Would it mean anything, would it help to simply ask people at launch to give what they can give in terms of space, and cycles for a better lift off? Remind them that you’re trying to change the world and fast scale helps? And maybe have them specify how long think they can sustain the surge and if satisfied what they can reliably contribute thereafter. Might need some trial and error focus group type testing but this might be away to have people be more generous upfront, to be weighted against any loss of trust such a request might incur and phrases to mitigate.
Some people might be willing to straight up donate space, cycles and bandwidth with non intent to load the system upfront.