So this is where I am just going to say I am saddened by your comment. You are very well aware of what is going on as you are in my FB PM box constantly.
YES we know the run has gone on a long time. YES it sucks. YES the wait is LONG. YES that is on us.
HOWEVER, we have REPEATEDLY offered refunds to everyone on this run for their 25% deposit paid. Almost NO ONE has taken us up on it.
I just buried my grandson after a year long fight with Leukemia. YOU KNOW THAT! Why in the world would you think it is ok or somehow funny to harass someone who has been going through this?
Because of that situation the past year has seen some loss of focus and some times where things were pretty overwhelming. We haven't necessarily been able to push things as quickly as we normally would and haven't been as involved with things like the soundboard development, etc. Luckily we are very fortunate to also have a very capable team who has stepped up during times where we were distracted. This has resulted in a net gain of several weeks for us. Most Combat Class are currently in the 12-16 week range down from 16-22. For those who weren't following he was diagnosed at 4 months old and fought and fought and fought. In the end though he contracted a fungal infection in the hospital and because he had no immune system from all the chemo there was nothing that could be done. It has been devastating to our family, to my son and his fiance, and to everyone who knew them. No child should have to go through what he did.
We haven't gone anywhere, we haven't ghosted, anyone who has asked for an update has received one. IF we had disappeared into the ether taking folks money with us like so many in the community today THEN I could understand the harassment. But this is not the case. We are committed to getting any outstanding obligations we have taken care of one way or another.
Instead of just cancelling the run, refunding everyone, and then building them out our leisure and selling them for 3 times the run cost (what they are worth at today's value), we have worked our butt off with machinists, anodizers, etc. as well as working with Plecter on the new board to ensure we can finish this run off on a high note.
I am going to say this one more time. If you are tired of waiting, TAKE THE REFUND.
As I mentioned to you numerous times in your PM box and alluded to everyone else, we are waiting on CFX. When the footprint is finalized 100%, I need to THEN finish up the chassis. Once that happens and we have the new boards in hand and tested THEN installs will start. I cannot make the board go any faster. I thought we would have it by the holidays but it didn't turn out that way. There is a lot to it. It is pretty freaking awesome so far but not complete. Soon tm. In case you are confused, we do not make the boards.
ANYONE ELSE: If you are not on this run, do not comment in this thread. In fact, constantly poking at us and posting it wherever you can is simply harassment and, frankly, other than folks on this run, NO ONE CARES! It just makes you look like a jerk and only gets you attention with a few childish people. I am referring to you Nick Cline and any other childish immature person out there who thinks it is funny to harass someone to try to earn brownie points at others' expense.
For those in the back, the run has gone on long however full refunds have been offered repeatedly since relatively early on for anyone on the run. We are not "holding people's funds captive" as some have poked at. We only ever took a 25% deposit and have refused further requests from people to pay more towards their balance. Anyone who is on this run is on it voluntarily. NO ONE wants a run to go on this long, MOST SPECIFICALLY a MANUFACTURER who has more capital tied up in the run than the entire end cost of the run, let alone the 25% deposit. We would LOVE to get out from under it but we are committed to providing the product promised to our loyal fans and we are committed to providing it at the same cost that we offered it for 5 years ago even though we are VERY upside down between materials costs, R&D and multiple changes. To be clear there will very possibly be a couple of upgrade options which will have a cost if people select them, but the original options chosen will be provided at the original costs quoted. Obviously with new applicable tech. This is our reward to our customers for their loyalty. To provide the finest TFFUII Starkiller ever produced at the costs originally quoted. If that does not work for you and you are on the run please PM me and we will make arrangements for your refund. EDIT please understand VV will not honor spots sold since we made the refund offer so please do not sell your spot as we will not honor the transfer. If you want a refund contact us directly and we will be happy to oblige.