nEwW, do you personally have access to the data? Have you seen any reports of percentages of used 20g, 15g, 10g, and 5g offers from vids and the number of occurrences quarter to quarter over the years? If so then certainly you can refute my speculation that the Pullox update will lose Travian revenue, based on the discounted lottos alone. I further speculate that the decision makers did not consider this consequence before making the decision to have the Pullox update to be the end of development no longer trying to fix the issues of ads not playing on all platforms (again more speculation on my part)
I understand that as a Community Manager you have a very tough job. I am not trying to add on to that difficulty. I will share some feedback that it adds to my frustration when a CM (the voice of the company) says “as explained before” and talks about revenue when my subject has nothing to do with revenue from the ads themselves, but the loss of revenue in gold sales to support the purchase of discounted videos.
I have accepted that this is now the game. I will continue to play even though as an Ad Warrior, this update has severely altered my game play. I have made a post, that has likely already scrolled off the top page, about my acceptance and my one player boycott as if that will be noticed by an international corporation. It’s probably best for you nEwW to ignore my speculations on specifics that way I can be discounted by the community as a conspiracy nut.
You are only thinking out of your perspective, you can't watch as many vids as before. We only can see one side and that is ours with less videos. But I don't think the total watched videos will be less with the fixed amount. Now everybody in an asso gets an oppertunity to watch the videos. I know in some assos there were 2 or 3 players who watched all the videos and the other players 23 didn't get any chance to watch.
You also don't know the commercial reason behind it. When 2 or 3 watching hundreds of videos most of the videos will taken out the backup pool, the own Travian Games. This vids don't generate any income. When more different people can watch the vids there are more real advertisement shown and more income.