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POLL: Ad-Free Monthly Subscription Option?

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYAdministrator Posts: 6,199 Rare
edited August 2016 in The Pub at MMORPG.COM
Hey everyone,

We just wanted to take a quick poll to get your thoughts on the idea of us offering a $2.99/month ad-free experience option here at MMORPG.com.

Is this something you would be interested in us offering as a way to support the site?

Please vote and share your thoughts with us below!

POLL: Ad-Free Monthly Subscription Option? 179 votes

Yes
48%
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No
51%
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Michael "MikeB" Bitton
Community Manager
Twitter: @eMikeB

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Comments

  • NildenNilden Canada, NBMember Posts: 1,954 Rare
    Yes
    Why don't you have one?

    "classification of games into MMOs is not by rational reasoning" - nariusseldon
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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator Posts: 6,199 Rare
    Nilden said:
    Why don't you have one?
    We may add one. But we want to hear your thoughts first. :)

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • NildenNilden Canada, NBMember Posts: 1,954 Rare
    Yes
    MikeB said:
    Nilden said:
    Why don't you have one?
    We may add one. But we want to hear your thoughts first. :)
    I don't see it being anything but a positive way to generate revenue. While your at it ad a tiered cost say 3 5 10 bucks with early pick on beta keys and special offers etc, plus ad a donate button.

    "classification of games into MMOs is not by rational reasoning" - nariusseldon
    Love Minecraft. And check out my Youtube channel OhCanadaGamer


  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILMember Posts: 3,705 Epic
    Yes
    I don't see how having an adfree subscription could hurt, its just another option to gain revenue from people loyal to the site but can't stand the danger posed from ads.
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member Posts: 7,356 Epic
    No
    I don't mind a sub as long as I don't need to sub. I would rather support it with ads and white listing the site. 



  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Valve Corporation Member Posts: 9,417 Legendary
    Yes
    I most definitely would pay it. I love the site, the staff and the community. What ever I can do to help out the site and keep the lights on I will gladly be a part of.
    Saying that though the Ads do not bother me. Perhaps a Patreon thing like Massively does?
     

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  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILMember Posts: 3,705 Epic
    Yes
    Nanfoodle said:
    I don't mind a sub as long as I don't need to sub. I would rather support it with ads and white listing the site. 
    I don't think it is an either or thing. He said option, so I assumed it is just that, optional. Otherwise you can still go on viewing ads like normal.
  • NildenNilden Canada, NBMember Posts: 1,954 Rare
    Yes
    Nanfoodle said:
    Nilden said:
    MikeB said:
    Nilden said:
    Why don't you have one?
    We may add one. But we want to hear your thoughts first. :)
    I don't see it being anything but a positive way to generate revenue. While your at it ad a tiered cost say 3 5 10 bucks with early pick on beta keys and special offers etc, plus ad a donate button.
    Worst idea ever. This would turn people away, including myself. 
    So when it comes to actually supporting the site and making it so they don't have to rely on junk like scarlet blade and league of angels your out. heh

    "classification of games into MMOs is not by rational reasoning" - nariusseldon
    Love Minecraft. And check out my Youtube channel OhCanadaGamer


  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember Posts: 4,906 Epic
    Yes
    Yes but only if you promise not to get annoying ads that make people want to subscribe.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILMember Posts: 3,705 Epic
    Yes
    filmoret said:
    Yes but only if you promise not to get annoying ads that make people want to subscribe.
    To late?
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member Posts: 7,356 Epic
    No
    Nilden said:
    Nanfoodle said:
    Nilden said:
    MikeB said:
    Nilden said:
    Why don't you have one?
    We may add one. But we want to hear your thoughts first. :)
    I don't see it being anything but a positive way to generate revenue. While your at it ad a tiered cost say 3 5 10 bucks with early pick on beta keys and special offers etc, plus ad a donate button.
    Worst idea ever. This would turn people away, including myself. 
    So when it comes to actually supporting the site and making it so they don't have to rely on junk like scarlet blade and league of angels your out. heh
    I have supported this site for years with my bandwidth and data plan. I don't turn off ads on my phone as well. There is enough things I need to sub to, I don't need to have that on Web pages as well. Being forced to sub to get the service I have gotten in the past,  beta keys and the like, after years of supporting this site. Ya that would tick me off. 



