Adam is creating Deadly Boss Mods
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patrons

In 2012, DBM partnered up with Elitist Jerks to help bring traffic to the site and connect two user communities together. In this time I was able to switch gears into working on DBM as a full time job from home. This has been perfect for me because I am currently a full time care giver for my widowed mother.

Working on DBM full time allowed two things.
1. Massive feature improvement and mod quality. During this time I was able to deliver more feature improvement than DBM had seen in the years prior.
2. While working full time from home, I could be available to my mother more conveniently. If you have never been a primary caregiver, it can be hard to imagine just how much time and energy it demands of you.

For a while, my dev time was supported by partnership with Elitist Jerks website. Unfortunately, times have changed and the need for EJB has diminished. Traffic from this website no longer covered costs of hosting DBM (or even itself). That partnership has come to an end and Elitist Jerks has closed it's doors completely.

Now, I'm asking you, the users of DBM, for support.
I worked very hard getting DBM ready for Legion and continue doing so for all upcoming content. The mods I've created so far are some of the most advanced mods included in DBM yet. The time I've poured in goes well and beyond the time most authors put into any wow addon. I have been there for every raid test, every dungeon (multiple times), countless hours in logs and coding, and have spent lots of time gathering feedback. I want to continue giving the level of support that's put DBM in top form these last three expansions.

I don't know what I'll do if I cannot make full time DBM work anymore. I've counted on this for 4 years to create the best mods possible while also being best caregiver possible.

As such, I have launched this Patreon so users can help crowd fund and support DBM's continued full time development.

If DBM can make at least first goal, I'll be able to continue to provide the following:
*To deliver the feature rich quality I work for. I strive to make the most advanced all in one solution that incorporates some of the most creative features to ensure best mods possible.
*To spend substantial time log crawling dozens if not hundreds of pulls to go above and beyond to produce greatest accuracy in mods as possible, ensuring that my timers are more accurate than anyone else's and account for every possible variable I can.
*To monitor user feedback and provide support whenever it is needed
*To manage a new website that's just for DBM feedback/support/news/updates.
If DBM can make at least second goal, I'll be able to continue providing following:
*To have no other financial commitments and be available 24/7 for whatever testing Blizzard puts up, no matter how short the notice to participate in the tests themselves.
*To be available to always create pre test mods for PTRs/Betas, no matter how short the notice to ensure some preliminary mod support day of a bosses first test.
*To be available to respond as quickly as possible to provide support, and respond to bug reports and feedback.
If DBM can make third goal, I'll be able to:
*Able to cover annual tax costs, as previous goals only give bare minimum for full time month to month expenses.
*Faster mod updates by being able to afford to pay for additional 3rd party support such as logs when needed.
*Gives buffer needed to cover unexpected life costs that may exceed normal monthly budget.
*Extra buffer for light 3rd party help that'll enable bringing mod/feature updates faster (ex, the nameplates feature I paid someone to write for DBM.)
If DBM can make fourth goal, I'll be able to:
*Even more buffer for 3rd party help for larger special projects DBM can use such as an improved DBM-Classic.
*Ability to invest in software/hardware upgrades to ensure I'm not working from a toaster.
If DBM can make fifth goal, I'll be able to:
  • Ability to enlist additional coder help on the regular beyond just special projects.
  • Do Contests/give aways. Basically give back to users when money isn't used for development/costs
If DBM can make sixth goal, I'll be able to:
  • With this, I honestly don't need to worry about anything anymore
  • I can support even big ideas that I have in mind, or a 2nd full time dev as needed in early content cycles when amount of work is overwhelming.
  • Do even bigger contests/give aways. Basically give back to users when money isn't used for development/costs

I've always known that I couldn't work on DBM full time forever. Eventually WoW will come to an end. I'm only asking for help to make it as long as possible. As long as there is a World of Warcraft, I want there to be the best DBM possible for all. Do this, and I promise I will always work my hardest on delivering best mods that I can. Mods I can be proud of. Mods that I myself use as well. It doesn't even take a lot. Just a little from a lot of people. Giving as little as 1 dollar a month still goes a long way. Anything extra that isn't needed to support myself and my mother has always gone into DBM. I've often used my own money to pay other authors to help with certain features, or guilds for their private logs.

I live off very little so I can give the most to my work. DBM has never made a lot of money, but for a number of years it has been enough. My fervent hope is that with your help this can continue to be the case. Thank you so much for your support.

You can read a more detailed post athttp://www.deadlybossmods.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=32
Tiers
Uncommon
$1 or more per month
Access to Patron only feed on this site and a special "Uncommon" supporter color and discord channel on DBM Discord server.

Access to Patron only discord channel which may have additional DBM updates and conversations.

Includes Discord rewards
Rare
$3 or more per month
Includes benefits of uncommon rank, but with "Rare" supporter color on DBM Discord server.

In addition, if you are a Discord Nitro user, you can use cross server emoji on DBM discord.

Includes Discord rewards
Titanforged Rare
$5 or more per month
Same as Rare reward. I don't really have a new reward idea for this one. I'm just adding it because I saw a lot of people doing custom rewards of 5 dollars and it made sense to make a shortcut for.
Includes Discord rewards
Epic
$10 or more per month
Includes benefits of previous ranks, but with "Epic" supporter color on DBM Discord server.

In addition, your twitch channel will be advertised in the DBM "twitch" channel whenever you go live (make sure to reach out to me on discord to get this taken care of if it's not automatically handled by bots).

