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Indeed. Forgot about those. So the package I got, including shippins price is $90. And I have to pay around 40 in duties... A bit harsh. But that's a lesson learned, I suppose.
@Jedra7609 [Angry Imp Games] - The rewards are still being sent out. I can see yours should be on its way soon. :)
@Gunnar - Just replied back to your message. PMC Fulfillment is the company we're using to pack and ship the rewards. It looks like you also ordered all the shirts as well. ;)
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Got a package today which I believe (sent them a message asking if it's from them, but no answer yet) is from PA with cash on delivery. The reason I'm unsure is that it doesn't mention Uber or planetary annihilation anywhere on the parcel (just a shipping company name), but it does mention some contents like a usb drive and a miniature.
The interesting part, though: 36.5 euro is what I have to pay to get the parcel... and I backed for 100.
Nothing in the UK yet. I was surprised to see that someone had to pay 23 Euros in duties? This would mean they put 115 Euro value on a t-shirt and the cardboard covers. As the disk was not included they should not have included the value of the game. I await the ransom note from the Royal Mail with interest...
Still waiting on my physical items here. You'd think they could mark our stuff "shipped w/date" but sadly they don't.
drag-able queues plz!
any canucks get theirs yet?
i swear to christ i will never purchase so much as a line of code from the trash development team that is Uber and campaign mercilessly against your awful company until the day i die to every soul i know if I have to so much as pay a CENT for the acceptance of my physical rewards.
this game was TRASH and I will be destroying the box upon reception and uploading the footage of the act.
I have a really hard time to understand why you just didn't write "Gift" on the parcels...
@Glenn - Oh no! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can sort it out for you.
I received mine today. Shirt was the wrong size though.
Still waiting for mine to arrive in UK, going to be moving shortly so hope it comes in the next week.
I received my physical components this past week in the mail (was away from home, so can't say which day). t-shirt, minis, book, box, disc, everything was in there. Thanks for making an awesome game, and for making the goodies just as awesome!
Is it me or the Galactic war become harder,
Those AI seem to had all the tech while i only got basic vech tech.
I forgot to mention that I live in Belgium, this might help fellow belgian backers waiting for their physical rewards :)
I just got my rewards today in the mail.
I was surprised to have to pay EUR 23,02 in duties.
What I got in the box was: my T-shirt, a quick-start guide, a cardboard box for Planetary Annihilation "Collector's Edition", and the miniatures.
It's true that the reward never mentioned getting an actual physical disc, but I was a bit surprised not to find any in the box.
any Canadians get theirs yet?
D10ny5u5, in one of these boxes that are being sent out: https://imgur.com/a/cLLJE
Where is my TShirt!
@Tom - They're on their way! :D Please review our latest update here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/planetary-annihilation-a-next-generation-rts/posts/1254963
Hey, Uber, Super glad to be a part of this kickstarter and to help fund what turned out to be a pretty good game. However, I am super disappointed that it's been almost 3 years and I havent seen a single physical reward
I am waiting for my physical goods, too.....
Same question as Danimal13.
My patience is waning...
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@creator - how goes the physical goods? Long time since 2013 and still no box, tshirt and minis :(
It's been 7 months now since the game was released on Steam. How are you doing with the physical goods a lot of us were promised? I see in the comments below that you are (still) waiting for manufacturer, but maybe it's about time for some sort of official update on the status of things? I, for one, would really appreciate that, and I'm sure thousands of other backers waiting for physical goods would as well.
What ever happened with the T-shirts?
@Santo - The team is always working to improve optimization with each release. If you're looking for ways to help improve performance, please join our Forum discussion here: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/how-to-improve-performance-all-video-cards-driver-links.53165/
Is there going to be any options to reduce RAM consumption server-side, like reducing the resolution of the chronocam graph or periodically offloading part of it to the disk? The RAM requirements for PA servers are just insanely high, get higher as the game progresses and can be pretty hard to justify during group events such as LANs.
@Typhi - It's currently possible with private servers, but official support is still to come.
The realtime multiplayer (20vs20) has never been delivered. When can we expect it?
@Gary - Unfortunately, it's an item that all backing levels will receive which is why none of the rewards have been shipped yet.
whats the one more item? it has been a while... I'm getting restless
Hi @David - There's still one more item we're waiting on from the manufacturer. Once it's received, we'll make sure to post an announcement for shipping. :)
I still haven't recieved my game box...what is going on...
@Danimal13 - Not yet. Some items have come in, but there's still a few that we're waiting on.
any update on fulfillment since last month?
@ Millet Simon
Post by jables
"For March and beyond? Well, we have a lot of stuff we still want to get in the game that we’ve mentioned before, as well as new things we’ve never talked about that we are still experimenting with (playing with Galactic War being one of them... AHH I’VE SAID TOO MUCH! ). I’ll get you all more info on it as we nail things down, or experiments prove themselves as adding fun to the game."
Hi Uber Entertainment,
Will you add more content in galactic war mode ? The gameplay is great, but I think galactic war mode needs more content. I'm a solo player.
Thank you, I really appreciate your game :)
Can you tell me the link to download the game ?
@Daryl lan multiplayer is in the game...
Forget the launcher, all you need to do is load pa.exe directly (install folder is c:\games\uber entertainment on windows).
Launch the game and don't bother logging in (that's only required for access to play fab for online multi player).
