Jump to content

Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 18.1k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

27 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Looks like the EU has agreed to a delay in Brexit, though the duration is uncertain. At least until 12 April, though (per the WSJ).

 

Should mitigate the most catastrophic scenario for Reape

Yes, I really hope they can get the may 22nd one though. The boat to the UK will take some time (weeks?) And they still need to unload all the packages and get them to the postal service. Don't forget, the UK Reaper hub isn't as big as the main one, so it can't be expected they'll fly through orders as quickly.

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Nunae said:

Yes, I really hope they can get the may 22nd one though. The boat to the UK will take some time (weeks?) And they still need to unload all the packages and get them to the postal service. Don't forget, the UK Reaper hub isn't as big as the main one, so it can't be expected they'll fly through orders as quickly.

 

Yeah. The good news (from the what I understood from last night's Reaper LIVE) is that the orders have all been pulled and packed and now they just need to be scanned and have postage (and an address label?) added, so it's not the hugely labor-intensive job that pull and pack was.

  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites

From the Facebooks: 

 

A few stats for you: 
Starting orders 23543
USA: 16,760
Canada: 1797
Australia: 1195
Great Britain: 1102

These numbers do not include the other countries service by GB and AU

 

  • Like 8
  • Thanks 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

From the Facebooks: 

 

A few stats for you: 
Starting orders 23543
USA: 16,760
Canada: 1797
Australia: 1195
Great Britain: 1102

These numbers do not include the other countries service by GB and AU

 

 

Looks like Canada will only take 2 days if they keep on pace. 

  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, NecroMancer said:

 

Looks like Canada will only take 2 days if they keep on pace. 

Possibly even one day, maybe day and a half considering those are ORDERS not backers, so many of those could be multiple orders like my *ahem* 11 orders in the PM. Still getting my Birthday present to me EARLY!

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

Possibly even one day, maybe day and a half considering those are ORDERS not backers, so many of those could be multiple orders like my *ahem* 11 orders in the PM. Still getting my Birthday present to me EARLY!

Good point! 

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

Possibly even one day, maybe day and a half considering those are ORDERS not backers, so many of those could be multiple orders like my *ahem* 11 orders in the PM. Still getting my Birthday present to me EARLY!

Still looking at two days. Reaper has been hitting 1k orders not backers. 

  • Like 10
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Thes Hunter said:

 

I believe Americans work too gosh darn much. We need to see our families, pursue our hobbies and live our lives outside of the clutches of our jobs. It's better for our relationships and our health. 

 

I hope everyone at reaper gets a nice couple days off and begins fresh again next week.

 

Honestly, I was kinda surprised to see them work last saturday. I'm ofc grateful that they got through those European orders so quickly, and mabye they wanted to get the international orders on certain ships by the end of this week, so it's more understandable. 

But it would only be right to give the employees who worked on that saturday another day off. Fulfillment is physically quite taxing, they can't just keep going on full steam for weeks until everything is out the door, that's just not how humans work.

  • Like 13
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Nunae said:

 

Honestly, I was kinda surprised to see them work last saturday. I'm ofc grateful that they got through those European orders so quickly, and mabye they wanted to get the international orders on certain ships by the end of this week, so it's more understandable. 

But it would only be right to give the employees who worked on that saturday another day off. Fulfillment is physically quite taxing, they can't just keep going on full steam for weeks until everything is out the door, that's just not how humans work.

 

Before I became an accountant about 3 years ago I spent many years working in warehouses.  The one I worked in the most was at the University here in town, we handled all the furniture for student housing both apartments and dorms. 

 

Now during the summer we would set and prepare dorm rooms for visiting conference and then at the end of summer setting them back for the students.  It may not sound like a lot but the dorms house around 18000 freshman each year so there are a LOT of rooms. 

 

Anyways I can remember 3 summers where we worked 90 hour weeks for the entire summer break (about 3 months in the US).  We worked everyday including Sundays.  It was nothing but hauling furniture and was back breaking.  Around the 4th of July we would go back to 40 your weeks for 2 weeks then back to 90s.  It was grueling but I made great money!  Eventually we stopped doing so much OT and would do 90 hour weeks for about 4 or 5 weeks of tge summer. 

 

So the human body could easily package all those orders for a couple weeks straight.  In fact if they put in overtime they could easily get it all done in a couple weeks max. 

 

All that being said I missed out on a lot of fun those summers (they were my college years) and I was miserable and I wouldn't want anyone to have to work like that.  The people of Reaper are way ahead of where we were thinking they would be.  They shouldn't have to put their lives on hold because we ordered a bunch of toys.  Plus after a little break hopefully they'll come back energized ready to really get the orders flowing!

