Project-iM@S

THE iDOLM@STER => THE iDOLM@STER 2 => Topic started by: Dread Emperor on February 23, 2011, 11:00:21 am

Title: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Dread Emperor on February 23, 2011, 11:00:21 am
Got the notification from Play-Asia an hour ago, that my limited edition first print is heading in my dirrection.

Have plenty of XBL points for the DLC as it's relased, and the Intensity Shuttle is fired up and ready to go; very excited about recording all the news songs! :D
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: swiftnissity on February 23, 2011, 12:02:11 pm
Got the notification from Play-Asia an hour ago, that my limited edition first print is heading in my dirrection.

Have plenty of XBL points for the DLC as it's relased, and the Intensity Shuttle is fired up and ready to go; very excited about recording all the news songs! :D
My limited edition has been shipped too ^^ ( along with the The Idol Master 2 Coordinate Set Unit: A&B and The Idol Master 2 Coordinate Set Unit: C&R )

According to FEDEX it'll arrive tomorrow, yay for being in Australia :D
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: RitsuFan on February 24, 2011, 04:03:34 am
I will have my copy in less than 12 hours. Manual and box scan immediately. My hope is the game is helped through translation, and people buy copies insteadf of just pirate.  :)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: ikuto-sama on February 24, 2011, 04:06:38 am
Wish I had a copy in the mail but I haven't purchased my JP 360 yet (I spent the money organized my Haruka Amami cosplay instead...), but I will definitely purchase the game because I support IM@S. As for everyone getting copies...I look forward to your videos. ^^
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on February 24, 2011, 04:18:53 am
According to the e-mail I got from AmiAmi, it should be shipped out by Friday, maybe.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Himoto on February 24, 2011, 04:28:13 am
I was worried because until a few hours ago, PlayAsia was trying to tell me my dad's credit card wasn't valid.

Thankfully, this situation was resolved without me needing to change anything. I was scared I would have to wait longer... ;_;

And the first thing I'm checking, if possible, will be S4U's quintets. I want relations with 5 girls. D:
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Cael K. on February 24, 2011, 08:42:44 am
Well, just paid. And I just realized I bought a new set of headphones, too.

... That was a lot of money I just dropped at once. But hey, it's 80 Yen to the Dollar now!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Kaminos on February 24, 2011, 10:29:42 am
Thanks to my paypal account, my copy will only be sent in 8 days :'(

With the shiiping time, I'll not be able to play it until mid march :/
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on February 24, 2011, 11:48:37 am
Ohh! I just got my 'Shipped Out' e-mail from Amiami! Awesome!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: hamuzou961 on February 24, 2011, 12:05:55 pm
Ohh! I just got my 'Shipped Out' e-mail from Amiami! Awesome!

same here!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 24, 2011, 12:14:22 pm
Me three!

Okay does anybody know how to use the EMS tracking thing?
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on February 24, 2011, 12:17:42 pm
I believe that AmiAmi provides you the link to a website to use as well.

Just copy/pasta the code into that bar on the right and that should work too.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Maiku_Ando on February 24, 2011, 12:22:21 pm
Me three!

Okay does anybody know how to use the EMS tracking thing?

Me 4 ! (AmiAmi also)

EMS tracking is easy, just go to  http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/ems/delivery/ems_search_en.html

On the right under this image: (http://www.post.japanpost.jp/img/int/top/nb_intro_en.gif) enter your tracking number which AmiAmi gives u in the email and press go. Be aware that once the parcel leaves Japan, the updates are bit slow, but it should track all the way 'home'.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 24, 2011, 04:47:26 pm
Oh, cool.

Quote
Feb 25
0:24    Dispatch from outward office of exchange

!!!

According to a member's post on a popular local forum, the package SHOULD reach my country (Singapore) in the wee hours of the morning, and then the postal service over here will deliver it in the afternoon... fingers crossed! Our postal service is quite screwed up though. They used to work Saturdays but that's no longer the case... so I reaaaally hope they deliver tomorrow!

Funny story: so last year the Youth Olympic Games were held in Singapore, and the organisers enlisted the help of quite a number of volunteers (i.e. no remuneration). As a token of appreciation, however, the organisers offered the volunteers free tickets to the F1 night race in Singapore (which happened a couple of weeks after the YOG).

The organisers kept their promise and mailed out the tickets. But the volunteers only got those tickets in the mail on the Monday AFTER the F1 night race in Singapore (over the weekend). If I remember correctly the organisers mailed the tickets out on Wednesday/Thursday or something... but standard mail delivery procedure here is that it'll take roughly three working days.

Yeah that about sums up a tiny modicum of the hate a lot of people here share for the postal system.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: meltdowner on February 24, 2011, 05:48:24 pm
Mine just came in from play-asia. I forgot how fast Fedex is. Too bad my new cable for the 360 hasn't come in yet.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Elixir on February 24, 2011, 06:35:54 pm
Mine just came in from play-asia. I forgot how fast Fedex is. Too bad my new cable for the 360 hasn't come in yet.

