Metsfanmax wrote: Gillipig wrote: Metsfanmax wrote: Gillipig wrote: Metsfanmax wrote: hulmey wrote:
Thank God I have google AD block
Just a note to those free players out there: please consider disabling Ad Block for this domain. We make a pretty fun community and gaming experience available for free to many thousands of people, and allowing the (relatively unobtrusive) ads to be displayed allows you to give back to your community without paying your own money for it.
I always run adblock, and if I were freemium, I definitely wouldn't change it. I'd probably get
adblock just to not see the advertisement. I care more about my own computer than I care about this site, and so should everyone. I didn't know lojalty to this site meant exposing yourself to the risk of getting malware.
There is zero risk
Of course the ad links
to another site. That ad is not just text or images like you thought. What made you think that? What sort of company would place ads on a website without providing links to the website they want you to visit?
The ad is still just text or an image. It may link to another site, but if you don't click it, you'll never expose yourself to anything harmful (not that I expect there is meaningful risk in clicking them, but there is definitely no risk if you avoid clicking them). So if your reason for continuing to use ad blocking itself is that just loading the ad on your page can expose you to malware, then your fears are unfounded.
If it is clickable, some poor sods will click it, might even be a missclick. Blocking ads makes sure you don't do that. Btw the company doesn't care how many can see the ad, they care about how many click
it. So if everyone sees the ad but no one click it they will not bother paying for the ad for very long.
If you have no plans to click on the ad, running adblock will just make sure you won't click it by misstake. Why would you be against players guarding themselves from missclicks?
This is the wrong way to influence players into buying preemium. It won't work, people won't buy preemium because of it and new players will think this is a cheap crappy site, and we all will feel we've sunk a little lower. If only the ad was honestly made, you know actually promoting a site, not trying to look like part of this
site. Then I would be more okay with it. That's one evil ad! It makes no attempt to distinguish itself as an ad but tries to look like an integral part of the design.