5$ per month, 50$ per year Whiskey Subscription

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#1  Edited By matthew

Update - Current Member Status

Everything below the dotted livne was told to us nearly a year ago. I'll go ahead and keep the below there to compare and contrast what has happened over that amount of time. In bullet format, because people like bullets.

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Videos in the link.

Also, there's a new podcast up with Jeff Ryan and Dave talking all things membership. I'll listen to it now and take notes and put'em here throughout.

  • Wings and Halo parts of the avatar was going to be part of a thanks-for-subscribing little distinction, but now it's going to be a medal instead, as seen in the screenshot below. - 2:10
  • Why are we doing this membership program - 4:30
  1. for us to stay truly truly truly independent the best way for us is to at least get a portion of our revenue from our user-base - dave 5.10
  2. I would rather be in business with our users. I couldn't think of a more awesome business partner to have than people who use the site because we all have the same interests in mind - ryan 5.55
  • What are some of these features going to be 7.05
  1. rebuilt the entire site to be HTML 5 compatible for mobile friendliness for each Whiskey site
  2. monthly and annual membership
  3. yearly account you get a t-shirt and no ads 9.20
  4. Jeff's impression of NBC dot com - 9.46
  5. help us make more money so we can make more shenanigans - ryan 12.50
  6. I bought a webcam, I don't know why ... I will do something dumb with it eventually - jeff 13.26
  7. every video on the site (all whiskey media sites) is re-encoded to 720p - 15.20
  8. everything is going from an flv to a mp4/h.264 version, so you are now able to download'em to your hard drive - 18.03
  9. day 1, you can now download the entire ER if you need, and that goes for all the sites - 18.51
  10. I would expect to pay 3 4 5000 dollars a month for that kind of service - ryan 19.30
  • what is happening to the podcasts - 21.00
  1. the bombcast is now being cut into two parts...same amount of time, but just categorized into two parts
  2. the full two hours will only be available to subscribers, HOWEVER, that first hour will still be free to everyone - ryan 25.53
  3. in that first week, that full two hours of the bombcast will only be available to members. However, that following week, we will make that free to everyone. yes, that 2nd hour will be put up - ryan 26.50
  4. and to be very clear...we have no plans to do this around any of our QLs or any of our regular coverage content - dave 29.03
  5. NOTE - the full 'cast will be available to all users 1 week after initial release. they will make all crucial topics heard in the 1st hour to the best of their abilities.
  • Fridays - 31.50
  1. toying with the idea of doing a friday live show - 32.00
  2. we really want to do something on fridays thats a full Whiskey thing, not just giantbomb
  • Recap - 35.10
  1. monthly membership 5$ per month,
  2. hd video, mobile site, cool medal on community avatar, full 2 hour bombcast access, friday show, a pony (YOU WILL NOT GET A PONY), Jeff will want an 8-ball jacket if you sign up for a monthly or a yearly membership
  3. This is for all the sites. Every single Whiskey site. no ads on cocaine mountain dot com
  4. Yearly 50$ all of monthly features, plus no ads, and a sickass t-shirt
  • Unified log-ins ~ Multipass - 40.00
  1. It's completely free to get a multipass

Free

  • Access our suite of premium Web Sites
  • Limited profile abilities

Monthly - 4.95

  • HD Video
  • Premium profile features and content
  • HTML 5 based mobile site
  • Exclusive Friday live show

Yearly - 49.95

  • Everything in the monthly
  • No Ads
  • A custom T-shirt
  • 10$ in savings
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#2  Edited By LiquidPrince

Hmmm...

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#3  Edited By JJWeatherman

Oh snap. That's kinda expensive. :(

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#4  Edited By Damien

Interesting.  Prob won't get it though.
 
After thinking this over a bit, I'd honestly rather see more ads.  I had/have absolutely no problems with ads.

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Sounds good to me. I want it noooooooooow! >:(

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#6  Edited By Dany

Uhh....

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#7  Edited By Diamond

I want to see the features...  where is this?

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#8  Edited By LiquidSwords

10 pages of rage!!!

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#9  Edited By Evil_Alaska

I was thinking it was going to be more expensive. Where and when do I sign up?

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#10  Edited By Dany

Ah, fuck it, for what this site is and what they provide, 50 a year....is kinda....hmm....let me think about this for awhile. I'll get back to you

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#11  Edited By SethPhotopoulos

That is $10 cheaper to get the year long thing.

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#12  Edited By matthew
@Diamond: @Dany: @EvilHaole: Sorry, just wanted to get the picture out there before I put out the rest of the details.  You can find it all in the link to Tested in the OP.
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#13  Edited By JJOR64

I'm curious about this live Friday show thingy.

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#14  Edited By Hunkulese

I'd rather just have ads.

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#15  Edited By buzz_killington

$50 sounds allright. You got layaway?

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#16  Edited By alwaysbeclothing

I've got my cc queued, gotta support Whiskey.  If only this crap was up now

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#17  Edited By FluxWaveZ
  1. I honestly don't give a crap about ads, especially because I live in Canada and I rarely see any anyways.
  2. I won't get a "free" T-shirt because, again, I live in Canada so I would have to pay for shipping.  Which I probably won't do if it's something like $20+$.
  3. I don't care about HD video streaming; my Internet's crap anyways.
  4. I don't own a mobile phone so the mobile Internet website has no value for me.
 
I know there probably will be more revealed tomorrow (it's The Big Live Live Show: LIVE ) but, at this point, there's really no incentive at all for me to pay anything for a subscription.  There better be some damn good reveals for me to want to pay $50 USD for a year. 
 
