: > [{quoted}](name=RiotRikey,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uOlUIPUj,comment-id=00d3,timestamp=2018-09-08T03:25:26.065+0000) > After looking at the Time Slots & what the time I was scheduled for, I will not be able to partake in the Sessions with you guys. 1:40pm PDT is 4:40pm EDT (from West Los Angeles to Massachussetts) & I have work scheduled for 4:15pm that afternoon until 10pm. If possible & if you see this, I do apologize for the Inconvenience that this causes. If you would like, you can swap out my name for one of the 33 Players that couldn't get slotted for today's games (It's past midnight as I'm typing this). Again, I apologize for not being able to partake in these games with you guys & I hope we get the opportunity to sit down & play one of these days. {{sticker:sg-soraka}}
> [{quoted}](name=Rägnarok,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uOlUIPUj,comment-id=00d4,timestamp=2018-09-08T04:32:47.902+0000) > > After looking at the Time Slots & what the time I was scheduled for, I will not be able to partake in the Sessions with you guys. > 1:40pm PDT is 4:40pm EDT (from West Los Angeles to Massachussetts) & I have work scheduled for 4:15pm that afternoon until 10pm. > If possible & if you see this, I do apologize for the Inconvenience that this causes. If you would like, you can swap out my name for one of the 33 Players that couldn't get slotted for today's games (It's past midnight as I'm typing this). > Again, I apologize for not being able to partake in these games with you guys & I hope we get the opportunity to sit down & play one of these days. > {{sticker:sg-soraka}} Oh no D:. I know you were one of the first 50. When you wrote you work from 4 to 10. I thought that was PDT you were referring to. I slotted you into the 1:40 as I thought 2.5 hours before your shift would be enough time. I'm sorry. Bluezy will take your spot. I'll make sure to get your name into the list on the first post in case I am able to do this again.
: Let's chill with some Blitz!
All right, I saw some. This is likely the last edit I can do before I head off to bed. Ninja roxas, I moved you up to Afmghost's slot. Sovereign Mammal I removed you and I put in NTBcool and Sociopathfriend onto the list. As for my job Kei143. It's an interesting one! I assist product teams in figuring out the best way to either prevent player pain or support player experiences. It sounds a bit odd but I can go into more detail during the game if you like.
: Let's chill with some Blitz!
Updated with the list. Thank you to everyone who signed up. I will try and do as much as I can!
: I Think We Need More People Like Bazerka
So before I came to Riot Games. It was a 3 year endeavor with tons of interviews along with tons of heartbreak after each failure. During the beginning when I first tried. My nerves WERE SHOT. Bazerka had heard about it during that time and offered to talk to me before the interview as a way to help me unwind my nerves and hype me up. Suffice it to say I failed haha. But 3 years later and a lot of growth during it. I finally became skilled enough. The thing is Bazerka didn't have to do that. He wasn't paid to try and help me. He wasn't my recruiter in any way. He just saw someone who was scared and generally just freaking out at the time and he extended his hand. While I understand with these Red Names we are seen as Rioters who are trying to do PR. The truth is, speaking publically is not in our job descriptions. This is something we personally choose to do because we were either inspired by someone else or it was something we saw as admirable and incredible. I am where I am because of the Rioters who took the time out of their day to talk to me when I spoke out in the forums or other media and from firsthand experience I know they did it because they wanted it to. Not because a paycheck commanded them to. I only hope I can do the same as the others have. So a shout out to a Bazerka who's been an awesome person!
: Let's chill with some Blitz!
Hello! As a quick update, being able to sign up ends in approximately 7 hours. So far there have been 113 sign up. The first 50 have been slotted. You can still sign up and the 2nd 50 will be randomized! If Sign ups far exceed expectations. I may look into seeing what we could do to give as many players a chance!
: Exactly how does this work? Does each person get one game? Does the chat only take place during the game? Are the teams a mix of players and Rioters? Do all people have to be around for the entire duration? I just want to be sure what I'd be signing up for before I sign up. I'm glad your doing this though, I'd love to have the chance to talk with some Rioters.
