Kat is creating The Bakery, Survival Minecraft Server
0

patrons

$0
per month
(If you're here without having visited the server first, what are you waiting for? Join us now at bakedwithlove.cf!)

A "Brief" Foreword.

I'll start by talking a bit about myself. I'm Kat. Sixteen year-old MtF lass with an unreasonable affinity for a game about clicking on cubes. Aside from that, I'm pretty artsy, making illustrations, music, poetry, and performances with my community and school theaters. But, like I said, I spend a lot of time with Minecraft. I've been through plenty of servers in my time, searching endlessly for an experience that was community driven and had a reason for me to stay there. Needless to say, I never found it. 


Credit to jorgenrorvik

I decided to try my own hand at creating a server. Not for money, not for power, but to create the experience I never saw in other places. A server I'd want to join myself. A server that was player-centered and focused on making the play experience better for everyone, not just the staff who wanted power or the owner making money. I set out making the Bakery in September of 2016.


Credit to NightZephyr

The server opened in September 2017, a full year later, and was a place where people far and wide came not for its popularity or wide variety of minigames, but for the core values that made this game work in the first place: An engaging survival experience with a community of friends. We had a fantastic network of twelve players within the first month, and that number has dropped, risen, fallen, spiked, and all else in the months after. It's growing. Not steadily, not quickly, but it's growing much like any other community. With problems, with risks, with losses; but with no less gains, successes, and pleasures.

What does this have to do with money?

Needless to say, everything costs money anymore. That includes the many costs of creating a functional server and community. Hosting the server, retaining the domain, upgrading things, buying plugins and augments, and more and more and more! I originally came in with the ideal that players should never pay a cent, and that they should get the full experience free. I remained that way until I got more and more questions from players about how they could support the server financially. No prompting from me or the server, just pure kindness and willing to give to the greater good. That is what inspired this Patreon. Now, like I said, I wanted players to get the entire world at their fingertips without throwing money my way, and I intend to keep it that way. Patrons will get their benefits, but there is no power discrepancy between players.


Credit to AliceIsLost

Anyone donating not only gets their rewards and my thanks, but they get something more. They get the knowledge and understanding that they are keeping the server growing and evolving. With only my own money, I can only go so far. Eventually, the cost of maintenance would exceed my capabilities. But with your help, we can go further than I ever expected. This is my dream, to run the community I could never find. If you're wanting to be a part of that community, that's fantastic already. But, those who are willing to go beyond and contribute not only their time but their finances are truly a cut above the rest. A cut that I give my full thanks to.

Seriously. Thank you for being a part of the community, and thank you for giving in every way imaginable.

All the images on this page are of community creations. That's because those are what truly matter, what the community creates and shares with the world. This page would be a blank URL if it weren't for the users whose creations are featured above, as well as the rest of the loyal community.
Tiers
Biscuit
$1 or more per month
A light, cheap, but nevertheless welcome snack. Gets the Patron tag in Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Donut
$5 or more per month
A scrumptious, sweet, and superb dessert. Gets the Patron tag in Discord, and the Donut tag in game! Also gets access to trails!
Includes Discord rewards
Pie
$10 or more per month
Cherry, apple, coconut, whatever you choose, it'll be delicious! Gets the Patron tag in Discord, a new tag every month in-game, and a permanent spot in the "Hall of Patrons"! As well as that, you get access to trails, mob disguises, and chat formatting!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$0 of $100 per month
The server will be upgraded with hardware that makes it possible to again have a custom build world, but this time wholly procedurally generated and also rather pretty.
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(If you're here without having visited the server first, what are you waiting for? Join us now at bakedwithlove.cf!)

A "Brief" Foreword.

I'll start by talking a bit about myself. I'm Kat. Sixteen year-old MtF lass with an unreasonable affinity for a game about clicking on cubes. Aside from that, I'm pretty artsy, making illustrations, music, poetry, and performances with my community and school theaters. But, like I said, I spend a lot of time with Minecraft. I've been through plenty of servers in my time, searching endlessly for an experience that was community driven and had a reason for me to stay there. Needless to say, I never found it. 


Credit to jorgenrorvik

I decided to try my own hand at creating a server. Not for money, not for power, but to create the experience I never saw in other places. A server I'd want to join myself. A server that was player-centered and focused on making the play experience better for everyone, not just the staff who wanted power or the owner making money. I set out making the Bakery in September of 2016.


Credit to NightZephyr

The server opened in September 2017, a full year later, and was a place where people far and wide came not for its popularity or wide variety of minigames, but for the core values that made this game work in the first place: An engaging survival experience with a community of friends. We had a fantastic network of twelve players within the first month, and that number has dropped, risen, fallen, spiked, and all else in the months after. It's growing. Not steadily, not quickly, but it's growing much like any other community. With problems, with risks, with losses; but with no less gains, successes, and pleasures.

What does this have to do with money?

Needless to say, everything costs money anymore. That includes the many costs of creating a functional server and community. Hosting the server, retaining the domain, upgrading things, buying plugins and augments, and more and more and more! I originally came in with the ideal that players should never pay a cent, and that they should get the full experience free. I remained that way until I got more and more questions from players about how they could support the server financially. No prompting from me or the server, just pure kindness and willing to give to the greater good. That is what inspired this Patreon. Now, like I said, I wanted players to get the entire world at their fingertips without throwing money my way, and I intend to keep it that way. Patrons will get their benefits, but there is no power discrepancy between players.


Credit to AliceIsLost

Anyone donating not only gets their rewards and my thanks, but they get something more. They get the knowledge and understanding that they are keeping the server growing and evolving. With only my own money, I can only go so far. Eventually, the cost of maintenance would exceed my capabilities. But with your help, we can go further than I ever expected. This is my dream, to run the community I could never find. If you're wanting to be a part of that community, that's fantastic already. But, those who are willing to go beyond and contribute not only their time but their finances are truly a cut above the rest. A cut that I give my full thanks to.

Seriously. Thank you for being a part of the community, and thank you for giving in every way imaginable.

All the images on this page are of community creations. That's because those are what truly matter, what the community creates and shares with the world. This page would be a blank URL if it weren't for the users whose creations are featured above, as well as the rest of the loyal community.

Recent posts by Kat

Tiers
Biscuit
$1 or more per month
A light, cheap, but nevertheless welcome snack. Gets the Patron tag in Discord!
Includes Discord rewards
Donut
$5 or more per month
A scrumptious, sweet, and superb dessert. Gets the Patron tag in Discord, and the Donut tag in game! Also gets access to trails!
Includes Discord rewards
Pie
$10 or more per month
Cherry, apple, coconut, whatever you choose, it'll be delicious! Gets the Patron tag in Discord, a new tag every month in-game, and a permanent spot in the "Hall of Patrons"! As well as that, you get access to trails, mob disguises, and chat formatting!
Includes Discord rewards