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03-28-2002, 04:07 PM
If you pre-ordered JO, will it come the 28th? It says that USPS has shipped it, but the mail-man drove by my house today without stopping. I think I read at lucasarts.com (where i ordered it) that if you pre-ordered it should get there 27th or 28th. Is that only for Collector's Edition?

03-28-2002, 05:09 PM
I pre-ordered the game through LEC with free shipment. It arrived at the postal office this morning. I went there to pick it up myself instead of waiting until 2 p.m. for the carrier to deliver it. So far it rocks!! I played soem MP and it is fun like hell.......I still have some problems with the force powers though.....I just don't seem to be able to contrel em'......ehehe

03-28-2002, 05:25 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID. sorry for that but the mail man went by my house and i don't have jedi outcast in my hand. it isn't in my hand!!!!!!!!!! i don't get it. if i pre-order online shouldn't i get it before the game is released in stores. doesn't that make sense? or at least i should get the game on the day it comes out. i don't get why lec didn't ship earlier for people like me who live on the east coast. WHY ISN'T IT HERE??!?!??!??!?!

03-28-2002, 05:48 PM
OMFG!!!! The mail man is parked outside my house and hes just sitting there reading the paper. He already delivered the letters and there was no package. is he supposed to go back to the truck to pick it up? Gawd this is torture :mad:

03-28-2002, 05:54 PM
I'm very dissappointed right now, as I have still not gotten the game after the mail was delivered, today, the 28th. Very unhappy. Don't think I will be preordering from Lucasarts again. It should be here the day it goes on store shelves if not sooner. This is rediculous.

03-28-2002, 05:57 PM
i'm in the same deal as all you guys. the mail lady came and all i got was some college thing and they couldnt even spell my name right. I even went down to the post office to see if it was there, but they said probably not till tomorrow. they said that the truck from the city with the mail arrives around 8:00 am and the mail should be sorted by 11:00. so by the time i wake up i should be able to run down ther and get it. hopefully.

03-28-2002, 06:15 PM
Got mine today, Guys...I live in Ohio. Now All I need is for 5:00pm to get here so I can leave work...:cool:

03-28-2002, 06:29 PM
got mine today two day delivery from eb and I live in connecticut

03-28-2002, 06:34 PM

Where in ohio do you live? I live about 10 miles east of Warren in a little town called Fowler. The most exciting thing to do here is watch our one and only traffic light blink. yes, you heard right, all the dumb thing does is blink in that red color. before we got that 2 years ago, all we did was watch grass grow and cows eat. so if you havent caught on yet, i live in ruralville. so if you live in ohio and got it today, and i also live in ohio and i havent gotten it yet, i should get it tomorrow at the latest, right???

03-28-2002, 07:13 PM
I would have gotten it today (I still might I hope) if it wasn't for this line in my tracking info:

Operational Delay MICHIGAN CITY IN 03/28/2002 07:55

*cries* I'm only about half an hour from there :(

03-28-2002, 07:32 PM
I ordered from dragon.ca and won't get it for another week or so. What was I thinking? Actualy, what was my brother thinking when he chose ground instead of air mail? I should have ordered from EB and paid the extra 5 bucks. Dammmmmit!

Don't whine cuz you're getting it tomorrow! Pity me because it'll be april before i get it!

03-28-2002, 07:37 PM
At least Lent will be over when you get it. ;) Even if I get it today or tommorow or even Saturday, I can't play till Sunday. Damn, I hate being Christian. :deathstar:+:atat: =:deathii: :)

03-28-2002, 07:54 PM
I preordered as well, and today (28th) is the (revised) release date. I did not get my copy from Lucasarts today, and the tracking number provided still after 2 days is designated as not a valid number.

