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#1 Edited by busted1der (199 posts) -

Wow, we have 600 left! Go for it!
 
http://twitter.com/whiskeymedia/status/24105969607
 
EDIT: I still don't know if I agree with this decision or mostly how they had promised one thing and toed a very fine line and gave us something different, but I don't want some people to get the week-delay shaft.

#2 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

For the love of everything that exists, please put down 5 bucks, NOW!!!

#3 Posted by stringbacon (87 posts) -
@Dany:  If they took check cards, I would.
#4 Posted by Heartagram (1181 posts) -

Its not happening more than likely. = / 
 
Happy I got my year subscription. =D 
 
Sign up guys. It really is worth it to support a great team of dudes giving us content we love.

#5 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

Three hours left, people...!
#6 Posted by Nadafinga (957 posts) -
@stringbacon: I used a check card....
#7 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I doubt it's going to happen. If people on the other side of the world won't even put down money for Xbox Live, then I doubt they will do this. WM knew what would happen and they played is like a fiddle. A fuckin fiddle. And they're some damn good fiddlers.

#8 Posted by Depressing_Wizard (186 posts) -

I don't think that it's going to reach the 5k mark, but hopefully they just give everyone a non-delayed Bombcast anyways. 

#9 Edited by stringbacon (87 posts) -
@Nadafinga:  I tried mine yesterday , but it said it was an invalid card number. I'll try again, I guess.
 
EDIT: Still nothing. I don't get it, I just bought an e-book with this card last week, so it should work, right?
 
EDIT 2: Wait, you're not supposed to use dashes or spaces, but just as one long string? wtf
#10 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

I bet they'd easily have that many more subs if they'd included a PayPal option.

#11 Posted by Heartagram (1181 posts) -
@stringbacon: I also used a check card...
#12 Posted by lucifon (26 posts) -

I'll definitely be subbing just can't afford it right now :( Wish I could help out
#13 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

When they decide to make that payment page totally secure, that'll be nice :/

#14 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@Dany said:
" For the love of everything that exists, please put down 5 bucks, NOW!!! "
#15 Posted by Falx (347 posts) -

If my UK Visa debit worked with the pay system, i would have subscribed already.

#16 Posted by busted1der (199 posts) -

Would everyone here be upset if they show-horned in some support for paypal and said: "Hey if we get 7K by this date, we will keep the bombcast alive and the in the same format!"

#17 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Here's another thing to look at. If it took 9 hours to get 500 subscribers, how are we going to get 600 subscribers in 3 hours? 
 
Give us time WM, some people didn't get paid, and I'm sure a lot of people didn't know when this subscription would start.

#18 Posted by MutenMiller (216 posts) -

C'mon guys! Don't have that coffee/burger/whatever today and just give them $5! Just think how much entertainment the GB has given us.

#19 Posted by Spoonman (75 posts) -

Deep down i just want continued shennanigans

#20 Posted by Gamer_152 (14065 posts) -

I encourage everybody to at least get a one month subscription even if only to support Whiskey Media (I will), but I don't think we're gonna reach the 5K mark before 10 a.m.

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#21 Posted by Guyzea (816 posts) -

Almost there, they might as well just make it free now.

#22 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

I would but I don't have credit card. No paypal possible yet, unfortunately.

#23 Posted by Allison (264 posts) -

Some of us don't even get paid until later today, or get home until much much later. D:

#24 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

The reverberations of splitting the Bombcast will far outweigh the money WM will make from the 200 odd subscribers that they will be short of to making the 5K cut.

#25 Posted by FalseDeity (229 posts) -

I wish it would stay free even if I already have the subscription, it kinda sucks to see people reacting so adversely to the site because of it.

#26 Posted by alternate (2693 posts) -

I predict they will go back on the decision, they are looking for a face saving excuse.  The reason : bad PR is eclipsing all the good things about the paid member program - 50 page thread on GAF as an example, after the first page it is 90% ppl bitching about the podcast split and remember GB had a very vocal support on that forum until now.
 
