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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:09 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Armaholic has recently changed and I personally think that it did not change for the better. They basically want money now to use the full functionality of the site.

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As a guest you are viewing our public newsstream displaying a limited number of releases and updates. In the past 7 days our subscribers have been informed about 60 additional new and updated releases! To be able to view the 60 updates or releases you have missed become a subscriber!

Subscription is either 7€ per month or 75€ per year.

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To improve the service we provide to the Arma community we have decided to start the Armaholic Subscription system. The Armaholic Subscription system offers those who choose to subscribe to our website some additional features which are not available to or website guests and normal members.

  • Download speeds:
    • Guests:
      • The slowest downloadspeed
    • Members:
      • Higher downloadspeeds than guests
    • Subscriber:
      • The highest downloadspeeds
  • News stream:
    • Guests and Members:
      • A limited newsstream. You will continue to find new and updated releases but many new releases and updates will be hidden.
    • Subscriber:
      • The full newsstream, including Dteam Workshop releases and updates.
  • Find content by date:
    • Guests and Members:
      • Not able to search through our file lists by date.
    • Subscriber:
      • Can search through our file lists by date to find all new and updated releases easily.

I can understand that hosting the site and all the content does cost money. I personally have no big issues with limiting the download speed, but blocking basic functions like a proper news stream and sorting search results by date should be free. 


Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:14 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Haven't download speeds been limited for guests for a while?


Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:19 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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I think so. 

There is no war to end all wars.


Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:26 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Yes Bagel, but the news feed thing is new I think. Real shame!


Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:42 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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I imagine he's probably losing revenue from people switching to STEAM Workshop.

I agree it's too expensive - €5 would be more likely for people to sign up. I'd rather sell a lot for less than none for lots....


Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:00 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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That seems like a lot for content that is not even his. If it was just run not-for-profit i could understand but given we can't know if that's the case, its like selling someone else's IP

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:10 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Well he is hosting files and servers do not grow on tree's, 

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:33 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Dwayne wrote:
From what people are saying it looks as tho Foxhound is a major thunder C U Next Thursday!

Whilst I appreciate this might or might not be your opinion, I don't really think its appropriate to peddle/speculate/quote etc opinions like this on our forums, Especially not in a public forum. 


Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:42 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Try to look at this from both perspectives.

Armaholic has and is still hosting a giant amount of files for the community. I don't want to know how much they are paying for their servers every month, So I can perfectly understand that they need to get some money in. Not because they want to make pfrofit, but just to keep the boat floating. I personally just think that they are now hiding some basic functions behind a rather high paywall. 

There is no war to end all wars.


Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:06 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Topic Stays Closed. Warnings sent to Nulljeager.

s**t rage attacks on anyone, member or not are un-acceptible as is the language.

ONLY reason ban hammer isn't swinging is out of respect for old member.

Please stick to civil conversation on the forums :-)

Thanks All

SJ


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