My old friend is the owner of a discord server. He is proud of it; and I admit it is nice to be able to connect with my high school friends with relative ease.
While my server knowledge is usually ignored when I offer to run things instead of paying for server renting, my friend has finally respected and requested my server knowledge for his idea.
Apparently discord has implemented a way for discord communities to pay a subscription in order to gain access to a server.
His idea is to run a discord community and by subscribing to it you would have access to a community, hosted events, a minecraft server and other popular video game servers. And he needs my help running the servers.
Am I out of touch? Who would pay for this? I feel that putting a price on a community kills it. I am having a hard time bringing the news to my friend that I think his idea is stupid. Any thoughts on this?