I think if they had paypal day one they would have passed 5k easily by now, a lot of internationals are holding off.

#27 Posted by takua108 (1478 posts) -

I think that taking something that is free and modifying it to still be free, but less convenient unless you pay to be in itself not that big of a deal. I understand that they need to be paid and whatnot, and I'm happy to support them. 
 
But saying "hey, we know you guys aren't liking the changes, so if you give us this much money by tomorrow morning, we won't change a thing with regards to the thing you actually care about" just seems a little dirty. Okay, a lot dirty. Especially the constant reminders of how many are left. 
 
Every other change to this website is still awesome, though.

#28 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I wish I didn't have to "waste" money on food, bills and other important stuff so I could chip in. 
Sadly the real world is kinda hard, so enjoy it while mom and dad are there to pay for everything.. 
 
Also, think of this as a community quest. 
Last time there was one of those where they had to reach 5000 it didn't happen. 

#29 Posted by JacDG (2118 posts) -

I helped out.

#30 Posted by AlisterCat (5522 posts) -
@Falx said:
" If my UK Visa debit worked with the pay system, i would have subscribed already. "
Mine worked. Don't know why yours wouldn't.
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#31 Posted by megalowho (963 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" I wish I didn't have to "waste" money on food, bills and other important stuff so I could chip in. Sadly the real world is kinda hard, so enjoy it while mom and dad are there to pay for everything..   "  
The real world is hard. That's why I have a full time job that enables me pay for the things I both need and enjoy in life, including services like Giant Bomb. Way to generalize the community. 
#32 Posted by Scullinator (512 posts) -

are they still holding the bombcast hostage?  very sad. 

#33 Posted by FalseDeity (229 posts) -
@megalowho said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" I wish I didn't have to "waste" money on food, bills and other important stuff so I could chip in. Sadly the real world is kinda hard, so enjoy it while mom and dad are there to pay for everything..   "  
The real world is hard. That's why I have a full time job that enables me pay for the things I both need and enjoy in life, including services like Giant Bomb. Way to generalize the community.  "
And, frankly, Giant Bomb makes the real world a little bit easier.
#34 Posted by Tonic7 (238 posts) -

Well, I did what I could. I hope the split doesn't happen...we will see.

#35 Posted by ConcernedListener (22 posts) -

If there was a paypal option im sure they would have had 5k by now. I know i would have subbed where it an option, so im feeling kind of bad now i can't contibrute to it. IF YOU CAN DO IT PEEPLE FOR GREAT JUSTICE!!

#36 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@megalowho said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" I wish I didn't have to "waste" money on food, bills and other important stuff so I could chip in. Sadly the real world is kinda hard, so enjoy it while mom and dad are there to pay for everything..   "  
The real world is hard. That's why I have a full time job that enables me pay for the things I both need and enjoy in life, including services like Giant Bomb. Way to generalize the community.  "
Congrats on having a full time job like many of us have.  
But are you actually trying to tell me that not a single person here had mommy or daddy help pay for this?  
 
Next month I'll be able to pay for a year, but this months money are all used for the important stuff. 
Giantbomb is not important enough for me to say "Maybe we should not get the medicine for me to survive this month and pay for some WhiskeyMedia thingy!" :P 
I mean, I enjoy the sites a lot but not enough to have myself killed :P
#37 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Sad too because there's a lot of people saying their credit or debit cards won't work.

#38 Posted by 71Ranchero (2720 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" I doubt it's going to happen. If people on the other side of the world won't even put down money for Xbox Live, then I doubt they will do this. WM knew what would happen and they played is like a fiddle. A fuckin fiddle. And they're some damn good fiddlers. "
You should Click Here.
#39 Posted by solidlife (877 posts) -
@Falx said:
" If my UK Visa debit worked with the pay system, i would have subscribed already. "
Ditto :(
#40 Posted by Synaptic (308 posts) -

Hope it goes through. :/ Would hate the PR backlash to keep going.

