Monday, April 5, 2010

Unforgotten Realms Returns April 30th

Long time right? Now that it's finally over and all thats left is mailing the DVDs (which trust me isn't as instantnous as people think). Let me know tell you the story about how much I hate the acronym DVD.

First off, if your DVD has not shipped. Don't panic. It simply means I'm mailing it sometime this month based on when you order it. If you are a furious person who is super angry at me, send me a threatening email and I'm sure that will speed up the process (Just kidding it really, really won't). At this stage I am literally just driving to the post officer a couple times a week mailing these things. Mind you when your talking about hundreds of DVDs that have to be packed, labeled, mailed one by one. It DOES take some time so please, just wait before sending me an angry email.

But how about a story time. A story of a DVD that was suppose to be released back late November is just now shipping in April.

It all started when I left the Escapist. People ask me why I left the Escapist or like to claim I was somehow fired or terminated or something silly. Trust me thats not the case. I don't want to rag on the Escapist because they are really good guys but they were simply not able to support the show anymore and I didn't have any options that were "Keep making Episodes" I had, build a DVD and keep working on the show or quit Unforgotten all together and pursue another career. So the emails, the PMs, the troll threads that I somehow just abandoned the show kinda sting guys because the sacrifices I have made and I have forced my wife to make should really not be taken lightly. Did you know Unforgotten Realms could have been on TV here in Canada? I chose back mid last year however to stay with the Escapist because I believe the Internet is a much better platform. People crying scam, scam, and the time I have had to waste dealing with people who think I'm stealing forty bucks from them really kicks me when I'm down here.

But enough about the DVD. Unforgotten Realms, the comic, the podcast. Will all be coming back up starting on the 26th. I might even have a preview for a new show I have been working on, but I don't like making promises. However, I will promise you that Unforgotten Realms shall continue on the 30th. So high five for that! These weeks moving up to it will give me some more time to get another episode or two ahead and some site/forum maintenance that I have been seriously putting off. Although I can tell already that I am going to be sick of driving to the post office by the end of the month, thats for sure.

43 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update Rob, especially all the great news! And thank you for all the sacrifices you've made as well. You are a thoroughly awesome fellow.

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  2. I think most of the fans just have a hard time understanding the amount of time you put into this.

    Still, glad to see you back in action!

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  3. Thanks for telling us Rob and bringing Unforgotten Realms into our lives. I can understand all you've been through and I can't wait for URealms to start again.

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  4. Thanks a lot for the update :)

    Don't forget us other fans though Rob, we know how much you've been sacrificing and TRULY appreciate it. Keep in mind that we are far more than those idiots whining about you not getting everything done and that story about you leaving the Escapist.

    Thanks to UR I've had so many great laughs with my friends and I'm not entirely sure what my life would have been like without Kobalds ;D

    So I'll happily wait a couple of weeks more, mine hasn't been shipped yet but that's ok. Take your time

    Best regards

    Simon F. Sweden

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  5. Thanks Rob This is awesome news!!!
    I've been waiting and waiting and hoping and wishing and now UR is back!!! (well it will be!!!) I'm extremely stoked!!! Thanks for all the hard work and thanks to your wife for supporting you as well! Can't wait to see what crazy antics Schmoopy and Elumous will get into next!!!

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  6. Thanks for the post, Rob; it's always nice to have an update.

    I agree with everyone above - this is awesome news. What you've done with this series is simply amazing, and your effort is NOT unappricated. I actually started GMing a homebrew shortly after discovering URealms, and I can't thank you enough for the countless eye-watering laughs we've had due to your series (good god, the number of flares those guys have cast...)

    Due to the percentage-counter, I actually know my DVD is set to be the last one shipped - and I'm utterly cool with that. It'll be worth the wait.

    Thanks again, man. Your effort has not been in for nought.

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  7. Right on my birthday awesome.

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  8. Badass. Looking forward to it all... eeexcept the podcasts which are kinda lame. For the love of god, Rob, please tell me there's a plot to the next season of URealms. :< and gl managing with all the dvds. I can't remember if I ordered one or not, but if I did, I would've been one of the very first to do so.

    high-fives and best of luck.

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  9. Good on ya, Rob. I can't wait to see the new stuff.

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  10. mr rob i didnt know you were canadian! haha and tv show?! ah that would be so cool. well i just got a job again and hope to be purchasing a season from you soon! excitement beyond words. unforgotten realms is the funniest online video series i knowof and i miss it dearly! april 30! =D

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  11. Yes.
    Awesome.

    Also, you should have put it up on TV.
    Wouldn't you have made more money?
    And us Non-Canadians could just order the DVD.

    Which I'd gladly do.
    Because I know that this show will never fall out of style.

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  12. Hey Rob
    Name's Terezar, for what little that's worth lol, and I just wanted to say that I am a huge fan of the series. Big D&D player, and our sessions tend to turn out much like Rob and Mike's, which may or may not scare you. I also wanted to say my piece about the fans.

    The majority of fanboys on the internet think that their being fans of something gives them the right to dictate how it works, what its about, and how they get to it, and its really just foolishness. They think that their staying or leaving is life changing tand that their opinion is the only one that matters. Ahh the internet, it has done so much to humble man has it not?

    All that being said, I say stick with what you enjoy, what you are good at, and if fans want to complain about what you do, they were never real fans to begin with, they are self convinced executive producers lol

    Terezar

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  13. I wish more people read this stuff.It would really help with the ragging on gamedogs and random other trolling.

