Sorry, at Bartertown and BGG I am Dakkar98.
@Gavin, Erik, and any one else interested, contact me on Bartertown or BGG, I'll see what I can do for you. I am in MD, USA.
Ropya, if it's ok I sent you a message on BGG as well, Cheers!
Contact me on BGG under this name.
ill see if I can't help you out with sedition wars.
Hmm... this update seems to imply it may be possible to order some of the extras that haven't shipped yet... is this true and how would I go about adding this to my order?
Whilst it is disappointing that copies were sold at Gencon when Kickstarter copies had not yet been posted I do understand why it happened (Gencon is too good an opportunity to miss when the game arrived at warehouse early). Hopefully the international copies are posted soon so that we can give it a try over here!
I am hopeful that a few Sedition Wars biohazard sets become available due to cancellations as would love to pick one of those up... (I was on the fence and then decide to go for it not realising it had just ended and been kicking myself ever since).
Knowing companies...I am not necessarily holding my breath that some of the stuff won't be available later.
The most important issue here (in my opinion) is that they have the time to post something like this, but still haven't done anything to explain why international backers are treated the way they are. There might be good reasons to why the game is sold at a convention before it is even shipped to backers, but it is pretty obvious that they should let us know what those reasons are. Not pretend the issue doesn't exist.
Everyone realizes that we all pre-orederd the game, we got a ton of free stuff that those con people did not get, and some things they will not be able to get.. There is a significant value in this. I don't care if someone that went to GenCon got it first, I choose not to go. I don't think that this close of timing should offend anyone.. in 6 weeks it won't matter, and you will have tons of stuff they don't, and can't get.. Long term Status, over short term desire.
how they have handled this will pry stop me from backing them again later. they would be smart to work on there communication with paying backers.
Hmm, I've been reading some of the comments and concerns in the general comments area. I was oblivious to everything until just now (Panic's comment is what made me look into it). I also got my copy of the game last week and have been enjoying it very much. Quick concern I had is that I didn't get the extra characters I ordered, but I remembered that those weren't suppose to ship immediately, so I'm totally fine with that.
It looks like there is a big concern with the fact that CMON (I always read this as Job in AD saying "Common!") manufactured quite a few games and was selling them at gencon. At the same time many who backed the game have not received their copies yet, so naturally to see a giant pile of games sitting there and not be able to have one even after paying quite a bit of cash is going to make some people irritated.
Personally I have my copy so I know the wheels are turning here, but I can attest that shipping many, many, many games with a small team takes a huge amount of time and can be a logistical nightmare. By contrast you have a gaming convention where you can easily board all those things on a pallet, move them there and distribute them right at the con. When you factor in that gencon is the THE board game event, one you wouldn't want to miss for selling your game or just getting its name out there, I can understand the decision. Sounds like they also canceled demos of the game, which sounds like the wrong move, but was probably another logistical one.
I don't want to defend everything they've done, but as people have mentioned certain problems and I've read about them, I can see many rational explanations for them. Someone pointed out that CMON may be a victim of their own success and I would definitely agree here. I would encourage everyone to try to be supportive of small teams who make stuff like this as public negativity can have some very long-term ramifications in the way they do things. Sure you should let them know about your concerns, but patience can be a virtue. Also it will help for CMON to learn good PR, but I would never have expected a small team to learn every facet of a larger business in the span of what, 6 months? Just saying everyone keep calm and at least give them the benefit of the doubt, I didn't expect anything personally until September and was pleasantly surprised.
I received my copy just before I went on vacation so I haven't played yet. This weekend is ZOMBICIDE time!! Gardening can wait.
Surprised more people didn't back out to be honest.
I think its less about how long it took to ship out and more about the fact that others got it before kickstater backers.
its before they said it would ship.. but weeks after non backers got to buy a copy
After we played a few rounds, my friends jokingly asked if I could leave it here while I went to college (I bet they were serious though). I'm sure one of them could use this.
Good times. Happy smiling faces all round, +2. Even happier faces in a couple of weeks -1.
No clue about you Panic, but estimated ship date is Sep, and I have had mine for a week or so.. Seems VERY fast to me. I waited 6+ months longer on some kickstarter stuff.. quite honestly this was the fastest turn around on a KS project for me yet. Guess you can't please everyone.
CMON were incredibly fast at giving me the refund.. within 10mins of asking for it the money was back in my account.
It's just a shame you were not that fast at sending out the game.