#41 Posted by lordofultima (6230 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" @megalowho said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" I wish I didn't have to "waste" money on food, bills and other important stuff so I could chip in. Sadly the real world is kinda hard, so enjoy it while mom and dad are there to pay for everything..   "  
The real world is hard. That's why I have a full time job that enables me pay for the things I both need and enjoy in life, including services like Giant Bomb. Way to generalize the community.  "
Congrats on having a full time job like many of us have.  But are you actually trying to tell me that not a single person here had mommy or daddy help pay for this?   Next month I'll be able to pay for a year, but this months money are all used for the important stuff. Giantbomb is not important enough for me to say "Maybe we should not get the medicine for me to survive this month and pay for some WhiskeyMedia thingy!" :P I mean, I enjoy the sites a lot but not enough to have myself killed :P "
I don't even have a job and I still paid for it with my money. And I still pay bills. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
#42 Posted by Guyzea (816 posts) -

Would be great if they took Microsoft Points too.

#43 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" @megalowho said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" I wish I didn't have to "waste" money on food, bills and other important stuff so I could chip in. Sadly the real world is kinda hard, so enjoy it while mom and dad are there to pay for everything..   "  
The real world is hard. That's why I have a full time job that enables me pay for the things I both need and enjoy in life, including services like Giant Bomb. Way to generalize the community.  "
Congrats on having a full time job like many of us have.  But are you actually trying to tell me that not a single person here had mommy or daddy help pay for this?   Next month I'll be able to pay for a year, but this months money are all used for the important stuff. Giantbomb is not important enough for me to say "Maybe we should not get the medicine for me to survive this month and pay for some WhiskeyMedia thingy!" :P I mean, I enjoy the sites a lot but not enough to have myself killed :P "
I don't even have a job and I still paid for it with my money. And I still pay bills. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! "
You're right, I'm sorry for putting my health before the Whiskey Media websites.  
Can you guys forgive me? :( I'll pay you next month, masters. 
Don't worry, I won't drink from your water fountains. 
#44 Posted by kidman (466 posts) -

Here, take my 5 bucks!

#45 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" @megalowho said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" I wish I didn't have to "waste" money on food, bills and other important stuff so I could chip in. Sadly the real world is kinda hard, so enjoy it while mom and dad are there to pay for everything..   "  
The real world is hard. That's why I have a full time job that enables me pay for the things I both need and enjoy in life, including services like Giant Bomb. Way to generalize the community.  "
Congrats on having a full time job like many of us have.  But are you actually trying to tell me that not a single person here had mommy or daddy help pay for this?   Next month I'll be able to pay for a year, but this months money are all used for the important stuff. Giantbomb is not important enough for me to say "Maybe we should not get the medicine for me to survive this month and pay for some WhiskeyMedia thingy!" :P I mean, I enjoy the sites a lot but not enough to have myself killed :P "
I think more of us paid on our own than you think, but that is true about priorities.
#46 Posted by Evilmetal (468 posts) -

this whole thing is terrible. Take a step back and see how they are trying to make people feel guilty and shit for not paying. WTF. 
 
This whole Whiskey event was poor. They should have used the all day event as a way to gather donations... you know... like "Help Jerry's kids" ;  "Help Whiskey's kids" and yet maintain the site as it was before.

#47 Posted by takua108 (1478 posts) -
@ZeForgotten: wow
#48 Posted by Overwatch (267 posts) -

Having Pay Pal option would be helpful for a lot of people.

#49 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

ZeForgotten's Law- compare your plight to a black person in the segregated south pre-1960.

#50 Posted by JoeyRavn (4961 posts) -
@Dany said:
" For the love of everything that exists, please put down 5 bucks, NOW!!! "
I'd love to, but they don't accept PayPal. Dumb move. They would have made much more money if they accepted PayPal. At least I could donate $5 now, to "save" the Bombcast.