« on: July 31, 2015, 09:14:25 AM »
So let's talk Patreon
I understand the use of it, and I understand why it works so well for some YouTubers, but here is what I don't get. A particular YouTuber that I watch frequently recently decided to reward his $10 Patreon contributors with a spot on the whitelist of his Minecraft server. With over 600,000 subscribers, there is no way he could run a fully public server, so some sort of system had to be put in place, and I think this is great. The server didn't exist before, so it does not fall under the pay to play aspect in my mind, it is simply a reward for anyone who chooses to donate $10/month to this YouTuber.
Every bit of the content he produces is free to watch and enjoy, he does weekly livestreams, for free, and he is spending his time hosting a server for his viewers. Yet the comments in the video where he announced this perk of a $10 donation were all just the meanest most vile things I have ever seen when a YouTuber announced a way for fans to play with the creator.
TLDR: I don't understand fans getting pissed about a $10/month Patreon subscription to be whitelisted on a server to play with your favorite creator. No one is making you pay, so I just can't wrap my head around the idea of being pissed about it. What are your thoughts? Let's talk about this.
Full disclosure, I had considered something similar with my MC server at first, but opted against it due to the age of my viewers. I also think the $10 might be a bit high, but that is what he picked so that part is his choice.