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#301 mitnosi

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

This is awesome. I couldn't be happier with the outcome tbh. Anyone who gave them a penny deserved to stolen from and lied to.

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#302 mitch079

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

This is awesome. I couldn't be happier with the outcome tbh. Anyone who gave them a penny deserved to stolen from and lied to.


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#303 Gregalor

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

They received a shipment of goods that wasn't insured?

These kids are dumber than I initially gave them credit for (which wasn't much).

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#304 mitch079

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Yea, no. I didn't give them a penny, so i'm good. No need to get your blood pressure up, I just enjoy watching dumbs get taken advantage of.


Right, and when you do something stupid and get taken advantage of and others point and laugh and say how stupid you were, then that will be karma raping you in the ass.

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#305 exaznkid

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

how long has it been already since they got "robbed?" i think there should be a countdown until everyone starts to realize that they just got scammed.

It's pretty ingenious actually, raise money for a genuine cause, promise a physical incentive for people who "donated," not paid $10 and if they decide to say "fuck it, mission failed" and bail then there really isnt anyone to hold accountable.

WHy use that money to do something that they really can't accomplish, when they can just bank it and offer refunds to only a select few?

Maybe that 3ds was purchased using the donations, who knows. but this is wat happens when u donate to something without any structure in place

#306 keine

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

This is the thread that keeps on giving! :D Oh goodness, my sides... I can hardly believe what I'm reading.
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#307 Kazaganthi

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

Wow, this turn of events with two new stories, webpages taken down, a refund option that is withdrawn, etc, is just disgusting.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

why not ask for an invoice or receipt to show the boxes were printed? Is that too easy?

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#309 Tobezijian

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

I honestly can't stand these guys anymore. Their going around raging at the people they've robbed trying to defend them selves. Refund peoples money and move on.

If people were smart they'd dispute the charge and say Operation rainfall is a scam. Unless you can't do that with kickstarter.

#310 lilseung

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

http://operationrain.../#disqus_thread

Running under the assumption that these folks are still being honest, I'm a little confused about the chain of events here. I've asked for a bit of clarification on things. Hopefully, they'll be forthcoming - but reading the reply of someone like Zyzxx on there doesn't really instill a lot of confidence...


I just read what you wrote and I also share the same questions you have..

I'm going to throw out some possibilities:
1. These guys are innocent. Despite the fact that their story just does not add up and make absolutely no sense as of now.. Maybe it was a misunderstanding. The first update wasn't written by the victim of the burglary so story may have gotten mixed up..

2. The burglars robbed the apt and took the packages. Or they were robbed and got their packages stolen on a different time on a same day. Despite them saying they had the boxes in possession in the first update, now they never had the chance to even see the boxes/cases. The UPS delivers the package to a house that was empty. No one was home to receive such an important package. UPS did not require a signature or anything and just left the packages and left. I really have hard time believing the package of such value didn't require any signatures or anything. Unless the UPS man was excused by the home owner to just leave the packages outside (which is an incredibly irresponsible).

3. The boxes being stolen and it has absolutely nothing to do with the burglary. The burglary actually might have happened. But its possible that it had nothing to do with the boxes being stolen. They have absolutely no reason to bring up UPS after saying that the boxes (which they said they had the possession of in the first update) were stolen in the process of getting robbed. In this case, police report would be irrelevant.

"IF" this was all a lie. I doubt the purpose was to scam people from the start. I seriously doubt the profit would have been that high for people to risk lying about. Plus, if they had the cases delivered to them, why would they steal to keep the cases for themselves? It has zero to no value now. I think things just got out of control for these guys to handle. They didn't want to go through the trouble of telling everyone that they were incapable of fulfilling their initial promise(?).

I really want some clarifications but I'm afraid they are going to treat me like a devil if I post in their page lol..

why not ask for an invoice or receipt to show the boxes were printed? Is that too easy?


Well.. its easy if one thought they were scamming for money from the start.. I personally don't think so.
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#311 Drclaw411

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

Operation Rainfall should be renamed Operation Dumbfuck. I bet they lost the list of people who "donated" or something else unorganized and asstarded. They've been trying to get out of delivering these cases for months now, with story after changed story.
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#312 Aryss

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

I just don't like how the story keeps changing and they remove the previous one. It's changed like 3 times now and it seems more than likely that they received a legal threat from someone. The legal argument on the site actually has merit. Nothing about the story makes sense either. They went from being stolen with a police report, to not stolen in one post, then to stolen again but UPS left them at the door. Maybe since they promised a police report that didn't list them, they had to make up another story. Or they lied to the police.

They are backpeddling way too much. The only recourse they have is to refund people or make the cases. Either way, people don't trust them now which is the real issue. The donations were in hand months ago. They should have created the cases right away since it was part of the deal. It wasn't like a kickstarter with goals. They should have had a page with a complete breakdown of donation amounts and how the money was being spent like a ledger. Being upfront should have been no problem since they claimed to get just enough to promote. This was all made worse since they kept making excuses on the cases for months. It's not that hard to get cases made once you have art. The box art wasn't even very good.

If I was a volunteer on that site, I would get away from it. At this point, the site needs to vanish. Anybody with any sense will not want to be remotely connected to it.

