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#1 Dec 04 2010 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Honestly isnt this game struggling enough with out having to look at a WoW add/backround when I come to peruse ffxiv news? Its obnoxious.
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#2 Dec 04 2010 at 11:12 PM Rating: Good
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SE doesn't like advertising their MMO's, Blizzard does. That's just how it goes.
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#3 Dec 04 2010 at 11:25 PM Rating: Default
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Yeah but must zam **** in our already open and festering wounds by doing it on our homepage?
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#4 Dec 04 2010 at 11:45 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah but must zam **** in our already open and festering wounds by doing it on our homepage?


In short, if they're being paid enough, yes, they must.
#5 Dec 04 2010 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
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At least it'll be gone after the 7th...

...like the last remaining sliver of the playerbase -- bazinga! :P
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#6 Dec 05 2010 at 12:14 AM Rating: Good
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Blizzard says, "Hey ZAM! We've got this big promotional banner and we'll toss a few clams your way if you post it prominently on your site..."

ZAM says: "lol a few clams? Like you'll pay for a month of premium?"

Blizzard says: "Uhhh...we use hundred dollar bills for post-it notes. We could probably do better than a month of premium..."

ZAM says: "Aww shucks, that sounds great except FFXI/FFXIV players get butthurt at any mention of WoW. Sorry 'bout that."

Blizzard says: "It's okay, we own half the planet and our own personal supply of nuclear warheads. Where do you host your servers again?"

ZAM says: "Uhhh...uhmm...well, since you put it that way..."

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Notice to our beloved FFXI/XIV xenopho...er...forumites:

Sorry for the butthurtedness you're about to experience. We recommend Preparation-H and inflatable donut seat cushions.

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Edited, Dec 4th 2010 10:14pm by Aurelius
#7 Dec 05 2010 at 12:53 AM Rating: Good
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That ad allows you to rant about it! HAR HAR
#8 Dec 05 2010 at 1:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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ketrel wrote:
Cataclysm ad background

ketrel wrote:
Honestly isnt this game struggling enough

ketrel wrote:
our already open and festering wounds

How much do they pay you? I was offered $8 a post.

Oh, and be sure to pick up World of Warcraft™: Cataclysm, in stores December 7th!

Edited, Dec 5th 2010 2:45am by Almalexia
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#9 Dec 05 2010 at 2:14 AM Rating: Good
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vindictus was the wallpaper add before that and no one was complaining then. it's not wow's fault it's popular.

also, the front page is neutral so it can have whatever it wants. if they put that on the ffxiv section, then that's just wrong.
#10 Dec 05 2010 at 2:42 AM Rating: Good
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vindictus was the wallpaper add before that and no one was complaining then. it's not wow's fault it's popular.

also, the front page is neutral so it can have whatever it wants. if they put that on the ffxiv section, then that's just wrong.


it is on the ffxiv section.. right on top above the threads for general discussion of ffxiv

though for me its gone now cause i got premium but i remember seeing it there and for a few weeks

Edited, Dec 5th 2010 3:42am by FinalFanXIV
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#12 Dec 05 2010 at 4:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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#13 Dec 05 2010 at 4:38 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah but must zam **** in our already open and festering wounds by doing it on our homepage?


You do realize ZAM is a network... a network of Forums dedicated to multiple MMOs........

If you're refering to ads while in the XIV forums... well if you don't like it there are ways around it... like paying for an annual sub.

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I see what you did there...

Edited, Dec 5th 2010 10:45am by PerrinofSylph
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#14 Dec 05 2010 at 5:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Advertising only works for those people who were interested in it to begin with. If you don't like World of Warcraft, ads won't change that. The guys and girls can display whatever ads they like and you'll hear no complaints from me unless its NSFW. Naughty ads aren't the sort of thing you want your young daughter seeing over your shoulder.

Personally, I don't see it as a big deal. Cataclysm is no bigger or better than Wrath of the Lich King was. It's just another expansion for another MMO. Take it with a pinch of salt and play whatever you enjoy. The ones who defect to WoW were probably Warcraft players to begin with.
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#15 Dec 05 2010 at 5:39 AM Rating: Good
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SE tried to get the jump on Cataclysm by releasing FFXIV early. Now Blizzard's going to make the Japanese pay for it, and on December 7th no less (Pearl Harbor for those of you who snoozed through history class). Oh god the speculation. It makes me grin til it hurts.
#16 Dec 05 2010 at 6:48 AM Rating: Good
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SE tried to get the jump on Cataclysm by releasing FFXIV early. Now Blizzard's going to make the Japanese pay for it, and on December 7th no less (Pearl Harbor for those of you who snoozed through history class). Oh god the speculation. It makes me grin til it hurts.




lol December 7

"A date which will live in infamy." -FDR


edit: Is it wrong that I want WoW and FFXIV to be successful and fun?

