Well, shoot, guys. I had another update all written up and ready to go for you, but then circumstances got in the way. We’ve received word that, due to overcrowded waters, the boats are currently running about two weeks behind schedule. We unfortunately don’t have much more information currently than that, but we will keep you updated as we learn more. All we can say is that we’re really sorry for this additional delay.
The art books and translation packs have also taken longer to finish than expected due to exceptionally rainy, wet weather. They should all be done by July 15th, however, which I suppose makes this a moot point with the boat delay. Everything else is done and ready for the boats.
Regarding those boats, though, we do have some more information. Here’s what we know:
The boat heading to the US and Canada will be MOL CONTRIBUTION. You should be able to track it with more detailed information that we'll provide shortly. All the products will be loaded on this boat. And it's supposed to arrived in the US on 31th August.
- Our shipping partner had planned to book the boat Evergreen Line - CMA CGM CORTE REAL 0FM0ZW1MA for Europe, but a problem has arisen with the import paperwork in the EU. We’re scrambling with our partner to fix the problem, and hopefully we’ll have it squared away and the EU products on that boat shortly.
- It ends up the Australian packages will all be assembled in Xiamen, China, before they are loaded on a boat and shipped. Because of this, we don’t have boat information to share for our Australian backers yet, but we will as soon as we have it. Having said that, this shouldn’t mean that our Australian friends get their pledges later than everyone else, as all of the other pledges will need to be assembled (i.e., packaging the core box, Uncounted Horrors, Endless Nightmares, add-ons, etc. together to ship to you) once they reach their destination shipping hubs.
- Asian pledges will not be getting on a boat, so there won’t be a boat number for you. Your pledges will be mailed directly to you. ;)
Once again, we’re sorry we don’t have better news. We’re as disappointed as you that things aren’t on the water yet. But hopefully this should all be resolved very shortly and everything will be on its way. I’m hoping you’ll get the update I already wrote very soon for two reasons: first of all, because it had some fun and informative stuff in it, and second of all because, when you do, it should mean that everything’s moving forward and on its way.