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For all the joys and laughs the Escapist has given me over the years, I can part with 10 bucks. Thanks guys, stay classy.

Ten bucks? That's nothin'. I have spent ten bucks on worse crap than supporting a website that's offered me so much great free content. Besides, what is that, like half a cup of coffee at Starbucks? Done deal.

Also, it's worth it for me to lose those pop-up banner ads from the videos. They were never a huge issue, and they were fairly small and unobtrusive, but they were mildly annoying.

Nimbus:
So, how far back does the HQ video go? I'm assuming you haven't gone all the way back to the classic ZPs...

Also, I must say, the big blank space where the ads use the be is kind of noticeable.

where did they use to be? havent seen any and I dont see adblock or noscript blocking any

Tuddle:

John Funk:

Tuddle:

gmacarthur81:
So generally how long does it take for the features to kick in? I paid, got my badge but I still see the ads, and I can't watch the hi-def videos. =/

Ya how long does it take? I just bought it.

Try logging in and out, that should fix it.

Nothing has happened so far.

It works now! I got it!

How about we "members" get the first eight badges shown on forums instead of four.

When I first saw the offer, I thought "Cool, here is a good way to support an outstanding website".

I am currently a volunteer video game reviewer/news editor/previews editor on another website, and I know what it's like to work for something because it's your passion but to get no revenue for that. And I don't want that to happend at The Escapist, so entering the Publisher's Club was a no-brainer. I hope that the revenue generated by this mean will help the Escapist hire more people and maintain its quality :)

So, around a crippling 53 of our British pence per month to sign up for this? :P

Sounds like quite a neat deal if you ask me....

This whole thing stinks of a set-up. Having actually been here longer than my profile might suggest, I doubt the Escapist can sucker enough people to go for this. It's a nice touch to offer half-off deals to veteran posters, but the longer that someone has posted here, the less likely they'll be here for much longer.

That handsome odubya23 character must have very large testicles for posting a link to a porn portal, not that you could actually access porn from it. I wonder about the ethics of advertising and reviewing M-rated oogle-fests like Bayonetta but then punishing users for posting not even an entire mature site-link.

Makes about as much sense as offering high-quality versions of art-college quality videos.

So what exactly is the length limit on custom titles? My $10 hinges on whether or not I can be known as a West Coast Mother-Lovin' G.

Only 10$ for a year? I'll have to sign up, just as soon as I figure out what I want my custom title to be.
Is there a way to change the title later on, in case I change my mind?

I wish that was an option on day 1, now Amazon has my credit card info :(

Whoever suggested they implement PayPal support, and whoever on the staff decided it was a fantastic idea should both be paraded through the streets as heroes. Then ritually sacrificed so as to preserve their purity.

Once I link my bank account with my PayPal account, sweet bling and custom titles shall be mine!!!

Muahahahahahahahahahahaha.

hmmmm.....will have to think about it.

Oh. Paypal available. *Opens wallet*

I think it's pretty stupid to charge people for a free forum, and I'm going to assume that's how everyone has the new weird titles under their name. But, I don't use the Escapist much anymore, so I don't see it mattering a whole lot.

Damn if I'd have known Paypal was gonna be added I would have waited instead of doing it through bloody Amazon.

Hm...Now paypal available, which means I can actually get it now.....Do I want to? I mean, I like this site and all....but the funds....Well, thanks for giving the extra week. That will give me some time to better assess my financial standing.

Sparrow:
Also: Paypal has never, ever failed me. It's the least shady online money-transfer system I know. Then again, I don't exactly know alot of online money-transfer systems.

That is because you're a consumer.

Many times, PayPal has locked accounts that generate ridiculous sums of money quickly, like the Something Awful Katrina Relief Fund. They stopped taking PayPal for subscription after that Dabacle iirc.

At first I thought I was special that I was given a discount until I read it more carefully...xD
EDIT: Can i just buy the whole year instead of paying month by month?

Altorin:
Many times, PayPal has locked accounts that generate ridiculous sums of money quickly, like the Something Awful Katrina Relief Fund. They stopped taking PayPal for subscription after that Dabacle iirc.

We've had trouble with them in the past too - that's why we didn't use them in the first place. But we also assumed that Amazon Payments, which says that it will work completely internationally, would work for everyone. Plus, nobody in our offices could imagine life without an Amazon account.

But obviously there are a lot of people, and places, that work better with PayPal. If that's how it has to be, I'm cool with it :P

zagazsano:
Can i just buy the whole year instead of paying month by month?

