Farmers get no Love from PC Gamer
Jan 18, 2006 11:20:00

Disclaimer: Reblogging from Broken Toys and Terra Nova because I couldn't resist, everyone needs to see this.

Editor-in-chief of PC Gamer magazine, Greg Vederman, is fed up with gold farmers, powerlevelers, and equipment resellers in our lovely Virgin Worlds, and he has stuck a very prominent stake in the ground, and has set a fantastic example for other magazine and webzines.
"To put it mildly, we here at PCG are furious that these types of ads ever made it into the magazine. We know that their presence has upset you, too, because we?ve received, read, and sympathized with all of your emails saying so. After months of behind-the-scenes talks with our sales department, I?m extremely proud to announce that starting with last month?s issue, PC Gamer will no longer accept ads or ad dollars from Gold Farmers. Screw them. As a company, we have agreed to turn down what literally amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual ad revenue so that you, as a reader, can game easy knowing that we?ve got your back. I challenge my fellow PC gaming mags and websites to follow our path and to help us close down these bastard companies by attrition."

This guy is my hero. You can see the full article here.

In honor of the occasion I've ripped the Google Ads off this page because I can't stop the myriad of gold farming ads from popping up, even though I've tried.

Submitted by Brent on Jan 18, 2006 11:20:00 CST (comments: 0)


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