Wonder what this Friday live show is, though...  And I also wonder what the improved profile features for paying members might be.
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#18  Edited By Dany
@Matthew: You could have posted the link first, you know but whatever
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#19  Edited By JJOR64
@Hunkulese said:
" I'd rather just have ads. "
I'm kinda on the same boat.  You can just use FireFox and Ad-Block Plus to get rid of the ads.
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#20  Edited By KaosAngel

Day one.

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That's... hrm.  What kind of t-shirt?  Giant Bomb or Whiskey Media?  T-shirt every year, or just on first purchase?
 
I'm trying to rationalize this as 30 dollars and a t-shirt rather than 50, because that's ... that's tough.

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#22  Edited By Coombs

$50 is a little much.... 
 
And what are these premium profile features and content?

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#23  Edited By Radar

$30 too expensive for a website subscription

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#24  Edited By BeachThunder

"Exclusive Friday live show"
I thought there wasn't going to be exclusive content...

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#25  Edited By WatanabeKazuma

Very much on the fence, as long as it's not affecting what we already have I don't really see why anyone would complain. Seems like something they are just trying out at the moment.

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#26  Edited By alwaysbeclothing
@FluxWaveZ: $10 int'l shipping
 
You don't have to subscribe, site will continue to function as per usual.  Top men are still unveiling new features for everyone, single sign on is going to be great.
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#27  Edited By FluxWaveZ
@BeachThunder said:
" "Exclusive Friday live show"I thought there wasn't going to be exclusive content... "
I don't think they ever said that... at all.
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#28  Edited By Animasta

gosh, that's a little high, sorry whiskey dudes :/
 
I'd totally just buy a t-shirt if more become available though.

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#29  Edited By iloverobots
@FluxWaveZ said:
"
  1. I honestly don't give a crap about ads, especially because I live in Canada and I rarely see any anyways.
  2. I won't get a "free" T-shirt because, again, I live in Canada so I would have to pay for shipping.  Which I probably won't do if it's something like $20+$.
  3. I don't care about HD video streaming; my Internet's crap anyways.
  4. I don't own a mobile phone so the mobile Internet website has no value for me.
 
I know there probably will be more revealed tomorrow (it's The Big Live Live Show: LIVE ) but, at this point, there's really no incentive at all for me to pay anything for a subscription.  There better be some damn good reveals for me to want to pay $50 USD for a year.  Wonder what this Friday live show is, though...  And I also wonder what the improved profile features for paying members might be. "
I'm in the exact same situation. I would pay a small fee to have my comicvine & giant bomb accounts linked though.
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#30  Edited By KaosAngel

$50 was my limit, so I'm good for it.  I'm always on my mobile, and love HD.  Any other surprises should be fun.

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No.

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#32  Edited By Dany

That cute girl is cute, better than some dude.

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#33  Edited By BabyChooChoo

If I can support these mofos in any way at all then sign me up.

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#34  Edited By mathewballard

Hmmm, at first I thought I would be upset. But, after taking a few seconds to think about it, it really isn't that bad. Although I'm not totally sure if I will have a membership or not.

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#35  Edited By cstrang

Where do I sign up?

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#36  Edited By bravetoaster

Fuck that. What the fuck are these idiots thinking? I like the site, but I'm not paying $50 for this. 

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#37  Edited By KaosAngel
@Axxol said:

" Fuck that. What the fuck are these idiots thinking? I like the site, but I'm not paying $50 for this.  "

...it's optional.   
 
EDIT:  WSJ and other news sites are just as much.
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#38  Edited By bhhawks78

Shirt to?  Fuck it I'm in.

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#39  Edited By FluxWaveZ

Oh crap, and from the video, it seems they won't support Paypal initially.  Until that payment option is accepted, it's an impossibility for me to even pay for the subscription... Bummer. 
 

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#40  Edited By Vitamin_Dei

Tough sell. Much like giving money to charity, I would like to do it... but it's a difficult thing to make space for. Financially speaking. 
 
I'll put it on my wishlist of stuff I'd love to grab if monies were any better. But right now? Right now $15 for WoW is a tight fit. :)

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#41  Edited By Broman6015

I think thats about what I expected. It is a bit high, but this "Custom t-shit" business has my attention...

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#42  Edited By b33
@Axxol said:
" Fuck that. What the fuck are these idiots thinking? I like the site, but I'm not paying $50 for this.  "
Haters gonna hate.
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#43  Edited By ajamafalous

That's more than I was expecting unfortunately.

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#44  Edited By ZimboDK

I'll definitely support Whiskey Media, and 50$ isn't too much for me. Though I won't be able to afford it for at least a couple of months.

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#45  Edited By WickedCestus

Sure! I'll pay it, since I don't get the ads here it's my only way to support my favourite site! $50 isn't that much.

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#46  Edited By ch13696

I support them, but what more do they want? They already have the ads. I'm sorry, I just can't pay. This is based off principal. I won't pay. Sorry guys.

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#47  Edited By CL60

Exclusive content? Disappointing.

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#48  Edited By slyspider


i dont want to... done

 

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#49  Edited By nick_verissimo

Hey, I totally get the fact that you guys are not doing this for free and seriously trying to expand and make all the content you're providing us through the Whiskey family even better, but I don't think I'd pay that much.  I respect you guys, but the one feature I'd want (the friday live show) want be of much use to me because I have no intention of being home on Friday nights.  Although, the normal community interaction part of the video was the most accurate representation of a forum post that I've ever seen.  That stupid stuff makes me want to give you guys my money, but it's tough....maybe I just won't eat for two weeks?

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#50  Edited By Sorrowsan

where do i sign up :)