Hi, guys! Merry Christmas to you all. I’m writing this post because m33w needs your help. As you may already be aware, we normally have a no-donation policy. Unfortunately, advertisements alone cannot cover cover our server costs. We honestly make VERY LITTLE from the ads.

Currently, our main distro guy, Waryas, pays for the server out of his own pocket. We want to move to a better server, as the current one doesn’t have satisfactory international speeds. (The server in question is separate from this website server) The monthly costs are still about the same, which is about 58 euros. However, he doesn’t have enough money to cover the setup fees. He needs a balance of 38 more euros to cover the setup fee in moving the server. That is roughly 55 USD after paypal tax and conversion costs.

So, the amount we need is 55 USD, which is quite a fair price, don’t you think? Please click the paypal link below to donate. You will be donating to Waryas’s paypal account. He’s the person in-charge of our server. Without this server, you will get no bittorrent seeding. That is bad. You will be paying for one of these OVH servers. The only thing you’ll get for donating is our continued service in subbing.

Thank you again for supporting us.

edit: Thank you all, we’ve hit our donation target.

Special thanks to the generous donors, Alexander, Phillip, Donna, Paul and Keith.

29 Comments

  1. Joseph
    9:22 am on December 24th, 2008

    You guys are such hypocrites. You guys were bashing Baka-Wolf for taking donations and look now what’s happening. The amounts may differ but the principle is still the same.

  2. scp4ever
    9:34 am on December 24th, 2008

    @Joseph
    please don’t be stupid.. this is totally different situation and it’s only 58 euros. Some sites ask for hundreds so please don’t criticize those who don’t deserve.

  3. Nagato
    9:40 am on December 24th, 2008

    lol Baka-wolf is a totally diff story, the guy who managed their donations scammed them or so i’ve heard.

  4. Donna
    9:47 am on December 24th, 2008

    :) Just donated. I’m sorry it couldn’t be more. Merry Christmas to all at M.3.3.W!

  5. Waryas
    10:04 am on December 24th, 2008

    @Joseph
    If you really think it’s the same as Baka-Wolf then think twice :
    – We’re not going to ask this monthly, it’s a one time situation because OVH is requiring setup fees now and i can’t afford going over 60e/month for a server.
    – I’ve been paying FROM MY OWN POCKET for the past year for the current server m.3.3.w is using as a seedbox and workftp.

    So yes, asking for a little help isn’t gonna hurt that much, is it ?
    As soon as i get the required amount, I’ll notify xess to take down the donation button and edit this post.

  6. xess
    10:09 am on December 24th, 2008

    well, you can call us hypocrites or whatever. I’m not gonna deny those allegations or whatever since we’re going against our policy.

    Like scp4ever said though, we left bakawolf because of the terrible mismanagement of funds. Plus the the $1800USD donation target honestly frightened the living daylights out of me. I decided to pull out because I was frightened more than anything actually. Like, how could any one of us cover a shortfall of like $1000?

    However, here, we try to be thrifty. This webserver only costs $10 USD per month. The advertising is enough to cover that. However, our bt server costs quite a bit more. Around $70 or $80 USD per month depending on exchange rate. That one we cannot cover with advertising, so it’s paid straight out of Waryas’s pocket. However, he isn’t made of money, and he doesn’t have enough to cover the setup fee for the server. So, we have no choice but to be hypocrites and accept donations.

    The donations will close once we reach the target amount, which is only a little more.

  7. Alex
    10:20 am on December 24th, 2008

    Happy X-mas and a litte donation from my site.

  8. tun
    10:20 am on December 24th, 2008

    Baka-Wolf funds were used for personal reasons. That was our issue with it. Any donations received go entirely for the purposes of fansubbing.

  9. Phil
    10:21 am on December 24th, 2008

    Greetings!

    I threw 5$ your way because i’m really poor and that is all i can do. ^_^ But i love fansubbers and 5$ is a pittance, so give these guys some cash and stop your whining cause it is a small amount, and the service they provide us is fantastic.

    Also how many folks download from this site? If you spread the cost out over all the users it would probably equate to a few cents a person, so i don’t consider this too much of compromise as far as your policy of no donations is concerned.

    Keep up the good work! and the Chaos:head!

  10. xess
    10:31 am on December 24th, 2008

    We get about 10,000 unique visitors daily. Fairy and Ran aren’t very popular shows, so we don’t get that many downloads for that. We’re slower than other groups for Capu2 and Chaos;Head, so numbers aren’t great for those either.

    But, if you spread the costs among all the downloaders, it’s probably less than a penny per person per month. Quite a good deal really.

  11. raven
    10:56 am on December 24th, 2008

    Hey, unfortunately i couldn’t donate any money (i saw it too late + im under 18 = no paypal)
    Just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work!
    You have my support(for what its worth). What your asking(67 was it), and what other sites like baka-wolf ask are totally different ><
    Heck even dattebayo asked for donations this year once when they were changing servers..

  12. raven
    10:57 am on December 24th, 2008

    OPs yeh forgot to ask something: Exactly how long did it take to reach ur donation target?

  13. neko
    11:23 am on December 24th, 2008

    hello remember me?
    Anyway the raw for KGNE 4 is out,you guys doing that?some info or update would be nice
    Merry Xmas XD

  14. ObrokenO
    11:47 am on December 24th, 2008

    I’ll donate some cash to ^_^ It’s bin a good year “well somewhat good year” and happy holidays. I’m leaving for the next 2 weeks back to the Germany to spend some time with the family

  15. xess
    12:13 pm on December 24th, 2008

    Took about 1 hour to reach the target. We’re working on KGNE 4 now, but because of xmas, things are slow. It’ll be out within the next few days, hopefully.