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  14. I just wanna say that I'm realy thankful that your doing this, UR really is amazing and I love it to peices

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  15. nice update Mr. Moran :)

    lack of updates is really the only thing that bothers me, but it make sense when you have so much to do. to focus on a pretty minor thing would be useless. Well, your true fans are sticking with our nun-chucks and waiting for the newest UR update to come out when its ready. :)

    it was great to hear from you and i am doing something like this (not as big by far) and i do see some sacrifices that needs to be made. mostly just time for me but im sure its about 10 times as worse for you because UR is betting so big and has a lot of things revolving around it.

    and i thank you for those sacrifices taken because in my own opinion UR is REALLY funny. thank you so much for all your effort Mr. Moran, i you truly wish you well and im actually saving a small portion of money from each paycheck to donate to you (because money is tight here) soon.

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  16. Thanks for the update. I can't wait for April 30th. In the meantime goodluck with the DVD shipping. Don't worry about the whinners. You have so many true fans routing for you that you shouldn't let a few negative people bring you down.

    UR Rocks!

    P.S. I really hope you include Rob's mom more in the next season. I hear she's quite the gamer when she's not looking for someone to unstack the dishwasher ;)

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  17. I realy want more unforgotten realms, its So funny i LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Please DO NOT stop makeing unforgotten realms, i will die, t.v. is crap compered to frikin ur, UR IS ALSOME!!!!!! GO Schmoopy, he rocks!!!!!!!!!! UR!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Don't worry. We, the people watching unforgotten realm, support your neverending work to bring entertainment into the boring world.

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  20. Hey, it's the 30th and NO new episode, WHAT THE HELL! I LOVE this show and I've been waiting, but hello? NO, NO, NO NEW EPISODE! I hope I see it tomorrow or I'll throw a hissy fit! (Just kidding about the hissy fit.)

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  21. what the heck dude its may 1st and no episode ive been waiting all month for nothing!!!!!

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  22. Seriously, where is the episode?

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  23. HELLO?!?! where the hell is the new episode?!

    ive been waiting for ages for it and now u just lie!!!

    well good day!


























































    but not a very good one :P

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  24. People, calm down. He obviosly had something more important than posting an episode with no real plot. Wait and I am sure there will be an episode soon.

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  25. I truly respect UR work, and you for creating the show. Take all the time you need to make the new episode/season great but, please, don't give us deadlines and then fail to meet them.

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  26. Yeah, chill out people. I'm quite sure that he's stressed out as it is. Bet he's working on it as fast and good as he can :)

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  27. Can't wait for that DVD to come in!

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  28. Wait, was the episode that Karl the Kolbold thing because if it was, than just wow. Just wow.

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  29. Calm down people, I am also upset that there is not a new episode but this does not mean that it is the end of the world. He will get it up eventually and we will all get to enjoy it. No need to get angry with him.

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  30. has anyone noticed that sir schmoopy comes up twice in the witty wizard banner, the old one and the one we havent seen yet.

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  31. So, by "new episode this Friday" and "DVD mailed by this month" you meant 'no new episode' and 'no DVD'?

    Great business sense, Rob.

    It would be better to post updates claiming you don't know when you'll be done with the DVDs or the new video or to post no updates at all rather than to post false updates.

    How about you go insult your customers and fans in the forums again (http://www.urealms.com/forums/index.php?topic=13279.0) by complaining about how people are mad at you for failing to do what you say you're going to do. Call them "little babies" again. That'll *really* get them on your side.

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  32. Oh Shut up Matt, no need to get angry. It doesn't matter as long as it happens in the next say, two weeks.

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  33. When did the pre-order for the DVD go up? November? Well I placed mine then and have come to this site every day since it was launched waiting for new material. I still don't have that DVD. And he once again just decided not to do what he promised to deliver.

    Whatever. I'll just shelf the DVD when it finally arrives and I won't be back till May next year. If ever.

    Thanks for the few months of occasional laughter.

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  34. Don't tell me to shut up you sycophant. Rob has taken our money and strung us along for months now both with respect to DVDs and new episodes, and he publicly insults people who complain about it. I'm a customer, not a beggar or a fan boy, and I expect at least polite service.

    I could forgive Rob if he had to take a *year* getting orders and episodes out, but it's right out to lead everyone along and insult them at the same time.

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  35. You know what, I think I just figured it out - Rob is dead! Dear Xenu why? WHY?

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  37. wow! you really have to go through and package and mail each dvd individually?!

    There should be some sort of service for this!
    I really think it would be profitable for some company to print package etc. dvd's and then ship them!

    also, the reason my username says "penguin name" is because most of my posts are on blogs pertaining to an mmo known as "club penguin" so just ignore that part please.

    also my sisters desktom backgoung is a drawing of sir schmoopy in a heart shape that she drew, with all the shortcuts placed around the heart shape.

    hope its not too frustrating, or gets less frustrating.

    also about youtube as a home page, I had no idea.

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  38. Ha ha ha, didn,t I tell you guys to give him like a week and he would have it. TAKE THAT! Ok, sorry.

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  39. Rob, you´re the best, dont listen to the assholes that are just being assholes. Keep up the good work

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  41. first of all i want to thank you for the best thing on the internet
    second do you know when #50 will be out? everyone ik is hoping for it
    third we all understand that it is hard and thank you for the hard work and everything you have done its all amazing
    fourth dont listen to the dickfaces on here!

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  42. also whatever you do
    dont stop U.R.

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