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  • Fallen (INT1)Fallen (INT1) INT1 Posts: 400
    I was wondering why my game was freezing the last couple of days and now I know why! The reason I was slow in working it out was that my adblocker was not showing the actual advert yet my game was "frozen" for 15 seconds.......The adblocker was doing its job visibly (not showing the advert) just the timer was still running.

    Time to tweak my beloved adblocker I think. :smile:
  • Fawners (US1)Fawners (US1) US1 Posts: 436
    I was wondering why my game was freezing the last couple of days and now I know why! The reason I was slow in working it out was that my adblocker was not showing the actual advert yet my game was "frozen" for 15 seconds.......The adblocker was doing its job visibly (not showing the advert) just the timer was still running.

    Time to tweak my beloved adblocker I think. :smile:
    Thank you for the update.  Some have used a specific as blocker and it works well. If there is a will there is a way.  :);)
  • GrammaLeah (US1)GrammaLeah (US1) US1 Posts: 594
    MORE than half my co-op is now talking about whether or not to quit.
         
  • Jesse123 (INT1)Jesse123 (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,558
    edited 19.09.2020
    I was wondering why my game was freezing the last couple of days and now I know why! The reason I was slow in working it out was that my adblocker was not showing the actual advert yet my game was "frozen" for 15 seconds.......The adblocker was doing its job visibly (not showing the advert) just the timer was still running.

    Time to tweak my beloved adblocker I think. :smile:
    Thank you for the update.  Some have used a specific as blocker and it works well. If there is a will there is a way.  :);)
    Right, and the one which I use also shows the number of ads blocked. Surprised to see that there were more than 50 of them. 
    Post edited by Jesse123 (INT1) on

    by jonquille6
  • I can tolerate the pop-ups that I can simply X-out of.  However, a few days ago I started getting a pop-up that takes up the whole screen and ties up my computer for 30 seconds (this is a lifetime when playing BF).  It's subject is a game called I MEAN.  I do buy gold.  How can I make this pop-up stop???  It comes about every 20 minutes.  It's ruining the game for me.
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 3,497
    @CookieFarmer9 (US1)  You need to buy gold every 60 days to get rid of the adverts. If you have bought gold within that time then do contact Customer Support if you are still seeing ads.

    Your feedback, and everyone else's, is being forwarded all the time.


      
  • didah (SKN1)didah (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 1,246
                                         
    Using Microsoft edge along with adblocker gives best results. Chrome will throw in a lot Google ads. 
    This new browser, should do the trick -  runs & looks like Chrome - exept for no ads. 

    https://brave.com/
  • Jesse123 (INT1)Jesse123 (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,558
    This new browser, should do the trick -  runs & looks like Chrome - exept for no ads. 

    https://brave.com/
    Thank you for the recommendation , Brave works perfectly  :smile:

    by jonquille6
  • I saw a couple of ads on Chrome, then updated Adblocker Plus, so I'm with @Heather Norsk (US1). Have not seen an ad since, and my screen doesn't freeze either, just from time to to some graphic "shimmering". Sadly, if GGS "works their way around this" I reckon I'll be out of here too. Fortunately I've only invested a year so far, I can imagine those with years of building up competitive farms must be fuming.
  • Lnwolf (US1)Lnwolf (US1) US1 Posts: 20
    Before they broke the horse tournament I bought gold all the time. It looks like you have to buy gold on a regular basis to keep the popups form the game.
    Looking like they want to antagonize they player base. All good for me I just tab out for a min or so to bypass they ad and the product being advertised.
  • Fallen (INT1)Fallen (INT1) INT1 Posts: 400
    I was wondering why my game was freezing the last couple of days and now I know why! The reason I was slow in working it out was that my adblocker was not showing the actual advert yet my game was "frozen" for 15 seconds.......The adblocker was doing its job visibly (not showing the advert) just the timer was still running.

