Ok guys, so I've been reading up on the LPU online memberships, and I think I want to buy the Annual Online LPUX pass...if you guys could give me some feedback about these passes based on your personal experience, I would be really grateful to hear what you have to say!!! :D

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LPU is very nice, you get more opportunities to get a good seat in the concerts, and the summits are the best part. I personally think that the price is higher because of the summits. But now with the new changes the 60 bucks for the people that couldn't attend the summits get their money worth. The LPUTV are awesome, very funny too, and it's awesome that we can see the LPTV made back in 2003, starting from Meteora to now. I can honestly confirm that this has been the best LPU so far :)

Lol all of that sounds awesome!!! :D  I am trying to by every LPTV Episode on Itunes cuz I think they're super funny :)  And what exactly are the summits??

I've been a member for 4-5 years.

 

I would only recomend signing up when they are touring.

 

This way you get the pre-sales tickets and meet and greet chance. However, that being said, I have never personally got to meet them at either of the shows in Australia I have attended(07, 11).

 

The site is also still being constructed which I find to be a downside to.

 

I think as a whole, if you are willing to pay the $60 straight away then do it, if not wait and bide your time. I signed up late last year as they were touring, I stopped for 2 years due to the cost and membership packages not being as up to standards.

That is good advice...thank you for your help :)  I'm going to save up for it so then when they start touring then I can buy the membership to have a better chance of meeting them :)

I've been a member since 2.0 (that's 8 years ago). I haven't renewed LPUX because only very recently it became worth it to upgrade.  While I've had an absolutely FANTASTIC experience with the LPU, I've also been very lucky, so there's many things to take into account.  The only person who can decide if it's worth it is you.

 

Meet and Greets and ticket buying, and contests are awesome if you can get into them, but note that they're a random gamble and that you might not get any of those things.  You should also check if LP is coming to tour nearby you if the tour stuff is all you care about, otherwise you'll be disappointed.

Meet and Greets : Low chance of happening to you.

Tickets for concerts and summits: They get worse as you wait. Jump on the tickets the minute they're being offered. You snooze, you lose. Also, according to one source, the LPU tickets may not necessarily be better than the regular Linkinpark.com presale tickets.

Summits: Very very low chance of happening to you, unless you're like in a top 10 city in the world. These are like one per CONTINENT. If you are really really really wanting to go, expect to buy international plane tickets.

Contests: Most of them are completely skillless random raffle-like giveaways, so don't fret over these. The skilled ones, you aren't gonna win because you're against me.

 

T-shirt: Looks cool, and it's obviously unisex. If you're a woman, think about how comfortable you'd feel in a non-girly t-shirt. It might not fly for everyone.

 

The other package deals: I don't know much about this years package. I dont know what mobile devices their case fits, or how big the art print is. At least they're paying the shipping. NOTE: as LPU tradition since 2001, packages will take 6-8 weeks to arrive.

 

Online Dealios: They changed the chatroom to tinychat, I used it when it was still Livestream so I can't tell you much about that either. Band chats are cool. They're also tend to be full of spammy fans. People spam so much that the band will notice you and treat you awesome just for staying on the topic they want to talk about.


Website: I hear we're getting a new messageboard soon, so good.  It's a richer experience when it's on it's own island, away from spam bots and trolls. This Ning site, while good in concept, is missing a lot of top notch features, and the company has some bad press so I don't trust them too much.

 

The cons: The LPU is.. understaffed. It's an atmosphere that sets themselves up for mistake, and also not have enough peoplepower to have decent enough customer service to rectify their mistakes. If you fall in a hole, ask around until someone give you a link to the proper channel, you may have to fight to get back what fell through.Don't expect a monolithic corporate high-rise office building. Treat the LPU like your local mom and pop shop that makes no profit, and your expectations will be more accurate.

 

the pros: band interaction, hells yes.  The random gambles are awesome if you can attain them. As for the community: we'll see when the message board comes back up. I am a huge fan of the online community. Get the LPU if you like the package, you're guaranteed to have at least that. From there, your experience gets exponentially better if you can see them in chat or at a show.


Wow...I just wanna thank you for taking the time to explain all that to me :)  That is all very good information that you provided and is DEFINITELY a good beginners guide :)  Although I think that I will hold off until they are touring near where I live, just to have a better chance of meeting them (which I understand STILL won't be very high...but it's better than nothing...take chances, right?).  But I do wanna ask you about one thing: the band chats.  I know you don't know much about them, but can you give me a general idea of what goes on please?


