umm rbax you cant realy go with dates on gaming suplies.. its not mongooses fault.. its mostlikly the Printers backlog....
Actually.....I can....though its a little unfair. However Mongoose does deserve a kick in the pant for NEVER making a release date for B5. I remember thinking when Mongoose originally announced the release schedule that it was remarkably aggressive. Then they started right off the bat by missing their release date for the base book.
Personally that didn't really bother me since it was the kickoff book and the system surely must have required what had to have been a host of tweaks and mods. However, Monogoose compounded the problem by continuing to promote an accelerated schedule that they continuely did not meet.
The Firey Trial - Late
The Coming of Shadows - Late
The Earthforce Sourcebook - Late
The Minbari Sourcebook - Late
Then they got smart (or so I thought) and pushed everything back a month. Seemed reasonable. Get things under control and back on track. So the first new suppliment following the month push back is......
....wait for it......
Any takers on whether this months release, the Centauri Sourcebook, will arrive....well....this month.
And lets not discuss the phatom Companion Manual...now you see it....now you don't . Its listed in Signs and Portents 6 (which IS on time...thanks Oldbear for all the effort your putting in for the US customers. It is appreciated.) but apparently its "Sir Not Appearing" on the Website now thought it was there for awhile. What gives?
Don't get me wrong. I love B5. I have practically everything there is to get. I have everything Mongoose has put out for B5 and will continue to buy everything they put out.
However, as long as Mongoose continues to promote release dates that they NEVER make. I will continue to hold it against them. No ranting. No raving but reminders of the facts. If you continuously make claims you can't back up then you need to quit making the claims. Do what AEG does start with a season (say spring), later go to a month when those babies are on the boat and on their way to distributers then finally a date when the they actually hit the stores.
Just my 99 cents worth. Far more than you or anyone else ever wanted to here I'm sure.