lackattack wrote:giantrascal - you should be able to send ivitations to your tournament games from the game finder, as long as you have the tourney privs for those tournaments.
gman2725 - Your assumption that we only get a small fraction of the amount is wrong, but even if that was the case I disagree that it is unfair. You felt that $25 was a fair price for the benefits of Premium Membership and we are delivering what you paid for and now more. And I'm sure a large majority will continue to pay $25 via credit card moving forward. As for TrialPay not honouring rewards or installing spyware, if that turns out to be a problem with us we will re-evaluate our partnership with them.
Crissipos - Are you looking on the My Games -> Awaiting Players screen? Do you have any casual games there with -empty- spots?
If you reread my post then you will see that I've been involved in a deal with trialpay before when I was admin of a gaming site. We would charge for donation packs and trialpay came to us with the same sort of partnership. You're not getting anywhere near 25 dollars per person from trialpay, so in effect, those of us who actually paid money are paying more for our memberships. This is unfair to those of us who were loyal enough to support CC before you made this deal with the devil. If you would have checked before making this deal, you would have an abundance of evidence to support my claims about trialpays downsides as well. The mear fact you snuck the trial pay announcement into the game invite announcement makes me think staff were aware ahead of time that it needed to be downplayed because of possible backlash. Also, you can claim they're paying whatever you want but I still have my documents from when trialpay was paying me and I can show that you are indeed getting less per person than most of us paid fpor our memberships. What's next? Going to start selling our email addresses to spammers? Oh wait, thats what trialpay's offer affiliates do already.
To anyone considering signing up for offer pay, don't. Within 3 days of singing up for any of the offers you can expect an additional 1000+ pieces of spam or so to show up in your email box. Filling out any offers requiring you real street address with get you handfulls of junkmail sent to your home. Any offers that ask for your cell phone # will end up sending you text spam at the very least. On my site several of our members were signed up for Predicto without their consent and charged 10 dollars a month for it on their cell bills.Go ahead, download one of the toolbar offers or even a screensaver or wallpaper pack. Then go run spybot s&d or malwarebytes and come post the results here. I could go on and on about the downside to this but a simple google search should be enough to open anyones eyes.