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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #840 on: 08 December 2023, 15:47:33 »
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #841 on: 08 December 2023, 16:39:25 »
Are Arano shirts going to hit the store this round?  I don't see them.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #842 on: 08 December 2023, 16:43:47 »
Guy's its really critical that you lot snag all of the Game of Armored Combat minis BEFORE I get home from work so I don't have to buy them for myself.

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« Reply #843 on: 08 December 2023, 16:47:18 »
I'm disappointed that the beginner box pack has the Wolverine instead of the Vindicator.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #844 on: 08 December 2023, 16:57:26 »
The Newsletter said the reason they have these is that they kept some on-hand for replacements of things that shipped damaged, I'm not sure why they are getting rid of AGoAC & CI boxes, but as they no longer sell the wolverine box it makes a ton ofd sense to seel what they have.  They are probably hanging on to the Vindicator versions to further replace damaged items.

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« Reply #845 on: 08 December 2023, 17:01:26 »


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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #846 on: 08 December 2023, 17:48:37 »
Also: Curses, I told myself I wouldn't buy any more boxes of AGoAC, but here it is, without all the extras I have 5 of already, at a price that's lower than anything I've seen for the full box.  Sigh, OK, I'll take two.

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« Reply #847 on: 08 December 2023, 17:54:44 »
Ah man, I saw that newsletter and I figuratively sprinted to the webstore in hopes of getting a Taurian shirt. Alas, they are not there. Not that it will stop me from adding a Steiner shirt and a couple beginner box sets of mechs (the Wolverine only being AGOAC is a shame!).....

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« Reply #848 on: 08 December 2023, 17:58:14 »
I hope this fine art thing is going to be occasional otherwise it’s going to get expensive.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #849 on: 08 December 2023, 18:15:43 »
I'm disappointed that the beginner box pack has the Wolverine instead of the Vindicator.
The Newsletter said the reason they have these is that they kept some on-hand for replacements of things that shipped damaged, I'm not sure why they are getting rid of AGoAC & CI boxes, but as they no longer sell the wolverine box it makes a ton ofd sense to seel what they have.  They are probably hanging on to the Vindicator versions to further replace damaged items.

I have to assume that Catalyst made sure they had plenty of extra minis for the Clan Invasion kickstarter for retaliation packs and just in case things went wrong, and they're just cleaning out this surplus.

I see no indication of them getting rid of AGoAC or the CI sets. Especially since they recently announced a new run of AGoAC with new box art.

My only complaint is that I'm poor and catalyst should give me free stuff.
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« Reply #850 on: 08 December 2023, 19:34:16 »
Ah man, I saw that newsletter and I figuratively sprinted to the webstore in hopes of getting a Taurian shirt. Alas, they are not there. Not that it will stop me from adding a Steiner shirt and a couple beginner box sets of mechs (the Wolverine only being AGOAC is a shame!).....

I think the picture is wrong- those are not Clan Invasion shirts but Merc shirts.  Avanti's Angels, the wolf/coyote howling, and Arano were not in Clan Invasion IIRC.
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« Reply #851 on: 08 December 2023, 20:36:48 »
I got more of the Clan Invasion Mechs. I will wait for the 40th anniversary boxes for the other mechs.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #852 on: 08 December 2023, 22:24:16 »
Draconis Combine shirts? I’ve been hitting refresh on the store for months. Throw the Dragon a treat once in a while!
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #853 on: 09 December 2023, 11:57:19 »
No clan wolf shirt? Asking for a friend.
Looks like they added more shirts to the store, including ones for Clan Wolf.

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« Reply #854 on: 09 December 2023, 13:27:39 »
The AGoAC packs are sold out already.
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« Reply #855 on: 09 December 2023, 13:59:31 »
The AGoAC packs are sold out already.

What a shame.  :(

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« Reply #856 on: 09 December 2023, 14:47:11 »
I dunno if anyone else saw the copy of TRO:3150 end for just under $400 today but I really hope things like that are a sign to CGL that POD efforts for any and all old books are worth doing and would be greatly appreciated by players. It keeps getting mentioned in updates as something being worked on, but we've yet to see any progress.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #857 on: 09 December 2023, 20:03:04 »
The AGoAC packs are sold out already.

And let the record show that, in spite of my very cordial request yesterday, you guys did not buy them all up before I got home from work which meant that I had to buy one for myself because how could I pass that up?

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #858 on: 09 December 2023, 22:58:25 »
I hope they release the mechs from the Clan Invasion and the others again. Its the only way to get them sometimes.
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« Reply #859 on: 10 December 2023, 01:19:36 »
Agreed. I have gotten better (arguably) over the last 10 years of painting battalions at a time, and I've picked up some great, reliable, and simple techniques. And I've learned where my skill level stops. Short of chain links & crysanthemums.

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« Reply #860 on: 10 December 2023, 01:28:31 »
PM me if you'd like to talk painting tips. Just finished a Triarii Protectors battalion, lots of white; there are tricks & approaches.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #861 on: 10 December 2023, 12:01:09 »
I hope they release the mechs from the Clan Invasion and the others again. Its the only way to get them sometimes.

