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Thread: Is it ok to block ads in Utopia?

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    Is it ok to block ads in Utopia?

    At the insistence of my better half, I use an adblocker on my phone and laptop to protect help myself from bad actors on the internet. Most websites depend to varying degrees on adverts to sustain themselves, and while Utopia has revenue-generating methods beyond ads (I mostly buy credits for sitting and taunts I never use) I was wondering if blocking ads was problematic for Utopia? Both from a community and an owner perspective.

    I know malicious ads can come from anyway, so i'd rather not risk it. I also know it's possible to buy advertisement free game-time, but it's hard to justify that cost for ad-free Utopia when it's possible to have ad-free browsing across the web for free.

    I've also just noticed that when buying Ad Blocking in Utopia, it mentions supporting development. I felt bad, so I bought 3 weeks worth. Obviously it's better to support the sites (like Utopia) that you like by giving them money. What I'm curious about is; Is there any problem with not doing so and blocking ads using the uBlock Origins of this world?
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    It's not against the rules to use adblock.

    Inb4 rules get an update again

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    As far as I'm aware, the ideal is to generate sufficient revenue from the game and associated properties that the ads become unnecessary. If you have serious issues with the ads (we all know how obnoxious some ad companies can be), there is nothing wrong with using an ad-blocker, nor is there anything in the game rules regarding it. However for the time being I personally would encourage you to white-list utopia on your adblocker if you are not having issues, to support the game we love :)
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    Since I got the ad for Cats in space clothing or what it was, I will only block if the do the malignant popup redirection thing. That was a truly refreshing ad experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNos View Post
    Since I got the ad for Cats in space clothing or what it was, I will only block if the do the malignant popup redirection thing. That was a truly refreshing ad experience.
    Bro...cats in space clothing...do you REALLY wanna block that?! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by umajon911 View Post
    Bro...cats in space clothing...do you REALLY wanna block that?! lol
    I mean I don't, I avoid block unless I really need to, to be able to play uto. Hope to get the cosmic cat sweaters back some day.

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    It doesn’t cost very much to buy the ad-free Utopia experience, which is a good way to support the game.

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    i click on adds once in a while to support the game

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