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Telltale damages the JP jeep they borrowed

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According to the neogaf/something aweful´s forums Telltale apperantly has borrowed the JP jeep, and the man that let Telltale borrow it are not to happy about it´s condition right now.

The link under sends you to neogaf forums with pictures before and after.
I respect you as game designers telltale but I am not lending you my car.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=451954

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  • Jeez whats wrong with you people signing up just to bash people, I thought we who have been on these forums a while might talk about it like sane people.
    Don´t you joined november 2011 posters have anything better to do ??

  • Rationale wins again!

  • @T002Tyrant said: If you've got a valid point to make and ABSOLUTE proof that that Jeep is indeed the same Jeep telltale used, AND have an intelligent way of putting forward your opinion then state your case without the use of schoolyard tactics.



    Here you go.

    MASTER LINK TO THIS CONTROVERSY: [1] http://www.jurassicjeep.com/

    Please share it with any gaming blogs or sites that you choose. Joystiq and Kotaku are appreciated.

    [2] http://www.facebook.com/telltalegames

    [3] pr@telltalegames.com

    So I've got this JP Jeep, right? [4] http://i.imgur.com/K9Xcd.jpg

    Earlier this summer I was contacted by a representative from TellTale Games.They informed me that they were developing a Jurassic Park adventure title for multiple platforms and were looking for a JP Jeep that they could use in a promotional booth at a Seattle gaming convention called PAX in August.

    Last year they had produced a Back to the Future game and used the DeLorean that belongs to a acquaintance of mine. As I was unsure how to respond, I contacted my DeLorean owner friend and asked him what kind of deal they approached him with. He said he asked TellTale for insured, enclosed transport -both ways- for his car, airfare, hotel, con passes, and daily per diem. He also received several grand from them for the use of the car alone.

    So I was all like "That sounds terrific! If you provide enclosed, insured shipping both ways, airfare, badges for the con, hotel, and per diem then you've got yourself a deal!"

    They were pretty appreciative of me providing the Jeep to them for free, so they booked transport for my Jeep and we were on our way.

    The morning of the pickup I walked aaaaaaall the way around my Jeep and took quite a few pictures of the condition I gave it to them in. Like these:

    [5] http://i.imgur.com/K9Xcd.jpg [RES ignored duplicate image]

    [6] http://i.imgur.com/DdgnO.jpg

    Then I was off to meet the enclosed transport! Except the transport showed up and was NOT enclosed! I could have been a dick and said, "No dice, friends" and not given them the Jeep. But unfortunately I'm not a dick.

    The Jeep goes on it's way and I fly out a week later. The Jeep was delivered that morning and signed for by one TellTale's employees, a self-professed "person who doesn't know anything about cars and in fact does not even own a car!"

    Here's what I saw during my walkaround. [7] http://i.imgur.com/gqadPl.jpg

    [8] http://i.imgur.com/NWS7R.jpg

    [9] http://i.imgur.com/NUAYB.jpg

    [10] http://i.imgur.com/NxQK5.jpg

    [11] http://i.imgur.com/EEX6M.jpg

    After the walkaround, and before the convention, I talk to the guys at TellTale, among them Kevin Bruner, the company's CEO. I tell them, "Look I could be "that guy" and throw a fit, threatening to take my Jeep out of here tonight unless you cut me a check right now, but I know this is a huge fuckinging weekend for you guys, that you need to promote your game and you've gone a ton of shit to worry about. So, we can but this on a back burner until the expo is over, but I'd like your word that you'll take care of this immediately afterwards." They were pretty appreciative, and even though I received no per diem or additional badges, I decided to not be a dick about things.

    Then the Jeep came home, I didn't hear from TellTale. A week later I reached out to them, and it was a few more days before they got back to me, telling me that I'd have to file a claim with the auto transport company (Advance Car Carrier Corp.). I told them that I did not arrange for the transportation, and that I should not have to be the middleman. They insist that they are not responsible for the damage in any way, and that only the car owner can file a claim.