KATHYxx said:

I've been a member since 2.0 (that's 8 years ago). I haven't renewed LPUX because only very recently it became worth it to upgrade.  While I've had an absolutely FANTASTIC experience with the LPU, I've also been very lucky, so there's many things to take into account.  The only person who can decide if it's worth it is you.

 

Meet and Greets and ticket buying, and contests are awesome if you can get into them, but note that they're a random gamble and that you might not get any of those things.  You should also check if LP is coming to tour nearby you if the tour stuff is all you care about, otherwise you'll be disappointed.

Meet and Greets : Low chance of happening to you.

Tickets for concerts and summits: They get worse as you wait. Jump on the tickets the minute they're being offered. You snooze, you lose. Also, according to one source, the LPU tickets may not necessarily be better than the regular Linkinpark.com presale tickets.

Summits: Very very low chance of happening to you, unless you're like in a top 10 city in the world. These are like one per CONTINENT. If you are really really really wanting to go, expect to buy international plane tickets.

Contests: Most of them are completely skillless random raffle-like giveaways, so don't fret over these. The skilled ones, you aren't gonna win because you're against me.

 

T-shirt: Looks cool, and it's obviously unisex. If you're a woman, think about how comfortable you'd feel in a non-girly t-shirt. It might not fly for everyone.

 

The other package deals: I don't know much about this years package. I dont know what mobile devices their case fits, or how big the art print is. At least they're paying the shipping. NOTE: as LPU tradition since 2001, packages will take 6-8 weeks to arrive.

 

Online Dealios: They changed the chatroom to tinychat, I used it when it was still Livestream so I can't tell you much about that either. Band chats are cool. They're also tend to be full of spammy fans. People spam so much that the band will notice you and treat you awesome just for staying on the topic they want to talk about.


Website: I hear we're getting a new messageboard soon, so good.  It's a richer experience when it's on it's own island, away from spam bots and trolls. This Ning site, while good in concept, is missing a lot of top notch features, and the company has some bad press so I don't trust them too much.

 

The cons: The LPU is.. understaffed. It's an atmosphere that sets themselves up for mistake, and also not have enough peoplepower to have decent enough customer service to rectify their mistakes. If you fall in a hole, ask around until someone give you a link to the proper channel, you may have to fight to get back what fell through.Don't expect a monolithic corporate high-rise office building. Treat the LPU like your local mom and pop shop that makes no profit, and your expectations will be more accurate.

 

the pros: band interaction, hells yes.  The random gambles are awesome if you can attain them. As for the community: we'll see when the message board comes back up. I am a huge fan of the online community. Get the LPU if you like the package, you're guaranteed to have at least that. From there, your experience gets exponentially better if you can see them in chat or at a show.

I know a lot about band chats, just not the brand spanking new tinychat-specific stuff.

 

Band chats come in two flavors: scheduled and unscheduled. For scheduled chats, watch LPU news and the time and date of the chat, note the time zone it is in, and adjust it to your local time accordingly. Google a world time clock if you need to, and learn to recognize time zone notation.

 

During the chat, it will be flooded with fans posting things. It gets hectic, unless someone has moderator powers. Often times the band members can have trouble reading, or they blow it up on purpose for the lulz by asking a question like "Where are you all from?"  The band member speaks through a webcam rather than typing.  This is better since they can answer questions faster and make random quips.  

 

Unscheduled chats happen when Mike Shinoda muses about what to do with the little bit of free time he has. It's always Mike Shinoda. Once in every four years maybe Joe Hahn will do something unscheduled. Still, it doesn't happen very often and it happens more often when the band is at home writing music (spring and summer 2010 was full of random chats).  On tour it barely happens at all. 

 

These are much more awesome because there's a lot fewer people expecting it to happen, and so it's much less crowded.  On the other hand, you kinda just have to be in the chatroom when it happens. If you're that determined, go in there regularly and make some friends.

 

What not to do in a band chat:

 * Ask/petition when they're coming to your town. This is the biggest waste of a question, ever. They can't ever answer it and it's been asked to death in the last decade. If they can answer it, the information is already on linkinpark.com.In the olden days when moderators controlled the chats, they would block this question. Not to mention that your petition is in competition with everyone else's petitions, which not only drowns our your efforts but makes the chat super spammy and noisy because everyone is doing it.

 * Talk about their family members.  Stalkers are not well liked in these parts. This was also blocked in the old days.

