In the past weeks, we have made a number of changes to the FiveM server list BOOST™ functionality, to be more in line with user expectations and be more friendly towards end users.
- Discord Nitro boosts on the Cfx.re Project Hub server no longer convert to an automatic 10 BOOST™ points, and are completely useless. Since this was originally introduced because Discord required one to register 50 unique accounts to get ‘server perks’, and this is no longer the case, offering this is completely counterproductive. Please stop boosting the Cfx.re Project Hub, it serves no benefit to anyone other than the venture capitalists owning Discord.
- Old BOOST™ points have been divided by 5 to allow flexibility in pricing for external resellers. This means that $5/€5 = 1 BOOST™ point.
- You can now buy BOOST™ points as part of an upvote package at ZAP-Hosting, since Patreon’s custom pledge interface might be confusing for some.
What is the current scenario?
- An Element Club subscription on the FiveM patreon will include the following amount of BOOST™ points:
- Argentum : 3 points.
- Aurum : 5 points.
- Platinum : 10 points.
- Existing custom pledges will be honored for the time being, however…
- … you can directly buy additional BOOST™ score starting at €5/month with a much easier interface than the Patreon ‘custom pledge’ interface from our partner.
What will change in the future?
- The ‘upvote’ button in the server list will directly lead to a store page.
- You’ll be able to divide your BOOST™ points across multiple servers.
Do I need a server hosted at ZAP-Hosting to buy upvote packages?
No, you don’t - anyone can buy packages for any server, hosted anywhere.
We already have a partnership with ZAP-Hosting for hosting services, and therefore they were the obvious choice for handling the complexities and legal obligations that come with selling online services.
I liked the Discord boost promotion, why is it gone?
Because it served no purpose. We can pay the $130 for the ‘level 3’ perks ourselves, and we do not care about being ‘on top’ of some contrived leaderboards.
That, and it led to a few edge cases where certain servers abused a trick in order to gain fraudulent BOOST™ points.
Why wasn’t this announced before?
Because we were expecting the upvote packages to be done much earlier.