Are you going to continue your premium account?
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Posted 8/29/09 , edited 8/29/09
Introduction

Why this topic?
Well I am curious what other premium members think about CR. Was it worth paying for?
Would you extend your subscription when it ends?

Region lock are you getting tired of this??
My opinion

I'm starting to think Crunchyroll is ripping of all non-US/Canadian premium users.

Shinji i know u do ur best, cuz you've been running this site soooo much longer before all the premium stuff.
I still remember the private messages i got from you asking for donations etc to keep the site up and running.

Now I was excited to hear you got the solution, the streaming from japan etc and totally legal etc. So i supported the idea by paying a subscription for a year. Too bad though you failed to say: ONLY FOR USA/Canada people... cuz the rest of the world can fuck themselves because its region locked.

I'm feeling discriminated and screwed by CR because you left out this 'little' detail when we were all paying for the subscription. This is just utterly bullshit. And its really frustrating. Just now and then there are subgroups who actualy stop subbing because CR obtained a license only to find out that its region locked for me (again...)

nice job on screwing thousands of people over and get away with it. GG

Now you might find my opinion extreme, but I keep it civilizated and I should be entitled to my opinion. Whats yours?

Posted 8/29/09 , edited 8/29/09
Eh I download shit.
Don't watch anime anyway.

You use up more bandwidth if you stream.
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Posted 8/29/09 , edited 8/29/09

LiquoriceJellyBean wrote:

Eh I download shit.
Don't watch anime anyway.

You use up more bandwidth if you stream.


your not a premium member, so why would you care. I'm talking about thousands who paid to legally watch anime series and actualy support the whole anime streaming idea. Only to find out its region locked for everyone outside US/Canada.

Also I dont understand why your bringing up bandwidth issues? because its totally not related to this topic.
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Posted 8/29/09
Premium account? Me? PAH.
I don't watch animu... not for moneyz anyway.
Haven't watched an anime series in maybe a year now...
Posted 8/29/09

Inf1nitY wrote:


LiquoriceJellyBean wrote:

Eh I download shit.
Don't watch anime anyway.

You use up more bandwidth if you stream.


your not a premium member, so why would you care. I'm talking about thousands who paid to legally watch anime series and actualy support the whole anime streaming idea. Only to find out its region locked for everyone outside US/Canada.

Also I dont understand why your bringing up bandwidth issues? because its totally not related to this topic.

Bandwidth is capped in us and canada.
They charge you for each gb you go over.
And I care because I know better than to pay for something I can get for free.
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Posted 8/29/09

Inf1nitY wrote:


your not a premium member, so why would you care. I'm talking about thousands who paid to legally watch anime series and actualy support the whole anime streaming idea. Only to find out its region locked for everyone outside US/Canada.

Also I dont understand why your bringing up bandwidth issues? because its totally not related to this topic.


Well, I'll tell you a couple of things that I have experienced when I was a ''star'' member pr how you call it a premium member.

HD quality what crunchyroll is giving you, is fake. It's just an upscale version of the anime. Nothing more nothing less. The Anime they give you I mean the simulcasts are also not good. People are always ripping it off and posting it in other sites. The Back ground colour and banners stuff is copied from Face Book. Region Block is blocking you from watching anything if you're living in Europe.

Generally spoken, I think the people who bought it was officially ripped off by this site.
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Posted 8/29/09 , edited 8/29/09
Aye, I agree with you Baka-God.

Liquorrice, first of all.

I also know you can get it free somewhere else, As I have done so for many years and the years to come.
The point im making is that many, and that includes me are supporting the idea of watching a anime trough stream legally.

Both fans, and company's happy that way etc. But hey, here comes my point;
It is not working because of the region blocks, and im saying CR is screwing people over because they dont tell
premium members that well... its basicly useless to subscribe if you live outside the US/Canada.

Just now and then, like for example this time. m.3.3.w fansubs stops subbing because CR obtained a license to stream Hanasakeru Seishounen, one of the MANY series im also following. All great and stuff but now I find out AGAIN that the particular show I do want to see on CR is region blocked.

And its everytime I want to watch a particular anime because of reasons like, torrent is dead etc because its already a year old and there are no other alternatives, then I come to CR and check if they have the series. And then mostly I notice they have it. BUT region locked!
Its annoying, its lame, and it needs fixing ASAP because as baka-god agree's... we ARE being ripped off.
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Posted 8/29/09
Post this matter in the Anime Member's group forum page, where other premium members and only them will discuss.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/CR_Anime_Members/forum

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