New Zombie said:
sold out is a good sign, shows that the vocal complaints about having to pay for the beta were a classic minority. i hope that the majority of people that got involved submit feedback and help FFG tidy up the final release.
First of all, that marketing strategy is still approaching Palladium levels of sleaze. That being said, I agree that it's apparently working if they sold out. Even though five thousand isn't much considering Star Wars fans.
Well, unlike Palladium, FFG is fully intending to improve the product based on player feedback, where Palladium just takes your money and keeps shoveling out the same "product" no matter how many people claim for clarifications or updates to the rules.
Also, FFG is bound by the fact that for-sale PDF products are covered by an entirely different portion of LFL (LucasArts), so without getting a whole 'nother license (and increasing the cost involved in producing the RPG), there's nothing they can do. Even WotC, with Hasbro backing them, only managed to get web articles out based on a contractual loophole that pegged the web content as "supplemental material to the print products" or some-such.
And based on what we're seeing in the forums here so far, it sounds like FFG is getting plenty of feedback, and not just in terms of typos and grammatical issues.