 * While not a written taboo, I think they'll try to ignore fangirling. Especially if it gets really creepy.

 * They'll also skim over you if you're not talking about what they're talking about. The best time to spring your question or random comment is if they're "ummmm"-ing (scanning in comments for a new topic) or they outright ask for questions.  While they're speaking about something, at least TRY to look interested, instead of spamming random unrelated things.

 


Taylor Parrish said:


Wow...I just wanna thank you for taking the time to explain all that to me :)  That is all very good information that you provided and is DEFINITELY a good beginners guide :)  Although I think that I will hold off until they are touring near where I live, just to have a better chance of meeting them (which I understand STILL won't be very high...but it's better than nothing...take chances, right?).  But I do wanna ask you about one thing: the band chats.  I know you don't know much about them, but can you give me a general idea of what goes on please?

That all seems great!!! :D  Do you know how many chats you have been involved in??  On a scale of barely any to too many to count??

KATHYxx said:

I know a lot about band chats, just not the brand spanking new tinychat-specific stuff.

 

Band chats come in two flavors: scheduled and unscheduled. For scheduled chats, watch LPU news and the time and date of the chat, note the time zone it is in, and adjust it to your local time accordingly. Google a world time clock if you need to, and learn to recognize time zone notation.

 

During the chat, it will be flooded with fans posting things. It gets hectic, unless someone has moderator powers. Often times the band members can have trouble reading, or they blow it up on purpose for the lulz by asking a question like "Where are you all from?"  The band member speaks through a webcam rather than typing.  This is better since they can answer questions faster and make random quips.  

 

Unscheduled chats happen when Mike Shinoda muses about what to do with the little bit of free time he has. It's always Mike Shinoda. Once in every four years maybe Joe Hahn will do something unscheduled. Still, it doesn't happen very often and it happens more often when the band is at home writing music (spring and summer 2010 was full of random chats).  On tour it barely happens at all. 

 

These are much more awesome because there's a lot fewer people expecting it to happen, and so it's much less crowded.  On the other hand, you kinda just have to be in the chatroom when it happens. If you're that determined, go in there regularly and make some friends.

 

What not to do in a band chat:

 * Ask/petition when they're coming to your town. This is the biggest waste of a question, ever. They can't ever answer it and it's been asked to death in the last decade. If they can answer it, the information is already on linkinpark.com.In the olden days when moderators controlled the chats, they would block this question. Not to mention that your petition is in competition with everyone else's petitions, which not only drowns our your efforts but makes the chat super spammy and noisy because everyone is doing it.

 * Talk about their family members.  Stalkers are not well liked in these parts. This was also blocked in the old days.

 * While not a written taboo, I think they'll try to ignore fangirling. Especially if it gets really creepy.

 * They'll also skim over you if you're not talking about what they're talking about. The best time to spring your question or random comment is if they're "ummmm"-ing (scanning in comments for a new topic) or they outright ask for questions.  While they're speaking about something, at least TRY to look interested, instead of spamming random unrelated things.

 


Taylor Parrish said:


Wow...I just wanna thank you for taking the time to explain all that to me :)  That is all very good information that you provided and is DEFINITELY a good beginners guide :)  Although I think that I will hold off until they are touring near where I live, just to have a better chance of meeting them (which I understand STILL won't be very high...but it's better than nothing...take chances, right?).  But I do wanna ask you about one thing: the band chats.  I know you don't know much about them, but can you give me a general idea of what goes on please?

Close to "starting to lose count" but not quite "way too many to count" and definitely enough for Mike to recognize me and troll me. Then again, I'm a special case.

More are within the last two years than the six years before that. Been here eight years. Like I said, the frequency of chats is highly dependent on what mode the band is in, with them being at home giving them the most time to chat.


Taylor Parrish said:

That all seems great!!! :D  Do you know how many chats you have been involved in??  On a scale of barely any to too many to count??

KATHYxx said:

I know a lot about band chats, just not the brand spanking new tinychat-specific stuff.

 

Band chats come in two flavors: scheduled and unscheduled. For scheduled chats, watch LPU news and the time and date of the chat, note the time zone it is in, and adjust it to your local time accordingly. Google a world time clock if you need to, and learn to recognize time zone notation.

 

During the chat, it will be flooded with fans posting things. It gets hectic, unless someone has moderator powers. Often times the band members can have trouble reading, or they blow it up on purpose for the lulz by asking a question like "Where are you all from?"  The band member speaks through a webcam rather than typing.  This is better since they can answer questions faster and make random quips.  

