by Dream Pod 9
Paid up, but should we lock the order yet? I read through and still am not sure.
Alright, I locked in my order but didn't add on anything...it was easy (just click Submit, and click a confirmation pop-up window, and done...and an "unlock" option appears immediately so that's easy too).
I will anticipate unlocking and adding on items once we know what's available. Hope everyone locks in their pledges soon!
Thanks for keeping us updated!
@ Jason. We should be able to hit our delivery date of November. We are giving ourselves to the end of April to get the 3D Models all finished and then the plastic injection molds will be made in May and June, during that time we'll finish up the Quickstart Ruebook. And plastic should go into production in July or August along with getting the Quickstart Rulebook sent off to the printers. So that should allow us to start shipping in September which will give us a 2 month safety margin if anything gets delayed.
We would just like everyone to get their balances paid up as soon as possible so we can announce the Kodiak unlock and move on to the next stretch goal for the Ammon.
I do love the constant updates, it makes me feel better. Will the lost/delay to pay of those backers push the delivery date of fall in anyway? or just threaten the kodiak?
@DP9: Oh I know all that. I was just curious as to when it would be an available option. I pledged Universe and am getting 3 starters, but I would like to put the remaining balance towards existing HG product to help flesh out my NuCoal.
@ Robert. Not until after the extra crowd funding is done. And money pledged to unlock molds could not be used to get existing HG catalog items other that the ones already available in the Pledge Manager. The margins are just not there to produce the items with their higher production costs and have them help cover the costs of the plastic injection molds. After the extra funding is done we'll allow Backers to place orders on our online store to be added to their reward package when it ships. There is no way we are going to enter all the online store products into the Pledge Manager it would take way to long.
When will the existing HG catalogue be made available as addons?
@ Denny. Don't worry you can now unlock your order, the Fundafull team added a new button you can press when your order is locked to unlock it. Only once we are finished making all the final 3d models which should be by the end of April do we plan to lock down the Pledge Manager. We'll let everyone know several weeks before, so that they have time to finalize their selections.
My current selection total is actually under my pledge amount, so I've been waiting for the possibility of the Kodiak being unlocked before I lock my pledge in(I'm worried if I locked my order in, and the kodiaks are unlocked, that I won't be able to go back and change my selections, on top of the fact that I'm currently over pledged and have another 9 dollars unspent on selections, which could be floating about if I were to lock my pledge right now...).
Does that make any sense to anyone? xD
While I would love to lock it in, the wording makes me worry that I won't be able to change anything should there be changes to the pledge manager at a later date... If that isn't gonna be a problem, I could lock it in now and worry about it later... The upside is I'm not one of those who are over selected/underpledged/underpaid, so at least I'm not holding things back...
That was a typo, I just fixed it to end of February 2015. :-)
This must be the longest planned crowd-funded project yet. 95 years seems to be a long time to leave the funding open.