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I think I've seen those ads on BGG:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2009/jul/15/g...
 
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Found through clicking further from where you pointed:
http://www.mmogrindhouse.com/game-news/bizarre/do-you-have-w...

It's an anti-Evonybanner. The idea is to use this banner and link it to How Not to Advertise on the Internet

EDIT: You should visit that last link, just for the fun of seeing the Evony adds deteriorate from a mediaval knight into a filled bra.
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I've noticed there is a new ad pair of breasts running now here on BGG.
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I remeber one when going on www.comics.com there was a big flashing moving banner ad that said: "GET F#$@ED TONIGHT!".

Thought that was rather inappropriate considering I had to explain to my 11 year old nephew at the time what that meant.
 
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I'd totally buy a game that featured a squid with a bow and a hat.
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sisteray wrote:
I'd totally buy a game that featured a squid with a bow and a hat.


Throw in some squid cleavage and I'm all over it.
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Oh yeah, this is definitely an odd one. I only recently (a few months ago) opted to turn off AdBlocker so that I could see all these wonderful ads. I think I first saw the Evony ads on BGG, though they were massively prevail ant across the web in general.

I kind of watched them change over time myself -- and at first, I kind of respected their advertising approach, as they were doing things I would do myself. At first they just did subtle changes, such as changing the exact wording, making the 'free forever' button a little bigger or making it move around a little bit, etc. I found it kind of interested to actually see the progression since I know what a huge different something simple like a bigger button could make.

...And then it got worse. First it was still within the realm of reason as you might expect; it was still a game, but now you were apparently trying to save a queen or something. I guess that works, even if her facial expression made me never want to save her ever.

After that, you could play discreetly. Uh, okay; do they actually have some sort of cloaking to encourage playing at work and such? I guess I can't directly fault them for that, but...

Anyway, we finally ended up with ads that look like they're for a porn site rather than a game (with images stolen from lingerie catalogs), gameplay stolen from Civ, a broken combat system, images stolen from Age of Empires, ad-ware in the game install, and a system that charges you for everything (30 cents to speak publicly in-game IIRC). Essentially, we have the worst thing ever created -- quite possibly even worse than Myspace.
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Just when those of us with adblock forget that there was ever an Evony or a self-sustained controversy, someone brings it back up again.

Not all of us suckle off of Microsoft's teet.
 
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joebelanger wrote:
Just when those of us with adblock forget that there was ever an Evony or a self-sustained controversy, someone brings it back up again.

Not all of us suckle off of Microsoft's teet.


Right. Some prefer the squid's.
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Jeff Atwood:

"Thanks for showing us what it means to take advertising on the internet to the absolute rock bottom ... then dig a sub-basement under that, and keep on digging until you reach the white-hot molten core of the Earth," he wrote last week.
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I'm not sure, but one of the evony girls (I think the one who drapes across the top of the screen) looks a bit like Jenny, the farmer's daughter from LNOE.
 
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