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Re: Anyone got their boxed edition yet?

I posted an update here:
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by Sharkster [KK]
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:13 pm
 
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Anyone got their boxed edition yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 4504

L5 - Remaining Founder Rewards / DVD box

Hi there guys,

before I even start: I know that we wanted to have the DVD boxes shipped in February latest and you don't want to hear that we were busy with TOXIKK 1.1 Detroit build (which is true... but...)

...so, what happened?

Well, in short, Reakktor is a digital company and we kinda underestimated the effort it takes to ship physical goods around the world. The DVD boxes get shipped to over 30 countries. Many of them outside the US or the EU which means that some of them have quite exotic laws/regulations regarding tax and customs...


Ok, what now?

We officially gave up. We can't handle this ourselves and will sign a company to get the job done. Someone who is used to deal with stuff like this. At a first glance, It's all not that much of a big deal and we were eager to get this done ourselves, but had to realize that shipping physical goods around the world is none one of core skills.

We will contact companies tomorrow to get a quotes for the job and then sign a deal with one of them ASAP. I will report the status back here before the week is over.


So, more waiting, eh? Got ANY good news for us at least?

All these delays had one good side-effect: The team seniors (Toni, Lenny, Thomas, Marco and myself) found the time to sign the DVD boxes. So, at least the waiting wasn't for nothing. And there's one more thing that makes the DVD edition special: It'll be the first AND LAST physical good Reakktor ever gave out. All this headache was simply too much for us... Future rewards & products will always be digital only.


But I opted for the four additional keys. Can I have them now?

We handle all of this in batches and we don't want to prefer one party over the other. This means that the keys will be given out the day the boxes get shipped.



What about our name in the credits?

The Godlike founders who gave us a name to be mentioned in the credits, will find their name in the upcoming 1.1 Detroit build.



Okay, that's it for now. I'll get back to this thread before the week is over with a status update (which will hopefully simply read "All DVD boxes were sent".
by Sharkster [KK]
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:11 pm
 
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: L5 - Remaining Founder Rewards / DVD box
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Anyone got their boxed edition yet?

January or Feb. latest. Why bump this post now?

EDIT: Oh, okay... I didn't see Hot Dog's question. Sorry @Gecko. o)
@HotDog: Did you get the email, where we ask for the address confirmation (ie. the one we used to send out the skin keys?).
by Sharkster [KK]
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:24 am
 
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Anyone got their boxed edition yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 4504

[NEWS] Check STEAM Announcements for latest News

From today on, all news will be posted directly on STEAM Announcements only, as they reach the most people there.

We will have a quick RSS headline of the latest news on TOXIKK.com homepage and will also announce news through Twitter and Facebook, but the main hub for all future announcements will be the announcement section of our STEAM store page.

See you there...
by Sharkster [KK]
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:24 am
 
Forum: ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: [NEWS] Check STEAM Announcements for latest News
Replies: 0
Views: 3856

[EVENT] Friday Frag Fest

Yea, that's right: the infamous TOXIKK F3 is back!

After more people asking for a recurring shootout night, we shall revive ye good ol' FRIDAY FRAG FEST, starting THIS Friday, January 20.

Last time we did this (during Early Access), we kinda over-complicated things a bit by setting exact launch times for EU and US... This time we simply say that F3 launches twice EVERY FRIDAY: Once during EU early evening hours and again at US evening hours. So, no matter where you live, you can't miss it.

