Banners Should Be Available To All Nitro Users (In-Depth)
Explaining The Difference Between Nitro Class and Nitro Gaming:
The problem is that we as classic users think that we should be able to at least have a static banner as we are also supporters of Discord. Most of the things you get in the $10 Nitro are the same or just upgrades of things classic users get i.e. 50 MB ($5) uploads to 100 MBs ($10), Nitro Icon on your profile (Both), HD Video (Both), Use Emojis Anywhere (Both), 2000 characters (Free) to 4000 ($10) etc. Why should we have to pay $10 a month just to have access to using a banner? I understand that there are other things like the server boost every month and the more servers, but that even furthers my point of Classic getting neglected because Discord wants to make more money.
For Those Who Say That Discord Needs To Make More Profit:
We have to remember that they are offering a subscription service! Rarely do I see people doing one time buys other than to gift to friends or test it out or maybe to spend the little money they have for one month! Most of the times they pay for the service monthly as seen below are a few examples of my friends:
Also, if you would like to see some stats of how Discord's revenue has literally skyrocketed from 45 Million in 2019 to 130 Million in 2020 (which is a 188.88% increase), here you go:
✘ Discord Revenue Statistics
✘ How Does Discord Make Money?
(If any discord staff would like to correct me on the info above, I'll take it)
Discord has never had to use ads on their own platform because it has had huge success in marketing outside of their platform! On gaming websites and so on, reaching their target audiences! And with how much they've grown and how much money they make at this point, I don't see why they would need to run ads on their platform? I know that I simply found Discord from literally playing Overwatch and someone telling me about an Overwatch discord server where they hosted tourneys and such! So, not only their own advertisements to use discord but also the people using it, trying to gain members and such intro their own servers.
Why We Are Not Willing To Pay 5 Extra Dollars A Month To Gain Access To The Banner:
Why should we pay $10 if we will not even be using any of the other features? To people who are dealing with that dilemma, it's kind of like "Why should I pay an extra $5 dollars a month for a banner," which I think is a reasonable question to ask. Even if we get those extra perks, if we don't use them, what's the point? I think most of us know that you get many other things along with the banner, but like I stated in the differences between the two, there really isn't much. Though it is clear that Nitro Gaming is mainly for getting access to Nitro Games and Server Boosting while Nitro Classic is primarily for customization purposes.
Our Biggest Problem With The Banners As Of Now:
The fact that you gave three free months of Nitro Gaming to people who have never had Nitro (Classic and Gaming) before is quite annoying to see. I think it's great for people who have never really been able to experience this before, but seeing them get access to the new banner feature for free is quite upsetting for most of us who support you would like a taste of what the feature will be like. I think it would have been a good idea to allow Classic users to able to use the feature too with the possibility of people possibly even Upgrading. But, now you guys haven't even given us a taste of something new regarding personalization and you most likely plan to give every new feature to Nitro Gaming to up the chances of people upgrading to it. I think that Classic is still an important part of Discord and it would be a shame to see it lose it's value because of how the current updates are going.
Hard to Switch From Yearly Plan To Monthly Plan:
It's a shame that I have access to the Beta and can't even try out the Banner, and if I want to I have to change to the monthly plan of Classic ($5.00), wait until my yearly subscription is over, pay for another month, then be able to switch to Nitro Gaming. I think it would be good to offer it an option to change from Yearly to Monthly across plans instead of making it so I can only change to the yearly plan of Nitro ($100.00) if I want to switch between the two.
I agree, Discord Classic is slowly becoming useless.. If someone does not want to server boost, and want extended text (which in my opinion is worthless we aren't coding inside of a discord server or anything.) at the very least they should give all nitro users a banner changer.. They locked stickers behind it (i find pointless because we have gifs for free) pretty soon, they're just gonna end up making all classic users mad and drop the subscription all together.17
Absolutely correct, I’m going to cancel my classic subscription because it’s basically becoming useless, I buy classic because I don’t need the two server boosts added to the 10$ nitro. It used to be that they had the same perks and you were paying for the boosts in the other one. Now all the features are being added to the 10$ service…even stickers. Those should be free.7
I cancelled my subscription, and sadly stopped gifting as well. (Affected are more than understandable and even support my decision)
Since I'm mainly on mobile, the features you say users have no use for, on mobile, they barely even exist.
Locking banners and stickers behind 5 bucks more has felt like a slap to the face.
On top of what you said, I've no interest to downright no use for boosting because all servers are either already rank 1, or are miles away from rank 2 and 3, so the boosts would, in a literal sense, do absolutely nothing.
All in all, especially in times like these, the changes felt like an insult.
I'm absolutely fine with increased character limit, being able to join more servers etc. and even features like even more increased upload limit over classic, however, I'm absolutely against locking vital social interaction features behind a higher paywall.8
Agreed, I’ve had Nitro for about a year now; and it’s disappointing to find out what I’m paying for is practically useless.5
Actually banners should be 100% free to all users not just nitro if you go on any website like Facebook or any other type of social media website you have full customization for free from fully customizing your profile picture to the background banner of your profile it's always 100% free discord is the only place where they charge you to customize your profile picture with gif or to charge you to have a banner as a background of your profile to make your profile look professional and nice, fully customizing your profile picture with normal pictures or gifts or background banners should be required for all users not just nitro, I don't care for anything I nitro so therefore there's no reason for me to need to pay 5$-10$ a month just put a background picture banner on my profile cuz I would be the only thing I would use for nitro While every other sites do it for free12
I can't agree more to this. I've been a classic user for well over a year now and then when banners are released I felt a bit left out when I don't pay the extra $7 (7 because i live in Australia.) Its also really upsetting to see people who have never supported Discord, through buying nitro for themselves, get a 3 month PREMIUM subscription for FREE while I've been supporting Discord every month and still no banner or stickers though server boosts and file sizes I can understand.
I don't know if I am being too greedy but eversince banners came out I feel like I've been paying for something worthless for over a year now.7
Same here, I've unsubscribed and ain't planning on getting any subscription soon unless something is done1
+1. I mean, the whole reason why I bought Nitro was for the Banner and all the other perks that came with it, that are useless in some aspects. I had Beta for Banners, and I wanted to try it out, but it turns out I couldn't because I had Nitro Classic. Why would you lock a common feature behind a paywall for 10$ a month when the 10$ a month Nitro's features are basically no different than Nitro Classic's. The only difference is that the 10$ a month Nitro's features are Stickers which isn't much different than Gifs, and it includes features from Nitro Classic.
I see no point in locking it behind a paywall when the other Nitro doesn't even have enough benefits for me to upgrade, hell it isn't even worth it since I wanted 5$ a month because it is minimalistic and worth it in the long run.
On the other hand, other platforms simply don't lock banners behind a paywall because they are earning enough money already, and they simply don't care since it's a necessary feature for more users to go to their site/app, if you have to lock this feature behind a paywall, you're spending too much money for a simple communication platform for messaging & hanging out with your friends.
The real question here is, "What is Discord trying to achieve and why?".1
i think all users should be able to use banners. and nitro users can have access to gif banners. that way everyone would be satisfied. thats just my opinion though.2
Guys, it's a cosmetic banner. If it means that much to you just upgrade nitro.-10
"just upgrade to nitro" not everyone has the money to spend on an app.5
I think he`s suggesting to pay us all for discord nitro! What a nice guy, cant wait to enjoy my free subscription!0
Yes I agree poggers0