I would like to personally thank lucasarts for screwing over a loyal customer who has purchased a large number of Lucasarts games (pretty much anything with "Star Wars" "monkey" or "Indiana" in the title for the PC or PS2). When I say "screwed over" the entire concept of "pre-order" must have evaded me. I did not realize that it meant order the game months in advance only to get it AFTER it can be purchased at any number of retail locations in my town.

I think this is my (and my friends) last purchase of Lucasarts software. Even though they produce excellent products, their treatment of customers who go so far as to order something sight unseen makes me question whether they are a company I want to do business with in the future.

The company will need to convert a good number of people who illegally stole the game (and have been playing it for over 2 days) to make up for the sales they will not be getting from me and my friends. Good Luck LucasArts !

03-28-2002, 08:09 PM
Yeah, I don't understand their dilema with this preordering ordeal. It's quite rediculous. I think it was SithMaster2003 (sorry if I am wrong) that wrote them am email and the lady said you should get it the SAME day as the stores put it out. Uh huh...right. Well, so much for that statement. If I read incorrectly, I do appologise, but I doubt I did. If that game does not come tomorrow...well I just don't know, but I will be very, very upset.

03-28-2002, 08:20 PM
Here is what the e-mail she sent back to me said:

Thank you for your inquiry.

The USPS tracking service for Priority Mail is a delivery-type track. That is, when the package arrives at your end, it is scanned into their system. Therefore, until the day it is due for delivery, it will not show up in their system.

If you do not receive the game in a few days, please reply back to us here and we will issue a request for them to find the package.

Best regards,
LucasArts Company Store

She doesnt really say anything about it being at our doorstep by the release date, but i do have a pretty good memory and it was on the company store web site on a pop-up ad. of course they removed the pop-up ad and put up a new one for jedi starfighter. Also, to make myself and all you guys who havent gotten it yet happy, i e-mailed them a little earlier this afternoon to see what is up and they have yet to e-mail me back. they are gonna have one ****** off jedi-wannabe-geek on their hands if they dont e-mail me back.

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03-28-2002, 08:39 PM
I appologise then lol, sorry ^_^. I thought I read somewhere saying that the preorders should arrive the same day the stores put it up. Maybe I'm just getting disslusions lol. It's very hard to contain yourselves (me anyway) anymore with all these people who have the game. Well, I'll congratulate you all who have the game though, have fun ^_^.

03-28-2002, 08:48 PM
Looks like EB was the way to go. Looks like everyone who picked free 2-day air, instead got the game overnighted for free! I got my JK2 at lunchtime today. If it makes anybody feel any better I'm not going to have any time to play tonight. :(

03-28-2002, 08:59 PM
Okay, I'm ******* ****** in the worst degree here! I'm in Kansas and my LEC pre-order hasn't arrived. <cough> <grabs knife> OH LEC WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?!?!? I'm NEVER EVER pre-ordering from the damned-to-hell LEC store AGAIN. <cuts throat>


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03-28-2002, 09:03 PM
welcome to our elite club of people who ordered through the LEC company store and still hasnt recieved their game yet. if it dont come tomorrow i want some money back or something. sheesh, this is pathetic.

03-28-2002, 09:40 PM
If our copies don't arrive tomorrow, we get our copy FREE of CHARGE and the money is refunded. That won't statisfy me. I've got some ass-whippin' with my clan tomorrow night. I really need something to look foward to after a long day of work and school. I'm gonna call my post office tomorrow morning and if they've had since Wednesday, I'm gonna go down the block and cuss em out. Arrrrrrrr................gggggggggggg............h hhhhhhhhhhhh......!!!!!!!!!!!


03-28-2002, 09:45 PM
As agrivated as I am as well about ordering from LEC, they said that the order would arrive within three days of it's release. (I think they said that as well as the day before, so 27th, 28, 29, 30, and it would have to be 1 since there's no post office on Sundays.) If the game doesn't come by the 2nd of April, then start complaining. It really pisses me off that so many people who didn't pre-order already have it.

