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#31 lordwow   Fmr. VP of the OTT CAGiversary!   20534 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2008 - 07:34 PM

I'll pass on paying, thanks. I'm all for advertisements, but this is... Cheap... Ass... Gamer... not "pay for overpriced games gamer"
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#32 doraemonkerpal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4753 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 07:44 PM

Netflix, Gamefly, Gametap, Live and Goozex? Maybe not all of them for everyone, but I bet you everyone pays for at least one.


I don't subscribe to any monthly/rental services you listed. :lol:

Well, to be honest, it's hard for people to be outraged about something once they know the facts. And it takes more effort to dig up facts than be outraged. ;)

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#33 Quintessence   The Darkness Consumes CAGiversary!   1410 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:17 AM

If they did more shows, I'd get the feeling that they wouldn't have enough to talk about... I don't think I'd care to hear Cheapy's weather forecasts in Japan or hear about his run ins with Godzilla.


Not only that, but I think part of CheapyD's and Wombat's appeal is that they only interact on a limited basis, and that means that we get a really good show each week, instead of many mediocre ones through the week.

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#34 woejipums   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   12 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:22 PM

Blaine, why don't you just start sending them a check every week. If you like what the guys are doing so much and have an interest in helping them improve, I am sure Cheapy could use a few extra bux to pay for the new servers.

#35 danny90044   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   360 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:43 PM

Nope!
I din't pay for the computer I'm using, or the internet I'm using, so i'm sure I wouldn't pay for CAGcast.
But hey Mr. fatcat if you can afford it than that might be cool.

#36 siderealshift   ? CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:47 PM

Maybe you can just pay Cheapy and Wombat to call you once a week. I'm sure they'll gladly accept the money. :D

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#37 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37482 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:49 PM

This may be the first instance where i've seen someone go "Free? Nah, I want to pay for it. Take my money."

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#38 Fuzi0n   "What's a Nubian?" CAGiversary!   1045 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:00 PM

I think they would run out of things to talk about pretty fast, also I don't think either of them have enough time to do one everyday or even more often. Just my 2 cents.

#39 Blaine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2008 - 03:30 AM

This may be the first instance where i've seen someone go "Free? Nah, I want to pay for it. Take my money."


...I'm saying I think that paying them will help make a better CAGcast because they can devote themselves to it more. Not that the current CAGcast is worth $50, but that I think an improved and expanded CAG network would be.


Blaine, why don't you just start sending them a check every week. If you like what the guys are doing so much and have an interest in helping them improve, I am sure Cheapy could use a few extra bux to pay for the new servers.

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If it were specifically something that I thought a solitary effort would accomplish - not that you know me but, don't you think I would?

It's probably not going to make a difference if one guy does it.

And again, running the risk of being a tool, it also doesn't matter for everyone that says "no".

If I say "I'll give $50, who's with me?" and 5 people say "no". Grand total = $50.
500 people say "no". Grand total = $50. 500 people says "no" and two other guys say "yes", Grand total = $150.

For this example a "no" doesn't offset a "yes".

To take the edge off of the assholeness, I do want to hear what people say. I am genuinely interested... just don't be too offended if I'm undeterred by the "no"s.

#40 H.Cornerstone   LaserCannonDethSentence CAGiversary!   2148 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 05:46 AM

I highly recommend Podcast BEYOND!

#41 soccerstud652   J-E-T-S JETSJETSJETS CAGiversary!   3060 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 12:10 AM

Well, to answer the OP, I'd gladly pay for a daily show.
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#42 HotShotX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3532 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:09 AM

As an Engineer, I've come across the following mantra when it comes to acquiring goods and services:

Cost
Time
Quality

You only get two of the three.

1. If you don't want to pay and get podcasts frequently, expect shitty podcasts.
2. If you don't want to pay and get awesome podcasts, expect them to take a while to make.
3. If you want awesome podcasts frequently, expect to pay for them.

Even though the CAG community could foot the bill, and let CheapyD & Wombat carry on quality and frequency, their supply of quality is finite and therefore cannot be increased with money. As many have also said, it goes against the purpose of the site.

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#43 SeanNOLA   Ohwur? Mybur. CAGiversary!   328 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:14 PM

I don't think it necessarily comes down to CAGs having to pay for Cheapy and Wombat to have more frequent podcasts. To be honest, if they tried, they would probably get burned out on eachother. One of the things that makes the podcasts work so well is that Cheapy and Wombat can't talk to one another very often, which gives them more to talk about on the podcasts. More frequent CAGcasts would mean less to talk about which may equal shorter or less interesting episodes.

