What did you think of woot's epic April Fools prank?
Oh man, I was SO worried the writers were really striking! I'm glad that's over!
I'm disappointed, probably like most everyone else.
But I have to admit (knowing this is probably going to get a lot of 'down' votes) that there is a part of me that thinks it "serves us right." There's a lot of nastiness directed at the Woot staff during Woot-Offs - especially the most recent one last week. I was honestly pretty appalled by many of the comments I saw left when they were dividing up the BOCs throughout the day and when there were issues with the servers.
I work in the gaming industry... we get a lot of that same kind of treatment from players. Seriously - a tsunami can come through and wipe out an entire server farm, taking down a game... and the players go insane. They get just vicious. They show up at the offices to stand in reception and rant. They track down employee's personal information and corner them in grocery stores. It's crazy!
I see a LOT of that same kind of element surrounding BOCs - it's scary.read more collapse
I guess I was really looking forward to the hunt for the BOC more than the BOC itself, and instead I hunted snipe for 24 hours. I think I should have just ignored Woot! altogether today. I don't think I'll bother coming back next year for April Fools Day. It feels a bit like walking downstairs Easter only to find you've been robbed, and the eggs you hunted for are all empty.
Honestly I don't want to feel entitled to a BOC every April Fools, but at this point my non Woot! shopping wife knows about it, and was excitedly reminding me about it.read more collapse
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