#1 Posted by greennoodles (404 posts) -

To all who subscribed, thank you. I know some are yelling about how "it's only 5 bucks omg" but some of us have to justify every penny that goes out. I love these guys and have been following since APD, but my girlfriend got layed off and things are super tight right now. It makes me happy to see a community band together to let people who didn't pay get content. You all could have taken the "i get it so why should I care" approach, but you didn't. In this world of "exclusivity" it brightens up my day to see people be inclusive for once, and I thank you all. Can't wait for my medal.

#2 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -

Not getting a subscription because of money issues is a smart move. I only got it to help out the crew, and to get that sweet t-shirt.

#3 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3069 posts) -

I'm sure we all appreciate the sentiment, but I'm not sure how many people bought a membership so the non-members could get the Bombcast. I'll freely admit that I bought the membership to get the Bombcast, and thoughts of helping out non-subscribers were incidental and secondary. But I'm happy I could help.

#4 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -
@ZanzibarBreeze said:
" I'm sure we all appreciate the sentiment, but I'm not sure how many people bought a membership so the non-members could get the Bombcast. I'll freely admit that I bought the membership to get the Bombcast, and thoughts of helping out non-subscribers were incidental and secondary. But I'm happy I could help. "
Pretty much in the same boat here, dude.
#5 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (832 posts) -

When I signed up for my annual membership, I thought I would only be helping out the amazing folks at Whiskey Media. Now that I know my money also went to keep the Bombcast free for all, it warms my heart even more. What good's a community if we can't look out for each other?
 
Viva la Bombcast!

#6 Posted by Nephrahim (1119 posts) -

Oh, I defeitnly subbed to keep the bombcast free :p  I think you are underestimating the comunity.

#7 Posted by JKester (29 posts) -

Woot thanks to all who subbed so i can get the bombcast for free! i would of subbed but i just droped half my bank account for university, ill be needing the other half for next term.
#8 Posted by Pkshields (810 posts) -

I subbed to support Whiskey and to get a sweet shirt, but I was against the Bombcast being split up. Glad we hit 5k to keep it together. I think the amount of subs that have posted against the bombcast change shows how awesome the community is though.

#9 Posted by ptys (1890 posts) -

I will get a membership, but weighing up the cost as my Mastercard charges international transaction fees so the monthly will likely cost me $10AU and the Annual more like $70AU with the T-shirt. At least I can still enjoy the bombcast till I make a decision.

#10 Posted by Empirepaintball (1392 posts) -

I feel the same way!
#11 Posted by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -

I bought it thinking my credit card would get declined and I could at least say i tried. Turns out it went through for some reason and now I just spent $5 on a month subscription for something I have zero use for.

#12 Posted by Slippery (103 posts) -

Hooray for being inclusive!

#13 Posted by buzz_clik (6921 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:
" I bought it thinking my credit card would get declined and I could at least say i tried. Turns out it went through for some reason and now I just spent $5 on a month subscription for something I have zero use for. "
Not true - with your current avatar, your monthly membership makes you look like you're wearing two medals. Two! Count 'em!
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#14 Posted by Skytylz (4029 posts) -
@crusader8463: Your doubly important!
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#15 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -
@greennoodles said:
" To all who subscribed, thank you. I know some are yelling about how "it's only 5 bucks omg" but some of us have to justify every penny that goes out. I love these guys and have been following since APD, but my girlfriend got layed off and things are super tight right now. It makes me happy to see a community band together to let people who didn't pay get content. You all could have taken the "i get it so why should I care" approach, but you didn't. In this world of "exclusivity" it brightens up my day to see people be inclusive for once, and I thank you all. Can't wait for my medal. "
Bills, rent, and other needs is more important than joining.
#16 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@greennoodles: My sentiments exactly!  Except I don't have a girlfriend that's laid off, I'm just flat ass broke right now.  (I'm 17, and the mom and pops restaurant I worked at got put out of business back in January, and I'll I've been able to find since are 4 mowing jobs).
#17 Posted by yakov456 (1899 posts) -

If people can't give money who cares, a love for GB is all that is required to post on here.

#18 Posted by StillVictor (150 posts) -
@greennoodles:  Dude, it's a pleasure. I'm happy that you and many will still be able to listen to the podcast as you did before. Not having the means to subscribe right now is a totally legitimate reason.
#19 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -

Have you tested the comparative inclusiveness of every single other online community? If not then this is pure speculation. You're "science" is flawed. Good day to you, sir.

#20 Posted by Ghil (229 posts) -

you know, I was depressed these days, seeing all the flame going on about this, and this thread just put a smile on my face. Thank you to those who subscribed, and I look forward to having a medal one of these days.

#21 Posted by Glak (613 posts) -

We hit 5k!!!??
Thank you subs, I love you all

#22 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -

You're welcome. :P

#23 Posted by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -
@buzz_clik: @Skytylz: Well it is true that my awesomeness and humility does require at least two medals to properly convey its greatness to all around me, so I guess it was worth it.
#24 Posted by thaijedi (139 posts) -
@greennoodles:  I got that fuzzy feeling :)
#25 Posted by Pabsi9 (202 posts) -

Have your say here...

