This is something that did indeed make me so curious as to ask here on the Feature Request Forum. I would really like to see a feature for members to pay for an on-site server hosting of games. Tom and Lummox would first need to purchase several servers for this reason, add on-site support for setup and whatnot on the website, and other various functions. I would easily be willing to pay for server bandwidth to host any of my projects. I think that it would be best done in packages, prices ranging based on the bandwidth of the server used. I think that many developers would take the opportunity on server hosting fairly joyously. People are always looking for server hosts, so adding cheap server space and DD support would give these developers a much needed standard option.
BYOND in general would have such massive opportunities to generate even more profit from this. I would assume that $15 a month would allow for quite a bit of usable bandwidth, probably enough to host 2-3 servers on. In the great scale of things, $15 a month is ridiculously cheap, especially for those who actually have jobs, even if they're only part-time *Raises Hand*. People complain about BYOND Memberships at $24 a YEAR, but that's nothing, and $15 a month certainly wouldn't put any dents into my paycheck. Doing my math, that's about $3.75 a week? Seriously cheap. The servers purchased would pay for themselves relatively quickly and soon be generating full profit. If Tom and Lummox are even willing to consider this as a website option, I would be more than willing to donate a few dollars every week to help them with the initial purchase of new servers, and I'm sure some of the older and more dedicated member's will be willing to help donate too.
If anyone else has anything to add to my soapbox speech, please don't hesitate to comment, and if you would like to see this as a feature on BYOND, please speak up!
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