A word from administration concerning donating:
- Era is a free to play community, and we don't mean free to play until you pay.
- We are strictly against "pay-to-win" scenarios.
- As a player, there is nothing more disheartening than seeing someone equate your hard work/time to a dollar amount.
- As an administrator, there is nothing more frustrating than being treated like customer service.
- Above all, remember that donating is for server costs, not player services. This is simply an added Thank you from the admin team.
Donator Discord Access
We have a few Donator-only channels on our Discord server. If you make a donation and don't already have access, let us know! Please include your Discord name to be granted access if it does not match to your character name.
International Players Without Access to PayPal
Over the years, we've had requests from some players who live in countries where PayPal is restricted or otherwise not an option in order to donate to the server. While there may be ways to work around this, it's not ideal and still restrictive. However we have decided on an acceptable substitute where PayPal is not an option.
By making a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders on behalf of the Era community and providing proof as one normally would has been unanimously agreed upon by the staff as an acceptable option going forward. Outside of the place to which you make a donation, all other directions for donation procedures will remain the same.
We hope that this is an acceptable alternative to those that have wished to make donations but been unable to for any reason, and as always thank you for playing here on Era!
While you are more than welcome to donate simply to keep the lights on, we do honor requests for the rewards below for individuals who help pay the server bills. These are thank you gifts from the staff. Donators may pick from any of the items below for donations exceeding $5 and are generally delivered within 12-72 hours.
IMPORTANT NOTE : When you make a donation reward request, please file a ticket via the Era HelpDesk with your specific donation request information. Please also include a screenshot of the Donation receipt and/or confirmation e-mail with Transaction ID visible. If you do not provide information at the time of the donation it could be some time before we can figure out what you want.
Cosmetics include items such as holiday/event equips, fireworks and other equivalent items. These are limited to items without any stat modifiers or latent effects affecting gameplay and will be in agreement with our stance against pay to win items. Feel free to select a few or ask for GM's choice! Note: the GM you get may have questionable tastes or a bad sense of humor! :)
We can do either or both of the following at one time:
- Race/face change - Either create another character that has the look you desire or find another player with it. We'll match your character's face to it.
- Name change - Search the Era website for existing Characters and, if your desired name is available, we'll change it.
- Custom pet name - Your automaton or wyvern can have a customized name!
Chocobo Whistles & Weapon Skills
As of 6/12/2022, the Donation Incentives for chocobo whistles and custom weapon skills have been discontinued. Custom quests & other methods for both are being implemented, to be announced and information added to the wiki soon. Stay tuned!