by Dream Pod 9
I, also, agree with the "wait until January" (maybe even February). It's too late in the year right now for the campaign to be successful.
Good God, please, don't try to slip the campaign in before Christmas! That would preclude my participation as a backer. Starting in January would, I imagine, work out much better for potential backers, financially speaking. I know it would work better for me! Thanks for sharing the renders, and keeping us in the loop.
Every time I see a Heavy Gear Kickstarter update I get excited, then disappointed because I think it’s a project launch. Once we hit Thanksgiving I assumed the project would be delayed again, otherwise the funding date would be around Christmas, which is probably a horrible idea. Launching it the first week of January is probably the best idea….. Dang it… ;)
Yeah I have to echo the other posters concern about the timing of the campaign. I mean I want the minis, but I'd rather DP9 had a successful campaign even if it takes slightly longer. It would be better to wait and have a good campaign then to fall short or not reach many stretch goals with an abrupt campaign.
Please don't do a two week project. I hear about what the numbers say, that cutting out the lull in the middle has no negative effect on success, etc, but I also hear complaints about pay periods not lining up. You really do exclude the people who are otherwise stable financially, but have expendable income only paycheque to paycheque. Do a full month project and include everybody you can. Also, trying to sneak it in before Christmas isn't a great idea. People's money doesn't suddenly disappear ON Christmas. It's spent leading up to Christmas. At this point, whenever your project starts, it shouldn't end until after January 15th. If that means a 50 day project, that's better than 14 days right before Christmas. Waiting until January is good, too.
My only frustration with these delays is that it means the strider kickstarter inches further and further away. ;)
Hi guys I'm liking what i am seeing with the new plastics and would like to back the next kick-starter - but am a bit concerned that a short 2 week campaign right before the Christmas/new year period will leave myself and many others unable to back due to money being allocated to gifts or being away on holidays. I for one would be far happier to wait until the new year especially if it means a longer campaign and the ability to dedicate funds to the project.