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Good decision. I hope the game comes back even stronger and is a huge success! I'll be ready to back it when it comes back to kickstarter.
Smart move. You guys already know you have my respect and support. I'll be here when you're ready to relaunch. Looking forward to seeing what you're able to come up with!
Oh, and please don't use pricey Backerkit as a please manager ( ambush postage at a 'later date' just when you least expect and forgotten about yet another bill) use a company like Crowdox , for up front postage, that is the future for Kickstarter projects
Reevaluate, rest, take your time, and true backers will right here waiting.
Thank you for all your efforts bringing a fantastic film theme concept, re-imagined on to the tabletop.
This quote I read today sums up what I saw in this campaign quite eloquently:
"Kickstarter has created a generation of self entitled , self centered, impatient and intolerant gamers. Cue the self righteous indignation of the aforementioned in three..two..one..."
My only concern was not about the game itself, I found no fault with it or the shipping. I simply want to see a long term 'universe support strategy' to create higher post campaign engagement.
Another decent project brought down by some backers unbridled sense of entitlement to free stuff :( I look forward to the launch of the rejiggered project and crack a hapsi or two while I wait...
@Rick Grzyb, that was my question too. I backed for $1 and was going to wait until the last week to decide whether to increase. The thank you update above above would make any politician proud. Reviewing the comments posted directly to the campaign reveals some concerning problems.
Mostly people were concerned with price, especially the shipping costs, which were actually reduced on what shows on the campaign page now versus before one of the first updates. For $99, people should get a huge game with tons of components or, because this is KS, tons of minis. This campaign has a lot of interesting minis but the gameplay and minis are both questionable for that high price compared to campaigns that have fulfilled in the last couple of years for comparable price (for example Gloomhaven, Root, Zombicide, Rising Sun, etc.). And this dev team clearly doesn't know how shipping should work. I was just charged earlier tonight for the funding period ending for Root's second expansion. I backed at the all-in level for the base game plus two expansions and some extras. My shipping charge in U.S.: $10. And that's typical for my tabletop games. So somehow this company thinks that even though every other board game is printed in China and distributed directly, normally, to the U.S. and to a country in Europe and a country in Asia, and then shipped to nearby countries from each of those places, that it seems like they think everything needs to be shipped from somewhere more expensive to produce than China first to New Zealand and then to everywhere.
Gameplay-wise, I and many others are disappointed that whereas the marketing material that brought me to back this project says that it is an asymmetric game, there seem only to be cosmetic differences between the factions. That and that the endgame is a robot fight makes this game really seem quite disappointing, like a design from 20 or 30 years ago. I think we were all thinking it would be Root in the District 9 universe.
I did not by any means read every comment, and of course not messages sent directly to the dev team, so there easily could be more to this story. Maybe another update will appear later to explain in depth.
Totally bummed out. But I'll be there when it relaunches!!!
I'm disappointed to see this cancelled! I was very excited for this, and I hope to hear more about this in the future!