This Week In Veloren 167

2 minute read11 April 2022

Authored by AngelOnFira

This week, we see a breakdown of the finances over the last several months.

- AngelOnFira, TWiV Editor

Contributor Work

Thanks to this week's contributors, @juliancoffee, @imbris, @xMAC94x, @Sam, @holychowders, and @oversram!

Finances by @AngelOnFira

I recently went and took care of several months of finances. You can see the results here (please feel free to reach out if you come across any discrepancies). Since there were several months of invoices to process, it resulted in over $1,200 USD being expensed from the Veloren Open Collective. Currently, Veloren is paying for services from Hetzner (compute), Wasabi (storage), and OVH (temporary download server).

Below, you can see the revenue from Open Collective over each month. We can see that most months are around $200 USD, but we had some large donations in November and December of 2021. We also can see that in 2022, we're trending towards $250 each month.

Over time, our monthly Hetzner bill has increased. This is because we've had to provision progressively more powerful game servers. Currently, we're at the highest tier that Hetzner provides for normal cloud servers, and this lets us handle around 100 players at once. Ideally, the next level after this is distributing to multiple servers.

Altogether, we seem to be trending upwards in the number of people who donate. In the near future, I hope that this will help us host more servers around the world with confidence that we'll be financially stable enough to keep them going. And of course, as always, donations are always appreciated!