Legends of Sosaria is free to play, and always will be, but it is not free to run or maintain. It takes hours every day from the lives of our staff and requires extra expenses for hosting and internet services. To help cover the costs, and to pay our staff, we are capable of accepting donations. To thank you for these donations we reward digital currency within the game. It should be noted that, by donating, you are not buying products or services. Rather you are donating to the shard because you would like to help ensure the ongoing success, and longevity, of Legends of Sosaria.
Donation rewards have been automated. Use the [donate command in game to link you to where you can donate. Every 1 CAD dollar gives the reward of 2 Legendary Dust, which can be used to purchase many things in our LoS Store. Legendary Dust can be purchased or sold for 250k gold from an npc in the store as well.
On occasion, there may be bonus items rewarded for donating as well. When there is an active bonus item, it will be displayed on a the pedestal in the LoS Store, which can be found under Custom Locations on the world teleporter in game.
There is no limit to the number of bonus items earned through donating, but the amount is calculated per individual donation.
For example, assuming the amount required per bonus item is $50, MoneyBags the Gargoyle donates $30 early in the month and receives 60 Legendary Dust, but no Donation Bonus. A week later he donates $80 more and receives 160 Legendary Dust and one Donation Bonus because the second donation was over $50, but less than $100. Donations do not add up over a month toward earning Bonuses so the first $30 does not grant a second Bonus even though MoneyBags donated $110 over the month.
Regardless of whether there is a bonus item currently available, players will receive one Item Recolor Tub for every $10 of their donation in addition to all other rewards.
The best way to ensure a prompt reward is to donate directly from a PayPal account that has the funds already available. Debit and Credit cards may also be used, but players who choose to use these forms of payment may encounter delays as PayPal will need to verify the payment before the automated system will validate the reward.
If you can't get in game, or wish to donate without being in game, you can use the following form:
Using The [donate Command: The command launches your browser to a form that defaults to $50 CAD Donation and shows you will receive 100 Legendary Dust for the transaction. To modify this number, use the scroll bar directly above these figures. The bar slides left (for lower) and right (for higher). Note: If you use the command and it doesn't show the form, try refreshing the page. If this doesn't work, copy the url from the browser and try it in another browser. It doesn't seem to like Internet Explorer.
IMPORTANT: When entering your account name into the form, it's asking for your Ultima Online - Legends of Sosaria username. This is what is used to direct your reward back to you, so it's important to type it exactly how it appears when you log in.
Once the form is filled out you will be directed to log into your PayPal. Follow the steps through until you get confirmation that your money is sent. Return to the game and you will have a message saying you have donation rewards to claim. If the message is not there, type [checkdonate to open the donation window. Here you will see a list of every donation that has been applied to your account. Navigate to the correct one and click claim... and follow ALL the steps that come up. So long as your reward isn't claimed you should get the option to claim it again whenever you log in even if you forget the command. If you have trouble beyond this, feel free to page us in game (Help Menu on the bar at the top of the screen). If a username was entered incorrectly, for example, then the donation will not show up for you. Once identity is verified, admin can remedy this situation quickly. In the event that a payment method other than PayPal was used, however, it may take a while for a transaction to show up in the system. In this instance we'd have to wait to see the transaction before we could act.
All donations are non-refundable, but we will do our best to ensure the automated system is working properly.
Thank you for your continued support.