Okay, well, even if Carbon doesn't create any sort of chain-reaction delays for Danger Zone, I don't see how any other SA set would begin production in December given that SP shuts down for the holidays. Which means Round 5a won't begin production until after the New Year, which means it'll take all of January to make them, all of February to get them to 7bit and for him to start sorting, and it won't be until March before he starts shipping to buyers. And that's assuming that everything goes smoothly, for Carbon, for Danger Zone, for whatever slips in before Round 5a, and for Round 5a.tofagerl wrote: ↑I disagree. Carbon was delayed by one month one day after closing, which annoyed everyone, but which also means that DZ is NOT delayed AFAIK. The reason for the delay was the same as it always seems to be: "Oh my god, people actually WANT our product? That means we have to make it - this was a completely unforseen event!"zslane wrote: ↑So in a recent e-mail to Oobly, the president of SP describes Carbon as "currently in production" (which sounds behind schedule to me based on the original delivery date given on MassDrop), and Danger Zone as "next in queue" (which has/had a projected start date some time in December, but if Carbon pushed who knows what impact that is having on Danger Zone).
What all this means is that even if 7bit submits his final legend graphics to SP today, production on Round 5a will not begin until next year (I'm presuming SP will close down for much of the holidays, making Danger Zone the last set to be manufactured in 2015). I think if we are putting Round 5a keycaps on our boards by Easter we should consider ourselves lucky.
Do you disagree with this assessment, 7bit?
I feel Easter is an optimistic estimate, and even then, I bet Muirium would call me foolish for being so optimistic.