Bale is creating well.gg, a mature gaming community
3

patrons

$46
per month
Tired of the competitive gaming generation? Then join a mature gaming community and have fun gaming again!

That being said: Hey! I'm Bale, founder of the well.gg gaming community.

I believe that the definition of gaming, and how gaming becomes an enjoyable experience, is dependent on the decade you're born in. 

A study from the ESA shows that the appeal for competition in gaming drops significantly around the age of 27. But while those who basically grew up with the gaming industry are getting older, the publishers invest heavily in the younger generation ("Generation Z"), as gaming never had a broader audience than now. 

Consequently, gaming communities are younger than they used to be. And for me, especially in times with forums dying as part of a soon-to-be internet-relic, it was getting harder and harder to find a community that would share the same interests in gaming. 

As someone who has been working as a Community Manager in the gaming industry for almost two decades, the idea of building this community is nothing but thrilling. Who doesn't love to be surrounded by like-minded people? 

Okay - why Patreon? And also: Patreon? 
Patreon makes it very easy for me to gather support for my project. Everyone who wants to help out can pledge whatever amount they feel is right, while it gives me the freedom to focus on building well.gg - no sponsorships, no advertisements. This provides independence and a way more predictable financial situation, which is really helpful in order to expand the project.

On Patreon, you pay per month. And when you want to stop supporting well.gg financially, then you just stop. You can cancel anytime, no questions asked. 

Why do you need the money? 
I want to make this community the digital venue for "Generation Y" gamers, so roughly people born between 1980 and 1994. But in order to do that, my personal income is not enough. Not only because I want this community to have decent features that require me to pay other people to make it happen, but also because of the running costs, i.e. for the servers. There are dozens of game servers out there, but only a few are actually good performing, once a lot of players play on them. That's why I build the servers myself and rent a spot in a datacenter. We already have game servers that are full on the evenings / weekends and still performing very good, because I put decent hardware in them. Their performance is way better than those of rented game servers, but the expenses are high as well. 

What's in it for me?
On the right-hand side, you can see the different tiers, their requirements and what you receive for each individual tier. Depending on the tier you choose, you will be part of a special Discord and Teamspeak group. We guarantee you a free spot on our game servers and will let you in early on new features or new game servers.

Fixed tier rewards aside, all of my Patrons will be able to win some games. Since I'm part of the gaming industry, I have access to a lot of stuff, which I will give away exclusively to Patrons. Like I said, it'll mostly be games, but also merchandise and things like that. I can't predict how often I will be able to raffle them, but it will happen.
Tiers
yay!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group
Includes Discord rewards
wp! - well played!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group
⭐ Participate in Patron-exclusive raffles 
Includes Discord rewards
gg! - Good game!
$20 or more per month 1 patron
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group

⭐ VIP slot on our gameservers*

⭐ Priority queue on our gameservers*

⭐ Participate in Patron-exclusive raffles


* applies only to gameservers that support said features. 

Includes Discord rewards
op! - Overpowered!
$50 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group

⭐ Your own channel on our Teamspeak & Discord 

⭐ VIP slot on our gameservers*

⭐ Priority queue on our gameservers*

⭐ Exclusive well.gg mug* 

⭐ Participate in Patron-exclusive raffles


* applies only to gameservers that support said features. 

Includes Discord rewards
omg! - Oh my god!
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group

⭐ Your own channel on our Teamspeak & Discord 

⭐ VIP slot on our gameservers*

⭐ Priority queue on our gameservers*

⭐ Your exclusive gameserver in our community

⭐ Exclusive well.gg mug* 

⭐ Participate in Patron-exclusive raffles


* applies only to gameservers that support said features. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$46 of $150 per month
Reaching this goal will cover the cost for our second dedicated server and enables us to host more games for you! 

Currently hosted game servers:
  • 2 x Squad
  • 2 x Post Scriptum
  • 1 x Eco
Planned game servers:
  • ARK
  • Conan Exiles
  • The Forest
  • Factorio
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Tired of the competitive gaming generation? Then join a mature gaming community and have fun gaming again!

That being said: Hey! I'm Bale, founder of the well.gg gaming community.

I believe that the definition of gaming, and how gaming becomes an enjoyable experience, is dependent on the decade you're born in. 

A study from the ESA shows that the appeal for competition in gaming drops significantly around the age of 27. But while those who basically grew up with the gaming industry are getting older, the publishers invest heavily in the younger generation ("Generation Z"), as gaming never had a broader audience than now. 

Consequently, gaming communities are younger than they used to be. And for me, especially in times with forums dying as part of a soon-to-be internet-relic, it was getting harder and harder to find a community that would share the same interests in gaming. 

As someone who has been working as a Community Manager in the gaming industry for almost two decades, the idea of building this community is nothing but thrilling. Who doesn't love to be surrounded by like-minded people? 

Okay - why Patreon? And also: Patreon? 
Patreon makes it very easy for me to gather support for my project. Everyone who wants to help out can pledge whatever amount they feel is right, while it gives me the freedom to focus on building well.gg - no sponsorships, no advertisements. This provides independence and a way more predictable financial situation, which is really helpful in order to expand the project.

On Patreon, you pay per month. And when you want to stop supporting well.gg financially, then you just stop. You can cancel anytime, no questions asked. 

Why do you need the money? 
I want to make this community the digital venue for "Generation Y" gamers, so roughly people born between 1980 and 1994. But in order to do that, my personal income is not enough. Not only because I want this community to have decent features that require me to pay other people to make it happen, but also because of the running costs, i.e. for the servers. There are dozens of game servers out there, but only a few are actually good performing, once a lot of players play on them. That's why I build the servers myself and rent a spot in a datacenter. We already have game servers that are full on the evenings / weekends and still performing very good, because I put decent hardware in them. Their performance is way better than those of rented game servers, but the expenses are high as well. 

What's in it for me?
On the right-hand side, you can see the different tiers, their requirements and what you receive for each individual tier. Depending on the tier you choose, you will be part of a special Discord and Teamspeak group. We guarantee you a free spot on our game servers and will let you in early on new features or new game servers.

Fixed tier rewards aside, all of my Patrons will be able to win some games. Since I'm part of the gaming industry, I have access to a lot of stuff, which I will give away exclusively to Patrons. Like I said, it'll mostly be games, but also merchandise and things like that. I can't predict how often I will be able to raffle them, but it will happen.

Recent posts by Bale

Tiers
yay!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group
Includes Discord rewards
wp! - well played!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group
⭐ Participate in Patron-exclusive raffles 
Includes Discord rewards
gg! - Good game!
$20 or more per month 1 patron
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group

⭐ VIP slot on our gameservers*

⭐ Priority queue on our gameservers*

⭐ Participate in Patron-exclusive raffles


* applies only to gameservers that support said features. 

Includes Discord rewards
op! - Overpowered!
$50 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group

⭐ Your own channel on our Teamspeak & Discord 

⭐ VIP slot on our gameservers*

⭐ Priority queue on our gameservers*

⭐ Exclusive well.gg mug* 

⭐ Participate in Patron-exclusive raffles


* applies only to gameservers that support said features. 

Includes Discord rewards
omg! - Oh my god!
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
⭐ Exclusive Discord and Teamspeak group

⭐ Your own channel on our Teamspeak & Discord 

⭐ VIP slot on our gameservers*

⭐ Priority queue on our gameservers*

⭐ Your exclusive gameserver in our community

⭐ Exclusive well.gg mug* 

⭐ Participate in Patron-exclusive raffles


* applies only to gameservers that support said features. 

Includes Discord rewards