03-28-2002, 09:46 PM
i am calling my post office right at 11 am, right when they are supposed to be done sorting mail. if they dont have it, then i am calling lucasarts and demanding a refund. then i am going down to the local computer store to buy it in person. i think i will buy some airplane tickets to california so i can take a trip to lucasarts so i can have a friendly word with whoever is in charge of shipping games....:D

03-28-2002, 09:54 PM
I am laughing so hard. They got damn women working the store rep respond now. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

NOW I AM SERIOUSLY ******!!!!!! So will you be SithMaster....read with pure caution..you might fall over dead

Thank you for your email. ALL pre-orders of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi
Outcast have shipped. Once we have shipped the game via the USPS default
service from our warehouse, delivery falls into the hands of your local post
office. Our website/shipping details alert customers that using the free
USPS default shipping can take up to 7 days in some cases. If customers want
the make sure the game arrives sooner, there is the option to use the
Expedited UPS shipping.

The USPS has a delivery tracking system. This means that the item is
untraceable until it has arrived at your local post office, where it should
be scanned in as arrived and staged for delivery the next day. If you have
not received your order within the next few days, please contact us at 888
532 4263.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Best Regards,
LucasArts Company Store
www.lucasarts.com/companystore http://www.lucasarts.com/companystore

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03-28-2002, 10:08 PM
i have never been known to be a violent person, but perhaps i should become one. they guarantee us something and just kinda give us the shaft. i think the heading of my next e-mail to lec will be the following:

"Feel the Force **********ers!"

(maybe samuel jackson will say it in episode ii)

arg, edit it if you must mods. yeah, i am royally ******. any ideas on what i should do now? cause i am getting ready to go postal on someone.

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03-28-2002, 10:16 PM
7 days? Come again? What is going on here? Priority mail is supposed to be 2 to 3 days. This is seriously rediculous. If I don't get it tomorrow I am cancelling my order...somehow.

03-28-2002, 10:30 PM
I ordered from LEC. Outcast was ordered this morning, in mint condition, to my Dad's, 3 hours away. Guess LEC has trouble putting the right shipping address on there.

Tomorrow it's going to be shipped with UPS priority mail early in the morning. Since I'm only 3 hours away do you think it might make it here tomorrow? It had better be here tomorrow or Saturday, or else I have to wait til Monday......

03-28-2002, 10:52 PM
I did 2-day shipping with EB and I STILL got it Thursday morning!

I love it so far.

03-28-2002, 11:11 PM
LEC is shoveling....shoveling....a-shoveling away....

I with you SithMaster. I'm gonna go buy JK2 at Best Buy tomorrow. **** LEC pre-orders from here on out! LEC store reps can "*** ** ****!!!!!!" cough...cough...cough.....

Wow, there's my copy right now! LEC makes sure my SPECIAL pre-order comes right through even at 8:00PM!!! :rolleyes:

I think of LEC store rep as a firehydrant waiting for me to piss all over. Only if ole' George Lucas knew what his LEC was doing, he'd be passin' stones left and right.

"Here comes even more. WE NEED ANOTHER SACK OVER HERE!"

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03-29-2002, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by Kuhan
OMFG!!!! The mail man is parked outside my house and hes just sitting there reading the paper. He already delivered the letters and there was no package. is he supposed to go back to the truck to pick it up? Gawd this is torture :mad:

Don't take this the wrong way, but I hope this is true because it's one of the funniest things I've seen recently. I feel bad for you d00d.
I was supposed to get mine at 930AM this morning from Software Etc... To make a long story short, they use Fed Ex and they didn't get to the store until 5:00PM. I got it, but haven't even installed it because I had to come to work.

12 hours to play time....


