Advertising on KoC issues.

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Advertising on KoC issues.

Post by bon » 3 days ago

As everyone would have noticed there has been times when ads have been on KoC and times when they haven't.

First and foremost we want KoC to be a free game to play, we do not want to go the way of other games by making players pay to have added features in game. As far as we are concerned it gives those that can afford it an unfair advantage to those that cannot afford to spend money on an online game.

Yes we know its the way games are going where you can pay for extra content but we will not go down that route.

So to keep the game free we rely on adverts, we have had major issues of late and while you all might think the ads make the game a lot of money in truth it does not. We have had to deal with decreased revenue and sometimes no revenue at all from ads because Google has had issues with certain aspects of the way the game is set up. Even disabling ad revenue while showing ads on the site. Issues that we have were always sorted out so that we could continue to keep the game going. We have jumped through hoops to make sure there are no issues with the way ads are placed and viewed by players, we have not asked or requested players click on ads to give added revenue to the game.

Unfortunately Google doesn't see it that way and have suspended our ad account due to someone repeatedly clicking on adverts. Without any info or contact from Google or any explanation other than multi-clicking on ads they have suspended the account for a month. Previous month ad revenue and the first 2 weeks of this month has been refunded back to the advertisers and even though it isn't much it has been enough to keep the site running.

I would like to thank those that have donated previously and those that donated in the last few days, the funds have been used to pay the server for this month.

The ads should reappear back on KoC on or around the 12th of September but Google have stated that if what has been happening (even though I do not know exactly what has) the ad account could be suspended again or even banned.

While I know some do not like seeing the ads it is the only way that we can keep this game free for all. I would like to say that even though you might think you are helping to give extra revenue to the game, DO NOT click on any ad that appears unless you are seriously interested in what that ad is showing you. Clicking on ads to give extra revenue goes against their Terms of Service and unfortunately led to my account being suspended.

Just thought I would post this here as not everyone uses discord.
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Post by Kaya » 3 days ago

i dont mind a wee donation from time to time to help out but if game was pay to win i would be outta here i think and another thing i was thinking like i do but lads and lassies what do you think about putting a donation in to go to ash and rolz for what they do ...nothing to do with game but just something to appreciate the work they put in ,,,if its donated a msg could be sent to bon as to were the donation should go ,,,,anyone else think like i do ?? im thinking we will be pleasently surprised by the work for the new era and a wee case of beer for ash and a case of coke lol for rolz as a wee thanks and keep them sweet lol
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Post by Torrin » 3 days ago

I wouldn't assume that the person(s) clicking advertisements repeatedly are necessarily trying to help you. Could be disgruntled players. This post actually gave them an idea about how to get back at the mods/admins.

I wouldn't mind donating a bit either, but I would like to see some transparency about how much the server costs are.

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Post by Screwy » 2 days ago

I will donate Only if you allow Rasta to have his buddy type sorting stuff :D :D else f*** ads and Google ;D

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