Ryan Davis says we have about 2500 subs, halfway there.

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#1  Edited By apathylad

You might remember that there was a proposition that if we hit 5000 subscribers by tomorrow morning, the Bombcast split will be scrapped. I just thought it was a good idea to mention this to anyone who's on the fence about subscribing and/or upset about the Bombcast thing.  
 
http://twitter.com/whiskeymedia/status/24039662160  
 
 Also, both monthly and annual subscriptions will count towards the goal: 
 
http://twitter.com/whiskeymedia/status/23981616724  
   
Update: 3,000 subscribers.  
 
 3,900 subscribers...I think it's starting to look  like we won't make it. :(
 

We have until tomorrow, 10am PST to reach 5,000: 

http://twitter.com/whiskeymedia/status/23978756807

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#2  Edited By Gabriel

Not gonna happen, they set that 5,000 goal for a reason.. 
 
If it does great, but I doubt it.

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#3  Edited By ShaneDev

Its lower than I thought it would be given all the medals on the forums.

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#4  Edited By Jimbo

Don't sweat it.  Leaving this caveat in means they've as good as decided they aren't gonna do it, whatever happens.  Bank on it.
 
edit:  Oh, and if they're at 2.5k already, they're gonna hit 5k when America starts getting home from work, easy.

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#5  Edited By chango

I bit. 50 is too much for me right now (though I really would like that awesome t-shirt). But for 5 bucks, I didn't even think about it.

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#6  Edited By hershey07

5k is gonna happen. 

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#7  Edited By webby

How many hours left till their morning. I will have to wait till tomorrow to subscribe.

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#8  Edited By Heartagram

I subscribed without hesitation happy to give my 50$

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#9  Edited By Malphye

I did my part to add on to the total.
Quick review, 3 hours in.... Worth it.

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#10  Edited By apathylad
@Webby: 10am PST
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#11  Edited By Hot_Karl

I thought I responded to this already but I guess not. 
 
Yeah, I'm a bit lazy right now, I don't want to go to the bank and transfer money so that I'd have cash to pay for the subscription. I'll go after I workout and such, but I'll definitely be paying for the yearly subscription  because I love Whiskey Media, damnit!

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#12  Edited By BigBoss1911

Wait, how much is the yearly sub?

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#13  Edited By Brendan

If a bunch of people put in just $5, 5000 can easily be reached for little cost per person. 
 
O GOD I SOUND LIKE A TV CHARITY WHAT HAVE I BECOME. 
 
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#14  Edited By Brians

I'm switching to annual next month. Also whiskey media worth supporting.

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#15  Edited By Pedro

Got the monthly subscription but wish i went for the yearly one now...

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#16  Edited By chinatown_1992

So close now

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#17  Edited By Jimbo

$50 x 2500!?  That's like, seven hundred and seventy five million dollars!

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#18  Edited By ParanoidFreak

I love Whiskey Media, but my internet speeds are no where near good enough to stream HD videos. So, I can't really warrant spending $50 for a t-shirt.
 
 I think that $5 (minus the t-shirt) would be a fair price.

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#19  Edited By Brians
@pedro: It's easy to change.
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#20  Edited By Yanngc33

I don't know i kind of subscribed to have the full bombcast experience am i the only one feeling ripped off ?
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#21  Edited By Dtat

Let's go let's go GB community!
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#22  Edited By Vonocourt
@pedro: Just upgrade next month.
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#23  Edited By GeekDown

I signed up just to get to 5000, hopefully we'll reach it.

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#24  Edited By Alphazero

$50 x 5000 = $250,000 
  
A 2-pack of Twinkies costs $1 in the Bay Area (Safeway.com). 
 
We have murdered them all! Dear God what have we done?

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#25  Edited By TheGreatGuero

Here's what I don't like about that idea. It seems to make that assumption that if we don't reach the target, then people will eventually subscribe later just to get the Bombcast, and I really don't think it's gonna happen like that. I think in actuality, it may end up alienating a lot of users and possibly causing GB to lose some of their fanbase.
 
Personally, I'm still on the fence. I'd like to subscribe just to help you guys out of this dilemma, since I don't even watch the Bombcast, but I don't think the goal is going to be reached anyway, though I'm really surprised they've hit 2500 subscriptions already. On the other end, all the people that really wanted to sign up surely have done it already. (Except Vince! That slacker!)

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#27  Edited By Raymayne

Won't happen

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#28  Edited By MrOldboy

I'm gonna wait to see if it does become free. thats the main feature I was willing to pay for and if it goes free, what would I be paying for.  
 
Doesn't really matter in the long run unless they have a way to prevent the full version from being pirated. 

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#29  Edited By Ghostiet
@Brendan said:
" If a bunch of people put in just $5, 5000 can easily be reached for little cost per person.  O GOD I SOUND LIKE A TV CHARITY WHAT HAVE I BECOME.   "
That gold medal changed you, Brendan. I barely recognize you now.
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#30  Edited By alistercat

Cant see 5K happening. Most people who are hardcore would have signed up already.

