While we provide this service for free, we still have to pay for it. What if we always took the money out of our own pockets? 1. we would be broke, 2. we wouldn't be able to upgrade our hardware to accomodate our users. While we do have loads of software optimizations that allow us to have Akatsuki run crazy fast while still being on not such high-end hardware, the more users we have, the higher-end our hardware needs to be. So we are asking you for help on this :).
We are still students.
None of the Akatsuki developers currently have a day job, as we all occupied with other things, such as keeping Akatsuki running smoothly! This means that we get most of our income as students through investments, or occasional sidejobs.
We do not have ads. And never will.
You may have adblock enabled and have not noticed, but we don't have ads anywhere on our website. We believe ads are bad, as they can be very annoying to you and that you would rather spend a few bucks to help us rather than watch annoying ads all the time.
We love picking random icons from our icon library.
So what can you do?
Well, you can give us money.
Here's what you get:
Just like in osu!, you get a shiny yellow username in the in-game chat and on the website to show everyone you're a really cool dude who has helped us pay the server bills.
Again, just like in osu!, you will get a supporter badge on your profile, to show everyone you're supporting us.
Access to the supporter-only section of the discord
Akatsuki Supporters gain access to a full category of channels in our Discord server.
Competing with friends is really cool, you can play on the leaderboard with someone more or less on your level, without getting crippling depression and RSI for not beating that pro!
Thinking of spicing your profile up with some hummus? Got you covered! Having supporter privileges, you get to be able to change your profile background.
Unlimited Name Changes
Tired of your current identity? Now you can have as many as you want! Now accessible via the settings tab of the website.
Custom badge editor
You get to be able to create your own personal badge, with custom text and icon, to show off on your profile! Let the world know you're an anchor. Or prank people showing a spinnin' wheel with "Loading..."! Up to you.
Unlimited Stats Resets
Now you can also start fresh with unlimited stats resets! Ask an administrator and they shall perform the deed.