> [{quoted}](name=Votable Jester,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uOlUIPUj,comment-id=004d,timestamp=2018-09-07T04:13:07.673+0000) > > Exactly how does this work? Does each person get one game? Does the chat only take place during the game? Are the teams a mix of players and Rioters? Do all people have to be around for the entire duration? > > I just want to be sure what I'd be signing up for before I sign up. I'm glad your doing this though, I'd love to have the chance to talk with some Rioters. Yep, each person gets one game and I will be the only Rioter. I will create a schedule and edit it in the first post tomorrow afternoon. This will show what time you can expect your game. If you're available all day it helps out a lot. If you have a specific time, put it in. As long as you're in the first 50 I will try to accommodate but if I tried to accommodate all 100. Man I'd probably be unable to let every have a chance
Drugoth (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Riot Rikey,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uOlUIPUj,comment-id=002a0001,timestamp=2018-09-07T03:59:20.840+0000) > > Streaming would be a nice way to let everyone see, however the intent here isn't some sort of like public display. It's a personal discussion with a few others wherein I hope I can create a safe space in which everyone can talk freely and openly about their concerns or worries. By making it public, It can make those involved more scared to voice their most major concerns. I want everyone whom I play with to have a chance at a real heart to heart without any fear of retaliation from any source. Hold on, I just want 100% {{summoner:13}} here. **Are players that play with you allowed to stream from their POV?** Just for curiosity and {{summoner:13}} of course.
> [{quoted}](name=The Yung Sheets,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uOlUIPUj,comment-id=002a00010000,timestamp=2018-09-07T04:01:45.356+0000) > > Hold on, I just want 100% {{summoner:13}} here. > > **Are players that play with you allowed to stream from their POV?** > > Just for curiosity and {{summoner:13}} of course. So I have no issues with being streamed myself. However, do be mindful of those you play with. They might have some heavy subjects they want to get off their chests in a safe environment. Having it aired out publically could be really hurtful to the player.
: couldnt streaming it help? I mean if a handful of people have the opportunity to have their questions/concerns regarding the event be answered i'm sure many more would be glad to hear an answer too
> [{quoted}](name=BlueVestGuy,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uOlUIPUj,comment-id=002a,timestamp=2018-09-07T03:05:17.313+0000) > > couldnt streaming it help? > I mean if a handful of people have the opportunity to have their questions/concerns regarding the event be answered i'm sure many more would be glad to hear an answer too Streaming would be a nice way to let everyone see, however the intent here isn't some sort of like public display. It's a personal discussion with a few others wherein I hope I can create a safe space in which everyone can talk freely and openly about their concerns or worries. By making it public, It can make those involved more scared to voice their most major concerns. I want everyone whom I play with to have a chance at a real heart to heart without any fear of retaliation from any source.
Håppy (NA)
: Would love to be a part of this, but unfortunately I promised myself I wouldn't play until a public, official statement is made. While I understand this is meant to help alleviate tensions, the recent Rioter posts on here that largely detract from what's going on feels like a slap in the face. I understand you aren't allowed to make a public statement for Riot, and are in fact being advised to wait for this all to "blow over", but.. Yeah. It's hurtful.
> [{quoted}](name=Håppy,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uOlUIPUj,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2018-09-07T02:17:22.412+0000) > > Would love to be a part of this, but unfortunately I promised myself I wouldn't play until a public, official statement is made. While I understand this is meant to help alleviate tensions, the recent Rioter posts on here that largely detract from what's going on feels like a slap in the face. I understand you aren't allowed to make a public statement for Riot, and are in fact being advised to wait for this all to "blow over", but.. > > Yeah. It's hurtful. It's completely understandable. It's been rough and painful for players. I can't offer that public statement. What I can do is try and support as best I can. What little I can do for the players is all I want. I hope you receive your closure and thank you for replying.
Drugoth (NA)
: MEGA EDIT: **IGN: The Yung Sheets**
> [{quoted}](name=The Yung Sheets,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=uOlUIPUj,comment-id=0009,timestamp=2018-09-07T02:22:52.418+0000) > > You haven't included a time zone in your timeframe, are we to presume PST because of your location? > > edit: asking because I work that day. Thank you for that. I added in the timezone!