03-29-2002, 12:08 AM
Ok im also pretty ******* ****** off. I got mine from Ebgames.com and ive ben tracking the order on fedex. I live in Everett Wa and i tracked my order and it was at bothell which is very close to my house and then it was tracked back in seattle and it didnt change for 8 hours. Im pretty pist. They went from Seatle to right near my house then back to seatle. I sat in my room checking out the windoe every 5 mins all day long today cause i didnt wanna miss him. Just my ******* luck.


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03-29-2002, 12:18 AM
Well, i think you all know how i feel by now, so i will leave that subject there. Now, for all of you shafted fans out ther that havent recieved their game yet because lec cant pick a good courier, do as i have done, write e-mails. write a whole bunch of e-mails. part of lec's job is to listen to the fans. so lets tell them that we are royally ****** and we ant our game. tell them you are ticked off, tell them how much time you have spent waiting and waiting, tell them we want our money back if we cant get our game. strength in numbers my friends, strength in numbers. if lec is the company they say they are, then they will listen to us and maybe change the ways they operate because of us. fllod their e-mail if you have to. get them to listen instead of sending some dumb auto-reply about recieving our game in 7 days instead of the guaranteed 2-3. we shall not fall quietly into the night. we will be heard.

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03-29-2002, 12:40 AM
First the word was that my pre-order for Jedi Outcast was backorderd. It was a relief to find out that the game was shipped on the 26th of March. For some reason, almost 3 days later, I clicked the Track button at the lucasarts.com/companystore/ordersatus or whatever thingee, and it said that the number i put in was invalid, or that if the order just came in it may not be tracked. 2 days later it says the same thing. I'm still not worried, yet. Then I get a message saying 27th, 28th, or 29th. Well, no sign the 27th, none the 28th, I'm hoping the 29th (you better hope the 29th too!) Then I get a message stating it could take up to 7 more days! Whatever happened to the concept of pre-order? That way you don't have to worry about the stores running out, you get it the day it comes out or earlier, etc. Well, I am very dissapointed in the service. I also know that I am not the only one who I am speaking for. There are a lot of other dissapointed people who ordered from LEC out there. So, when should I be getting the game? The 29th?

What do you think? If I get that dumb auto-response again, I will increase my threats...MUAHAHAHAHAHA...I'll make sure no one orderds from LEC again!

03-29-2002, 12:50 AM

Ah...now there's a Kodak moment.

<wipes tears of joy from his eyes> I'm so proud! I'm glad I had that talk to him about you know....the birds and bees and how to never order from LEC again.....you know...the usual...



03-29-2002, 12:57 AM
I semi agree that letters need to be sent, but I am afraid that letters are not good enough. Unfortunately the only thing that truly makes any statement is the allmighty dollar in our society, so untill you folks are ready to make a personal sacrifice (by not playing their games) and boycott Lucasarts products they will continue to shaft you, and they will expect you to have a big old smile on your face while they do it.

I would also like to point out there was no statement regarding getting the game within 3 days of ANY date when I actually ordered it!

I do know that according to lucasarts web site it was "in the warehouse" for over 2 days before it was shipped.

I am asuming the delivery scheme goes as following.

Packaging facility
Lucasarts warehouse
Distributor warehouse(ex Best buy regional distribution warehouse) (assume 2 days by truck plus one day sorting at their warehouse before going to...)
Individual store.

Now us "pre-orderers" are not adding any step to this delivery chain, so I question Lucasarts devotion to their customers.

Join with me and refrain from purchasing Lucasarts products, and LET THEM KNOW WHY!

03-29-2002, 01:01 AM
not playing star wars game is almost against my religion. oh the dilemmas. you are right WildManPiet, we must boycott them in order to make a point, but my devotion to the star wars universe itself is beyond extreme. what to do, what to do....

03-29-2002, 01:03 AM
LOL, I'm sure that by the time JO actually arrives on our doorstep, we'll all just forget about the whole thing! ;) :dsaber:

03-29-2002, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by BobDude
LOL, I'm sure that by the time JO actually arrives on our doorstep, we'll all just forget about the whole thing! ;) :dsaber:

Speak for yourself there... The entire reason I preordered was so I could play as soon as possible, and that has been undermined. I dont take the shaft quietly, nor do I forget who has sahfted me.

