An additional place for people to vent who's been following this project for years now? Sounds good to me.
An extensive complaint thread? That sounds rather pointless and self-defeating. We -want- the project to succeed. We -want- like minded people to join us in this. There are always setbacks. The more complex and unique the project is, the greater the numbers of them. The Pyra is a very complex AND unique device - far more complex than any other, 'handheld game console', and far more unique than any other handheld computer. We wanted -everything- in it - in several cases we asked for TWO of things. Two USB type A ports, Two SDXC ports, Two primary OS storage targets (eMMC & microSDXC), Two video targets (screen & hdmi), Two analog nubs, Two shoulder buttons - on each shoulder, Two speakers, Two each of Shifts, Alts, Ctrls, Fns, Two Months...
If you were to go into your local pizza joint and ask for a large pizza with double everything toppings, the lady behind the counter is likely to inform you that it will be more expensive, take longer to construct and need a lot more time in the oven, and they aren't sure just how long - oh, and unless you want to pay 400% more, they'll need to do it in the off hours so that it won't interfere with the rest of the pizzas that need to be made for normal orders - it will get done when it gets done. So, OK, I've actually done this - I like a lot of toppings on my pizza. Generally I have been able to negotiate to getting charged roughly 2x the price of a 'normal' supreme pizza and that doubling the time in the pizza oven is about right - though sometimes the crust can get a bit charred - which is OK as the crust is simply a delivery platform for the toppings.
So, I think it's going along quite nicely. We all knew this could be a very long road.
It will be really nice if there is some sort of action plan or road map for 2019 in it.
Complaining and venting are two different things, maybe it's just my perspective from being an American, but I've always found that if I can find an appropriate avenue to vent/speak freely about what's concerning then it can be helpful.
FormAction has now started the production, as they have been in contact with me directly.
My friend at UniquePlast already said he'll help me and can organize a courier locally to pick them up and move them to him...
The difference is: My contact told me he is arranging the move of the moulds and they have already been picked up.So....same place and things.
I thought I remember a poll last year "If FA doesn't perform should i just scrap the 500 clear cases and move the molds anyway."
If you wait for FormAction we will still be here Christmas 2020 because there has literally been zero progress with the cases/molds
I trusted him, as we all trusted Craig as well a long time ago
And I still think none of them meant any harm, I think this all just was too much for them to handle
A little bit Off Topic:
I like direct communication, never understood these weird "lose your face cultures". You lose your face when lying for sure, why do these (asian) people don't understand this? I would never do business with liars, better communicate directly
I just don't get that. There's naivety and there's just plain stupidity. What did they expect would happen? Were they trying to protect FA due to some kind of loyalty? If they indeed didn't mean harm, then I'm sure their arm was twisted in some way by someone/something.