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We had a stupid major failure when this site, and the main FoE one, were migrated to a new server. They assured me it would be seemless, they did not tell me we would lose nearly a week of content in the process due to a poor decision on their part :twilightangry2: They had moved the database 5 days before the rest of the site... :flutterrage:

I have managed to recover the last backup, made around midnight last night, and restored it. Any posts made after that point are most likely lost... sorry :fluttercry:

Now, to start getting the main site working... with its 50+ times more content... :applejackunsure:
Posted by Arcane_Scroll at Tue May 13, 2014 3:41 pm Comments (3) - Last comment by DevouringOne "Re: Missing Posts?" at Wed May 14, 2014 7:31 am.
Hey Everyone,
We have most of what we need, we're just waiting for one more quote to come in before we can finalize everything. We'll have a bunch of more info to post later, but just so you know it looks like we'll be pretty doggone close to our estimate.

Other than that, the printer has the finalized files, but work won't progress until they get paid. So, the sooner everyone pays, the sooner we can get started. Right now I'm hoping we can send out invoices on Wednesday, but we are waiting on that one more quote, and the timeline on that is outside our control. :pipshrug: If I don't hear back from them on Monday, I'll have to go all flutterrage on them :flutterrage:

Chapter artwork will not be included. We simply did not have the time to integrate them into the text. Considering it's only been 80 days since we started, we're accomplished a lot with an extremely tight schedule.

Just so you all would have an idea of what the inside of the books will look like, I went ahead and pulled some sample pages out of the finalized version. Check it out here.

To anyone who put down special instructions in the signup form that warrant a response, I'm planning on going through those this weekend. To answer a common request: we can't physically sign your books. We're split across 3 different continents, so that would be a bit difficult to do. Nor can we get Kkat to sign books for you.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them here, the IRC channel, or email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com. My personal email is zemming@zemming.org if you need to get in contact with me specifically. :twilightsmile:

Edit: Again because I keep forgetting to post it:

If you missed signups, please put your name on the waitlist http://goo.gl/HM6Hjn

There's a good chance some people will drop from the signup list or won't pay. So if we have open spots, we'll give people on the waitlist an opportunity to purchase the books.

Edit: made the waitlist line smaller so it doesn't spam the homepage.
Posted by zemming at Fri May 09, 2014 7:37 pm Comments (13) - Last comment by zemming "Re: Just a Quick Update" at Wed May 14, 2014 7:22 pm.
Hey again everyone!

Thanks for signing up. We have over 1100 people signed up, ordering a bit over 1200 books!

Now that signups are closed, we're going to get the quotes we need and finish crunching numbers. We hope to get that done as soon as possible, but it is dependent on other companies. So if we can get what we need from the printer by Friday, we'll stick with our original plan. If not, we'll just send out invoices as soon as we can.

There will be another post when we start sending out invoices that will have more detailed information regarding the final pricing, shipping, and et cetera.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, hop onto the IRC channel, or email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com. If you need to get in contact with me specifically I can be reached at zemming@zemming.org

Edit: If you missed signups, but are still interested and can afford the books, please signup on the waitlist: http://goo.gl/HM6Hjn
If we have open spaces after payments end, people on the waitlist will be given the opportunity to order the books.

Edit2: We're still getting the quotes we need and crunching the numbers. We won't be able to send out invoices tomorrow, but we're aiming for early next week.
Posted by zemming at Mon May 05, 2014 6:23 am Comments (14) - Last comment by Jusey1 "Re: Signups Are Closed" at Fri May 09, 2014 10:46 am.
Hey everyone,
Signups are open :pinkiehappy: , but please read this whole post before going to the form.

Just so you have an understanding of our timeline, here's what's going to happen. Signups will be open until May 4th. After that, well start taking payments hopefully around May 9th. We have files we could send to the printer, but we're going to take the rest of April to go through the books and clean up small stuff like the widows and orphans and whatnot.
My winter semester is nearing an end, and I have have finals coming up rather soon, so in the event I need more time to finish the formatting, or we need more time to set up the payment processing, or whatever, we'll just leave signups and/or payments open for a little longer.

As with the previous printing, by signing up, you agree to pay for the books when we start collecting payments. Just to make things run smoothly, we would really like everyone to pay via credit card, however, we understand not everyone has a credit card. So there is an “other” option on the signup sheet. If you select the other option, but do not email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com regarding your situation, you will be dropped from the list. Although we want as many people to be able to get the books, we can't spend the time catering to everyone's individual situation. I know in the US you can purchase Visa gift cards that act as a credit card. That would be the easiest way to pay if you don't have a credit card. Just a reminder, as long as it has a Visa or Mastercard logo on it, even if it's a debit card, you should be fine.

