I would HAPPILY pay for BOOST my discord server to LEVEL 3 if...
... if it was somewhat reasonably priced and obtainable.
I have a discord for a community that I really care about. We have been gaming together for several years and have formed REAL LIFE friendships from it even. The thought of being able to make the discord fancy for my members who have all been great brings me joy.
BUT right now, I feel that it is unobtainable. Right now, we have 5 people (including myself) boosting our server w/ TWO boosts. Even that is not enough to get us to level 2. So in order to keep the server at level two, not only do I have to depend on members to constantly shell out money that they may (or may not) have every month. But I also would have to shell out 30+ dollars in order to keep it there.
If I had to pay $30 for all the premium features myself I would. But this is WITH help. How reliable is that? And then for level 3 you're talking $78 PER MONTH w/ 5 boosters already on the server. If I had to completely pay for it myself, it would be $150 per month!!! . That is SUPER high. I get that this system is meant for these mega servers with a ton of people. But what about smaller groups who still take their communities seriously?
In a sense, more money would be made if there was a sort of.... "Premium Discord" service to buy. I'm sure there are plenty of smaller servers out there who would easily shell out a reasonable amount of money per month for a premium level discord with perks.
There already exists a "Premium Discord" service you can buy: Discord Nitro (and Nitro Classic). I don't really understand what someone would need Level 3 boosting for on a server of five people... the Vanity URL? Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but, I think you hit the nail on the head with "this system is meant for these mega servers with a ton of people", as by default you really don't need that level of boosting for a personal server.-1
Boosting your own server with nitro is about 120$ per month because its not designed to be bought 30 times or 28 if you use your nitro boosts, it was designed to be bought once or twice, and the price isn't going to be lowered because of that.1
Our server is not "5 people". We have 5 boosters. The actual server size is somewhere around 150 - 200 people. Basically what i'm saying is, we fall between the cracks. We are not a MEGA server, we are not tiny. We are a group of gamers have been around and take it seriously. And yes, we could DEFINITELY Benefit from having an AT LEAST level 2 server.1
Ahh, I misread! Regardless, as an owner of a few "Level 1" servers, I really don't see the appeal of most of the boost features nor a reason for it to cost any less, honestly. Disregard my previous comment because I don't know how to read, though!0
I completely understand you.
Heck, I have a microscopic Discord server with only ~20 IRL friends but I would gladly pay to have perfect audio, that's the only feature I need! And right now the only way to do that is to go through an overpriced boost system, compared to our server's usage0
I can relate. I run a new server for a community that would be "stereotyped" for Slack or MS Teams because of the demographics, but Discord is the best platform for us. However, the cost of singlehandedly boosting a server to L3 for the professional perks (larger upload size, better calling quality) is too high for what it's lacking. What we need is expanded Role counts (another 250 or so), expanded Channel counts (another 500 or so), expanded Live call sizes (another 50 slots) and/or organizational features like collapsible threads and internal hyperlinking. In my dream world, there's a collaborative whiteboard workspace too, but I'm okay with that staying a fantasy if the other needs can be met. I'd push harder from the organization to cover L3 boost expenses if there were USEFUL things in the boost perks, but a vanity URL just isn't incentive enough to shell out, what, $150 a month? $1800 annually? At $4.99/month per boost, for 30 boosts, I need a bit more than emoji storage.
Discord, y'all are missing out on easy money!2
Its about making community. If your server is worthy enough to be their favorite, they will boost your server even if you didn't asked them. Make your discord server worthy0
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