If the AKAIO team accepted 'donations' ??

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by CannonFoddr, Mar 25, 2010.

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Would you pay them ??

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  1. CannonFoddr
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    OK - firstly a disclaimer

    THIS IS NOT FOR REAL - I HAVE NO CONNECTON WITH THE AKAIO TEAM
    THEY HAVE NEVER MENTIONED ANYTHING ABOUT DONATIONS OR PAYMENTS FOR SUPPORT
    I DO NOT KNOW IF THEY RECEIVE ANYTHING AT ALL FOR AKAIO DEVELOPMENT ALREADY

    THIS POST IS JUST FOR MY CURIOSITY....


    Anyway,
    It seems to me that the AKAIO team seems to spend a LOT of time on their software, developing it, BETA testing, sorting out problems, giving frequent updates etc
    They're doing the same job that the offical Acekard software developers (who I guess get paid) but the AKIAO team seem to have a quicker turnaround
    They also run a server/forum for extra support and feedback - & despite some whinger's

    - it seems they do it all for FREE....whether it's the love of development, the 'fun' of it, a Hobby or whatever that keeps them going - I don't know

    All they get in return is a lot of 'Thanks you' posts for their achievements.

    So I'm asking - (Remember this is NOTHING offical about this question - it's just my curiosity)
    • If they ever accept donations - would you be willing to pay, no matter how much (or little) just to show your appreciation for all their hard work ?
    My answer is - YES.. I would be willing to pay something..although it'll most probably be a one-off small payment
     


  2. rockstar99

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    Yes I would throw in a bit.
     
  3. imlgl

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    I would donate a few dollars towards there great work, saves me money in games so i may as well donate some of the money im saving [​IMG]
     
  4. Dangy

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    I'd pay.
     
  5. Dark^'^Knigh

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    You have got to be kidding!!! Do you read the posts throughout this forum? It's chock-a-block full of people complaing about a $15 outlay for a flashcart or $10 bucks for a msd! I'm sure most (99%) wouldn't chip in a dime (although, no doubt, some would claim that they had donated).
    I'm not sure why you would even contemplate creating a thread discussing it....all this "sausage sucking" is really starting to piss me off. If the guys were to ever give up on supporting/enhancing their custom firmware, so be it...the world will still be spinning...there will always be a firmware to run on the AK. If not, there will always be other choices in the marketplace...yada yada yada.
     
  6. CannonFoddr
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    IMHO - they're just cheapskates [​IMG]
     
  7. imlgl

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    Aren't we all lol, we dont even buy the games [​IMG]
     
  8. RupeeClock

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    I would certainly donate, after all, it's Acekard's hardware they're using, but AKAIO is totally unofficial and makes the card so worthwhile!
     
  9. Atashi

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    I actually asked on their official forums if they had a donation or support button...

    I would certainly pay if they accepted it. I believe their software is worth at least as much as the card itself, if not more.

    -Atashi
     
  10. kingofgamesgx

    kingofgamesgx Hitokiri Battousai

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    with all the money they save us with AKAIO's great support the least we could do is give a donation

    so if they took donations yea i would chip in abit
     
  11. xxteargodxx

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    If I had a few extra bucks to spare, I would donate.
     
  12. Justin121994

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    They don't want donations. Cause then people would start expecting them to do more.
     
  13. FatalZangetsu

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    Totally,the guys deserve it. [​IMG]
     
  14. clegion

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    pay every release that makes me able to play the game i want

    so for example 1.51 makes it possible to play PS0
    pay for 1.51, don't pay everything in between
    wait for another release
    1.6 make it able to play SS
    pay for 1.60

    and so on
     
  15. kineticUk

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    I thought about this before...

    And I'd donate straight away cause its thanks to akaio that I'm enjoying my acekard RPG and DS.
    I cannot help out with the coding (don't have the skills yet) or design. I'm pretty quiet online so I never get to talk to those involved much to say thanks. I'm not loaded but I'd donate what I could when I had some spare cash etc get paid.

    I feel bad sometimes cause I post bug reports, when I think I might have found something. I try to involve myself and hopefully help a bit that way. But I feel like a dickhead don't wanna sound like complaining when I'm not, Id like to give them something towards helping with the continued development of this (for supporting the RPG too) and just to say thank you to the akaio team, seriously without you its fubar.
     
  16. Hakoda

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    Hell I'd give some, they do 10x more than any other firmware team I've ever seen. They deserve it. The Acekard itself was already cheap and we use it to pirate anyway so give that loose change you would have used on retail games to the AKAIO Team. (wells some of it, cuz that's a lot)

    Sadly I'm 15 and can't really give money...
     
  17. geek_power

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    I am myself a programmer (don't have time for DS development, though), I'm also a big fan of freeware and open source, and I try to buy as many games as my budget permits, so, yes, I would really like to give some donation to AKAIO team. I think it's just logical.
     
  18. foodstamp916

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    I wouldn't..I only use the flashcart since i'm too broke to buy the game.
     
  19. BoxShot

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    Middle of the ocean.
  20. Salax

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    I sure would. I almost never use my Acekard(I prefer my M3i), but the work they've done is amazing.