by Angus Abranson / Chronicle City
So will this mean we will get our rewards this January?
A rough timeline of the remaining PDFs (Adventures, Venus, Mercury, other source books) would be appreciated.
And the "other goodies"?
I should be able to get a clearer date for everyone. I've only just got back online and wanted to post an update today. When I get an ETA from Patric I'll let you all know :)
*grumble* I enumerated my bullets A) and 2). Stupid narrow Kickstarter comment window.
Okay, just FYI, I'm going to post this comment here and over in the general Kickstarter comments.
A) I don't know if Patric is jerking you around, or if the printers are jerking him around, or if there's something you're not telling us, but I'm sorry, this just doesn't add up. Your last update was October 31, in which you said that printing had been delayed because of Essen Spiel and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Well, Essen was 2 weeks before that update, and the Frankfurt Book Fair was the 4 weeks before that update. That doesn't mean those things didn't cause delays, but what it DOES mean is that they wouldn't have caused delays in late October or certainly not in November. You're not printing that many books. This is probably like a 1-2 day print job, once the printers are actually rolling. So... the printing is not "going well". It's just not. Something is up. Someone is not telling the whole truth. Could you please clarify the situation?
And 2) You say that "some other goodies" are ready. Please be more specific. Once the books are printed, what else will be going out in that first shipment?
I'm not trying to pile onto the bandwagon of people who are saying that you've ripped us off. I've been part of Kickstarter projects that wound up being scams. Those people just disappear and never send any update. That's not what you've been doing.
However, there is no reason to be vague in the updates. Printers, especially big ones, can tell you within at least a range of plus or minus a week when your books are going to be done. Even if it's not going to be for a few weeks because they have a backlog. So, since this is apparently a very large printing company, and if the files have been agreed on, and if the draft copies of the books have been approved, then they should absolutely be able to give you a time window that's relatively specific. Can you find out what that date is?