  16. @Joseph
    Ingrate SOAB! PPL do subbing for FREE, pay out of their pockets, ask for support ONCE to pay, again, a FREE yet IMPROVED service, and they’re hypocrites?

    I SURE hope you’re doing something that at the VERY LEAST gives you the RIGHT to make such statements. Otherwise you are the most PITIFUL, INGRATE and HYPOCRITE SOAB I’ve ever seen, who dares to criticize DEDICATED and HARDWORKING people who work for YOU and millions of people, for FREE!

    Understand the meaning of work for FREE and on top of it PAY FOR IT?
    So I’m guess you won’t be resorting to “our” hypocrite work EVER AGAIN!!

    YOU’RE AN EYESORE FOR US FANSUBBERS!

  17. NothingsImportant
    2:06 pm on December 24th, 2008

    Hey, the case for Baka-Wolf is totally different, the person in charge make use of the donation money for personal needs without proper announcement to the public, though there is good reason behind it, it is still kinds of cheating a company funds for personal interests. And the action itself had completely defiled the policy of the donations.

    And so to whoever start bitching and still continue to leech, you youself are a better hypocrite than the one you complained.

  18. raven
    2:29 pm on December 24th, 2008

    +1 to ThedeadServ and nothingsimportant.

  19. silentkermy
    4:29 pm on December 24th, 2008

    damn im too late to donate, thank you so much for earl, capu2, and choas head. specially earl and fairy cuz it doesnt seam as popular as capu2 :(
    anyway you are not bakawolf nor never will be, your better and compared to what other fansubbing groups ask for your goal is (errr was) very reasonable.
    merry christmas :)

  20. Sparky
    4:42 pm on December 24th, 2008

    Would have donated $20, but I see you’ve already hit your target. Happy to help out in the future to keep Earl & Fairy coming.

  21. awesomeness
    6:09 pm on December 24th, 2008

    I never really understood why m.3.3.w used to be so against taking money in the form of donations…
    You guys not only do this on your own free time without any sort of financial incentive, you guys have to pay out of your own pockets? And people are criticizing you guys for it?

    I’d glady donate, but I don’t have a credit card ;'(

    Keep up the good work!

  22. Ryuji
    9:03 pm on December 24th, 2008

    More power to M33w!!

    asking for help is not a bad thing. And besides we’re in a Worldwide Crisis Era!! And I salute Waryas’ generosity for that!!

    Keep up the good work! Again, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG for asking help 😀

  23. ohtheirony
    9:32 pm on December 24th, 2008

    I haven’t seen ep 10 of Chaos;Head yet, but besides the Iwazaru line change, I also want to ask about Minako (8:31). I tried looking through character names online (ANN & Wikipedia) & even replayed it over & over, but I couldn’t find nor hear anything bout Minako. Didn’t get answered cuz it was buried 6 comments ago.

    Thank goodness the next is the last of Earl & Fairy! It doesn’t suck, but it isn’t compelling either. Lydia & Ed are unconvincing both as a couple & as leads for the series. Kelpie & Nico do a better job…& they’re just extras. I’m rooting for Ulysses to finish them all. lol

    For m33w to stick unwavingly to their “no donation” policy is realistically impossible. With the world economy in the toilet, to quote REM: “everybody hurts sometimes.” It won’t be the first, & it won’t be the last either. It’s still reasonable. They seem to be savvy in selecting the most cost efficient price to continue their work considering how much people leech from their servers. As long as they’re transparent with what they do with donations, we don’t have the right to complain, unless we’re the actual donators. Now if it gets into the BILLIONS of $$$, then ask the US Congress for bailout money. lol

  24. renton56
    10:02 pm on December 24th, 2008

    @Joseph
    sorry for the bashing on ya, but if ya knew the real story behind the baka-wolf incident it was alot different.

    m33w is doing this for the SERVER
    Baka-wolf’s captain(or other leading official, cant remember who) had some really hard times at that time, his house had just burned and he had a family andd kids to feed adn shelter. so he took a few donations to help his family out, but he did not announce it to the people donating to the site.

    m33w left because he used the money for personal gain, even though the reason was noble. it was just against the policy of theirs i guess.

    if i could id throw ya the whole 55 USD but sadly i dont have a paypal account anymore (identity fraud)

    but happy holidays 😀

    thanks again for another year of great subs

  25. xess
    2:23 am on December 25th, 2008

    @ohtheirony

    misumi mentions her name in ep 3, I think, during the FES ep. I vaguely remember him briefly mentioning his gf’s name once.

  26. Mercfh
    12:04 am on December 27th, 2008

    I wish I had seen this earlier I would’ve donated. :(
    i’ve been gone everywhere for x-mas as usual :(

  27. DaVince
    11:01 am on December 27th, 2008

    “Baka-wolf’s captain(or other leading official, cant remember who) had some really hard times at that time, his house had just burned and he had a family andd kids to feed adn shelter. so he took a few donations to help his family out, but he did not announce it to the people donating to the site.”

    You do realize that this smells very much like a cover-up excuse, right?

  28. Eusine
    4:33 am on December 28th, 2008

    I agree with Joseph.

  29. @Eusine
    I guess you won’t be leeching here anymore too, RIGHT?
    I mean, leech on the very own people you call hypocrites whould be called what…? Hypocrisy…? Naaaaaaah…. there must be a better word for that…