Remember the Hostess adds in the Comics?
It was a mini one page comic showing recognized heroes defeating recognized villains with the wholesome goodness of Hostess Twinkies?
I always got a kick out of the silly nature of the adds.
OK so let me take a poll of you players out there.
What if certain billboards in the city actually hawked real life products?
Would it really interfere with game play? or immersion?
What if it was only for the free to play players who would see these adds.
What if the Market place offered a 50% off healing tabs if you watched a 30 second animated super hero vs Twinkies advert?
Now I think a lot of players would recoil at this idea...but if it brought much needed revenue into a game we love...would you tolerate it?
So what do you think? Please don't flame me, I'm trying to get a feel for the player perspective.
MY VIEW: As a player I want to escape the real world. But I would tolerate most of this if it meant a healthier, better funded gaming environment. I would say NO to the animated commercial in the market place.