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Those Scarlet Blade ads are giving me an...

eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABMember Posts: 3,313 Uncommon

...idea.  Certain people object to them and certain people find them acceptable, so would it be both possible and beneficial to have a selection choice in a persons user account to direct them to a specific genre of advertising? 

I would think this would be helpful, because the advertising is intended on reaching a target audience, and if that advertising is wasted on people who will never support a title, then why not advertise something that the person might be interested in.

 

Just a thought.

 

EDIT: Because some people can't get it into their head, I am not objecting to the ads, the conflict just made me think about targeting advertising and different ways of approaching it.

All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

I don't hate much, but I hate Apple© with a passion. If Steve Jobs was alive, I would punch him in the face.

Comments

  • fantasyfreak112fantasyfreak112 Orange County, CAMember Posts: 499
    Post of the day
  • CasaFrankyCasaFranky MünchenMember Posts: 541 Uncommon

    no

  • bliss14bliss14 eleva, WIMember Posts: 568 Uncommon

    Nice idea!  There have got to be more hardcore porn games out there than scarlet blade.  An X-rated preference setting would open up advertising to some even more explicit games! 

    +1

  • LostHawkLostHawk BrusselsMember Posts: 54 Uncommon
    Or give us the option to pay a one time fee to be able to remove the side/background ads that AdBlock can't manage to remove ;)
  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILMember Posts: 693 Uncommon
    I assume that theOP's post is based on a recent thread asserting that the Scarlet Blade images are pornographic and/or distasteful.   I invite you to count the number of people who complained versus the number of people who do not care one way or the other.  Since the goal of the Scarlet Blade people is to target their advertising to a specific group of consumers, and we are those consumers, no one is going to change the way they advertise here.

    Hedonismbot: Your latest performance was as delectable as dipping my bottom over and over into a bath of the silkiest oils and creams.

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 1,314
    In before the lock/delete.
  • JasonJJasonJ New Port Richey, FLMember Posts: 395
    Originally posted by LostHawk
    Or give us the option to pay a one time fee to be able to remove the side/background ads that AdBlock can't manage to remove ;)

    Or take the short amount of time it takes to learn how to block all of them, without a program by using the file Microsoft gives to every owner of a Windows opperating system.

    Most secruity flaws are there only because the person never took any time to learn how to use the OS they are using.

  • GreenHellGreenHell ludlow, MAMember Posts: 1,323 Uncommon
  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABMember Posts: 3,313 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Skooma2
    I assume that theOP's post is based on a recent thread asserting that the Scarlet Blade images are pornographic and/or distasteful.   I invite you to count the number of people who complained versus the number of people who do not care one way or the other.  Since the goal of the Scarlet Blade people is to target their advertising to a specific group of consumers, and we are those consumers, no one is going to change the way they advertise here.

    you might note that I was one of the people that didn't care one way or another. I do however know that targeted advertising is effective, and I'm simply thinking of ways to make the target a bit more specific.   It could be something simple like a choice in your profile as to what type of game interests you the most. This would keep advertising up and that is a preferred solution instead of people using adblockers.

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

    I don't hate much, but I hate Apple© with a passion. If Steve Jobs was alive, I would punch him in the face.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXMember Posts: 3,400 Uncommon
    I wouldn't mind paying a fee to get rid of ads hehe.  Besides if I wanted to see a naked woman, that's why I got a wife, right?
  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILMember Posts: 693 Uncommon
    Originally posted by eyelolled
    Originally posted by Skooma2
    I assume that theOP's post is based on a recent thread asserting that the Scarlet Blade images are pornographic and/or distasteful.   I invite you to count the number of people who complained versus the number of people who do not care one way or the other.  Since the goal of the Scarlet Blade people is to target their advertising to a specific group of consumers, and we are those consumers, no one is going to change the way they advertise here.

    you might note that I was one of the people that didn't care one way or another. I do however know that targeted advertising is effective, and I'm simply thinking of ways to make the target a bit more specific.   It could be something simple like a choice in your profile as to what type of game interests you the most. This would keep advertising up and that is a preferred solution instead of people using adblockers.

    I would be willing to bet that the arrangement between the advertiser and MMORPG specifies the number of times the ad has to be displayed.  MMORPG is not going to completely revamp the way they deal with advertisers because a few (percentagewise) of the people who frequent this site are offended by cartoons.  Setting up a pay-away the ads option would likely cost more than the advertising income lost because of it.