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go 5 k

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#32  Edited By sparks50

Doubt we'll reach 5000 without paypal, but I dont know the updated number so who knows.. Other than Ryan.

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#33  Edited By CowMuffins
@Webby: It's 1PM EST, I believe.
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#34  Edited By shawny_25

hope the split does not happen even though I was happy to support the giant bomb gang anyway

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#35  Edited By Ravenousrattler

i will be surprised if we get to 5000, since i've watched the community quests and we always fall short, but i hope they make it

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#36  Edited By gakon

If our track record with previous community quests is any indication...

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#37  Edited By Gorikka

So they go against their own beliefs by withholding existing content from non-subscribers...then they say they won't, as long as we pay for it? I'm glad they've sort of listened to the outcry, but I really hope Giant Bomb doesn't go any further down this road. I want them to look back and laugh at this misguided attempt at monetization in two years, rather than having it mark the gradual homogenization and downfall of the site.

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#38  Edited By ajamafalous
@gakon5 said:
" If our track record with previous community quests is any indication... "
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#39  Edited By Lakus
@Jimbo:  More like 125,000 dollars.
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#40  Edited By Marz

they want $25,000 a month to keep the bombcast the way it is?

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#41  Edited By alistercat
@Gorikka said:
" So they go against their own beliefs by withholding existing content from non-subscribers...then they say they won't, as long as we pay for it? I'm glad they've sort of listened to the outcry, but I really hope Giant Bomb doesn't go any further down this road. I want them to look back and laugh at this misguided attempt at monetization in two years, rather than having it mark the gradual homogenization and downfall of the site. "
If you listened to the podcast you'd know that Giant Bomb runs twice as long as the others and they wanted it to be reduced to 1 hour (not the bombcast guys). Having the second extra hour that they normally do as a paid thing allows them to justify the extra cost of man hours used, extra hard drive space, editing times and bandwidth. I am not trying to defend them. This is just what they said and you know what? I believe them.
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#42  Edited By Mrnitropb
@AlisterCat: See, but its not paid content, if they still release it for free. Which just throws that justification out the door.
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#43  Edited By apathylad
@Ravenousrattler said:
" i will be surprised if we get to 5000, since i've watched the community quests and we always fall short, but i hope they make it "
In this case, I'm hoping most users don't care about quests. I subscribed, and I have no interest in those quests. 
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#44  Edited By alistercat
@Mrnitropb said:
" @AlisterCat: See, but its not paid content, if they still release it for free. Which just throws that justification out the door. "
I think that 'free' bit is just them trying to prevent exactly what is happening though by giving it away. Time exclusivity is a concept in gaming all the time. They don't want to deny users the second bit completely. I wouldn't want that. I don't want it to be split at all actually. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt as a poor judgement. Not the malicious thing people make it out to be.
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#45  Edited By Supermarius

well i'm not a total jerk. I will put in 5 bucks to try to save the bombcast, but tomorrow ill cancel the recurring. Has anyone confirmed that monthly subscriptions count? Also, we can't actually see what amount of subs they are at. I'd like to believe that GB wouldn't mislead us but after last night I know they are will to be misleading if they have to in order to survive.

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Put in my $5 to save the Bombcast...sigh

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#47  Edited By martindn
@Supermarius said:
" well i'm not a total jerk. I will put in 5 bucks to try to save the bombcast, but tomorrow ill cancel the recurring. Has anyone confirmed that monthly subscriptions count? Also, we can't actually see what amount of subs they are at. I'd like to believe that GB wouldn't mislead us but after last night I know they are will to be misleading if they have to in order to survive. "
Ryan confirmed that they do yes.
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#48  Edited By apathylad
@MartinDN said:

" @Supermarius said:

" well i'm not a total jerk. I will put in 5 bucks to try to save the bombcast, but tomorrow ill cancel the recurring. Has anyone confirmed that monthly subscriptions count? Also, we can't actually see what amount of subs they are at. I'd like to believe that GB wouldn't mislead us but after last night I know they are will to be misleading if they have to in order to survive. "
Ryan confirmed that they do yes. "
Here's proof.  
http://twitter.com/whiskeymedia/status/23981616724
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#49  Edited By Kohe321
@Heartagram said:
" I subscribed without hesitation happy to give my 50$ "
Same
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#50  Edited By Supermarius
@Apathylad said:
" @MartinDN said:

" @Supermarius said:

" well i'm not a total jerk. I will put in 5 bucks to try to save the bombcast, but tomorrow ill cancel the recurring. Has anyone confirmed that monthly subscriptions count? Also, we can't actually see what amount of subs they are at. I'd like to believe that GB wouldn't mislead us but after last night I know they are will to be misleading if they have to in order to survive. "
Ryan confirmed that they do yes. "
Here's proof.  
http://twitter.com/whiskeymedia/status/23981616724 "
um, i feel dumb. How do i upgrade my account to paying?