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I just purchased this game. The plan is to break out the game once the app releases. I figure the app must be almost out at this point. Any information on when that release date is?
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I'm curious as well.
I just bought the game in anticipation of the app.
I'm sure it will be out sometime in the next week or two.
 
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I also just bought the game in anticipation of the app.
 
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Hopefully the no-answer is because someone is busily working to get the app ready for release.. not because it fell off the radar or got bumped for a higher priority project
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amgrover wrote:
Hopefully the no-answer is because someone is busily working to get the app ready for release.. not because it fell off the radar or got bumped for a higher priority project


Well, at one point they were talking about this getting an expansion and more recently an app. But after expansion news they got bought by ZMan and now after app news ZMan got bought by Asmodee. So this must be stuck in bureaucracy gears somewhere.

Here's hoping that sales have been good enough that both get released.
 
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Emerson showed a preview of the companion app at GameCon2016, and it looked to be in a pretty advanced stage already. Can't imagine they are suddenly going to drop the entire thing.
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An update sure would be nice though wouldn't it?
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I have not removed the shrink wrap from the game yet.

If the app isn't out by 2017 I can always sell the game for a small profit.
 
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volnon wrote:

I have not removed the shrink wrap from the game yet.

If the app isn't out by 2017 I can always sell the game for a small profit.


... don't!
The app gives tons of advantages but the game is amazing regardless. Give it a shot at least!
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Djna83 wrote:
volnon wrote:

I have not removed the shrink wrap from the game yet.

If the app isn't out by 2017 I can always sell the game for a small profit.


... don't!
The app gives tons of advantages but the game is amazing regardless. Give it a shot at least!


I will certainly consider that option- the game does appear to have a pretty strong following.

I just hope the app really does come out, especially since so much work has already been done on it, and that it would obviously increase sales of the game (and perhaps even result in a small expansion featuring more agents/spies.
 
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volnon wrote:

I have not removed the shrink wrap from the game yet.

If the app isn't out by 2017 I can always sell the game for a small profit.


I found it easy to make LOS errors and won't play another without the app! I think you should leave the shrink wrap on.
 
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The shrink stays on for at least another month- maybe two- while I mull this app business over.
 
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Yeah the app was originally supposed to come out in September but news on it has been dead quiet since Gencon. I hope the app comes out because I can't see the game getting much play without it.
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Line of sight is pretty clearly laid out in the rules.

To Bryle and Steve, I would not get rid of this game and I think you'll enjoy it just as much without the app until the app comes out.
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Yes, I don't understand the LOS issue. The LOS rules are straightforward and you need to know what they are to play the game. If you're depending on an app and you don't understand where LOS does and does not exist then you won't be able to play well.
 
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A rifle fires a bullet just as straight with open sights as with a scope, but most folks like the added certainty a scope provides. Do you need it? Nope. Does it make you a more successful hunter? Yes.

Also, tracing LOS between two minis on a board is easier than trying to discretely trace it from all visible minis to one that's not even on the board.
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Rykaar wrote:
Also, tracing LOS between two minis on a board is easier than trying to discretely trace it from all visible minis to one that's not even on the board.


The LOS in Specter Ops doesn't depend on tracing straight lines, you know. It's a simple rule as to what you can see and can't.
 
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Fair point. It's been a while since I played the game. I've been waiting for the app to come out so Specter Ops makes a stronger impression on my gaming group and maybe we can actually get a game in at lunch--or save the game state efficiently if we don't.

To each their own. I think the app will be quite helpful.
 
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If the app makes it easier for people who haven't played the game much, or at all, to understand the rules as they play, then that's all helpful.

If you are going to depend on the app to play even once you know the game, I'm not sure that makes sense.
 
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I have someone in my group who isn't always the best with details. Regular games it's not too much of an issue but if I get this game, and he would like to try hiding, well we can't check his work so to speak.

While I agree it's not a requirement I do admit that confirmation the app was still happening would be a clincher for my purchase
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My LOS error happened. An app would greatly reduce this happening again.
The end.
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I just want to get the full experience with the app. I'm sure it's fantastic without it, but I have plenty of games keep me busy in the meantime.
 
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Hey folks,

I check in occasionally with Plaid Hat's customer service via email about the app, about once every two months. I just received this reply yesterday:

"Nothing to report yet, except that it is still being developed. We should have more information in the new year.

Thanks!"
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WookieeLove wrote:
Hey folks,

I check in occasionally with Plaid Hat's customer service via email about the app, about once every two months. I just received this reply yesterday:

"Nothing to report yet, except that it is still being developed. We should have more information in the new year.

Thanks!"


That's good news. Thanks
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