You're right. It is supicious looking. Judging from the "production" of the 2 announcements it looks like someone at Matrix got word of an impending BFC announcement and rushed a forum post announcement out to scoop them by a day. These wargamer wars are cut throat indeed. Almost Leno/Letterman-esque.That's really funny considering the Matrix announcement for PCO on 3-9:
We are done adding features. We are in final testing, finishing up the manual, still adding grass to a few maps and testing for balance and any other bugs that may have slipped by us before now. As soon as we're satisfied that everything is squared away, we will release. We were certainly aiming for Q4 and then Q1, but I think the additional features were worth the additional delay. We will not rush it out at this point, we'll make sure it's fully tested and ready, so Q1 probably will not happen but I would not be surprised if we make an April release.
Game boxes are trophies for the unathletically inclined. I still have all my ASL boxes - was flabbergasted to hear that some 'losers' actually throw them in the garbage.I really hope it is actual steel, not some zinc derivative or somefink.
Pretty hard box preorder.
Release for end of April, tentatively.
Do I detect a Mr Dorosh turn around? What if the game stinks, that means you've given BF money for another ropey product.With the Canadian dollar worth more than the US dollar right now - I've gone ahead and pre-ordered. Paypal's conversion rate is 1.0007 Canadian dollars for every US dollar. And I'm a little flush with book royalties after my publisher offered a 15% discount - out of their pocket, not mine - on my ASL scenario designer's guide. So with my Paypal account overflowing, and my purchasing power at a peak (CDN dollar should drop back soon), I took the plunge now rather than wait.
I like the little metal box (no, I was not swayed by the video!) and the notion that I can download on release AND get the hard goods. They seem to be doing things right. No gimmicks. No dumb mouse pads, Nazis on the box, toys, holographic trading cards or other "crap". They had a decent AAR, and I don't think we can claim a premature product release (time will tell, but after three years...)
Seems pretty positive so far.
From what?Do I detect a Mr Dorosh turn around?
What if I die before the game arrives? That means I've given BF money for absolutely no personal gain whatsoever.What if the game stinks, that means you've given BF money for another ropey product.
That reminds me of when me and my son were standing in a Game store one day and someone dressed in Black was ranting on about some Lord of the Rings special edition boxes. When we got to the till the assistant just smiled knowingly at us, I guess it just proves there's one born every minute.Although having said that, I was almost enticed into buying one of the Brothers in Arms sequels because of the action figures in the box...but ultimately decided against it. And while I am not against mouse pads in principle, if attractive and/or functional, the CM:SF one was obviously poorly thought out for its intended purpose.
I will also confess to having bought the LOTRo special edition even though I already owned the Shadows of Angmar game, only because I wanted to get my hands on the replica of the One Ring which was included in the box.
Not against special editions on principle, but only when they are well thought out and offer something truly unique.
"Worth" is determined by the purchaser not the seller. If people did not think the baubles had value, they would not purchase them. In the example cited above, that little ring was the only reason I bought the special edition. Doesn't even fit - and if it did, I certainly wouldn't wear the silly thing. I just like the idea of owning it.All those special editions do is give a company some money for a few worthless baubles.