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  Greez

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7/16/13 8:39:10 AM#41
No. F2P games already distract too much, I don't want to be reminded I am playing a game while trying to immerse myself in the world.
  Jemcrystal

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Let em put a slave ring thru u're nose u're prob not going to like where they're taking you. Think.

7/16/13 9:55:43 AM#42

I play a game based only on how much the game appeals to me not the pay model.  My argument for f2p is I have never come across a p2p that offered me more in gaming experience.  If the game I've always dreamed about were to come along but be funded by in-your-face all the time annoying adds I would probably quit to avoid frustration.  Stress is not what I am looking for in a game.  

 

Now say the game was sim-like and the adds appeared tactfully on billboards or radio stations or tv in this cyber reality.   I would be like this is way way cool.  But no one on earth today remembers what tactful means except us old farts who used to read about paladins, knights, and virginal drawn unicorns.  Let alone advertising agents who are as tactful as news reporters at a mass homicide.

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  GetzMango

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7/16/13 10:14:41 AM#43
I would not be likely to play this game at all. Too much "baggage" comes along with so called free games. Also, I get enough ads IRL, I don't want them in my "away time".

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  Brinagh

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7/16/13 10:17:57 AM#44
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by SnarlingWolf

 

However, such a thing could probably never work. There wouldn't be enough money brought in to cover the cost of a high quality AAA product.

Works great for tv. TV dramas costs like $2M an episode to make. A season is like $40M .. not unlike MMO budgets.

 

This isn't true in regards to TV.   People do not realize that it is the high cost of those dramas is what is causing cable pricing to continuously rise by such high amounts.  Those cable channels do make a good portion of their income through the advertising revenue, but also do charge the people watching those channels a good amount as well.   The ever rising cost of cable service is not due to the cable companies just chosing to raise their rates, but due to the fact that the channels charge for carraige.  In many instances what those channels are charging have been increasing by 12% or MORE to cover those dramas that cost $2M an episode to make.   So point is comparing it to tv, there would be advertising, but you would also pay an amount to play as well.   Because TV stations receive their incomes both ways.

 

  Jemcrystal

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Let em put a slave ring thru u're nose u're prob not going to like where they're taking you. Think.

7/16/13 10:54:58 AM#45
Originally posted by Brinagh
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by SnarlingWolf

 

However, such a thing could probably never work. There wouldn't be enough money brought in to cover the cost of a high quality AAA product.

Works great for tv. TV dramas costs like $2M an episode to make. A season is like $40M .. not unlike MMO budgets.

 

This isn't true in regards to TV.   People do not realize that it is the high cost of those dramas is what is causing cable pricing to continuously rise by such high amounts.  Those cable channels do make a good portion of their income through the advertising revenue, but also do charge the people watching those channels a good amount as well.   The ever rising cost of cable service is not due to the cable companies just chosing to raise their rates, but due to the fact that the channels charge for carraige.  In many instances what those channels are charging have been increasing by 12% or MORE to cover those dramas that cost $2M an episode to make.   So point is comparing it to tv, there would be advertising, but you would also pay an amount to play as well.   Because TV stations receive their incomes both ways.

 

And those commercial actors need that diving board to jump into tv and movies so in the end everyone gets paid and eats good at night.  But what you are really saying is a f2p game could not run on adds only because cost.  I'm not buying it.  Look at all the internet adds.  If you don't want to pay the actors (or illustrators or cartoonists w/e) what they are asking then just hire cheaper actors.

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  kjempff

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7/16/13 11:09:33 AM#46

Ads would have to be disconnected from gameplay, no UI with adverts or ingame references, items, places, names etc. During login and when zoning is ok, but it can't be a part of the actual gameplay. It is not that I would be happy about ads but atleast it is a more honest way of funding a game than "free to play".

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  nariusseldon

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7/16/13 11:17:43 AM#47
Originally posted by Brinagh
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by SnarlingWolf

 

However, such a thing could probably never work. There wouldn't be enough money brought in to cover the cost of a high quality AAA product.

Works great for tv. TV dramas costs like $2M an episode to make. A season is like $40M .. not unlike MMO budgets.

