Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Update: 2/1/17

What's happening!

We have been doing a tremendous amount of waiting, and that waiting is (thankfully!) nearly over.

We are so excited that we may need to acquire a fainting couch.

We have ordered a "short run" from the "Hopeful Factory" --- and it is on its way. So, hooray!  There is some delay because of the Chinese New Year. (Since the materials are all being sourced from Asia, this impacts us.) So, boo.


We found out for sure just a few minutes ago that it would not be here this week, so we decided to go ahead and send the update now.

The contract negotiations continue at the breakneck pace of the Flash... from Zootopia. Yeah, we really feel the main character's pain. The bright side is, our lawyers assure us that the contract we have drafted is indeed quite rigorous.


Lastly, we have definitely secured (in a precautionary measure, should both of these other options somehow fail) multiple raw material suppliers. (Of course, if we come across better deals than the ones we have secured, we are open to discussion! So don't be shy if you happen to be such a supplier.)


We are looking forward to our next update having significantly more pictures and videos and a possible use of a fainting couch.

We are extremely thankful for your patience.  We had no idea that this would take even half as long as it has when we started.  But our collective patience is about to pay off, and we can hardly express how thankful we are.  But we'll try anyway!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for backing us!




PS--For those wanting to update their addresses, don't forget, you can update your address any time on the website.  Just click on right right hand side, "Manage your shipping address."  And if we can help, let us know!

16 comments:

  1. I missed your kickstarter, but have followed your production struggles with sympathy and interest. Sounds like you are reasonably close to actual production. Yea! Is there any hope of getting a discount on an order for an order of 40 or 50? I'd really like to support your determination to get this product out, but my gaming budget is tight. In any case, keep on plugging away.

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  2. Another month, another bag of excuses. Can't wait to read what the March 1 update brings....
    Alan Weymouth

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  3. On pins and needles waiting for the next monthly update!! I'm praying for good news haha.

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    1. Update posted to Kickstarter:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamenightlife/gnl-
      mats/posts/1806109

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  4. So, I guess you can't be bothered to update here and the Kickstarter page? Too busy waiting?

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  5. Yeah I was thinking same thing :(

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    1. ... Its one link away. Jesus guys. Get over yourself

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  6. It's always been "one link away". So why have this page at all, if you aren't going to update it? Copy/paste is pretty damn simple too.

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  7. Big update on the kickstarter!
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamenightlife/gnl-mats/posts/1847975

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  8. Seriously some of the WORST communications I've ever seen. Literally years of "We've got a problem, factories screwingup blah blah blah." then finally "Oh everything is great! Finally!" and then a month and.... nothing. I've been predicting no delivery on this for a long time but was hoping to be wrong. A fundamental lack of understanding about how customer service works.

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    1. Honestly, you've been the worst part of it.

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  9. It's looking good! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamenightlife/gnl-mats/posts/1848088

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  10. *Looks in mailbox* Look!!! More excuses.

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  11. "We don't even reply or post on this blog. That way we only have to make up a story once a month."

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  12. "Oh hey look, another 'Quality Control' issues post. We are now up to two years after promised delivery and yet mysteriously they just can't seem to find anyone in the industry who can produce these mats. The company has time and time and time again been told by many people (Look at their Kickstarter comments) that they should update more than once a month. Those pleas are ignored. It boggles the mind that anyone who was telling the truth could act like this.

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  13. I think people are beginning to realize, that this product will never be delivered. I purchased mats after the Kickstarter from the website and have asked for a refund, it's always been denied. I assume, because the money is gone. I hope I'm wrong, only time will tell. At some point, even they must grow tired of the charade.

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