Armaholic Subscription system

Thank you for reading this page with information about the Armaholic Subscription system we hope to be able to make fully functional here on the Armaholic website in the near future.

I am sure many of you will already have read the short info page about it while you were trying to download at busy times. Good, than at least this will not be a surprise and if you haven't gotten the message yet its even better cause than you have been using our services without issues and we are sure you would like to keep it that way.

To improve the service we provide to the Arma community we have decided to start the Armaholic Subscription system. The Armaholic Subscription system offers those who choose to subscribe to our website the fastest downloadspeeds for the files we host.
In the future, once we get enough subscribers, we will buy new servers which will only be available to subscribers.
This will make sure participants in the Armaholic Subscription system get the highest downloadspeeds and will not have to wait to get access to the requested file, not even at busy times.

Currently our downloadservers are configured with the following settings:
  • Guests:
    • slowest downloadspeed
    • at busy times the server will block the requested download and the user will have to retry
  • Members:
    • higher downloadspeed
    • at busy times the server will block the requested download and the user will have to retry
  • Subscriber:
    • highest downloadspeeds
    • Subscribers download from their own server so no waiting times.

When we can get enough people to support us by becoming a subscriber we will buy additional file servers which will only be accessible to our subscribers so they can get our hosted files without issues. We have already invested a lot of money in our current file servers and further investment is simply not possible without co-operation from the community. That is the reason we have set goals for our subscriber system:
  • 100 total subscribers (annual + monthly active subscribers): Goal reached, new server has been ordered!
  • 100 annual subscribers (or total amount paid by all subscribers = €7500): we buy a new server for subscribers only to replace the server bought at goal 1
  • 150 annual subscribers (or total amount paid by all subscribers = €11250): the subscriber server will get a 1GB port
  • 250 annual subscribers (or total amount paid by all subscribers = €18750): the subscriber server will get unmetered traffic on a 1GB port, which is roughly 330TB

* = The goals are set for annual subscribers. But when there are enough monthly subscribers to pay the bills for additional servers we will of course fullfill the goals as well!
Please note that from all subscriber income we still have to pay VAT and income tax to our tax collector!

At the bottom of this page you can find the number of current active subscribers, divided by monthly, annually and total subscribers. This will allow you to keep track of our active number of subscribers and our goals and once the goals are met we will make the investment as promised!
All money the subscribers pay is reserved to fullfill the goals once reached and will not be used for any other means!

So what does it cost:
There are two different subscriptions available, monthly and annually.
The monthly subscription costs €7 euro and the annual subscription costs €75 euro.

Where to subscribe:
Please make sure you are registered here on Armaholic and add your username to subscribe selection form! When you do not add your username to the subscription form and we can also not find your data in our database we will refund you the money and cancell your subscription! So yes, as a subscriber you need to be logged in to be able to use the subscription services.

You can choose the preferred subscription and pay it through paypal.
When you do not use paypal and also have no intention to use it but still want to become a subscriber you can sent Foxhound a PM and additional options can be discussed.

It is required to have an account here on Armaholic and to add your username to the form below else we can not add you to the subscriber groups!
When we do not find a matching account we will contact you using the email you used to subscribe. So make sure to check your email in case you do not see any confirmation (in your profile or above a downloadlink) you are using the site as a subscriber!

Available subscriptions
Your username:

Early subscribers:
A few days ago we have started to show a short message about the Armaholic Subscription system when people had to wait to get access to a file. Since that day we have had people subscribing already and we really appreciate the support you have shown us to jump on board so quickly.
Since we still had to do some work in the background to prepare this we were not be able to give those early subscribers what we wrote on the page and as such all early subscribers will get a one month free subscription once your active subscription ends.
The subscription renews automatically unless you instruct paypal to not do that. So, if you cancel the auto-renew you will get one extra month of subscriber access! Of course we hope you will just stay part of the Armaholic Subscription system. This only goes for people who have subscribed up until this news has been made public!

In the past years there have been people who have donated towards Armaholic. We are thankful to those people for their support towards our work and as such all who have donated to us will be given a six (6)month subscription free of charge! After those six months they will automatically be removed from the subscriber group. Of course you can always opt-in if you prefer to stay a subscriber!
This only goes for people who have donated up until this news has been made public!

Content creators:
In the past we have been forbidden by Bohemia to add donate links from any authors on our pages. This could be explained as if it was allowed to earn money with mods created with the Bohemia Interactive tools. As far as we know nothing has changed, however these days the BI forums are full of donate links (in release/wip topics as well as signatures), not to mention the SWS supported by Bohemia Interactive where people place ported (illegal or not) materials and even there they are allowed to ask for donations.

So, from this day we have decided to also support authors by allowing them to add donate links to the downloadpages here on Armaholic. When you have a paypal or a patreon donation account simply contact us and sent us the links. We will add those to all your content pages.
On your pages you will than find direct donate links! We do not take any money from donations you receive neither do we want that. Any and all donations sent to authors go 100% to those authors!

When you, as an author, object the subscription system:
Although we hope this is not the case and you will allow us to do this to be able to improve our service which we have provided you and the entire community with for free for many years we understand some of you might have questions about this or maybe even object the Armaholic Subscription system. You can always contact us to talk things over and learn how we use this system to make things better for everyone.
When you really do not like the fact we provide paying subscribers with higher downloadspeeds and in the future their own server to download from, you can inform us and let us know you object our new approach. We will than block your downloadpages from being accessed by the subscriber file server (this module still needs to be written so allow us some time).
This does not block subscribers from downloading your work, it simply means their payment is not valid for your specific work and as such we do not gain additional money with your work. Subscribers will than simply download your work from the public server with the normal member downloadspeed as they would have before being part of the subscribing system.

You are free to dislike our subscription system as how you are free to use our website, our service and our bandwidth. When you do not like the subscription system nobody forces you to use it and you can simply continue using our website as you have done all those years we have made sure you could use it without forcing you to do anything or expecting anything in return.
But when you choose to not support the free service you are enjoying all we ask is that you do not complain about it. After all, how exactly did you imagine complaining about a free service?

Info and questions:
When something is not clear after you have read the above information, when you have any questions about our subscriber program or when you just want to leave us some feedback you can do that in this topic.