It’s been joked around here that because I talk so highly of DarkFall, I must be paid by Aventurine or just Tasos directly. While that is sadly not the case (feel free to contact me though Tasos), today is the first time this blog will be used for potential financial (and gaming) gain. Assuming I (or AV) don’t screw this up, on the right side you should see my personal version of a small ad to buy DarkFall through the new Community Publishing Program. You use that link to buy DarkFall, and I get 20% of whatever you pay for the game client (but not subsequent monthly fees, sadly).
For some time now, ever since this blog became ‘kind of a big deal’ (that’s sarcasm btw), I’ve been getting requests for various paid advertising to be placed on this site. I’ve turned them all down, because my request to cover all my gaming costs is just not a price advertisers are willing to pay yet (it’s not like gaming rigs, 295GTX cards, and 4-5 MMO subs are THAT expensive, cheap bastards).
The DarkFall deal is, IMO, a little different. For starters, I do actually like and play DarkFall, so more people signing up and playing benefits me both in-game (more friends/enemies) and out (more cash for development, after all someone has to fund slot machine coding!). Plus I can remove the link at any time, change whether it’s just text or a few different sized banners, and I can put it wherever I damn please, so the site will still keep it’s clean look/feel. And because, lets face it, all my writing does in some small way help Aventurine, I might as well get SOMETHING back from them, even if it’s just the ability to play the game ‘free’.
So click, buy, and welcome to Agon. I’ll try not to dry-loot you.