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Free gameplay sponsored by ... OMG this is crap!

Ron Yorgason
posted this on January 21, 2013 08:50 AM

This has to be the absolute worst thing you could have added to tetris battle.  There are already so many pop ups and ads everywhere that I've marginally tolerated.  I'm actually embarrassed to recommend this game to other people because of it.  But now that there are random ads that pop up between games is actually horrible.  Even worse, they introduce more bugs.  I just won first place in 6p mode, had a 30 second ad that froze at the end.  I reloaded the page, and instead of winning 1.5 stars, I lost them.  

I have no interest in playing a game with annoying ads that I'm forced to watch inbetween games, especially if they cause me to lose hard earned stars.

 

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Ron Yorgason

Whenever the "free gameplay sponsored by" ad shows up in 6p gameplay, I've got about a 50% chance I'm losing 1.5 stars because the ad pop up never closes.  Those are horrible odds.  I'm not playing there anymore until these go away.

January 24, 2013 07:42 AM
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Ron Yorgason

There has been a slight improvement.  Now, when the flash ads crash, it happens after my rating adjustment.  However, these flash videos are now crashing flash every single time at the end and I have to reload the page each time.  So, if I really want to wait a couple minute in between each game, I can still play.  These things still suck.  GET RID OF THEM!  It's really not worth my time, and it's killing an otherwise fun game.  And no, I'm not going to make a purchase to make them go away for a month.  I don't give my kids candy so they stop throwing a tantrum in the store.  I'm not going to give you money to make these really crappy ads go away.  Just get rid of them before we all completely leave.

February 04, 2013 10:58 AM
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Mary-Ann Hayter

I have to agree that the "sponsored by" windows are annoying.  90% of the time there isn't even an ad.  It's just an annoyance. 

And on the subject of ads, when that horrible neon flashing ad about my computer being compromised shows up I leave the game.  It's distracting and impossible to tune out.  It's also a scam ad.

February 11, 2013 12:45 AM
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Nick Goris

I can't actually play the game anymore because of these 'sponsored by' windows.. They freeze, and I don't gain any stars, coins and exp, but I do lose my energy.. It's really, really annoying, and a shame because I really enjoyed the game.

March 30, 2013 10:58 PM
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George Hawkins

Since I started playing this game over a year ago, the people over at tetris battle have been consistently pumping the game full of ever more blatant attempts to make the game more profitable at the expense of the player's enjoyment. The addition of battle items, which are designed to encourage players to spend money in pursuit of ranking up faster, was not well received by all the players I personally know (it would be interesting to see what the actual results of the opinion poll which was hosted on the subject were). The addition of adverts in between games was even worse, then, the company decided to add the function that these could be skipped by in game purchases using facebook credits. Now, just to rub salt into the wound, adverts play before I can even start a game.

I ask the folks over at tetris battle; how can you justify such intrusive profit hunting? Unless the overhead costs have increased dramatically, I can see no justification for the continued exploitation of your players.

If I have to put up with just one more implementation which pursues company profits and the expense of the enjoyability of the game, then I cannot see myself continuing to play. In fact, just be decent human beings and at least remove the adverts which play before I can even play a single match.

I look forward to the company's reply, but I'm not holding my breath.

April 26, 2013 04:31 AM
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Nige Asplen

I play tetris,pool and texas hold em and trying to play tetris is obviously skilful but the most frustrating challenge is trying to get a game...very sad to have to go through all that video crap...im gonna stop...its just not worth the hassle.

October 31, 2013 10:41 AM
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Nige Asplen

oh,and when I do get an add its shit and I watch telly till in the corner of my eye I can see its over.

October 31, 2013 10:43 AM