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  1. Cfighter

    Wave 3 contents/commitment

    Yes, they confirmed long ago that Wave 3 is essentially "everything else" -- more specifically: the Stretch Goals (was originally the only thing planned for Wave 3), Vordt Mega Boss (delayed to Wave 3 as the mini was unstable and had to be remolded), and the Tile add-ons (delayed to Wave 3 as Bandai Namco didn't give approval for the designs in time for Wave 2). Now, as you mentioned, we've been in the dark for awhile now and it might still be some time before we get a noteworthy update (assuming they're waiting until Wave 2 has been fulfilled completely). It is also possible that something else comes up and they end up splitting Wave 3 into Wave 3/4 (I'd love to read the comments on that one, just saying) but until they decide to chime in, the plan is still that Wave 3 will contain ALL of the stretch goals and everything else not included in Wave 2. But something worth noting: I have a hunch that the stretch goals are further along in the manufacturing process than we think they are (the lack of updates doesn't help tbh), but back when they were posting updates of the production samples for the Mega Bosses I did notice that a couple of the production samples they took pictures of were from the stretch goals which could indicate that by now they might actually have a decent amount of the stretch goals either being printed or already ready to ship. Plus on top of that, I noticed most of the Mega Bosses include at least one Level 4 Encounter card with icons for expansions from what I can only assume belong to the stretch goals -- so if they've already printed/shipped cards with details from the stretch goals, they might be far enough in the production of Wave 3 to announce when shipping will begin, which would be fantastic considering they just shipped Wave 2.
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    Tiered Treasure Decks

    For treasure chests, we either take 2 cards from deck 1 (weapons/armor) or 1 card from either of the other 2 decks. And yeah, at face value it definitely seems like you'd need to grind far more than usual to buy cards in this method. But when put into practice, it actually evens out with the official method quite nicely -- with one large deck cards are 1 soul each, but if you're searching for a new weapon then you'll have to grind through the entire deck until you not only find an actual weapon card, but a weapon card you can realistically build toward. With this three deck method you don't have to rely on RNJesus if you know what type of card you want, but you'll still have to filter through the deck(s) to find a card you can realistically wield.
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    Tiered Treasure Decks

    The way I handle the treasure deck is pretty simple, and for the most part works great for my games -- three decks; deck 1: weapons/armor, deck 2: rings/upgrades, deck 3: spells. Deck 1 costs one soul per card, deck 2 costs two, and deck 3 costs three. The thought process behind mine is that while RNG is a thing in the video game, you always have access to a store where you can simply buy simple items without any guesswork. This method takes the best of both, where you at least are guaranteed the type of item you want, but still have to obey RNG without it being completely unbearable (with the upgrades/rings/spells removed, the main deck is effectively halved).
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    Double-Sided tiles eta

