There is no such thing as a free lunch - running a server isn't any different. We want members to be able play for free, but it still costs money to pay for the hosting - taking part in paying for the server-rent is up to you guys/girls. We know that not everybody has the chance to pay real-money for something like this - life situations are different and so forth. Every small donation is appreciated.
By donating you don't get creative or even /fly - unlike most of the servers out there we didn't want to pressure anyone to donate money. We believe, that if the server is "good" - then those who have the chance and want to show their support will do so. If not, then life will just go on (without DirtHuts) ;) The money goes to paying the lease of the servers (three dedicated servers sharing the modpacks), Enjin and possible extra costs (domain, multicraft and/or other software bought). There's a bar that shows how close to the goal we are each month.
All the same set of items are available for both members and donators, the same online-chunkloading, the same amount of available sethomes, the same rules and so forth..
Everything that regulars do, plus:
8 homes (may be different per modpack)
Teleporting commands *
Economy commands (where available) *
Kicked after 30 minutes afk
Can join server, if full (enabled, if/when needed)
Excluded from being afk kicked
Custom nickname in-game
/ptime - Changes time, client side *
/pweather - Changes weather, client-side *
*) For further command reference details, please see the "General Commands" page. Please note that the perks might be more minimalistic on some packs, due to the "spirit of the modpack" or simply due to the lack of the mod/plugin that provides the perks.