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DorQuendi (EUNE)
: Will the 2nd shipment of wave 1 have corrected rules and cards?
I believe the answer is a no as Wave 1 are games that have already been produced and are ready to ship. Just 15k will ship now and the other 15k will ship in mid december. I believe if there are errata and any other changes made, it will be published in a wave 2.
Stexe (NA)
: They wanted to err on the side of caution. The difference with what Riot was doing is multi-folded. The fact they've never done much in the board game scene before, don't have a lot of employees who have been in the board game development production scene (at least as heavily as publishing / designing multiple titles goes), and the fact that they wanted to do a big order before the launch (I assume to build up hype) means they were under a very different pressure than normal. Imagine the game doesn't sell and they put down 30k orders. That's over a million dollars in losses. I think their plan was sound overall, minus the execution of the server capacity. Plus, they are set to start production on more copies (with a few very minor fixes and improvements) the moment they want. Granted, had I been in charge I probably would have gone for pre-orders and then created an order run based on that to better satisfy people. But Riot usually likes to deliver big and fast without much notice now. It is different from how they used to operate (huge notice), but they often went radio silence and left a bad impression with people (Magma Chamber, Ao Shin, etc), so they tend to not do that any more. Overall it seems like it was a fine first start for them.
Oh no definitely! This isn't supposed to criticize or anything like that! Riot took on a very very different endeavor. After all, the board game market space is completely different from the video game market space. A 30k order is HUGE almost 600% times the norm of what most board games hope to print in a first printing. But at the same time, they did their math, they did their work and not only that they marketed it to the game board scene as well by offering copies to some of the biggest board game reviewers on the net. Riot did a lot! Riot is prepared moving forward and I agree with all that. This was a quick analytical on the cuff study as to whether or not 30K was a good initial amount. It seemed like a good initial amount and I just believe that from what I see by other ventures as well as the overall marketspace riot has available to them. The 30k might not have been enough. Normally if they want to sell out, it should be by november. I know they haven't sold out yet but they did run through their entire first shipment within a day or two and that's INSANE! I just feel riot could've gotten away with printing at least 45-50k units. Especially once the first wave of orders get fulfilled and word about the game starts ramping up to everyone else.
: For what it's worth, it's not clear that the demand exceeds the supply of games, only that the website is crashing. Someone could be DDoSing the merch store, or automated bots could be trying to buy the game and crashing the site.
Oh no definitely! That's why I looked through the historical data and made assumptions. My final statement is me saying I don't believe 30k will be enough. But I guess I should word it differently because it doesn't mean it will sell out in one day but rather that there is a very high chance that before December comes, the game may be out of stock for wave 1, which will lead to a situation where demand > supply. I know riot will make more copies and do as many waves as needed to get the game out to everyone who wants it and this was just me doing a quick case study to see if I felt initial supply is going to meet initial demand.
: How can you tell how much of each region' supply has sold through?
Oh that was a reply from a rioter on reddit! https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/57bnay/mechs_vs_minions_available_now/d8qqb34?context=3
: none of this means anything when you consider scythe and dark souls allowed people to PRE ORDER over the course of 30 days. not this clusterF that is 300k+ people logging in at the same time to grab 15k copies
I understand the frustration behind what's going on today but this thread isn't meant to talk about what's going on. (Speaking of which so far 25% Na's supply has been sold and more than half of EUW has been sold.) After all. While selling out would be fantastics. I feel Riot would be disappointed at selling out on the first day because it means they were unable to satisfy all their fans and consumers. While they can celebrate selling out. I am sure they'd focus more on the people they weren't able to get the game to. That's what the purpose of this is. Not the Merch Store issues but rather is Riot going to be able to satisfy all their consumers or no.
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: (EUW + NA) FOUND A WORKAROUND TO GET CART TO LOAD (no gateway issue)
Try combining this with incognito mode on google chrome. That's what ultimately was able to get me the game!
Lyte (NA)
: Rewards for positive play
I would love to see if I am on the negative side or the positive side or am true neutral! Any logs for meeee? O vO. Hopefully I am still good since last year. Was part of the first wave of Santa Baron icon. Please santa no coal for moi.

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