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Any new updates. Been quite a while since last we heard any new info or news.
I too am disappointed. I supported this project because of their reputation
Jeff Billings 3-time creator on June 8
"I am almost finished so I will see it through to completion. But I will hire staff for the communication in the future."
I believe the future should be now since, from what I have heard (next to nothing), "almost finished" seems to be an extremely relative term.
well I always knew Kickstarter was a risk, but at least we appear to have bought them some nice new servers, so not a complete waste.
It is time for the monthly begging for an update. "Please, sir. May I have another?"
Could we get an update on progress. Last we heard, you guys were going to be finishing the remodel and restart production around the end of September.
Hey christmas � almost there ! I still believe santa claus exist ?! I am right correct !! �
Any chance for an update, since the remodeling should be complete?
Into September, and I guess August was too busy to write us a note. I'm beginning to feel like I'm part of a long-distance relationship when the girl just isn't that into me anymore, but she hopes I'll just get the hint that she wants to break up!
Any latest updates or news on the ongoing development?
Thank you for the comment. We decided to not bring Rally to Origins. It is important to us that the KickStarter backers get their games before reviewers and convention customers. We found that Rally was distracting booth traffic from what we could sell to the attendees, and made a choice not to show at the conventions for that reason.
I thought the lack of any product mention or placement at the Origins booth was a bad sign. Maybe it was well hidden, but primarily just saw the same Sergeants products for demo and sale. At this point, I'm not sure what to think, but I can say that I am over this project.
Sorry Google Voice to gibberish Meads Lieutenant level
I pledge that needs level regiment and my card was charged for 160 more than the pledge level I don't even remember what I'm supposed to get on top of the regiment and Brigade level games
Interesting update. What products are in the wooden boxes?
Mike thanks for demanding the update. I am working 7 days a week right now and answering emails in the quiet time between 11pm and 4am. But your correct irritation prompted me to run through the plant with my iPhone snapping pictures in 5 minutes and writing the needed update.
Claiming, back at the beginning of March; 'to understand our frustration at not receiving updates' , now appears to just be insulting!!
Othetwise, you would be taking the few moments necessary to type a simple comment even if you can't be bothered with am update!
We have passed our 2nd anniversary!
Any latest follow up update?
Are you sure you don't want to delegate someone to do your updates?
So, more than a month later; how is the approval for Production going?
Should we be concerned that this game is going back for another iteration of development????
Jeff, that update with the new pictures and such would be nice to see as it has been closer to a month than a week.
Any chance we could see those new photos and update?
1/16 of an inch. Which makes the pieces meld into the map during play and yet remain durable.
Looks Great; how thick are the bases?
I am almost finished so I will see it through to completion. But I will hire staff for the communication in the future.
Thanks for the update, and I am looking forward to the pictures. I appreciate how busy you are...perhaps the solution is to appoint a someone in Lost Battalion to be in charge of KS communications.
I will have an update with pictures next week.
The Proof copy of the Divisional game is in final packaging. I will have pictures of the final when I get back from NashCon. The delays are related to manufacturing processes at this point. Working out production workflow and yields has required us to restart the line several times. But we are getting excellent quality on the production process and parts production is well underway. Assembly is the what we are perfecting at this time. The first articles were not flaw free. It took several weeks to identify the cause and fix it.
The communications lack on my part is unrelated to company activity. I am working on a technology to help children birth to 5 years old. I am in the early operational stage with field trials. The work is challenging and requires coordination of very broad disciplines. The time and focus lead to me carving out message time at 3:47 AM. My apologies are not enough at this point. It is my hope and belief that the results of the work on both fronts will be very good.
The staff here at Lost Battalion Games are working on Rally. My other work is not delaying their work to finish the fabrication innovations. I am only answering questions at this point and reviewing results. The lack of communications is on me. But I am not miss-using time. I am overloaded.
We are close to approval and full scale production on the project. It will be ready when it is right in all details.
