There are a few different types and manners to donate, in this post we will try and explain them.
This is the most basic form of donating.
The FDs you donate go into the cooperative-account and are used to start researches. At first the amount needed to start research isn’t that much, but after you have done a few this will run up into the millions, hence the need for a lot of FD donations from the co-op members.
As you can see at the red arrow and circle, the button is fairly obvious in the main co-op screen, also known as the handshake tab.
Clicking that button opens a small window where you can adjust the amount you want to donate. You can click the – or the + buttons to go down or up 1 dollar, you can type your desired amount by selecting the 500 that’s already there or you can click the “max amount” button to donate everything you have. Keep in mind that you need money to replant stuff on your farm so know what you are doing.
When you are satisfied with the amount you can click the button with the red arrow pointing at it and the donation is final, meaning you can’t get it back from the co-op account.
Note that we have done a research which gives us +50% on our donated amount. This helps a lot when you need those millions to start the next research.
Some research is going to cost gold to start, that is what this is used for.
These work similar to the FD Donations. You click the button in the handshake tab marked by the blue arrow on the first picture. This opens a new window that works the same as the FD donating window. A – and a +, you can type your desired amount and a max amount button, clicking the donate button finalizes the donating. And remember, you can’t get it back from the co-op account, ever.
Be wary when you need to donate gold when entering a co-op. We’ve heard rumours saying some co-ops require you to donate gold as an entry fee and a few days later they have a lame excuse to kick you, repeating this cycle every time to “farm” players of their gold.
I hope this was informative, next up: What are collectibles? How do we come by them and what is their use?
The Larino cooperative