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Personal request related to my physical edition

Post by Andross » December 2nd, 2014, 11:21 am

Hi.

I'm a Wasteland 2 backer who pledged enough money to get a Collector's boxed copy of Wasteland 2. All the process involved with the physical edtions' producing and shipping has been extremely disappointing so far due to delays and the presence of a Steam code instead of a DRM-Free code (but that's an issue that inXile solved in a pretty desirable way I must say). Aside from that, the fact that I'll receive a metal box instead of the old-school cardboard one makes me feel very sad; mostly because I'm interested on starting a collection including this kind of boxes by buying the classics I like the most or just picking the ones with a good cover art.

Sure, the metal box feels much more "exclusive" and actually looks cool and expensive; but it's a bit shameful that I cannot get the old-school boxed copy I was promised not even when I'm a high-tier backer. I'd like to know if it'd be possible to reach any of these solutions:

1) The inclusion of the regular box (http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/ori ... +front.jpg) inside of my metal box. This would be the most pleasant solution of all by far.
(OK, this isn't possible anymore; nothing to see here)

2) The inclusion of the regular box with the DRM-Free disc I'm supposed to get during the next months (the one inXile will ship for free to people upset with the Steam Code included in their boxes).

3) The possibility to buy an empty regular cardboard box at a cheap price. I remember a tweet where Mr. Fargo said some words about selling the KS boxes separately, and though it's an idea I actually don't support since it kills the "magic" and exclusivity of owning some backer-only goodies; it would be a nice way to solve this particular problem (even more if I'm not forced to buy the game twice).

I don't think I'm asking for too much (c'mon, it's just a piece of cardboard), but it's still something very important to me and definitely determinates my level of satisfaction as a backer.

Thanks for reading and keep up the good work. ;)
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Re: Personal request related to my physical edition

Post by Drool » December 2nd, 2014, 1:48 pm

Andross wrote:it's a bit shameful that I cannot get the old-school boxed copy I was promised not even when I'm a high-tier backer
We were promised this?
COLLECTOR'S EDITION PREMIUM BOXED VERSION which of course contains map and instruction book. But additionally comes with Wasteland miniature, Wasteland 2 faction badge [...] The premium box replaces the standard box
That being said, I quite like the idea of option 2 there: putting the Steam-free disc inside the standard box. It needn't include a second map, manual, etc, just the box would be fine. But I wager that's unlikely since it would probably jack up the shipping costs considerably.

Option 3 is a nice backup. Option 1 is probably unlikely since A) they've started shipping and B) I don't know if it'd fit.
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Re: Personal request related to my physical edition

Post by shaigunjoe » December 2nd, 2014, 1:51 pm

If it is any consolation, the "old school" boxed copy does not have a very old school vibe. Honestly, I don't think I ever got a game that came in a flat shoe box before, the design seems more contemporary than old school.

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Re: Personal request related to my physical edition

Post by Andross » December 2nd, 2014, 2:15 pm

Drool wrote:
Andross wrote:it's a bit shameful that I cannot get the old-school boxed copy I was promised not even when I'm a high-tier backer
We were promised this?
Yes, I asked Brother None a couple of times before and the description he gave suggested a truly old-school sized box. But the image at the inXile's store was even more confusing:

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Drool wrote:That being said, I quite like the idea of option 2 there: putting the Steam-free disc inside the standard box. It needn't include a second map, manual, etc, just the box would be fine. But I wager that's unlikely since it would probably jack up the shipping costs considerably.

Option 3 is a nice backup. Option 1 is probably unlikely since A) they've started shipping and B) I don't know if it'd fit.
Yeah, I'm going to delete option 1, since it was written several minutes before the update was posted.

Anyway, I wouldn't mind paying a bit more to get a regular box (less than 20$ sounds fine to me)
shaigunjoe wrote:If it is any consolation, the "old school" boxed copy does not have a very old school vibe. Honestly, I don't think I ever got a game that came in a flat shoe box before, the design seems more contemporary than old school.
Judging by some screenshots, the box looks appealing enough to me:

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Also, it looks like it doesn't need to be thicker comparing to the content's size.

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Re: Personal request related to my physical edition

Post by sear » December 3rd, 2014, 9:07 am

1. We're happy to change your reward level if you'll contact us at the Ranger Center and send you a standard boxed copy out in a later shipment, but please bear in mind that if your Collector's Edition copy has already shipped then there is not a lot we can do on this.

Note, some tiers ($150 and above) get both the Collector's Edition and the standard boxed copy so you might get both depending on your specific reward level regardless.

2. The Steam-free discs are shipping in a separate case and not in one of the backer boxes (standard or Collector's Edition), nor do you get duplicate boxes. These are being done by us on the side at our own additional cost for the specific backers who requested it, and are not integrated into Deep Silver's manufacturing/shipping pipeline. It's not feasible for us to print such a limited run of discs, ship them to Deep Silver, have Deep Silver manufacture extra boxes and extras, put those special into the boxes, re-assemble them, and then ship them again to backers.

So, the solution we have is that you effectively get both a Steam copy of the game in your normal or Collector's Edition box, and the additional disc at a later date. What you do with the original Steam disc and key you got (in addition to your other downloadable copies from Steam and GOG.com) is up to you.

3. This seems redundant given point 2.

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Re: Personal request related to my physical edition

Post by Andross » December 3rd, 2014, 10:05 am

sea wrote:1. We're happy to change your reward level if you'll contact us at the Ranger Center and send you a standard boxed copy out in a later shipment, but please bear in mind that if your Collector's Edition copy has already shipped then there is not a lot we can do on this.

Note, some tiers ($150 and above) get both the Collector's Edition and the standard boxed copy so you might get both depending on your specific reward level regardless.

2. The Steam-free discs are shipping in a separate case and not in one of the backer boxes (standard or Collector's Edition), nor do you get duplicate boxes. These are being done by us on the side at our own additional cost for the specific backers who requested it, and are not integrated into Deep Silver's manufacturing/shipping pipeline. It's not feasible for us to print such a limited run of discs, ship them to Deep Silver, have Deep Silver manufacture extra boxes and extras, put those special into the boxes, re-assemble them, and then ship them again to backers.

So, the solution we have is that you effectively get both a Steam copy of the game in your normal or Collector's Edition box, and the additional disc at a later date. What you do with the original Steam disc and key you got (in addition to your other downloadable copies from Steam and GOG.com) is up to you.

3. This seems redundant given point 2.
:shock: As a late backer who paid 170$ will I get that sweet standard box? This sounds extremely confusing to me, since it's the first time that I read about getting both the Collector's Edition and the standard box. Probably I didn't understand your first statement, so tell me if I'm wrong.

Also, I don't want to change my reward level because the miniature, the badge and the metal box look actually pretty cool. The matter is that I'd like to find a way to get this as an "extra":

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Just an empty version of the cardboard box to put on my shelf.

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Re: Personal request related to my physical edition

Post by sear » December 3rd, 2014, 11:32 am

I'd have to look into that regarding late backers but I think it might be the same for the purposes of simplifying our SKUs.

If you can PM me your Ranger Center email address I can check your account as well and see what SKU you are using (which is related to but not identical to your reward tier).

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Re: Personal request related to my physical edition

Post by Andross » December 4th, 2014, 8:03 am

sea wrote:I'd have to look into that regarding late backers but I think it might be the same for the purposes of simplifying our SKUs.

If you can PM me your Ranger Center email address I can check your account as well and see what SKU you are using (which is related to but not identical to your reward tier).
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