Mercs Tiered Memberships


The Mandalorian Mercs is a volunteer organization, that means that every member who works for this club does so out of their own time for zero pay. But do you know how much it costs to keep the club running on a daily basis?

Our website server costs alone are $160 per month (or about $5.00 a day). That means each year we have to pay almost $2000 just to keep the website up. That doesn't take into account the help we offer clans with promotional materials and convention tables, the charity work we do, or the member merchandise we must ship. The club has always, and continues to run, completely on the donations of its membership. Each year we have managed to bring in funds from generous donations from our membership, but our figures told us that only 1% of everyone who visits our site were responsible for keeping the Mercs running. 
To ensure that every member who joins our forums is able to contribute in some way, we've created several levels of membership here at the Mercs to allow you to choose what type of contribution you would make to help make sure the Mercs stays afloat.



Guests and Forum Members

Normal guests and forum members don't have to help at all if they don't feel like it. You can come here, enjoy our rich resource library of costuming advice, and never pay a single cent towards the club. You can freely access all of our build areas so you can work towards Official Membership in the club (also completely free). We only ask that you view two simple ads on our website to help us earn a few cents to offset our costs. 



If you want to contribute a little towards our community and club, our 'Supporter' level might be where you want to be. For as little as $0.50 or $1.00, you can help the club stay on top of its game. You'll still see those two small ads at this level, but you'll gain access to areas of the website where you can enjoy more of the social aspects of the Mercs, which is the place you will really make friends. You'll be able to enjoy our social lounge and be able to join some of the interest groups that have sprung up there. You'll also receive open access to our library of pepakura armor patterns for popular costumes such as the Neo-Crusader and Mandalore armor upgrade packs in our website's store.

[ Become a Supporter Here ]



Auxiliary Members 

Auxiliary Memberships are a special level here in our system. Auxiliary Members are recognized as members of the club, but without the costume. This is a great way for parents, siblings, spouses, or friends to enjoy the Mercs community and stay involved with their friends. Auxiliaries also gain access to special perks; such as Mercs official roomblock access for large conventions, ability to purchase tickets to our member-only events, and special merchandise throughout the year. Auxiliaries also get access to everything available to 'Supporter' level members. The cost is just $12.00 per year.

[ Learn About Becoming an Auxiliary Member Here ]



Official Members

Our Official Members get everything! All the armor patterns, forum board access, and special merchandise purchasing ability. It's completely free - except you have to build and join the club with a set of Mandalorian Armor. It'll have to pass our application process, so make sure to read up on the 'Costume Requirements and Guidelines' to make sure your costume fits the bill. If you're an 'Auxiliary', 'Supporter', or regular forum member, you still have access to all of the forum boards needed to get your build going. Just make sure to post lots of pictures of your progress so you can get good advice from our veterans.

[ Read Our Costume Requirements ]






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