Avatar image for bigdc666
#1 Posted by bigdc666 (73 posts) -

Would anyone else pay for this? I love this site and was planning a vacation to southern California next month and thought it would be awsome to see where the action happens. I'd pay 20-50 dollers for a tour of the facilities and a meet and greet with the editors of my favorate websites. I just was wondering if Im a crazy preson for thinking of this or if anyone else thinks that the Whisky Media offices could be a cool tourist attraction.
Avatar image for turboman
#2 Posted by turboman (9000 posts) -

what is this, a museum?

Avatar image for litrock
#3 Posted by litrock (172 posts) -

I think the problem is the time involved. You pay $50 for a tour, maybe an hour? That's an hour where at least one person, and probably more, get nothing done. WM is already pretty busy for their staffing level, I can't imagine having a bunch of people coming in and out would help that at all.

Avatar image for droop
#4 Posted by Droop (1927 posts) -

Nope.

Avatar image for sweep
#5 Edited by Sweep (10130 posts) -

Uhm.... to be honest if you sent Dave or Ethan a PM and asked if it would be ok to pop in and say hello they would probably be ok with that, but they would never charge money for it. You also have to remember that it's an office, not a convention centre. Just because they have a bar doesn't mean they are drinking all the time. 
  

Ok, so maybe they are drinking all the time. 
 
 
 
Anyway, if you really wanted to hang out with snide you could do so right now for free: 


No Caption Provided
Moderator
Avatar image for sameeeeam
#6 Edited by sameeeeam (2469 posts) -

I absolutely love Giant Bomb, but nope.

Avatar image for hunkulese
#7 Posted by Hunkulese (3697 posts) -

It's an office. You can't figure out better ways to spend your money?

Avatar image for soap
#8 Posted by Soap (3773 posts) -

The second the world tour hits the UK I'm going to be all over that venue.

Avatar image for niall_sg1
#9 Posted by Niall_Sg1 (379 posts) -

I would imagine the tour would be quite boring. It's an office, people at their computers and playing video games. When they do cool stuff it's on video, that's good enough for me. 

Avatar image for bigdc666
#10 Posted by bigdc666 (73 posts) -
@litrock:

what if it was just  once a month get a group of 20-50 people thats an extra 1500.00 to 2500.00 a month! surley thats worth an hour or two.
Avatar image for alternate
#11 Posted by alternate (2817 posts) -
@bigdc666 said:
" @litrock: what if it was just  once a month get a group of 20-50 people thats an extra 1500.00 to 2500.00 a month! surley thats worth an hour or two. "
Not really as it disrupts everyone in the office.  For that money - and for the tour to last more than 5 minutes - they would also have to prepare some kind of presentation too and rope in members of staff.
Avatar image for turboman
#12 Posted by turboman (9000 posts) -
@bigdc666:  
what would you get out of that? 
 
"Hey, this is where we film the live show at... and that's cool baby! Here's a green screen, and here's Cool Baby! That concludes the tour of whiskey media's offices. Have a drink and get the eff out."
Avatar image for lordandrew
#13 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

I'd gladly take your money if you're interested. Now I can't take you directly there, but I can drop you off within 1500 miles of the office. It should be close enough for you to walk the rest of the way.

Avatar image for karatetron
#14 Posted by karatetron (698 posts) -

nawwww. 

Avatar image for brendan
#15 Posted by Brendan (8952 posts) -

I never thought I'd become one of those guys, but I find myself thinking more and more that some of you love GB too much.  You've seen the office in videos, it's mostly just a big room with a couple of rows of computers and people working.  Fuck.  

Avatar image for bravetoaster
#16 Edited by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

What are dollers? 
 
Also, that's a stupid idea. If you want to see what it looks like in the office, watch a video.

Avatar image for cl60
#17 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -
@Brendan said:
" I never thought I'd become one of those guys, but I find myself thinking more and more that some of you love GB too much.  You've seen the office in videos, it's mostly just a big room with a couple of rows of computers and people working.  Fuck.   "
You're just starting to think this?! I've been saying this for a while.
Avatar image for animateria
#19 Posted by animateria (3335 posts) -

Yeah, major disruption on their main work if they did anything stupid like this. 
 
Unless it's like the Gorilla Glass panel thing and make it a 1-side mirror. 
 
Let's treat them like Zoo animals.

Avatar image for lordandrew
#20 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
@Brendan said:
" and people working.  "
You must be thinking of some other website.
Avatar image for gabriel
#21 Posted by Gabriel (4135 posts) -

People on this sight are deviant in the worst way possible. 

Avatar image for brendan
#22 Posted by Brendan (8952 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @Brendan said:
" I never thought I'd become one of those guys, but I find myself thinking more and more that some of you love GB too much.  You've seen the office in videos, it's mostly just a big room with a couple of rows of computers and people working.  Fuck.   "
You're just starting to think this?! I've been saying this for a while. "
Actually, replace "thinking" with "saying".  I've thought it for a long time, but only now is it exasperating enough to make me post about it.
Avatar image for milkman
#23 Posted by Milkman (18854 posts) -

I think we all pretty much know what the offices look like at this point. What else is there to see?

Avatar image for sweep
#24 Posted by Sweep (10130 posts) -
@Soap said:
" The second the world tour hits the UK I'm going to be all over that venue. "
Dude, yes.
Moderator
Avatar image for beej
#25 Posted by beej (1675 posts) -

I don't understand the desire to go to their offices, it's a workplace. I mean part of the reason I'm at this site is because the guys personalities are great, I imagine spending time at some other event with them would be fun, but while their at work?