Does the manual have any English? I assume you bought the Asian version, no reason to buy the  Japanese version if you're buying from  Play-Asia.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Maiku_Ando on February 24, 2011, 06:43:56 pm

Yeah that about sums up a tiny modicum of the hate a lot of people here share for the postal system.


Singapore is quite small I know but a couple days is still good, here in the UK stuff from Asia takes weeks or over a month sometimes. Even within the UK the amount of stuff which just disappears or is broken or goes round in circles for a couple weeks is crazy. I was quite happy with the post while I was in SG. I'd be inclined to blame the organisers who posted tickets that close to race day, the sane option would have been to let people collect them surely?

Anyways, best of luck getting it tomorrow!

Does the manual have any English? I assume you bought the Asian version, no reason to buy the  Japanese version if you're buying from  Play-Asia.

I doubt it will but will be interested to know this as well.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: meltdowner on February 24, 2011, 06:45:33 pm
Does the manual have any English? I assume you bought the Asian version, no reason to buy the  Japanese version if you're buying from  Play-Asia.
Only at the end where it talks about connecting to Xbox LIVE. Everything else is in Japanese. It's still a pretty nice manual, though.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 24, 2011, 08:10:38 pm
Singapore is quite small I know but a couple days is still good, here in the UK stuff from Asia takes weeks or over a month sometimes. Even within the UK the amount of stuff which just disappears or is broken or goes round in circles for a couple weeks is crazy. I was quite happy with the post while I was in SG. I'd be inclined to blame the organisers who posted tickets that close to race day, the sane option would have been to let people collect them surely?

Anyways, best of luck getting it tomorrow!

I doubt it will but will be interested to know this as well.

Yeah, that's true, either way the wait's not so bad. But since Singapore's relatively close to Japan I kinda feel a little down on myself for not taking measures to ensure that I get my copy as soon as possible. Like checking my email every so often to make sure I reply to amiami's payment email as soon as they send it, and stuff.

Anyway, thanks! Here's hoping you receive your copy soon too!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Picup on February 24, 2011, 08:17:41 pm
I think when one AmiAmi person posts, everyone else is about the same (unless you ordered something else).  Mine is still sitting in Japan.  It dawned on me that they were using EMS as well, so I probably won't get my copy in until next week...

Hopefully Vancouver won't hold it hostage like they've done to my other stuff (stuck in customs for a few hours...)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Sakura on February 24, 2011, 10:03:22 pm
Mine says On FedEx vehicle for delivery.
I was going to order off HMV or something, but EMS is kind of slow, so I went with Play-Asia and FedEx.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Makoto on February 25, 2011, 12:52:46 am
Ordered from Play-asia as well, and apparently my copy is an Alaska.

Should receive it in a day or two.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 25, 2011, 07:06:46 am
Looks like I'll have to wait till Monday/Tuesday to get mine.

Never ever in my life will I use EMS ever again (if I have a choice). Fedex (and Play-Asia) is just so much faster and I'm not saving much. What really pisses me off is that the package is due to arrive in Singapore tomorrow late morning... which pretty much means I gotta wait till over the weekend.

Coming from the perspective of an Asian (in Singapore), that is.

Was ordering from AmiAmi for that special preorder bonus trump card worth all that hassle, huh KIRBYSIM? Was it worth watching you kick yourself in the foot over not being able to play right now KIRBYSIM was it?

Sigh... I don't even want to log into Xbox Live now and see all the Japanese folks on my friends' list enjoying their iMAS2.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Sakura on February 25, 2011, 09:24:32 am
Looks like I'll have to wait till Monday/Tuesday to get mine.

Never ever in my life will I use EMS ever again (if I have a choice). Fedex (and Play-Asia) is just so much faster and I'm not saving much. What really pisses me off is that the package is due to arrive in Singapore tomorrow late morning... which pretty much means I gotta wait till over the weekend.

Coming from the perspective of an Asian (in Singapore), that is.

Was ordering from AmiAmi for that special preorder bonus trump card worth all that hassle, huh KIRBYSIM? Was it worth watching you kick yourself in the foot over not being able to play right now KIRBYSIM was it?

Sigh... I don't even want to log into Xbox Live now and see all the Japanese folks on my friends' list enjoying their iMAS2.

The good thing at least with EMS for me, is that I never get charged customs or anything. When FedEx came to my door earlier today, they wanted 25 dollars. Though, I don't know how it is in Singapore.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 25, 2011, 10:56:39 am
You mean, $25 on top of whatever you paid for FedEx shipping via Play-Asia?
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: BT2 on February 25, 2011, 11:01:56 am
You mean, $25 on top of whatever you paid for FedEx shipping via Play-Asia?
Of course, what else?

Be happy some of you aren't in a country that makes you bleed because their governement hates EMS.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Picup on February 25, 2011, 11:06:24 am
I can sympathize with Sakura.  I think my Dad was grumbling something like he had to pay extra to FedEX when my J360 came in a few months back on top of the shipping we already paid to Play-Asia.  One of the packages I ordered from a different site, that used EMS, just asked me to sign my name so they knew I got the package.

I also get randomly taxed on some things I import from play asia (iirc, Dearly Stars DS, and some other CDs).  |: I don't get it sometimes.

