3 Commando Brigade

Realism. Tactics. Fun.

+ New Topic Locked
13 posts in this topic
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:09 pm     Super secret spam barrier
Offline
Sergeant
Sergeant
Other duties:
Training Instructor
Media Manager
Liaison Officer
Zeus Team

Posts: 5389
Location: Essen, Germany
Ribbons:
Service Medal (3) Media Man (2) Donator (1)
Liaison Team (1) Frag of the match (1) Mission Designer (1)
Public Regular (1) Operation Medal (3)

Armaholic


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.

Quote:
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.

Quote:
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
Offline
Corporal
Corporal
Other duties:
Mission Designer
Modder
Zeus Team
Recruitment Manager
Patrol-Op Coordinator

Posts: 813
Ribbons:
Service Medal (1) Modding Team (1) Recruitment Team (1)
Kodak Commander (1) Zeus Operations (1) Mission Designer (2)
Leadership (1) Operation Medal (3)
Haven't download speeds been limited for guests for a while?


Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:19 pm     Super secret spam barrier
Offline
Sergeant
Sergeant
Other duties:
Training Instructor
Media Manager
Liaison Officer
Zeus Team

Posts: 5389
Location: Essen, Germany
Ribbons:
Service Medal (3) Media Man (2) Donator (1)
Liaison Team (1) Frag of the match (1) Mission Designer (1)
Public Regular (1) Operation Medal (3)
I think so. 

There is no war to end all wars.


Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:26 pm     Super secret spam barrier
Offline
Corporal
Corporal
Other duties:
Modder
Zeus Team
Media Manager

Posts: 1071
Location: Bristol, UK
Ribbons:
Service Medal (1) Modding Team (1) Kodak Commander (1)
Public Regular (1) Operation Medal (3) Weapons Operator (1)
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
Online
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
Other duties:
Game Admin
Site Admin
Modder
Training Instructor

Posts: 6111
Location: Surrey UK
Ribbons:
Service Medal (4) Media Man (2) Modding Team (1)
Operation Medal (2)
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: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:43 pm     Super secret spam barrier
Offline
Marine
Marine
Other duties:
Mission Designer

Posts: 463
Location: Wales, UK
Ribbons:
Service Medal (1) Operation Medal (1)
Can't say I'm a fan of it but I get the guy is trynna make ends meet.

Thing is tho I haven't used Armaholic in a long time, I find news on the latest mods from here - https://forums.bistudio.com/forums/forum/156-arma-3-addons-mods-complete/ and a few others forums within the site. 
As for download speeds the mod creators will probably upload their work to their own hosting sites (i.e. Mega, Dropbox, Mediafire etc) to save slow downloads from Armaholic. Most already do.

All in all as much as this sucks I don't think it's the end of the world!

Image
got my sig here - http://forums.eugensystems.com/viewtopi ... 01&t=37776
PC specs


Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:00 pm     Super secret spam barrier
Offline
Corporal
Corporal
Other duties:
Zeus Team

Posts: 1065
Ribbons:
Service Medal (2) Recruitment Team (1) Zeus Operations (1)
Leadership (1) Public Regular (1)
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

Tweety Bird


Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:10 pm     Super secret spam barrier
Offline
Sergeant
Sergeant
Other duties:
Training Instructor
Media Manager
Liaison Officer
Zeus Team

Posts: 5389
Location: Essen, Germany
Ribbons:
Service Medal (3) Media Man (2) Donator (1)
Liaison Team (1) Frag of the match (1) Mission Designer (1)
Public Regular (1) Operation Medal (3)
Well he is hosting files and servers do not grow on tree's, 

There is no war to end all wars.


Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:06 pm     Super secret spam barrier
Offline
Marine
Marine
Other duties:
Mission Designer

Posts: 463
Location: Wales, UK
Ribbons:
Service Medal (1) Operation Medal (1)
There was a thread on r/arma about this whole Armaholic thing, it looks as tho Foxhound (the guy who runs Armaholic) has nailed his own coffin!

From what people are saying it looks as tho Foxhound is a major thunder C U Next Thursday! Combine it with his recent paywall decision and it looks to be the straw that broke the camel's back.

Image
got my sig here - http://forums.eugensystems.com/viewtopi ... 01&t=37776
PC specs


Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:33 pm     Super secret spam barrier
Offline
Corporal
Corporal
Other duties:
Modder
Zeus Team
Media Manager

Posts: 1071
Location: Bristol, UK
Ribbons:
Service Medal (1) Modding Team (1) Kodak Commander (1)
Public Regular (1) Operation Medal (3) Weapons Operator (1)
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. 


+ New Topic Locked


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

phpBB © Forum Software
© 3 Commando Brigade Gaming Community
All images belong to their respective owners


3CB Modern design by Jamie Goodson
WysiBB