Let me preface this rant, by stating that I have tried everything possible to resolve this; with emails going back to the beginning of August at least.
Ranking HQ was recommended by other PG’s, as a good way to collect money for tournaments; that you didn’t want paid ‘on the door’. With the Scottish Masters, I hoped to use it to help fund it; either through invoicing or paying directly through Paypal. As it turns out, every single penny spent on this so far, has come out of my pocket; with still a couple more items to be purchased.
Now I’m ok with this, it comes with being a PG. However, that isn’t the point, Ranking HQ have failed both the players who have paid, as well as myself.
I have emailed them 3 times, asking for 2 simple pieces of information
How and when is the money transferred to the nominated Paypal account?
How does the ticket system of Ranking HQ deal with refunds for players who drop out?
There is not one thing on the site that states this, not one FAQ that would easily avoid this kind of situation. Sadly I can’t even get a single answer on their ‘Tavern’, it’s almost like its some secret society and I don’t know the silly walk and handshake; to be able to get the answers I need. I mean come on, this is your business, right now they are only missing the Stetsons and spurs; to complete the image of cowboys.
So would I recommend Ranking HQ? I wouldn’t trust them to organise a lunch break, let alone trust them with the players in Scotland.
Well the Warmachine: Tactics Kickstarter will end in 35 hours; but that doesn’t mean the end of all the fun. There is still money from Paypal to be factored into the total, they have already surpassed the total needed for Mercs to be a playable faction. This is good news for Retribution players too, as this brings their debut into the game; just a step closer to realisation.
On another side of the game, the Scottish Masters is very near completion; with just some small matters to be taken care of; before registration goes live. We have decided to do registration through Ranking HQ, which also allows players to pay their entry fee at the same time. With just over a month, it’s getting to the point that it is now or never on this project. We hope the experience for everyone is what we hope to achieve and that it can then be expanded next year to a 64 player event. I think I have stressed more about making registration and payment easy for the players; than any other aspect of the event.
Whatever happens, this weekend is going to be very exciting; with Kickstarter and the Scottish Masters (hopefully going live).
Well the countdown is getting shorter, but the backers for the Warmachine: Tactics kickstarter is getting bigger by the day. Just over 15,000 backers, a total of $1, 200,000 + pledges from Paypal totallying $7,000; they are very close to opening one of the best stories in WM (imo anyway).
Called Dark Seduction, it tells the tale of two sisters; separated and brought up on opposite sides of the war. Victoria Haley, Commander of the Cygnarian forces and Deneghra, Warwitch of the Cryxian armies that raid Immoren. Many doubt Deneghra even knows her true name, as one night during a Cryxian raid on her town; an apparition called Nightmare stole her away from her family and her sister. Raised by the Cryx, her former life dissolved slowly to be replaced by one of corruption and devious scheming; within the power play of leaders. Seemingly a loyal second in command to Asphyxious, Deneghra learned her lessons well; to the point that not even her commander is safe from her machinations.
After this stretch goal has been reached, the next two are ones that will please a lot of players. Magnus the Traitor and his battlegroup, with Retribution of Scyrah to follow. So if you want your chance to be part of this greatness, you can pledge here for as little as $20 for the game. With just 3 days left, I really do hope they get to bring in the Retribution; otherwise those Angry Elves will be (even more) insufferable for the rest of eternity.