The Voyage Begins: Shipping Update 2
Happy Holidays residents of Gloomhaven!
I come to you this evening with the happy news reflected in the title: the games are on boats! (Well, most of them.) My freight shipper just today sent me an updated chart of how all the shipments are doing and I'd like to share it all with you now.
Australia: The shipment is on the YM Seattle, which left the Shanghai port earlier this week and is en route to Sydney. I thought this one would be faster because it is closer, but it is listed as not getting through the terminal until January 17. I think maybe this is because it is making more stops along the way.
Canada: The shipment is on the YM Milestone, which is still at the Shanghai port, but is expected to depart shortly (ETD was yesterday). This is expected to get through the terminal at Vancouver January 15.
U.S.: The shipment is on the OOCL Luxembourg, which looks like it just left the Shanghai port. Expected arrival in Chicago is January 24.
Europe/Rest of the World: The shipment is on the CSCL Mercury, which hasn't made it to Shanghai to be loaded yet, but is expected to depart from Shanghai on January 3. Expected arrival in Hamburg is February 7.
All of these terminals are very close to the fulfillment centers, so we shouldn't have to add much more truck time before fulfillment can begin.
China/Hong Kong/Taiwan: I'm hoping the shipping process on your games will start next week!
That is all the major information I have to relay at this point. I hope you can gain some comfort in watching your game move slowly across the ocean.
Address edits are still open at this point, but I will be closing them in about two weeks after the next update. So you can still edit your addresses following these instructions, so please do that if you need to and haven't yet.
Also if you live in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, I hope your address is up-to-date, since the games will be shipping soon. One Moment (the company doing fulfillment) said they would be confirming everyone's address by email just in case (again, I'm talking about China/Hong Kong/Taiwan right now).
Some people have been asking for the reset files that we promised to put on BGG so they can start printing stuff off, and I can tell you that we should have them ready very soon. Hopefully you should see them in the next week or so. We do have a comprehensive FAQ for the game up on BGG, though, along with an important request regarding spoilers.
Everything is coming along - it's only a matter of time. I'm sorry you didn't get Gloomhaven for Christmas this year, but I promise you it will be worth the wait!
Until next time!