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Monkey Island DVD Never Arriving? [it's shipping now]

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Hi this is Jake from Telltale, dropping a note into the top of this post.

I know we usually don't edit posts like this, but I wanted to let anyone reading this thread know that the discs and much of the merchandise is shipping out now! You can read about the details, and see pictures from the manufacturing press check, and more, in this Telltale blog post.

Now back to the original post by Squarehard...

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It's been about two months since I put in my order for the standard DVD, and it has yet to arrive, or even ship.

And now when I go to check the status, the item is backordered.

I don't like to complain about stuff like this often, but this is starting to get ridiculous.

Why even offer to sell the DVDs if they're never going to ship out anyways, and paying for the shipping ahead of time just to have nothing to show for it months after.

I won't make too big of a deal about this unless it takes another two months, at which time, I'm sure there is going to be a much bigger deal made about it, not just from me.

Love the game, not so happy with the company right now.

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  • @Avistew said: I thought only females could be hysterical. And that it was a sexist thing to say. Kind of like the "she's having her periods" thing that dismisses a female's anger as being something hormonal rather than having a legitimate reason. Does it have different connotations in English?



    you can get man periods now apparntly. Not in the litral sense XD.

  • Well, that doesn't make it any better if it's used with males too :p Maybe more equal, but I'd rather have it be equal the other way around.
    It's just so annoying, basically being told "you're not upset because you have a good reason, but because of your hormones". So dismissive.

    Anyway, that's the way expressions go I guess, even when it stops making sense, like saying a woman has balls or something.

  • hys·ter·ic (h-strk)
    n.
    1. A person suffering from hysteria.
    2. hysterics (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
    a. A fit of uncontrollable laughing or crying.
    b. An attack of hysteria.

    Doesn't nessicarilly have to do with women, but back in the day, doctors thought the cure for it was giving them a "water massage" until they achieved "hysterical paroxysm"?

  • Hyster- = uterus.

    I think "hysterical paroxism" might have been a way to say orgasm?

  • yeah. back in the day, no one thought women had orgasms, so they didn't put two and two together.

  • hystera = womb (in Greek)

    It's a carry over from the Greek, Latin and French, meaning womb. However, to English speakers, the connection is never really made, because it is a word the English language adopted from the French.

    French hystér-, Latin hyster-, Greek, hystera

  • Search is your friend:

    @joeldee said: Hi all

    Just talking to the main people working on this, the DVD is still on track to begin shipping from our warehouse in May.

    It may not begin shipping out until the latter part of the month. And depending on where you live, what kind of shipping you specified, which items you have in your order, etc ... arrival times for different orders will vary.

    - Joel, Telltale

  • @Avistew said: I thought only females could be hysterical. And that it was a sexist thing to say. Kind of like the "she's having her periods" thing that dismisses a female's anger as being something hormonal rather than having a legitimate reason. Does it have different connotations in English?


    Hysterics was definitely something that used to apply only to women in English, but that's kind of an "old english" sort of thing, something for the history books and etymology nerds. I doubt too many native english speakers today equate the word with women exclusively, unless they also happen to be quite sexist! By now, the word has been widely used enough to have it's meaning changed to encompass any kind of unreasonable negative emotional reaction(or, in some cases, uncontrollable laughter; as noted above).

    Anyway, I can see why some people are upset, and I can sort of understand it. We can't really say that the ship date of the disk hasn't slipped at least a month in terms of the dates we've been given. But I don't really see it as a problem, and I don't think too many reasonable people think of it as much of a problem either. It's coming, it's going to be excellent, and I really, really don't want this kind of feedback to lead to rushed products like Wallace and Gromit got. Sure there's a point to be upset that you paid money and you haven't gotten anything yet, but I don't think we've passed it.

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