 

This isn't true in regards to TV.   People do not realize that it is the high cost of those dramas is what is causing cable pricing to continuously rise by such high amounts.  Those cable channels do make a good portion of their income through the advertising revenue, but also do charge the people watching those channels a good amount as well.   The ever rising cost of cable service is not due to the cable companies just chosing to raise their rates, but due to the fact that the channels charge for carraige.  In many instances what those channels are charging have been increasing by 12% or MORE to cover those dramas that cost $2M an episode to make.   So point is comparing it to tv, there would be advertising, but you would also pay an amount to play as well.   Because TV stations receive their incomes both ways.

 

Broadcast tv is free. There are plenty of expensively produced F2W (free to watch) ad-supported tv. Cable channels like HBO are P2W .. and i am not talking about them.

  Scot

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7/16/13 11:40:52 AM#48
Interesting idea, but if they continue the revenue model they now have they will keep subscriptions, micros transactions and add adverts as well. Kerrching!
  Brinagh

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7/16/13 12:34:43 PM#49
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by Brinagh
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by SnarlingWolf

 

However, such a thing could probably never work. There wouldn't be enough money brought in to cover the cost of a high quality AAA product.

Works great for tv. TV dramas costs like $2M an episode to make. A season is like $40M .. not unlike MMO budgets.

 

This isn't true in regards to TV.   People do not realize that it is the high cost of those dramas is what is causing cable pricing to continuously rise by such high amounts.  Those cable channels do make a good portion of their income through the advertising revenue, but also do charge the people watching those channels a good amount as well.   The ever rising cost of cable service is not due to the cable companies just chosing to raise their rates, but due to the fact that the channels charge for carraige.  In many instances what those channels are charging have been increasing by 12% or MORE to cover those dramas that cost $2M an episode to make.   So point is comparing it to tv, there would be advertising, but you would also pay an amount to play as well.   Because TV stations receive their incomes both ways.

 

Broadcast tv is free. There are plenty of expensively produced F2W (free to watch) ad-supported tv. Cable channels like HBO are P2W .. and i am not talking about them.

This comment on Broadcast TV is free is exactly like the argument on whether or not F2P games are free.  So many people argue that they are not "free" because of cash shops.  

 

Broadcast TV is similar.   Yes...you can get Broadcast tv free.  If you live close enough to the station  and you do not subscribe to any cable service or satellite system you will not pay anything for those locals.   They may not be best quality, but you will get them.

However if you subscribe to any level of Cable TV service or Satellite, you are paying for your locals.  All of those stations charge the satellite companies and cable networks for the ability to carry.   These stations are increasing their prices just as much as the stations people think are the only ones they are paying for.   You pay for every station you have....and in some cases even stations you don't.    There is not a single channel that your provider gets free of charge, and they of course pass those charges on to you as a subscriber. 

 

  marganculos

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7/16/13 12:36:51 PM#50

no... fu ads... they are fking everywhere.. thanks god for adblock, i would like something like adblock for real life too :P

  Grunty

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7/16/13 5:31:35 PM#51

Y'all can't even agree on what advertisements are suitable for this website. With all the bitching about mis-spelled words, boobs, no boobs, side boobs, people smoking, plants growing out of animal heads, strobing ads, static ads, background ads, too many ads, not enough ads, on this website alone and you people WANT more ads?!?    Inside games?!?

I'm surrounded by a confederacy of dunces. And you're nowhere near as funny as the book.

I'll say it again and every time it comes up. 

 

NO fucking ads in games! For any reason. Period.

  daltanious

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7/16/13 6:34:32 PM#52
Originally posted by JudgeUK

Absolutely no fees at all. Download and play every part of it. Shop items bought only through in game currency.

- but the game cost is subsidized by adverts - either through product placement, signage etc. Or through actual adverts at character sign on, or during flight.

Would you play..........?

NO. Hate f2p, destroyer of good gaming.

  Cephus404

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7/16/13 7:18:05 PM#53
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
If "The Secret World" was done right, and not with just tiny zones scattered over the world, having a McDonald or a Microsoft advertisement wouldn't be intrusive, but would actually add to the immersion.

In fact, if they were smart, they'd let McDonalds or other businesses buy space in the game and actually have a McDonalds or a Taco Bell in the game for people to visit.  I wouldn't mind that a bit, in fact it might even serve to make the world more real.

