Well, I’m back on the grid and ready to drop some updates. But to be honest, the notion of writing a long-winded blog post to fill you all in on my San Diego Comic Con 2014 experience, update plans for the DCV, social media launches, and the state of my liver after the heavy boozing over the last two weeks seems exhausting. So I’m just going to let this one flow ‘stream of consciousness’ style and see where it takes us. I hope to be brief. I also hope I’m wearing briefs because I just pissed myself with boredom (that’s a thing, right?).
First off, SDCC 2014 was incredible albeit lacking in energy and pizzazz. This year felt… smaller. I don’t know quite how to describe it. Missing was the grand spectacle of previous year’s booths, which would blow your mind as you first walked on the exhibit floor. Also seemingly in smaller numbers were the cosplayers. I honestly don’t recall seeing even one single Power Girl. Seriously. How the fuck was there no Power Girl cosplay? That’s usually the go-to cosplay for chicks who want to show off their magnificent rack. And finally, the crowd itself just seemed to be lacking the enthusiasm and energy of years past. It was a very low-energy vibe I got this year…
The store will be down for a little while for maintenance.
Should be up soon…
So don’t worry, you can pickup your comics soon again.
Store up again.
1 bug with a cart always visible remaining.
We are working on fixing that, all should work for the rest.
Should you have any issues, please clear your cache and try again.
Xip signing off
Those of you who enjoyed the induction of Ember Riley into the Dark Rift universe might be pleased to know that you won’t have to wait until her first official DCV comic appearance to enjoy her nude 3D turntable. Just check out the bottom right of the website and you’ll find a freshly rendered turntable of the young lass, showing off her lovely curves. Kendra has been replaced, but there might be a future repository somewhere (maybe a submenu under the Animations tab) for older 3D turntables. We’ll see…
And speaking of animations, we revamped the Animations page. You no longer have to leave the page to view them. Instead, they are embedded directly in the page streaming from a video player that we integrated some months back but just hadn’t had time to get up and running. We added some animations from the first two DCV-enabled comic releases for new visitors to sample and whet their appetite on, though likely most of you have already seen those.
Unfortunately I have some bad news from Epoch:
The Dossier release for tomorrow has been delayed till the weekend.
Since the previous weekend, Epoch has been having big issues with his main render pc.
Also he ran into some bugs with Octane, that delayed his other pc because he had to correct the bug manually to get the High Quality you are used to from Epoch.
Hopefully today after some new hardware, Epoch’s main pc will do be back in business.
And then can get back on track with the renders.
Apologies for the delay, but sometimes trouble comes in three. This was one of those times.
Signing off to find Epoch some ice to cool down…
**** update 12 March 2014 ****
Well bad stuff happens in three… true. The new vidcard for 2d was Doa. With some tinking the main pc is now at least running again. Updated the top slider to show the new date… a very small preview of the hotness that is Ember!.
*** update 15 March ***
Talked to Epoch just now. He’s finishing the last renders (takes hours for 1 render) and finishup up the product setup.
If all goes as excepted it should be live at 2pm PDT!
So hold on to your hats, it’s going to be wild ride.