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Lunar_Aura

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#1  Edited By Lunar_Aura

Because GiantBomb has been a great source of free entertainment for me and for whatever reason I cannot subscribe at the moment. This is to also counteract all the negativity that I refuse to believe is the majority opinion. If you don't agree with this thread, please just leave. Let me start. 
 
Thank you.
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#2  Edited By tyxja

Thanks guys! 

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#3  Edited By alistercat

I think everyone needs to be more positive. I hate the negativity of the internet, no matter how justified people feel in their arguments. I will be paying for a months subscription to test it out, but still Thank You Whisky Media and Thank you Giant Bomb (and Tested, I guess :p).

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#4  Edited By Kung_Fu_Viking

I can't believe the amount of people who aren't willing to pay for quality content like this. Baffling!

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#5  Edited By Branthog

I'll drop an annual subscription on day one, but simply because I want to show my support by giving back value in return for the value I've gotten and continue to get from the site. There is no shame or selling out asking to be compensated for your creation and nobody reading this works for free, either.
 
GiantBomb continues to have a fantastic community (especially for its enormous size) and the content and personalities behind it continue to be unmatchable anywhere else.

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#6  Edited By X19

Completely agree they could have taken alot more away from the free users 
 
Thank you Giantbomb

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#7  Edited By Jadeskye

You guys are awesome too. 

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#8  Edited By Pkshields

My heart still belongs to Giant Bomb.

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#9  Edited By rentfn
@Pkshields said:
" My heart still belongs to Giant Bomb. "
it always will!
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#10  Edited By Meowayne

Yeah, thank you guys for offering a discussion board and video game related articles and videos FOR FREE on the internet! WOW OH GOD U GUYS ROCK SOO MUCH I WANT A JEFF HUG PILLOW
 
everyone who complains about subscription models on popular sites is a nazi communist, y'all.
 

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#11  Edited By JellyFish_Gsus

Yeh thanks guys for the quality website, fantastic community(most of the time) and great features.

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#12  Edited By Lunar_Aura
@Meowayne said:
"Yeah, thank you guys for offering a discussion board and video game related articles and videos FOR FREE on the internet! WOW OH GOD U GUYS ROCK SOO MUCH I WANT A JEFF HUG PILLOW "


I was totally thinking that. How'd you know?!  =3
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#13  Edited By mylifeforAiur

Thanx for having an incredibly accessible wiki!

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#14  Edited By GunslingerPanda

Ta.

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#15  Edited By imhungry

Thanks giant bomb for being great! honestly I'm still a little sore over this, something about the bombcast thing really just doesn't feel right, but hey that's life I guess! It just sucks for people like me who really have no possible way of making payment even if they wanted to, which I totally would. But so yeah you guys have my support! Wish I could throw my money at you guys but for now, that just isn't possible

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#16  Edited By Odeeze

Thank you

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#17  Edited By armaan8014

<3 I love GB. Thank you!

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#18  Edited By benjaebe

Easily worth it. Giant Bomb has the best content and community on the web - anything I can do to support these guys I will.

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#19  Edited By SolidOcelot
@Pkshields said:
" My heart still belongs to Giant Bomb. "
THIS
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#20  Edited By MysteriousBob

I think Giant Bomb is awesome. I want to support them. But I'm an unemployed student. I can't subscribe. And I don't want people who can thinking they're better than me. 
 
I honestly think this whole thing would be better if they didn't give people those bullshit medals.
 
Also: you're paying for nothing. The site has never had ads and the videos are already very high quality. So even if I could- I wouldn't subscribe.

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#21  Edited By TheThirstyWhale
@MysteriousBob said:
"I think Giant Bomb is awesome. I want to support them. But I'm an unemployed student. I can't subscribe. And I don't want people who can thinking they're better than me.  I honestly think this whole thing would be better if they didn't give people those bullshit medals. Also: you're paying for nothing. The site has never had ads and the videos are already very high quality. So even if I could- I wouldn't subscribe. "
 
if you can't support them, i am sure they understand that 

for me, someone who doesn't follow the bombcast regularly and doesn't care much about hd video, but has spent literally hundreds of hours following the endurance runs, i picked up the annual subscription just as a thank you to the GB team.  i am definitely getting nothing more than a medal (and a tshirt) but it's still worth it for the sheer amount of entertainment i have gotten from the site
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#22  Edited By Nadafinga

I didn't think twice about signing up for the annual subscription. This site is great.