  • Like 13
Link to post
Share on other sites

They could pull 90 hour weeks, but I'd rather that they keep themselves to normal work hours. Doubling their hours would only mean folks get stuff a few days earlier. A few days, when we've already waited a year and a half? Whoopdeedoo. Plus, they're pulling lots of small items with labels, as opposed to big items of furniture and boxes. Easier for them to goof up an order, and goof ups happen when you're tired. 

  • Like 13
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

They could pull 90 hour weeks, but I'd rather that they keep themselves to normal work hours. Doubling their hours would only mean folks get stuff a few days earlier. A few days, when we've already waited a year and a half? Whoopdeedoo. Plus, they're pulling lots of small items with labels, as opposed to big items of furniture and boxes. Easier for them to goof up an order, and goof ups happen when you're tired. 

 

Don't these guys work in shifts?

 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Mckenna35
      I know there are a few folks that do Bolt Action and similar 28mm wargaming (@buglips), so I thought I'd bounce this out there.
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tftb/world-war-ii-soviet-railroad?ref=discovery_recommendations
       
      Story
      Railroads are an important means to transport troops, equipment, ammunition and all other kinds of supply to the front. Especially in a country as vast as the Soviet Union with it's endless steppes, only few reliable roads and no major rivers running in the direction of the German advance during Operation Barbarossa in World War II. 
      With this set of detailed buildings and rolling stock in 1/56 scale for 28mm figures you get the opportunity to recreate the crucial fighting around the Soviet railroad system.
      The kits focus on the major pieces of rolling stock available to the Soviet defenders: box cars, gondola cars and flat cars. And the mighty ALCo RSD-1 Diesel Engine which was made available under the US Lend-Lease Act.
      Also included is a typical rural train station with optional additional platforms for all who want to depict a Soviet - or captured German - supply depot, where heavy equipment like tanks and guns are being unloaded.
      And for all of you looking for an armored train - don't worry! We have you covered.
        Talking about railroad tracks:
      We did not see the need to reinvent the wheel, so all kits are designed to be used with
      4Ground Railroad Tracks (available as add-ons to the Kickstarter) or O Gauge Model Railroad Tracks The kits include optional parts enabling you to choose your favorite system while assembling. Going this route has allowed us to concentrate on designing and producing the rolling stock only, which has the advantage of an earlier fulfillment date for the Kickstarter.
      All models are highly detailed on the outside and inside. The interiors are easily accessible, as roofs are removable. In addition, all doors are moveable, which means you can open or close them during gameplay.
       
    • By Ganryu Kojiro
      A Viking Girl sculpted by Bobby Jackson. She was a lot of fun to paint since she had a lot of canvas for freehand work. She is also my first serious effort at NMM, so that's a well I plan to return to.
       
      I came to paint her when I asked my friends which model needed to get some love next. I presented a wizard, a ranger, and an armored lady fighter. One chimes in that she'd like to see the fighter (she being a practitioner of HEMA). Her boyfriend mentions something about boob armor. I said, no, she's got pretty normal armor. You want to see something egregious? THIS is egregious. My HEMA friend immediately says, "I'd like to change my vote." So here we are.
       
      Here's the WIP thread for her. Here's my next piece.








    • By Sylverthorne
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vaspider/symbols-of-faith-and-pride
       
       
      This has sod all to do with miniatures, but I would be surprised if there were not people who might want one of these pins, for literally any reason at all.
      I'll let the campaign speak for itself, as I usually do; it is pins. There are, as the title implies, representations for most of the common faiths, in a literal rainbow of ... well, Pride rainbows. 
    • By Sylverthorne
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/kickstarter-exclusive-fire-dragon-valhalla-screen
       
      "You take your game seriously. Now it's time for a serious screen.
      In October of 2018, Dog Might released the first fully sculpted GM Screen, the Valhalla Screen. Since then, we have released over 30 more designs, including officially licensed screens for: Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, and Vampire: The Masquerade. We have also designed screens for you favorite shows, such as Relics and Rarities and the Critical Role stream of Undeadwood. Over the last year and a half, our Valhalla Screens have proven to be our most sought after product. "
       
      ... Would it surprise anybody here to know I want one? 
      If I can't have one, at least I can spread the word. ;p
    • By Sylverthorne
      So.. I fell over this. It's... well, go look for yourselves; 
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159974695/badbandana-6-pizza-dragons 
       
      ... pizza and dragons. Where have I seen this notion before..? I can't quite... >.>  
  • Who's Online   24 Members, 1 Anonymous, 33 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...