Burn me once, shame on you... Burn me twice, shame on me!

03-29-2002, 03:57 AM
Well LEC shipped mine on the 26th and it showed up early this Thursday morning, just at the wrong adress. It really ****** me off.

But look at it this way, the longer you wait, the more fun it is the first time you play it. Waiting's the hardest part, but then again, when that anticipation is gone, something's hollow inside all of us.

Oh god I can't handle this, what I really mean is I want the m**********r right now...... oh well.

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03-29-2002, 06:21 AM
I preordered from EB and had it shipped overnight by Fed Ex. The EB site said it shipped on the 27th, and it is now the early morning of the 29th, and I still do not have my copy of JO, even thought I used the overnight shipping. I'm thoroughly PO'ed with EB and "Dead Ex". I mean what kinda overnight is that? Well, no more pre-ordering for me. What a ripoff!

03-29-2002, 10:49 AM
If the ****ing game doesn't come today, i am going to be so mad. It's just not fair. Oh yeah, no response to my letter to LEC!

03-29-2002, 01:02 PM
i am gonna call my post office again in about 15 mintues, and if they dont have it i am goin down to babbages in my local mall and buyin it. and if and when my pre-ordered game does arrive i will just seel it to one of my frieds or sell it on e-bay.......... hey now there is an idea. i can seel it on e-bay for twice the price to some dumb shmuck. i just want my game...... *Breaks down into tears and collapses on floor*

03-29-2002, 01:48 PM
called the post office, they had it. i drove up there and got it!!!!! I finally have it. See you in a few months. (by the way, never pre-order from lucasarts)

03-29-2002, 01:55 PM
I too got it today!!! But I thought about it, don't blame LEC for the following: it was USPS that was delivering. The lucasarts.com/companystore/orderstatus.htm said shipped complete, that means that it was USPS's fault, not LEC! Maybe it only said that for me:confused:

03-29-2002, 01:55 PM
I HAVE THE WORSTE LUCK!!!!!!!!! I ordered mine from Ebgames.com and was tracking the order through Fedex.com
I live in Everett WA and my order arrived in seattle so i was all excited and waiting like a moron pretty much at my door. Then it gets miles from my house and then its back in seattle again where it stays for 8 hours. I tracked it this morning and its in BEDFORD IL!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!!!! I called them and they explained how Eb screwed up a bunch of orders so fedex is running **** all over hell because they labeled it wrong. I guess this has ben happening alot and Im pretty ****** off. THey told that sence its easter weekend i most likely wont get mine till next tuesday or wednesday!!!!!!!! **** THAT!!!!!! I canceled my order and im gonna swing by the nearest game store in a couple hours when they open and i will never.... NEVER pre-order anything from Ebgames.com. This was a complete pile of dog crap and it has ruined my whole experience. Hope the rest of you got yours on time and good luck and see ya online =)


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03-29-2002, 02:03 PM
does anyone sense the darkside. seriously though, why is this preodering thing messing up so much. first lec than eb, what next. thanx to SithMaster2003 for lifting my spirits and have me waiting at my front door until 3.

03-29-2002, 02:18 PM
I ordered mine on wednesday mornin from EB and got it thrusday mornin right at 9 am been playin it for a little bit now and stop over reacting you guys should be able to wait a little longer. Noobz

03-29-2002, 02:21 PM
The point of pre ordering is so you get the game right when its released. Not 7 days later. Should be delivered at yer house when it says it will. I have wasted all day yesterday siting at home in my room looking out the window every 5 min so i didnt miss him and now i have to cancel my order and drive over to the nearest non Eb game store.