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#23  Edited By babblinmule
@Pkshields said:
" My heart still belongs to Giant Bomb. "
Damn! Now ill have that song in my head for the rest of the day.....
 
But anyway, cheers Giantbomb!
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#24  Edited By MysteriousBob

I apologise if I have been unnecessarily harsh on those who have paid. I don't just like the community feeling... tiered. Like there's an elite thats better than the others. Like I said- removing the medals would get rid of the problem entirely.

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#25  Edited By Plasma
@MysteriousBob said:
" I think Giant Bomb is awesome. I want to support them. But I'm an unemployed student. I can't subscribe. And I don't want people who can thinking they're better than me.  I honestly think this whole thing would be better if they didn't give people those bullshit medals. Also: you're paying for nothing. The site has never had ads and the videos are already very high quality. So even if I could- I wouldn't subscribe. "
I only subscribed to watch the big live live show live, I'm curious what it is. 
 
If its not worth an extra 3 quid a month, then I won't resubscribe. 
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#26  Edited By wrench

Cheers GB, and cheers to more shenanigans.

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#27  Edited By armaan8014
@MysteriousBob said:
" I apologise if I have been unnecessarily harsh on those who have paid. I don't just like the community feeling... tiered. Like there's an elite thats better than the others. Like I said- removing the medals would get rid of the problem entirely. "
The video introducing the benefits of a paid membership was also a little insulting. Funny at times, but a bit insulting.
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#28  Edited By MysteriousBob
@Plasma: Hang on, the Live Show is subscribers only? I never knew that.
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#29  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

As a university student (and one with little money at that) I probably won't be able to get a Whiskey Media subscription as much as I think the site needs to be supported, but I would like to say a massive thank you to the Giant Bomb staff and the Whiskey Media guys. Your content is informative, intellectual and hilarious, your website is design is unlike anything I've seen before and you don't deserve anything like the kind of backlash that this community has produced over the past 24 hours. Since day one I've had nothing but good experiences from Giant Bomb and I'm sure there are many more great experiences to come in the future. The Giant Bomb and Whiskey Media staff have been consistently hard-working and clever about what they do while never taking themselves too seriously and always ensuring this site did not get involved with the negative aspects of video games journalism like so many others. Both in our tight-knit community and in the excellent content and features that Giant Bomb has provided on a daily basis this site has been awesome through and through. I'd like to give a very hearty thanks to the people who have made it that way.

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#30  Edited By DrPockets000

I paid, but I wanted to say that all of you here that didn't pay and are saying think you are awesome!  Keep on loving the site, because viewership supports them too!

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#31  Edited By armaan8014
@Plasma said:
" @MysteriousBob said:
" I think Giant Bomb is awesome. I want to support them. But I'm an unemployed student. I can't subscribe. And I don't want people who can thinking they're better than me.  I honestly think this whole thing would be better if they didn't give people those bullshit medals. Also: you're paying for nothing. The site has never had ads and the videos are already very high quality. So even if I could- I wouldn't subscribe. "
I only subscribed to watch the big live live show live, I'm curious what it is.  If its not worth an extra 3 quid a month, then I won't resubscribe.  "
The big live live show is not paid member only! That's the weekly friday live show that they're thinking about
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#32  Edited By Dingofighter

You will just have to settle for my humble thank you, atleast until I get money to pay for the subscription, which I hope will be soon. 
So... Thank you.

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#33  Edited By empfeix
@MysteriousBob said:
" I apologise if I have been unnecessarily harsh on those who have paid. I don't just like the community feeling... tiered. Like there's an elite thats better than the others. Like I said- removing the medals would get rid of the problem entirely. "
True enough.  More paid users have already commented on this free users thread thank you page.  Oh and thanks Giantbomb!
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#34  Edited By Plasma
@armaan8014: No I think it is, It said something about an exclusive Friday show when I signed up, and they imply it on the guilt podcast.
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#35  Edited By WickedCestus

I'm going to have a hard time convincing my parents that the website I'm using their credit card to subscribe to isn't porn.

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#36  Edited By Glak

I would totally go for an annual subscription if I could, because I love all the whiskey media sites
However, I am a teen and therefore my parents decide where the money goes
You guys are all making me jealous :/, specially the medals
Maybe in 3 years.............
But thank you for the cross whiskey media user support being for free users too , now I can go to the other websites and post there too :D

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#37  Edited By albedos_shadow

As someone paying for college out of pocket, I won't be able to subscribe for at least a week or so. But believe me when I say I would gladly throw down $60 a year if I had to to support the best site on the internet.

