Famed economist Milton Friedman once said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. This statement, unfortunately, is all too true.
The Xfire staff are gamers, just like you, and all of us know what it is like to be nickel and dimed. We definitely don’t like this, and it is one of the major reasons why we have done everything in our power to operate Xfire as a free service for our users.
However, as you can imagine, we have certain hard costs like servers, keeping the power on, and feeding our malnourished staff. So, we have the challenge of finding revenue sources that do not draw from the pockets of our users. Instead of charging a monthly fee, we have chosen to run advertisements on our site to make up the difference. By watching these ads, you are helping keep Xfire 100% free.
Unlike with television and radio, where advertisers pay for the ‘potential’ of reaching audiences, the fate of websites like ours operate on ‘results,’ making the viewing of ads essential in our long-term sustainability.
Placing an ad-blocker, negatively impacts our ability to provide the best free service possible, which affects the entire Xfire community.
When you whitelist us from your ad blockers, it becomes much easier for us to respond to the important issues and provide the gaming environment that everyone wants.
If you are a supporter of Xfire and want to see the service grow, improve, and thrive, while staying 100% free, please consider adding us to your whitelist.