Byond makes money from memberships and paid advertisements placed on the website, and possibly other ways that I don't know of. But I would like it if byond were more profitable, it'd benefit 'the players' a lot in the long run too if byond were more profitable.
A problem with the ads, in my opinion, is that they are in places that aren't visited frequently enough. 'Hardcore' players hardly use the website, they have already found their favorite games, and added them to their pager, and access them from there 99% of the time. Only new players find games on the website and once they add them to pager they hardly visit any more.
I think some rotating ads should be placed on the pager. I also think there should be ads in more places on the website than there are already. In the developer's area for instance, there seem to be no ads.
I think people will be fine with a few more ads if it helps byond out. There is nothing wrong with uninvasive ads.
I just want to 'help' byond because I heard it's failing financially. I don't know if that's true but not really the point.
I think an ad on the pager is the best idea out of these...
Aug 14 2010, 4:07 pm