Getting the good word out
Thanks to everyone who responded to my call to arms in the previous post, and helped spread the gospel of Dreamfall. It’s definitely helped balance out the (relatively few) bad reviews with lots of positive ones. Keep posting your comments and reviews, people! You’re making a difference.
Aaand just to get the question out of the world: are we getting desperate? Good God, I hope not!
The Xbox version has been (as far as I know; I don’t have any actual numbers to support this - yet) the second-best selling Xbox game in the weeks following its release in the U.S., and that’s not too shabby. The PC version is currently Norway’s best-selling game, ahead of World of Warcraft (which has been number one for a year - enough already), and European pre-sales are (I’m told) very good. Also, people have definitely been talking about the game in the past few weeks. And we’re running TV and print ads all over the place. So, no, we’re not desperate. I just wanted - and still want - your help in balancing out the nay-sayers with some…yea-sayers.
I know a lot of you have asked me to comment on Funcom’s online store. And I will. But keep in mind that: a) I have absolutely nothing to do with the online store; and b) this blog is personal & private, and in no way does it represent Funcom’s views on anything at all. I’m just a guy with a job and a webpage, and a very, very big mouth.
With that said: I’m really, really sorry that some of you have had trouble getting hold of the game, and also in getting feedback of any kind on the status of your order from Asknet, the people operating the store. I have talked to the relevant people about this, and while it is a bit out of our hands at this point, it’s definitely been a learning experience for everyone involved, and I know that we’ll probably do things a little differently the next time around.
Of course, that won’t be much comfort to those of you who are still waiting, but the game is shipping - yup, even the Limited Edition, which is simply awesome - and you should get it soon. Hopefully, the wait’s been worth it.
I’ve read all your comments, and I take your feedback very seriously, and so does everyone at Funcom. We will strive to improve the online store in the future, and by the time Dreamfall 2 rolls around (I’m not confirming anything; I’m just using it as an example), the whole process will be a lot smoother, I’m sure.
Oh, and about that awesome Limited Edition: I got my copy on Thursday, and I’m afraid to even take the plastic off. The box looks fantastic, all white and stylish and clean, and the book is crammed with amazing art from our talented concept artists. The music CD is sublime - and then, as an added bonus, there’s the game. Best of all, this is an actual limited Limited Edition. So get yours while there are still copies left - you’ll regret it if you don’t.