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Emmet The Lego Mini-figure 28 jan 2013 om 4:54nm
Ads on offical servers
Why does Valve have ads on offical servers. Was buying the game not enough?
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Bikes 28 jan 2013 om 6:07nm 
There's now two types of "Official" servers. Ones actually hosted by valve which are ad free and pinion servers which Valve doesn't pay for so they use ads to earn the money back (/make a profit). It sucks but unless valve gives them the boot it ain't going to change.
Lunatix 28 jan 2013 om 6:19nm 
You're not forced to look it.
Mog 28 jan 2013 om 6:25nm 
Origineel geplaatst door Łυɴαтιх:
You're not forced to look it.

Shhh, the adults are talking.
Bikes 28 jan 2013 om 7:26nm 
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You're not forced to look it.

Ads for me start playing during the loading screen, so while I can't see it I have to hear them most of the way through >_>
Emmet The Lego Mini-figure 28 jan 2013 om 10:19nm 
They also tend to be bad servers, high ping.
Very Ape 29 jan 2013 om 1:09vm 
yeah 3rd party servers have always been ♥♥♥♥ and will conrinue to be ♥♥♥♥
Cavebob Spongeman 29 jan 2013 om 2:29vm 
Origineel geplaatst door Łυɴαтιх:
You're not forced to look it.
Maybe not look at it, but you're forced to sit through it. And quite frankly, an ad for anything that plays when I'm trying to game will make me much less likely to investigate that thing.

That aside, Pinion White Label servers are horridly bland, almost always pure, and can have terrible pings. I never play them if it can be helped.
goatϟtorm (Verbannen) 29 jan 2013 om 4:15vm 
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Ads for me start playing during the loading screen, so while I can't see it I have to hear them most of the way through >_>


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but you're forced to sit through it [/quote]

Hit the console key the second the audio starts. By that time you've already loaded you're just waiting for the people trying to run this game on a ti-83. Hitting ~ will bring you to that stupid server welcome page so you can close it within a second of it starting.
Marked One 29 jan 2013 om 5:06vm 
Origineel geplaatst door Łυɴαтιх:
You're not forced to look it.
You might not be FORCED to look at it, but you are forced to listen to them even if you close them. It's stupid ♥♥♥♥ like that makes me feel like I'm playing on a console because I cannot block it in game without firewalling the entire server, which I have been doing lately.
AfterShock 29 jan 2013 om 7:16vm 
I played on a pinion server once for less than 5 min, server pinged at 40 but when I joined it felt like I was playing at 15fps, it was unpleasant enough for me to block their entire ip range through my router. Probably wouldn't be so bad but their hardware is way too overloaded. I'm thinking dedicated box with intel celeron cpus.
Bikes 29 jan 2013 om 9:07vm 
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Origineel geplaatst door Bikes:

Ads for me start playing during the loading screen, so while I can't see it I have to hear them most of the way through >_>


Origineel geplaatst door Those Dirty Blues:
but you're forced to sit through it

Hit the console key the second the audio starts. By that time you've already loaded you're just waiting for the people trying to run this game on a ti-83. Hitting ~ will bring you to that stupid server welcome page so you can close it within a second of it starting. [/quote]

Thanks I'll give that a try next time I play
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