Just so you know, we will not be using PayPal, we are developing a custom solution to accept payments.

As for the actual books, if you haven't been following the threads, I'll just give a quick breakdown. We have completely reformatted Fallout Equestria into two books, which brings the cost down nicely compared to the original printing. Right now, we are not including chapter artwork, however, we do have an artist working on new chapter art. Depending on how much time we have and whatnot, there is a chance we will include it, but for the sake of ordering, don't count on it.

As for the cost, our estimates are based off of around 800 people signing up, which should be reasonable, but do note, the cost will change depending on how many people sign up.

The books will be about $40
Shipping Estimates:
For US: ~$10, so the total will be ~$50
Canada: ~$40, so the total will be ~$80
International: ~$55, so the total will be ~$95

So without further ado, go ahead and signup at http://book.fallout-equestria.com/signup/ (if that doesn't work, the direct link is http://goo.gl/PvymIq)
If you have any questions, post them here, the IRC channel, or email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com. My personal email is zemming@zemming.org if you need to get in contact with me specifically. :twilightsmile:

EDIT: If you want a confirmation that you are on the signup list, please post over in the signup confirmations thread.
EDIT 2: April 14th between around 1520 and 1540 GMT-0400 our spreadsheet containing the responses became unavailable. After regaining access, we noticed there were no signups listed during that time period. Although it is not unusual to have a 20 minute gap between signups, it does cause some concern that if you signed up during those 20 minutes, it may not have been recorded. If you are unsure and would like confirmation, please please post over in the signup confirmations thread. Thank you.
Posted by zemming at Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:36 am Comments (80) - Last comment by dekkonot "Re: Signups Are Open!" at Sun May 04, 2014 11:21 pm.
I hope everyone had a great April 1st :pinkiebounce:

Anyway, pretty much everything I said in the other post is true.
We are done with the major formatting of the text. Right now, we're working on the non-story stuff like the table of contents, copyright page, and et cetera. We are also hard at work redesigning the chapter break art, and figuring out how best to mark the volume numbers on the spine of the books.

We will not have a concrete date on when signups will open until we can get accurate quotes from the printer, which means we need to finish the formatting before signups can open. I don't think it would be fair to you guys to open signups before all that is nailed down.

If you have any questions, you can post them here, or feel free to talk to us on the IRC channel using the the mibbit webclient.
Lastly, I personally can be reached by email at zemming@zemming.org.
Posted by zemming at Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:52 pm Comments (10) - Last comment by mrc0mmand "Re: Actual Status Update" at Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:53 am.
Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to post a status update on the project so everyone knows about the progress we've made so far.

To begin with, we are done with the major formatting for both Book One and Two. We still need to add the section break images and memory orb images in Book Two and make sure everything looks good, but we are currently redesigning the section break image (again), so I'm holding off inserting them until we finalize the design. We also still have to layout the table of contents, the title page, the copyright page, basically all the stuff that isn't the actual story. But to reiterate, the major formatting is done, the rest of it will take time, but we're making good progress.

As far as signups, we do not have a concrete date on when those will open. We're still working with a couple companies to work out the logistics of everything. Although we could open up signups today, I don't think it's fair to you guys to do that until we have all our ducks in a row.

And just one more thing since you guys are all awesome, I'm going to go ahead and release the PDF of Book One. But, we need your help. We need you to look for any odd formatting goofs. We worked hard making sure we didn't miss anything, but it never hurts to have an extra set of eyes looking it over. Just sound off in the forums what chapters you looked over and just go through and make sure there are no inconsistencies. If you spot something, just note the page and line number and let us know what we missed. We aren't looking to change our formatting decisions at this point, we just want to make sure everything is consistant and looks good.

As usual, if you have any questions, just post them in the forum, or join us on the irc channel.

Edit: file remove, and IRC link changed to the actual IRC webchat.
Posted by zemming at Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:27 am Comments (3) - Last comment by Worldenterer "Re: Major Project Status Updates!" at Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:31 pm.
Hello everyone!

Since the other post is 14 pages long, and the information is a bit hard to find, I figured I would make another post that makes it easier to understand what is going on.

Myself, mrc0mmand, DDBProductions, yetanothername, and callumgare are working on the second printing. We started in early February, and we have been making good progress, so I feel safe when I say we are doing a second printing!

To answer a few quick questions:
How do I buy the book?
Right now, you can't. That's what we're working on. You can always print your own though if you want.

We don't have signups open right now, and it's too early to say for sure when they will be open. We want to open them as soon as we can, but we have work to do on our end before we can nail down a date. More on that in a bit.
I would recommend subscribing to the RSS feed, to get notifications when new stuff is posted.

