Literally everything you say here is just to read yourself talk so I'll break it down for youVegomatic wrote: ↑Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:22 amLet me preface this with the fact that i am a fan of Dwarven Forge and just a member of the forum at large. I have no connection to Dwarven Forge except as a customer and and collector. If you want to to talk business with them, the forum is not the appropriate avenue to do so. There are email addresses on the site that allow you to communicate directly with them. That being said...
I have backed a few Printable Scenery kickstarters in the past. Doesn't Matt already have full lines of dungeon and cavern tiles for sale on his site, not to mention castles and more? Why would he want/need Dwarven Forge?
The argument that a set, like Royal Stronghold, is not being made any more is an empty claim in this argument. There are no pieces unique to that set and as you mentioned you can build it from other sets. How is a collection of .stl files any different? You still only get what you print... and with current home printing speeds... it will take a long while to print an entire Royal Stronghold.
Of COURSE you would be willing to pay the painted full set price for the .stl files of a Royal Stronghold. That would give you the ability to print almost every piece/set in the entire Castle Builder line of products... as well as a good bit of the stone City Builder pieces.
Clearly a whole restructuring of the pricing model would be necessary. I believe going the route of .stl files would be more advantageous in small sets rather than in large collections. So your Royal Stronghold would still have to be pieced together.
There is something magical about Dwarven Forge products. It is not just the look and artistry, but the feel. That feel is completely lost with 3D printing.
Anyway... it just seems it would be a losing proposition for them to go that route at this time. Times change as do the people and the technologies in use... there will come a time when digitizing sets will be worthy of consideration. I don't think it is now.
The forums is a place of community where you bring your ideas to see what people say, and you guys defo pasted that test LOL
If I spent $2000+ I better be able to make a full castle. Instead of me taking my family out to a theme park to hang out im trying to bring them to the table and spending $2000 on anything is a bit much and that's what you are spending when buying the Royal Castle.
What I do with my time is none of your business so why does it matter what a print time could or couldn't be? I'm asking you for files, who cares what I do with my time after? I print fast enough to not care and it sounds like you still don't know what you're talking about. This was a part of that elitist comment I made earlier.
I get the hint and it's fine lol
I still love Stefan and his team and their products. From everything THE MAN has said himself I just got a different feeling of mindset with his fanbase but I see I was mistaken.
I just didnt want to see the STL files be built wrong and was suggesting to talk to Matt.
I talked to Matt or else I wouldnt have even tried to suggest it here to begin with.
and I feel I need to say this again but I never wanted to suggest taking away dwarvenite! I just think they could do both...
Anyways, again, thanks for your time! figured I'd stir the pot a little and it seems I did just that
CHEERS! and happy gaming.