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Be a little more selective on the ads...

asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKMember Posts: 1,788

I know the site probably just puts up whatever the developer wants as long as it gets paid, but these Scarlet Blade ads are pretty bad.  "2013 Most Anticipated MMORPG" isn't even an accurate claim.

Show some class -- and dignity -- and be a bit more selective on what you choose to advertise.

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  • potacopotaco Hoffman Estates, ILMember Posts: 82
    Totally agree... Not to mention how NSFW some of them are.
  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSMember Posts: 1,069 Uncommon

    This site is made for ALL things related to MMORPG's, not just the games YOU enjoy. These Scarlet Blade ads, as well as the game itself, might suck, but it's still a part of the genre, so why should they refuse them the right to advertise on here with their money?

    You might think them stupid for doing it, but as a business, they'd be even more stupid not to accept these ads. I doubt this place is cheap to run.

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  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXMember Posts: 882 Uncommon
    Originally posted by flizzer
    The Punisher... The Whipper.... Take the killer Quiz and find which girl is right for you   Hmm.... Im thinking Im more the whipper type.  

    lmao

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  • potacopotaco Hoffman Estates, ILMember Posts: 82
    Originally posted by Ghavrigg
    This site is made for ALL things related to MMORPG's, not just the games YOU enjoy. These Scarlet Blade ads, as well as the game itself, might suck, but it's still a part of the genre, so why should they refuse them the right to advertise on here with their money? You might think them stupid for doing it, but as a business, they'd be even more stupid not to accept these ads. I doubt this place is cheap to run.

    I don't think anyone has any issue with the game being advertised here, but rather with the content of those advertisements.

  • VarkingVarking Winston-Salem, NCMember Posts: 522 Uncommon
    It is only a big deal if you make it a big deal. I am old enough to not have stuff like this affect me.
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHMember Posts: 5,735 Uncommon
    Originally posted by potaco
    Originally posted by Ghavrigg
    This site is made for ALL things related to MMORPG's, not just the games YOU enjoy. These Scarlet Blade ads, as well as the game itself, might suck, but it's still a part of the genre, so why should they refuse them the right to advertise on here with their money? You might think them stupid for doing it, but as a business, they'd be even more stupid not to accept these ads. I doubt this place is cheap to run.

    I don't think anyone has any issue with the game being advertised here, but rather with the content of those advertisements.

    i have a problem with the semi-covered up boobs I'm seeing.

    either show the whole thing or not at all.

     

    this 'almost exposed' stuff is not fun. :)

     

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  • bliss14bliss14 eleva, WIMember Posts: 568 Uncommon
    Open up your minds.  i dont' mind having mostly naked women robot warriors on my screen.   Back in my day I had to walk two or three days uphill in the snow to see it...both ways!
  • AzartenAzarten MelbourneMember Posts: 33 Uncommon
    The Scarlet Blade ads are tame compared to that other really licentious ad showing that blue guy with the three rather large phallic symbols on his chin. I'm duly outraged!
  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAMember Posts: 1,538 Common
    can we bring back the Queen Miela/Crucia Rift ads?  If we are going to do the near naked pixelchick thing we might as well do it right
  • SeariasSearias Edmonton, ABMember Posts: 719 Uncommon
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    I know the site probably just puts up whatever the developer wants as long as it gets paid, but these Scarlet Blade ads are pretty bad.  "2013 Most Anticipated MMORPG" isn't even an accurate claim. Show some class -- and dignity -- and be a bit more selective on what you choose to advertise.

    I know how to fix your problem, all MMORPG has to do is charge a monthly fee and allow you the option to disable advertisements, hehe. On a more serious note, don't let the ads bother you, MMORPG is a free service to you and they need to make their money as well.

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  • allendale5allendale5 kansas city, MOMember Posts: 124
    I suggest that we as gamers raise ourselves above all these immoral and semi-nude Asian cartoon images and concentrate our efforts back toward our Christian values, such as decapitations, thievery, trolling, and overall bloodletting. 
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHMember Posts: 5,735 Uncommon

    bloodletting is a christian value ?

     

    romans used it to treat high blood pressure. works like a charm apparently. Who would've thought.

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  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCMember Posts: 1,059

    IDK... The Scarlet Blade ads are what they are. If nothing else they will get people talking about the game which is a win for the advertiser.  I admit though, that I have already coached myself on how to explain to family members that I am not visiting a japenes toon porn site if they happen to walk in while I am reading the forums at MMORPG.com lately. Nor is the tissue box nearby related to fapping (you now, masturbation) as I honestly have a cold (shoveling snow.) Kind of funny though. I mean I had to prepare explanations before visiting the site to use the forums.

  • JyiigaJyiiga Seneca, SCMember Posts: 1,088 Uncommon

    As someone who occasionally browses at work, it is getting a bit out of hand. They allow me some freedom, but I don't need this kinda crap on my screen at work.

    For the first time I am thinking about blocking all of MMORPG's ads. 

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare
    Originally posted by Jyiiga
    As someone who occasionally browses at work, it is getting a bit out of hand. They allow me some freedom, but I don't need this kinda crap on my screen at work. For the first time I am thinking about blocking all of MMORPG's ads. 

    To a passerby, the iamgery isn't that much different from an AION, Tera or League of Legends ad.

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  • ACE777ACE777 NeocronMember Posts: 205 Uncommon

    I haven't posted on the forums since 2007, but I had to come on here and see if anyone else had been thrown off by these latest ads. I understand this is the main selling point of Scarlet Blade, and while I don't really mind the mature content of the game (I do mind the sexism), I'd rather not have these ads plastered everywhere.

    Two of these in particular I would say are Not Safe For Work: This one, which shows two seemingly underage girls completely naked with the tagline "Cozy up to a mature fantasy MMORPG." Almost as bad is this one, which looks like an advertisement for an actual hentai porn magazine.

    These ads themselves don't do anything to advertise the product, and makes MMORPG.com look like a porn site. If anyone saw me browsing this site at work or at a university, I would end up in trouble. Please think to make sure that game ads are safe for work before making them the most prominent feature of your site (even more than the content, but that is another issue).

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  • NaowutNaowut GroningenMember Posts: 662 Uncommon
    Crying about games isnt enough? 
  • JyiigaJyiiga Seneca, SCMember Posts: 1,088 Uncommon

    Weee Playboy ads!

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator Posts: 6,040 Uncommon
    We're discussing this with the client. Will let you know if I hear of any updates!

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  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 1,314
    Say 'no' to internet censorship!
  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAMember Posts: 6,356 Uncommon
    Its easy to sit behind the monitor and ask for ads to be removed,  but then again YOU dont pay the bills.

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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne YorkshireMember Posts: 3,063 Uncommon

    Whats all the fuss about?

    I bet most people complaining about this were on their fav smut site earlier today whilst doing themselves a 'favor'.

  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCMember Posts: 1,059
    I kind of lean toward the shadow walker as the most satisfying but I am not sure bigger is always better in that it looks like a toon with breast implants where I prefer more natural and perky to flappy. For the ad to claim that its always better in the dark is a bit off too.
  • ragz45ragz45 Member Posts: 777 Uncommon

    That's not how internet adds work.  When you have a site on the web, you sell add space on a sort of auction basis via AD company's.  Who ever the highest bidder for your AD space is, puts what ever add up they want to put up.  The site it's self has little say in what the people paying for the ad put up there.

    They can revoke their add contract with the company, but that takes time.

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