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« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2014, 06:11:30 pm »

My big concern would be that you have an infrastructure that can scale up and out to support the kind of user load that you're talking about.
I build data centres for a living (well, not the physical data centre part but all the stuff that goes inside them lol).  We should hook up on skype and talk about some of your infrastructure if you'd be willing (I would be willing to do an NDA if you're that sort of organization)

Pf, I would love to be on skype and discuss this thoroughy with you. We are anticipating a huge change in the near future (50 servers being brought on board) and I can definitely use your insights. I'll be a bit busy today - but I'll ping you tomorrow night and we could discuss this in-depth.

Appreciate your concern, I have been thinking of the same in the recent past.
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« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2014, 07:55:17 pm »

We've finished work on our affiliate panel as ensuring profitability is as important as ensuring growth and user acquisition
We'll be going into private beta with it later today.

Payouts will be made in Nxt/Btc to further promote cryptocurrencies. We'll be offering weekly payouts with a minimal withdrawal of 50 usd.
We'll be giving out 3 usd for each VIP purchase made through us.

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« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2014, 03:06:00 pm »

My big concern would be that you have an infrastructure that can scale up and out to support the kind of user load that you're talking about.
I build data centres for a living (well, not the physical data centre part but all the stuff that goes inside them lol).  We should hook up on skype and talk about some of your infrastructure if you'd be willing (I would be willing to do an NDA if you're that sort of organization)

Pf, I would love to be on skype and discuss this thoroughy with you. We are anticipating a huge change in the near future (50 servers being brought on board) and I can definitely use your insights. I'll be a bit busy today - but I'll ping you tomorrow night and we could discuss this in-depth.

Appreciate your concern, I have been thinking of the same in the recent past.
Just so everyone knows, I had added this guy to skype and I'm supposed to be talking to him later about some of my concerns in his operation.  I will post in this thread (and decided whether or not to invest) once I've had that convo.
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« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2014, 06:09:13 pm »

Hey pf,

Sorry to have you waiting for so long. As told earlier, I've pinged you on skype.

For anyone else - Do message me on skype at freebie.servers with any form of queries/suggestions/partnerships/proposals.
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« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2014, 07:14:05 pm »

Been having a bit of a casual lurk and registering my interest now.
Will comment more when I've re-read the docs.
Sounds like a great project and a top opportunity.

Edit: I've had a chance to read everything again now. I like the way you've gone about building the business and think this has great potential. Bootstrapping it, keeping debt-free, creating a community as well as a revenue stream, not getting greedy and overreaching yourself - there should be more businesses like this. It also looks like you're well placed for rapid expansion.
I've bought a small number of assets and would like to get in for more, but I'll wait until I see pf's feedback as I'm not a tech guy.
Can I confirm that NXT currently plays no role in your business, but this is part of the expansion plan from 75k -> 1 million users?
If I can help with marketing content, do drop me a line.
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« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2014, 08:20:46 pm »

Hey Cassius,

Appreciate you going through the documents and taking a look into what we do.
Our prime focus has, and will continue to be building a community around this. People tend to misunderstand us as a game server provider. We are not.
We are a gaming community that happens to provide game servers in the process. Unlike most other hosts we DONT rely heavily on our VIP sales (on the long run) to pay for our servers. Although on a micro scale the VIP purchases often beat the advertisement revenue - on the macro scale things will change substantially. However, I wouldn't want to miss out on a major revenue source and due to the same I've launched an affiliate program on the website and we'll have a renown marketer taking care of things on that end  from next week.

Nxt currently plays no role?
You are right in a way. At the time of raising funds (in the beginning) - we weren't actively looking to integrate Nxt into the service as we were still researching how to go about it. Currently we offer Nxt payouts for tutorials on the forum, nxt payouts for affiliates that promote the service and distribute Nxt during our events. We also intend to sponsor various events, teams and competitions that are completely backed via Nxt. The idea is to build a nxt-economy among our users as we grow. We are also looking at ways to tap on what Supernet and other interest projects here offer us.

I will drop you a line right away regarding marketing. As we grow, am finding it important to delegate tasks and tap on the skills others possess.
The success of freebieservers.com should also be a success of Nxt. I believe in mutual growth and collaboration and I'd be willing to be very open to every resource the community can provide.

We are having difficulty explaining Nxt to our userbase. I would love it if people would also like to take the task of explaining Nxt to our user base.

