Wave 2 – The Home Stretch
Our September was devoted to finishing the contents of the "white box". We are delighted – and quite relieved – to announce that all the files were sent to the manufacturer last week.
These files have already been checked and validated by Panda and we have approved the first digital proofs we received.
The printing of the old expansions is finished, and the new expansions "Comfort Creatures" and "The Flying Roots" will go into production soon.
The first elements of the white box – plastic figures, “Satchel and Journal” binder, etc – are also already in mass production.
We are waiting for the last digital proofs so we can validate them and then the pre-production copy of the "white box”. Once these are approved; Panda can start mass producing the cards, dividers and other remaining components.
Shipping & Delivery
Depending on the distribution center, deliveries are complete, in progress or about to start. In any case all packages will be sent by the end of the month and for the vast majority before October 15th.
If you are part of this delivery wave (reminder: it only concerns content that was available in wave 1) and have not received any notification or packages after the 30th of October, please do not hesitate to contact our support team at email@example.com
As we’ve announced since this past Spring, the delivery of wave 2, initially scheduled for October 2018, has been delayed. Currently, we are still expecting delivery by March 2019, keeping in mind that this timing is realistic but tight due to the large quantity of white boxes to be produced and the Chinese New Year's deadline which begins in early February this year; the result being factory closures and reduced activity in port areas for about 3 weeks in China.
At this stage, as all the files have been sent to the manufacturer, we are no longer in control of this schedule. Panda will naturally do its best to produce the games as quickly as possible, but we’ve asked them to give priority to quality over time to prevent errors of the type encountered when the base boxes were reprinted last November.
If you move and need to change your delivery address before wave 2 occurs, you can do so from November 1st onward – and up to a few weeks before the start of deliveries – directly through your CrowdOx Pledge Manager account.
At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, we set ourselves the target of meeting the announced date for wave 1 shipping at all costs and, as you already know, the pressure we put on Panda at the end of 2017 to meet this deadline helped to generate errors on the “Second edition” Base box cards and Veterans’ upgrade packs.
These problems mainly concerned the size of the cards (up to 1 mm larger than those of the first edition) and the shades of blue on some cards’ back. We decided jointly with Panda, to reprint all these “2nd edition” base box cards as well as the upgrade packs.
These replacement cards will be sent automatically during wave 2 deliveries to contributors who are already receiving content during this wave. If you are receiving content in wave 2, you do not need to do anything to get these replacement cards.
For those of you who do not have any content to receive in wave 2, you'll be able to request them via a form that we will put online in early 2019 and whose link will be communicated in a Kickstarter update once it is ready.
These last few months of finishing up our work on the project have been challenging, so we’ll be taking a few days off before getting back to the remaining work on The 7th Continent, including: validation of the soundtrack by Barry Doublet, finalizing work on the augmented reality app, preparation of wave 2 logistics, updating the official website, etc.
Naturally, we will continue to work hand in hand with Panda throughout the production process and keep you all up to date as we receive new printed samples.
See you soon for more news!