  • Ammon777_newAmmon777_new Member Posts: 306 Uncommon
    Yes
    I would pay for this. Thanks for listening to our suggestion about it.
  • Ammon777_newAmmon777_new Member Posts: 306 Uncommon
    Yes
    Admin said:
    I dont want to have a "Premium" level that users can pay for. I have never agreed with that model.

    This would be only a fee to make the ad block pop up go away.
    What about the ads themselves? Didnt he say that this would be subscription to make them go away? Otherwise its not worth it.
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko JohannesburgMember Posts: 6,299 Epic
    No
    As a site visitor from a third-world country, $2.99 per month is simply too expensive for me.

    I don't use an adblocker, and I'll be happy to consume all the ads you can serve, lol
  • VolgoreVolgore Member Posts: 3,872 Epic
    Yes
    I clicked "Yes", but after reading that it would not be about a premium access but just to get rid of the ads, i'm actually in the "no" corner.

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  • TorvalTorval Member Posts: 12,430 Legendary
    No
    I'm not interested.
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  • Ammon777_newAmmon777_new Member Posts: 306 Uncommon
    Yes
    As a site visitor from a third-world country, $2.99 per month is simply too expensive for me.

    I don't use an adblocker, and I'll be happy to consume all the ads you can serve, lol
    How can you even afford the internet?
  • Nikkons017Nikkons017 knoxville, TNMember Posts: 102 Uncommon
    Yes
    MikeB said:
    Hey everyone,

    We just wanted to take a quick poll to get your thoughts on the idea of us offering a $2.99/month ad-free experience option here at MMORPG.com.

    Is this something you would be interested in us offering as a way to support the site?

    Please vote and share your thoughts with us below!
    I don't really get why this is even a poll. There is no downside for you or your users. Those that want and ad free experience can support the site and not view ads. Those that don't want to sub can still see the site basically the way it is currently +/- adblock. And tbh you should also have options for people to donate an any amount they choose in addition to a recurring payment option. 
  • Ammon777_newAmmon777_new Member Posts: 306 Uncommon
    Yes
    The only downside is that they would have to take time to implement it and a payment system (PLEASE dont use paypal).
  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaaceMember Posts: 2,770 Uncommon
    edited August 2016
    No
    $2.99/mo for premium ad free viewing - No thanks
    $2.99/mo for not seeing a 10sec anti-adblocker notice - Hell no 


    Other options I'd be open to but I don't know if they are viable
    Allow us to select the ads that are shown by theme/genre/etc. I wouldn't mind more ads that are for games that I'd be interested in. While I'm more prone to blocking ones that I'm not at all interested in.

    Donate for perks. Perks wouldn't be anything major but it would show what people care to keep the amazing staff fed.

    Incentive for white listing instead of a negative for blocking. I'll leave this to imagination or other feedback.
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember Posts: 4,906 Epic
    Yes
    Aori said:
    filmoret said:
    Yes but only if you promise not to get annoying ads that make people want to subscribe.
    To late?
    I can't tell if you are serious or just being silly.  I'm gonna vote for silly because if you are serious then well I'm sorry you look at life this way.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • Asm0deusAsm0deus BaatorMember Posts: 1,848 Rare
    edited August 2016
    No
    No even with adblocker we see plenty enough ads to pay for it unless it's not the ads you guys are after or selling.

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  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILMember Posts: 3,705 Epic
    edited August 2016
    Yes
    filmoret said:
    Aori said:
    filmoret said:
    Yes but only if you promise not to get annoying ads that make people want to subscribe.
    To late?
    I can't tell if you are serious or just being silly.  I'm gonna vote for silly because if you are serious then well I'm sorry you look at life this way.
    Of course I'm serious, if the ads weren't an issue I wouldn't be using adblock and we wouldn't be having this discussion.
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