SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12 2017 9:42pm
by Moogie
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Argh, it's been another busy year but at least this time y'all have some proof that I'm still here, still care and am keeping it Shining!

In case you missed it, earlier this year I gave the Shining Force 2 site a much needed overhaul - a new, responsive design with a number of corrections & updates. The Shining Force guide is also in the process of undergoing a similar overhaul - but may be a while yet.

The SFC revamp is on the backburner somewhat due to my heavy workload and continued ill health. Not to bore you with the details, but I have finally got a diagnosis - CFS/ME (want to know more?) and am receiving guidance - they call it treatment - for learning to manage with the symptoms. I don't know how much longer I can keep up with my work, but in any case I am effectively working myself out of a job at this point (ah the joys of automation and simplified content management). The upshot of that is that I hope to have a lot more time next year to work on the new site.

Anyway, I digress. You all know what this post is for. The hosting bill is due by the start of October, so I'm here grovelling for your hard earned cash again (and hoping that eventually the banner ads will start to produce an income to cover costs). In good-ish news, due to some package restructuring at our host, the bill has come down a bit and we now only need $300 annually to cover costs.

Edit: we've done it, huzzah! Thanks everyone, I shall settle the invoice today :D

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12 2017 10:02pm
by Wiz
:shifty: donated !

Best wishes for your adaptations in life according to your diagnosis, and thank you again for your work on SFC ! :)

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13 2017 1:27am
by MXC
I can't throw any money your way but I'm actually in full support of the ads at the bottom of the site. It's not invasive and if it drives in some income, that's great.

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13 2017 8:44am
by Moogie
Thanks Wiz!

So far those ads have sadly done nothing income-wise - may need to rethink and let it show newer releases not just Shining games.

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15 2017 1:09pm
by Moogie
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far - we are currently at $60 :)

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15 2017 3:46pm
by rbahamut
Glad to help! Spent so much time on SFC over the years. You're doing a great job and the new sf2 site is awesome and mobile friendly! Keep it up!

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15 2017 6:03pm
by Moogie
Thanks very much indeed, really glad you like the new SF2 site :)

Have had a few more donations in, we are now at $160 :D

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15 2017 9:22pm
by Patrel Rushlock
Donated! Hadn't caught the SF2 site update, <3 it! One request, dark mode plz :D

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16 2017 8:40am
by Moogie
Thank you!
We're now up to $220, wowzers!

Dark mode on the forum you mean? I'll seecwhat I can do :)

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19 2017 3:52am
by igable
I remembered this time you do this around this time of the year! I've missed every one you have done so far so I'm happy that I actually saw this this time. Just donated, hope you reach the $300 mark. Glad I was able to give something back to this site, little as it may be.

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19 2017 9:01am
by Moogie
Thank you very much! With several donations yesterday we now need just $30!

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23 2017 12:51am
by 333nrt
Moogie wrote:Thank you very much! With several donations yesterday we now need just $30!


Email me at my registered email address and I'll cover what's needed

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23 2017 9:00am
by Moogie
333nrt wrote:
Moogie wrote:Thank you very much! With several donations yesterday we now need just $30!


Email me at my registered email address and I'll cover what's needed


That's really kind of you, thank you. We have actually just hit the target :) but the offer was very much appreciated x

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18 2017 2:41am
by Obabikon
I wanted to register to just say thank you! This is an amazing site for an amazing game. I have played it off and on since I was a kid... and now, I'm walking my daughters through for the 2nd time this year. They absolutely love it, but they make us use every female character and kiwi. It is incredibly helpful to have this site for tips, and I will happily donate next year to keep it up and running.

The girls were 6 and 8 years old the first time we played it "as a family". Then we went backwards to Shining Force, and now we're back on #2. I think people overlook bonding with kids, playing games like the SF series.

Anyhow, I'm rambling on... just wanted to say thank you!

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18 2017 4:51pm
by NoGood
Suggestion:
Why don't you open up a year round donation for future hosting costs? I too always miss your annual begging because I check this forum infrequently, but I do appreciate its existence :)

GET SHINING FORCE CHARACTERS ON THE NEW SMASH BROS.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03 2018 10:57am
by piper
there may be a new smash bros. for Nintendo switch get Nintendo to put shining force characters in it

Re: SFC Annual Beg 2017

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26 2018 5:44am
by JonsieJames
Obabikon wrote:I wanted to register to just say thank you! This is an amazing site for an amazing game. I have played it off and on since I was a kid... and now, I'm walking my daughters through for the 2nd time this year. They absolutely love it, but they make us use every female character and kiwi. It is incredibly helpful to have this site for tips, and I will happily donate next year to keep it up and running.

The girls were 6 and 8 years old the first time we played it "as a family". Then we went backwards to Shining Force, and now we're back on #2. I think people overlook bonding with kids, playing games like the SF series.

Anyhow, I'm rambling on... just wanted to say thank you!


this post nearly says it all.. fist of all i wanted to thank everyone here that has supported SFC throught the years. Agreed amazing site, amazing game. i first played SF1 around the age of 8 with my dad, and just finished the FIRST play through "as a family" with my 9 year old daughter. She loved it and we cruised through it fairly quickly. the story aspect and all its quirks, kept her enthralled and of course we had to use a bunch of animals and knights..lol now onto 2. she hasnt even seen kiwi yet.

I remember coming to this site way back in the day of dial-up.. at least for me.. Id love to donate to the shining cause.. cause I love it, and you all must love it too.. lol sorry ima little cheesy.

anywho, this site stands as testimate to how beloved the Shining series truely is... oh and i ramble too... bahaha