POLL: Ad-Free Monthly Subscription Option?

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  • EponyxDamorEponyxDamor Member UncommonPosts: 379
    edited August 2016
    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.
    Should've made this abundantly more clear in the original question.

    Would I pay for an ad-free site? Absolutely.

    Would I pay to not see an ad-block pop-up? No way.

    Especially since I still see tons of ads with adblocker; without it, the site runs slow, it eats too much data (and becomes incredibly annoying) and I've even gotten some malicious scripts from them over the years.

    I love you guys at MMORPG.com; however between the two failed updates and this obtrusive ad-block pop-up (or obnoxious ads that flicker and flash and have jiggling tits all over), it really makes enjoying the content you put out difficult. When ads (or ad-blocker messages) overwhelm the content, there is a problem, which drives traffic to other sites.
    Post edited by EponyxDamor on
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    edited August 2016
    Aori said:
    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.
    Well to let you know.  Yes there are sites that give you bunch of crap popup screens and floating ads that get in the way.  Even sites that play sound in the ads.  But really I see one ad as I'm typing this its a little banner under my typing.  This site does not have popups.  The main page has 5 ads thats it.  There's a few thumbnails and games listed but those for promotions and not advertising.   But thumbnail banners are really trivial there's no reason to be affraid.  The ads won't get in the way or hurt you.  Now I can imagine the iphones might have some issues but thats because its a new market and getting things setup right takes time.
    Post edited by filmoret on
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • Ammon777_newAmmon777_new Member UncommonPosts: 306
    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.
    Should've made this abundantly more clear in the original question.

    Would I pay for an ad-free site? Absolutely.

    Would I pay to not see an ad-block pop-up? No way.

    Especially since I still see tons of ads with adblocker; without it, the site runs slow, it eats too much data (and becomes incredibly annoying) and I've even gotten some malicious scripts from them over the years.

    I love you guys at MMORPG.com; however between the two failed updates and this obtrusive ad-block pop-up (or obnoxious ads that flicker and flash and have jiggling tits all over), it really makes enjoying the content you put out difficult. When ads (or ad-blocker messages) overwhelm the content, there is a problem, which drives traffic to other sites.
    Couldnt agree more. I wont pay you guys just to remove that pop-up. If you say "no ads for money" then sure, I would likely pay it.
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    edited August 2016
    I'm beginning to think that the adblockers are replacing the ads with their own ads.  Imagine the LOLS from those programmers giving away adblocking software then throwing ads all over the internet without the users even knowing its happening.  How else would you explain the fact that some people with adblock are seeing like 10 ads per page?  Considering this website has like 4-5 ads per page.
    Post edited by filmoret on
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Millersburg, INMember RarePosts: 1,061
    Yes for a ad free site I would pay $3  but I am not paying $3 to remove the adblocker popup only. I will just install a adblocker hider and not see the adblocker popup and still block the adds if that is the case. But like I originally suggested I would pay $3 for a clean site with not ads and a nice MMORPG backsplash to it.
  • mbrodiembrodie MelbourneMember UncommonPosts: 1,306
    i personally sub to enough services that equals something like $200 a month, i don't want to start adding websites to that list too, i don't have an issue with the adds on this site, none of them are intrusive and you don't deliver popups on my screen.. so i'm happy enough having the ads here
  • rpmcmurphyrpmcmurphy DublinMember RarePosts: 2,336
    I would prefer to pay $2.99 p/mth rather than be exposed to ads.

  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisMember UncommonPosts: 2,140
    I think it is great idea.   Maybe even taking it a step further and offering supporter packages that could add some flair to user posts would be interesting also.    I thought GGG did a good job with their beta support packs, but I don't know what you would include in yours.      GGG support pack
  • AreWeLiveAreWeLive Brockville, ONMember UncommonPosts: 168
     I pay extra for so many little tings, a couple of bucks here and there for this and that, sub to streamers on twitch, donate to mod makers and even give Microsoft a few bucks a month for more cloud space..i am about done paying all the little extra's in online life.
     I really do not know what the future holds but if it does not stop somewhere...well you know the story here. My wallet has left the internet. (at least for now)
  • CnameCname KinabaluMember UncommonPosts: 210
    It is good to have both choices - so those who support this site can opt to pay for subscription or generate ad-revenue for the site.

