What has been going
With Dropfleet hitting retail I think it is time to unveil all the information I have gathered for ship stats. This has helped several creators to make Army Builder files, an Excel builder, and assisted in a few others.
Over the next few days onto next week, I will have the stat pictures I have accumulated up. I will be using Dread2005's Ship Charts with the stat pages to show you a comprehensive overview of each ship. Now before anyone decries me, when you have many people take some pictures you end up with a complete picture of what is going on.
|Just a teaser that will be come clear in time!|
Where are we in the Kickstarter?
|All the pretty boxes waiting. . .|
Retail sales and how it affects the backers. . .
So retail sales are going to affect a few things with us Kickstarter backers. One of those things is that for many of us (Commodore and Admiral pledges made up roughly 2700 backers), we wont have pledges in hands before retail sales are out. This is both a good thing and a bad thing.
You can get extra ships for factions that you want to expand as well as test models for your precious Battlecruisers and such.
You have players who were unable to back the kickstarter joining you from the ground up.
Retail packaging (this is controversial I know but we were never promised retail packaging and while I think it is indeed a stupid thing it is something NO ONE thought to ask. Shame on us there.)
No wait time between new players and backers to get in on the game. (means community building is golden but may be too ripe without the pledges to assist)
We wont have out full freebies with us (no shirt, dice which I wish I could of gotten, etc)
Station is at full price! (was 20 quid in the KS and is now 45 quid!!!!)
Same footing as everyone else (I wanted cool things first so I could show awesomeness to drag people in!)
We will have to buy retail to play with our toys before our toys get to us. . . (sounds like a bad. . . something, somebody come up with a word there!)
All in all the good and bad balance each other out. Some will have more reasons, some will have less reasons and that is fine. Please just remember that Hawk has not forgotten about us Backers. They are working like hell and while they deserve the criticism they get for their foul-ups they still need support from us to keep their heads up.
|So pretty. . . and worth the wait I hear.|
Let me share a bit of wisdom I learned while in the US Navy. On deployment we had a mission, we had goals, and we had the job. We needed morale days however to keep our spirits up so that we could continue functioning properly. This is why I support Hawk like I do. Some hate me for it, some cheer me, but I care little for either. Hawk is killing themselves for us the Backers and they need a measure of moral support. If there is criticism to be given (and we all know there is) then give it or do what I do and message Hawk and let them know. We dont need to be blasting them, that just hurts their moral which affects them subconsciously. Let them know they messed up but do it tactfully is all I am saying.
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As always, thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Let me know your thoughts, feel free to criticize me (as long as you are willing to take some back yourself), and Get those boots on the ground!