It's a full year at once. 83 cents a month would really suck to collect ;)

See I would LOVE this but as how Im 17 with not paypal... guess its SOL for me, unless you guys get a stystum up where I can use my phone to pay...

So long as I'm not made to feel like a jerk for not paying for what I've always come to the site to enjoy for what has always been free, I don't care if they have subs.

Just because I want to experience the site as I always have doesn't mean I suddenly "don't support the Escapist" now that some things are pay-for

Archon:
Publisher Note 8: Publisher's Club

Membership, as they say, has its privileges.

Read Full Article

And in silk and scarlet, as they say, goes many a harlot.

Nurb:
So long as I'm not made to feel like a jerk for not paying for what I've always come to the site to enjoy for what has always been free, I don't care if they have subs.

Just because I want to experience the site as I always have doesn't mean I suddenly "don't support the Escapist" now that some things are pay-for

And now we come to the crux of the issue.

Now where there were at least two factions, old posters and new posters, there is more than four, with each faction now being further balkanized by the qualifier of having paid for this site or not.

While some younger editors might think of it as tin-foil hat conspiracy theory, the fact of the matter is, without asking the forums in general, or at least without being loud about it, a group of folk on the inside of the Escapist has decided to re-format the video players, and make ads optional for some. Great way to make us feel like community members. It will be interesting to see how this little experiment of yours will play out.

I already smell fire.

I will sign up for this if someone tells me how to cancel the subscription so I don't get billed annually.

Paypal is up!

I'll be getting this!

Here, let me put out a theorem and see if the site staff agrees.

Visiting the Escapist = supporting the Escapist

Participating in the Escapist community = supporting the Escapist

Joining the Publisher's Club = supporting the Escapist

Balkanization? Cliques? Maybe it's because I only cruise a small percentage of the forums, but I don't see a whole lot of that. (Now, if you want to talk about the PC gamer / console gamer divide, more bitter divisiveness has not been seen since the War of Northern Aggression Civil War.) I worry that some of these folks may be seeing condescension where there really is none.

When you get down to brass tacks, we're all Escapists. At least, that's how I see it.

Un-amused Joker:

Nurb:
So long as I'm not made to feel like a jerk for not paying for what I've always come to the site to enjoy for what has always been free, I don't care if they have subs.

Just because I want to experience the site as I always have doesn't mean I suddenly "don't support the Escapist" now that some things are pay-for

Kuliani:

Please note that no one is losing anything due to the Publisher's Club subscription service, but those that are classy enough to sign up will gain a more enjoyable experience at The Escapist!

This is a bad sign. Now Nurb isn't classy! I wonder how Nurb feels about that?

I should have guessed, and from an Escapist dude! At first I was "an active member of the community", now I'm a "classless asshole that doesn't care about the site" since the subscriptions came about.

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Nurb:

Un-amused Joker:

Nurb:
So long as I'm not made to feel like a jerk for not paying for what I've always come to the site to enjoy for what has always been free, I don't care if they have subs.

Just because I want to experience the site as I always have doesn't mean I suddenly "don't support the Escapist" now that some things are pay-for

Kuliani:

Please note that no one is losing anything due to the Publisher's Club subscription service, but those that are classy enough to sign up will gain a more enjoyable experience at The Escapist!

This is a bad sign. Now Nurb isn't classy! I wonder how Nurb feels about that?

I should have guessed, and from an Escapist dude! At first I was "an active member of the community", now I'm a "classless asshole that doesn't care about the site" since the subscriptions came about.

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Take heart, Nurb! You're not classless, you're just not classy enough for the Escapist.

I really wouldn't feel bad about it if I were you, this place is fast becoming a joint for trolls and their victims.

I have considered this option for the past day. After seeing the over all poor execution of this new program. The bad "jokes", completel lack of class, attitude of the staff, and just over all arrogance lightly tinted with "oh haha were such jokers", which has made me want to square up with a few of you in the parking lot. I have decided to withold my 10 dollars, they will be better spent with greenpeace.

xmetatr0nx:
I have considered this option for the past day. After seeing the over all poor execution of this new program. The bad "jokes", attitude of the staff, and just over all arrogance lightly tinted with "oh haha were such jokers", which has made me want to square up with a few of you in the parking lot. I have decided to withold my 10 dollars, they will be better spent with greenpeace.

Careful, you might get probation for that.

You have such a fire and verve to your writing, metatr0n, I can't shake the feeling that we somehow know each other.

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