    Hedonismbot: Your latest performance was as delectable as dipping my bottom over and over into a bath of the silkiest oils and creams.

  • AnthurAnthur StolbergMember Posts: 773 Uncommon
    You already made that selection. This is an MMO site and Scarlet is an MMO. Selection done. There is much too much noise about some barbie doll ads. Grow up.
  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABMember Posts: 3,313 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Skooma2
    Originally posted by eyelolled
    Originally posted by Skooma2
    I assume that theOP's post is based on a recent thread asserting that the Scarlet Blade images are pornographic and/or distasteful.   I invite you to count the number of people who complained versus the number of people who do not care one way or the other.  Since the goal of the Scarlet Blade people is to target their advertising to a specific group of consumers, and we are those consumers, no one is going to change the way they advertise here.

    you might note that I was one of the people that didn't care one way or another. I do however know that targeted advertising is effective, and I'm simply thinking of ways to make the target a bit more specific.   It could be something simple like a choice in your profile as to what type of game interests you the most. This would keep advertising up and that is a preferred solution instead of people using adblockers.

    I would be willing to bet that the arrangement between the advertiser and MMORPG specifies the number of times the ad has to be displayed.  MMORPG is not going to completely revamp the way they deal with advertisers because a few (percentagewise) of the people who frequent this site are offended by cartoons.  Setting up a pay-away the ads option would likely cost more than the advertising income lost because of it.

    You could be correct, I don't know what sort of deal is made in regards to the advertising. However, that does not mean that changing things is not possible. It also doesn't mean that if the change things by improving them that they wouldn't make more money.

     

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

    I don't hate much, but I hate Apple© with a passion. If Steve Jobs was alive, I would punch him in the face.

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABMember Posts: 3,313 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Anthur
    You already made that selection. This is an MMO site and Scarlet is an MMO. Selection done. There is much too much noise about some barbie doll ads. Grow up.

    try understanding what you read, it can be helpful.

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

    I don't hate much, but I hate Apple© with a passion. If Steve Jobs was alive, I would punch him in the face.

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 4,818

    How much less could they charge for ads if the people coming here could opt out of seeing their ads ? An Ads space value comes from number of views by the targeted audience. Lower that number and you lower it's value...and before you say it, it's by hits not by you saying you wont come here anymore but obviously still do.

    If they really want to do something like this it would have to be a premium membership to the site. Put your money where your mouth is. Help pay for the site or deal with how they're doing it.

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko JohannesburgMember Posts: 5,727 Epic

    I doubt Aeria Games would appreciate their ads being "selectively filtered" by site users.

     

    It's perfectly obvious that the posts of those who react (in ANY way) to the ads are generating publicity and raising the profile of the game. The style of the ads is most probably aimed at provoking a reaction, regardless of whether it is positive or negative.

     

    By making a post objecting to the game ads, you are most likely drawing-in far more customers to the game than you are discouraging by your condemnation of their advertising strategy.

     

    Edit: Changed  "objecting" to just "reacting".

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABMember Posts: 3,313 Uncommon
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko
    I doubt Aeria Games would appreciate their ads being "selectively filtered" by site users.   It's perfectly obvious that the posts of those who object to the ads are generating publicity and raising the profile of the game.   By making a post objecting to the game ads, you are most likely drawing-in far more customers to the game than you are discouraging by your condemnation of their advertising strategy.

    who is condemning thier advertising?

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

    I don't hate much, but I hate Apple© with a passion. If Steve Jobs was alive, I would punch him in the face.

  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 1,314
    Originally posted by Gravarg

    I wouldn't mind paying a fee to get rid of ads hehe.  Besides if I wanted to see a naked woman, that's why I got a wife, right?

     

    I dot see any naked women on this site.
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member Posts: 682 Uncommon
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko
    I doubt Aeria Games would appreciate their ads being "selectively filtered" by site users.  

    Then Aeria needs to complain to Microsoft. My hosts file works great.


  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALMember Posts: 3,021 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gravarg
    I wouldn't mind paying a fee to get rid of ads hehe.  Besides if I wanted to see a naked woman, that's why I got a wife, right?

    I installed addblock it was free,  no need to pay to clean the adds.  I figured if they were not going to do something, I would. 

    It works great just put the adds that bother you in the filter and bam. Problem solved for free. 

     

     

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator Posts: 6,040 Uncommon
    Sorry, but I don't think this is going to happen. You can read more about our Advertising Policies here.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

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