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What is the point of shipping a game that requires an app that does not exist? Could FFG really not release them on the same date? What have the playtesters been using? Why is the public not allowed access to that version?
 
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The app and game will be released on April 18th. Some preorders from FFG arrived early.
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The app will be available on Amazon Appstore, Apple iOS App Store, Google Play, and Steam.

The official release date for the game is Thursday, April 18. Online retailers are allowed to ship the game before that date so that you are sure to have it on the release date.

Playtesters have been using an app made available to them, but not the general public. The public will be allowed to access the official release of the app on the release date (Thursday, April 18).

I appreciate being able to have the game delivered to me before the release date so that I can play it when the release date arrives, instead of having the game shipped on the release date and arrive days later.
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WHAT WILL PEOPLE DO FOR 1.5 DAYS!!??!?!?!??!??111?!?

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SJacobsen159 wrote:
WHAT WILL PEOPLE DO FOR 1.5 DAYS!!??!?!?!??!??111?!?



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People are rating this game 1 star because the app isn't out yet. An app that will be out on 4/18/19 which happens to be the same day the game is supposed to be released. We really have become a self-entitled, ultra-impatient society...but what else is new?
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People are rating this game 1 star because the app isn't out yet. An app that will be out on 4/18/19 which happens to be the same day the game is supposed to be released. We really have become a self-entitled, ultra-impatient society...but what else is new?


I agree with you 100%, Matt. If the publishers didn't allow those early shipments, and those people didn't get the game until some days after the release date, then they would complain about that.
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Hey, I got my pre-order yesterday and I'm excited to play. I'd like the app released early, but I know that it might very well wait till late tomorrow night (Wednesday) or Thursday and that's the way it is. Not entitled, just excited. Plus my son, who wants to play, has today and tomorrow off but goes back to work Thursday. Bad timing I guess. He's a big LOTR fan and is excited to try it out too. Anticipation is not a bad thing.
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Hey, I got my pre-order yesterday and I'm excited to play. I'd like the app released early, but I know that it might very well wait till late tomorrow night (Wednesday) or Thursday and that's the way it is. Not entitled, just excited. Plus my son, who wants to play, has today and tomorrow off but goes back to work Thursday. Bad timing I guess. He's a big LOTR fan and is excited to try it out too. Anticipation is not a bad thing.


Guess you and your son will be playing tomorrow after all! Good news.

My copy arrives tomorrow, and it is supposed to be much cooler and rainy. I have the day off, so I'll be palying, too. Reading through the Rules Reference now, having read the Learn to Play book earlier this evening.
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So why not give people access to the app that the play testers have been using?
 
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Durkastan wrote:
So why not give people access to the app that the play testers have been using?


LOL. Ya, release the pre final app early to satisfy complainers. What could possibly go wrong?
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Petdoc wrote:
Durkastan wrote:
So why not give people access to the app that the play testers have been using?


LOL. Ya, release the pre final app early to satisfy complainers. What could possibly go wrong?


Even more complaining?
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I have been testing prerelease product and it was buggy as a ...
That is why it is still in testing, so that programmers find out those bugs and can fix (some of) them before the release!
Allways it is better to wait release and even some month after that if you want to have less bumpy experience
Sometimes these betas Are open, but even if They Are 50% is good and 60% is bad... yeah and I know that I did proke the math in here... just a bug, don`t worry it will be remedied in future patches
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Alcahaelas wrote:
Hey, I got my pre-order yesterday and I'm excited to play. I'd like the app released early, but I know that it might very well wait till late tomorrow night (Wednesday) or Thursday and that's the way it is. Not entitled, just excited. Plus my son, who wants to play, has today and tomorrow off but goes back to work Thursday. Bad timing I guess. He's a big LOTR fan and is excited to try it out too. Anticipation is not a bad thing.


Guess you and your son will be playing tomorrow after all! Good news.

My copy arrives tomorrow, and it is supposed to be much cooler and rainy. I have the day off, so I'll be palying, too. Reading through the Rules Reference now, having read the Learn to Play book earlier this evening.


Happy days, it arrived on the Apple App store around 7PM PST so we got to play the first scenario this evening (along with my wife, so a 3 player game). Had a great time, and the second scenario promises to be pretty cool -- but no spoilers. Glad the app came out, now we can get some good gaming in before my son has to work for a few days before his next day off.
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Nice! So only the PC version isn't out yet.
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Durkastan wrote:
So why not give people access to the app that the play testers have been using?

Because that's not how software, or any other production line, works. I guarantee you people would be more upset at a buggy, crashing app for their new game *cough* Mansions of Madness *cough* than having to wait until release day to play the game.

FFG: Hey, let's allow retailers to mail the games two days prior to release, instead of the day before, as mails can get delayed and Easter is just around the corner.

BGG: Where is the pre-release, unstable playtesting app!?!?!

FFG: But we didn't relase the game yet?

BGG: I demand satisfaction!
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I found it on the app store yesterday...
 
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otakuon wrote:
People are rating this game 1 star because the app isn't out yet. An app that will be out on 4/18/19 which happens to be the same day the game is supposed to be released. We really have become a self-entitled, ultra-impatient society...but what else is new?


Whats funny is that the OP rated the game 1 star because of the app...lol

and it's also his first and only review
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So the Steam version isn't out yet. It's 10 am. where I live, I sure would like to play the game but it seems like I can't. Nice.
 
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have the game, app on steam on wishlist but not available, should have been released at the same time (it is well into 18/4 here in aus, so no early delivery)
 
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I have to agree to a certain extend - the 18th is a very broad term, so is it the 18th US time of the 18th Global time. Here in South Africa it is 19am and the app is not yet on Steam, my game is on its way though...so hoping by 3pm it is online?
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Dareno wrote:
I have to agree to a certain extend - the 18th is a very broad term, so is it the 18th US time of the 18th Global time. Here in South Africa it is 19am and the app is not yet on Steam, my game is on its way though...so hoping by 3pm it is online?


From experience of game releases on Steam they seem to go live around mid day UK but sometimes as late as 4pm.

What is worrying is they usually have a count down to going live ... not so on Steam at the moment - still saying coming Quarter 2... Now all the reviews were done on the Steam/PC app - so I suspect its ready - someone just has to press the button - as they are US its going to be late PM EU i suspect
 
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So the Steam version isn't out yet. It's 10 am. where I live, I sure would like to play the game but it seems like I can't. Nice.

Steam updates their store at 1pm Eastern every day. So, if it's scheduled to be released today (4/18), then it will be available at that time.

Hopefully, that is the case. The Steam page just says "Q2 2018", so who knows if they'll flip the switch to make it available today or not.
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jalmardo wrote:
So the Steam version isn't out yet. It's 10 am. where I live, I sure would like to play the game but it seems like I can't. Nice.

Steam updates their store at 1pm Eastern every day. So, if it's scheduled to be released today (4/18), then it will be available at that time.

Hopefully, that is the case. The Steam page just says "Q2 2018", so who knows if they'll flip the switch to make it available today or not.


Ok so that would mean at 8pm here in Finland. While that would really suck because I'm anxious to play the game, I really hope it'll be released by that time then. I'd probably be able to play one scenario today before going to work.
 
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