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Do you enjoy reading our articles, listening to our podcasts or watching our videos? Support CZ by donating ISK to our official donation character: Crossing Zebras. (Click the name to verify.) You can also support us via the CZ Patreon.
Why should I support CZ?
CZ remains, as always, entirely community-supported and editorially independent. We’ve never had political backing, and no longer enjoy the support of a single sponsor as we have in the past. Our independence has always allowed us to look with a neutral eye upon events in the EVE universe, and nothing about that will change. We’re also not in this for the money. Our primary motivation is to provide content and commentary for and about the EVE community, not to maximize site hits or generate income. We don’t believe in hiding that content behind a paywall – CZ will always be free of charge. Our only passion is the EVE universe and you, the people that populate it. CZ lives and dies with EVE and its community.
So what are you doing with my money?
At CZ, we ask a lot from our writers and editors. Our standards are high, which is why we also believe that our contributors – whether they be staff writers, freelance writers, editors, video makers, bloggers, administrators, or IT staff – should be compensated for the long hours of hard work they put into bringing you high-quality content every day.
People only have a certain amount of time to dedicate to their hobbies. If we didn’t pay them, that would mean that they would have less time to write, edit, record etc., simply because they would have to dedicate more time to ingame ISK-generation to continue playing the game alongside the rest of the EVE community.
We pay our writers 250 million ISK per article, podcast or video, and 150m for editing. Every article you see on CZ takes between three to ten man hours of work to produce. Outside of that, there is a large amount of administrative work and research that needs to be done, all of which allows us to offer an experience to our readers and listeners that far exceeds what any individual blog might provide.
Crossing Zebras needs you to keep doing what we do.
Support CZ by donating ISK to our official donation character: Crossing Zebras (click the name to verify), or by becoming a CZ Patreon.
Make sure it is this character and no other – check the spelling and don’t believe anyone that tells you there is an alternate. Let us know if you wish to be anonymous in the “Reason” box when you transfer the ISK. You will receive an acknowledgement of your donation per EVE mail.
If you are instead considering donating to our Patreon, know that any and all funds donated to this will be used to buy PLEX from CCP, which in turn will be converted to ISK and used to pay our staff.
We appreciate your contribution, and look forward to continuing to provide the same high-quality content from diverse viewpoints that we’ve been offering for years. Thanks!
In the future, our top ten contributors will be listed below.