Avatar image for lordandrew
#26 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" I think we all pretty much know what the offices look like at this point. What else is there to see? "
What about that one room? The one where those murders took place?
Avatar image for nick_verissimo
#27 Posted by nick_verissimo (1445 posts) -
Avatar image for simulacrum
#28 Posted by Simulacrum (459 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
" @Milkman said:
" I think we all pretty much know what the offices look like at this point. What else is there to see? "
What about that one room? The one where those murders took place? "
And luchadeer's torture chamber!
 
That's right Giantbomb, I know.
Avatar image for csl316
#29 Posted by csl316 (13552 posts) -

They already did a tour.  Right here.
 
There's not much to see.  A couple rooms, a bar, and a bunch of desks.  Like any old office.

Avatar image for csl316
#30 Posted by csl316 (13552 posts) -
@nick_verissimo: Ah, beat me to it.
Avatar image for kickahaota
#31 Posted by KickahaOta (164 posts) -

 
I can see it now: "Sorry, no paid tours. But here, for a small donation you can stand next to this Makerbot and make wacky faces for a few minutes while we do the mystery build timelapse."

Avatar image for jadeskye
#32 Posted by Jadeskye (4392 posts) -
@Sweep said:
" Uhm.... to be honest if you sent Dave or Ethan a PM and asked if it would be ok to pop in and say hello they would probably be ok with that, but they would never charge money for it. You also have to remember that it's an office, not a convention centre. Just because they have a bar doesn't mean they are drinking all the time. 
  

Ok, so maybe they are drinking all the time. 
 
 
 
Anyway, if you really wanted to hang out with snide you could do so right now for free: 


No Caption Provided
"
god damn it, how much is a flight from london to boston, chatting with snider in a bar sounds AWESOME.
Avatar image for lordandrew
#33 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -
@KickahaOta said:
"

 
I can see it now: "Sorry, no paid tours. But here, for a small donation you can stand next to this Makerbot and make wacky faces for a few minutes while we do the mystery build timelapse."

"
I'll take eight!
Avatar image for portis
#34 Posted by Portis (1295 posts) -

As much as I love Whiskey Media, I wouldn't pay for that. Mainly because it seems bothersome -- it's an office and they do work there, as someone else pointed out it isn't a zoo.

Avatar image for penguindust
#35 Edited by PenguinDust (12985 posts) -
No Caption Provided
I can think of better things to do in Northern California than tour an office.  It's not like the place is MAD Magazine or anything.  There's an episode of NewsRadio where the station is turned into a historic landmark and Matthew (Andy Dick) led tours through the offices.  He had to make a lot of things up because it's pretty boring otherwise.  VIDEO scene @  2:10
Avatar image for recroulette
#36 Posted by recroulette (5413 posts) -
@beej said:
" I don't understand the desire to go to their offices, it's a workplace. I mean part of the reason I'm at this site is because the guys personalities are great, I imagine spending time at some other event with them would be fun, but while their at work? "
Seconded.
Avatar image for shadyspace
#37 Posted by shadyspace (486 posts) -

You want to meet the GB dudes? Get people to sign up so they can kick off the World Tour.

Avatar image for nickux
#38 Posted by nickux (1535 posts) -

The problem is that the offices are a place of business and, as much fun as it'd be to see the tour, it's probably not in their best interest to tie up the work day like that.

Avatar image for louiedog
#39 Posted by louiedog (2388 posts) -

You're going to Southern California? Assuming that means the LA area, the Whiskey Media offices are about 800 miles out of your way.

Avatar image for rjpelonia
#40 Posted by RJPelonia (923 posts) -

This doesn't sound like a good idea.

Avatar image for fishstick
#41 Posted by Fishstick (164 posts) -

National "Bring Your Fans To Work" Day

Avatar image for liquidswords
#42 Posted by LiquidSwords (2728 posts) -

No Caption Provided
Avatar image for mhumphreys89
#43 Edited by MHumphreys89 (784 posts) -

Yeah, no; it is a place of work afterall, however, if you turned up with crazy food and booze i'm sure the crew would entertain you for a while.

Avatar image for cptbedlam
#44 Posted by CptBedlam (4513 posts) -

Some of you people take your fanboysm too far.

Avatar image for riotbananas
#45 Posted by RiotBananas (3822 posts) -

Are you the same guy who wanted to pay Jeff to come to your house?

And start a Giant Bomb fan club?

Avatar image for jjweatherman
#46 Posted by JJWeatherman (14905 posts) -

It's a place of business, not an attraction. Just wait for the next block party or something.

Avatar image for spudbug
#47 Posted by SpudBug (708 posts) -

I could see charging a small fee to view them filming the Happy Hour or TNT (would be nice for local multiplayer games)
 
But other than that nope. And they don't really have a studio audience space to work with.

Avatar image for yothatlimp
#48 Posted by YoThatLimp (2284 posts) -
@TurboMan said:
" what is this, a museum? "
This. 
 
It is a fucking business office, not the air and space museum. 
Avatar image for beachthunder
#49 Posted by BeachThunder (14454 posts) -

;_; why are you people so creepy?

Avatar image for gunslingerpanda
#50 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5135 posts) -

I think this is a little too exhibitionist for them.