WHEN: Every Friday, starting Jan. 20
Evening hours EU and US (starts twice)

Check out the full announcement HERE
by Sharkster [KK]
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:25 am
 
Forum: ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: [EVENT] Friday Frag Fest
Replies: 1
Views: 3965

[NEWS] #1 ESL COMMUNITY CUP RESULTS

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The first ESL TOXIKK Community Cup is over ...and what a ride it was! Over 50 matches played in more than five hours. With Archon0003 trying his luck twice against Chato (who made France great again) and many other breathtakingly close duels. Check out the details & cup brackets HERE.
by Sharkster [KK]
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:31 am
 
Forum: ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: [NEWS] #1 ESL COMMUNITY CUP RESULTS
Replies: 1
Views: 4005

Re: Suggestion for getting new players

Yea, the "small pyramid" problem is definitely true, which is why we have the SC protection (because, basically ALL old-school AFPS guys outgrow SC 07 in their first couple of matches).

We really, really put a lot of brain into the whole retention thing and the problem of new players getting squashed by veterans. But, as with so many modern problems, there is no (or no easy) solution to it.

Back in the days, when you only had 10 games that everybody played, you HAD TO learn & become good at your FPS... because if not... it meant "No FPS for you!". Today, you can choose between bazillion of titles and if one game appears to hard to learn, you simply move on to the next dozen of titles.

And you can't blame people for that. It's just... the way things are.
by Sharkster [KK]
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:44 pm
 
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Suggestion for getting new players
Replies: 17
Views: 8508

Re: Suggestion for getting new players

Toxikk is not "a flop". Neither commercially nore relevance wise: As said before it has almost .5 million installations and around 1k unique players per day. These numbers aren't Call of Duty, but still waaaaay above the average indie title. If you say games with such figures are a flop, 90% of all games on Steam are "flops". ;)

However, you're right... I'm a bit of a retard and yea, player retention IS an issue. We realized the latter early on and added the whole MXP stuff and unlockable things (achievements etc. are standard anyway). But it didn't really help a lot. One point is that Arena FPS matches are usually quite short. So, players don't "stack up" over the day (or even over hours). You can have 300 unique players in one hour, if everyone only stays for 10 minutes, You'll have CCUs under 100. It's not really easy to come up with a solution...

You say "there are server problems"? What do you mean by that? And why should the free edition cause confusion? It helps people to get into the game without a paywall. Progression is locked off for Bootcamp (not for Contracts) to motivate people to play on the servers. Not sure about the "dodge jumping uphill" thing, but do you really think that this might be a key for player retention?

Gecko wrote:I might sound harsh but I'm just trying to help.


You don't sound harsh. Your constructive approach shines through your personal insults. :p
by Sharkster [KK]
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:41 pm
 
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Suggestion for getting new players
Replies: 17
Views: 8508

Re: Suggestion for getting new players

UT3VegasKill wrote:You on the other hand started the rumor about the game likely turning more expensive at launch, just 2-3 weeks before early access ends everyone should take the occasion and save some money. [...] So you deny that as well? You think people don't mind being f*ked over?


Will this ever stop? 2-3 weeks before Early Access ended, I said that the game is becoming more expensive? Where did I (or anyone else of the team) say this? Or are the sources again "none of my business"?

In the Early Access FAQ (that we filled out in Sep. 2014) we said that the game will likely become more expensive at launch. Since summer 2014 a lot of things happened in the market that made us adjust the price point by ~4 EUR. But that is a different thing from the BS you're accusing me of.

I'm sorry, but I really have enough of this BS and I don't have the time to reply to all that crap. Either bring forth a proof of your accusations or prepare for a rest from this board.
by Sharkster [KK]
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:05 pm
 
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Suggestion for getting new players
Replies: 17
Views: 8508

Re: Suggestion for getting new players

UT3VegasKill wrote:
Sharkster [KK] wrote:Please name the "what you've heard" sources... Hardcore BS right there.

You are free to call this hardcore bs or me a liar if you wish to do so, but the source is not concern of yours.


Really? :rolleyes:

You come to our board (frequently), post massive walls of text, BS "you've heard" and refuse to name sources... Why should I call you a liar? I guess everybody knows how to judge you and your posts.
by Sharkster [KK]
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:09 pm
 
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Suggestion for getting new players
Replies: 17
Views: 8508
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