For me, ordering things from Play-asia is a hit or a miss.  we'll see how AmiAmi goes.

But, for those who do have their copies from play-asia, did you get the Little Match Girl DLC card? (and the WS card I think that came with it).  Someone was mentioning it today in IRC i forgot who I'm really sorry that they didn't get it (because they got the asian version I think).
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 25, 2011, 12:08:30 pm
Of course, what else?

Be happy some of you aren't in a country that makes you bleed because their governement hates EMS.

Sir, if I may.

I'm no expert on shipping services, or internet shopping in general. Neither have I ever picked the FedEx option when ordering from Play-Asia. I don't think it's fair of you to assume that I should know about this.

Some people want it cheap. Some people want it fast. I wanted it fast, I'm willing to pay, but I picked the wrong option based on a lack of information. That's all, no need to be harsh.

And of course, I empathise with everyone who's unable to get their iMAS2 groovin' even though the game's already out.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Maiku_Ando on February 25, 2011, 02:29:04 pm
I've not had any problems with EMS, and dosnt take too long for me usually. Stuff from play asia is really bad tho, takes ages for them to ship it, then its really really slow and takes weeks unless you pay a fortune for it.

And then you still have the risk of paying import duty on it (country / government dependant), which I had to on my xbox 360. The stupid part of that is that the driver turnes up and expects cash. Company dosnt even consider I was at work, fortunatly I had a decent driver and after I phoned up the office, paid by card and called the driver back on his mobile he said hed drop it off later on his way back. That was UPS I think.

My IM@S 2 appears to be in flight somewhere still :/
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on February 25, 2011, 02:49:40 pm
Ah, Play-Asia, kind of a hit or miss with me, unless I get FedEx or something. One of my items took a whole month to get here before. ~_~

Mine has been 'dispatched from the outward office of exchange', not sure what that means though... My copy will probably show up sometime next week, which is understandable. Considering I live on East Coast USA.

Either way, probably gonna skip a class or two to get it at the door. Unless Dad is willing to stay at home for a while.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Makoto on February 25, 2011, 05:23:41 pm
Oh crap, I totally forgot about customs.

I ordered my copy from Play-asia using UPS(and I live in America). Is it possible they'll charge me for customs?

Nevermind, Just got it right now. UPS is fast and easy, only really took 1 day.

Now... if I can only play the game.. J360 is still on it's way.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: meltdowner on February 25, 2011, 05:30:16 pm
But, for those who do have their copies from play-asia, did you get the Little Match Girl DLC card? (and the WS card I think that came with it).  Someone was mentioning it today in IRC i forgot who I'm really sorry that they didn't get it (because they got the asian version I think).

That was me. I'm sure if you preordered the Japanese version early enough, you should get it. Play-asia seems like a company that gives out preorder bonuses to those that order first. The whole company is a hit-or-miss.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on February 26, 2011, 05:17:38 am
Holy Shit, just got word that it arrived in some offices in NY. Ufufu, that means I'll probably get it on Monday, awesome!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 26, 2011, 06:53:21 am
Holy Shit, just got word that it arrived in some offices in NY. Ufufu, that means I'll probably get it on Monday, awesome!

Congrats!

Still no word on my side... sigh. You'd think that maybe living in a country that's 3200 miles away from Japan in terms of physical distance, and one-hour away in terms of time-zone would mean that I'd be enjoying this sooner... sigh...

That's okay I think I'll go get myself distracted with some schoolwork or something. The excitement for the game has just completely been killed for me - I'll obviously still enjoy playing the game when I get it, but it's just not the same as playing on the day of release. It's just not the same.

For me that's a really important part of the experience - my game-buying habits pretty much boil down to, I either buy it on day-one or I don't buy it at all (cos the next big game's always just around the corner); with the sole exception of multiplayer games that my friends ask me to get so we can play together.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on February 26, 2011, 05:06:18 pm
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/kururu2/Stuff002-1.jpg)

IT CAME EARLY!

Camera glare on Miki though. =P
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: ProjectAria on February 26, 2011, 07:47:36 pm
I just got my copy in the mail about an hour ago!

Whats everybody worker id number?

Here is mine (http://gensokyo.pestermom.com/Images/IMG_1787.JPG)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 26, 2011, 07:56:55 pm
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/kururu2/Stuff002-1.jpg)

IT CAME EARLY!

Camera glare on Miki though. =P

At least EMS worked out fine for one of us.  :-\ Am I the most unlucky SOB in the world or what?

Seriously though, enjoy the game. :)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: ProjectAria on February 26, 2011, 08:07:25 pm
At least EMS worked out fine for one of us.  :-\ Am I the most unlucky SOB in the world or what?

Seriously though, enjoy the game. :)

BT2 is kind of unlucky he was unable to change his shipping from SAL to EMS with amiami. 

Too bad I we can't battle online anymore, I would of took you all down with Project Fairy!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on February 26, 2011, 08:09:37 pm
I am Producer No. 090196!

I am now going to record some gameplay data!

Edit: Actually, maybe not yet. Plans will be put on hold for now.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Picup on February 26, 2011, 08:14:54 pm
...

