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Production is Finished! Project Update - 30 January 2018

Posted by Corey Wright (Creator)
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Boxes Going Onto Boats! 

Hello my long-suffering mountaineers! 

I have some excellent news: we were able to finish production before Chinese New Year, and starting Feb 1st, the first boxes will be loaded up on ships! Yay! 

Below, I have some data for each specific region. IMPORTANT!!!! Except for the dates that the freight is loaded onto a boat, nothing is certain yet. There are many factors that will come into play, some which could speed up delivery and some of which could slow things down. For example...

  • The ship could get lost at sea (unlikely, but I felt like saying it). 
  • Customs could hold things up, for no good reason. We've tried to mitigate this, but you never know. Maybe some agent will think we are literally shipping mountaineers and charge us with human trafficking. I know, horrible joke again, but hey, it's Wednesday and I'm a dad. Dad jokes ya'll. 
  • Lots of other companies were rushing to get their games shipped before Chinese New Year. Many of the fulfillment centers are first come, first serve, so simply the order in which our games are taken off the boat and sent to the distribution center could affect things by several weeks. 
  • Your country, my country, or some other country might go on strike or shut down again or leave the EU, or who knows what, and things take longer than expected. 

The point is, at this point, I still can't give highly accurate estimates of when your games will show up. I've tried to be super conservative, so hopefully it is sooner then the dates below, but I can't guarantee anything at this point. It's pretty much out of my hands! 

Second Important Thing: Addresses will be locked down on February 17th! If you need to change your address, please do NOT email me, but instead, follow the instructions in this link:  

https://help.crowdox.com/article/wbwd3wjio7-how-do-backers-edit-their-address-after-completing-the-survey 

If you can't access your account, try using this link:  https://portal.crowdox.com/users/sign_in 

If you still can't access your account, ask CrowdOx Support for help. If all else fails, then shoot me a message!   ;) 

Shipping Timelines (Rough Estimates)

Region: USA 

  •  Freight Departs: Feb 5
  •  Fulfillment Center: Quarter Master
  •  Estimate At Your Door Date: Late March to April

Region: Canada

  •  Freight Departs: Feb 5
  •  Fulfillment Center: Snakes & Lattes
  •  Estimate At Your Door Date: April to May

Region: Europe

  •  Freight Departs: Feb 1
  •  Fulfillment Center: Happy Shops
  •  Estimate At Your Door Date: Late March to April

Region: Australia / New Zealand

  •  Freight Departs: End of Feb from VFI
  •  Fulfillment Center: Etherworks
  •  Estimate At Your Door Date: April

Region: Asia

  •  Countries: CN, HK, JP, KR, MY, PH, SG, TH, TW
  •  Freight Departs: Feb 13
  •  Fulfillment Center: VFI
  •  Estimate At Your Door Date: Late March to April. Varies by Country.

Region: Rest of the World 

  •  Countries: AR, CL, IL, RU
  •  Freight Departs: Feb 1
  •  Fulfillment Center: Happy Shops
  •  Estimate At Your Door Date: Varies by Country

Region: Rest of the World 

  •  Countries: AE, BH, BR, MX, SA
  •  Freight Departs: Feb 13
  •  Fulfillment Center: VFI
  •  Estimate At Your Door Date: Varies by Country

*Note: For Brazil, delivery might be around May or June. We are using a publisher called Conclave Editura which should provide significant savings on VAT. They will be shipping from within Brazil, and have a much higher success rate than direct shipping from out of country! 

In the Meantime...

Thank you so much for your patience! It is awesome to finally be getting to this point. While the freight is heading to the fulfillment centers, I'll be getting our translated card packs and custom card packs printed and air-mailed to the various fulfillment centers. Big shout out to Luisa and our awesome translators for their help in the process! 

Folks, a pretty awesome game is finally made. Now we just got to get it to you! Looking forward to that moment! 

Thanks again for being the best backers ever!   ;) 

Sincerely, 

Corey Wright

P.S. Here is a video of some insane person climbing (sorta) the 5 highest peaks in one trip in Oregon where I live. 

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    1. Corey Wright 3-time creator on

      For sure @Matthew! Me too!

    2. Matthew Zochert on

      Thanks for the frequent updates. Excited for when it arrives.

    3. Corey Wright 3-time creator on

      @Brian: For sure. You'll get a lot of comments and stares from people walking by your table!

    4. Corey Wright 3-time creator on

      @Tyson: Haha... I like the analogies. Yea, I was hoping it would be a little faster myself... But, we'll see. Maybe we'll be first to line at the fulfillment centers!

      @Thomas: For sure, thanks for hanging in there so long!

      @Gert: Thanks! And thank you for your hard work on the Dutch translation!

      @Aonline: Thank you for letting me, I'll relay this on to Kirk. Hopefully they get things sorted out soon, and it may not be to late to switch if we have too.

    5. Brian A. on

      Thanks for the good news on the update. I'm anxious to play Mountaineers at this years Extra-Life event.

    6. Aonline
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      hmmmm, I advice you to communicate well in advance with Snakes on what turn around you can expect, they will be slammed with all the CNY rushed games and they are still not recovered from the Christmas rush. It is a sore spot for us Canadians at the moment, I wish they would take the jump and expand their manpower.

    7. Gert Breugelmans on

      Ohhhh, that's great news. Didn't knew it would go that fast after we translated it to Dutch ... but hey, we're not against good news of course.

      Congratulations!!!!

    8. Thomas Beaudry on

      Great news, thanks for keeping us posted!

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      Tyson Baker on

      Thanks, as always, for the upfront communication Corey. I know some people might be disappointed/impatient with the conservative delivery dates you've estimated, which is understandable. I say, that's mountaineering man! Slow, steady, and careful get you to the summit. And getting the boxes on the boat is one proverbial ice-axe/crampon step up the glacier...
      Corny mountaineering analogies aside, thanks for the update! Looking forward to the end of March/early April! On belay!

    10. Corey Wright 3-time creator on

      For sure! Thanks @C.M.!

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      C. M.
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      Well there's some big news! While it's clearly not quite time to be winding down, congratulations are definitely in order! Thanks for all your hard work and the exciting news! Looking forward to having it in-hand!