Edited, Dec 5th 2010 5:34pm by Brushy
#17 Dec 05 2010 at 7:00 AM Rating: Good
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Everybody knows about wow, the new expansion is pretty epic so they will advertise it out the wazoo, the advert is aimed at the entire network not at FF14 in particular which isnt even on the map as competition for them. The damage it will do(or not) will happen whether that ad is behind the forums or not.

Edited, Dec 5th 2010 8:05am by preludes
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#18 Dec 05 2010 at 7:24 AM Rating: Default
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I would like that AD to be gone :/ honestly every time i'm visting this site and see this AD i want to womit :/
#19 Dec 05 2010 at 7:35 AM Rating: Good
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Don't be such a WoWophobe.
#20 Dec 05 2010 at 8:30 AM Rating: Excellent
What ads? There's ad's on this site?

Seriously there's ways around ad's, one which if I remember right is a no no unless they changed their policey.

The other is premium membership which costs next to nothing a year....
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#21 Dec 05 2010 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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Advertising only works for those people who were interested in it to begin with. If you don't like World of Warcraft, ads won't change that. The guys and girls can display whatever ads they like and you'll hear no complaints from me unless its NSFW. Naughty ads aren't the sort of thing you want your young daughter seeing over your shoulder.

Personally, I don't see it as a big deal. Cataclysm is no bigger or better than Wrath of the Lich King was. It's just another expansion for another MMO. Take it with a pinch of salt and play whatever you enjoy. The ones who defect to WoW were probably Warcraft players to begin with.


I didn't want those grapes anyway, they were probably sour.



Blizz does love to advertise, they have the market, they can do that.

in all the years I played FFXI, never once seen an ad for except the odd japanese ad or two, and like it or not, cata is going to sell more on the first day than FFXI and FFXIV ever sold combined.
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#22 Dec 05 2010 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Does the fact that ZAM has a WoW subsite bother you as well?

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in all the years I played FFXI, never once seen an ad for except the odd japanese ad or two, and like it or not, cata is going to sell more on the first day than FFXI and FFXIV ever sold combined.


http://www.gamespot.com/news/6091761.html



Edited, Dec 5th 2010 11:58am by KacesofCaitsith
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#23 Dec 05 2010 at 11:01 AM Rating: Good
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premium members see no ads... and it is not very expensive. No ads was one of the big reasons I went with premium - I hate ads. I also like being able to have an avatar...
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#24 Dec 05 2010 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
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If the WoW ads are making you feel uneasy, maybe there's a flaw in your dedication towards FFXIV ;)
#25 Dec 05 2010 at 12:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Seriously there's ways around ad's, one which if I remember right is a no no unless they changed their policy.

They did; you can discuss AdBlock Plus now. I didn't bother using it to kill the Cataclysm ad, though. It's going to be gone in a couple days anyway.
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#26 Dec 05 2010 at 1:16 PM Rating: Good
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If the WoW ads are making you feel uneasy, maybe there's a flaw in your dedication towards FFXIV ;)


Oh hohoho! Looks like somebody's devotion is wavering!

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#27 Dec 06 2010 at 12:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Almalexia wrote:
How much do they pay you? I was offered $8 a post.


I only get $5 a post. I should complain.
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#28 Dec 06 2010 at 12:41 AM Rating: Default
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I didn't bother using it to kill the Cataclysm ad, though. It's going to be gone in a couple days anyway.

[lulz]Along with half of the population of XIV that stuck around for free play[/lulz]
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#29 Dec 06 2010 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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I didn't bother using it to kill the Cataclysm ad, though. It's going to be gone in a couple days anyway.


[lulz]Along with half of the population of XIV that stuck around for free play[/lulz]


XD
Yeah I guess I kinda do miss this site when it was ffxi.allakhazam.com/ and before it was taken over.. but ehh nostalgia will only get you so far.
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#30 Dec 06 2010 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Just one more day... Mwhahahahahahahaaaa!!! =P
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#32 Dec 06 2010 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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This is really a non-issue. So WOW is paying for advertising space , Big Deal! ZAM makes money, stays available to FFXIV Fans. Take it as a compliment. Highly visible fansites generate revenue so Premium Members don't have to pay PREMIUM PRICES ! :)

Edited, Dec 6th 2010 5:32pm by NomBrynn
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#33 Dec 06 2010 at 4:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Almalexia wrote:
How much do they pay you? I was offered $8 a post.