Mine's... been on "Dispatch from outward office of exchange" for the last two days.

orz.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Cael K. on February 26, 2011, 08:25:03 pm
For me that's a really important part of the experience - my game-buying habits pretty much boil down to, I either buy it on day-one or I don't buy it at all (cos the next big game's always just around the corner); with the sole exception of multiplayer games that my friends ask me to get so we can play together.

I'm usually the exact opposite. I have no qualms grabbing games used, and will usually do so because I'd rather get games cheaper than newer. It's easier on my wallet (meaning I can spend more money on merchandising -_-;).

In fact, I'm kinda wondering whether or not any other game I get this year will have actually come out this year.

EDIT: ... Come to think of it... I still have two units I'm producing in 1. Hmm...
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Sakura on February 26, 2011, 09:29:37 pm
But, for those who do have their copies from play-asia, did you get the Little Match Girl DLC card? (and the WS card I think that came with it).  Someone was mentioning it today in IRC i forgot who I'm really sorry that they didn't get it (because they got the asian version I think).

I got my DLC card. Though I ordered the Japanese version, and not the Asian version.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Dread Emperor on February 27, 2011, 09:50:47 am
Well blimey, living in a up market(ish) part of Melbourne has paid off; my EMS-sent copy arrived today... On a SUNDAY!!  :o

(Sorry for the insane size.)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/th_2011-02-27192827.jpg) (http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/?action=view&current=2011-02-27192827.jpg)


My copy is the Japanese limited edition; which meant....

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/th_2011-02-27192844.jpg) (http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/?action=view&current=2011-02-27192844.jpg)

LITTLE MATCH GIRL! :D

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/th_littlematchgirl.jpg) (http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/?action=view&current=littlematchgirl.jpg)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Elixir on February 27, 2011, 09:58:04 am
140 mb, lol. It forces you to download the entire  catalogue?
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: hamuzou961 on February 27, 2011, 10:09:14 am
140 mb, lol. It forces you to download the entire  catalogue?

instead of downloading a bunch of  little items, you just download the entire catalog. when you buy items in the catalog, they are unlocked. so you are basically downloading all the items but paying for just the ones you want.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Dread Emperor on February 27, 2011, 10:25:53 am
Yeah, that's how it goes when buying iDOLM@STER gear off the market place. First time downloading a song may take a while, but each one there after shows as "downloaded as soon as you buy it.

Mean while... I'm already trigger happy with my recording gear. :D

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/th_01c5d0a7.jpg) (http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/?action=view&current=01c5d0a7.jpg)

Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Elixir on February 27, 2011, 11:26:16 pm
(http://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images/fotolife/e/elixir68k/20110228/20110228092845.jpg)

Got mine.

What are you supposed to do with the producer card?
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: BT2 on February 27, 2011, 11:36:47 pm
What are you supposed to do with the producer card?

You show them off?
Or liek, you could get a security or id badge holder and use them for Producer cosplay?
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Dread Emperor on February 28, 2011, 12:52:50 am
You register the producer card's serial number at the Lalabit Market, which gives you early pre-order access to the live concerts and other Idolm@ster events.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Cael K. on February 28, 2011, 12:56:31 am
You register the producer card's serial number at the Lalabit Market, which gives you early pre-order access to the live concerts and other Idolm@ster events.

... Assuming you can get to Japan for them. ^^;
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Picup on February 28, 2011, 01:08:25 am
Mine has finally arrived in Vancouver.

>: customs don't be mean please.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Sakura on February 28, 2011, 06:08:07 am
Mine has finally arrived in Vancouver.

>: customs don't be mean please.
They'll only hold it for a few days.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on February 28, 2011, 06:17:42 am
I just screamed like a little girl when I walked into my room.

Okay, not really. But you get my point.

*Begins combing through requests thread*

P.S. Where do you guys usually upload your photos to? I wanted to share my crappy pic of iMAS2 + Catherine game boxes, but then I realised that there's no phot upload feature in this forum, I don't use a photo-upload service, and that I should really be digging in.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Sakura on February 28, 2011, 08:29:44 am
I just screamed like a little girl when I walked into my room.

Okay, not really. But you get my point.

*Begins combing through requests thread*

P.S. Where do you guys usually upload your photos to? I wanted to share my crappy pic of iMAS2 + Catherine game boxes, but then I realised that there's no phot upload feature in this forum, I don't use a photo-upload service, and that I should really be digging in.
You could use http://imageshack.us/ it doesn't require registration or anything.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Maiku_Ando on February 28, 2011, 02:36:25 pm
Mine has been in the UK since the 26th waiting for customs, I had hoped it would arrive today but the status page hasnt changed, unless it has arrived ant not updated yet (I'm not at home to check).

Yeah, that's how it goes when buying iDOLM@STER gear off the market place. First time downloading a song may take a while, but each one there after shows as "downloaded as soon as you buy it.

