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  • Blue Denim (US1)Blue Denim (US1) US1 Posts: 2,965
    Well again I logged into My game this morning and did not see a ad, so I am hoping it stays that way.

                                                   
  • BillJohn (US1)BillJohn (US1) US1 Posts: 75
    edited 28.09.2020
    Well it seems I'm getting many more ads than what ggs thinks I should be getting if I follow all the comments posted regarding this topic.  It is difficult to sort out the truth from the fiction that is for sure in my case.  Yes, I get a bunch of gaming ads.  But I'm also getting just as many for Kia, spectrum services, some foreign hotel, and others.  For every gaming one seem to be getting a like number for each of these other ones too.   I'll try to attach a screenshot of the Kia one.  It seems to be for a local dealer so suppose google is riding piggyback and doubling down on whatever ggs is forcing my way.  I'm pretty basic about what I can and cannot make my computer do to stop these ads.  Tried my anti-virus software that internet provider includes and the ads were stopped from running but still had to wait for them to run there 15 or 30 seconds before the game could be play as screen just sat there frozen.  What I have decided to do is wait out this test and see what ggs does.  If it doesn't go away, then I'll just have to go away much more than I do now.  The game just isn't as enjoyable with these ads constantly poping up.  I play the cc the same way every time and have detected now scoring around 10 to 20% less than before which I believe is directly related to these ads popping up which contributes to my decreased satisfaction with the game.  Enough for now, as gotten to point I need to google the internet to find a different solution to this excess ad problem.
  • BillJohn (US1)BillJohn (US1) US1 Posts: 75
    And had to go back to Dreamworld and get another ad.  This time for the Make-A-Wish organizxation wanting a donation.  For some reason wasn't fast enough to capture the image showing the name of the organization.
  • BillJohn (US1)BillJohn (US1) US1 Posts: 75
    And return to the main farm to see another ad.  This time for a freight forwarding company.  
  • BillJohn (US1)BillJohn (US1) US1 Posts: 75
    Well, I researched the advice of some on this forum thread as well as advice from members of my coop.  I checked out the advice on pc world as used to subscribe to that publication back in the days of the AT computer I owned at one time.  That setup cost be quite a bit compared to today! Oh what memories!

    Anyway, back to the future.  Put an extension on chrome and It seems the ads have stopped with the action taken.  Probably too much so, but time will tell.  Anyway, if this is what good game studios intended for players to do, the task has been accomplished.  With a little luck, won't hear from me again on this topic.
  • BugsBunnyBugsBunny Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 1,467
    Thank you for all the screenshots @BillJohn (US1)

    We'll forward this to the team :)

      
          
  • On Sept. 12 my credit card was charged for a gold package which I purchased so that I could play ad free for 60 days. Both yesterday and today, I'm getting ads on my game. It happens sometimes when I log in and sometimes when I switch from farm to farm. What good was buying the gold? This seems to be a scam if you ask me.
  • BugsBunnyBugsBunny Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 1,467
    On Sept. 12 my credit card was charged for a gold package which I purchased so that I could play ad free for 60 days. Both yesterday and today, I'm getting ads on my game. It happens sometimes when I log in and sometimes when I switch from farm to farm. What good was buying the gold? This seems to be a scam if you ask me.
    We'll look into this and get back to you, sorry for the inconvenience.
      
          
  • BugsBunnyBugsBunny Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 1,467
    @Faster Grandma (US1)

    Upon checking, the team was not able to find advertisements in your account, could you please screenshot them when they appear next time and send me the screenshot?

    Kind Regards,
    Bugs Bunny
      
          
  • Blue Denim (US1)Blue Denim (US1) US1 Posts: 2,965
    Again with the dang Ad's this morning, what are we playing Musical ad's, they are there one day and gone the next then right back again ! , The 2 I got this morning were for Fake Eye Lashes which I really do not need as I have My own, & other one was something for the Future, I did not see any Game Ad's what so ever, so this really needs to go away, or I may  quit this game for good, I am sick of the ad's  already.:(.

                                                   
  • BugsBunny said:
    @Faster Grandma (US1)

    Upon checking, the team was not able to find advertisements in your account, could you please screenshot them when they appear next time and send me the screenshot?

