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Old 04/07/2018, 11:43 PM   #1
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Hey there.

So obviously, no server is running for free: even on your own computer (lol), you are paying for electricity.

Donator packages are nice and all, but not every player can afford such packages.

I'm not sure if anyone would want to develop something like this, but on Minecraft (another lol) there's a plugin called Adventurize, which displays text advertisements and pays you for each player online that the as is displayed to. It's non-instrusive.

If you want to take this idea, feel free and make money from it! I'm sure you can find advertisers by giving them free credit vouchers or something. Getting the server owners should be pretty easy from SAMP forums.

The only issue would be validation. The Russian servers have 600 bots each, though I'm not sure if they're coming from the same IP or how they even do it.

What are your thoughts on something like this? In my opinion, it's incentives SAMP servers to focus on the players and have them be active, not only through improving the current standards, but be innovative and create new gamemodes without the need to consider donations or pay to win.
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Old 05/07/2018, 01:00 AM   #2
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Pretty sure that it only pays you for clicks not players online. Thing about minecraft is you can click links in game and it opens your browser. Not sure if that works in samp
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Old 05/07/2018, 02:08 AM   #3
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Pretty sure that it only pays you for clicks not players online. Thing about minecraft is you can click links in game and it opens your browser. Not sure if that works in samp
That would be dependent on the service, but it could go both ways. For example, on TV, they are paid just to display the advertisement. You could send each player their own shortened unique URL to enter in their browser, or pay a lower amount, based on the ad served per X users who all have different IP addresses. The link idea would obviously be a short link because it's not going to have millions of pre-shortened links (they'd expire after 24 hours or so, SAMP playerbase isn't massive either) and also, if the link comes with a 10% discount they are likely going to click it.

It depends on the service more than anything.

There are also alternatives for donation packages, survey walls such as Adgate which is commonly used in mobile aps (which are more complicated to set up) and crypto mining (not involuntarily, the user joins the pool through their browser for each $ a $ towards a donation package). I don't think mining is a good idea because even with average hardware you need to put a lot of hours in due to how competitive it is, which could have an impact on the user's hardware, as it encourages them to mine and they could end up frying their own GPU.
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Old 05/07/2018, 04:28 AM   #4
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So it's not enough to be annoyed by them when browsing.
Mobile games are flooded with them as well, you wanna put them in PC games as well?
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Old 05/07/2018, 04:44 AM   #5
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So it's not enough to be annoyed by them when browsing.
Mobile games are flooded with them as well, you wanna put them in PC games as well?
Not sure what you're on about, you can't really disrupt the player experience through SAMP because you can't display anything other than text and a message box would disrupt gameplay so that would never be included.

If you're annoyed by text adverts, then I don't know what to say to you.
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Old 05/07/2018, 06:32 AM   #6
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Then I hope someone will make a SAMP_AdBlocker.asi...

As HeLiOn_PrImE said, we are already annoyed by ads almost everywhere: sites (and some sites contain malwared ads), mobile games (some are trying to get rid of them by using an app, and if they don't download it from the right place, they can get their phone infected), installers (uTorrent and Adobe Flash Player are just some examples), and the classic TV (that's why I don't watch tv anymore like I did few years ago, too many ads).
By the way, how much profit do you think you will get from ads? I mean, how many do you think will click a link just to give you 0.09$? (this is just an estimation) Most will just ignore it.
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Old 05/07/2018, 07:14 AM   #7
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When you do this, can someone else please also make an adblocker for SA:MP? Thanks

All jokes aside, I hate this idea. I don't want more ads especially not in games. If your donation packages aren't 'selling', you might need to make them interesting for the players to buy.
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Old 05/07/2018, 07:50 AM   #8
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When you do this, can someone else please also make an adblocker for SA:MP? Thanks

All jokes aside, I hate this idea. I don't want more ads especially not in games. If your donation packages aren't 'selling', you might need to make them interesting for the players to buy.
Something like the following picture would not be annoying at all;


(image taken randomly from the web and edited with the URL that you see)
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Old 05/07/2018, 08:18 AM   #9
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i also thought of this cause not everyone would waste money on games, but you'd need a company who'd believe in you lol.

Btw, u can show ads in dialogs when a player dies/when he enters a peacezone or anything like such
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Something like the following picture would not be annoying at all;


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I can live with that, as long as the banner isn't a cheap piece of work.
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