 

Unscheduled chats happen when Mike Shinoda muses about what to do with the little bit of free time he has. It's always Mike Shinoda. Once in every four years maybe Joe Hahn will do something unscheduled. Still, it doesn't happen very often and it happens more often when the band is at home writing music (spring and summer 2010 was full of random chats).  On tour it barely happens at all. 

 

These are much more awesome because there's a lot fewer people expecting it to happen, and so it's much less crowded.  On the other hand, you kinda just have to be in the chatroom when it happens. If you're that determined, go in there regularly and make some friends.

 

What not to do in a band chat:

 * Ask/petition when they're coming to your town. This is the biggest waste of a question, ever. They can't ever answer it and it's been asked to death in the last decade. If they can answer it, the information is already on linkinpark.com.In the olden days when moderators controlled the chats, they would block this question. Not to mention that your petition is in competition with everyone else's petitions, which not only drowns our your efforts but makes the chat super spammy and noisy because everyone is doing it.

 * Talk about their family members.  Stalkers are not well liked in these parts. This was also blocked in the old days.

 * While not a written taboo, I think they'll try to ignore fangirling. Especially if it gets really creepy.

 * They'll also skim over you if you're not talking about what they're talking about. The best time to spring your question or random comment is if they're "ummmm"-ing (scanning in comments for a new topic) or they outright ask for questions.  While they're speaking about something, at least TRY to look interested, instead of spamming random unrelated things.

 


Taylor Parrish said:


Wow...I just wanna thank you for taking the time to explain all that to me :)  That is all very good information that you provided and is DEFINITELY a good beginners guide :)  Although I think that I will hold off until they are touring near where I live, just to have a better chance of meeting them (which I understand STILL won't be very high...but it's better than nothing...take chances, right?).  But I do wanna ask you about one thing: the band chats.  I know you don't know much about them, but can you give me a general idea of what goes on please?

Do you know TYPICALLY how frequently they are scheduled???  Or is there no pattern at all and tthe dates are just kind of a lottery???

KATHYxx said:

Close to "starting to lose count" but not quite "way too many to count" and definitely enough for Mike to recognize me and troll me. Then again, I'm a special case.

More are within the last two years than the six years before that. Been here eight years. Like I said, the frequency of chats is highly dependent on what mode the band is in, with them being at home giving them the most time to chat.


Taylor Parrish said:

That all seems great!!! :D  Do you know how many chats you have been involved in??  On a scale of barely any to too many to count??

KATHYxx said:

I know a lot about band chats, just not the brand spanking new tinychat-specific stuff.

 

Band chats come in two flavors: scheduled and unscheduled. For scheduled chats, watch LPU news and the time and date of the chat, note the time zone it is in, and adjust it to your local time accordingly. Google a world time clock if you need to, and learn to recognize time zone notation.

 

During the chat, it will be flooded with fans posting things. It gets hectic, unless someone has moderator powers. Often times the band members can have trouble reading, or they blow it up on purpose for the lulz by asking a question like "Where are you all from?"  The band member speaks through a webcam rather than typing.  This is better since they can answer questions faster and make random quips.  

 

Unscheduled chats happen when Mike Shinoda muses about what to do with the little bit of free time he has. It's always Mike Shinoda. Once in every four years maybe Joe Hahn will do something unscheduled. Still, it doesn't happen very often and it happens more often when the band is at home writing music (spring and summer 2010 was full of random chats).  On tour it barely happens at all. 

 

These are much more awesome because there's a lot fewer people expecting it to happen, and so it's much less crowded.  On the other hand, you kinda just have to be in the chatroom when it happens. If you're that determined, go in there regularly and make some friends.

 

What not to do in a band chat:

 * Ask/petition when they're coming to your town. This is the biggest waste of a question, ever. They can't ever answer it and it's been asked to death in the last decade. If they can answer it, the information is already on linkinpark.com.In the olden days when moderators controlled the chats, they would block this question. Not to mention that your petition is in competition with everyone else's petitions, which not only drowns our your efforts but makes the chat super spammy and noisy because everyone is doing it.

 * Talk about their family members.  Stalkers are not well liked in these parts. This was also blocked in the old days.

 * While not a written taboo, I think they'll try to ignore fangirling. Especially if it gets really creepy.

