Master of Cramming
- Jan 6, 2019
Your points are fair, but my guess is that the website is being updated for the new version of the case, considering all the new renders/teasers we've gotten have a vastly different style to previous versions. He's also worked on the website in the past, and has messed it up a few times, which happens when stuff is in development. So my guess is that the v2.0 ready website is still being worked on, and when orders go live for v1.1 drops, he just rolls back to the version we have now.See, here’s the thing. You’ve already released information about the case. It’s out there. So with that, I’m having a difficult time understanding how opening your website could add to confusion.
As it stands, many people who look into your case or even your company for that matter only get partial information from scattered sources. I say this speaking from personal experience and, again, from looking at responses on Reddit or even this very forum. That is where the confusion comes from. It’s not that those of us who have compiled everything you’ve stated in this forum thus far are anxious because what you’ve provided isn’t enough. The issue is that currently we have to verify everything we know about the case by navigating this 700 page behemoth of a thread.
Since there seems to have been some confusion about what I was even asking for earlier, I’ll make it clear here:
Please, please just improve the landing page of your website to include the semi-regular updates that you post here every once in a while. You don’t need to update it regularly or when you don’t have anything to say, it just needs to exist in a place that’s easy to access for everyone. I’d also suggest putting the promotional pictures (which you already have) of the updated case there, maybe an order button that is greyed out with a message “currently unavailable, release date TBD” above it, and ideally a small blurb like the one you just delivered to me about how the case is still under development and you are transitioning from the previous model 1.1 to let people know why most of the site isn’t accessible and availability is uncertain at the moment.
I personally think this is a very reasonable ask, and if anyone here agrees, please leave some sort of reaction on this message so @Wahaha360 can see. If it isn’t reasonable, I’d really like a clearer explanation as to why.
Plus, W360 is incredibly busy from the times that I've talked with him. He's got multiple projects going on, as well as other irl stuff. What you think may be simple, might actually be more complicated than it seems, and not possible with the time he has right now. And if my first point is correct, then there's no real point to develop a new landing page with more info if the subreddit can serve as a stop-gap. The semi-regular updates are all posted on reddit, both in the Latest Updates thread which is the first link in the sidebar, and more info is in posts marked with "FormD Announcement". That's why there's a link to the reddit on the holding page for the website, because most all of the info people need is there, and if they don't know something, then the Q&A thread is for them.
I understand you want more info consolidated in one central place where you don't have to search through multiple posts (and it makes sense), but when the v2.0 comes out, I feel like that will happen. But in the meantime, I think directing people to the subreddit is just fine, because there people can ask any question they have, and also find a lot of the info in this thread in a post on the subreddit (the v2.0 update is the first pinned post on the subreddit, and in that post is also a link to the latest updates thread with even more info, and the pinned post under that is the bi-weekly Q&A thread to answer more obscure questions)
Tl;DR: The website is not as great as it could be right now which is fair, but the subreddit is serving as a stop-gap in between releases and (by my guess) website updates, which will eventually include more info.