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... We can't say exactly what day we'll decide we've tested enough and we're done, but I'd project it will be within the next ten days.


Arrrrrrrgh!! I'm going away on Wednesday for a writing week in the sun and won't be back until the 20th!! I'll miss it all. :weep :weep :weep

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Oh, I'm sorry. This sounds like a bittersweet moment. Too many good things at once to properly enjoy them all :)

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More news! Some testers have played through the demo version. There are about a dozen minor issues reported so far to fix. Should be pretty easy to resolve.

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My birthday is on the 13th so definitely don't release it then. I might get all paranoid or something.

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Oh, ho, ho! You asked for it.

Eh, j/k. Man...it's hard to line up a date that satisfies everyone perfectly, or even optimally . That seems to be an NP-complete problem.

It would have been nice to release on the eighth. But, since that date is already here and we're not quite ready, and I don't think we need to wait another month, I'm thinking scheduling to release sometime mid-June is realistic in any event. No magic dates, I guess.

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Well that's just depending on how obtuse you want the magic date to be.

June 11th, you could get 6+1+1=8. Push it back a day to the 12th, and you could add in the year to the mix to get a second 8.
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Update: We fixed up the minor issues discovered during demo testing and came up with a few more. Things are moving along nicely! :)

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No magic dates, I guess.
There is a Friday the 13th this month. :P

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No magic dates, I guess.
There is a Friday the 13th this month. :P
Turing's birthday is the 23rd.
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No magic dates, I guess.
There is a Friday the 13th this month. :P
Turing's birthday is the 23rd.

I'm graduating on the 11th.

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No magic dates, I guess.
There is a Friday the 13th this month. :P
Turing's birthday is the 23rd.

I'm graduating on the 11th.

Today is the 9th.

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No magic dates, I guess.
There is a Friday the 13th this month. :P
Turing's birthday is the 23rd.

I'm graduating on the 11th.

Today is the 9th.

Dirty. Dirty. ;)

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No magic dates, I guess.
There is a Friday the 13th this month. :P
Turing's birthday is the 23rd.

I'm graduating on the 11th.

Today is the 9th.

Dirty. Dirty. ;)

But wait, there's more. It's also the 11th in 2 days. 2 days, 2 skies. Coincidences? You decide. Not to mention 1 + 1 = 2. So many doubles. So many seconds.

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Any day it comes out will be special. :)
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Any day it comes out will be special. :)
Aww, that touches my heart! :)

Trick brought something to my attention that I should probably keep in mind. Since this week is E3, if we distribute a PR this week, it would probably be drowned out by all of the E3-related news. If the game is ready this week, we could potentially release it to those who have already pre-ordered, but not send out PR for an "official" release until a more opportune date when more potential players would pay attention to the news. Like, maybe, the second-half of June, after E3 but before the Steam summer sale hits.

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I am okay with that.

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In that case I'm pre-ordering as soon as I get home!

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In that case I'm pre-ordering as soon as I get home!
As a filthy money grubber, I'd encourage you to do just that. However, in reality, once the game is available on our site, we'll let you download it whenever you order it going forward.

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In that case I'm pre-ordering as soon as I get home!
As a filthy money grubber, I'd encourage you to do just that. However, in reality, once the game is available on our site, we'll let you download it whenever you order it going forward.

Eh I'll secure it just in case.

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I've actually held off on preordering even if I should have done so, since I've had a lot of business lately. However, I realize that the game comes with a month of CaravelNet; will it be activated when I preorder, or when the game is released?

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As a filthy money grubber, I'd encourage you to do just that.

Get the super-awesome bundle 'cause guitar picks ain't free! :)
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I've actually been visiting this site every day for 4 months to just check out the bar progress. :fun

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I've actually held off on preordering even if I should have done so, since I've had a lot of business lately. However, I realize that the game comes with a month of CaravelNet; will it be activated when I preorder, or when the game is released?
The bonus CaravelNet will be activated when you actually register your order to your Caravel user account. So, you can hold onto your pre-order registration link until that time. However, I'd suggest you not wait, cause Schik said he'll give another month of CaravelNet to everyone that pre-ordered on the date the game is released here.

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I've actually been visiting this site every day for 4 months to just check out the bar progress. :fun
Emmett is quite right. Hopefully you've been listening to his awesome music while you've been checking on the bar.

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I've actually been visiting this site every day for 4 months to just check out the bar progress. :fun
Emmett is quite right. Hopefully you've been listening to his awesome music while you've been checking on the bar.
That's it -- Tonight I'm going to write a bar-checking theme.
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I've actually been visiting this site every day for 4 months to just check out the bar progress. :fun
Emmett is quite right. Hopefully you've been listening to his awesome music while you've been checking on the bar.


Unfortunately I haven't purchased the bundle with the music because as a student I'm low on cash... but I'll see if I can purchase it in the future, from somewhere.

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The bonus CaravelNet will be activated when you actually register your order to your Caravel user account. So, you can hold onto your pre-order registration link until that time. However, I'd suggest you not wait, cause Schik said he'll give another month of CaravelNet to everyone that pre-ordered on the date the game is released here.

Oh, thanks. I'll do it immediately then.

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Emmett is quite right. Hopefully you've been listening to his awesome music while you've been checking on the bar.
That's it -- Tonight I'm going to write a bar-checking theme.


Here ya go. I discovered a very nice pianet sound I had, so here it is: http://sonivius.com/volatile/watchingthebarfill.mp3


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In that case I'm pre-ordering as soon as I get home!
As a filthy money grubber, I'd encourage you to do just that. However, in reality, once the game is available on our site, we'll let you download it whenever you order it going forward.

Eh I'll secure it just in case.

Pre-order get! Now I can bypass the giant BMT Micro server crash that we all know will happen when the game is actually released!

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Just when I thought this thread will not be getting more awesome (awesomer?). Thank you so much! :D

Now I'm clearing off all my schedule for the next two weeks just to enjoy TSS when it's coming out. /waiting impatiently

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