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4.9 Update

You mean like 99,9% of this games population will do? That wtf moment when they watched 40-45 sec and and get 400g and think to themselves wow that was bad it must be broken, I’ll try again for the next one and boom 100g.
A sigh will be heard and the player Will erase the ad function from their brain.

Then we have the 0.1% who invested so much time/money/effort into the game they actually care about what happens to it

We also have me who like to watch the latter do their thing, I’m in the statistical error margin tho

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GoW is just so bad at making money. I see the addition of ads as a lifeline to create additional income. There are many players concerned for the games longevity not due to content or player base, rather the inability to get players to spend. Free games depend on those with money (even in “uncertain times”) to spend it. There is very little in GoW worth spending money on.

I’m going to give examples of what I’m talking about. Yesterday I purchased growth pack 2. I instantly received a missing mythic and 1300 gems. I thought this was such a good value that I went to buy it again today. It’s not available. I was planning to buy this multiple times over the course of the next month to acquire all my missing mythics. In my case I would have spent $500 USD.

Another example is that after acquiring the growth pack mythic I was offered the flash upgrade offer. We all know that these upgrade offers are terrible investments, but now they’re trying to entice us by including a single Nysha medal. 1 Nysha medal doesn’t help me. I need 6 to upgrade the troop. If the package included the needed 6 Nysha medals I would have purchased it. To that end I could project 50% of the people that get the new mythic tomorrow would also purchase the upgrade package if it included 6 Nysha medals vs the 1% that will.


This is what I get a for a single explore game. I can do these all day long. Giving me 100g for watching an ad is like giving me 25 cents to mow your lawn.


Because keeping GoW around to continue playing without having to shell out our own cash isn’t enough reward for 1.5 minutes out of the hours most of us spend in the game each day?

Sure, it’d be nice to get more for watching an ad, but let’s be honest:

  • watching an ad is nothing out of our pockets but adds to the game’s revenue so we can keep playing.
  • is time so precious we’re going to fall behind everyone not watching them?
  • no amount of reward is going to make an end gamer happy because we pretty much already have it all
  • ads are OPTIONAL. That means you don’t have to watch them & you’re not losing anything if you don’t (you’re not really gaining anything if you do either accept knowing you’re still contributing without spending your own money). And if you’re not watching them and the devs aren’t getting the revenue they anticipated, then they’ll either bail on the idea, raise the rewards or just leave it as is & take what they can get - none of which really affect any of us one way or the other over where we were pre-update.

I understand disappointment, but the outright rage being displayed is…disturbing and disproportionate.


In my case it isn’t rage so much as disappointment. Supposedly the rewards were supposed to be roughly comparable to what you might earn in PVP. For people at my stage of the game, they are not. If I were a beginning player, they would be, simply because matches take longer and I might have to take more 1-trophy opponents to have a shot at winning the PVP match. But beginning players have another, better, way to support the game: buy gems other products (e.g. Deathknight armor) to help accelerate their advancement.

So I conclude the ads are supposed to be watched by new players, who want to support the game but don’t want to spend their money (yet?) on it. And that’s fine. It’s a great way to monetize a F2P game. But that means the ads are not targeted towards end-gamers, who make up the bulk of the active forums population. So these ads should not be presented as something that end-gamers will find interesting, or relevant. And my recollection is that the ads didn’t have that caveat in the descriptions.

Late edit: it seems the initial thread about these says both “comparable to PVP” and also “nothing special”. I guess I focused on the first one.


Had this not existed.

For 3 weeks prior to the actual implementation. Then I imagine most would just laugh off the super tiny rewards.
We were straight up misled. And now most of the reaction that appears to be resentment towards ads is actually human nature to be upset when LIED to. :man_shrugging:

100 gold is no where near 15 seconds of pvp. And that’s what we will get the majority of the time.

Would a flat rate of 3k gold per ad be game breaking?
Hell no.

This is the devs straight up trolling us. Even there 100 maps codes were more lucrative than the ads.
And do any of the companies advertising realize how the game is making us connect negative feelings to something they are paying for?

I doubt Nike would sponsor me to go around kicking folks in the junk while wearing their shoes. = that’s what the current companies are paying GoW for.


No such thing as “bad publicity”? Make them an offer, and see if they refuse. :blush:


I don’t see any increasing rewards with levels. Maybe they tried it and it didn’t work out? Maybe we ended up with low rewards because increasing them would be too great of an advantage to lower level players vs players who didn’t get ads?
Anyway, they clearly said rewards will be small, the ads were never supposed to be “worth it”.


So why not post that 3 weeks ago? Was the reception for ads too positive that they had to give us something to bitch about instead?



…and again…

…and again.
:sweat_smile: :vulcan_salute:


If i mostly get the 100 gold reward with my +1600lvl, how the heck low rewards the 100lvl players get?


One gold piece.


You have to compare to the average rewards you could get from ads, not the lowest possible. Obviously 100 gold isn’t worth it but 10 gems or a gem key would be.

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I don’t know what ads others see but every single one I have gotten so far is for a slots or casino type app and to me this is more worrying. Mental health issues are becoming even more prevalent in the worlds current climate and advertising gambling is not exactly helpful to vulnerable people who are self isolating and playing gems of war. I also don’t agree 100 gold is worth my time but I was more than happy to click and support the devs on that basis however I shall now stop watching the ads purely based on the principle that I feel advertising gambling apps is wrong in this current situation. This is also not helped by the fact that 10 gems is put there to incentivise players to watch more and chase that prize therefore subjecting them to more gambling advertising. If others have seen multiple different adverts to gambling ones then I will stand corrected but since that is all I have seen I won’t support that type of advertising. I personally would prefer more vetted advertising and a fixed reward say 1000 gold to all players then all players over 1000 get their level in gold rather than let it be purely up to RNG.


The placement of advertisements is always a matter of which groups are targeted and expected to be found at a place. For this reason, ingame advertisements in a game like this will draw in a certain type of ads as well of course.
With the most prominent and lucrative type of online advertisements (pornography) likely excluded, others will take the niche.
Assuming, that this kind of game is able to attract people who are reward-driven and eager to spend in small transactions, makes betting sites one possible interested partner naturally.
Someone else mentioned to have gotten some social interactive sites as ads; I guess that fits too.

On the other hand, I would not expect commercials for long term saving plans to pop up around here.

I don’t expect potential partners to be standing in a line to the horizon, and typically the payout per ad view is meager enough even without getting picky.
At this point, I got to say, GOW simply has to take what they get (and once they start allowing the above mentioned porn ads, you know they’re getting desperate.)

I’ve only had slots and casino adverts too


Yes I suppose thats probably the only interested parties that want their adverts in a mobile game that is reward driven, a shame but it is what it is

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I thought gow was for 13+

Last i checked, online gambling, even of the digital coinage form was 18+

Why is gow advertising for something 18+ but i gotta watch every cotton pickin word i say in global?! Peeeeeeeeggeeeeeeee!!!


I’ve had a gambling app ad & 2 actual app games so far (now that I’m actually getting ads to watch).

While you may not agree with the subject matter of the gambling ads, this is your chance to “stick it to them”. You already know the ad is falling on deaf ears/blind eyes when you watch it, so the advertiser is paying good money for those views with no results. Nothing like costing them profit to make their business less lucrative and perhaps your watching it prevents the ad from being put before a more impressionable mind that leads to a click through & support of their model. :man_shrugging:

Just a stray thought and a different way to view it…

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Has anyone else noticed that with medals when upgrading troops we cannot scroll down to gaard.