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Old 04-12-2012, 07:24 PM
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When regular game developers seek public funding they usually have expenses these funds are supposed to cover.
These expenses include among others the cost of the infrastructure (computers, software, licenses), salaries, and marketing and distribution expenses.
Graal servers normally do not have any of these expenses, sans the server rental fee.
thats my point though, game developers dont need funding for salaries by your logic
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thats my point though, game developers dont need funding for salaries by your logic
Regular game companies could seek public funding in order to cover salary costs.
I'm not sure however that this also applies to private developers who have a stake in the product. For example, if two guys developing an indie game raise $500,000 for the purpose of 'covering their expenses', and then cash in the entire amount as payment for their own work, it seems like foul play.

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Graal developers tend to work for free. Instead of using funds to cover current expenses (which hardly exist), the funding would only serve as a mean to create new expenses, which do not exist today. The total funding should be derived from the expenses, and not the other way around.
I assume some legal issues may also arise, since the project would probably need to comply to quite a few legislative regulations.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:05 PM
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When regular game developers seek public funding they usually have expenses these funds are supposed to cover.
These expenses include among others the cost of the infrastructure (computers, software, licenses), salaries, and marketing and distribution expenses.
Graal servers normally do not have any of these expenses, sans the server rental fee.
Exactly, Graal doesn't have these expenses... hence the rather lackluster content. The idea here is that the funding would be used to pay for quality work, and probably outside of Graal. Right now if you want, say, graphics for your server you post a thread and probably get no response. However with proper funding you could instead go to some place like pixelation or the many other development communities floating around on the net and hire a freelance graphic artist. They don't give a **** what the graphics are for as long as you're paying them. Music and SFX as well would work well with this direction since those two fields are the most neglected areas on Graal, and it's very hard to find quality sound artists around here. More importantly when money is involved and it's dealing with more professional people who do freelancing for a living, you're much more likely to get what you pay for.
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