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Jeff Hobbs
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News from GMT on 11/14

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Shipping Update:

Today we began shipping the following three products to P500 customers:

# Commands & Colors Ancients: Expansion #1

# Europe Engulfed (reprint edition)

# Twilight Struggle (reprint edition)

Non-USA P500 orders are going out first. Should take a couple days for those to ship, then we'll start with US orders. I expect we'll finish shipping P500s roughly next Monday, the 20th. Distributor shipments will then commence.

Enjoy the games!
GMT Games
 
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YAY! Now to wait for Combat Commander!!!
 
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Nice.
 
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I've got all three of these coming. Now all I need is a vast increase in my amount of free time.
 
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Received my copy today. (Indiana)
 
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Just got mine! (Northern California)
 
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Ceej wrote:
Just got mine! (Northern California)


Me too, and spent the evening sticking stickers on all the blocks.....

(I'm getting better at it. It took about 2.5 hours.)
 
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Am I going to get a confirmation e-mail? Does it go by order of when I pre-ordered? I ordered only a couple of months ago, pretty late in the process, so I was wondering if that affects it at all...
 
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It might be reasonable to assume they would fulfill the orders in the "order" that people signed up for the game, but, from what I've read here and elsewhere, that does not seem to be the case. With something like this, it makes more sense for them to go with what makes their life-- in terms of printing address stickers and all the rest-- as fast as possible.

They made a choice to ship overseas first, since those boxes have the farthest to go, and then may have gone with plain old "alphabetical order." In looking around, several folks have noticed that the "I got mine" seem to be more related to where in the alphabet their last name is, versus where in the US they are.

At this point, it seems nearly all the "I don't have mine yet" are in the R, S, T (like you) and lower regions. A friend of mine, who ordered "the first week it was offered," also does not have his box-- and also has a last name of T.

That may not be a happy answer, but it looks like it might be accurate.

While that might not seem fair to the early-adopters, if doing it consecutively-by-order-number meant it took a lot more days to actually ship product, I suspect most of us will give GMT a "pass" on that.

Isn't it nice to have a game we are so anxious to get?


 
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kduke wrote:
They made a choice to ship overseas first, since those boxes have the farthest to go, and then may have gone with plain old "alphabetical order." In looking around, several folks have noticed that the "I got mine" seem to be more related to where in the alphabet their last name is, versus where in the US they are.

That is how they have done it with all of their games for several years, with 1 note. The "alphabetical" shipment to the US doesn't always start with "A", and doesn't always go throught the letters the same way. So for one game you might be one of the first to ship, on another, near the end. Given that they are a small enough operation to require shipment over several days, people get their games at different times.

My general solution for this is to live in California, so that it takes less time for it to reach me. In the case of C&C:Ax1, I had written an article for their magazine C3i and was taking the game in payment, mine was shipped before the P500 orders started to go out.
 
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I suspect that sending via USPS instead of UPS would be quicker. My ship confirm shows 8 days to get from CA to PA by way of UPS.
 
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Got mine (Southern California) yesterday. Time to break out the Plano boxes and get to the labels. I wonder if RPardoe will create new versions of his excellent box labels from C&C:A?
 
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I asked him that question directly and he said YES-- (as soon as he actually gets his copy!)

Thanks RP!

 
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kduke wrote:
I asked him that question directly and he said YES-- (as soon as he actually gets his copy!)

Thanks RP!



Awesome.
 
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kduke wrote:
I asked him that question directly and he said YES-- (as soon as he actually gets his copy!)


I have my copy, and it's a long weekend.....I had better get to work then.

Rich
 
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Okay, it's the 22nd and I went the whole hog and paid for air freighting to the UK - any Brits got theirs yet? I wait in vain so far...
 
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No sign of mine yet.
 
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earache wrote:
I suspect that sending via USPS instead of UPS would be quicker. My ship confirm shows 8 days to get from CA to PA by way of UPS.

Normally that would only take four (business) days via UPS, but with the Thanksgiving holiday your package isn't going to move on Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun. I can't imagine it'd be much different with the post office.
 
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Got it yesterday in France...
Some stickers and blocks need to be put together...
 
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I, and two other central Texans I know, received a copy from UPS on 11/27. Look at all the awesome scenarios!
 
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Oh-oh--your last name starts with "B", so there goes one of our suppositions-- unless you just recently ordered it.
 
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I got mine (central Oklahoma) on 11/27 as well.
 
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I got mine in West TX on 11/27.

The scenarios and the componets look great.

Let the stickering begin!

-Will
 
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I received mine yesterday afternoon in El Paso, TX. Game looks great and yes I am planning a sticker evening tonight.
 
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I received it today in Cental Florida.
 
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