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#38  Edited By empfeix
@Glak:  
Don't worry you have plenty of time ahead of you to waste money as you like.
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#39  Edited By DrinkBourbon

It seriously breaks my heart that I cannot afford to sign up even for a monthly membership at this time. I swear to you guys that there isn't even enough money in my bank account to cover the cost of a yearly membership at this point. But my wife just started a new job last week and hopefully when her checks start rolling in and we get back on our feet I will be able to throw at you the money that Whiskey Media so clearly deserves and will earn for the continued entertainment and information they bring to me on a daily basis. 
 
Not getting a full, fresh 2 hour Bombcast each week until I can afford to pay is more upsetting to me than I should probably be willing to admit to everyone, but my overnight shift on Wednesday is going to be serious bummer times until I can, and while my knee-jerk reaction was to complain and flame, I've come to realize that the logic behind the move is sound. Afterall, I probably never would have happened upon this site if I hadn't found the podcast in iTunes, and I listened for maybe a year or so before actually signing up for the site.
 
I was glad to find this thread when I first logged in today, though, because I wanted to create one myself anyway. I feel guilty that I don't have to give what I believe the Whiskey Media guys and gals have earned, but I certainly can pledge my continued loyal support until such time that I can offer financial support as well. This is one of the few online communities that feels inclusive and welcoming, even to someone like myself who doesn't come here to tally huge wiki points or forum post totals.   
 
Thank you everyone. Keep up the good work.

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@MysteriousBob: 
You realize that this site costs money to develop right? The Giant Bomb gang needs a paycheck just like everyone else.
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#41  Edited By Paulus

If I'd have the money and the means to pay it (due to my lack of money I haven't checked out the payment options but something tells me it's a creditcard thingy) I would, sadly I don't. 
So thanks GiantBomb. 
 
And about the whole splitting up the community with the medals thing everyone's talking about, sure It's too early to really tell if it's going to happen but right now the only people that are actually splitting up the community are the ones that didn't subscribe that make a big deal out of the medals. I haven't seen a single subscriber make a big deal out of it yet, and everyone seems understanding towards those that didn't donate... Yet there seems to be less understanding towards those that did...

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#42  Edited By sharpcypher

I've been saying this for years.  Somebody has to pay for the Internet.  Quality does not come free.   I'd much rather users pay for what they think is worth it, than advertisers dictating what they want us to like.
 
As soon as I can, I'll be picking up a medal.  I will gladly give some coin to the people giving me so much entertainment and info on a regular basis.

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#43  Edited By simplicite

Thank you Giantbomb keeping this site usable and enjoyable for free users.

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#44  Edited By rempresent

First off, thank you to GB for making this fantastic resource for free from the start. I am still going to be here, I am still going to read articles here, I like it here. 
  
Secondly, I am off to convince the wife that I need to drop $50 on some dudes in California. Wish me luck.

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#45  Edited By JammyJesus

Nice work there. Some levelheadedness (and someone being nice for a change) on the forums is always nice.

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#46  Edited By Druminator

Yea thanks. Still love Giant Bomb despite all the tension lately. I'm just glad they didn't take things away from us, except for the Bombcast I guess, but I don't listen to that. I'm just here for the sweet ass wiki, which was built by us.

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Just cause you don't pay doesn't mean you don't support the site. I hope people can get over their elitist views. We all support the site :)

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 Thanks Giant Bomb for all the fun times we have all had.  I however am not going to pay, at least not yet due to several reasons such as not having the money right now, I don't have a smart phone nor do I have the internet conducive to watching HD videos, but I'd still love to support GB with my wallet if only to thank them more effectively.    

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#49  Edited By jdeano

Love the site, love the community, unfortunately right now my wallet doesn't love me, but as soon as it's feasible (going Uni is expensive :/), I hope to give more than kind words back!

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#50  Edited By MikkaQ

I feel guilty over not editing the wiki as much as I should, so I bought this instead. 
 
I'm a LITTLE iffy having payed 60$ for this (I'd have preferred maybe 30, and no t-shirt), but I think the staff has earned my benefit of the doubt, and I'll see where they take us, and hopefully they'll try to make it a little more worth it for me to renew next year.