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Are we seriously getting up in arms over some random user asking for a guestpass? Really, now? Let's not treat this like the end of the world here, it doesn't take an essay to say "No, I don't want to give away guest passes because I feel people should pay for their services".
Beubanks7507, you honestly sound like you think you're better than other people, and that kind of attitude is one that isn't needed. Acting like a jerk to someone you think was being a jerk to you is not okay. As they say, two wrongs don't make a right. This isn't something worth getting upset over, no one's abusing guestpasses here. They're just asking randomly, if you don't like that delete the message or block the users. It's not a big deal.
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Posted 5/11/13 , edited 5/11/13

Khaltazar wrote:


Hairbelly wrote:


DudeItsMark wrote:

What are the perks of having a membership?


Here's a great comparison of all Crunchyroll memberships vs. non-membership:

- http://www.crunchyroll.com/premium_comparison

Basically, you have Simulcast Access (new shows as fast as possible), Higher Quality Video (480P, 720P, 1080P), and no Advertisements. Plus a few other perks like a members only forum. It's actually a great deal at a good price.

Hope that helps. Cheers.


No video advertisements. We still get advertisements in form of deal of the day and inside videos if you scroll to the comments you will see more store advertising. So, saying NO advertisements is false. Other than the annoying advertisements that should not be there for premium users the subscription is a very good service.


Plus, you get to give away free guest passes yourself

I don't have anyone to give mine to, so I post them in the http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-750167/48-hour-all-access-guest-passes thread first come first served (I don't respond to PMs with these). I figure if Crunchy wants to give them away, it must get them customers, so I'll go along with it. The more customers there are, the more shows they can buy, and I'm not going to try to refute their logic. If it didn't work for them, they'd stop handing them out.
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Posted 5/11/13
Lol. You really had to type all that to like rub it in his face. You could simply said No, thanks. and give him some advice how to greet/ask properly. Maybe the guy was raised that way, you may hurt his feelings. Every human is even ya know !
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Posted 5/11/13
Guest Passes are a way to attract new premium members. A lot of people try it out and decide to keep it, I was one of them. There are always going to be those people that take the free samples are the super-market with no intention of ever buying the product. This doesn't mean that some people will decide they like it and want to buy more.

The companies that do this, know that most people won't end up buying it, but there's enough people that do, to make it worth doing.


This aside, the people PMing for Guest Passes either aren't that many, or I'm the luckiest guy in the world, never to have gotten one. I figure, they're just like those people at liquor stores and gas stations pan-handling. Throw them a bone or ignore them, because people like them aren't going away.
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Posted 5/11/13
I kinda agree with the people above me, you did kinda did went overboard....
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Posted 5/11/13

Hachikobubble wrote:
As long as I'm living under the roof of my parents, they won't even let me spend money on something as "stupid as watching streamed anime online."


That's funny, because in my house I stream CR, Netflix, and Hulu, and I save about $60/month not buying cable. My 8-yr old son lives it up with constant streams of Naruto, Bleach, Chrome Shelled Regios, and D-Gray Man. He reads subtitles like a champ and yammers Japanese catchphrases. I'm not feeling stupid at all.
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Posted 5/11/13 , edited 5/11/13

mhibicke wrote:


That's funny, because in my house I stream CR, Netflix, and Hulu, and I save about $60/month not buying cable. My 8-yr old son lives it up with constant streams of Naruto, Bleach, Chrome Shelled Regios, and D-Gray Man. He reads subtitles like a champ and yammers Japanese catchphrases. I'm not feeling stupid at all.


I like your Avatar. I don't know where it's from but it reminds me of the chicks I date...
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Posted 5/11/13
It would be better if CR gathered up every guest pass premium members got and handed them out in simple contest. At least then you would have to put a little effort into getting your guest pass.
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Posted 5/11/13
I used to give them out in the guest pass topic, but now I tend to offer them to people I see that contribute to the forums. Although I have a system in place where if you don't use it within 12 hours of me sending it I will give it to someone else.
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Posted 5/11/13

spacebat wrote:
I like your Avatar. I don't know where it's from but it reminds me of the chicks I date...


Apparently you and I have similar taste in women. It's Hummingbird from Deadman Wonderland.
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Posted 5/11/13

Khaltazar wrote:



No video advertisements. We still get advertisements in form of deal of the day and inside videos if you scroll to the comments you will see more store advertising. So, saying NO advertisements is false. Other than the annoying advertisements that should not be there for premium users the subscription is a very good service.


Yeah, sorry. No video advertisements. You are correct.
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Posted 5/11/13
You know what would be awesome? If guest passes were tracked and premium members got points towards their account if guest pass users became premium members and stay premium members...

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Kind of like if you send them a guest pass and they pay for at least a month of premium membership, you get a month free? Not a terrible idea. Or maybe some sort of coupon for the store or discount for you next month of membership.
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Posted 5/11/13
I don't understand why someone would bother to put so much effort into telling someone, no. It would seem like a huge wast of time. I bet the guy didn't even bother to read it. If I had be the guy asking and opened that message, I would've laughed my ass off! I would have thought, man this guy is a self-important windbag! Just chill, if you don't want to give out your guest pass then don't, but you also don't need to give the guy a verbal tong-lashing either! Since he probably just looked to see if you gave him a pass and when he saw you didn't he just deleted the message without reading it!

I myself don't mind giving out my guest passes. Sadly my only requirement is I have to like your avi. Silly I know, but it's MY guest pass I'll give it to whoever I want for whatever reason I want!
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