    Kind Regards,
    Bugs Bunny
    It hasn't happened today and by the time I figure how do do a screenshot, the ad will be gone.
  • dcamm (US1)dcamm (US1) US1 Posts: 29
    People are dropping out of my cooperative because of them.  Last straw.  we are not big spenders but we do spend some.  it is a shame.
  • Fallen (INT1)Fallen (INT1) INT1 Posts: 400
    For those that are not too computer literate here is a great little program (free) that is simple to use and has some great features. Screenshots are just one push of a button away and you can add some simple edits too.

  • WORK-AROUND - WORK-AROUND - WORK-AROUND - I have not seen an ad in over a week, so maybe they stop the test run on the US server.  However, if you do see an ad, you can click on the ad which opens in another window. You can close that window and the ad disappears from your game without having to wait the time of the ad.
  • Data King (US1)Data King (US1) US1 Posts: 7,903
    OMG have they really stopped with the ads ?
     I decided to take a few days off from playing because of the blackmail ads & the fact that GGS was trying to extort money from farmers!
     I was so upset I wrote - posted - & emailed them stating just that! Blackmail & Extortion is wrong! I was not able to find any work around that worked for me - at 1 time I got an ad every time I changed farms or went into a different area an ad would pop up & I was stuck watching them :( 
    So not sure if they have actually stop running them yet but just may stick around a bit longer to see :)

    So sorry to all the Mods here on the forum trying to keep all those upset farmers from not just throwing in the towel & quitting the game!
     Thank you for all you Mods do here for us!!

  • GrammaLeah (US1)GrammaLeah (US1) US1 Posts: 564
    edited 04.10.2020
    I hope it isn't too little, too late - 5 out of our 9 members haven't been on in a week now.
    : (
  • DebRN (US1)DebRN (US1) US1 Posts: 694
    I have never seen an Ad.  I must have the right Ad Blocker! I have had issues going from 1 farm to another and the screen freezing though.
  • Fawners (US1)Fawners (US1) US1 Posts: 436
    I think they might have turned off the ads for the coop challenge. 
  • Blue Denim (US1)Blue Denim (US1) US1 Posts: 2,965
    I have not seen the Ad's in like 2 or  3 day's now, so I hope that fiasco is over with, let's hope aye, :)

                                                   
  • Midkemia (US1)Midkemia (US1) US1 Posts: 12
    Nope.....those ads are back as of today. Guess they did not listen after all.  :)
  • Blue Denim (US1)Blue Denim (US1) US1 Posts: 2,965
    Yup I got them again this morning as well, this is so ridiculous, they are gone then back all the time, I am not suppose to be getting these lousy adds, so Stop sending them to Me GGS!!!!!!, :(

                                                   
  • Lnwolf (US1)Lnwolf (US1) US1 Posts: 20
    I just tab out during the ads. Gotta love an ad when changing farms. They have a term for video games that do the ads while already in-game.
  • GrammaLeah (US1)GrammaLeah (US1) US1 Posts: 564
    They are already often longer than the 15 seconds they are claimed to be.
    I have had several with a length of 30 seconds.
    Like I'm going to buy any of that stuff anyway.
  • Fallen (INT1)Fallen (INT1) INT1 Posts: 400
    Maybe a different tactic is needed........... complain to the company advertising. I am sure they will soon get the message if enough people do so unless they don't care, just like GGS/BFG.
  • WingSpan (US1)WingSpan (US1) US1 Posts: 0
    I have a few coop members having this issue as well. Some are threatening to leave the game permanently. This has gotten out of hand. Every time I log in, I get "Buy gold!!!" but I literally just bought gold. Chill for a minute on the adverts. It's not a pretty look especially to those who have already bought gold. We know where to buy gold and we know where to look for the promotions. Is anyone else getting the same thing?
  • BugsBunnyBugsBunny Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 1,467
    I have a few coop members having this issue as well. Some are threatening to leave the game permanently. This has gotten out of hand. Every time I log in, I get "Buy gold!!!" but I literally just bought gold. Chill for a minute on the adverts. It's not a pretty look especially to those who have already bought gold. We know where to buy gold and we know where to look for the promotions. Is anyone else getting the same thing?
    Hello @WingSpan (US1)

    I've merged your post to the already existing thread on the same topic.

    The ads are currently ran on a trial basis, and more information regarding the same can be found on the above posts in this thread.


    Kind Regards,
    Bugs Bunny
      
          

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