EK on Amazon 08-24-15

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Re: EK on Amazon 08-24-15

Postby The Ex-President » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:55 am

Kittens! Attention Please!

The NSFW deck is on sale and most likely would have been in any event, although I agree it is a bit sooner than I would have liked as there are shipment orders still not delivered.

However, If you read the buying page carefully:
The Standard Box:

Family friendly, party game for 2-5 players.
Can be combined with a second deck to play with up to 9 people.
Includes 56 cards (2.5 x 3in), box, and fold-out instructions.
This box, like 99.99% of boxes, does not meow.

The NSFW Box:


Contains the full version of Exploding Kittens, but the artwork on each card has been replaced with content too horrible/amazing for the regular edition.
Can be combined with the regular edition to play with up to 9 people.
Contains an excessive amount of butts and boobs and dragons.

The First Edition Box:

Hinged magnetic lid.
Contains a delightful surprise.
Can hold up to two decks in one box.
Has an Exploding Kittens storage pocket.

The last one should never go on sale apart from the left overs of the manufacturing process, after shipping and replacements of lost shipping has occurred.

TL;DR:
Box with Surprise is still KS Exclusive. Standard box does not Meow, is only a box. Standard Boxes and NSFW Decks can now be had by all.

Remember that we had 219,382 backers and production runs in round number, plus they said that some extras would be created to account for lost shipping items, so lets round that up to somewhere in the 225,000 to 240,000 range to account for ~10% shipping failures, yes?

Hearten up me Kitties! All is not Doom and Gloom! Keep your heads together and let's weather the comment storm that is approaching.
All info is available and can be confirmed by anyone, so let's help the other backers understand that they have not been done a disservice. (opinions may vary, your results may vary, we might also have to move into Prof F's Moon Base for a while.
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Re: EK on Amazon 08-24-15

Postby Trinketseb » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:45 am

http://explodingkittens.com/buy

Looks like the first edition. With special box will be available soon, for purchase. Don't know how many will be sold.

Smart, they are releasing the regular decks first, then later, people will want to come back for the special box.

I wonder how much the special box edition. Will go for on amazon? $25, $30, $40 or more?

The description on the first edition no doesn't state that there will be cards, so, just the box then?

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Re: EK on Amazon 08-24-15

Postby BaKhan » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:36 am

I still think that the best way for the EK team to deal with this is to get out in front of it. I would like to see them do an update explaining why they made this choice and why it is actually good for the EK community. IE: defusing the greedy bastards on eBay, etc. I think the only way to properly deal with a potential back lash like this is to communicate. I think that there will still be some people pissed no matter what, thats life, but, the majority will get it. Especially if it was done for reasons of fairness and consumer protection. You really can't blame them for trying to prevent people from getting ripped off. Well, I can't anyways. :D

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Re: EK on Amazon 08-24-15

Postby The Ex-President » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:39 am

Found this in their buying page:

<div id="order_header_container">
<img class="cursor" onclick="lionRoar();" id="eyes_blink_on_black" src="img/eyes_blink_on_black.gif" alt="I see you." />
<h1 class="floor3">ORDER</h1>
</div>

which means that if you click on the blinking eyes, you should hear a lion's roar. However this does not work.
The error "ReferenceError: lionRoar is not defined" is returned, meaning someone missed that in the code. Oops.
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Re: EK on Amazon 08-24-15

Postby Zem the Mattress » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:02 pm

Someone should fix that coding.
But yes, I completely agree, BaKhan. And would like to have a profile picture as well, but the only one I can find is too large a file to put on the side of my comments like you did.
Trinkets, yeah, they will sell the exclusive box, but only the overproductions. Hopefully.
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Re: EK on Amazon 08-24-15

Postby Zem the Mattress » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:35 pm

Bringing this whole thing back up and hoping anyone still checks this other than me, I was hoping someone with connections to the team *cough cough PoT cough cough* could bring up the whole thing about making a statement about the NSFW deck being sold on amazon, which I think is because when it became a deck in and of itself it became an official expansion deck, and the original meowing box, which I hope is to undermine people selling it on ebay or whatever (is ebay still a thing?). I think it would placate alot of the grumps over on the comments even if the team really was doing it to be douchy just because they made an official statement, like an update or something. Could someone bring it up to them?
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Re: EK on Amazon 08-24-15

Postby Powers Of Tesla » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:55 pm

I'm pretty sure the EK team is aware of the discontent Zem. But you are more than welcome to send Elan an email if you like. You can still contact him directly through the Kickstarter link or try Elan@explodingkittens.com (or is it elanlee@? I can't remember, try 'em both).

My "relationship" with the EK team is not magical, it has simply evolved over the course of the project as a result of polite, considered communication. I encourage you, or any of the Corps to communicate directly with the team if you have questions or advice you are sincere about. I think one of the reasons Elan and I have gotten along is that I try very hard not to waste his time with idle chit-chat.