• Community Donation Benefits

    For those who donate AU$10 or more, will receive the following benefits:

    SQUAD Reserved Slot

    • Reserved Player Slot access on BigD Squad servers for 30 days
    • Must have your Steam profile associated to your BigD Web account HERE
    Discord Role
    • Donator role colour on BigD Discord server
    • Must have your Discord profile associated to your BigD Web account HERE

    To donate towards the community, please visit the donation page HERE

Monthly Community Fund

Monthly Community Fund


  1. Monthly Operating Costs
    AU$460.00 of AU$460.00 - reached!
    This is the minimum amount required to cover our community costs each month.
  2. Stretch Goal
    AU$500.00 of AU$500.00 - reached!
    Anything over $460 is banked for a rainy day when we don't reach our minimum operating costs via donations


    used for:
    • community events
    • community promotions
    • upgrades to website software
    • RCON Software licenses
    • Website software
    • other community purposes

Overview Donations

BigD Gaming Community operates purely on the generous donations our community members make available each and every month – without the donations, BigD Gaming would not be able to provide the services it currently does.

The following services are paid with your donations:

Two (2) Dedicated Servers based in Sydney, Australia
  • I7-7700k 4.2/4.5GHz
  • 480GB M.2 SSD
  • 64GB RAM
  • 5TB Data/month
  • Windows Server 2016
What runs on our Dedicated Server?
  • SQUAD Game Servers (licensed, training, modding, matches, etc)
  • RUST servers (modding, matches, etc)
  • Hell Let Loose servers (licensed, training, modding, matches, etc)
  • Other Game servers depending on demand
  • Discord bots
Each Dedicated Server Costs = $183.69 per month x 2 servers = $367.38 per month
Windows Server License for each dedicated server = $31.90 per month x 2 servers = $63.80 per month
Total Dedicated Server Cost per month = $431.18

Web Hosting based in Sydney, Australia
  • High Priority CPU usage
  • 300GB Bandwidth
  • Large mySQL processing power
What runs on our web hosting?
  • BigDGaming.net website & forums
  • Custom scripts that manage whitelisting for donators & admins automatically via website permissions
Total cost per year = $323.40

  • BigD Gaming donations for use to cover community operation costs.
  • Donations to BigD Gaming are completed entirely at the users discretion.
  • Donations to BigD Gaming are voluntary and not refundable..
  • We do not require donations to play on any of our servers, or utilise any of our services.
  • Our current monthly donation goal is: $500.00
  • Why is it higher than our monthly costs listed above? Simply to cover the months where donations do not meet the minimum to keep our services alive.
  • BigD Gaming also pays yearly licensing costs for XenForo & associated add-ons.


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