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Wasn't the playtest supposed to be available for preorder from Paizo today? I still don't see it up on the store. If I can I'd rather support Paizo directly, but I guess if it doesn't go up I can just keep the Amazon preorder I put in a while back as insurance against it selling out.


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I believe the date moved to the 27th (according to the Playtest homepage).

EDIT: Quote from the Playtest page

Quote:
Preorder Update: Paizo.com preorders for Pathfinder Playtest products will begin March 27. We are delaying the start to provide better shipping options, including picking up at Gen Con 2018! The preorder period will still end at 11:59 PM Pacific on May 1.


Thank you!


Xethik wrote:

I believe the date moved to the 27th (according to the Playtest homepage).

EDIT: Quote from the Playtest page

Quote:
Preorder Update: Paizo.com preorders for Pathfinder Playtest products will begin March 27. We are delaying the start to provide better shipping options, including picking up at Gen Con 2018! The preorder period will still end at 11:59 PM Pacific on May 1.

It's the 27th... Where are the preorders?


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If that 11.59pm time is both the start and end points, it might be another twenty three and a half hours away.

Silver Crusade

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Yeah it’s 1am over in Washington. The Paizo office opens at 8 I believe?

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And now? It's, like, 15:45 here in Europaland :)
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Rysky wrote:
Yeah it’s 1am over in Washington. The Paizo office opens at 8 I believe?

The bottom of the page under "Need Help?" says 10am to 5 pm. That's 1pm Eastern, 6pm in the UK and 1900 in mainland Europe, give or take an hour for when day light savings is for each location.

Waiting .... waiting ...

Grand Lodge

9:48 CST (with Daylight saving time) ... so close

Grand Lodge

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Nothing? Nothing?


Well, if it starts at 10 AM PST, I think there's still around an hour and forty five minutes left?


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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Well, if it starts at 10 AM PST, I think there's still around an hour and forty five minutes left?

It is a little less than an hour before they open.

And I wouldn't assume that making playtest pre-orders available will be the very first thing they do when they come in. It is not exactly an emergency priority.

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David knott 242 wrote:

It is a little less than an hour before they open.

And I wouldn't assume that making playtest pre-orders available will be the very first thing they do when they come in. It is not exactly an emergency priority.

Maybe not for *them* :D

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Right? Gimmie Gimmie ;)


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Here we are, 12 minutes in... and nothing I can find. <sniff!>


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They are up on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/164078084X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATV PDKIKX0DER&psc=1

ok The link thing didnt work but if you copy and paste the link it will take you straight to the amazon page for it. it has the two basic editions hardcover and soft cover. It does not have the special hardcover edition.


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It would be nice to at least compare the Paizo price (with shipping) with the Amazon price (.com or .fr, with shipping). Paizo charges an arm and a leg for shipping to Europe, but, hey, it's only money. <g>


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Thorkull wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:

It is a little less than an hour before they open.

And I wouldn't assume that making playtest pre-orders available will be the very first thing they do when they come in. It is not exactly an emergency priority.

Maybe not for *them* :D

You do realize that even if you got your preorder in right now, you still wouldn't see anything until early August (or perhaps mid to late July if they send it with the July subscription shipments), right?

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David knott 242 wrote:


You do realize that even if you got your preorder in right now, you still wouldn't see anything until early August (or perhaps mid to late July if they send it with the July subscription shipments), right?

But once I order it I can relax and stop thinking about it.

Grand Lodge

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Is there at least a relative timeframe for when they're available to preorder?


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Thorkull wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:


You do realize that even if you got your preorder in right now, you still wouldn't see anything until early August (or perhaps mid to late July if they send it with the July subscription shipments), right?
But once I order it I can relax and stop thinking about it.

But I doubt you will relax. I know I won't. ;)


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Kavenoff wrote:
Is there at least a relative timeframe for when they're available to preorder?

They are available on Amazon now, I don't know whats going on on the website.

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Fuzzypaws wrote:
Wasn't the playtest supposed to be available for preorder from Paizo today? I still don't see it up on the store. If I can I'd rather support Paizo directly, but I guess if it doesn't go up I can just keep the Amazon preorder I put in a while back as insurance against it selling out.

It won't sell out. The whole reason that the pre order ends on May 1st is because they haven't yet determined how many they are going to order,they will be doing that based on preorders on the 2nd of May.

