You might have noticed if you are not using an ad-blocker that the ads lately on gamersyde have been getting more and more intrusive. Even though I'm personally quite happy not to have to pay some of the site's expense out of my own pocket anymore since we switched to our current ad network, this latest type of ads is utterly and absolutely not acceptable. We are currently working with our ad partner to ensure these are never to be seen again on the site (please let us know on the suggestions forum if you see any of these again starting tomorrow), and I hope we'll be able to bring you guys the same quality of browsing as we had before. We are also thinking about another way of financing the site, so if you are interested, read on inside this news!
We are thinking about using a site like Patreon to have an alternate way of financing the site besides regular ads. For those who never used that site, it allows you to give an arbitrary sum of money to someone or a company, on a monthly basis.
This generosity would of course mean a few things for our patrons, like ads being disabled (of course), a special mention on the forum account, a dedicated download server, little things like that. Needless to say, no current (or future as far as I can tell) feature of the site will find itself magically restricted to our sponsors, you should know us well enough by now to know this would never happen. :)
What do you think about that idea? Would you be willing to help us financially with a patreon-like system?
... I can't even think of what they want. Maybe expecting CoH or AoE or even a Starcraft like game, but it's not even trying to be a strategy game like that. (3 Hours ago)
@rayy: I think so. If I hit on something later in the game that I haven't gotten to yet I'll let you know, but so far I don't see any control flaws. (3 Hours ago)
If you took the sword work and handling from Witcher and put it in Skyrim, you have the ultimate game in that genre. Mods made Skyrim in my opinion; vanilla was stunted outside of stealth backstabbery (3 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: Both games in my eyes had spotty combat. I played W3 for its story and life. As for Skyrim, the vanilla version of the game felt bland without the mods. (5 Hours ago)
And I think the gameplay that is there is pretty janky and pretty shallow. (5 Hours ago)
I get that you think Skyrim is crap, but The Witcher 3 aint "a good version of Skyrim" because they have totally different goals. TW3 doesn't even attempt half the systems that Skyrim does. (5 Hours ago)
@KORNdog: Nah, that's *really* not all there is to it. You're comparing a broken apple with a poorly designed orange. (6 Hours ago)