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#1 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -


I don't want to sound like an asshole but I would really appreciate it if the live stream's chat would be available to only paying members. It's not fun when the chat is blowing up just because someone wants to type "Yay!" "LOL" etc.

Most of the time I can't see my own comments during the live chat because of the lag and constant spamming and YES I do know there's a throttle for the constant spam but it's really dumb to increase it to almost 4 minutes.

#2 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

Why do you assume that it's just the non-members who say yay?

#3 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

Just go to the Tested chat. I had a great time the whole show :)

#4 Posted by Kinsella (59 posts) -

Dude you sound like a real asshole.
#5 Edited by Sackmanjones (4762 posts) -
@Kinsella said:

Dude you sound like a real asshole.

Ah damn you! Beat me to it
#6 Posted by Mmmslash (2171 posts) -
@Kinsella said:
Dude you sound like a real asshole.
#7 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

@RE_Player92: I'm not just talking about the BLLSL chat. I'm talking about the live show chats in general.

#8 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3088 posts) -


Hey everyone, check out Jim Crow over here with his segregation talk.

#9 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

Actually, I saw a lot of subscribers who posted insignificant crap, so I'm not sure how this would solve anything. Perhaps you should have gone to the Anime Vice comment feed instead or something.

#10 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

The Giant Bomb chat is pretty much shit. You're better off using another WM site's chat.

#11 Posted by Lukeweizer (2770 posts) -


#12 Posted by shinigami420 (640 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
@Kinsella said:
Dude you sound like a real asshole.
#13 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

You know what's dumb?


#14 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

that's right they should drink from their own water fountains

I really hope you're just trolling

#15 Posted by eroticfishcake (7792 posts) -

That doesn't solve anything and sort of goes against the point of the chat. To be honest I found it to be pretty terrible but it doesn't bother me a lot.

#16 Posted by mnzy (2925 posts) -

Guys! Look at that asshole over here!

#17 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -


#18 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4859 posts) -

Just turn the chat off. I do.

#19 Posted by CornBREDX (6059 posts) -

Thats why they added the following tab. Just follow only people you want to see and those will be the only ones that appear. Consider it a pro tip =P

#20 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

@DjCmeP: Most of the people I saw posting throughout the whole thing were members.

Also, membership entitlement-to-stuff is a bad thing, yo.

#21 Posted by SoftCoreDave (156 posts) -

Whats going on here? It's pretty unavoidable dude even if it was members only, an event like this is a big draw and if you have ever been on the internet you will know people love the sound of their own keyboard. They tried to help out by adding the Following chat but for me that was not too great as I like the overall picture.

#22 Posted by alternate (2720 posts) -

assholes have money too, odds are at least some of them are paying members.

#23 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Tested has the best chatroom for liveshows. It is a fact!

#24 Posted by Devoid (429 posts) -

They call them stream monsters for a reason, bro.

#25 Posted by drag (1206 posts) -

I didn't see any quality difference between messages from those with membership medals and those without. The bar was set pretty low by everyone, a real community effort. 

#26 Posted by RazielCuts (2987 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:

Just go to the Tested chat. I had a great time the whole show :)

#27 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

@mnzy said:

Guys! Look at that asshole over here!

Who? The OP!? I completely agree.

...though I guess I'm a subscriber, so it wouldn't bother me either way.

#28 Posted by SoftCoreDave (156 posts) -

@clumsyninja1 said:


It was either the beer or the caps (maybe both) but I laughed at this.

Different topic but I always feel 3 exclamation marks to be the optimum, just saying

#29 Posted by CornBREDX (6059 posts) -

@CaLe: Paul Barnett Started it during E3 2010 I believe. He wanted to make it a thing as PR for Sims 3... and it worked I guess haha

#30 Posted by Spoonman671 (4777 posts) -


#31 Posted by Brendan (8167 posts) -

The quality of the chat has nothing to do with paid members, or non paid members.

#32 Posted by Gamer_152 (14113 posts) -

Let's not try to split the community with huge restrictions like that. If you think the chat gets rushed too much then I think a more reasonable solution would be to ask for the throttle to be upped. Personally I thought the chat throttles weren't perfect, but it was pretty well-managed.

#33 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -

What I mostly saw was members constantly talking about what was going on in other streams you have to pay to have access to.

#34 Posted by Animasta (14728 posts) -

fuck you I'm a terrible poster and suddenly it's ok for me to post dumb stuff because I paid them 50 dollars?

#35 Posted by TyrellOCP (357 posts) -

Segregating people based on their disposable income definitely an arse hole move.

#36 Posted by rmanthorp (4061 posts) -

@Kinsella said:

Dude you sound like a real asshole.
#37 Posted by Jolt92 (1586 posts) -


#38 Posted by James_ex_machina (899 posts) -

The few times I tried to follow the chat during shows it was so chaotic I gave up.

#39 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -


#40 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5155 posts) -

Should have joined the Screened chat, it was super awesome!

#41 Posted by DerekDanahy (880 posts) -

I made it a point to post only crap.

#42 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@DjCmeP: Go to Screened Chat/ Tested Chat/ Anime Vice Chat.

#43 Posted by NathHaw (2803 posts) -

@RE_Player92 said:

Just go to the Tested chat. I had a great time the whole show :)

I did too. It was awesome with Gary Whitta's quips. Boss.

#44 Posted by DonPixel (2628 posts) -

As plenty people has stated by now: you totally sounded like one - so I guess you fail.

#45 Posted by AllThatBacon (572 posts) -

Dude... way to sound like an asshole!

Most of the people I see talking in the chat are premium members.

#46 Posted by Sweep (8983 posts) -

Most people here seem to think that, as a direct consequence of the OP stating that he is trying "not to sound like a asshole", that calling him an "asshole" is hilarious.

My, how we laughed.

Despite the valiant efforts of those few who attempted to answer with maturity and patience, this thread is clearly doomed. Game over!