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Technature

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PostedApr 03, 2013 9:39 am

Scarlet Blade ads!

Scarlet Blade ads everywhere!
I'm getting sick of it. There has been a total of two websites I regularly visit that does not have these ads, and I'm sick of seeing them everywhere. I wouldn't have such a big problem with it, if you didn't have games that have a pathetic number of players for a community.

Seeing as how DWO is the only game I play, I don't know what other games might need help, but the fact that you're spending so much money on a game that is essentially soft core porn is sickening. Especially when I see an ad on the same page that I'm watching a friendship is magic episode.


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PostedApr 03, 2013 11:49 pm

Problem solved!

Seriously, look up already!!!
Hey I just had a brilliant idea! How about you try the most electrifying mmo aeria has released since hmm, umm well to be honest I don't think they have ever released anything this epic ever before! And also, don't be threatened by this games sexuality. Like dude seriously, that's sooo 2013. (oh, you say it is 2013? well hmm)

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PostedApr 04, 2013 9:51 am
I have to agree with you, Technature, these ads are everywhere, and I am getting quite annoyed by them, I even found them on Minecraft wiki...

It's a Strange Land here.........

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PostedApr 04, 2013 10:15 am
Also annoyed highly by this. Instead of only advertising a game that is even against your own site's rules, how about you also advertise 1) the games that haven't had advertisements in, oh I don't know, YEARS? and 2) the other new game DK Online, which hasn't seen a single ad since before OB began months ago.

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PostedApr 04, 2013 10:47 am
TreishaSempai wrote:
Also annoyed highly by this. Instead of only advertising a game that is even against your own site's rules, how about you also advertise 1) the games that haven't had advertisements in, oh I don't know, YEARS? and 2) the other new game DK Online, which hasn't seen a single ad since before OB began months ago.  


If a game hasn't been advertised in years it is probably past its prime. DK Online was a flop of a game that I am perfectly fine with never playing again or seeing an ad for.

I feel many of the people complaining fall into one of a few groups:

1) Mad-bros that its not the game they play being advertised (This is completely fair as everyone wants a bigger community in their game)
2) Mad-bros that the game appears to just be blatant sexuality at first-glance (Me and a few friends of mine tried the game planning to mock it, but after playing for a bit we realized it is actually a good game wrapped in BOOBIES! Also, me and those friends are all gamers, and developers so you should listen to this opinion and come play with us. [See you on Venus])
3) People who just don't like ads (Have you considered adblock or adblock plus? [This won't solve all of them as some are really well done framing ads])
4) Ragers who just want to be mad at something and this looks like a perfectly good band-wagon to jump on (Rage on my wayward son, there'll be peace when you are done. [Yes I just butchered classic lyrics for my own purpose])
5) People that find the ads truelly offensive (This isn't the 90s with its repressed sexual appetites people quietly hiding their own sexuality so as not to be 'embarrassed'. Welcome to the future.)

In spite of everything I will agree that some of the ads may be a bit too risque for the site they are posted on, but for the most part I have only seen them on sites where they make sense (Game sites).

-Psifour (Venus)

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PostedApr 04, 2013 11:26 am
outdatedconcept wrote:
If a game hasn't been advertised in years it is probably past its prime. DK Online was a flop of a game that I am perfectly fine with never playing again or seeing an ad for.

I feel many of the people complaining fall into one of a few groups:

1) Mad-bros that its not the game they play being advertised (This is completely fair as everyone wants a bigger community in their game)  


I would agree with the lack of advertising for DWO, except I've never seen an advertisement for it anywhere except on Aerias DWO page.

I shouldn't need to say what the problem with that one is.

Anyways, I guess I fall under #1, especially since if there were more players, it would be that much harder to cheat at the game, which the game is suffering heavily from right now.

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PostedApr 04, 2013 11:31 am
I am a fan of cross-game promotions. We should see if we can get them to do some promotion for DWO the same way they promoted other games through an event with SB.

-Psifour (Venus)

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PostedApr 04, 2013 1:25 pm
Just want to clarify that for most of our adverts outside of aeriagames.com the ads are applied through analytic and adaptive targeting measures.

Simply put - if you're seeing the ads outside of our site, it's because your browsing history and search habits have been tagged as something relevant to Scarlet Blade.

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PostedApr 04, 2013 2:22 pm
GMLeo wrote:
Just want to clarify that for most of our adverts outside of aeriagames.com the ads are applied through analytic and adaptive targeting measures.

Simply put - if you're seeing the ads outside of our site, it's because your browsing history and search habits have been tagged as something relevant to Scarlet Blade.
 

Well, it's not like it isn't heavily promoted on your own site. A softcore game advertised on a site that according to Aeria themselves is 13+ (with parental consent)?

Would seem to me Aeria is in at least a double moral conundrum:

1: Pushing a softcore game with ads in a forum that's supposed to be 13+. I bet parents are lining up to offer their consent for Scarlet Blade...

2: Offering pixelated titilation for amounts that would make any hardcore site blush with embarassment.

That you apparently make a profit from pushing SB to minors for exorbitant amounts of money doesn't make the company look any better in terms of being an entity that can be morally trusted. But we know that from Shaiya already, don't we?

EDIT: after making this post, I moved over to the Shaiya forums. On the first three pages, Aeria had SB offering me a whipping, staying on top and SB heroes baring it all. Don't tell me I am given those ads because I happen to be 42?

SeasonsEnd/MadManMoon/Uigeadail - retired from Shaiya as of May 10th 2014.

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PostedApr 04, 2013 2:30 pm
Fair points, SE. However, as you've seen during your tenure here, we treat every newly released game the same way. That is to say, to get as many new players in to the game during launch of a new title, we take over just about every part of the Aeria domain for a few days to week to get the word out.

We've done this in the past with almost every major launch, and I think the only reason the complaints are coming in for this game is due to the adult overtones. It's a valid complaint, but I want to make sure we focus on the actual problem.

The good news is, it's a temporary push until the next new title comes in, or until we diversify the ads across multiple titles again. For example, EE received a big content patch recently, so we'll probably see some space dedicated to them again.

It's been an interesting road, and we appreciate all the feedback from you folks.
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