The Combine has grown significantly over the years. Some of you have been a part of this sim for a long time and have seen the ebbs and flows of the life of the Combine. Others have only been here a short while, and are just now beginning to experience all that the Combine has to offer. But no matter the length of time you have spent here, you all have something in common: you are part of a community, a family - and families support each other. There are many ways you can support the Combine, but let's first look at how the Combine supports you, the player.
CPs can currently be used to purchase ships, vehicles, range of custom images and even custom items. Ninety-five percent of the Combine's budget since September, 2001 has come from your generous donations, so you can see how important this aspect of helping the sim has become.
What Combine points are (for a more detailed explanation of the CP, refer to the FAQ):
Most simply put, the CP is the way the Admin rewards you, the player, for various activities you do in support of the Combine. CPs can then be exchanged for specific ships, vehicles, droids, etc. that cannot be otherwise produced in-game. There are primarily two ways to earn CPs: OOC work done for the Combine, or financial support.
We are also happy to reward players for their continued activity, so every player with a character will recieve a reward of CPs each day they log in. The amount received depends on how many days in a row they have logged on.
The scale for which is:
Donating is probably the most direct way to support us. You can do this with Paypal to make a payment directly to the Combine. Soon, we hope to support other options, such as Google Wallet. Do not forget to include your handle in the communication field.
In recognition of players' donations, we offer an in game consideration of 1000 CPs for every dollar donated. These rewards are independent of the donation itself and are not an asset with monetary value, they cannot be redeemed for currency, and they cannot be traded with other players.
Naturally, you are never forced to send us a single cent at any time.
Important: We use an automated processing system to reward you with CPs in a faster manner. To benefit from it, make sure to use the following link while logged in when you donate. You may notice that the recipient of your donation is "CSXG Technologies," this is the name of the organization that owns the SWC assets and pays for server costs, operated by the simmaster.
We wish to make it clear that all donations received will only be used to meet the financial needs of the Combine. Donations pay for server costs to keep the game running, software development tools, and other incidental expenses involved in running SWC (such as legal fees, taxes, etc.). There are no paid developers, artists, writers, or administrators working on SWC! Donations are not refundable.
You think you may help somewhere? We often reward help with CPs.
Note: Not all of your suggestions will be accepted, and all of them must meet quality expectations before even being posted. Remember that you should ALWAYS read the rules of each forum.
We are also on social media, with a facebook page and a twitter account that are often updated with in-game, out-of-game, and Star Wars-related news. Interacting with SWC on social media is entirely optional and has no in-game impact.