I think a better solution would be to create another spinoff show, like Foreplay, for release on Wednesdays. That way, working stiffs like Blaine and I only have to go CAGless on tuesdays and thursdays. I'm sure there are some amateur podcasters out there on CAG that could make a smooth transition into a new CAGcast.

#44 Xrazor   AmericanPie CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:24 PM

I dont pay for any of them >.> thats why i'm a "Cheap Ass" Gamer, I love the coupons and deals CAG gets me!
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#45 Jackal888   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:00 PM

Let Advertisers pay. Advertisement would almost guarantee a weekly show on time. Contracts are binding and people want their monies worth. I rather have ads than pay to hear fart jokes.
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#46 SeanNOLA   Ohwur? Mybur. CAGiversary!   328 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:38 PM

Hey Blaine,
Thanks for the podcast list!

#47 Geekquisitions   Evil Incarnate CAGiversary!   2615 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:46 PM

Goozex isn't a monthly service and I think I've bought trade credits exactly once...and immediately after that referrals kicked in and brought me up to 20 or so.
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#48 souljah420   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   906 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:48 PM

blaine it looks like u wasted a good amount of time in this thread - why dont u just post more often and reply to everyone that flames you - that should make your time at work fly by
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#49 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18058 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:51 PM

Like fucking hell I'm paying. I think CAG is a great site in all, but there is no way that I'm going to be paying for the CAGcast. It's fun, a good time waster, but again, not worth $50. Don't get me wrong, I love the site, Cheapy is the man, but not $50. No, not $10. Oh, have I made myself clear: no payment for CAGcast. Zip - zero - zilch.

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#50 Wlogan31   Economic Extraordinaire CAGiversary!   3147 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:11 PM

Alright. Educate me further.

CAG's are willing to pay for...? What?

Netflix, Gamefly, Gametap, Live and Goozex? Maybe not all of them for everyone, but I bet you everyone pays for at least one.

To me, being a CAG is about getting value for your money.


Agree w/ the value portion of your argument, but I do not pay for Netflix, Gamefly, Gametap, Live, Goozex, etc. NONE of that...

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#51 LiK   Internet Superstar CAGiversary!   2295 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:17 PM

pay? no. i love Cheapy and Wombat but i pay enough for other stuff already. a podcast would be last on my list.
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#52 Anthem   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   24 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:24 AM

I love the CAGcast, but can't see me ever paying for it. Like others have already stated, other free podcasts dispense insider information and the like. Sure it's fair to say that people pay for other services, but that's not a valid response when it comes to "Hey, what's one more?"

I can see myself donating to CAG, and even participating in charity events, but no, not paying a subscription. I'm not sure if this is what Cheapy would want anyway, as a site owner myself, I feel as if actively visiting/digging a website, and spreading the word, is more than I could hope to ask for/expect from a community.

#53 Blaine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   552 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:48 PM

I love the CAGcast, but can't see me ever paying for it. Like others have already stated, other free podcasts dispense insider information and the like. Sure it's fair to say that people pay for other services, but that's not a valid response when it comes to "Hey, what's one more?"

I can see myself donating to CAG, and even participating in charity events, but no, not paying a subscription. I'm not sure if this is what Cheapy would want anyway, as a site owner myself, I feel as if actively visiting/digging a website, and spreading the word, is more than I could hope to ask for/expect from a community.



And that's a fair point of view. I mean, I'm aware that in order for this to magically make this they're full time job would require a like 2,000 paid subscribers (assuming we wanna say $50k per is a good start considering they, like me, have a wonderful woman who makes more :)) which is an absurd proposition.

So what little spark could be started would only and can only work with what you've mentioned.

For starts it's a drop in a bucket but... It has to start someplace. It has to start sometime. What better place than here? What better time than now? *CUE THE MUSIC!!!*

#54 Alphant   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   158 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:56 PM

More podcast = shitty quality... how much do you think two guys have to talk about? As already stated here and many times Cheapy and Wombat already avoid talking to each other online. What's next?

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#55 PrarieD0G   Hikikomori CAGiversary!   1881 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:48 AM

I would pay a small sum, but I think it might get boring doing podcasts more than once a week. I mean, imagine having to sit down for an hour every other day and talk about video games. It would just get old after a while. I think the CheapyD and Wombat might burn out on it after a while, and the show's quality would degrade; plus, I doubt they would have enough time.

I think its just fine the way it is. You can find plenty other video game podcasts (may I recommend GameZoneRadio) that are up to par with the CAGcast to fill in time in between.