#26 Posted by Pabsi9 (202 posts) -

Love, life and bombcast

#27 Posted by blackbird415 (777 posts) -
@greennoodles said:
 I love these guys and have been following since APD "
APD???
#28 Posted by Turbo_Toaster (954 posts) -

It's so nice to see people support the stuff they like. Before the internet when Mainstream was kind of the only game in town, I feel as though people became really jaded as they were gouged deeper and deeper by companies for products that were super contrived and shitty. With the download generation it seems like we got comfortable with the notion of not paying for stuff we felt we'd been ripped off by before. Maybe now we can find quality goods that we maintain ourselves as a little community to keep the cycle going, it's awesome I love it. Whiskey created a really warm and homey atmosphere.

#29 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1862 posts) -

I'm proud to be rocking the virtual gold medal.

#30 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -
@Turbo_Toaster said:
" It's so nice to see people support the stuff they like. Before the internet when Mainstream was kind of the only game in town, I feel as though people became really jaded as they were gouged deeper and deeper by companies for products that were super contrived and shitty. With the download generation it seems like we got comfortable with the notion of not paying for stuff we felt we'd been ripped off by before. Maybe now we can find quality goods that we maintain ourselves as a little community to keep the cycle going, it's awesome I love it. Whiskey created a really warm and homey atmosphere. "
This. Now all we need is Ice-T.
#31 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

i justify every penny.  
 

 
do you realize how much of the great content on this site you have consumed?! 5 bucks is the LEAST i could do. 

#32 Posted by beej (1674 posts) -

Yeah the way I see it is I've wasted 50 bucks a year on stuff I don't even like, and GB has given me more entertainment than say 5 movie tickets, so why not subscribe? Also as Ryan put it a subscription was basically going to help them keep doing more shenanigans, and boy do I like their shenanigans. Seriously though it's awesome that the bombcast is free for everyone I kind of wish it was a donation model and everyone got to see the cool new stuff regardless of financial situation, but hey I can understand the need to incentivize subscribing.

#33 Posted by Overwatch (267 posts) -

I'm very happy for non-subscribers. I would hate to listen Bombcast in two parts.

#34 Posted by MartinDN (127 posts) -

Yeh im glad everyone gets to listen to it too everythings back to normal, i really only subscribed to support the guys, before the goal was even announced so it wasnt in my mind when i paid, but its good that it helped.

#35 Posted by Tebbit (4449 posts) -
@dudeglove said:
" @Turbo_Toaster said:
" It's so nice to see people support the stuff they like. Before the internet when Mainstream was kind of the only game in town, I feel as though people became really jaded as they were gouged deeper and deeper by companies for products that were super contrived and shitty. With the download generation it seems like we got comfortable with the notion of not paying for stuff we felt we'd been ripped off by before. Maybe now we can find quality goods that we maintain ourselves as a little community to keep the cycle going, it's awesome I love it. Whiskey created a really warm and homey atmosphere. "
This. Now all we need is Ice-T. "
Ice-T is the epitome of "quality goods".
#36 Posted by Mono_Listo (430 posts) -

I hope everyone that subscribed was being altruistic :)
 
I'm going to ring up a subscription soon, just having a problem with my PayPal account right now. I've enjoyed their podcasts, for free, for a long time and gotten a lot of joy from this site. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't doing this just for my own edification. ;)

#37 Posted by greennoodles (404 posts) -
@blackbird415 said:
" @greennoodles said:
 I love these guys and have been following since APD "
APD??? "
Arrow Pointing Down, it was the blog/podcast that became Giant Bomb
#38 Posted by Inf225 (503 posts) -
@Overwatch said:

" I'm very happy for non-subscribers. I would hate to listen Bombcast in two parts. "

 Same here, that would be annoying for us all.
 
I subbed for people like my GFs brother who can't sub because they don't have a credit card or money issues, but they love the bombcast as much as I do, and deserve to have the whole thing. Also because Giant Bomb is awesome and they deserve our support after all the free stuff they have done.
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#39 Posted by Brenderous (1097 posts) -

If the bombcast became member exclusive after I signed up, I might have felt weird about my membership. Glad they didn't.

#40 Posted by blackbird415 (777 posts) -
@greennoodles: Oh yeah, okay. I didnt listen to that in between podcast. They kinda fell of the earth for a while, I didn't know where they ended up, but I did listen to the hotspot when they first conceived that with rich gallup way back on gamespot.
#41 Posted by Devildoll (877 posts) -

One of my primary motives for buying the membership was so that every person on earth would be able to listen to the bombcast back to back , just like in the past. 
But also to support whiskey media and the giant bomb crew . im glad to give them a few bucks after all the great stuff ive been able to read , watch and listen to.

#42 Posted by slowbird (1635 posts) -

I subscribed to free the whales from captivity, all the other stuff is just secondary.

#43 Posted by Jimbo7676 (711 posts) -

Just turn off your ad blocker and click the occasional ad. I wanted to support GB so I got the subscription before knowing anything about the bombcast stuff. I'm glad it is free for everyone now. It ends the drama and subscribers get an additional benefit.