Why no uproar over cancelling the World Tour?

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#1  Edited By SquadBroken

I'm sure there must be people who subscribed just to get this to happen.

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#2  Edited By TearsInRain

There was a world tour?  For what?

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#3  Edited By BraveToaster

What good would an uproar do?

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#4  Edited By nintendoeats

Did this actually happen?

Anyway, if the choice is between having the world tour and GB staying in the black, there isn't really a debate to be had.

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#5  Edited By jozzy

I think most people realize the cost/benefit ratio was a little off on that one.

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#6  Edited By Dany

It was a dumb idea to begin with...

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#7  Edited By wefwefasdf

I figured they were going to cancel it. Not enough people were signing up. I hope to go to several conventions next year so I'm not that disappointed.

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#8  Edited By 71Ranchero

If they didn't hit the numbers then it wouldn't have happened anyways. Sometimes you gotta put things out of its misery. 

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#9  Edited By Soap

There wont be an uproar, I for one was severely disappointed though. Being in the UK it was the only chance I was ever going to have to meet the team.

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#10  Edited By ShadowofIntent

Because obviously not enough people cared enough in the first place....

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#11  Edited By XenoNick

I'll be honest I never expected the world tour to actually happen.

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#12  Edited By Yummylee

It quickly sunk out of peoples minds anywhoo after a couple of months, so I think most people were too busy trying to remember wtf that even was, rather than having any kind of disdain for it being cancelled.

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#13  Edited By FluxWaveZ

The idea was laughable. I never expected it to happen, either.

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#14  Edited By phrosnite

Because I didn't think it was a good idea.

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#15  Edited By NekuSakuraba

I was really disappointed to hear it was cancelled, being Australian and all. It sucks so much they cancelled it. :(

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#16  Edited By Badhands

I thought that was a joke lol, honestly I don't really care. Keep them in the offices making entertaining videos and I will be happy.

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#17  Edited By mutha3

Because it was a terrible idea. Glad they opted not to do it. 
 
 
It does sort of bother me that there weren't a lot of people voicing their opinions when they first announced the thing, though.

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#18  Edited By Afroman269

I rather see them putting that money into making more content, like that image converter thing.

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#19  Edited By Brians
@Dany said:

It was a dumb idea to begin with...

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#20  Edited By StaticFalconar

Go ahead and make a riot at your nearest US embassy then. Or just maybe, not enough people cared in the first place. 

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#21  Edited By shiptoncraig

Never thought it would happen.

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#22  Edited By FinalDasa  Moderator

It was an idea that didn't work out, it wasn't like I bought tickets and had a date set. Sometimes things don't work out and you have to just deal with them.

They also have been giving me free content for years so its a decent exchange.

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#23  Edited By ajamafalous

There were a few people in the comments on that article that were disappointed/said they signed up specifically for the World Tour, but I think general consensus is that it wasn't a very good idea to begin with.

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#24  Edited By kingzetta

people didn't know about it or forgot about it.

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#25  Edited By DuhQbnSiLo
@ShadowofIntent said:
Because obviously not enough people cared enough in the first place....
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Because the people that were disappointed by it already commented on the appropriate article instead of making a bunch of threads.

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#27  Edited By Kyle

They weren't coming anywhere near me (Boston) but they do come to PAX East. Doesn't effect me.

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#28  Edited By rockinkemosabe

I sort of accepted it wasn't going to happen when I checked the numbers about two months ago.

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#29  Edited By sirdesmond

Why no uproar? Maybe because it would have been only slightly cool for a small number of people but mostly a colossal waste of money that could (and now will) be spent on providing more and better content for all subscribers (and non-subscribers) to enjoy.

That's why.

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#30  Edited By amomjc

Is there not some rich entrepreneur on this site willing to take them under their wing and give them a world tour him or herself? :P Every website has one!

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#31  Edited By Jimbo

Did any of the subscription stuff actually happen as advertised in the end? The bombcast didn't end up getting split up, the World Tour got dropped, the Happy Hour stuff didn't stay member-exclusive... did the old videos end up getting HD'd? I have no idea.

I personally don't care about any of those things (and most of those decisions were ultimately right), but you know, be smarter about this stuff before announcing it so you don't have to keep backing out of it.

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#32  Edited By Branthog

The tour seemed like a bit of a waste, anyway. We see the guys online in videos all fucking week. I don't need to see them in person. Not to mention, I'd rather they just make more actual content and pay the bills.

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#33  Edited By ShaneDev

It was a half-assed idea that few people cared about. 

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#34  Edited By Rebirth1337
@Briguile said:
@Dany said:

It was a dumb idea to begin with...

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#35  Edited By laserbolts
@csoup If I win the lottery tonight I'll make it happen. I promise.
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#36  Edited By Getz

It was always up in the air whether or not they would actually go through with it, and Dave even said the idea was just one of those silly drunken rants that makes it to the next morning. Plus, the odds of them making it to my state were extremely unfavorable so I personally never got my hopes up about it.

Maybe I'll just have to settle for buying Dave a beer if he makes his way over here to Maryland for Christmas or something

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#37  Edited By ScunerMac

Isn't this what started all the riots in London this week????
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Too soon?

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#38  Edited By shiftymagician

Getting people to sign up just to see some internet dudes appear in your country always sounded a bit silly to me.  Glad they thought about it again and realised the nonsense.  They should still check out other countries when they get the chance though, but in a more realistic scale.

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#39  Edited By Vinny_Says

If not enough people cared to subscribe, then not enough people care to make an uproar....

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#40  Edited By YoungFrey

I would have gained no benefit from it since I live in the US and not any of the places they'd visit. I felt the money would have been much better used on the site to benefit all. But I said nothing because I'm privileged to have access to them at any PAX or when I drive to San Francisco and stare at their offices through my binoculars. So I'm both happy it was canceled and sorry for people who live far away and can't join in the fun.

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#41  Edited By lockwoodx

Sorry but the subscription stuff has sucked so much I didn't even realize there was a world tour. I thought they canceled things out of the norm.

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#42  Edited By mesklinite

If it was meant to happen, it would of happen already. Instead they'll figure something out for us.

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#43  Edited By Azteck

Well I know I wouldn't have gone anyway. They seem like great people but going to a gathering of GB members just to meet them.. not something I'd do. They'd have lost a lot more money than they gained.

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#44  Edited By JasonR86

I didn't actually think it going to happen in the first place.  It's a little much to ask your audience to support such a big venture as a World Tour when much of that audience is living check to check if they are even working at all.

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#45  Edited By LiquidSwords

You can join Buzz_Kill in suing GB

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#46  Edited By sammo21

@SquadBroken:

If you subscribed just to get this to happen then the person has bigger issues than the world tour being cancelled. They tried...they didn't get the subs needed for it...that's it. 'Nuff said.

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#47  Edited By SlashDance

@Dany said:

It was a dumb idea to begin with...

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#48  Edited By supercubedude

It didn't seem to me like it was ever going to happen anyway.

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#49  Edited By shua310

And People wonder why london is burning...

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#50  Edited By zeforgotten

Neat idea but I always thought something like that would happen.