The next week is quiet important for us. We've planned on the following

1. Blog post
2. Launch of affiliate system
3. Replacing MOTD with new advertising system.
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« Reply #66 on: October 25, 2014, 08:47:01 pm »

Thanks for the reply. Will aim to catch up with you on Skype soon, though probably not tomorrow.
Sorry, forgot you'd written you were already paying people in NXT, yes.
Just to be clear, I'm not a marketing pro. I'm a copywriter/communicator, so produce plenty of that kind of material but wouldn't claim I was an expert on strategy.
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« Reply #67 on: October 25, 2014, 08:49:23 pm »

Something is better than nothing :)
Expertise always beats a single entrepreneur wearing multiple hats.
Catch you soon in that case.
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« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2014, 09:08:36 pm »

We've gone from 42 likes to 700 likes on facebook ^_^
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« Reply #69 on: October 27, 2014, 09:03:10 am »

Been having a bit of a casual lurk and registering my interest now.
Will comment more when I've re-read the docs.
Sounds like a great project and a top opportunity.

Edit: I've had a chance to read everything again now. I like the way you've gone about building the business and think this has great potential. Bootstrapping it, keeping debt-free, creating a community as well as a revenue stream, not getting greedy and overreaching yourself - there should be more businesses like this. It also looks like you're well placed for rapid expansion.
I've bought a small number of assets and would like to get in for more, but I'll wait until I see pf's feedback as I'm not a tech guy.
Can I confirm that NXT currently plays no role in your business, but this is part of the expansion plan from 75k -> 1 million users?
If I can help with marketing content, do drop me a line.

I'm also holding back as an potential investor. I appreciate everything Freebieservers has said and done, which all looks very promising. Unfortunately, i do not have any expertise on the technical side and that's still holding me back. That's why i'd love to hear an opinion, from an independent source.  :)

Also, as a gamer (LeagueOL) myself, i think the cause for this service is great.
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« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2014, 11:54:21 am »

Appreciate the interest. I personally believe we wouldn't always be able to be transparent about how our servers are handled, marketed and maintained. It remains in the best interest of the business to protect some aspects as they are our trade secrets. We have an ambition of setting up 100 servers around the globe by the end of the year. 50 in America, and 50 across the globe. The obvious underlying concern here would be to scale up. We've had a few parties being interested in advertising with us giving us quotes in the 4 figure range. We'll be posting a proposal to the community here later regarding a marketing campaign we'd like to run. 

I had a pretty good conversation with Pf . He had a conference call come that day and had to leave. Hope to catch him soon :)
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« Reply #71 on: October 27, 2014, 01:36:07 pm »

Appreciate the interest. I personally believe we wouldn't always be able to be transparent about how our servers are handled, marketed and maintained. It remains in the best interest of the business to protect some aspects as they are our trade secrets. We have an ambition of setting up 100 servers around the globe by the end of the year. 50 in America, and 50 across the globe. The obvious underlying concern here would be to scale up. We've had a few parties being interested in advertising with us giving us quotes in the 4 figure range. We'll be posting a proposal to the community here later regarding a marketing campaign we'd like to run. 

I had a pretty good conversation with Pf . He had a conference call come that day and had to leave. Hope to catch him soon :)

I like the expansion plan, but i'm little bit worried, will the scaling up be successful. Will you make enough money from advertising, to pay for the costs and is the risk worth for the possible profit? If you catch a good deal with an advertiser, how long-term are those agreements? Can advertiser leave at any point? Can those ads be blocked by users? Is it a fixed amount for the advertisement deal or is it based on server usage?

To be honest, i dont know pretty much anything about the market for online gamers. I know there are lots of alternatives, including free ones, but what makes Freebieservers special?

If you make acquire the servers, you have get alot of new customers to fill the servers. How much is the cost for customer acquisition?
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« Reply #72 on: October 27, 2014, 02:11:28 pm »

Appreciate the interest. I personally believe we wouldn't always be able to be transparent about how our servers are handled, marketed and maintained. It remains in the best interest of the business to protect some aspects as they are our trade secrets. We have an ambition of setting up 100 servers around the globe by the end of the year. 50 in America, and 50 across the globe. The obvious underlying concern here would be to scale up. We've had a few parties being interested in advertising with us giving us quotes in the 4 figure range. We'll be posting a proposal to the community here later regarding a marketing campaign we'd like to run. 

I had a pretty good conversation with Pf . He had a conference call come that day and had to leave. Hope to catch him soon :)

Will look forward to seeing this!
Also will aim to catch you on Skype soon (later today?)
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« Reply #73 on: October 27, 2014, 03:18:36 pm »

Appreciate the interest. I personally believe we wouldn't always be able to be transparent about how our servers are handled, marketed and maintained. It remains in the best interest of the business to protect some aspects as they are our trade secrets. We have an ambition of setting up 100 servers around the globe by the end of the year. 50 in America, and 50 across the globe. The obvious underlying concern here would be to scale up. We've had a few parties being interested in advertising with us giving us quotes in the 4 figure range. We'll be posting a proposal to the community here later regarding a marketing campaign we'd like to run. 

