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7 Year Anniversary Sale

posted by Ribs on - last edited - Viewed by 1.5K users

Wow. This is really quite a sale. Will be picking up quite a bit of merch seeing as most of it's apparently being discontinued.

Also - it says does not apply to PA2, implying it'll be up for preorder before the sale ends (the 30th). Hooray?

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  • No offense, Alan, but frankly after Telltale's long string of broken promises to customers thus far, a reply essentially saying "wait and see, we're working on it" doesn't fill me with confidence.

    Speaking of broken promises, I thought about buying those Devil's Playhouse posters.... but I realized I can't hang those things with pride on my wall after the shameful NutriSpecs debacle.

  • @ATMachine said: Speaking of broken promises, I thought about buying those Devil's Playhouse posters.... but I realized I can't hang those things with pride on my wall after the shameful NutriSpecs debacle.

    Can't tell if trolling...

  • @Falanca said: Can't tell if trolling...


    Sorry if I seem rather a troll. I'm just embittered about the direction Telltale's gone these days. The Specs were a symptom, but they're far from the only one.

  • No, just... If you weren't trolling, it's far worse, in my opinion.

    NutriSpecs isn't a debacle, from what I've seen. It wasn't a big deal to begin with, it doesn't play a big role and every extra it may give you can be found on Youtube, and this won't give you any dissatisfactions. It's not a big problem, it's not a broken promise, it's not the evidence of Telltale eating babies. After so long, I thought everyone else had gotten past that.

    That said, the aforementioned 5 prints still signifies the glorious days of Telltale, in my opinion. Proceed to hang them on your walls with pride and honor.

    If they sell prints for Back to the Future, however...

  • @Falanca said: No, just... If you weren't trolling, it's far worse, in my opinion.

    NutriSpecs isn't a debacle, from what I've seen. It wasn't a big deal to begin with, it doesn't play a big role and every extra it may give you can be found on Youtube. It's not a big problem, it's not a broken promise, it's not the evidence of Telltale eating babies. After so much time, I thought everyone else had gotten past that.

    That said, the aforementioned 5 prints still signifies the glorious days of Telltale, in my opinion. Proceed to hang them on your walls with pride and honor.

    If they sell prints for Back to the Future, however...


    You must have missed the time Jake explicitly said they were coming for PC users, then.

    I understand this issue never personally bothered you. But it bothered me, and it still does. Frankly, considering the other (numerous and repeated) examples of Telltale saying one thing and doing another, I don't know why the Specs don't deserve to be counted in Telltale's "screwup list" as well.

  • @Falanca said: NutriSpecs isn't a debacle, from what I've seen.


    No, no they weren't. Neither were the Mac ports of S&M and W&G. Or the DRM on the W&G DVDs. Or the Wiiware version of Puzzle Agent. Or the full releases of entire seasons on iPad. Or the Earl Boen voice on the downloadable version of the game. Or any of the things that have been promised, delayed, or unceremoniously dropped without a word.

    Essentially, I think it's entirely fair for customers to not only feel cheated as a whole, but to take a I'll believe it when I see it, actions speak louder than words, especially the words of liars approach to the situation.

  • @Rather Dashing said: No, no they weren't. Neither were the Mac ports of S&M and W&G. Or the DRM on the W&G DVDs. Or the Wiiware version of Puzzle Agent. Or the full releases of entire seasons on iPad. Or the Earl Boen voice on the downloadable version of the game. Or any of the things that have been promised, delayed, or unceremoniously dropped without a word.

    Essentially, I think it's entirely fair for customers to not only feel cheated as a whole, but to take a I'll believe it when I see it, actions speak louder than words, especially the words of liars approach to the situation.

    Full releases of entire seasons on iPad issue was touched upon, so it wasn't really dropped without a word. Most of the other stuff were just forgotten by their ridicilous new work schedule I assume, but they don't like me to bitch about that, apparently. I half-agree with that they don't really hold onto promises but I kind of sympathize with them as you can't really recall DVDs and perhaps reburn new DVDs of a season which isn't bought really oftenly nowadays.

    But I still disagree with NutriSpecs being such a notoriously sinful issue to the point it makes you feel disgusted and horrified just by looking at season prints or some stuff like that.

  • To get a little more into detail on the shipping issue, it IS being addressed. The zaniness that has been shipping items from our store (delays, price, discrepancies between what was ordered and what arrives, etc.) for some customers is a problem that we have targeted the basic cause of and are currently taking action to fix the issue entirely. It won't be an overnight switch, in fact it may cause a brief period of time where there is little to no availability of shippable merchandise, but we're in the exploratory stages of getting NEW product into the store that's in line with what fans, old and new, want from a Telltale Games store. While I can't make any promises on what may or may not appear in the store in the future, or when exactly these merchandise updates would occur, care is being taken to make sure that it's of the quality Telltale has been known for.

    As for product releases being "unceremoniously dropped", that's something that simply will not happen anymore. That's not to say that something might not be canceled, changed, or altered after its been announced (no one could make that type of claim) but care will be taken to inform fans and customers of these changes in a reasonable fashion. Communication to you guys is key and that will improve as we move forward.

    I hope that answered some of your questions and addressed some of your concerns. Please always feel free to reach out to me and I will do my best to keep you guys abreast of what's going on as best I can (this week might get a little nuts with E3 and all, but in general).

    Alan

  • @Alan Johnson said: As for product releases being "unceremoniously dropped", that's something that simply will not happen anymore. That's not to say that something might not be canceled, changed, or altered after its been announced (no one could make that type of claim) but care will be taken to inform fans and customers of these changes in a reasonable fashion. Communication to you guys is key and that will improve as we move forward.

    I don't really have any beef, but am curious what has changed so that things won't be "unceremoniously dropped" anymore. Were there company meetings held about that sort of thing?

  • Great sale, I hope you guys are smart enough to advertise it a lot during E3. I own all of Telltale's own games already, and also all the merchandise I want (hint: reissues of the old Grickle books - the ones before the Book of Grickle - would be most welcome!), so I bought Monkey Special Edition. I already own it on Steam, but it's less than €2,- right now. You can't ever own enough versions of Monkey Island games. Puzzle Agent 2 is only €6,- (even though it's not part of the anniversary sale), so this is one happy fan right here.

    Alan, as long as you're taking suggestions, here's one. This has been requested before, and I guess it's not a priority, but that old games list is getting pretty long for those of us that are keeping a complete collection. Some way of arranging those games on franchise, chronological order or whatever would be great. Maybe you could steal GOG's nifty bookcase idea (maybe unique bookcases for every franchise. Maybe you could earn unique customizations for your bookcase by completing achievement-like tasks in the games. And maybe you could access other extras in your bookcase like on GOG, like bits of the soundtrack, concept art, or De Cava's journal from the Monkey Island Treasure Hunt. Maybe that stuff could be offered as pre-order bonuses).

    Okay, okay, I guess I'm getting a bit carried away here. Still, a way to streamline that games-list would be pretty neat!

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