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Toqtamish

No Update this week ?

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I'm so excited about this game! Even if the news is that release is being pushed back some, that's fine, just let us know what's going on and the reason for it. A little more communication wouldn't hurt anybody, would it FFG?

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This week has seen updates on next cycle of expansions for Warhammer and Cthulhu so who knows maybe we will see updates for this and Game of Thrones as well.

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BeardFan said:

Man, this forum software REALLY SUCKS!!!

Yes, it does.

What's scary is that it's actually IMPROVED since the first few weeks, when it was virtually unusable.

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Toqtamish said:

This week has seen updates on next cycle of expansions for Warhammer and Cthulhu so who knows maybe we will see updates for this and Game of Thrones as well.

You'll see an update for one of those titles.

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Daidoji Kaneda said:

From what I heard English, French and German edition should come out at the same time in early 2011.

Source is a distributor..

Yup, February 2011 has been confirmed from several sources.

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I wish we could get some more info here. My enthusiasm for the game while still here is dwindling with no new updates or posts from FFG.

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The game was demoed at Essen too.
From what I have seen I would say that people liked it even with only 2 colours of the 4.

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jogo said:

The game was demoed at Essen too.
From what I have seen I would say that people liked it even with only 2 colours of the 4.

Errm, apparently I missed something: What colours?

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Very frustrated. From the 2 major gaming companies that I buy products from prodominently (FFG and Wizards of the Coast D&D), there has been a real issue with communication with their customers. WOTC has been horrible recently with Insider and in particular updates with this game.

Ultimately in the grand scheme of life this stuff really doesn't matter but when you put money into a service (I know this is a luxury in life), I get bummed when I don't see feedback or responses to customer questions. In the instance of this LOTR card game, a simple "sorry for the non-updates in months when it stated "Next week"...would be quite appreciated. Simple stuff goes a long way with me at least. 

Just blowing off steam. 

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I must say that when I first heard of this game I was geniunely excited to try it out.  I used to check this site for information every couple of days.  As time went on I began to check just once a week.

Now, with no updates in over 2 months, I believe I am checking this site for the last time.  I just have no interest in a game that seems like it is not getting any marketing/attention from the designers at all.  Does the lack of information reflect a neglect on the game designers part, and suggest this is going to just be a LOTR title to add to the others?

I do not care to get involved with another company that seems to not give attention to a game I was looking forward to supporting whole heartily.  I experienced that with the last LOTR card game (from Decipher) in the end....

~Rathmaker~

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I have to agree.  If there was a class on how to kill a game, this would be lesson #1  :)

Huge fanfare at large convention.  Check.

Getting it online so people can get excited.  Check.

Letting it go, without even an explaination (if you can't read German).  Check.

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 I just wrote FFG and asked them for more communication (politely) and got this reply:

"Hello Matthew,

We have a rotation of news articles on our website, and sometimes not
every game gets love and attention. I'll poke the marketing people for
some more content however!

As for the release date - it will (like most of our new releases) be
put on our 'Upcoming Releases/Reprints' page here: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_upcoming.asp

As it gets closer to being done, you'll see more of a targeting of the
date - right now it's 'In Development' when it gets to at the
printers, or On the Boat we'll better be able to pin things down.

Thanks for your patience,
Thaadd Powell
Customer Service
Fantasy Flight Games"

So not much new but I appreciate the prompt response and good intentions.

I feel like we're all just very excited about this and so it's making us a little impatient. In the grand scheme of things this game is still a couple months from coming out so there's still plenty of time for a build up. Think of what a luxury it is to have any communication at all from a company! Monopoly didn't have any product previews when it came out! Don't give up hope fellows!

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Narsil0420 said:

 I'll poke the marketing people for some more content however!

 

Thanks for the info Matthew!

I hope they get a big poke right in the behind...Son-of-a-took!!!

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Narsil0420 said:

... this game is still a couple months from coming out ...

Sorry, but if this game is still listed as "under development," then it's going to be much, much longer than two or three months before it's in the hands of consumers. Hell, the slow boat from China takes about a month all on its own, and LotR is still light-years from that stage.

No, the reality is looking like this: the initial publicity splash for this game was ill-timed and way too early. Something went wrong at some point, either with the gameplay, the production schedule, the available personnel to work on it, or whatever. The reasons probably don't really matter in the long run; all that's relevant is that LotR has been pushed to the back of the queue.

My new prediction is GenCon of 2011 (or August of 2011 for those not familiar with GenCon). If it appears before then (for instance, if the "April of next year" rumors turn out to be correct), I'll be pleasantly surprised.

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I am with you guys. I am excited about this game. But, the wind is being let out of the sails at a pretty steady pace. I think it is great that FFG releases information, but, its like they release to much before it is really ready.

 

Must be some sort of competition thing.

 

 

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simpatikool said:

Must be some sort of competition thing.
I'd guess it is more of a forum thing. They probably thought they were further along in the development process than they really were at Gencon, and when you have something to say about a game, how can you pass up on the Gencon opportunity. I'd guess Gencon was too early to talk about the game, not that the current silence is too late - from a game development point of view, anyway.

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Note that the news items says we will "experience the core set later this winter." So at least February, more than likely, but before March 21.

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Yeah judging by previous LCG preview schedules, we're probably only 2-3 months from release! Also the description page has been updated with new card pictures! There's a freaky looking wraith Treachery card! Sweet!

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Graphics are really outstanding.

New character - male or female? I think that beginning of it's name is "Lego..."  sorpresa.gif

He/she is NOBLE, Ranged, and stats like Legolas from previous sneek peek.

 

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