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Subject: Update #68: Shipping rss

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Place your bets on when your pledges will arrive

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/massive-darkness/p...
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August for most backers.
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I place my bets on:

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I'm guessing mid to late august

At this point though, any news is good news so I'm stoked
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August. We have ship arrival dates. People guessing post-September are just being ridiculous.
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Dormammu wrote:
August. We have ship arrival dates. People guessing post-September are just being ridiculous.


Dude - take a chill pill. It was a joke.
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dakkadakka1 wrote:
Dormammu wrote:
August. We have ship arrival dates. People guessing post-September are just being ridiculous.


Dude - take a chill pill. It was a joke.



Maybe!
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Dormammu wrote:
August. We have ship arrival dates. People guessing post-September are just being ridiculous.


"Australia

Ships will be loaded next week. We should have more information on this soon."

You might have ship arrival dates....
 
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Is there a website where we can track the ships?
 
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GrandKhan44 wrote:
Is there a website where we can track the ships?


Yes:

Athos:
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:416982/zoom...

Cosco Development:
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:690431/zoom...


MSC Antigua: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:686978/zoom...

As a side note, Athos seems to have a secondary (primary?) name of Hanjin United Kingdom. The IMO numbers match, so I'm fairly sure it's the right ship.

Edit: To save you a click, the ship that left first is near Japan and the other two are near Taiwan.
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DoctorBandage wrote:
GrandKhan44 wrote:
Is there a website where we can track the ships?


Yes:

Athos:
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:416982/zoom...

Cosco Development:
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:690431/zoom...


MSC Antigua: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:686978/zoom...

As a side note, Athos seems to have a secondary (primary?) name of Hanjin United Kingdom. The IMO numbers match, so I'm fairly sure it's the right ship.

Edit: To save you a click, the ship that left first is near Japan and the other two are near Taiwan.


Thanks, but I already got a follow-up question (and actually I am waiting for the European ship ...)

How did you identify the ships? I could find the Cosco Development, but for Athos, the web site listed >50 ships, how did you find out it is "Hanjin United Kingdom?". And nowhere did I find the "724E" from the update, what does that even mean and how does it correspond to the IMO number 9406738? I feel really stupid, can you enlighten me???
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GrandKhan44 wrote:

Thanks, but I already got a follow-up question (and actually I am waiting for the European ship ...)

How did you identify the ships? I could find the Cosco Development, but for Athos, the web site listed >50 ships, how did you find out it is "Hanjin United Kingdom?". And nowhere did I find the "724E" from the update, what does that even mean and how does it correspond to the IMO number 9406738? I feel really stupid, can you enlighten me???


724E is the voyage number. As a very loose analogy, you can think of them as you would a Flight Number (such as Flight 321 from Berlin to London). The IMO number is similar to the License Plate number of a ship (or more accurately it's similar to a VIN number in cars). The IMO number is a unique identifying number that pretty much all commercial vessels have. Since Athos was a very common name, I looked for cargo ships with the voyage number given. Once I found an Athos with the correct voyage number, I ran its IMO (and made sure the country flag matched) to find that the ship has two names. If you bring up the details for the ship, you can see that AIS is reporting the ship's name as Athos.

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DoctorBandage wrote:
GrandKhan44 wrote:

Thanks, but I already got a follow-up question (and actually I am waiting for the European ship ...)

How did you identify the ships? I could find the Cosco Development, but for Athos, the web site listed >50 ships, how did you find out it is "Hanjin United Kingdom?". And nowhere did I find the "724E" from the update, what does that even mean and how does it correspond to the IMO number 9406738? I feel really stupid, can you enlighten me???


724E is the voyage number. As a very loose analogy, you can thing of them as you would a Flight Number (such as Flight 321 from Berlin to London). The IMO number is similar to the License Plate number of a ship (or more accurately it's similar to a VIN number in cars). The IMO number is a unique identifying number that pretty much all commercial vessels have. Since Athos was a very common name, I looked for cargo ships with the voyage number given. Once I found an Athos with the correct voyage number, I ran its IMO (and made sure the country flag matched) to find that the ship has two names. If you bring up the details for the ship, you can see that AIS is reporting the ship's name as Athos.


Wow, thanks. But I still cannot find the Voyage Number on the site

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:416982/mmsi:636018037/vessel:HANJIN%20UNITED%20KINGDOM

do you need a (paid?) account to search / see voyage numbers? Sorry I am derailing the conversation, I guess...
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GrandKhan44 wrote:
Wow, thanks. But I still cannot find the Voyage Number on the site

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:416982/mmsi:636018037/vessel:HANJIN%20UNITED%20KINGDOM

do you need a (paid?) account to search / see voyage numbers? Sorry I am derailing the conversation, I guess...


Ah, sorry. I found the voyage number on a different site. I just prefer the map-view on Marine Traffic.

Here's the site I found the voyage number on: https://my.seagoline.com/schedules/vesselresults?b.voyageCod...

Not that I expect CMON to do this, but it's much easier to track cargo ships from their IMO number than the name and voyage number. Maybe future updates will include those.
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DoctorBandage wrote:


Not that I expect CMON to do this, but it's much easier to track cargo ships from their IMO number than the name and voyage number. Maybe future updates will include those.


I don't think they will since they never have in the past, though I also don't think they have given actual ship data and they have given us some now. I guess there's a chance. Sounds like an easy way to deliver some good customer service for those who are really anxious.
 
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This is too soon! I don't want MD yet! I need more time to finish painting S&S, R&BS2, Masmora, Frostgrave, D&D...
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dakkadakka1 wrote:
Dormammu wrote:
August. We have ship arrival dates. People guessing post-September are just being ridiculous.

Dude - take a chill pill. It was a joke.

Don't quit your day job.
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Considering most of the shipments already sailing are due in between July 12-19, and then each will take a few weeks at the hubs to ship out, I would assume some of us will be seeing our packages as soon as mid-August. For everyone else we should see late August and early September.
 
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the sad thing is that the only reason I'm checking in on this is to know when I can expect to receive it to try and flip it. With arcadia quest and gloomhaven, I'm tapped out on dungeon crawlers.
 
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the sad thing is that the only reason I'm checking in on this is to know when I can expect to receive it to try and flip it. With arcadia quest and gloomhaven, I'm tapped out on dungeon crawlers.


Arcadia Quest isn't a dungeon crawler, and Gloomhaven's gameplay is different in almost every way from Massive Darkness.

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SpoDaddy wrote:
Islesfan91 wrote:
the sad thing is that the only reason I'm checking in on this is to know when I can expect to receive it to try and flip it. With arcadia quest and gloomhaven, I'm tapped out on dungeon crawlers.


Arcadia Quest isn't a dungeon crawler, and Gloomhaven's gameplay is different in almost every way from Massive Darkness.



I'm not saying it's exactly the same (sorry, poor choice of phrasing), but the theme is similar enough in our group that I doubt it'll appeal enough to keep it. I have masmorra as well so I just don't see myself keeping this. That said, when it arrives I'll have a look through it and decide, may end up changing my mind.
 
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There's no such thing as too many dungeon crawlers. If your friends disagree you have the wrong friends.
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There's no such thing as too many dungeon crawlers. If your friends disagree you have the wrong friends.


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