Now on to the second printing details:

The first printing was a 5 book set, one volume per book, and cost around $86 for people in the US. We want to get the cost down so more people can afford the books, since that seems to be a deal breaker for a lot of people. So, we are completely reformatting FO:E and will be printing two books instead of five. The first book will have volumes one two and three, and the second book will have volumes four and five. The reformatting will also reduce the page count, which combine with only printing two books, should lower the cost. Shipping will be marginally cheaper just because the books should be lighter and take up less spaaace, but if you are outside the US, plan on the shipping being expensive regardless.

Right now, I am working on the formatting and am making good progress, but it's a long road, and it takes time. Formatting is really what will determine when signups are open, since I don't want to start taking names until I know I have files I can send to the printer.

Myself and the others working on the project are usually on IRC on canternet at #FalloutEquestriaBook. If you don't have a client, you can join using the mibbit web client.

Just a note, if you do stop by, we aren't all staring at the chat, and we're in different timezones. So don't be deterred if no one respond immediately, just wait a bit.

Other that that, if you have any questions, feel free to post them here. I also can be reached on IRC as zemming. Anyone voiced and above (they have a +, %, @, or ~ in front of their name) is working on the project and should be able to answer questions. If you need to PM someone, please ask before hand. Finally I can be reached by email at zemming@zemming.org.

P.S. Arcane_Scroll wanted me to mention that he is not involved in the printing. Please don't spam his email asking questions he won't be able to answer.

EDIT: added callumgare to the list of people actively working on the project.
Posted by zemming at Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:14 pm Comments (100) - Last comment by Worldenterer "Re: WE'RE BACK! -- Under New Management!" at Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:16 pm.
It seems with my announcement and the following sorrow has woken up the other admins despite my reassurance of proof that this project was dead. I slapped Death in the face? Turned into a ghoul? no clue but we are back on. It won't be sudden as ourselves need to go into major overhaul so this doesn't happen again but I can share some info.

-All refunds have been completed, I have seen the account myself.
-Wepay(or whatever it is called) account will be coming within the week.
-Weekly Meetings/Announcement of where we are at so we do not dissapper again.

So on my part, I apologize for the doom and gloom story yesterday, though not quite sure if it was a bad thing cause fires were lit and plots were burnt. I don't like smiles but this somes up the situation.

Posted by ThePuzzldPirate at Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:57 am Comments (138) - Last comment by sorathecrow "Re: WE'RE BACK And life turns around, makes a liar out of me" at Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:05 pm.

December 16, 2011...Of course I started a little earlier than that, surfing the internet almost taking a week to find this group when it was not even hitting 100 members. We have come a long way from then, what started as nothing more than a novel idea into actual physical evidence. I make myself sound more important than I really was as while I put my time into it, there is not a single thing I could point at and say "I did that." However I was there with my stick poking and pressuring, helping to get the momentum(even if I had to jump in and get dirty myself) to get the work done, This project had its up and downs. Ups being able to have the book finished in my hands. The downs when I murdered the project in the first degree by chasing away the one person that made it possible. I don't think there has been any other time in my life when a consequence had me throwing up in a potty potty on the 45th floor of a high rise.

It was a great ride but this one has reached the end, at least with us being the ones driving it. Momentum has been at a stand still, it has been like this for months starting all the way from the first print. Many of us were so content just to have the project finished that it was hard to get back on the saddle. We pushed on regardless though not wanting to disappoint but sadly it wasn't to be. What would take days would take weeks, what took weeks would take months. Soon there was periods where admins wouldn't talk for months. When members come more active than the people running the show, you know things have gone into the deep end. XD

There is no one to blame. I myself went MIA for almost two months fighting my own demons. Life continues to move on no matter what you wants, sometimes the roadblocks are big enough to drag you with it. You people have been great to talk/work with and I would do it all over again if I had the chance.

For those hoping for the second print, I apologize too you, It was something we all wished but we can't fulfill it. I'm telling you all so you can make attempts to make other plans. I wish you all with the best of luck.
Posted by ThePuzzldPirate at Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:46 am Comments (14) - Last comment by Prism Smasher "Re: TIS A LIE! WE ARE BACK!" at Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:30 am.
I said I would update when I got new info and I do finally have some. I have been given access to the Paypal account and will be sending out refunds, all I am missing at the moment is the list of who to refund but I have info on how and which order. Refunds are happening in order of received money and so far we have made it up to May 4th. I will spend a couple hours a night sending them out until we are finished.
Posted by ThePuzzldPirate at Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:38 pm Comments (38) - Last comment by SilentEdge "Re: Refunds 2" at Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:59 pm.
Unfortunately paypal decided not to cooperate with us this year. And its too late in the season to reorganize things with Wepay. So here is what I am going to do:

