To make something perfectly clear, I don't like the idea of putting up a donations thread. PokeGen is fun to work on, but it doesn't pay the bills. In the future, we'd like to start up our own real company and make something that we can actually monetize from. However, in order to do this, we need some help.
By doing this you are not
donating to the development of PokeGen - this has to be understood. You would be donating to the development of Xatoku Productions, funding both the sites we host and any other original projects we may pursue in the future. PokeGen doesn't get a dime, however, by helping out the company, we'll likely have more free time to work on PokeGen and get this bad boy finished. An indirect helping hand, so to speak.
That's the legalities of it, but personally, I don't like donations. I feel that if we're producing content that we want to invest our time into, then it's our job to pay for it. I hold true to this philosophy, and neither Skatter or myself will ask any of you to pay for content or PokeGen itself, ever. That said, website/server costs have grown quite significantly due to all of the traffic, so we could use the additional help if any of you are willing to offer it.
For me, it's a matter of sucking up my pride for the better of the project. I want to see this game finished, but as much as publicity sucks, we need all the help we can get. as each of us is trying to make a living while doing PokeGen on the side. If we aren't planning for the future (starting our own company) then we can't promise that any of our projects will even have a future. PokeGen's fun, but work will always come first, and anything to ease us along the latter will help keep the former standing strong.
I like making games, and I'd prefer to make them forever over a real day job, so if you can help me get there, I'd extremely appreciate it.
If you're interested in helping us out, the link's below. To all those that do, and have, we are all extremely appreciative.