PA Matches has come a long way since it’s launch for months ago, and has received an incredible response from the Planetary Annihilation community – thank you so much for all of your support.

Here’s a glimpse into how far PA Matches has come.

Total Number of Visitors: 19,700 unique visitors – that’s over 161 unique people per day, not including return visitors

Total Number of Matches Posted: 270 matches
Average per day: 2.2 matches posted per day
Total Number of Match Submissions: 202 match submissions
Average per day: 1.65 matches submitted per day

Total Number of Players Posted: 537 different Planetary Annihilation players
Players in the Most Videos: ZaphodX (58), clopse (33), burntcustard (26), JudicatorOfGenocide (26), neptunio (25)

Launched a YouTube Channel on Jul 14, 2013
32 YouTube Videos Posted
62 YouTube Subscribers
6,529 YouTube total views to date
The Basic Gameplay Tutorial has the most views of the PA Matches videos with 1,749 views

137 Wiki Entries so far – the largest Planetary Annihilation Wiki currently available

Help Me Keep PA Matches Running

If I may be so bold as to say, PA Matches has been a big help for the Planetary Annihilation Community. With that being the case, I’ve put a decent financial investment as well as massive time sink into Planetary Annihilation. And I’m not even done. I have a lot of new features I want to add to PA as well as finish a good looking redesign that will improve the ease of browsing.

Current Expenses:
$30 a month – Damn Good Hosting ($120 so far)
$50 – ScreenFlow Screen Recording Software
$25 – SearchWP to improve the search functionality of PA Matches
In addition to time

Donations will help me keep the website running and allow me to continue to make the site better and larger. However, I don’t want to take donations for naught. I’m not a non-profit charity.

A little bit of background. I’m just one guy (Brian Purkiss, you may have seen me on the forums) developing and running this site. I enjoy Planetary Annihilation and cannot wait to see where this game goes. I’m a web designer and developer full time, working for myself. My partial portfolio can be seen here.

Rewards for Donating:

$5 – Play a match against you and then critique your gameplay
$10 – Coach for 1hr or Cast a match
Donators will also get priority access to the Teamspeak servers if I get them up and going
If you donate more, then we can come up with something additional. More time casting or coaching or something.

Planned Site Expansions

I have lots of additions planned for PA Matches, most of which I don’t have time to work on as much as I would like. So I’m just slowly adding them bit by bit as well as adding more matches, casting, and adding to the wiki.

Here’s a sampling of what I want to add

  • New and improved site design – I have most of it designed but I need to finish the design and code it
  • Public Teamspeak server – between $7 and $22 a month depending on how many slots we can get going
  • Servers when the game launches
  • Custom ladder, depending on the results of the official Uber ladder, so maybe, maybe not
  • CDN (Content Delivery Network) for increased site speed
  • And more really cool stuff, much of which I don’t want to divulge just quite yet and some of which has to wait for Planetary Annihilation to be developed further
  • Plug and play clan websites with a bunch of features
    • Forums
    • Member logins
    • Custom pages
    • Custom domain
    • Clan video archives
    • Integration with PA Matches
    • and more

I really hope you all have enjoyed what I’ve done so far with PA Matches and I hope you’re also enjoying what Uber has done with Planetary Annihilation. This game certainly will go far and I want to contribute to the game and the community as much as possible, and I need your help to do so.

If you want to contribute, donate through PayPal using the button below and I’ll email you