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Kevin Nesbitt
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Hi Folks,

Many of you have seen our recent announcement of our upcoming game Quarantine. We're definitely looking forward to bringing you this game.

On the other hand, the team at Mercury Games enjoy both designer-style games and war games. And we know that BGG has quite a few folks who like war games too!

This is why Mercury Games is telling all fellow fans of war games (or "wargames" if you prefer) that we have not forgotten about you! In fact, we have another big announcement with you in mind.

We would like to invite you all to keep an eye on us here on BGG, but specifically during the week of December 10th, 2012. That week, we'll be making an announcement that should have wargaming fans very excited indeed!
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(or "wargames" if you prefer)


Yes, we do.
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I am really hoping it's Case Blue
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Shauneroo wrote:
otrex wrote:
(or "wargames" if you prefer)


Yes, we do.


Me too. Spellcheck seems to be the only dissenting voice.
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I think its going to involve zombies...whistle
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This is going to be funny.
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I'm sure you're excited about whatever it is, Kevin, but in my case at least, you'd do better by waiting until you're ready to actually tell us what you've got. When I read an announcement for a future announcement, I just get irritated.

(I hope that's useful feedback. It's not like wasting a minute of my time is that big a deal, but if I'm not the lone ranger, somebody should tell you. Marketing 101 tricks meant to build interest have the opposite effect on some of us.)
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I'm sure you're excited about whatever it is, Kevin, but in my case at least, you'd do better by waiting until you're ready to actually tell us what you've got. When I read an announcement for a future announcement, I just get irritated.

(I hope that's useful feedback. It's not like wasting a minute of my time is that big a deal, but if I'm not the lone ranger, somebody should tell you. Marketing 101 tricks meant to build interest have the opposite effect on some of us.)


Seconded. It's not enough to make me "HAET MERCURY GAMES FOREVAR" or anything, but it is kind of vexing. I don't have countdowns going for companies that mostly publish euros where they better publish a wargame soon OR ELSE!

That said, I will still look forward to the game announcement.
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Sphere wrote:
I'm sure you're excited about whatever it is, Kevin, but in my case at least, you'd do better by waiting until you're ready to actually tell us what you've got. When I read an announcement for a future announcement, I just get irritated.

(I hope that's useful feedback. It's not like wasting a minute of my time is that big a deal, but if I'm not the lone ranger, somebody should tell you. Marketing 101 tricks meant to build interest have the opposite effect on some of us.)


Fair enough; I think that's reasonable feedback. It wasn't our intent to "string you along" with this announcement.

Being both a new company and not yet known for wargames, we were concerned that the information may not reach all those who would want to hear. As wargamers ourselves, we often notice some general complaints in the wargame forum because it is forced to play "second-fiddle" to the Eurogame forums. Sometimes the main announcement can be missed by readers, and then they find out well after the fact when its "old news".

That's all I can add to this for now; I think additional reasons will become clear as we make more information available. Hopefully the time you spent reading this posting will be well rewarded next week (though we acknowledge that no matter what we announce, it certainly can't please everyone).

Again, we always value well-reasoned feedback. I'd like to think that we would never turn our back on constructive criticism.



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Wow. No wonder we are called Grognards. Grumble grumble...
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I appreciate your thinking of us, Kevin.

But if we don't like the surprise, we're gonna raise holy hell.
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Sphere wrote:
I'm sure you're excited about whatever it is, Kevin, but in my case at least, you'd do better by waiting until you're ready to actually tell us what you've got. When I read an announcement for a future announcement, I just get irritated.


Agreed. I also, personally, felt that the tone of the original post was a little patronizing. It's not like wargamers are shut in a ghetto with only 2 games to play. We're living in a time where there are several excellent wargame companies who produce high-quality games, and we're devoted to them. In order to get our attention, it's going to take a little more than, "hey, wargamers, don't worry, we'll make a game you'll like too!"
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Wait. How are we so sure this is actually a wargame? Should we start a thread about the discussion now and get it all over with?

I feel I should actually discuss the topic as well. I'm not a big fan of the announcement of an announcement. However, that doesn't make me any less excited.
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otrex wrote:
Sphere wrote:
Marketing 101 tricks meant to build interest have the opposite effect on some of us.


Fair enough; I think that's reasonable feedback...we were concerned that the information may not reach all those who would want to hear.

That's all I can add to this for now; I think additional reasons will become clear as we make more information available. Hopefully the time you spent reading this posting will be well rewarded next week


Not to rain on anyone's parade, but why when people are trying to sell me something do they always insist on telling me that I'm the one going who's going to be rewarded when they get my money for their magic beans?

Anyway, consider me waiting with bated breath until whatever obstacle is preventing you from releasing your information ceases to oppress you.
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otrex wrote:
As wargamers ourselves,


I have no idea whom you are, but I skimmed your list of owned games here on the geek and think it contained several items and comments to support that statement. thumbsup
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None of that block nonsense, hexes and counters please!
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I'm not bothered at all by the announcement of an announcement. However I do wonder if the game will have minefields, considering the OP just walked into one here......
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otrex wrote:

This is why Mercury Games is telling all fellow fans of war games (or "wargames" if you prefer) that we have not forgotten about you! In fact, we have another big announcement with you in mind.


Who are you?
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otrex wrote:
Hi Folks,


Welcome to the (sub)forum. I hope you survive your time here. cool
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In the future, if we're going to be getting announcements announcing announcements, I think I'd like an announcement in advance of the announcement's announcement.

Just as an...announcement, you know. I like to be kept abreast.
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Wasn't this a fun thread?

I hope the game is as fun.
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