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Xenoblade Chronicles - Operation Rainfall Collectors Edition Box $10


#451 UncleBob  

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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#452 Gregalor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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."

#453 elessar123  

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.

#454 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.

#455 cloudmd23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   143 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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?


#456 mitch079   Fun hurts my lungs. CAGiversary!   12032 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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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#457 UncleBob  

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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#458 mitch079   Fun hurts my lungs. CAGiversary!   12032 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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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#459 UncleBob  

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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#460 uthoria   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   135 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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.

#461 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3271 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

I love when this thread gets bumped.
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#462 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2563 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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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#463 Kazaganthi   Blue Rogue CAGiversary!   1947 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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.


Date of original post: 04-20-2012


#464 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2563 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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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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.

#466 uthoria   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   135 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:02 AM

Still no update on these mythical cases...lol

#467 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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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

#468 mitch079   Fun hurts my lungs. CAGiversary!   12032 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:43 AM

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

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

#469 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3271 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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.

#470 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

What an ugly box.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

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#472 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

not really Operational Rainfall did a lot more than that.

#473 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:35 PM

not really Operational Rainfall did a lot more than that.


They really didn't do anything.

#474 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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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.

#475 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   10378 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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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#476 moothemagiccow   Tall buildings shake Silenced   1075 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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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

#477 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:45 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


this. they really got these three games known. without them i am sure you and many others would never of heard of the game. hell they were all over gaming boards for a while which is free advertising for a game that nintendo refused to advertise and likely had 0 intention of ever bringing over.

just because people are bitter over this collectors box/case thing is no excuse to discount what they did to advertise these games

#478 SKEETER   YOU GOTTA DEAL WITH IT! CAGiversary!   640 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

What an ugly box.


Geez, that is HIDEOUS! They should refund me AND give me $10 more dollars to just to take that POS! This mockup looked WAY better!

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#479 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

that is a beautiful mock up actually lol

#480 UncleBob  

Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

You know what's funny?

We *never* saw anything between that mock-up and this new box sample.

You'd think they'd have the original digital files showing the box that was stolen. :D

US release of Pandora's Tower is 23 days away. Wonder which I'll have first. :D
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