    So I send all my claim information (scanned receipts and delivery invoices, before and after photos) to the car carrier, and they reply with:

    "We have completed our assessment of the above loss and have determined that this is not car carrier damage. After carefully reviewing the damage pictures that you have sent to us, we found that all the damages was noted on the Bill of Lading before transporting your vehicle. Also please note that vehicle was inspected in rain and possible that not all the damages were visible. For that reason the box, where it says that vehicle going ASIS was marked.

    Enclosed with this letter is a copy of the Bill of Lading signed by "xxxx" on August 30, 2011 in where was noted that vehicle had pre-existing damages before transporting from WA to CO."

    Now, the damage was done on the way TO Seattle, not FROM. And here's a photo of it "raining" while they loaded up my Jeep. [12] http://i.imgur.com/IQLaK.jpg Sure is hard to see stuff with all that rain!

    So TellTale hired the sketchiest-possible carrier company, and then one of TellTale's employees(who admitted she doesn't know the first thing about cars) signed the bill of lading upon delivery without inspecting the Jeep for damage, thereby releasing the car carrier from responsibility.

    I'm disputing their decision, but I have the sinking feeling that I am going to be one of those cases that is just ignored until I go away. Bullshit man.

    I guess my lesson is "next time get stuff in writing and be a big dick about everything."

    I haven't heard from TellTale in months regarding this issue, it seems to be resolved as far as they are concerned. Now, the Jurassic Park game is set to be launched this week. I don't really know if there's anything I can do, but it seems like if there was ever a time for visibility on this problem, it's now.

  • @TellTaleScrewsPeople said: Yeah ... keep sending me PM's TP3D ... it makes you a real tough guy ... watch out everyone we have a bad ass over here ... he hides behind a keyboard and talks a big game ... wooooooo shake in those boots!



    Your done here. I can understand being upset over the issue and wanting to right things but being a jerk about it isn't helping the situations.

  • I'm surprised you haven't banned this troll yet.

  • @TellTaleScrewsPeople said: Yeah ... keep sending me PM's TP3D ... it makes you a real tough guy ... watch out everyone we have a bad ass over here ... he hides behind a keyboard and talks a big game ... wooooooo shake in those boots!



    Aren't you also just hiding behind a keyboard?

    Anyways, I won't side in this matter until I hear an official statement from Telltale.

  • @TellTaleScrewsPeople said: Here you go.

    MASTER LINK TO THIS CONTROVERSY: [1] http://www.jurassicjeep.com/

    Please share it with any gaming blogs or sites that you choose. Joystiq and Kotaku are appreciated.

    [2] http://www.facebook.com/telltalegames

    [3] pr@telltalegames.com

    So I've got this JP Jeep, right? [4] http://i.imgur.com/K9Xcd.jpg

    Earlier this summer I was contacted by a representative from TellTale Games.They informed me that they were developing a Jurassic Park adventure title for multiple platforms and were looking for a JP Jeep that they could use in a promotional booth at a Seattle gaming convention called PAX in August.

    Last year they had produced a Back to the Future game and used the DeLorean that belongs to a acquaintance of mine. As I was unsure how to respond, I contacted my DeLorean owner friend and asked him what kind of deal they approached him with. He said he asked TellTale for insured, enclosed transport -both ways- for his car, airfare, hotel, con passes, and daily per diem. He also received several grand from them for the use of the car alone.

    So I was all like "That sounds terrific! If you provide enclosed, insured shipping both ways, airfare, badges for the con, hotel, and per diem then you've got yourself a deal!"

    They were pretty appreciative of me providing the Jeep to them for free, so they booked transport for my Jeep and we were on our way.

    The morning of the pickup I walked aaaaaaall the way around my Jeep and took quite a few pictures of the condition I gave it to them in. Like these:

    [5] http://i.imgur.com/K9Xcd.jpg [RES ignored duplicate image]

    [6] http://i.imgur.com/DdgnO.jpg

    Then I was off to meet the enclosed transport! Except the transport showed up and was NOT enclosed! I could have been a dick and said, "No dice, friends" and not given them the Jeep. But unfortunately I'm not a dick.