 * They'll also skim over you if you're not talking about what they're talking about. The best time to spring your question or random comment is if they're "ummmm"-ing (scanning in comments for a new topic) or they outright ask for questions.  While they're speaking about something, at least TRY to look interested, instead of spamming random unrelated things.

 


Taylor Parrish said:


Wow...I just wanna thank you for taking the time to explain all that to me :)  That is all very good information that you provided and is DEFINITELY a good beginners guide :)  Although I think that I will hold off until they are touring near where I live, just to have a better chance of meeting them (which I understand STILL won't be very high...but it's better than nothing...take chances, right?).  But I do wanna ask you about one thing: the band chats.  I know you don't know much about them, but can you give me a general idea of what goes on please?

OH the scheduled ones?  Once every two-three months.

 

The unscheduled ones are totally random.  You could have four in a month and then the next six months only see one.


Taylor Parrish said:

Do you know TYPICALLY how frequently they are scheduled???  Or is there no pattern at all and tthe dates are just kind of a lottery???

KATHYxx said:

Close to "starting to lose count" but not quite "way too many to count" and definitely enough for Mike to recognize me and troll me. Then again, I'm a special case.

More are within the last two years than the six years before that. Been here eight years. Like I said, the frequency of chats is highly dependent on what mode the band is in, with them being at home giving them the most time to chat.


Taylor Parrish said:

That all seems great!!! :D  Do you know how many chats you have been involved in??  On a scale of barely any to too many to count??

KATHYxx said:

I know a lot about band chats, just not the brand spanking new tinychat-specific stuff.

 

Band chats come in two flavors: scheduled and unscheduled. For scheduled chats, watch LPU news and the time and date of the chat, note the time zone it is in, and adjust it to your local time accordingly. Google a world time clock if you need to, and learn to recognize time zone notation.

 

During the chat, it will be flooded with fans posting things. It gets hectic, unless someone has moderator powers. Often times the band members can have trouble reading, or they blow it up on purpose for the lulz by asking a question like "Where are you all from?"  The band member speaks through a webcam rather than typing.  This is better since they can answer questions faster and make random quips.  

 

Unscheduled chats happen when Mike Shinoda muses about what to do with the little bit of free time he has. It's always Mike Shinoda. Once in every four years maybe Joe Hahn will do something unscheduled. Still, it doesn't happen very often and it happens more often when the band is at home writing music (spring and summer 2010 was full of random chats).  On tour it barely happens at all. 

 

These are much more awesome because there's a lot fewer people expecting it to happen, and so it's much less crowded.  On the other hand, you kinda just have to be in the chatroom when it happens. If you're that determined, go in there regularly and make some friends.

 

What not to do in a band chat:

 * Ask/petition when they're coming to your town. This is the biggest waste of a question, ever. They can't ever answer it and it's been asked to death in the last decade. If they can answer it, the information is already on linkinpark.com.In the olden days when moderators controlled the chats, they would block this question. Not to mention that your petition is in competition with everyone else's petitions, which not only drowns our your efforts but makes the chat super spammy and noisy because everyone is doing it.

 * Talk about their family members.  Stalkers are not well liked in these parts. This was also blocked in the old days.

 * While not a written taboo, I think they'll try to ignore fangirling. Especially if it gets really creepy.

 * They'll also skim over you if you're not talking about what they're talking about. The best time to spring your question or random comment is if they're "ummmm"-ing (scanning in comments for a new topic) or they outright ask for questions.  While they're speaking about something, at least TRY to look interested, instead of spamming random unrelated things.

 


Taylor Parrish said:


Wow...I just wanna thank you for taking the time to explain all that to me :)  That is all very good information that you provided and is DEFINITELY a good beginners guide :)  Although I think that I will hold off until they are touring near where I live, just to have a better chance of meeting them (which I understand STILL won't be very high...but it's better than nothing...take chances, right?).  But I do wanna ask you about one thing: the band chats.  I know you don't know much about them, but can you give me a general idea of what goes on please?

Hey Taylor, there are some other beneifts to being either a Monthly or Annual member that are based on your love of videos.  If you are a Monthly member ($10 per month) then you can watch all of the LPUTV episodes and download the most recent LPTV episode.  LPUTV is JUST for LPU members.  As an Annual member ($60) you can download EVERY LPTV episode from the beginning.  Since you are buying them on iTunes you're probably spending more money, and a season on iTunes is $19.99.  For the Annual cost you can have all the videos plus the merch.  Just a thought.

 

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