Mean while... I'm already trigger happy with my recording gear. :D

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/th_01c5d0a7.jpg) (http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/Dread_Emperor/?action=view&current=01c5d0a7.jpg)

Is that a Yukiho pantsu I spot there? and is Makoto's outfit transparent? lol
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Saturos on March 01, 2011, 03:13:08 am
Is that a Yukiho pantsu I spot there? and is Makoto's outfit transparent? lol

more like tight boxers. and i do not see the transparency.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Cael K. on March 01, 2011, 04:22:49 am
... The concerns of life mean no more to me. I have found bliss.

From Producer number 033074.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Rofomet on March 01, 2011, 08:38:44 am
I got mine on the 26th.

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/2899/unvjp.jpg)

My card is 031695.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Elixir on March 01, 2011, 09:17:21 am
You register the producer card's serial number at the Lalabit Market, which gives you early pre-order access to the live concerts and other Idolm@ster events.

Really, that's it?

(lol galgun)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Picup on March 02, 2011, 12:29:13 am
my camera SUCKS. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUwZyNEquJ0)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Aya Kyunik on March 02, 2011, 04:44:34 pm
Still...waiting...for...mine >.<

Gah, I still need to get galgun too >.<
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Maiku_Ando on March 03, 2011, 12:07:48 am
ok so mine was held in customs from the 26th to the 1st, then they released it with a tax charge and a handleing fee, 14 pounds for tax and 13 for handeling.....(what a rip off)...but... they are sending me a letter to tell me to pay the charge... a leter in the post.. which I have to wait for, then pay the charge, then they will eventually deliver it.

So I decided to phone them...but they wouldnt let me pay the charges because i have to wait until it arrives at the local depo...even tho they know its on the way to them from their neighboring depo and is due the next day, then I can phone them, and pay it - apparently.

So I phone them the next day, and the person who answers insists that I have to wait for the letter first, so that I can read them the number which they put on the letter back to them on the phone so they can take payment... (what?)

I argued with them and they finally decided to co-operate and take the money using the parcel tracking number - after I answered like 10 questions on who sent it, what was in it and my address. I'm offering them money to deliver it to the address wirtten on the package, what posible gain would there be to me if it wasnt my package, or even what difference it would make as it still goes to the same place?

But anyway....they still wont deliver it yet, I'll have to wait till tomorow insted. And still be there to sign for it. But they don't gives times, so it could be any time from 8am to 6pm. And they wonder why people hate the UK postal system... next time i'm paying for DHL.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on March 03, 2011, 06:45:23 am
ok so mine was held in customs from the 26th to the 1st, then they released it with a tax charge and a handleing fee, 14 pounds for tax and 13 for handeling.....(what a rip off)...but... they are sending me a letter to tell me to pay the charge... a leter in the post.. which I have to wait for, then pay the charge, then they will eventually deliver it.

So I decided to phone them...but they wouldnt let me pay the charges because i have to wait until it arrives at the local depo...even tho they know its on the way to them from their neighboring depo and is due the next day, then I can phone them, and pay it - apparently.

So I phone them the next day, and the person who answers insists that I have to wait for the letter first, so that I can read them the number which they put on the letter back to them on the phone so they can take payment... (what?)

I argued with them and they finally decided to co-operate and take the money using the parcel tracking number - after I answered like 10 questions on who sent it, what was in it and my address. I'm offering them money to deliver it to the address wirtten on the package, what posible gain would there be to me if it wasnt my package, or even what difference it would make as it still goes to the same place?

But anyway....they still wont deliver it yet, I'll have to wait till tomorow insted. And still be there to sign for it. But they don't gives times, so it could be any time from 8am to 6pm. And they wonder why people hate the UK postal system... next time i'm paying for DHL.

I'm sorry to hear that. :(

But yeah after buying this game and reading about the posts here I'm starting to appreciate those DHL/FedEx/UPS advertisements.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Maiku_Ando on March 04, 2011, 01:40:50 am
I'm sorry to hear that. :(

But yeah after buying this game and reading about the posts here I'm starting to appreciate those DHL/FedEx/UPS advertisements.

Yup totally, don't wanna be using EMS again...

But! its finally arrived !!! And straight away I was in S4U and had Yukiho, Chihaya, Makoto, Haruka and Takane doing the world is all one in the shiny blue outfits (like the little match girl pv). Amazed at how good it looks.

I got all the special bits as well from Amiami so that was good. Anyone know what the money/points stack of cash/paper is for?

Only downside was that the bottom little clip thing that is meant to hold the manual inside the box was broken and loose inside the case :( It dosnt appear to have damaged anything (like the disc) so thats ok. Not sure if its worth mentioning to amiami or not as its just the case, but a little shame really.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Elixir on March 04, 2011, 01:46:55 am
EMS is great, it's living in the UK that isn't. If you even remotely touch UPS you'll have to deal with the same process.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: BT2 on March 04, 2011, 03:19:44 am
I got all the special bits as well from Amiami so that was good. Anyone know what the money/points stack of cash/paper is for?
It´s for an alt. game called Yayoi no Uh-Uuu.
See them numbers and text on them cards, it's for that game?
There's a manual on how to play the game inserted.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Kaminos on March 08, 2011, 04:44:55 pm
Mine is finally sent \o/
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Soth on March 08, 2011, 05:46:28 pm
Mine was sent by EMS 5 days ago, and now is hold in customs :-[ Considering that I bought a Japanese Xbox along with it, most likely I'll have to pay taxes and wait more days until the custom clearance is over...  :'(
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Sanger _somvold on March 10, 2011, 09:00:30 pm
Today, I received two parcel...