    Time to tweak my beloved adblocker I think. :smile:

    I was hesitant to post the adblocker I use however I now see that others are doing. I use Firefox with uBlock Origin and I have no hassles at all. Google for the addon/app and it take you to your specific browsers install location. Simple to install, easy to configure and best of all.........it is really FREE. GGS can try and get around adblockers but the technically savvy will soon outfox them.
  • As a gentle reminder to all: It is not permissible to recommend non-GGS apps on this forum to others.  Thank you for refraining from such activities. :)


                  
  • Jesse123 (INT1)Jesse123 (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,558
    edited 21.09.2020
    As a gentle reminder to all: It is not permissible to recommend non-GGS apps on this forum to others.  Thank you for refraining from such activities. :)
    You just indirectly mentioned that these ads are not gonna go away. :smile:  The only reason we recommended an adblocker is so that others won't have a hard time. But okay. 
    I am sure all these feedbacks are being forwarded, and just hoping for the best. 
    Post edited by Jesse123 (INT1) on

    by jonquille6
  • BugsBunnyBugsBunny Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 1,611
    Hello Everyone,

    Your Bugs Bunny here, I saw a few posts against Chickadee when she stated that non-GGS links/services related advertisements are not allowed within the forums.

    We have this rule in place with a few exceptions actually for the safety of players, there are various prominent techniques like phishing and a-lot of new social engineering techniques to perform a cyber-attack or harm you virtually, and we don't want any of our players from the community to fall prey to such evil apps or websites/malware, etc.

    We have an exception for a few websites like CrazyBigFarm, Larino's Corner, etc, and recommending browsers like Google, Mozilla, etc are also okay as they are the best quality, known browsers available on the internet, but unknown and not so famous websites cannot really be trusted.

    I hope you understand why we are really strict with the rule, there are a lot of hoax apps claiming to be an "ad-remover" which are malicious, It doesn't take much time for a tech-savvy person to create a malicious app, so to be on the safe side we'll have to be strict here.

    Chickadee is a new Moderator, and the reason why she removed the posts were mentioned above, I have restored some of the posts which sounded okay, however, we'll have to take down some posts which contained links which could/can be a question to user safety.

    Thank you for understanding,
    Bugs Bunny & Your EN Mod Team!
      
     

      
  • Blue Denim (US1)Blue Denim (US1) US1 Posts: 3,803
    Well it seems that the Ad's are gone, cause I logged into My game this morning and did not get any, I am very happy bout this, thank you, :)

                                                
  • Data King (US1)Data King (US1) US1 Posts: 7,979
    I was wondering why my game was freezing the last couple of days and now I know why! The reason I was slow in working it out was that my adblocker was not showing the actual advert yet my game was "frozen" for 15 seconds.......The adblocker was doing its job visibly (not showing the advert) just the timer was still running.

    Time to tweak my beloved adblocker I think. :smile:
    Thank you for the update.  Some have used a specific as blocker and it works well. If there is a will there is a way.  :);)
    Right, and the one which I use also shows the number of ads blocked. Surprised to see that there were more than 50 of them. 
    The point is more we should not have to at all!!

  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 7,080
    Right, and the one which I use also shows the number of ads blocked. Surprised to see that there were more than 50 of them. 
    The point is more we should not have to at all!!

    Exactly. I think my biggest issue is that GGS is trying to make money from both sides of this; they get money for posting the ads, and money from us not to see the ads.
  • Exxy (INT1)Exxy (INT1) INT1 Posts: 2,602
    Its an interesting topic :)

    Its quite complex

    But personally i have no issue, with Free to play players seeing ads

    As a Free players pays nothing to play

    A Free player, could be thankful for development we receive on the game, and continuous entertainment they provide all Types of players ( Yes, they try to help/develop, as much for people who dont play a lot, and those who plays more ) , ( They also try to balance development toward free players and paying players )

    Last i checked , Dairies are pretty awesome , and are completely free to use, and generate more dollars

    The latest changes to Horse tournaments makes it VERY easy for majority of players , Never seen that many people in diamond before , Yet , People keeps focusing on negative things

    In any case, I'm pretty sure, they have taken notes that ads is'nt popular

  • Blue Denim (US1)Blue Denim (US1) US1 Posts: 3,803
    Well I do not know what to think now, The Ad's were gone but this morning when I log into My game they are back, what gives?

                                                
  • Well actually you are being listened to, but it takes some time, so please be patient.  Thank you.


                  
  • This is what they look like for those that don't know:



    And it lasted for 30 seconds, not 15 seconds. It's pretty disruptive in my opinion, it was lagging while the advert was showing and it was also flashing which may be a bit rough on some people's eyes.
    Very informative, thank you.  


                  

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