Hi there!Servers are expensive, and streaming music to over 600,000 servers requires a lot of computing power. When I first created FredBoat for just a few servers this wasn't much of a problem. The bot would serve no music at all and only a few commands an hour, but times have changed and now the bot is streaming music at a rate of around a handful of years per day.
Where does the money go?FredBoat's cost has sprawled way out of the range of my non-Patreon income can cover. With more money, I can make the public FredBoat more stable and have it handle more load. I don't intend to pocket any money for myself while we still have performance issues. It's a win for everyone.
What you'll getAs a patron of $2 or more per month you will gain access to FredBoat Patron in one server of your choosing. This comes with a few extra perks that we can't provide to the general public:
- An isolated bot that is not affected by peak usage (eg less lag)
- The ability to add Spotify playlists with tracks found on YouTube and Soundcloud
- The ;;volume command, which allows you to change the volume of the bot for everyone
- Earn the Patron role in FredBoat Hangout
No matter how much support I get through Patreon, the bot will still remain completely free. I will never begin charging for core functionality.