(http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p9mzFg_ig9ST7-iPhE9jwt3ApcoqKNzgUiKbEXn0xcdXmm_SIH5Y7sjtqJetMbd0RGGyjPeWKDwMMeBjt0Au4d9e-MpFKIV3q/The%20idolm%40ster%202%20-%2001.JPG?psid=1) (http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pEVbzY_3pqBl5GzjZxhLyc9P1j_BNgIAAv3WOLxkwitf6Ba5DCG8uOohVXZ4x7niOkM7lGnyMb5cLHLn1HKYHKkxC1eh9ONC9/The%20idolm%40ster%202%20-%2001.JPG?psid=1)

(http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1ptcmyPZbFjlq63YlKZ3oXeZVl5CxQD9A1ceuqoOD6B_DOFnvpjyiJhoP_9i2l9bzEP9Ujj4GRFVcaGuzx5PK7FruGHOeKzM7L/The%20idolm%40ster%202%20-%2002.JPG?psid=1) (http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1ptcmyPZbFjlq63YlKZ3oXeZVl5CxQD9A1U-nbL0h2iYhErTTbpbPjM7BHm-fUTRIclCekBz2mvrQzdvVftbPYaUK9eluQ7hoP/The%20idolm%40ster%202%20-%2002.JPG?psid=1)

(http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1ploY1UhCbmNV2WEGOF2gLyqzQEZZDy9GleAO8ATjRDdCmgsscF480YD4FmeQlJP5_HLVQjy5kmZgl8KfbTkUDhNint4wf2P_9/The%20idolm%40ster%202%20-%2003.JPG?psid=1) (http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p_0O-0VxcTsa4ItZ9fCjdxfEKyMBfnGAxYEuRePuvi2zjDF52GDNWhpGTTeu8D-eJomvxNGaF-wxCIESx13wKtMEilfYFhbBo/The%20idolm%40ster%202%20-%2003.JPG?psid=1)

(http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p9H_F9J10pSVx-A7eUAcHx5tUioInrCI6_n_4U_d7kO720M_L_ptOrmglEDGoTM_IoxJC8QXJTn-VVyCZHLHkJw0zhASm-NkK/The%20idolm%40ster%202%20-%2004.JPG?psid=1) (http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p9H_F9J10pSVx-A7eUAcHx5tUioInrCI6khbns1hyGxLG5MPmPN13nEGymDUV7DC01hrKmwRTUFYPjgBWeCuy94P32yqQ03Yf/The%20idolm%40ster%202%20-%2004.JPG?psid=1)

My collection complete~♪

(http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pujq8PIU7CGxShad5YmzThna1m8j_xXrHiWXdJaa1YQ0_mMWFZXlK_ThuUhtycVdNlZE5Gyje2IimrWrYQB7WuFqSWRhGQcqo/The%20Idolm%40ster.JPG?psid=1) (http://szfotq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pOSO3Z7UdZ1DNaEwADkc1QaejaeHMzI7yEQTqul0Z86MnFn1sdgd7flC69QhHxDc6tZjp4YbzvpDIJxoRzRURzp_r0AUbbEk2/The%20Idolm%40ster.JPG?psid=1)

P.S. I Pay Taxes on 213 Baht (US$ 7) = Minimun daily wage in Bangkok Thailand
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Elixir on March 10, 2011, 09:09:27 pm
Why did you buy 2 copies of the L4U LE?

And iM@S2 pretty much makes the rest of the series irrelevant, and I'm saying that after having bought 80% of L4U DLC.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Sanger _somvold on March 10, 2011, 09:33:41 pm
Why did you buy 2 copies of the L4U LE?

And iM@S2 pretty much makes the rest of the series irrelevant, and I'm saying that after having bought 80% of L4U DLC.

My friends travel to Japan and buy a souvenir for me.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: TweenDoriru on March 14, 2011, 11:56:48 pm
I'm still in a bit of awe, that I managed to order a first print/limited edition at this point (or at all, really XD). I am now broke.

Now I just have to hope that Play-Asia doesn't mess it up...or that Fed-Ex doesn't lose my package...
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on March 15, 2011, 01:52:55 pm
I'm still in a bit of awe, that I managed to order a first print/limited edition at this point (or at all, really XD). I am now broke.

Now I just have to hope that Play-Asia doesn't mess it up...or that Fed-Ex doesn't lose my package...

About time! :)

Hopefully the stocks are with Play-Asia at their local warehouses or something; today I went to the site and there was this big note plastered over the front page about how the quake disaster has affected their partners over there in Japan (hopefully everyone's alright).

Do keep us posted! I'm counting on Play-Asia and Fed-Ex for Otomedius Excellent coming next week, and I hope they don't disappoint!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on March 16, 2011, 01:09:12 pm
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but does anybody have a Play-Asia coupon code that I could use? Doesn't matter if it's for 50USD or 100USD purchases and above.