    The tiles were indeed delayed to Wave 3, as SFG couldn't get approval for the designs in time to ship with Wave 2. And as a result of the delayed shipment/delivery of Wave 2, Wave 3 has been pushed from the (most recent) ETA of October-November to a currently unknown ETA. The majority of backers estimate a Q1 2019 delivery window for Wave 3, but I'm unsure why backers came to that conclusion (not that it's inaccurate, I just don't know how they broke that down). In terms of an official ETA for Wave 3 -- there currently isn't one. They are waiting to announce the new ETA until Wave 2 is completely fulfilled. Considering some of their past updates have shown finished production samples from Wave 3, I would wager that the wait won't be too long once the dust on Wave 2 has settled.
  5. Ehh I don't have the two in question but again just get a cup/bowl of very hot water, dip ends of the wings into the water for at least 30 seconds and they should be soft enough to plug into the socket. Then just leave them in the sockets for a minute or so, allowing the plastic to harden in its new shape and you shouldn't have another issue fitting them again. In theory (don't have my Gaping Dragon yet to confirm) the only reason why the pieces aren't fitting together is due to the plastic warping inside the box. Which is where the hot water comes into play. This also isn't necessarily an issue with manufacturing -- it's just a byproduct of the soft plastic the minis are made from. Warping happens all the time with PVC figures, not a whole lot can be done about it. Of course it's also totally possible the issue is with the sculpt itself. I won't know myself for another week.
  6. Please, feel free to vent. I completely get why a lot of people are upset over the assembly -- judging from the unbelievably large number of backers, I would assume Dark Souls is the first venture outside of mainstream board games for most people (I also would assume using the IP to reach this many backers was a calculated decision by SFG). I'm not saying this is your first venture, just the majority of backers in general. Large models simply cannot be manufactured as one piece. Their size/designs demands that the sculpts be split into parts so that the piece comes out of the mold properly. As a result, one way or another these models come out of the molds in pieces. At this point the seller has two options: pre-assemble every mini and sell as one unit, or sell the minis as they come out of the molds and require basic assembly. Obviously it would have been amazing to have the Mega Bosses ready right out of the box, however another key factor that people aren't taking into consideration is the price. Not only would we have had to wait a lot longer to receive the expansions (which people would flip out about), but SFG would have charged at least double what they did for the expansions. Any other large miniature that is pre-assembled/painted costs somewhere in the ballpark of $80+ depending on the size/quality. These Mega Bosses cost on average $50 and they have superb detail for their size/price. Again, I feel a lot of this outcry would have been avoided if they simply said the Mega Bosses would require some assembly. But in their defense, I also don't recall them ever specifically mentioning that the Mega Bosses would ship as one piece (could be wrong about that though lol).
  7. I have not recieved my Gaping Dragon yet, so I cannot comment on the quality/assembly of that particular model (though I do hear the universal consensus is it's a pain in the ass to assemble). However I do have Kalameet, and my experience with Kalameet is that out of the box the wings wouldn't peg in -- but the solution was simply to dip the wing pegs in very hot water, and then to refit the wings into place. While I do think SFG should have warned people the mega bosses would require some assembly, I think people are dramatically over reacting (at least to specifically the assembly). It's unreasonable to expect them to ship out these complex models as one piece, for they are molded in pieces and for them to ship as one unit SFG would have to manually pre-assemble each model and then redesign the boxes to accommodate for the awkward model designs. Was it possible for them to do this? Most likely. However the trade off would have been us waiting probably another year to recieve the expansions, as I doubt they have the man power to delegate assembly to a specific team.
  8. Cfighter

    Another Backerkit?

    I was a late pledge for the base game which means I'm locked out of commenting on the KS page directly, which is where I feel this question would be more appropriate -- but does anyone know if there are plans to reopen the backerkit at some point before Wave 3? Two of the expansions I really wanted (Old Iron King/Guardian Dragon) suddenly became KS exclusives last year, and when the backerkit was reopened before I wasn't in a place financially to purchase them. I'm hoping they will give us one final chance to purchase the KS exclusives before Wave 3 ends, because now I have the money to spend on them and it wasn't that fair to begin with that they became KS exclusives virtually overnight.
  9. Cfighter

    Update 171

    Fair enough. I still stand by my criticism, but I apologize if my posts come off as overly negative.
  10. Cfighter

    Update 171

    Yeah they weren't even clear with that either. I've read comments on the Kickstarter page that claim SFG has clarified in email responses; supposedly what SFG has stated in these emails is that they're going to ship expansions out as they arrive at the warehouse, but they wont be delivered as they arrive—they will sit at your shipping hub until your complete order can be delivered. If that's true, then I would assume you will get your order much sooner if the items in your order aren't part of the delay. But who actually knows, as again, there's an unbelievable lack of communication at the moment. And I disagree with the "Kickstarter risk" argument in this particular case. I fully understand that when you back any Kickstarter, you're often taking a gamble. But I would argue that risk is no longer a factor at this point, as SFG has delivered on what the Kickstarter was made for: the base game. They proved that they were able to produce a competent game of a certain quality, and they should have had a clear understanding of the process to produce the add-ons/stretch goals. The stretch goals were just complimentary incentives, so while I'm more excited for the stretch goals than the expansions I'm fine with SFG shipping them last. The expansions are a different story though; they weren't part of the Kickstarter, people were given the option to pre-order them after the Kickstarter ended. Not only that, but SFG even reopened the pre-order page after the base game was delivered. They needed funding for the base game. They sold the expansions as a product. I don't think it's anywhere near unreasonable to expect SFG to, at the very least, prioritize posting progress updates on the expansions rather than prioritize posting updates on their other Kickstarter projects.
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    Update 171

    I remember initially wanting to back the RE2 game, but thankfully I didn't get the chance to back the kickstarter. Even if the RE2 game is an incredible, polished board game - judging from Dark Souls, I'd say that as soon as RE2 starts heading into the shipping phase the backers of RE2 are going to be in for a rude awakening. Similarly, judging from Dark Souls, I'll most likely be able to purchase the RE2 game from retailers before the backers even get their copies.
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    Update 171

