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ALL-INCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP CHANGED TO CONTENT LICENSE

04.09.2019   Category: Site news

The All-Inclusive memberships have been changed to a different status: All-Inclusive Content Licenses. As the membership is free the all-inclusive membership was about content only anyway.

Due to the ever decreasing revenues we were forced to reconsider our membership policy in order to keep the VRC platform up and running as long as possible. With the current revenue stream we are close to break even and it won't be long until the platform cannot sustain itself any longer. As you can imagine, even without new content developments there are high costs for hosting our servers, for maintaining them with regular updates to keep up with Microsoft and PayPal platform changes, and do weekly and monthly database clean-ups. Besides these direct costs we also have quite substantial administrative costs for running VRI.

Therefore we think it is reasonable to introduce a membership fee of around €3.00 a month in order to secure the future of the VRC platform. We will introduce this on a voluntary basis first, a mandatory membership fee has quite an impact on our structure and we try to avoid the high cost by offering it as a voluntary membership contribution. If after 6 months we don't have a solid basis of voluntary memberships (2000-3000) we will have to reconsider our position on this.

We hope that you understand that we need to take this measure to secure the continuation of the VRC services, and we count on your willingness to support our efforts now and in the future.

We hope and expect that the 24/7 availability of an online r/c racing platform like VRC is worth €3.00 a month to you...



Pieter Bervoets
founder Virtual Racing Industries

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04.10.2019 [04:41]
im havin trouble getting to the donation page. I have no problem twice that amount a month. vrc has helped my real club racing.
02.10.2019 [12:34]
definitely willing to do the 3.00 euro a month but by e mail as mentioned as its rare I look at the news page.
14.09.2019 [19:36]
What about working on a Offline version of VRC Pro? At least that way it would survive for many years more.
It's sad to think about but the Online version will soon come to an end!
14.09.2019 [02:15]


Thank you Simon I was able to donate


Edited by author: 14.9.2019 1:15:54 GMT
10.09.2019 [22:28]
https://www.vrcworld.com/eshop/products.aspx?euros
09.09.2019 [22:15]
Yes, I will gladly pay $3 per month. Please tell me where to send payment
06.09.2019 [18:59]
Seems to be only about 1000 regular racers and of those how many pay?
Maybe worth sending everyone an email because I'm not sure if everyone even notices this news page?
And then try and email every R/C racer in the world and ask them what it would take to get them onto VRC Pro? (Maybe Schumacher, Associated, Traxxes. Mardave, Xray, Zen etc, can help put together such a list?

Edited by author: 6.9.2019 18:00:10 GMT
06.09.2019 [09:29]
With enough support we can certainly delay that though Gary. I will make a yearly contribution like Simon when I have more funds at the end of the month.
05.09.2019 [22:35]
gonna miss VRC when it finishes dying
04.09.2019 [21:59]
Excellent idea.
I've sent my EUR 36.00 (12x3) and will do so every year on 1st Sept.
I would hope at least 3000 racers are willing to do the same.
I treat this as an annual club membership, excellent value for money, much less than the cost of a single motor or Lipo pack!

Hopefully VRC Pro can set aside some cash to do some promotions at various RC events and shops?
E.g. we have the 1/12 worlds in UK, Milton Keynes, January 9th to 12th 2020.
https://www.facebook.com/BRCA12c/photos/a.163351420377870/2318443791535278/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/uk2020/

I still think it should be easier to get a USB adapter:
a, Arrange some prize draws to give out USB adapters.
b, Encourage the resale of old USB adapters at low cost (maybe sell to VRC Pro for EUR 5.00 and then re-sell for EUR20.00 inc. delivery.)
(Obviously more money for the Turbo version.)
c, A list of all the USB resale dealers in the world would be good.

Maybe you can label each profile who make contributions with a 'VRC Promoter' banner?
Possibly create some body shells that only 'promoters' and people who contribute body shells can use.

I'm surprised that https://live.liverc.com/ are not showing any of the close races we see in VRC Pro.
Or RC Racing TV: e.g. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOCYFcLVrbXxGtO0aiMGVbQ
And these people: https://www.livetimescoring.com/

Would CocaCola / Costa and any other big names be willing to buy some sponsor space?

The link to the donation page:
(AKA. Annual Membership page :0)
https://www.vrcworld.com/eshop/products.aspx?euros

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