Reflex Gamers has been accepting donations as its main source of income since its inception, and without them would quickly cease to exist. With this in mind, the founders and leadership of Reflex have always attempted to be as transparent as possible with our finances. All of our expenses are listed in our donation funding post, recently relocated to the info forum located on the navigation bar. With this sentiment asserted, let's get down to business.
You may have recently noticed the donation goal drop from $215 to $175. There are a couple of reasons for this change, and none of them involve less servers. The first reason is a drop in spending due to a drop in pricing of our dedicated server. Our dedicated server is now over a year old, and as time goes on it gets cheaper to accomplish the same thing. This means we have enjoyed a few price drops on our dedicated server, lowering our costs but keeping the same resources. The second reason is advertising. We have managed to create a reliable advertising income using our website and servers, and as such can safely assume a monthly income. This means we can rely a little less on donations to pay for our servers.
We hope this update will be a nice reminder of where your donations go and that you remain confident in the Reflex leadership.