They still have a donate button on the site which is really funny.

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#313 Josh1billion

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

It's pretty hilarious that they changed the story from a guy's apartment being robbed of a fortune in electronics and the boxes to a new story about the boxes being stolen from the front door upon delivery. Yeah, nobody's going to notice that little change...

Anyone who's still trying to defend these scammers at this point is trying too hard.

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#314 ShadowAssassin

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

Who started this website anyway? Does anyone know who these people are?

I always assumed they were confirmed legit and reliable by someone for people to actually send these strangers money. Otherwise, it is no different than giving your money to some random Russian guy on craigs list who says he can get you a 70 inch LED TV for $300.

#315 Squarehard

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

Operation Rainfall will be up for multiple Cheapy Awards next year, but not in any good categories.
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#316 Drclaw411

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

Who started this website anyway? Does anyone know who these people are?

I always assumed they were confirmed legit and reliable by someone for people to actually send these strangers money. Otherwise, it is no different than giving your money to some random Russian guy on craigs list who says he can get you a 70 inch LED TV for $300.


According to whois, Operation Rainfall's owner is Smash Digital Design California. Whoever the Fuck that is.

http://whois.net/who...ionrainfall.com
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#317 mitch079

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

I'm not sure what you're obsession is with homesexual imagery, but feel free to continue throwing a fit over this. I'm simply voicing my opinion.


An opinion is, I think Call of Duty is great. You're just reveling in the misfortunes of others. My opinion of that - you're Nelson Muntz. 8-)

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#318 RabbitSuit

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:33 AM

Operation Rainfall will be up for multiple Cheapy Awards next year, but not in any good categories.


So happy I didn't make this topic when I first heard about it.


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#319 Kay_Faraday

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:03 AM

Damn. So many people called it when this thread first started. Looking forward to see how this unfolds. :-$

#320 Squarehard

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:11 AM

So happy I didn't make this topic when I first heard about it.


And looking at the op's name too it's like this thread was just asking for it to end up like this.
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#321 JoePianist

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:21 AM

And looking at the op's name too it's like this thread was just asking for it to end up like this.


I see what you did there :applause:

#322 mitch079

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:54 AM

According to whois, Operation Rainfall's owner is Smash Digital Design California. Whoever the Fuck that is.

http://whois.net/who...ionrainfall.com


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#323 MetalSlugger

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:58 AM

This thread is such a piece of shit. Every single person still discussing this are A)trolls and B)didn't donate. This needs to be locked.

That said, although I'm pretty pissed about not getting the box if there are some lulz to be had out of their lying/weaseling then I view my $10 as well spent anyway.

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#324 mitnosi

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:02 AM

This thread is such a piece of shit. Every single person still discussing this are A)trolls and B)didn't donate. This needs to be locked.

That said, although I'm pretty pissed about not getting the box if there are some lulz to be had out of their lying/weaseling then I view my $10 as well spent anyway.

Always the option of not reading it.

#325 MetalSlugger

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:05 AM

Always the option of not reading it.


lol kind of hard not to notice when it keeps getting troll bumped up to the top of the forum but point taken.

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#326 iamsmart

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:56 AM

This thread is such a piece of shit. Every single person still discussing this are trolls


Look, it's okay. I know why you're REALLY mad... I saw these back in the April posts:

LOL to the people who think this isn't worth it...good luck paying eBay scalper prices later.

I'm betting that it'll be worth some coin a few years down the line


...and then in July:

I highly doubt that they will try to scam the donation amount



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#327 MetalSlugger

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:07 AM

Look, it's okay. I know why you're REALLY mad... I saw these back in the April posts:









...and then in July:







Don't let yourself go: everybody hurts. Sometimes.


As I said: trolls. I notice you didn't quote my subsequent posts calling them liars and saying I wasn't expecting the shipment to ever arrive. I'm just sick of all the armchair quarterback douchebaggery that goes on here.

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#328 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

As I said: trolls. I notice you didn't quote my subsequent posts calling them liars and saying I wasn't expecting the shipment to ever arrive. I'm just sick of all the armchair quarterback douchebaggery that goes on here.


Then stop reading.

This whole thread was never a deal or belonged in this forum. It was just some internet circle jerk for some idiots who thought they actually had anything to do with the industry and their fan boys who thought it was so great.

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#329 MetalSlugger

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

Then stop reading.

This whole thread was never a deal or belonged in this forum. It was just some internet circle jerk for some idiots who thought they actually had anything to do with the industry and their fan boys who thought it was so great.


Then why wasn't it deleted right away? Oh right, so everyone could form an equally retarded circle jerk about how other people choose to spend their money. If it wasn't about a deal then, what is it about now?

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#330 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

Then why wasn't it deleted right away? Oh right, so everyone could form an equally retarded circle jerk about how other people choose to spend their money. If it wasn't about a deal then, what is it about now?


You'd have to ask the mods, since they move or delete any kickstarter threads and this is like 1000x levels below a kickstarter.

No one spent money in this thread, they donated to some unscrupulous jerks. Which I think is what all those "armchair douchebags" were pointing from the beginning. And they were right.

I find this thread wildly entertaining. If it bothers you so much, ignore it. I give you this advice for your own good. Personally, posts like yours add to the entertainment.

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