In the first half of this year, a Warpzone He launched a campaign on Catharsis to the book Mega Drive Final. The book would be done in partnership with the Tec Toy and would have at least 320 pages, in giant format, containing the story of the Mega Drive, Sega CD and 32 x, including its accessories and more 1200 games.
The promise was to deliver at least the following contents:
- Preface: Written by Stefano Arnhold, Chairman of the council Tectoy
- History of the Mega Drive
- Tectoy & o Mega Drive (Written by the team Tectoy)
- Console models (Mega Drive, Sega CD and 32 x)
- Full list of ACCESSORIES
- Review Games (+1200 games, including canceled games and unofficial)
- Testimonials (History of the fans with the Mega Drive)
- Games Index
- supporters list
Who would support with R $ 149,00 or but, receive a copy of Mega Drive Final, including free shipping, and would have the name listed in the supporters list at the end of the book.
Who would support with R $ 199,00 or more would, Additionally, name and unique phrase of his authorship printed on the first page of the book, making the unique copy.
With R$ 249,00 or but, the supporter would also receive a special protective case with similar layout to the original box Mega Drive.
Por fim, who would support to R $ 349,00 or but, would have his testimony in Chapter “My history with the Mega Drive” including a picture and a text to 2000 characters.
I do not really accompany the work of Warpzone, I have no their magazine. From time to time one of them via video on Youtube, but only this. But, the content of the book seemed quite interesting, mainly by contact Warpzone with Tec Toy, a good indication that the book would not only be more of the same.
I opted for the support to R $ 149,00. The amount seemed high, but by the size, number of pages, and considering the color printing them all, I find it hard to the cost of printing and everything is much smaller than that.
The funding campaign easily reached the desired value. So the Warpzone put some stretch goals, which were hit and so the book would have several improvements:
- 120% – Hiring a professional photographer
- 150% – Improved coated paper 90 para lying 150
- 170% – Improved cardboard cover for a thicker cardboard
- 175% – Improved book box for a thicker cardboard
- 190% – Improvement in the form of free shipping, Modestly Register for PAC
- 210% – More hours of writing for Tectoy chapters and History of Mega Drive
- 240% – Scan physical material to the chapter of Tectoy
- 280% – Increased pages 324 to 356
- 300% – Hotstamp logo in 16-BIT in gold in every cover
After the end of the campaign in Catharsis, a Warpzone He gave the opportunity to those who supported with R $ 149,00 add the box, for $ 100,00, through their store. This amount would also give exclusive right to phrase his authorship printed on the first page of the book.
I decided to make this upgrade. I purchased on the site Warpzone and I have used the field “Order notes” to put the phrase of my own. It seemed a good place to put it, after all it is assumed that the field will be read. So the sentence would be associated with the order and will not be lost.
Not much imagination to have this kind of thing, so I ended up using a variation of the example sentence. This was my sentence: "The Mega Drive is a console that met in my childhood. Even with so many others who came after, to this day I can not stop playing it. So I made sure to go down in history with this book, a life record. "
Unboxing and disappointment…
No give 13/07/2017 the package with the Mega Drive Final finally arrived in my hands. Came well packed, in a cardboard box and bubble wrap around the book box. Check out unboxing video and some pictures:
When you unboxing came the first disappointment: the little ribbon that serves to take the book of the box came loose. I had to turn the box upside down to be able to remove the book without damaging it. This little ribbon should be very firmly stuck in the box.
The second disappointment came when opening the book and not find my sentence on the first page. Simply did not come. My book is not customized.
I contacted the Warpzone, but they only admitted the problem of little ribbon. The phrase they insisted that it should have been sent by e-mail. Apparently not read or ignored the field “Order notes”.
At first I considered returning it for a refund, because I did not like it one bit the way Warpzone addressed the problem. But in the end I decided to keep the book. after all, I was one of the supporters and the content has quality. then chose to receive another box, with little ribbon pasted correctly.
The Substitute Cash
No give 22/07/2017 I received the replacement box, again well packed, with bubble wrap and all.
This time the little ribbon was fastened securely and easily allows you to take the book, without damaging it. But, the box was not perfect. There were some risks in the same, as can be seen in one of the photos below.
I could even complain again with Warpzone, but given their history to admit problems, I decided to let it go.
The book Mega Drive Final It is a good book. There are enough new content thanks to the partnership with Tec Toy. The catalog of games and accessories is also very complete, and it is the largest part of the book as expected.
The Mega Drive Final He managed to go beyond what I had seen recently in Dossier OLD!Gamer: Mega Drive. I consider that Warpzone Tec Toy and did a good job in this regard.
Vendo a caixa do Mega Drive III que fotografaram e colocaram na página 34, também fiquei um pouco orgulhoso de ver que my, do meu Mega Drive III de infância, está até mais bem conservada. 🙂
Em tempos de e-books, há quem critique um lançamento desse tipo, ainda mais considerando que boa parte das histórias estão espalhadas pela Internet para quem se dispor a procura-las. O mesmo pode se dizer de catálogos de jogos e acessórios. But still, juntar tudo isso de maneira completa em um livro é um trabalho e tanto. E o livro em papel, além de lido, pode ser cheirado, como aparentemente é fetiche do pessoal de alguns fóruns. 🙂
Um livro em papel com uma impressão bonita sempre tem o seu charme, ainda mais com capa dura, com uma caixa para armazena-lo, tudo com a temática do Mega Drive. Não tenho nenhum outro livro assim. Só o álbum do meu casamento é mais “chique” que isso, porém ele custou bem mais caro. 🙂 E ainda precisei fazer a diagramação eu mesmo pois a do fotógrafo foi um desastre… (conto em outra ocasião).
Mas a atitude do pessoal da Warpzone com relação ao problema da frase não foi legal. É pouco provável que eu venha a apoiar novamente qualquer projeto deles. Moreover, recentemente fizeram outro financiamento coletivo, dessa vez para um livro do The King of Fighters. Aparentemente foi um sucesso, mas eu não participei.