Send me a PM if you have a code to spare! Thanks!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: enigmaopoeia on March 16, 2011, 01:44:05 pm
I usually check here (http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175417) for any Play-Asia coupon codes.  Sometimes I even post my own left over coupon codes.

I apologize if it is against the rules to link to another place.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Aya Kyunik on March 16, 2011, 07:09:47 pm
Finally got my copy @_@

(http://moeidolatry.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/imas2/thumb/imas2_th.jpg)
Larger image at Moé Idolatry (http://moeidolatry.com/2011/03/the-idolmster-2/).

Gah, I forgot to take photos of the 4 controller covers... even though I only got 2 controllers...

I prolly should of gotten the Lawson LE too...but I'm trying to save moeny >.< gah~
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on March 16, 2011, 08:01:18 pm
I usually check here (http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175417) for any Play-Asia coupon codes.  Sometimes I even post my own left over coupon codes.

I apologize if it is against the rules to link to another place.

I don't know if it's against the rules either, but I appreciate the info; had been searching high and low on Google for a good site for these things for a couple of days.

Anyway, Sanger _somvold, being the awesome guy he is, PMed me a code so I'm happy as a lark Aya Kyunik. :D Many thanks!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Sanger _somvold on March 17, 2011, 03:02:30 pm
Anyway, Sanger _somvold, being the awesome guy he is, PMed me a code so I'm happy as a lark Aya Kyunik. :D Many thanks!

Thank You!!  ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Takatsuki on April 11, 2011, 02:25:13 am
I just got mine 3 days ago! ^^
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: KIRBYSIM on April 11, 2011, 06:48:07 pm
I just got mine 3 days ago! ^^

PAIHIGH-TOUCH!!! :D
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Takatsuki on April 16, 2011, 02:43:13 am
PAIHIGH-TOUCH!!! :D

O////O Ecchi! XD
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Mind M@ster on May 22, 2011, 11:14:06 am
I'm just wondering if I can get Little Match Girl from the Limited Edition from PlayAsia?
http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2_First_Print_Limited_Edition/paOS-13-71-br-49-en-70-42dx.html

I just don't know if Little Match Girl comes with it! Does anyone know? I really want to be sure, even though I'll still get it anyways.

Although I REALLY wish I could get it from amiami since I'd get those playing cards, but they're sold out. ARGGGGGGGGGG
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Setsuna on May 22, 2011, 02:39:24 pm
I'm just wondering if I can get Little Match Girl from the Limited Edition from PlayAsia?
http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2_First_Print_Limited_Edition/paOS-13-71-br-49-en-70-42dx.html

I just don't know if Little Match Girl comes with it! Does anyone know? I really want to be sure, even though I'll still get it anyways.

Although I REALLY wish I could get it from amiami since I'd get those playing cards, but they're sold out. ARGGGGGGGGGG

The Limited edition doesn't actually keep the Little Match Girl DLC card INSIDE the game - they came as a small extra item not packaged with the game itself.

If they have the DLC extra is a question to ask the vendor in question, more or less. Worse comes to worse it'll show up eventually as a 200MS point deal I imagine (They did this with Shiny Smile for L4U) although it took them nearly 8 months to release it.

It's a gamble of course, but I sincerely doubt they'd want to completely lock everyone out.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Ku Yong on May 23, 2011, 11:18:36 am
Yeah, play-asia will send you a package with the game and the card for Little Match Girl (and others game extras that are not in the game box), so you'll be able to download it.

At least, that's what happened to me when I bought the game (got the same version, from play-asia too) so it should be fine with you too
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Mind M@ster on May 23, 2011, 06:02:12 pm
Yeah, play-asia will send you a package with the game and the card for Little Match Girl (and others game extras that are not in the game box), so you'll be able to download it.

At least, that's what happened to me when I bought the game (got the same version, from play-asia too) so it should be fine with you too
Really!? Thank you, I feel a lot more reassured now!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Mind M@ster on June 06, 2011, 03:00:33 am
Just successfully ordered my Limited Edition. And it got discounted by $5 a few days ago, I got some last minute luck~

I paid extra for FedEx shipping so it cost $112.99 total for me. Now comes the Japanese Xbox 360...
That'll have to wait awhile.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: animagic4u on June 06, 2011, 11:21:06 pm
Waiting for Toysnjoys to ship already...I hope they weren't sold out and just forgot to change it.

edit: naturally, they are on back order of both of the games I bought.
Does anyone know who has idolm@ster 2 (the non first print edition) in stock?
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: BT2 on June 07, 2011, 07:02:24 pm
Waiting for Toysnjoys to ship already...I hope they weren't sold out and just forgot to change it.
Toysnjoys :|
I´d be more amazed if they actually have stuff in stock.
They only get negative reviews on the net and my personal experience with them was horrible.