I only get $5 a post. I should complain.


I thought it was $5 per poll.
#34 Dec 06 2010 at 4:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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How much do they pay you? I was offered $8 a post.


I only get $5 a post. I should complain.


I thought it was $5 per poll.


$5 per poll option.
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#36 Dec 06 2010 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm glad they are paying this site for it, that way it stay's afloat and i can fuel my rogue on with the tears of your constant QQ
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You realize that maxing your level in an MMO doesn't mean you've beat the game right? That's when you start on the content.....
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Is that what the new default ingame UI looks like with Cata, or is that a modded UI from somewhere? It looks really smooth and clean. I like it.
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I kept wondering what this cataclysm banner everyone is speaking of. Thank you ZAM for my premium account.
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I kept wondering what this cataclysm banner everyone is speaking of. Thank you ZAM for my premium account.


There are ads? Anywhere on the internet at all? I haven't seen them in the past couple years.
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Let us mourn today, the day our fellow americans shed their blood at Pearl Harbor almost 70 years ago! The day that lived in infamy, and sparked an american vengence that swept the pacific ocean by storm.....

oh wait what was that? WOW Catalysm is out today?

no ways, what a coincidence..

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I think they are thanking you for paying for it....
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Let us mourn today, the day our fellow americans shed their blood at Pearl Harbor almost 70 years ago! The day that lived in infamy, and sparked an american vengence that swept the pacific ocean by storm.....

oh wait what was that? WOW Catalysm is out today?

no ways, what a coincidence..

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I hadn't thought about it until you pointed that out, but I do wonder if that was indeed coincidence or intentional that Cataclysm was released on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor's bombing.
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
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Let us mourn today, the day our fellow americans shed their blood at Pearl Harbor almost 70 years ago! The day that lived in infamy, and sparked an american vengence that swept the pacific ocean by storm.....

oh wait what was that? WOW Catalysm is out today?

no ways, what a coincidence..

>.>

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I hadn't thought about it until you pointed that out, but I do wonder if that was indeed coincidence or intentional that Cataclysm was released on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor's bombing.


I bet it's coincidental. Most new movies, CDs and games are released on Tuesdays. Doesn't Blizzard do their patches on Tuesdays as well?
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Sounds like someone is a bit insecure...
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Let us mourn today, the day our fellow americans shed their blood at Pearl Harbor almost 70 years ago! The day that lived in infamy, and sparked an american vengence that swept the pacific ocean by storm.....

oh wait what was that? WOW Catalysm is out today?

no ways, what a coincidence..

>.>

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I hadn't thought about it until you pointed that out, but I do wonder if that was indeed coincidence or intentional that Cataclysm was released on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor's bombing.


I bet it's coincidental. Most new movies, CDs and games are released on Tuesdays. Doesn't Blizzard do their patches on Tuesdays as well?


They do. But why -this Tuesday-? Why not 11/30? or 12/14?

Conspiracy Theory +1.
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You realize that maxing your level in an MMO doesn't mean you've beat the game right? That's when you start on the content.....
In World of Warcraft, maybe. In FFXI/FFXIV, the content started as soon as I logged in to the game...
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#49 Dec 07 2010 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
lightacadi wrote:
Let us mourn today, the day our fellow americans shed their blood at Pearl Harbor almost 70 years ago! The day that lived in infamy, and sparked an american vengence that swept the pacific ocean by storm.....

oh wait what was that? WOW Catalysm is out today?

no ways, what a coincidence..

>.>

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>.>

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I hadn't thought about it until you pointed that out, but I do wonder if that was indeed coincidence or intentional that Cataclysm was released on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor's bombing.
Well, to be fair, Tuesday is a typical release day for games.
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In World of Warcraft, maybe. In FFXI/FFXIV, the content started as soon as I logged in to the game...


LOL. I enjoy your sense of humor. Content, indeed!
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:


Is that what the new default ingame UI looks like with Cata, or is that a modded UI from somewhere? It looks really smooth and clean. I like it.


It looks like he changed the font only. Everything else is str8 UI.
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