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#1  Edited By pbhawks45

I didn't becasuse GB and Whiskey Media flip-flopped on their position to not take away free features. I don't appreciate liars. What about you guys?

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#2  Edited By hilld1985

What was the lie? 
 
I'm intrigued. 

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#3  Edited By TheSeductiveMoose

Need paypal.

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#4  Edited By CL60
@hilld1985 said:

" What was the lie?  I'm intrigued.  "

They said nothing will be changed that is already on the site, because they aren't in the business of pissing off the community, then they went and changed the bombcast, and make people who don't subscribe not able to get the last hour until the week after.    
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#5  Edited By Leptok

Well now that they will scrap the changes in the bombcast if we hit 5k, I'll help to do that. 
 
But at the moment the reason I can't subscribe:  
 

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#7  Edited By LackingSaint
@pbhawks45 said:
" I didn't becasuse GB and Whiskey Media flip-flopped on their position to not take away free features. I don't appreciate liars. What about you guys? "
The removed free feature being half of a podcast, which will still be given to you? Holy shit what monsters. 
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#8  Edited By Yummylee

Very little free cash atm. I'll probably subscribe in a months time, or so.

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#9  Edited By tgammet

I'm not paying for the bombcast to be split in half. That's all really. I like the offer otherwise.

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#10  Edited By ApertureSilence
@Leptok said:

But at the moment the reason I can't subscribe:  
 

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Dude, I am so sorry. 
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#11  Edited By hilld1985
@CL60 said:

" @hilld1985 said:

" What was the lie?  I'm intrigued.  "

They said nothing will be changed that is already on the site, because they aren't in the business of pissing off the community, then they went and changed the bombcast, and make people who don't subscribe not able to get the last hour until the week after.     "
So they changed the way you receive your free content? 
 
I can see why you're all so pissed off.    
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#12  Edited By Fallen189

Too expensive

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#13  Edited By MooseyMcMan

Because I don't feel that what I would get is worth the cost. 

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#14  Edited By ajamafalous

The Bombcast split.

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#15  Edited By alistercat

The bombcast is longer than the other whiskey media podcasts. They wanted to cut it down to an hour. They are justifying the second hour just for these guys by making it as a paid for thing, because in a sense it is being paid for. How would people have felt if they had done this earlier rather than at the same time as the subscription?

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#16  Edited By simplicite

Right now I don't feel like spending the $5 or $50 on membership is a good use of my money. Partly because of members only content is not enough justification, but mostly because I have real life things to put the money towards. So, yeah I'm fine "paying" for my "free" WM memberships by not blocking the ads on their sites and even clicking on those ads.

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#17  Edited By trophyhunter

I don't care about HD GB videos
I don't have an Iphone 
really the features they are offering are not even worth $5 a year.

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#18  Edited By Leptok
@MurderByDeath said:
" @Leptok said:

But at the moment the reason I can't subscribe:  
 

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Dude, I am so sorry.  "
Might have to hit up the First Bank of Mom to get this shit today.
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#19  Edited By Leptok
@ajamafalous said:
" The Bombcast split. "
Then dude help keep it together.
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#20  Edited By BlackHeronBlue

because my chrome crashes every single time I click on "process my order"

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#21  Edited By Stars2099

I'm not paying, cause nothing offered interests me.  I guess this membership is for the hardcore whiskey media fan, which I guess I'm not hardcore enough.

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#22  Edited By 9cupsoftea

Because I don't support bailouts.

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#23  Edited By tomance

I have to put money into my account.  I never use my debit account so there's only a few bucks in it. 

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#24  Edited By Ham08

They are not offering anything that I even remotely care about.  I don't listen to the Bombcast.  The only reason I even came to this website was the E.R. and that's over.  I like the Quick Looks, but I am not going to pay them to preview/review games when that is their job.

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#25  Edited By DarkS29

Credit card was stolen recently /sigh

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#26  Edited By SirCandle
@Ham08 said:
"but I am not going to pay them to preview/review games when that is their job. "

Fuck those guys for getting paid for their jobs. What assholes.
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#27  Edited By impalerXZ

Because I just bought a bunch of parts for my computer.
and it turns out it was the power supply.

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#28  Edited By ProfessorEss

No big conspiracy or principle-based rant here.
I just don't use a mobile phone, I don't use any of the other Whisky sites, and I can get all the HD media I want for free elsewhere.
 
Perhaps I'll subscribe at some point for purely charity reasons but otherwise, the services don't warrant the fee.

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#29  Edited By septim

I would have donated if they would have outright asked. I just despise tiered levels/community, and withholding historically free content (which they promised not to do in the first place)

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#30  Edited By Karmum

Little to no money, and I don't have a job (go ahead and tell me to get one, see where that goes). The very little money I have I need to put into my car for gas. Sometimes being a high school student sucks. It has nothing to do with the price, and although $50 is a bit steep, I might have done it if I found the features to be more appealing. I rarely listen to the bombcast so waiting an extra week to listen to the whole package isn't a big deal for me. Perhaps if I was an avid listener that would have been a deal breaker (and I would try and get some money to subscribe), but it really isn't.
 
