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#451 Kazaganthi

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

Oh, I've already seen people congratulating Operation Rainfall today.


That's disgusting. XSEED not getting its credit for what it did and is doing.

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#452 Drclaw411

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:12 AM

Oh, I've already seen people congratulating Operation Rainfall today.


Every article I've read has credited rainfall for it.

#453 kayne2000

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

likely because rainfall really pushed these three games into the spotlight i mean surely they deserve SOME credit

#454 moothemagiccow

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

That's disgusting. XSEED not getting its credit for what it did and is doing.

Operation Rainfall didn't bring The Last Story to America

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Does credit matter? Xseed is getting paid for its efforts.

If anything, Rainfall helped clarify Xseed's #2 criterion - "is there a market for the game?"

#455 UncleBob

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:14 AM

I like how you posted the news in this thread instead of creating a new one just so you guys could play internet detectives again.


Why the heck would I create a brand new thread for something that's already covered in a topic that's still on the same page?

And I didn't post this in a Pandora's Tower thread because I didn't want to crap up another thread with talk about this box.
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#456 Gregalor

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

Does credit matter? Xseed is getting paid for its efforts.

If anything, Rainfall helped clarify Xseed's #2 criterion - "is there a market for the game?"


Actually, most of the commentary I read at the time of its announcement was, "What does XSEED think they're doing? Are they insane? They'll never recoup."

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

Actually, most of the commentary I read at the time of its announcement was, "What does XSEED think they're doing? Are they insane? They'll never recoup."


Yea, even I thought it was a bad idea. It's way worse than TLS by most accounts, and TLS want even that well received.

#458 RedvsBlue

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

This is preposterous that anyone would credit Operation Rainfall or defend them in spite of Pandora's Tower coming to North America. They set out with 2 goals in seeking donations. The first was to send "special promotional kits" to publishers and the second was to provide collector's boxes to those who donate (http://operationrain...ollectors-case/)

There's no evidence to suggest they ever sent out the promotional kits and as we've seen from the saga of this thread, the boxes never happened either. Not only that but on the very same link I listed above, they publicly announced they had ceased "campaigning" for Pandora's Tower all the way back in October.

These guys were scam artists, plain and simple.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

So, did anyone ever get their boxes? Were there any additional updates from them in regards to this?


#460 mitch079

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

So, did anyone ever get their boxes? Were there any additional updates from them in regards to this?


http://operationrain...se-update-feed/

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#461 UncleBob

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

The latest update says that they're using a new printer:

Thursday, January 31, 2013: We are negotiating a new printing deal on the cases. We’ve made a few alterations to the original case design to meet requirements of the new printer, and we anticipate shipping them to all who donated during the original campaign sometime during the month of February. Please bear with us as we continue to get this all sorted out and we sincerely apologize for the delay.


Their FAQ says the following:

Q: What is the name of the printer that printed the packages?
A: We will disclose the printer name after the cases are securely shipped to those who donated. Also, out of complete fairness, the delay in the cases was partially the fault of Oprainfall staff as well. For the moment, as we still have pending business with the printer, they shall remain anonymous.


Thus, I've asked on their Facebook page:
http://www.facebook....489309214437961

Dear OpR: In your FAQ for the Collector's Boxes, you state that you will not name the original printer for the boxes while you still have pending business with them. In the latest update, you mention that you're using a new printer. Does this mean you can now disclose the name of the original printer?


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#462 mitch079

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

Why would they have to alter anything if they were supposed to be replacements? Why would they need a new printer?

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#463 UncleBob

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:32 AM

It's possible that, due to the issues they had shipping from the old printer (I believe that previous statements said that they paid for insurance/signature confirmation or such and the printer did not get that when they shipped the package) that they decided to use a different printer.

As for alterations - new printer might require something different. Additionally, I suggested that they put something like "v2" on the box somewhere, so that if the original boxes did show up for sale, we'd know.
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#464 uthoria

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:13 AM

Im sorry, but it does not take this long to print cases. I look forward to the next excuse...and the next...and next.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

I love when this thread gets bumped.
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#466 WingsDJY

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

Im sorry, but it does not take this long to print cases. I look forward to the next excuse...and the next...and next.


Depends on the printer. If they use someone in China, you're looking at upwards of 6 weeks for delivery alone.
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#467 Kazaganthi

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:29 AM

Depends on the printer. If they use someone in China, you're looking at upwards of 6 weeks for delivery alone.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

Date of original post: 04-20-2012


Hmm...There's a post above me that lists 1-31-13 as the date of the post regarding new printers.
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#469 jello44

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

Hmm...There's a post above me that lists 1-31-13 as the date of the post regarding new printers.


He's talking about the OP.

We're coming up to a YEAR now and those who donated (who didn't want a refund) still didn't get a splendid case that felates OPRF's ego.

#470 uthoria

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:02 AM

Still no update on these mythical cases...lol

#471 kayne2000

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

Still no update on these mythical cases...lol


thats cause their mythical. like dragons they merely haunt and tease us but don't actually show up when you want one to burn your ex's house down

#472 mitch079

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:43 AM

http://operationrain...se-update-feed/

There's the latest update with a pic of the sample.

#473 Drclaw411

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

http://operationrain...se-update-feed/

There's the latest update with a pic of the sample.


Lol @ taking months for one sample.

#474 blindinglights

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

What an ugly box.
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#475 thelonepig

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

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#476 kayne2000

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

not really Operational Rainfall did a lot more than that.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:35 PM

not really Operational Rainfall did a lot more than that.


They really didn't do anything.

#478 kayne2000

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:28 AM

they advertised the hell out of the game and got it onto gaming message boards which is more than nintendos plan of letting the games exist in japan only without making a sound.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:37 AM

they advertised the hell out of the game and got it onto gaming message boards which is more than nintendos plan of letting the games exist in japan only without making a sound.


Giving them way too much credit.

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#480 moothemagiccow

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:39 AM

I really think this group led a successful grassroots PR campaign for xenoblade. I never would have heard of it if they hadnt made a stink on game blogs. Otherwise I feel xenoblade wouldve made one of those "why didnt this see an american release" top ten lists like Captain Sunshine.

The legitimacy and responsiveness of how they dealt with the money they received is another thing