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Given the way Amazon handled the Starfinder release, lots of folk with preorders didn't get a book in the first printing. I'm not in any way prepared to trust them with a preorder for a book that if you don't get the first printing you're not getting.

F5 F5 F5 etc.

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i just decided to prime order it, i may lose a few days on getting the physical copies but can always grab the pdf for free while i wait.

*hopefully the preorders don't get messed up*


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I'm going to preorder mine directly from Paizo. Mainly for the reason I can pick my preorder(s) up at Gen Con, but also so the chance for mistake/not getting the book(s) is much less as I am getting it directly from them.

Now just waiting for the preorders to open...

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Rick Kunz is in and putting up product pages of new product so the physical playtest stuff should go up soonish :3


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Paizo.com is going to be offline from 1.00ish til 1.45ish.

I’m betting the playtest will go live then.

Grand Lodge

Is this where I get in line for movie tickets?

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Steve Geddes wrote:

Paizo.com is going to be offline from 1.00ish til 1.45ish.

I’m betting the playtest will go live then.

I'm curious: What time zone are you referring to? And where are you getting this info?


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@Paizo just tweeted the warning about the delay and Seattle time, I presume (imminent!)

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Steve Geddes wrote:
@Paizo just tweeted the warning about the delay and Seattle time, I presume (imminent!)

Ah, thanks. I don't follow any Pathfinder stuff on Twitter. Maybe I should start...


The pre-order page does NOT seem to be working!!!!!!

Silver Crusade

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Ditto, it says: "Preorder Below" but there is nothing below.


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Agreed. It says “preorder below” and the page footer is the only thing there when viewed on my iPad. Since mobile device and computer behaviour for the website are completely different since the site update, I can’t say if it’s not functioning at all, but I’m not switching on my PC for another 20 hours or so.

Grand Lodge

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Yeah, I'm on a desktop and there's nothing "below" besides the site footer.

Grand Lodge

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Not working for me either!


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I foresee more downtime in the near future...


Yeah, this just doesn't bode well for my enthusiasm.

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It will get there. Maintain hype :D


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I should probably clarify - they announced the downtime.

I speculated the preorders would be up after that. They didnt explicitly say so.

Sorry if i got anyone's hopes up. :/

Grand Lodge

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Yep, same "Preorder below" and no way to actually preorder :(


*shovels a giant load of coal into the hype train engine* aaaaaaaAAAAALLLL AAABOOOAAARRDDD!!!


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Steve Geddes wrote:

I should probably clarify - they announced the downtime.

I speculated the preorders would be up after that. They didnt explicitly say so.

Sorry if i got anyone's hopes up. :/

Front page of the site has a massive “PREORDER NOW” banner and a link to a page that says you can “preorder below”, but the only thing below is the page footer. It seems clear it was meant to be live.

Edit: Ninja’d Atavar by 5 seconds!


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Steve Geddes wrote:

I should probably clarify - they announced the downtime.

I speculated the preorders would be up after that. They didnt explicitly say so.

Sorry if i got anyone's hopes up. :/

When the pre-order page says, "You may place your paizo.com preorder below," it's clear that their intent was for pre-ordering to be available NOW.

EDIT: Ninja'd!


Not working for me either.


It looks like they are working on it, but it's not up yet. I see the paragraph that says

Quote:


All Pathfinder Playtest products will be released as FREE downloads exclusively at paizo.com on August 2, 2018. On the same day, we'll release limited-edition print versions of the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, Pathfinder Playtest Adventure, and Pathfinder Playtest Flip-Mat Multi-Pack for players and Game Masters seeking the ultimate playtest experience.

You may place your paizo.com preorder below until May 1 at 11:59 PM Pacific time.

But nothing other than that...nothing. I did see that if I put in www.paizo.com/products/playtest or pathfinderplaytest it brings up the playtest page.

I'd guess that someone is working on it fervently to try to get it updated and working with the rest of the site. Just my guess. The tech team is probably excessively busy right now. Or so I'd think.

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Steve Geddes wrote:

I should probably clarify - they announced the downtime.

I speculated the preorders would be up after that. They didnt explicitly say so.

Sorry if i got anyone's hopes up. :/

It does however seem to be a technical error - There is the clear markers of where to go for the preorder, but no preorder there, which you would expect - it doesn't make sense to take the site down to roll the preorder infrastructure, but not actually put up the preorders...

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Busy like Niantic on Pogo's launch.

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Working on it!

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