I'm glad the dudes are making money, but I can't just put my money in the pot. I don't think they'll miss $50, though. It is what it is and there isn't much you can do about it. What is insignificant to me is worth it to others, and I'm glad the others are helping Whiskey Media out.

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#31  Edited By Scullinator

Too many other free outlets with the same info and entertainment.  Granted I have come to enjoy the people and personalities of this site but Im sure in a matter of time I could learn to love another.  Just not worth $50 a year.  Im comparing it to my 360 fee which I gladly pay every year , however I dont see the value in paying $50 to giantbomb.  I would love to pretend Im so rich and will drop $50 like its pocket change but its a recession and I dont have time for that bullshit.

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#32  Edited By Gizmo

Exceptional Wiki contributors should get free membership for life. That just seems like an obvious thing to do.

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#33  Edited By Impossibilium

Because $50 a year is more than the sub rates for other sites that have far more content than GB.
 
Look at the output of GB over the past month and it's essentially re-purposed news stories written by interns, a handful of reviews (not all video), a few quick looks, the podcast (which other sites do free) and mailbags shot handheld in five minutes.
 
Not forgetting of course that the largest section of the site  - the wiki - is user generated.
 
GB is worth $30 a year tops. If they had priced it lower or independently of other Whiskey sites I don't care about (like all of them) they would have got my money just for kicks.

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Users are complaining about the two hour bombcast being split up, and the bombcast crew is justifying that having a 2 hour podcast really is worth 8 man-hours of work.
 
Solution and compromise:
Make the Bomcast One hour and keep it free. Done.

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#35  Edited By habster3

I'm still a teenager; I don't have a credit card.

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#36  Edited By trophyhunter
@ProfessorEss said:
" No big conspiracy or principle-based rant here. I just don't use a mobile phone, I don't use any of the other Whisky sites, and I can get all the HD media I want for free elsewhere.  Perhaps I'll subscribe at some point for purely charity reasons but otherwise, the services don't warrant the fee. "
this
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#37  Edited By hilld1985
@Scullinator said:
" but its a recession and I dont have time for that bullshit. "
Was waiting for this one. Awesome.
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#38  Edited By AgentJ

Heh, I'm a college student. What I don't spend on games, movies, or other event tickets goes to food. I love you GB, but I'm not stable enough to donate to the charities that call me up at home (50 cents can feed a country in Africa for a week), let alone pay for something like this.  
 
Its fine and cool that Whiskey Media is doing this, but it'll be a while before I'm able to participate in it.

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#39  Edited By Diamond

A multitude of moral, logical, and philosophical differences.  I wrote a blog about it and I've made many posts about it.
 
Baseline if they hadn't threatened to split up the bombcast, and if I wasn't paying for many features / sites I will never use, I'd be on board.

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#40  Edited By BeachThunder

Honestly, because I view myself as a casual GB user. I seldom listen to/watch the site's content, I don't care about the 'plight' of Jeff, I don't care about Whiskey Media, I don't care about the guys who run the website, and I most certainty don't know or care about weird intimate details of their private lives. I'm just here to make silly comments from time to time and edit wiki articles occasionally.

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#41  Edited By Ham08
@SirCandle: 
No other gaming website requires me to pay the reviewers.   If they won't allow me to read their reviews unless I pay them, I'll just go to another website.  If all websites require me to pay them for a review, I just stop looking for reviews and the game companies lose a sale.   No biggy to me.  If Giant Bomb does not know how to make money doing reviews, then they do not know what they are doing.
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#42  Edited By Belonpopo

Because I don't wanna make my parents pay for. I am fifteen, not a low-life (thanks for asking). And I don't use mobile site and don't need HD video it's already HD enough.

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#43  Edited By pbhawks45

Get out of here subscribers. This is for non-subscribers. GTFO, please.

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#44  Edited By Impossibilium
@onClipEvent said:
"Make the Bomcast One hour and keep it free. Done. "
 
Which should have been the way the Bombcast naturally became. It's usually too long as it is and you only have to look back at the E3 podcasts to see how everything wanders after an hour. Most other podcasts run just over an hour and that works fine.
 
If they had just decided to trim back the runtime, the sub situation would have gone over much better.
 
 

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#45  Edited By Ravenousrattler

I have no job, and therefore no money

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#46  Edited By Impossibilium
@Belonpopo said:
"And I don't use mobile site and don't need HD video it's already HD enough. "
 
Yeah, that's another thing. Even low-quality of GB vids is more than watchable enough. Even though I have the bandwidth I rarely bump it any higher. HD isn't needed for a four minute video of sitting on a couch or opening mail.
 

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#47  Edited By Lordborg909

I really just use the forums... I sometimes look at the new games and stuff, I NEVER watch the bombcast..... So why should I pay for stuff i dont actually use. Im not begrudging anyone making a buck, but in this age of me being extremely poor, counting every cent and wondering sometimes if i will be able to pay rent, this is a expense I just cant justify

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#48  Edited By vilhelmnielsen

Black screen of no subscription. Shit don't work.

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#49  Edited By Jeust

I'm here mainly for the comunity and wiki. I don't care about the paid features.    

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#50  Edited By hexx462

I wonder how many people who are pissed about the subscriptions also pirate games on a regular basis?