I must say I am disappointed! But I am not quitting this game. Heck I just bought some Brotherhood and Bauhaus today.
I really do appreciate FFG's notification to all (us) players and their committment to producing the unfinished first line of figs. This is what keeps players loyal to FFG. I know I will be a long loyal fan! Kudos to Chris Peterson and his entire FFG staff! Thanks!
I feel very dissapointed with Fantasy Flight Games. It's a bit weird to end a game after only 6 months:
A) The first set wasn't even complete.
B) Lots of people were waiting for the other factions.
C) Current armies were still too small. No way anyone could have a big and diverse army with just 3 warpacks for each faction.
I can't say "thanks FFG" for releasing the Lost Legions pack, because I can't stop thinking we've been buying and promoting a game for a company that didn't believe in it's own product.
The LL pack is just a way to get rid of the stock they already produced, and one much better than destroying the figs. If they can sell 14 figs for 10$, maybe they should have thought of selling the warpacks cheaper, that would have helped much to sell the game,
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You said it Nullstate. I think it was a bit unusual to play a game after the first match since I was only used to warzone minis, but as soon as I knew the rules I could be using rocks as miniatures and it would still kick ass. You really don't need any fancy miniatures for chess too right. This game even plays out faster than the silverline games from FFG if you want. So you can just pop out a 3/3/3 (less than 20min) game to have some fun.
We should have gotten all the miniatures released in August-September, instead of some here and some there. They should at least have released the personalities for all the factions to begin with. And if the quality of the paints/plastic had been in the Ice Golem/Karak calibre (which the first set wasn't) it might have fared better. I think bad first impression ruined it for many. The scale wouldn't mean much (at least to non-hardcore gamers) if everything else was likeable. Bases would have been the same, but with a smaller dude on top... I would think the prices was the biggest objection to most people (only GW gets away with those prices for plastic it seems...).
I think the upcoming figs would have been insane though...
Am I right that there is a small possibillity that someone would buy the license from FFG to continue making THIS game? Or is it the MC Miniatures Game in general? I have next to no knowledge about how this works... Is this the Warzone license??
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well, I can't say I was very happy with this game. expecially about sculpt detail and paint quality that were (imho) inappropriate for the size of the models, and for the quite high price tag.
nonetheless, I liked very much the game and I'm quite sad of seeing it coming to a (premature) end.
even worse, as most of the new sculpts seem really striking.
about LL pack, I think it's a really nice offer from FF and a good chance to get all the missing model.
and since no-one will force anyone to purchase it, people who don't like it should be ok with it, too ;)
I was going to order the Legion Kit, but When I saw they charge $15.96 for shipping I cancelled. I aslo don't trust UPS to not add extra charges not to mention unexpected duty across to Canada!
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It seems that the Lost Legions sold out....fast!!
No chance to grab my own copy (or two)!
...Now get to FIGHTIN!!!
What are you talking about? The LL has "in stock" status in the shop, so order it now every1.
Hillman, I ordered two LL copies to Sweden two days ago, and I pay 38$ in shipping =).
Get it, play it. OMG, this pack is so worth the shipping!!!
Actually late last night, it was NOT in stock (repeatedly checked this...at least one other had the same problem)...now early this morning it is back in stock. Weird.
Already placed order for 2.
...Now get to FIGHTIN!!!
As Ruvion mentioned it was showing up as Out of Stock for several hours yesterday. But it's showing as In Stock today and I got an order confirmation on my Lost Legions order so whatever was going on yesterday seems to have been taken care of. I'm just glad I was able to get an order in and complete the set.
Like other people have already mentioned, it doesn't suprise me that MC met an untimely end, but it is disappointing. For whatever reason, delays, scale, price, random vs not random packs, it just didn't seem to catch on. Which is too bad because I think most of those who dismissed the game probably never even tried it out, and if they had, would have found it to be a fun and tactically challenging game.
After seeing the PDFs with the proto sculpts for the next release wave that will now never come out, I'm even more dissapointed that the game is ending. There are some really nice looking figs in that group.
We'd like to thank FFG for their efforts in creating a dynamic game, and especially for the Lost Legions option. We are ordering today. I am going to still play, and I certainly hope the forums / rules clarifications etc stay active. You've all seen some of my questions; I'll be in bad shape if they don't
See you around everyone, hope you enjoy the LL figs.
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For whatever reason, delays, scale, price, random vs not random packs, it just didn't seem to catch on. Which is too bad because I think most of those who dismissed the game probably never even tried it out, and if they had, would have found it to be a fun and tactically challenging game.
I tried it. It was a fun, tactically challenging game. I have plenty of those, though. I didn't see any need to pay for jumbo-sized figures in order to add another to my collection. If you want to call that a price objection, fine. If you want to call it a "too many other games" objection, fine. But price drove me away from buying; I've added other games to my collection since MC came out. And scale drove price, IMHO. Which is why I say scale killed this game for me. The only other person I spent any time discussing it with also objected to the scale, but for a more specific reason: he had figures from the old game(s?) around, and wanted something that would be compatible. YMMV.
I am glad to see FFG doing the best they can with wrapping things up. While the cynical might say that they had the pieces anyway, game companies have destroyed product for the tax savings before, rather than ship them out to players for near the cost of production. So even if I won't benefit, it's good to see FFG continuing their good customer service in tough times.
Scale was an issue for more than just a few gamers. I know myself and two others at my FLGS would have bought some MC for rpg use if the scale had been close to the rest of our collections. And having bought the minis, we would have tried the game and maybe liked it.
Looking at WoW minis, the scale has probably hurt their sales as well, although it's less noticable due to how well WoW is selling. My FLGS has about a dozen people who buy minis for use in D&D rpg games. Most, if not all, would have bought some WoW if the scale was right (and again, tried the CMG). Instead, since there are no WoW players at my store, the game just doesn't sell.
Monsterpocalypse's scale allows some nice RPG crossover potential with half the monsters and even some of the units, but not too many people seem to be collecting with that in mind (just myself locally).
Having said all that, I don't think a more standard scale would have been enough for MC to be successful. Other reasons have been mentioned, but IMHO the biggest factor was timing of the release- essentially the same time as Monpoc and WoW. MC simply got lost in the hype and publicity of these two CMGs.
MUTANT CHRONICLES isnt dead at all!
It has lots of fans and easily earns tons of respect.