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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Jun 26, 2010, 10:03
nin
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Re: APB Audio Ads Jun 26, 2010, 10:03
Jun 26, 2010, 10:03
nin
 
But some sort of hybrid approach where there is a lower than average monthly subscription and a minimal amount of ads is unacceptable?

Are you just of the opinion that the two can never mix?


But who determines what is "minimal"? Once you start down that slope, who determines what is too much? The player? The publisher? Once something new is forced on the player base that wasn't there previously, what are the odds of that being reversed?

That's like going to the dentist and hearing "This will hurt a little." You know you're being fucking lied to. Because if it was mentioned at all, you're about to get zinged.


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