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« Reply #862 on: 10 December 2023, 13:12:31 »
They saved me. I signed in this morning to snag an art print and the reinforcement temptation was gone.

I did snag a mug I don’t need though

I'm going to look now too ... kinda want to be saved, but am totally willing to feed the addiction!

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #863 on: 10 December 2023, 15:18:26 »
I dunno if anyone else saw the copy of TRO:3150 end for just under $400 today but I really hope things like that are a sign to CGL that POD efforts for any and all old books are worth doing and would be greatly appreciated by players. It keeps getting mentioned in updates as something being worked on, but we've yet to see any progress.

So, there has been some progress there--behind the scenes, anyway. Mark Hayden, who had previously done the paint-overs of the Mech renders on pilot cards and other work, has been getting trained up in layout by Ray and Dak. He's done some great work on the first two Force Manuals and accompanying PDFs, and we're excited to have him fully up to speed to expand our layout capabilities.

Because, that's the eternal bottleneck with POD. As I've said previously, even with the newer CGL books, we can't simply hand DTRPG/Lightning Source the PDF file and say, "POD this, plz." The books have to be worked through a bit of layout first. But we haven't been able to spare Dak--when I say "we" there, I mean not just BattleTech but CGL as a whole. His workload is constantly backed up and has to be carefully prioritized, and POD is never a high enough priority. I'm really hopeful that with Mark on board, that could change.

Because, for whatever it's worth, I bring up POD a lot internally. The back catalog, even just the CGL back catalog that's actually POD-able, is a huge potential source of revenue. Best I can say in the example you brought up is that TRO: Dark Age includes at least some of the Mechs from the long out-of-print TRO 3145 AND 3150, better than nothing.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXVIII: Which Months Have 28 in Them?
« Reply #864 on: 10 December 2023, 15:38:35 »
Were the original files for the print edition not kept or is there some sort of difference between the print run and POD that means it has to be redone?
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« Reply #865 on: 10 December 2023, 17:08:13 »
Were the original files for the print edition not kept or is there some sort of difference between the print run and POD that means it has to be redone?

It wouldn't surprise me if the layout had to change because they were printing it on a different machine. it's been a decade, protocols and tolerances have doubtless changed.
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« Reply #866 on: 10 December 2023, 17:35:51 »
That makes sense.
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« Reply #867 on: 10 December 2023, 19:30:51 »
So, there has been some progress there--behind the scenes, anyway. Mark Hayden, who had previously done the paint-overs of the Mech renders on pilot cards and other work, has been getting trained up in layout by Ray and Dak. He's done some great work on the first two Force Manuals and accompanying PDFs, and we're excited to have him fully up to speed to expand our layout capabilities.

Because, that's the eternal bottleneck with POD. As I've said previously, even with the newer CGL books, we can't simply hand DTRPG/Lightning Source the PDF file and say, "POD this, plz." The books have to be worked through a bit of layout first. But we haven't been able to spare Dak--when I say "we" there, I mean not just BattleTech but CGL as a whole. His workload is constantly backed up and has to be carefully prioritized, and POD is never a high enough priority. I'm really hopeful that with Mark on board, that could change.

Because, for whatever it's worth, I bring up POD a lot internally. The back catalog, even just the CGL back catalog that's actually POD-able, is a huge potential source of revenue. Best I can say in the example you brought up is that TRO: Dark Age includes at least some of the Mechs from the long out-of-print TRO 3145 AND 3150, better than nothing.

I appreciate you taking the time to respond and advocating for POD. I'll certainly grab whatever comes out in POD that I don't already have, and I won't even be upset when you get to other pricey books I have already picked up like Shattered Fortress or the other Field Manuals.  azn

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« Reply #868 on: 11 December 2023, 00:03:46 »
It wouldn't surprise me if the layout had to change because they were printing it on a different machine. it's been a decade, protocols and tolerances have doubtless changed.

It's less a case of changed protocols as the fact that PoD printers and classic printing have different margins. Putting a book you had for one on another will lead to bodged print jobs. And that is in addition to every printing company having their own rules, too. For example, you can't just take am Amazon PoD file and put it on Drivethru. (Going by my own self publishing experience here.)
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« Reply #869 on: 11 December 2023, 00:21:14 »
It's less a case of changed protocols as the fact that PoD printers and classic printing have different margins. Putting a book you had for one on another will lead to bodged print jobs. And that is in addition to every printing company having their own rules, too. For example, you can't just take am Amazon PoD file and put it on Drivethru. (Going by my own self publishing experience here.)

DarkISI, I have to say that the BattleTech forums over the years have been very educational to those who will listen/pay attention to what goes on in the progress to bringing things to our greedy hands. Nothing is ever as simple as we average joes outside the industry want to believe it is, and that people like you, Randall, Herb, Cubby, etc, etc, etc have the experience and patience to tell us these details? That has made understanding the processes, thus understanding the delays that products we really, really want to see (Like: RS: Prototypes: Unabridged...because I want the stats of those variant protomechs!). May not make it easier..but at least we understand it, and can explain it to people kvetching in real life. Thank you!
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