Server Boost Business Model Concerns - Additional Payment Options Requested
Small servers are often the most beloved communities and should have the ability to enjoy Server Boost benefits within a more reasonable business model.
I am aware that there will be more Nitro subscribers with the Server Boosting feature added, but that is not the main draw to the subscription, nor should it be. While I enjoy the concept of this benefit being added to Nitro, Boosts given should be permanent, though I understand that is not as good for business as the current model. However, consideration towards the customer is currently lacking and it's safe to assume that additional options for Server Boosting would be an improvement for both business and the customer as more individuals would be inclined to make payments who would not at all with the current model. Unfortunately, that would create a less simple method, but I wish to remain realistic with my suggestions as it would be foolish to expect a shift where Boosting benefits within the current framework would become entirely permanent.
Please consider adding a once a month or annual payment of a carefully calculated sum to be paid by the administrator, a more lengthily process to achieve permanent levels, or a one-time payment option for permanent server boost benefits/levels.
I would gladly support Discord and my server if Boosting was more reasonable for the size and type of server I operate. For example, there are several professional and hobbyist artists that enjoy sharing their work in my server and the increased upload file size would be a likable feature in addition to knowing we are supporting the platform in use.
It's important to also express concern toward servers losing their vanity URLs and having them made available to all, should their level decrease. This implementation is problematic and should be reconsidered.
Generally speaking, Server Boosting is an impolite cash grab business model that intentionally inclines administrators to repeatedly ask their members to contribute. This will not be enjoyable for servers of any size. Additional payment options would relieve this nuisance.
Thank you for reading.
I don't really like the idea of the admin having to pay for the features themselves, even with donations from server members it still seems too similar to just renting a voip server. I think that the amount of boosts needed for each tier should be dynamic (based on server size), this seems like a simple solution to the issue.2
I agree with you and had the thought myself, but that would allow people to exploit the feature by starting a small server, perma-boosting it, then inviting countless members. This is why I offered additional examples for potential options.0
How would they perma-boost it if that feature isn't implemented?0
I will revisit my post ASAP and try to clarify as I provided other examples other than just "admin pays all". Also, thank you for your feedback.0
Thanks for putting this suggestion in CannibalCountess.
I agree with this 100%.
I added my thoughts to another post on here where someone was suggesting they sell boosts: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360046322512/comments/360005943291
I also think they need more options. If they are concerned with people abusing it... the 7 day cool-down is still quite okay in my mind. Makes the boost far more valuable. But restricting it to only one boost per account only hurts the concept of it.
Say I had the ability to earn boosts either by gifting parts of a subscription or a full year's worth or they had more payment model tiers that allowed you to gain additional boosts or guarantee that your contribution went to where you wanted it that would be great. That would definitely encourage me to buy into the Nitro support model more than it is right now.
I signed up as soon as I heard about Discord Nitro to support the platform and the added extra's were nice little perks as I saw it but totally not necessary. This current model of server boosting feels a bit more like it punishes small communities for being small. Everyone has an equal chance to get the reward... but to do that with the current model you have to grow your community really large or bother your current members to buy into it. It leaves no option for someone who wants to do most of the lifting on their own to get any of the rewards for a community of their choice.
And as I pointed out in my other post... It also feels unfair as a server owner to use my own boost on my own server if I have another server that has a better chance of using it.1
yeah aggreed with this0