Includes Discord rewards
Legendary
$25 or more per month
Includes benefits of previous ranks, but with "Legendary" supporter color on DBM Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
100% complete
With this, I can stuff my mattress with 100 dollar bills and have a computer chair made out of gold
(if you can't tell by now, I'm being silly. You've exceeded all my goals and more.)
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In 2012, DBM partnered up with Elitist Jerks to help bring traffic to the site and connect two user communities together. In this time I was able to switch gears into working on DBM as a full time job from home. This has been perfect for me because I am currently a full time care giver for my widowed mother.

Working on DBM full time allowed two things.
1. Massive feature improvement and mod quality. During this time I was able to deliver more feature improvement than DBM had seen in the years prior.
2. While working full time from home, I could be available to my mother more conveniently. If you have never been a primary caregiver, it can be hard to imagine just how much time and energy it demands of you.

For a while, my dev time was supported by partnership with Elitist Jerks website. Unfortunately, times have changed and the need for EJB has diminished. Traffic from this website no longer covered costs of hosting DBM (or even itself). That partnership has come to an end and Elitist Jerks has closed it's doors completely.

Now, I'm asking you, the users of DBM, for support.
I worked very hard getting DBM ready for Legion and continue doing so for all upcoming content. The mods I've created so far are some of the most advanced mods included in DBM yet. The time I've poured in goes well and beyond the time most authors put into any wow addon. I have been there for every raid test, every dungeon (multiple times), countless hours in logs and coding, and have spent lots of time gathering feedback. I want to continue giving the level of support that's put DBM in top form these last three expansions.

I don't know what I'll do if I cannot make full time DBM work anymore. I've counted on this for 4 years to create the best mods possible while also being best caregiver possible.

As such, I have launched this Patreon so users can help crowd fund and support DBM's continued full time development.

If DBM can make at least first goal, I'll be able to continue to provide the following:
*To deliver the feature rich quality I work for. I strive to make the most advanced all in one solution that incorporates some of the most creative features to ensure best mods possible.
*To spend substantial time log crawling dozens if not hundreds of pulls to go above and beyond to produce greatest accuracy in mods as possible, ensuring that my timers are more accurate than anyone else's and account for every possible variable I can.
*To monitor user feedback and provide support whenever it is needed
*To manage a new website that's just for DBM feedback/support/news/updates.
If DBM can make at least second goal, I'll be able to continue providing following:
*To have no other financial commitments and be available 24/7 for whatever testing Blizzard puts up, no matter how short the notice to participate in the tests themselves.
*To be available to always create pre test mods for PTRs/Betas, no matter how short the notice to ensure some preliminary mod support day of a bosses first test.
*To be available to respond as quickly as possible to provide support, and respond to bug reports and feedback.
If DBM can make third goal, I'll be able to:
*Able to cover annual tax costs, as previous goals only give bare minimum for full time month to month expenses.
*Faster mod updates by being able to afford to pay for additional 3rd party support such as logs when needed.
*Gives buffer needed to cover unexpected life costs that may exceed normal monthly budget.
*Extra buffer for light 3rd party help that'll enable bringing mod/feature updates faster (ex, the nameplates feature I paid someone to write for DBM.)
If DBM can make fourth goal, I'll be able to:
*Even more buffer for 3rd party help for larger special projects DBM can use such as an improved DBM-Classic.
*Ability to invest in software/hardware upgrades to ensure I'm not working from a toaster.
If DBM can make fifth goal, I'll be able to:
  • Ability to enlist additional coder help on the regular beyond just special projects.
  • Do Contests/give aways. Basically give back to users when money isn't used for development/costs
If DBM can make sixth goal, I'll be able to:
  • With this, I honestly don't need to worry about anything anymore
  • I can support even big ideas that I have in mind, or a 2nd full time dev as needed in early content cycles when amount of work is overwhelming.
  • Do even bigger contests/give aways. Basically give back to users when money isn't used for development/costs

I've always known that I couldn't work on DBM full time forever. Eventually WoW will come to an end. I'm only asking for help to make it as long as possible. As long as there is a World of Warcraft, I want there to be the best DBM possible for all. Do this, and I promise I will always work my hardest on delivering best mods that I can. Mods I can be proud of. Mods that I myself use as well. It doesn't even take a lot. Just a little from a lot of people. Giving as little as 1 dollar a month still goes a long way. Anything extra that isn't needed to support myself and my mother has always gone into DBM. I've often used my own money to pay other authors to help with certain features, or guilds for their private logs.

I live off very little so I can give the most to my work. DBM has never made a lot of money, but for a number of years it has been enough. My fervent hope is that with your help this can continue to be the case. Thank you so much for your support.

You can read a more detailed post athttp://www.deadlybossmods.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=32

Recent posts by Adam

Tiers
Uncommon
$1 or more per month
Access to Patron only feed on this site and a special "Uncommon" supporter color and discord channel on DBM Discord server.

Access to Patron only discord channel which may have additional DBM updates and conversations.

Includes Discord rewards
Rare
$3 or more per month
Includes benefits of uncommon rank, but with "Rare" supporter color on DBM Discord server.

In addition, if you are a Discord Nitro user, you can use cross server emoji on DBM discord.

Includes Discord rewards
Titanforged Rare
$5 or more per month
Same as Rare reward. I don't really have a new reward idea for this one. I'm just adding it because I saw a lot of people doing custom rewards of 5 dollars and it made sense to make a shortcut for.
Includes Discord rewards
Epic
$10 or more per month
Includes benefits of previous ranks, but with "Epic" supporter color on DBM Discord server.

In addition, your twitch channel will be advertised in the DBM "twitch" channel whenever you go live (make sure to reach out to me on discord to get this taken care of if it's not automatically handled by bots).

Includes Discord rewards
Legendary
$25 or more per month
Includes benefits of previous ranks, but with "Legendary" supporter color on DBM Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards