We (Jeremy and I) run Empire Minecraft because we enjoy it and care about the community. We will always run a free server / community because we are not in this to make money, and to us being rich is being happy. However, as we have been growing the costs of running everything is compounding. As of today the total investment, not including programming time, is about $1,900. Additionally the monthly costs are around $350 (and that is with a heavy discount I get through another business relationship and borrowing some server power from GameKrib).As we are a community I wanted to have the discussion of introducing a supporters membership and see what everyone thinks. My idea is to offer this for a small monthly contribution, and you get a bunch of perks with it that the free players don't get. To me this is better than just begging for donations. Some ideas I have had:The ability to hide yourself on the live map (you can toggle it on and off)A monthly/daily rupee bonusSpecial colored name in game chatSpecial colored name and title on siteA supporters only worldEarly access to new featuresA supporters only forumLots of love for supporting the communitySo what does everyone think of this idea?