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Posted Apr 26, '14 at 4:48am

thezombiecat

thezombiecat

3 posts

Adverts and game loading

I have noticed that the game dose not start loading until after the advertisement is finished, or skipped. Because of this I always skip the advert, even if it is something that is of some interest, which probably reduces the value of your advertising.

If the game could load while the add was playing I, and probably others, would be more likely to let the advert run.

 

Posted Apr 27, '14 at 10:21am

akshobhya

akshobhya

56 posts

Even I prefer the same. Actually I would like the ads to be removed

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 5:25am

thezombiecat

thezombiecat

3 posts

And if there were no ads how would they pay for the electricity, building rent, server hardware, game programmers, artists (or licensing from game developers that pay that).

Most of these games are free. Without even an in game store. And the ones that do have a cost are cheap and well built. A turn off adds option would only be viable if you had to pay for it. Ether monthly for the entire site or once for each game (buy the game and you don’t have to look at adds playing that game)

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 6:33pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,376 posts

Administrator

@thezombiecat @akshobhya Since ads pay for the games that you're playing, they won't be removed. Now that we've got that out of the way, loading a game while an ad playing can cause complications since ads are variable. I think some games actually do load the game while the ad is playing, for instance Dead Zone I believe.

We are looking into a no-ad option of our site, but then we'll have to find a way to pay for the gerbils that power our servers. They are very hungry! :)

 

Posted May 1, '14 at 7:50am

thezombiecat

thezombiecat

3 posts

um, what happened to the post i replied to. somebody was saying there should be no adds, and my response looks kind of odd without it.

 

Posted May 1, '14 at 11:30am

Ferret

Ferret

5,376 posts

Administrator

@thezombiecat Sorry Mr. Cat, no idea.

 

Posted May 4, '14 at 12:39am

Nodge

Nodge

10 posts

i hate unskippable adverts 1min+ =\\

 

Posted May 6, '14 at 6:15pm

jonathen

jonathen

169 posts

ferret if i skip an ad does it decrease the value of supporting the website?

 

Posted May 6, '14 at 6:33pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,376 posts

Administrator

@jonathen It's best if you watch them, but we understand not everybody will be interested in every ad. :)

@Nodge I dislike them as well sometimes, I watch the same ads you do even more frequently. I also know it's what keeps our site going. :)

 

Posted May 6, '14 at 6:39pm

jonathen

jonathen

169 posts

ferret will it decrease the value supporting armor games??????
if it does I will  be watching ads all day for armor games no joking!!