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Updates to the site (April Fool's)


JenniferL

Members of Dragonmount,


It is with great regret that I must inform you, do to ever increasing cost of internet services, servers, networking equipment and electricity, Dragonmount now costs us more than ever to run.  The Administration and I have discussed a number of options and have decided that, to help cover the costs for running and upkeep of the site and forums, we will be switching to a downloadable content system wherein certain features will cost money (USD) for you to use.



We are hereby giving all our users a two week notice that, as of April 14th, the following changes will be placed into effect.



  • Users will be allowed to select one free avatar when they join the site, after that, each Avatar Change will cost $5.


  • Users will be limited to 50 posts a day, after that you may pay $5 for an additional 50 posts. For those who wish, an unlimited number of posts may be purchased for $100 per month.


In addition to these changes, we are also implementing a few other new features



  • New Signature Controls - Under the new system, you may have separate signatures for each board/group. Setting a signature for one group area will not set it for any other area. Multiple charges will be made for each area you wish to add a signature to. To facilitate this, your current signatures will be removed on the 14th and will cost $10 per month to add to your profile for the selected board.


  • Voice Chat - The old text based chatroom will remain free, however, a new chat system allowing for voice chat between members, will cost $10 per month to access.


  • Video Chat - What's better than voice chat?  Video Chat!  For just $20 per month you will have access to video chat with other members.


  • Group Swap - Are you tired of your old social group but not wanting to loose all the effort you put in raising your points and internal ranking? For $25 you can move to a new Social Group and migrate to the internal rank closest to your current one.






Obviously: April Fool's!

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Well that just sucks. I know as a member of staff I'm supposed to support everything or shut up, but how on earth am I going to manage to do my job if I can't post enough? Also, I love my sigs! But I can't afford to pay to have them.

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Lol, thanks to everyone for being a good sport about the joke. Personally I try not to believe anything I read on April Fools Day just because 99% of it is probably fake.

 

Will ask if the Admins can either unpin this from the front page OR modify the title so it includes APRIL FOOLS in there but they did admit as much in the form thread so yes... it was an April fools joke.

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hahahahaha, I missed this on the first so when I saw it today I didn't really notice the date. I felt despair like no other! Well played DM. Well played. 

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As it has been pointed out this news article did land on 4-1-16: april fools day. I guess everybody is entitled to one minor joke or comedy scare. Myself I never really cared much for APRIL FOOLS DAY. I can identify more with Martin Luther King, Christmas, and Easter etc...But seriously if this is a prank from dragonmount, then the bigger joke is on dragonmount and dragonmount knows it. I can understand dragonmount charging fees for printed books or getting involved in TWOT art contests and stuff like that. I check out dragonmount because I love TWOT series so much and I get my moneys worth every time I reread the series and other books as well as news about TEOTW eventually being made into a movie. But if dragonmount starts charging outrageous FEES then we can always check out other websites that cover TWOT news like the wertzone etc...

 

If TEOTW is ever adapted into a movie, I say forget a miniseries, and if necssary make it TEOTW PART 1 and PART 2 like Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2.

 

Lastly I just want to share my thoughts on AMOL! This is a great book and I like how it ties up the storyline about Rand sealing up the dark one. The one thing I was frustrated and disappointed about is that there is no glossary in AMOL. Glossaries are in books 1-13 in TWOT series and then left out of book 14. Right, I do not see this happening but it would be great if BS, Harriet, or TOR put out AMOL glossary included. I am NOT talking about CHANGING the storyline for AMOL or anything negative! But I definitely want to check out TWOT companion sometime!

 

Wishing everybody the best and a hopefully cool summer! 

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Hi everyone. Going back to my last comment I want to clarify about AMOL extended edition wtih a glossary included would be great. What I mean is The Stand by Stephen King had the original edition that I liked best. And then the editor cut out the scenes about the kid and thus that book was published. So what I am saying is that TOR could republish AMOL with a glossay included. Even though AMOL does not have a glossary it ties up the central storyline about Rand resealing the dark one and I am very satisfied with AMOL.

 

I have to admit I am looking forward to TWOT being adapted into a tv series. I know it will be some years until we see the tv miniseries and it will be beyond everyones expectations-my own especially-but I think it will be done right.

 

Wishing everyone a happy 7-4-16 and a cool summer season.

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