    The Jeep goes on it's way and I fly out a week later. The Jeep was delivered that morning and signed for by one TellTale's employees, a self-professed "person who doesn't know anything about cars and in fact does not even own a car!"

    Here's what I saw during my walkaround. [7] http://i.imgur.com/gqadPl.jpg

    [8] http://i.imgur.com/NWS7R.jpg

    [9] http://i.imgur.com/NUAYB.jpg

    [10] http://i.imgur.com/NxQK5.jpg

    [11] http://i.imgur.com/EEX6M.jpg

    After the walkaround, and before the convention, I talk to the guys at TellTale, among them Kevin Bruner, the company's CEO. I tell them, "Look I could be "that guy" and throw a fit, threatening to take my Jeep out of here tonight unless you cut me a check right now, but I know this is a huge fuckinging weekend for you guys, that you need to promote your game and you've gone a ton of shit to worry about. So, we can but this on a back burner until the expo is over, but I'd like your word that you'll take care of this immediately afterwards." They were pretty appreciative, and even though I received no per diem or additional badges, I decided to not be a dick about things.

    Then the Jeep came home, I didn't hear from TellTale. A week later I reached out to them, and it was a few more days before they got back to me, telling me that I'd have to file a claim with the auto transport company (Advance Car Carrier Corp.). I told them that I did not arrange for the transportation, and that I should not have to be the middleman. They insist that they are not responsible for the damage in any way, and that only the car owner can file a claim.

    So I send all my claim information (scanned receipts and delivery invoices, before and after photos) to the car carrier, and they reply with:

    "We have completed our assessment of the above loss and have determined that this is not car carrier damage. After carefully reviewing the damage pictures that you have sent to us, we found that all the damages was noted on the Bill of Lading before transporting your vehicle. Also please note that vehicle was inspected in rain and possible that not all the damages were visible. For that reason the box, where it says that vehicle going ASIS was marked.

    Enclosed with this letter is a copy of the Bill of Lading signed by "xxxx" on August 30, 2011 in where was noted that vehicle had pre-existing damages before transporting from WA to CO."

    Now, the damage was done on the way TO Seattle, not FROM. And here's a photo of it "raining" while they loaded up my Jeep. [12] http://i.imgur.com/IQLaK.jpg Sure is hard to see stuff with all that rain!

    So TellTale hired the sketchiest-possible carrier company, and then one of TellTale's employees(who admitted she doesn't know the first thing about cars) signed the bill of lading upon delivery without inspecting the Jeep for damage, thereby releasing the car carrier from responsibility.

    I'm disputing their decision, but I have the sinking feeling that I am going to be one of those cases that is just ignored until I go away. Bullshit man.

    I guess my lesson is "next time get stuff in writing and be a big dick about everything."

    I haven't heard from TellTale in months regarding this issue, it seems to be resolved as far as they are concerned. Now, the Jurassic Park game is set to be launched this week. I don't really know if there's anything I can do, but it seems like if there was ever a time for visibility on this problem, it's now.



    That's better, thank you

  • I would also like to see all the major news game/consumer site's stories on this that were indicated.

  • If I am wrong because he keeps sending me childish PMs you people need some serious help.

    Here I will post this again ...

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/mbydq/i_let_telltale_borrow_my_jurassic_park_jeep_and/

    I love how none of you have anything to say about the fact that TellTale is screwing this guy over. Just launching personal attacks towards anyone who is on his side. It is really laughable but pathetic at the same time.

    Damnation to any who oppose the great TellTale and their lackey TP3D!!! LMFAO

  • @TellTaleScrewsPeople said: Yeah ... keep sending me PM's TP3D ... it makes you a real tough guy ... watch out everyone we have a bad ass over here ... he hides behind a keyboard and talks a big game ... wooooooo shake in those boots!



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