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  Cephus404

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7/16/13 7:21:38 PM#54
Originally posted by Karahandras
They did this as part of anarchy onlines f2p model(not sure if they still do).  I actually found it a decent feature rather than intrusive and would stop to watch film trailers.  Not sure how this would work in a sword and sorcery mmo though, maybe a magic mirror movie trailer :).  However,  I doubt most mmo devs/marketers would now bother working such advertising into a game properly rather than just dropping it in in the form of product placement i.e. an stamina boost cola drink, go faster nike trainers to go with your full plate armour and so on.

The problem with AO is that they never had enough advertisers, it was always the same stupid ad over and over and over (I still remember that stupid Irish Spring ad).  Most people popped for the lowest pay rank, $5 a month, just to get rid of the stupid ads.  If it was a lot of different advertisers and it wasn't a constant loop, it wouldn't have been so bad.

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  nariusseldon

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7/17/13 1:56:51 AM#55
Originally posted by Cephus404
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
If "The Secret World" was done right, and not with just tiny zones scattered over the world, having a McDonald or a Microsoft advertisement wouldn't be intrusive, but would actually add to the immersion.

In fact, if they were smart, they'd let McDonalds or other businesses buy space in the game and actually have a McDonalds or a Taco Bell in the game for people to visit.  I wouldn't mind that a bit, in fact it might even serve to make the world more real.

I am sure they would LOVE a piece of the ad pie.

But are advertising interested? Do they have enough "foot" traffic? Do they have enough analytics to support advertisers?

There are plenty of ad channels. Is there anything that can lure advertisers into something they are not familiar with and have to learn?

  Cephus404

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7/17/13 4:30:22 AM#56
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by Cephus404
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
If "The Secret World" was done right, and not with just tiny zones scattered over the world, having a McDonald or a Microsoft advertisement wouldn't be intrusive, but would actually add to the immersion.

In fact, if they were smart, they'd let McDonalds or other businesses buy space in the game and actually have a McDonalds or a Taco Bell in the game for people to visit.  I wouldn't mind that a bit, in fact it might even serve to make the world more real.

I am sure they would LOVE a piece of the ad pie.

But are advertising interested? Do they have enough "foot" traffic? Do they have enough analytics to support advertisers?

There are plenty of ad channels. Is there anything that can lure advertisers into something they are not familiar with and have to learn?

The advertisers are interested enough to have a piece of video playing, why wouldn't they want a permanent part of the world where they can have videos playing or whatever else?  That's the job of the marketing department, to convince the clueless advertisers how they can best be integrated into the game.

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  deerstop

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7/21/13 1:56:25 PM#57

I don't really mind cash shops! I'd rather play "Pay to win" game than game with many intrusive adds.

  Panther2103

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7/21/13 2:00:18 PM#58
Yes probably. It all depends on what type of ads the company who is trying to get the ads into the game and what type of game it is going into. I don't want to see an advertisement for pizza hut in an elven village, but I wouldn't mind seeing the same ad in a scifi type of setting. I could see ad revenue actually helping a company more than a cash shop, but there will always be the people who really like to be immersed who will never touch anything with an advertisement. 
  Alders

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7/21/13 2:03:19 PM#59
Absolutely not.
  nariusseldon

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7/21/13 3:51:38 PM#60
Originally posted by Cephus404
Originally posted by nariusseldon
Originally posted by Cephus404
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
If "The Secret World" was done right, and not with just tiny zones scattered over the world, having a McDonald or a Microsoft advertisement wouldn't be intrusive, but would actually add to the immersion.

In fact, if they were smart, they'd let McDonalds or other businesses buy space in the game and actually have a McDonalds or a Taco Bell in the game for people to visit.  I wouldn't mind that a bit, in fact it might even serve to make the world more real.

I am sure they would LOVE a piece of the ad pie.

But are advertising interested? Do they have enough "foot" traffic? Do they have enough analytics to support advertisers?

There are plenty of ad channels. Is there anything that can lure advertisers into something they are not familiar with and have to learn?

The advertisers are interested enough to have a piece of video playing, why wouldn't they want a permanent part of the world where they can have videos playing or whatever else?  That's the job of the marketing department, to convince the clueless advertisers how they can best be integrated into the game.

Because it costs to do that. If they don't reach enough of an audience, they bail. Don't you see what happen to magazines when they don't have the circulations they have before? Advertisers bailed and magazines went out of business.

 

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