I had a pretty good conversation with Pf . He had a conference call come that day and had to leave. Hope to catch him soon :)

I like the expansion plan, but i'm little bit worried, will the scaling up be successful. Will you make enough money from advertising, to pay for the costs and is the risk worth for the possible profit? If you catch a good deal with an advertiser, how long-term are those agreements? Can advertiser leave at any point? Can those ads be blocked by users? Is it a fixed amount for the advertisement deal or is it based on server usage?

To be honest, i dont know pretty much anything about the market for online gamers. I know there are lots of alternatives, including free ones, but what makes Freebieservers special?

If you make acquire the servers, you have get alot of new customers to fill the servers. How much is the cost for customer acquisition?

1. Will we make enough from Advertising ?
Yes

2. Is the risk worth the profit?
Yes, the way it will work -we'll be in profit even if had 0 VIP buyers

3. How long term are these agreements?
Am looking to deliver 5 to 10 million impressions over a  6 month period

4. Can advertiser leave at any point?
No, but we can work together on tweaking the campaign to produce better results

5. Is it a fixed amount or based on server usage?
Every free consumer is greeted by a single message of the day - so its fixed at the moment. We're tweaking this for more profit


What makes freebieservers.com Special?

Freebieservers.com is different in the server market given the fact that it is the only provider which provides the servers at the nearest locations (via its wide network of servers) , with the highest amount of slots , no questions asked for as long as the consumers use the product. Unlike other providers we don't see our "Servers" as a 1 or 2 day demo that players can use. We see it as a service we provide to gamers across the globe. This has helped us inculcate the kind of following we've witnessed on various platforms such as reddit. We are NOT your average game host. We are a community of gamers that also happen to provide servers in the process. My prime focus has always been building a community/userbase around this since the beginning and that is what we'll continue to be. Going forward we intend to launch a much wider array of services but right now our primary focus is to garner servers across multiple continents, paid for via ad revenue. Going forward we could evolve into all kinds of things. Etc : We've been considering providing the complete server back end for major games in exchange for them running our ads and doing a rev share model with hem.  Another thing we might do in the near future is figure a way to award top players with cryptocurrencies for their in-game performances and thereby be a medium that garners early adopters for games. The future is bright and I am glad to have an opportunity to build it.


What are our marketing costs like?
So far we haven't spent a penny on Google or any other marketing streams. We ran a test campaign on reddit but didn't find it all that worthy. The only place we are still paying for marketing is facebook . Even at facebook we've a minimal expense of 6 cents per like in comparison to an average of 3 usd per like. The domain name gives us the added benefit of ranking #2-#3  for terms like "free game servers" . Going forward most of our consumers will be acquired via sponsoring servers for competitions and major teams. Most of this is already being done and am sure we can host a number of major cmpetitions to get more members on the board.  In addition we've also launched an affiliate system to acquire users. We'll be providing 3 usd for each VIP purchase and 1 cent for a free sign up. We're still tweaking on the marketing. Truth be told we've never had to market much because fundamentally we solve a problem many gamers face - we offer a product they'd like to use. Word of mouth does the magic in most cases
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« Reply #74 on: October 29, 2014, 11:35:53 pm »

Recommend investors to through this
https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=6242.msg123685#msg123685

Working towards establishing something that works towards the best interest of both parties.
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« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2014, 06:36:45 pm »

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s496/sh/446ed7fa-e9fa-4003-b8f9-ee2d81c36312/20a8290d2efe0db5e2e0e9728e32917b

We are still in need of funds to make this happen. Interested investors may Pm me for a deal.
Also looking to close the advertiser deal (hopefully).
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« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2014, 08:06:17 pm »

Just wanted to let the community know we are working on our own proprietary method to set up game servers across the globe on the cloud (on the fly) and have things go down when they aren't being used to reduce costs. This will be an addition to our IP holdings.
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« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2014, 08:38:14 pm »

Just wanted to let the community know we are working on our own proprietary method to set up game servers across the globe on the cloud (on the fly) and have things go down when they aren't being used to reduce costs. This will be an addition to our IP holdings.

Sounds... intriguing.
Finally got around to picking up some shares. Like the communication & the progress here!
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« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2014, 08:57:41 pm »

Just wanted to let the community know we are working on our own proprietary method to set up game servers across the globe on the cloud (on the fly) and have things go down when they aren't being used to reduce costs. This will be an addition to our IP holdings.

Sounds... intriguing.
Finally got around to picking up some shares. Like the communication & the progress here!

Appreciate the purchase. It will be a while before we will be able to deploy this but it will play a crucial role in us scaling globally.
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