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IMO Reaper has always had a communication/PR problem due to the way that they choose to structure the dissemination of information. ie. We can't post an update because it's not update day. We can't gi

So I'm later than I had hoped to be.  I have content for this week, but let's pick the second January update (fourth Friday 1/25/19) Content. Five options.  Use the Like this post options to cast

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The only pleasant ridge is no ridge at all.

 

To keep things on topic, if anyone has the Bones 4 Zombie Dragon and Ebonwrath, could I see them side by side? I'm wondering if my plan will work or if I'll need to scrap it...

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I live in Woodinville.  You'd think that it's named for all the tall trees everywhere, but no it's named after the Woodin family that helped found the town.  There were so many of them people referred to the area as Woodinville somewhat sarcastically.  We're that kind of town.

 

And no, I won't be the only Woodinville showing up on the tracker, we're a geek-heavy population and I'm pretty sure that one of our gaming friends went in on Bones 4.  

 

<looks impatiently at tracker>  Maybe I need to make myself a poking stick...

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5 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

<looks impatiently at tracker>  Maybe I need to make myself a poking stick...

 

Like this?

 

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Note: this is technically not a poking stick. It is actually a spider stick. But I don't believe it's time to escalate things that far. Maybe in a couple more days though.

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While I understand that social media can work the way @Guindyloo describes, unfortunately, it turns out to be the opposite of this. People from different departments come in, giving incorrect or false information, and you spend more time backpedaling the errors then focusing on what is really out there. That's why companies have one point of contact for just this purpose, so all that information can be disseminated correctly from the weekly meetings and such. The real issue (IMO) was that reaper HAD this point of contact, Bryan and Ladystorm. They kept us on topic and gave us the information we needed to hear (or sometimes not want to hear *cough* cat dragon). That honestly is the part I really question. You knew (for the most part I am assuming), that Bryan was departing, and the same for ladystorm. I am sure they were not sudden events, and you had the Kickstarter nearing the end, would you not have prepared for this contingency? Not a complaint, not a gripe, just my observation.

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Mine arrived. Did a live stream at request of some buddies. I can sit in the box. Pros: I am impressed by the detail level. Bones material has come a LONG way. Cons: zombie shark missing lower jaw, and 1/2 of paint set is wrong set. Will know more soon. <back to wallowing> 

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3 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

Mine arrived. Did a live stream at request of some buddies. I can sit in the box. Pros: I am impressed by the detail level. Bones material has come a LONG way. Cons: zombie shark missing lower jaw, and 1/2 of paint set is wrong set. Will know more soon. <back to wallowing> 

Any chance you can post the video somewhere?

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maybe tomorrow things will start. i'm just going to stop checking the tracker and just occasionally check my email

 

on the subject of Red Deer, there is the European Red Deer so maybe the town is named after that. Wouldn't be the first time a town is named after a animal from a whole different country, like Monkey Eybrow in Kentucky (seriously...)

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9 minutes ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

That honestly is the part I really question. You knew (for the most part I am assuming), that Bryan was departing, and the same for ladystorm. I am sure they were not sudden events, and you had the Kickstarter nearing the end, would you not have prepared for this contingency? Not a complaint, not a gripe, just my observation.

Yeah, this is very accurate. I don't get why they seem to have done nothing to really replace ReaperBryan for communication purposes. There seemed to be a period after he left where they had someone who'd had no preparation attempting to deal with the information updates, and then it moved to being managed by someone who was going to be retiring. It just seems like there was no planning or regard for how vital that communication position really was. I'm hoping it was more having trouble finding a qualified applicant, but it's very weird.

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I don't check the tracker; I just check this thread. I'll know when it starts moving faster this way, rather than digging through the two dozen open tabs on my phone (don't judge me :mellow:) looking for the one with the tracker and wating to refresh it constantly lol. 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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Just now, Ratmaster2000 said:

While I understand that social media can work the way @Guindyloo describes, unfortunately, it turns out to be the opposite of this. People from different departments come in, giving incorrect or false information, and you spend more time backpedaling the errors then focusing on what is really out there. That's why companies have one point of contact for just this purpose, so all that information can be disseminated correctly from the weekly meetings and such. The real issue (IMO) was that reaper HAD this point of contact, Bryan and Ladystorm. They kept us on topic and gave us the information we needed to hear (or sometimes not want to hear *cough* cat dragon). That honestly is the part I really question. You knew (for the most part I am assuming), that Bryan was departing, and the same for ladystorm. I am sure they were not sudden events, and you had the Kickstarter nearing the end, would you not have prepared for this contingency? Not a complaint, not a gripe, just my observation.

I think you're misreading some of what I wrote. I'm suggesting a "dedicated, full-time social media presence," the meaning there being staff of whatever necessary number that is only dedicated to social media. The "People from different departments come in" that you describe is what currently occurs in that different staff members pop onto social media from time to time to put up pictures or make comments. It is my fully unofficial understanding that their company policy is not to give answers to anything without official authorization, thus why you mostly get zero answers or non-answers. I think that you're ascribing actions to certain individuals when I'm talking about overall company decisions. These issues persisted before any prior employees left the company, it just wasn't as obvious because there was more of a presence here on the forum and in the kickstarter comments, but most information that was given was non-answers that at least made some people feel more like someone was listening, but didn't really address the overarching issues that I'm talking about.

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