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News City of Heroes gets optional adverts

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Apr 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    If they offered a discount to the subscription for in game billboard adverts I'd be happy as long as everyone was seeing the same advert in the same place at the same time to avoid confusion.

    Then again I finished my love affair with CoH ages ago, now I'm just waiting for Champions Online.
     
  3. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    CoH is a game where ads could slip in quite neatly, so I don't see any problems really.
     
  4. Bladestorm

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    There have always been billboards around the game with a small number of fake adverts on them, swapping them out for more variable real ones would fit well as long as they were tastefully done (ideally made specially to be in keeping with the style of the CoH world)
     
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    The Cape Radio internet radio interview last night with Brian Clayton, Matt Miller (lead dev) and Lighthouse(community manager) revealed that almost, if not all, of the revenue from the ads will go straight back into the development bank for CoH. The reason given for this being NCNorCal is doubling it's dev team for City of*.
     
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    I see no problem because the Ads are optional. They aren't forced on the users at all, and in a game like City of Heroes set in a fictional city in the real world United States, it's not too out of place to have the ads. There are billboards, and posters throughout the entire game so something of a real advert to me in that game isn't bad at all in my eyes. It's not like seeing a Coke Billboard is going to totally kill the immersion. The characters exist in the United States with ties to real world organizations anyway.
     
  7. Mister_X

    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    I have no problem with this approach, its all pretty unobtrusive and giving you the opt out is a nice gesture to the community.
     
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