Happy 10th birthday, and with that occasion, we have several new initiatives we'd like to share with you which we will be unveiling in staggered stages. ABDeL has recently been brought on as a Site Advisor along with The_Phalanx and advise, they will. As the two masterminds of this idea, they think these new initiatives will make Diplo even better with a heavier focus on strengthening the gaming community we are trying to foster. = Diplo Patreon = You may remember around seven years ago that Diplo was in serious financial straits, ABDeL was in the hole financially for several hundred dollars, and if not for the intervention of Csigs and Baledwyr, Diplo would have most likely perished. We must not allow this to happen again, or allow for Diplo's survival to hinge on any one person or even a handful of people. This is why we're moving towards communal funding of the site's expenses We're starting a patreon will solve this problem. Where the admins have been generously shouldering the burden themselves, regular members can chip in small or large dollar amounts every month towards supporting Diplo's overhead cost, projects, gaming events and tournaments. You will be able to donate as much as you like, or none at all. This is purely voluntary and not required, but any help would be appreciated. In the event that we meet our overhead costs through, we will aim to buy games on sale for giveaways during Diplo gaming events and tournament prizes. Diplo Patreon Tiers and Perks: Diplulzer Level $2 Gets the Diplulzer donor bronze tier forum trophy. Sneak peak at stuff coming down the tube from the admin team. Full look at financial statements, general spreadsheet of where the money goes. DiploMVP Level $5 Gets all the perks from Diplulzer and... Gets the DiploMVP donor silver tier forum trophy. Gets the option to remove ads from the site. Custom Banjoball accessory DiploGuard Level $10 Gets all the perks from DiploMVP and... Gets the DiploGuard donor gold tier forum trophy. Gets a gold portrait around forum avatar. Gets to create a custom unique forum rating within reason.