The option for lan play should be available (note if you have a low spec machine it might be disabled by default, in that case go into setting, local server and set to 'on').
To put game onto other machines for the lan match, copy and paste the game folder.
You can set player names for the lan game by filing in the user name box (leave password blank and don't login. It just picks up the name from there).
What I did find is some network setups are tricky. Connecting my laptop (on WiFi) To my desktop (wired) wouldn't work initially as they're on different sub nets by default, if that's a problem for you the community have a small mod available that allows you to force the server ip, which cures the issue. Hope that helps, Rob.
When is there going to be the standalone client [ie, no stupid "downloader"] with LAN multiplayer?
We are currently working with production houses outside of the US to get all items finished, but as of now we are waiting for them to get back to us. As soon as we have more detailed information, we'll make sure to post an announcement.
When are the physical rewards supposed to be shipped to the backers? Anyone know??
@Dennis Brinkhuis: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/backer-rewards-progress.66212/#post-1041123
also lol @Omgaar: There is no DRM of any form. Even if you buy the game on steam it will give you an account with "playfab" which is uber's online service. With that you can download a steam free version of the game here: https://store.uberent.com/download/pa
You as a KS backer should have been given that download a long time ago as well, steam is just an option for the masses that like to use steam.
That version has everything you need to play offline. It has no copy protection and no online activation. Nothing at all. Once you downloaded it you can copy it to as many computers as you want and play a big lan party offline with it.
Sorry to say, but did nobody get their T-shirts yet? It has been way back that I had to pick and verify my post address. If I'm correct I funded this project back in 2012. I understand that development takes longer than anticipated but it should have been released in 2013, Tomorrow it is 2015.
The fact that it was already on discount at the Steam Winter Sale for $5.99 makes you think. As early backer I like to support games like these.
I'm fine with taking the risk of investing in a game that still needs to be developed. I'm also fine with investing a year before I will get a product in return. Waiting from 2012 to 2015 on a game is taking a lot of patience. It would have been nice if the physical pledges would have been shipped.
Man, All the whiners in here... yikes. Well, fine, I'll get my own trollbox out and you can listen to me whine at you for a minute.
I think people forgot that Kickstarter is a donation/pledging platform for *investment* in creative endeavour, where the *return* on that investment, IF it works out, is the backer reward.
It is NOT a pre-order platform, contrary to the marketing by projects looking to get funded, and I do realize that's how many projects get pitched. I have backed a few projects, and almost ALL of them were late, and some under-delivered. Am I miffed? Nope. These are creative people, doing their best to produce something good. They're not Fortune 500 companies with whole departments of engineers and supply chains that they've been tuning for a decade, and they don't have an army of minions to make their products or write their code.
Usually all of the production ambiguity and process and drawn out bug-hunting, etc. all happens behind closed doors, everyone involved is mum about it by contract, and everything is paid for by The Suits. Then when it goes to market and the things sell, The Suits—who put the big money down up-front to fund an endeavor—they get paid BACK the big money they put in, and everyone whines about funding the artists and "their fair share". The complaint is partially fair to make. I agree that artists should be paid more for their work, BUT they wouldn't even have the job if the investors hadn't put the money in up-front to pay the artists' salaries for the ~2-4 years it can take to make a AAA game or a movie.
Well everyone, you got a chance to take The Suits out of the picture, and fund this thing yourselves so it's not a one-dimensional shooter game made to appeal to middle-school kids mucking around on their Xboxes, since that's what most publishers feel is the *safest* investment of their money where they're hoping they'll make a return in the end.
The amount of money it actually takes to make a game—or a big box-office movie—is crap-tons more than we put together to see PA made, especially if we want to see game-devs be paid a reasonable wage. For reference, the last IronMan movie took an estimated 200 MILLION DOLLARS to produce and market. It's 130 minutes long. That's $650,000 PER MINUTE. PA's funding on Kickstarter could have produced less than 4 MINUTES OF THAT MOVIE.
Look, I know guys who do roto-scoping in the vfx world for TV shows and get paid $9/hr. How are you supposed to live in London, LA, or Vancouver (where the vfx houses are) on $9/hr?!!!
So seriously, what is your whining going to accomplish? Are you encouraging the Devs with your childish moaning? Are you emboldening them to face another day in the cubicle staring at a computer screen? Are you motivating them to continue on their labor of love that they wanted to make for you, O ungrateful whiny backer?
So seriously, just shut up. Kickstarter clearly wasn't meant for you, so either learn to contribute positively and appreciate what people are trying to accomplish, or you can just go buy the next crappy shooter game at GameStop.
All I logged in for was to check on physical reward delivery time-line, to see if there were any updates. But, reading through your vitriolic drivel made me speak up.
Uber, just keep us posted when you have news of backer rewards, those of us who understand what Kickstarter is, and who it's for, we'll keep backing things, because it's putting our dollars where we want to see the world go.
I want to see more games like TA and SupCom, and The Suits won't fund making them if it doesn't look promising from a business perspective.
Sorry Omgaar, but how is the offline mode not DRM-free? Do you just mean that the native support for online multiplayer only uses the Uber servers and requires a login? Or that the patches are distributed via the uber launcher or steam? Those are the only things I can really think of that would make it moderately like it still had "DRM".
It's available OFFLINE, but not DRM-free. Steam games can be run offline, but they are not DRM-free. Always online is not the only form of DRM.
The devs are just pieces of shit.