My apologies for the strain that it placed on all of you that backed the project. I will have a new update soon with more information.
hmmm - my idea of 'soon' and yours appears to differ!
Awesome news and update! Thanks!
The discussion has some valid concerns about why I delayed updates. Please let me explain it this way. We could not prove the process improvement until we had executed all facets of the manufacturing improvement. Saying we might do something is often much worse than waiting to say with certainty that we are doing something. In addition, we have competitive concerns during the innovation phase of developing new technology. We have follow on products in the works that will be offered with this technology this year. Losing a first mover advantage because we cannot wait to expose the innovation harms our investors - who are indirect backers of the project as they provided the capital to purchase the equipment and develop the processes.
I have to weigh all concerns when it comes to exposing new technology.
Your post is very frustrating to your fellow backers; could you kindly be more specific?
Well, the cat is out of the bag. Anyone who was at Cold Wars will know the reason for the delay. This covers the "amazing" part. I sent JB an e-mail to get an update here post haste.
@Nick, I'm kind of with you on this one. Like I say, I don't want to sound negative, but saying that the reason why you didn't want to update us as things went along was because you weren't sure which direction the solution would come from doesn't really make sense. The main purpose of updates on Kickstarter is to keep the backers informed of situations exactly like that! In fact knowing the difficulties and the possible solutions tend to make backers more sympathetic to delays. It is silence that breeds doubts and defections.
For instance, on the issue of the soot, unless it is crazy, my response would have been, "Don't worry about it! So it takes dusting the figures after they are initially put together...I can deal with that!"
Most KS campaigns have issues, delays, and fumbles. The difference between positive experiences and negative ones are in how they are handled. Generally, the more communications there are with the backers, the more positive the experience is. Any of the delays that were mentioned in this update could have been communicated in a timely manner with about five minutes of typing.
Tks for the update ! Cannot wait to play now �
"An update is coming and it will be amazing": Was the update we just received supposed to be the "amazing" update? If so, personally, it did not seem "amazing", not really even close. I am not sure if I would even call it positive (except the fact we know the project wasn't cancelled). Curious what others think.
I suggest those who attend the cons in the East go to the Lost Battalion booth and question them loudly. They advertise this product on their website.
Yes, it would be nice to get some kind of update and idea of an ETA. Are we looking at weeks, months, years? No news is not good news, it is just no news. It is hard to believe that you don't think that your backers deserve better than to be ignored. Thanks.
Did this really have an estimated delivery date of Oct 2015?? 3 months after funding? Why did they put that? I guess we knew that was silliness. But 18 months after that date and we haven't had an official update in 5 months and absolutely zero projection on a new ETA. I fully expected this to be a long project but as a backer at the highest level, I would deeply appreciate an update. Thanks.
I appreciate your sharing what you can with us and the position you are in. The problem is that sooner or later Jeff needs to start responding to the people here. We are intimately involved in the process if not in the creativity. The backers have been extremely patient, and we are still being patient. However, ignoring requests, not responding, and even worse, not stepping up when people like you are trying to do the right thing is taking advantage of all of us - honestly, especially you. He could just as easily have posted up that there will be a short wait, etc. Especially since the last we heard officially was in October. I'm not trying to get things riled up, but giving a little love would go a long way.
I know I'm not the official voice here, but I can tell you a few things. First off, I have been patiently waiting, with weekly nags, on the game so I can edit the regimental level rules and do another rules review of the brigade and division level game as well. I should get product in the next few days.
While I may not agree with Jeff's hesitancy to post an official update, I do understand his reasoning. I cannot say more, but when you do get an update you will see that it has been worth the wait. And that is a major understatement.
Any update on that update?
Hang in there guys. An update is coming and it will be amazing. Just a little longer.
So, how about making a New Years Resolution to actually communicate with your Backers, Jeff?
Or is this going to be one of the Few Undelivered Kickstarter projects?
@Nick - Point taken. I'm in constant contact with the creator, so I'll see if we can get an official update posted ASAP.