03-29-2002, 02:40 PM
The point is that pre-ordering from the manufacturer should ( a BIG should ) result in minimal delays. I do not blame the USPS, for Lucasarts had the product days before shipment! If their intent is to take preorders and to not ship the product when they have it only to try to get it to each customer on the retail store release date (which then gets moved a day earlier after their brilliant calculations of how long to wait till shipping the pre-orders), they do not need to take pre-orders! It would be just as easy for them to not take pre-orders and allow the people to pick up the product on the release day at their leisure.

03-29-2002, 05:03 PM
okay the mail hasn't come yet. WHY HASN'T THE MAIL COME YET!!CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY!!!!!!!!!!

03-29-2002, 07:55 PM
Well it showed!
Did anyone else laugh at the return Form provided...
Namely Reason #4 for return... "Arrived too Late"

I freaking knew that was an acceptable reason for return I would have gone to the store yesterday and picked up a copy and sent this one back!

gg LucasArts

03-29-2002, 09:05 PM
Well, I finally got mine today. Thank goodness. It's pretty cool game, but the first few levels are really getting on my nerves with just the blaster and all. I'm trying to wait for the single player game to unvail the lightsaber, but I'm getting tired of the blaster. Also, I get sick after a I play for over a half an hour. There was a topic on this and I too get a headache and such after playing for a little while. Odd eh? Also, the game runs pretty good, but when I'm outdoors the frames rate becomes very horrible. Inside I'm always above 70 for the most part, but outside, jeez, like in the 20's. That's kind of dissappointing. I have a geforce 2 gtsv too, guess games just are getting more and more reliant on the best video cards. Well, I like the game, and can't wait to get the lightsaber. Good luck to all those who still haven't got it ^_^.

03-29-2002, 09:09 PM
is the shaking of the screen bad? i sometimes became sick after playing NOLF for a while. i hope JO is not that bad. i'm getting my copy tomorrow at EB. anyways, is the shaking bad in 3rd person mode, or just 1st person?

by the way, this is my first post!!!!

03-29-2002, 09:39 PM
If you get motion sickness, turn off "sway" in the game menu. It will keep it so that when kyle walks, it doesn't bounce up and down. That's what the manual suggest.

03-29-2002, 09:48 PM
Yeah, I turned that thing off and I still get sick. Man, I feel very fuzy after 15 minutes of gameplay. Wow, that's annoying. Also, I'm stuck on level two and have been wandering around endlessly and can't find where to go after taking out that chamber where all the vehicles drive into, help would be great. Wlecome to the forums JEDIcloud. To answer your question, I mainly have been playing in first person mostly, so maybe it is only then? All I can say though, is that I really feel dizzy and have a headache after just 15 mins of play. Now that I'm on the internet, it is starting to go away though. I never felt this way after playing quake 3. Hmm...

03-29-2002, 11:04 PM
i don't get that feeling from quake 3 either, hmm, maybe in multi u playing 3rd person mode more (if u use lightsaber), so the screen doesn't shake much. i don't think it shook in quake 3.

03-29-2002, 11:33 PM
mi had my grandparents preorder it a while back for my birthday, march 27th. i asked them to ship it to my house casue i was going to see them on easter but the original release date was after that. well, they didnt... and now its out. i thought it would be out the 29th (last official in store date) so i sadi, ok, i just have to wait 2 days for it. i went to the mall on my bday with a friend and walked into stop and save games (owned by EB) and the guy there was nice so i figured id just make some conversation... "Jedi outcast comes out the 29th right?" he pointed... there they were stacked next to him... 2 days early. ouch... i looked at the box, expalined to him my situation and left with my head sunk low... easter sunday it will be mine... i want it now... ARGH!

03-30-2002, 01:18 PM
Wow, the game is a lot of fun. What do you mean by the shaking? That's wierd, i feel fine when I play. The wierd thing is i cant throw the lightsaber in MP. Maybe it's because I don't have it in SP? I dunno. Oh well. Happy b-day!