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  • psiicpsiic Tampa, FLMember RarePosts: 1,537
    You are very welcome for the suggestion, I would be very welcome for the implementation. 
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member UncommonPosts: 890
    edited August 2016
    Hell, Nexus charges a one time fee of $2 and they have the added expense of dealing with massive amounts of bandwidth being used for uploads and downloads as well as forums. 
    Post edited by OG_Zorvan on
  • KilraneKilrane WAMember UncommonPosts: 309
    I would sub the moment this option becomes available.  
  • st4t1ckst4t1ck jonesboro, GAMember UncommonPosts: 751
    This would be an optional thing?  The site would stay the same as it is today for non subscribers?
  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Millersburg, INMember RarePosts: 1,061
    Fairly certain that the site would stay just the same for non subscribers. Just that people that paid the monthly fee would gain a ad free website. Atleast that is the hope and dream.
  • BaitnessBaitness Member UncommonPosts: 656
    Not entirely related, but thank you for hearing everyone in the ad-block topic.
  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember EpicPosts: 7,540
    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.

    @mikeb I think the tying beta keys and special offers in with access makes sense.
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  • ReizlaReizla 127.0.0.1Member RarePosts: 4,038
    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 think this site's information warrants any kind of subscription and/or forced ads. If you guys would have come with something like this 5 years ago when this site was THE SOURCE for MMORPGs I'd go along with either sub or forced ads. But looking at the state of the site's information stream the last year, I'd say a LOUD NO. If either of the 2 is implemented I'll hop to an other site since there's enough competition...

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  • MareliusMarelius Member UncommonPosts: 130
    Problem I have you want us gamers to support the site, yet I look in the forums and I see a few games that get free advertising daily.  Also if I would pay a monthly fee to access site with no ads then how are any comments I or we make will be dealt with?  

    I just can't understand you saying you need to make money to keep site running and I agree you do! Yet you can't in the same breath allow some games to daily spam the site with info on a game free of any charges. 

    You need to be fair on all sides!
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  • Ir1shguyIr1shguy Sherbrooke, QCMember UncommonPosts: 66
    You know massivelyop.com has no ads and uses patreon so that could be an option too but I understand that would have some kind of impact on the content.
  • Ir1shguyIr1shguy Sherbrooke, QCMember UncommonPosts: 66
    waynejr2 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.

    @mikeb I think the tying beta keys and special offers in with access makes sense.
    This makes sense. In this day and age people underestimate the generosity and goodwill of others. Support your audience and they will support you. Look at all the kickstarters that got large amounts of money and failed but mmorpg.com has been around for years without donations.
  • KabaalKabaal Member UncommonPosts: 3,042
    No

    This is only about making more money, it has nothing to do with covering costs. A site with this amount of traffic will already be making a very good profit.
  • centkincentkin Asbury, NJMember UncommonPosts: 1,196
    $3 a YEAR maybe but $3 a month is higher than I would be willing to go for this site. 

    I also fear ye olde slippery slope where once a $3 per month thing is in, the site becomes completely inaccessible otherwise if you adblock, or the annoyance thing of yours becomes MUCH more annoying.
  • Ir1shguyIr1shguy Sherbrooke, QCMember UncommonPosts: 66
    edited August 2016
    centkin said:
    $3 a YEAR maybe but $3 a month is higher than I would be willing to go for this site. 

    I also fear ye olde slippery slope where once a $3 per month thing is in, the site becomes completely inaccessible otherwise if you adblock, or the annoyance thing of yours becomes MUCH more annoying.
    I used to pay more than $3 a month for video game magazines.
     
    True but it is completely in control of the people that run the site as to which direction it could go. It does however seem to work fine for massivelyop where they give their subscribers/donators earlier access to their content then the gen pop which is why  if you happen to look at their page they seem behind other sites and it is completely add free other than patreon and an amazon thing.
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  • madazzmadazz A town, ONMember UncommonPosts: 1,845
    Ill tell you right now. You can implement it, and a lot of the "yes" voters have good intentions, but it won't work. It never does. The patreon system seems to work. Like what toucharcade does. Most of the people on this site are too cheap to pay 13 bucks for a game a month. You think they are gonna pay 3 bucks for no ads? They'll just block it.
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