Countries that don't get served ads by Twitch.
Skip to the TL;DR if you don't want to read my shitbabble.
Some years ago, I was in the habit of using one of my Hetzner VPS as proxy for a specific browser on one of my desktops. Purely by chance, I started using that browser to view Eve Online gameplay on Twitch.
After several months of casual twitching, suddenly one day I started getting twitch ads, and in german! I'd never seen a twitch ad before, how fucking obtrusive, and why am I getting them now? I'm only guessing, but I suspect twitch had just started serving ads to folk in germany (and my hetzner ip of course geolocated to.. germany!)
I experimented with lots of methods to block twitch ads since then, and for the most part was satisfied. Occasionally twitch would decide to fight adblockers, and there'd be a day or two of their fucking obnoxious ads creeping thru, but eventually the blockers I used would adapt, or I'd move to a new one, whatever.
Recently (a week ago? maybe 10 days?) I've started getting twitch ads again, and after wasting some effort trying to find the new magic recipe, I flipped thru my list of vps to see if I had one somewhere that would bumfuzzle twitch again.
To my dismay, I only have one non-us vps at the moment (hi @Francisco!!) and it's in Luxembourg and it's fairly heavily utilized already, but let's try it.
Son of a bitch! No twitch ads! I'm saved! Sticking it to the bezos man! Sadly I have so much shit running thru that vps already that the delay can get quite noticeable over time.
I started poking around the Offers section here looking for ultra cheap vps to use just for this circumstance, then realized I'd be guessing which locations to try, wasting my time (and hard-earned $3) perhaps repeatedly, in my quest to fuck bezos out of a couple bucks per month.
Does anyone know which countries twitch doesn't serve ads to? I'd like to buy a dirt-cheap vps from a provider in one of those locations specifically to proxy my casual twitch-viewing thru.
Edit: My theories may be way off base about why I didn't get ads via my hetzner ip originally, or why I'm not getting them right now via my buyvm lux ip, feel free to educate me if you know better. I can probably take it.