Quoted from Zablon:
I got mine last Monday. It was built on 4/9. I can tell you this, it doesn't have any of the issues that were reported with earlier ones
And there's the silver lining to our wait, the later runs have various problems resolved before they ship. Don't you all feel a little better now? Gotta latch onto the positives here. When we finally do get our games, it will be a NIB epic game, and after a few plays the frustration, if any, will melt away. We all know that, but seem to lose sight of that as we look to hoist CG up on the gallows. A friend of mine got his MBrLE mid December and now has CG sending him a part to resolve and early production issue, that apparently was resolved during production of later games. BTW, he and I paid our deposits on the 1st day of release.
As Bublehead so comprehensively pointed out, my friend went thru a large inventory distributor halfway across the country to save on the tax, while I used a local one that only ordered 3 LE's and delivered the 1st 2 received, to those customers allegedly paid their deposits minutes before I did.
I pre-ordered because I heard from numerous sources that LE Remakes sell out the day the official release is announced. I did not know how true that was, but I was not wanting to take the risk. The friend mentioned above, was told by his large distributor that they sold out their MBrLE allotment the 1st day of the release. What would be his reason for lying about something like that which would only reduce his sale potential of LE's ?
As to why CG doesn't keep prepaid customers informed about delays or provide concrete answers on the phone, is anyone's guess, but understanding human nature, they probably are in the dark themselves, and do not want to be held accountable for sharing ambiguous information/dates. Meanwhile, play your other games or drop quarters in games in your local game rooms, and keep the faith, always striving not to allow the delay of such a beautiful remake throw a wet blanket on your love for flipping the silver ball. There is some solace in knowing you are not the only one waiting on a game. So just know you can always come here to bitch about this BS, because Lord knows no one else would have any empathy for us.