A. I am going to refund everybody
B. I am going to set things up with OKpay
C. I am going to contact people that have orders placed currently and ask if they want to place an order in the new system
D. We'll take orders over the summer and that allows us all year to get organized for next summer
E. I'll sacrifice another year of no internships for doing books
Posted by Autunite at Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:55 pm Comments (80) - Last comment by ThePuzzldPirate "Re: Refunds" at Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:19 pm.
Unfortunately the invoice requests have been scattered among so many different emails and lists that it is hard to keep track of who I have and haven't replied to. So for the interests of simplicity if you haven't heard back from me about invoices please send them to this email: foerequest@gmail.com I will work to respond to them as they come in this weekend.
Posted by Autunite at Fri May 17, 2013 5:52 am Comments (49) - Last comment by Jake2632 "Re: Paypal Invoice Requests" at Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:55 pm.
Sorry my friends. You may have noticed that I have been rather inattentive for the last month and a half. It is because I was doing a project for senior level class I am in... and I am a freshman. Ironically the things I designed could appear in the fallout universe. You can see an image of the design here: http://imgur.com/a/m74XK

This project has is what has been sucking up all my time and caused me to go multiple days in a row without sleep. Now that the design is finished rest assured I will be able to send you guys your payment confirmations and do everything else that is needed for the project this summer.

P.S. If you are interested Nixie tubes are old displays that were invented in the 50's. Eventually I plan to integrate this project with a holotape player which I have half built.
Posted by Autunite at Wed May 08, 2013 5:48 am Comments (19) - Last comment by Autunite "Re: Lo! I am not dead!" at Fri May 17, 2013 5:53 am.
Okay, looks like some slots opened up in the main list due to cancellations and duplicates. So, we are opening up a waiting list, first come, first serve. Being on the list is no guarantee of getting a set, just a chance. Signups will be pulled from the waiting list to fill in empty slots in the main list.

You can sign up here.

Posting this to Reddit would be helpful, if someone wants to :twilightsmile:
Posted by Arcane_Scroll at Tue May 07, 2013 12:25 am Comments (10) - Last comment by Green Goblin "Re: Waiting List Open" at Thu May 23, 2013 7:38 pm.
Please be patient though, I can only send 200 a day. Also, people ordering more then one set will get personalized invoices sent.

If you put special instructions in the shipping notes, like gift wrap and such, then we will try to send out updated invoices as we go through them manually.
Posted by Arcane_Scroll at Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:23 am Comments (90) - Last comment by kidak0 "Re: Payment Notices Are Being Sent Out" at Fri May 10, 2013 10:05 am.
Sorry for the long black out my friends. I am currently finalizing things with paypal, and Kayleen is getting quotes from the printers. The emails for pricing will come soon I promise. I am still learning the ropes from Alex on how to manage this massive project.
Posted by Autunite at Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:13 am Comments (22) - Last comment by Generaallucas "Re: Finalizing things" at Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:07 am.
Thanks for signing up everyone, emails will be sent out when we have the cost/shipping details.
Posted by Arcane_Scroll at Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:37 pm Comments (37) - Last comment by Generaallucas "Re: Signups are now full!" at Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:09 pm.
That's right guys, we've bumped our limit up to 800 thanks to the fellas over in San Diego willing to help us out with the shipping.

[strike]Head over to ******/ and sign up.[/strike]
Sign ups are closed up guys! We're at our 800 limit.

If you want to know if you are already on the list, check your inbox and junk folder for a confirmation email. If you can't find it in either of those send us an email, or pm on the forums or facebook.
Posted by RPpirate at Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:58 pm Comments (56) - Last comment by lolwhat_95 "Re: Sign ups Re-opened" at Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:51 am.
Hey guys we are considering expanding a little so we can go over the limit I set earlier. What we really need is some people that live in the San Diego area. We still haven't agreed exactly on how we would do this but the basic facts remain. I need a guy to help me ship books. Depending on how we do this we may be able to continue to ship books when I go back to college in the fall. So if you live in the San Diego area or know somebody in the San Diego area please contact me here or on facebook. I am George Bushnell there.
Posted by Autunite at Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:56 am Comments (19) - Last comment by Calessa "Re: A call for help (San Diegans needed)= More Books for all" at Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:49 am.
We will No longer be accepting pre-orders since we have gone over our limit. Thankfully not by much but we have still gone over regardless.

However the waiting period is still the same. We will not be sending out quotes until late February. Thank you everyone who signed up. It's very appreciated. Happy waiting everybody. :cwalk:
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