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03 February 2015 @ 01:04 pm
Humble Bundle Bundle  
There are certain events that happen very rarely. You get very excited about them when they happen, but then it's so long until the next one that you kind of forget about for awhile When you hear it's happening again you get very excited again, but in some cases it's also possible to actually forget to keep track and miss out on it entirely. (*cough* like concerts by some of your favorite bands =P)

Some events are spaced out pretty evenly, regular enough that you're unlikely to forget them but far enough apart that you're usually anticipating it by the time it rolls around again. The holidays are an obvious and very common example.

Of course as you get older everything seems to happen faster and more frequently, so maybe yearly things like the holidays seem a little less special than they did when you were younger. Or maybe not.

But then there are the events that started out uncommon and rare and seemed oh so exciting. But because the response is so positive the sponsors decide they need to do it again. And again. And then more often. Until finally instead of feeling excited by the rare occurrence you feel apathetic, or bored, or even overwhelmed and irritated. What? That thing? Really? AGAIN?

The Humble Bundle sales have definitely moved into that last category for me. I'll still check them out and occasionally pick them up if i see something i want, but i'm definitely not that excited by them anymore and am occasionally even irritated when another email from them pops up.
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Kirin: Skuld-computerkirinn on February 4th, 2015 05:47 pm (UTC)
I think the *actual* "Humble Indie Bundle ##" bundles are still spaced out fairly well, there's just a zillion other kinds of bundles up on the site all the time, what with the weeklies and book/comics and etc etc. And then there are sometimes sponsored or themed ones which can be the most confusing since they go up in the front tab slot.

But I generally only give a passing glance at anything that's not an actual Indie Bundle, since those are the only ones guaranteed to have everything available in DRM-free Mac port format. The others usually end up being 50% or more things I couldn't even run, so eh. And I don't have a platform I enjoy reading digital comics on yet either, so those are also out even though they sometimes have good stuff. Oh, and the mobile bundles are Android, so no point for me in looking at them either.

Edited at 2015-02-04 05:48 pm (UTC)