I tried ordering stuff from them once and it took them nearly 2 weeks to tell me something was out of stock and when I told them I wanted to cancel the order they assured me it´d be in stock again in 1-2 weeks to trick me into withdrawing my cancellation. I yielded.
Waiting for another week I got a message telling me they couldn´t fulfill my order and they´d cancel my order.
The next day I got a message telling me they finally had it in stock and asked me if I still wanted it and thus I cancelled my cancellation. 2 weeks later I still hadn´t heard anything from them thus I filed a paypal claim and got my money back.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: animagic4u on June 07, 2011, 07:05:41 pm
Toysnjoys :|
I´d be more amazed if they actually have stuff in stock.
They only get negative reviews on the net and my personal experience with them was horrible.

Yeah, think I'm just gonna ask for my money back. Saving up for a bjd anyway, so I don't really care anymore.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Mind M@ster on June 08, 2011, 08:27:47 pm
Got mine today!
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z443/Mastermind115/1307558028.jpg)
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z443/Mastermind115/1307558049.jpg)
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z443/Mastermind115/1307555753.jpg)(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z443/Mastermind115/1307555861.jpg)

With all the extras and Little Match Girl DLC!
I recommend buying it from Play-Asia like I did, and get FedEx shipping.
http://www.play-asia.com/The_Idolmster_2_First_Print_Limited_Edition/paOS-13-71-br-49-en-70-42dx.html

Ordered it Sunday evening, also set up my Paypal the same day, and it got here Wednesday morning!
Although, I can't play it for awhile, I'm glad to have my own!


Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: animagic4u on June 08, 2011, 08:54:48 pm
I was gonna buy it from them 'til they ran out of stock of the not first print edition.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Mind M@ster on June 08, 2011, 09:22:18 pm
Ah, I understand. I guess I'm lucky I had the money to get the Limited Edition, and that I wanted it anyways.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: animagic4u on June 09, 2011, 05:21:15 am
Does anyone know anyone who has it in stock and ships to America?  :'(
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: ~Lyssa~ on July 12, 2011, 06:08:34 pm
Does anyone know anyone who has it in stock and ships to America?  :'(

I bought from someone on ebay yesterday and I'm getting the limited edition version :) Did you want me to send you the link via pm or something? (It's pricey though but shipping is free :D)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: pariah164 on July 13, 2011, 01:34:40 am
Last I checked, Play-Asia had it in stock...
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 13, 2011, 01:36:17 am
Last I checked, Play-Asia had it in stock...
I do believe she wants the standard edition, and not the limited edition. Play-Asia's been sold out of the standard edition for ages...
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: pariah164 on July 13, 2011, 07:47:17 am
I do believe she wants the standard edition, and not the limited edition. Play-Asia's been sold out of the standard edition for ages...
Ah, I was confused; thought it didn't matter. :P
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: 808drumline on August 09, 2011, 12:50:57 am
How much does it cost to get it delivered from Japan to North America? I'm thinking I might buy the PS3 version when it comes out ^^
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: animagic4u on August 09, 2011, 05:45:43 am
How much does it cost to get it delivered from Japan to North America? I'm thinking I might buy the PS3 version when it comes out ^^

EMS is based on weight but it's usually about $20-$30 dollars.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Compassionate Sadist on December 20, 2011, 09:38:17 pm
I'm FINALLY getting my hands on iM@S 2 for PS3 for Christmas. ♥  Hopefully, I'll be able to buy some DLC, too.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Garraboa on December 25, 2011, 08:56:25 am
I'm assuming some people here are expecting to get their copies on christmas. I actually got my copy along with other games early this month, but decided it would be better if I waited. Needless to say, I'm so pumped I cant sleep! I'll try and watch some cartoons so the wait is more bearable. Anyways, I'll be joining the rank of producers soon!  ;D
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Compassionate Sadist on December 25, 2011, 03:29:07 pm
Merry Christmas!!

I got my copy...but the manual and cover is in Korean. Was iM@S 2 PS3 ever officially released in Korea? It looks legit, but I'm wondering if it could be a bootleg...
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Setsuna on December 25, 2011, 04:25:03 pm
Merry Christmas!!

I got my copy...but the manual and cover is in Korean. Was iM@S 2 PS3 ever officially released in Korea? It looks legit, but I'm wondering if it could be a bootleg...

No, there was a Korean release. In Japanese, but it is an official release, as far as I am aware.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Compassionate Sadist on December 25, 2011, 09:24:47 pm
Oh, I see. Thanks very much.  :)
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Elixir on December 26, 2011, 06:37:59 am
Still waiting for the price to drop until I bother.
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: DereDereAngel on January 06, 2012, 12:42:46 pm
Still waiting for the price to drop until I bother.

If you're buying online... you're going to be waiting a LONG time. Imports don't really come  down in price much. There are a few exceptions, but they're few and far between.

If you have access to a JP retail store, then that'd be much more promising!
Title: Re: So... Who's copies are on the way?
Post by: Elixir on January 06, 2012, 02:35:29 pm
If you're buying online... you're going to be waiting a LONG time. Imports don't really come  down in price much. There are a few exceptions, but they're few and far between.

If you have access to a JP retail store, then that'd be much more promising!

I am fortunate enough that I can order from Amazon.jp, but it's 6,499 yen new, 6,380 used. I think the anime really kept the price up.

I already have the 360 version so I don't really care but I kind of want to stick to using my 360 for 2D games only.