Quoted from Goronic:
I can understand why people are raising a bit of hell about it being late, but here is my take on it: If they had finished the pin and are just waiting for parts or like causes for the delay I would be disappointed too, but they seem to be adding improvements to the game, getting actors for call outs (which I will be very appreciative of), and things like that. So if they are continuing to add value to the hobbit then I will wait. Within reason of course. Not sure where it the breaking point for me is yet. I would be surprised if it takes to the end of summer and after that I would give it the ole WTF? ...
I'm honestly not trying to throw stones here. I'm involved in a pin now too, I don't want to pretend it's easy, there's a ton of work ahead.
I just wish these companies would be a little more forthcoming with their communication. One thing I really love about working with Andrew Heighway is he's a straight shooter. His Alien thread was all I want from people. He said sorry we're late, here's what we're working on, here's when we hope to update again. And everyone was happy to just be told the truth.
I don't really care that Hobbit is late, if they need more time it's better to give it to them. But it feels like a weird limbo to me. No one really knows what's going on. And if you've already sent in money that doesn't feel particularly fair. If the Pat Lawlor game is late it's different, we haven't been shown anything or paid for anything. We have no high ground on that. But when you're a pre-order "investor" it only seems right to have some sense of the progress is all.