APB Audio Ads

Massively has word that All Points Bulletin will feature audio advertisements over the game's VOIP channel, with an option of paying a premium to make them go away. They link to this forum post explaining how this works:
You will receive a short audio ad once every 3 hours. HOWEVER ads will only be heard when first entering a district.

So for example:

1) You start up the game and enter the social district.
2) You will hear a short audio ad.
3 You stay in social for 2 hours and then switch to an action district.
4) Upon entering the action district you will NOT hear an ad.
5) You play in the action district for 5 hours and do not hear any ads.
6) You exit the game.
7) You start up the game at a later time and enter a district.
8) You will hear a short audio ad.
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Re: APB Audio Ads Jun 25, 2010, 17:06
Jun 25, 2010, 17:06
 
Drezden wrote on Jun 25, 2010, 16:12:
I feel like all of you who talk shit about this game didn't spend more than a half hour playing it, simply didn't play it at all and want it to fail for some other strange reason, or the short time you did spend playing it you played alone instead of with friends.

I played for about two weeks in closed beta and most of that was with other people, friends I knew IRL. There was fun to be had; no doubt about it. But the game got boring quickly. I don't want the game to fail. In fact, I very much want it to succeed, but unless they do some drastic restructuring, I don't think it will.

I hope I'm wrong, but all four of us stopped playing shortly before the closed beta ended, and we did so without any regret.

I could care less about an audio ad I'm going to hear once when I log in every day

Sure, it's one ad now. But what about when it's one ad every two hours, then one ad an hour, then one ad with every district change? And then they start putting ads in the radio stations? It can get worse, and the easiest way to do that is to make the changes in small increments.
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