    I'm going to make an educated guess and predict that most people will have their complete Wave 2 orders delivered around November instead of the September ETA. Then I predict SFG will say that Wave 3 will arrive around February, and then following a whole lot of radio silence they'll inform us of more manufacturing issues and that Wave 3 will be delayed again. When all is said and done, I predict Wave 3 (and the project as a whole) will finally be delivered by May/June 2019 - three years after launch.
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    Update 171

    So in general, I'm just gonna discuss (and possible vent) about the most recent Kickstarter Update here as I was a late backer meaning I'm prevented from commenting in the Kickstarter itself. For those who haven't seen yet, Steamforged Games—after nearly a month of silence—finally graced us backers with an official Wave 2 shipping update. In a twist of events that shocked no one, they announced in the update that Wave 2 is experiencing manufacturing/shipping issues; the new ETA Steamforged Games has provided for Wave 2 is September 10th. Wave 3 (the stretch goals) will, by extension, be affected by Wave 2's delay and there is no longer a time-frame for when Wave 3 will ship (previously Steamforged Games said Wave 3 would ship in September). Now I'm not going to b*tch and complain about the delays themselves—I'm a patient guy, and there are plenty of other things for me to look forward to in the meantime that will actually release on time. I also think that, considering how the release of the base game was managed, anyone who honestly thought the expansions/stretch goals would arrive on time were just setting themselves up for disappointment. I expected a delay. My problem is the lack of communication from Steamforged Games. One of the first things mentioned in the update is that the main reason for Wave 2's delay was because their manufacturing partners dropped the ball. Immediately after that explanation, Steamforged Games goes on to explain that they then had to decide if they wanted to ship out the expansions as they arrived, or wait until they received all of their product before shipping out to backers. They decided on the first option, meaning starting Monday (the 23rd) they will begin shipping out expansions as they arrive and that by September 10th they expect everyone to have received whichever expansions you may have ordered—if you ordered multiple expansions, you very well might receive multiple packages spread out over the next two months. The issue here is that there has been radio silence from them for, again, nearly a month when clearly they have had plenty of information to share over (at least) the last few weeks. I don't know if Steamforged Games just doesn't like giving bad news, but I have a feeling people would be far more understanding if they had posted an update as soon as they knew their manufacturing partners were lagging behind. Also, I can't speak for everyone on this one, but personally I also would have appreciated if Steamforged Games ASKED if we preferred them to ship things out as they arrived or if we preferred them to wait for one shipment. Even if the majority ended up voting for the current plan, I don't like that Steamforged Games kept us in the dark for nearly a month only to drop this new shipment plan on us without any warning. And what really irritates me is, despite all this nonsense and beating around the bush, Steamforged Games releases updates for their Resident Evil 2 board game every single week without fail—often even an update every few days. If you made it this far, thanks for reading. Like I said at the beginning, I'm only venting this here since I apparently can't on the actual Kickstarter.
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    add-ons + tretch goals DSBG?

    I can certainly understand why so many people are furious about the wait, I too of course would have loved to have the stretch goals/expansions by now, however I think by now people should have at least calmed down enough to appreciate things for what they are. I am perfectly fine with the wait, as I have recieved what I paid for (the base game); they did not run off with my money, and the game itself is a quality game with hours of content (if you have yet to recieve your base game however, then you absolutely should have an issue with that). I did not pay for the stretch goals, nor were they the sole reason for my purchase - the stretch goals were simply a free complimentary bonus for every single person who backed the game. As a result, Im content with waiting for the free content - by extension, I am also fine with the free content shipping after the paid mega bosses have shipped as again those are things that people purchased.
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    House Rules - Awareness & 5th Player

    Huh, well I stand corrected. I guess I did overlook that in the rules. Well that will surely change how my friends and I play the game - thanks! Yeah that's another one of those small things the rule doesn't slow down to directly address. The only node you are not allowed to start on are enemy spawn nodes. Another thing that you're allowed to do - bizarrely enough - is set up the game tiles in any order/path/connect them by any edge even if there aren't any doorways being connected.... Which just begs the question.... Why did they even bother printing the tiles with doorways if they're just going to tell us not to worry about them during set up?
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