We will not put heavily beefed up warships and other activity ships that would put player characters at a great disadvantage in battle up for donation purchase.","","Our donation system works in such a way that it can primarily, but not always, be kept in character. We will have a consignment shop in which you can purchase both off the shelf items and request custom items that are not listed in the shop. Once you donate, you will be given vouchers worth $1.00 per voucher. For example, if you donate $20.00 US dollars you will have 20 vouchers. You may then purchase donor items from the consignment shop. Alternatively, you may sell one or more points to the consignment shop for in game cash. Selling vouchers for cash will be limited so that players cannot do a get rich quick option.","","OOCly, we understand that not everybody can afford to donate. By selling vouchers to the consignment shop for in game money, you are enabling others to go purchase vouchers from the shop. This is our way of trying to help everybody get some form of donation voucher. A decent IC explanation for this is that you sold some rare vouchers to the consignment shop.","","Note that these vouchers are not physical items that you can carry around. We do this to prevent them from freely being passed around in hopes that our system will be used properly.","","If you are requesting custom made items keep the following in mind. The more complex the item is, the more vouchers it will cost. For example, a pet with some basic actions will cost $5.00 or five vouchers. If you wish for your pet to be a bit more robust, it would probably cost $10.00 or ten vouchers.","","If you purchase an item and wish to have something added to it later, staff will sort out whether it should be free or cost up to five vouchers. This would depend on what is being done to your item","","Note that if you request a custom item, we will get it to you as quickly as we can. If you have not heard back from us about your request within ten business days, please send in a support to nudge us along.","","Consignment shops will be placed throughout the game for your convenience. In those shops, you can take care of your donation purchases ICly. However, the following will be the OOC method of donating. You will need to submit your payment via Paypal. The email address to send your payment is VastHorizon@vasthorizons.org When sending in your payment, please put your real name and character name in the note section of the payment form. This will help us direct the funds correctly. If you are gifting donation vouchers to another character, please provide your name, the word gift and the IC name of the other person.","","We will be adding your vouchers to your character manually. We hope that the turn around time is very short but if we have not done this within a couple of days, please send us a support with your donation amount, the email address from which it was sent and the date that it was sent.","","Staff has the right to refuse any donation request that is made. We will not do this without giving you a valid reason and would work with you on a compromise that is suitable for both yourself and staff.","","If you retire having donated several items and wish to create a new character, staff may allow your new character to keep an item or a few, but not all, vouchers. It would be our way of thanking you for playing and your continued interest in the game. This would need to be discussed with staff prior to retiring the old character and completed once you bring up the new character. If your donation item is a baby, pet or some other object with a name, it would need to be renamed.","","We thank you in advance for assisting us in keeping the game running and hope to make it as pleasant a place in which to relax and enjoy your gaming experience as possible."]

This help file was last modified: 11/07/19 at 2:18 p.m.

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