I am curious, to know what owners think about the pre-orders of Jpop's games.
I bet many/most would NOT have pre-ordered these games 34 months ago, the time to pre-order (if ever) is after a Lebowski 'on the rug' reveal. In other words, when you can see a close to production flipping pin. In other words if Jpop was making these pins, the time to have sold the pre-order would be after he was 80-90% done pin. Meaning the game is playable but may need some minor work (like WOOLY).
When we order blind such as when people ordered MG or BHZA (now RAZA) all we knew was a vague theme and even with RAZA that was not 100% formed. If you heard JJP was making Hobbit or DP was making TBL, that is not really a lot of information or any information to buy a pin from, now after they have been revealed people can make a more informed decision.
What if you don't like WoZ or WOF or Mustang or AP (whatever pin) say you played them and just don't like the shots or the flow or the style of play. What's to say the completed pin MG or BHZA doesn't play 'like' WOF or some game you dislike?
The Jpop pre-order was a shot in the dark. It's not BBB which people could see, it's not MMR which people know the rules and layout. It's a totally up in the air design.
Knowing what you know now, I don't think anyone would have sent him money 34 months ago. But my question is, if today he offered you a refund, or if he opened these games up for pre-order for the first time. Would you send him money today? (or if he offered you a refund would you accept it? Knowing that you are now 34 months closer to the end?).