[TotW] Shadow Drop It Like It's Hot

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dekades, Sep 8, 2020.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member


    Nintendo is my all-time favorite console brand. Hands down. Sure, Sony and Microsoft have the prettier graphics and sound, but I consider myself a die-hard Nintendo fan and save for the Wii U, I've owned every console they've produced since the NES and yes, that includes the Virtual Boy.

    Due to the pandemic forcing many brands to rethink and change their strategies many announcements that would have been saved for big trade events or press gatherings have had other ways to make themselves known to the public. Nintendo for example has been seemingly announcing game release dates randomly. Let's take this morning for example. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity a canon prequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild. No leaks, no heads up, no teases, just a plain and simple, "OHAI2U."

    The same thing happens sometimes with our own products. I'll check my work email and see an announcements for a new product we launched. However, although I love the shadow dropped announcements on Nintendo's side, I often loathe the ambushes of our own products, but to be fair - mainly so we don't have to scramble to support it, but yay nevertheless.

    But on the flip side, it often feels better because it's a surprise. Oftentimes knowing that a product is going to launch way in advance can be torture because you want it now.

    So my question is this week, "Would you rather be surprised with a new shadow dropped product, or would you want to know way in advance that a new Razer product is going be released?"

    Let me know your thoughts. Like and comment for a chance at the weekly Silver and two more thought provoking replies will get extra Silver to boot.

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  2. dodo_0

    dodo_0 Well-Known Member

    I would definitely prefer to know in advance about a new Razer :green_heart: product that will be released. :heart_eyes:
  3. neaty_34

    neaty_34 Well-Known Member

    No need to ask, all, if not most of us will be more excited as to what Razer is going to offer next. Albeit its quite difficult now financially due to the pandemic. I make do with what I can get.
  4. angelbreathe

    angelbreathe Well-Known Member

    Prefer to hear more of what next for Razer! I have high respect for Razer products even though I have some that broke down, still, they've lasted me a while.
  5. bmoreawesom3

    bmoreawesom3 Member

    I would prefer to know about the products ahead of time. This can be helpful when planning a purchase. If you buy something and then a new hotness comes out a week later when if it was announced I would have waited. Quality is always worth waiting for.
  6. aiyionman

    aiyionman Well-Known Member

    For me it's either way. It's nice to have a suprise release and like what others says that it's good to have it announce in advance specially for big purchases.
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  7. Sye_The-Vie

    Sye_The-Vie Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    sharing product release in an advance. sure~!
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  8. gstsdw

    gstsdw Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of a shadow drop for some things. For instance.. If Sony shadow dropped a new PS Vita successor, that'd be the dopest thing ever. haha! Sometimes it's nice to know if something big is coming so you can save up or prepare yourself. Other times, it's nice to get a little surprise out of nowhere.
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  9. bSteakkk

    bSteakkk Well-Known Member

    just a bit sneak peak of the new product will get the fans hype hopefully its not a flop
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  10. Timothy321

    Timothy321 Well-Known Member

    I would prefer to know in advance that a new Razer product is going to be released.
    It is not surprising that we had a lot of shadow products that dropped in previous, such as Ultimate Racing Simulator, Project Linda, Project Valerie, and Project Ariana which could be found in Razer official webpage.

    I think most of us would like to have an actual product that could available for consumers.
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  11. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    Vote for to know in advance that a new Razer product is going to be released as well.

    Most of us were saving money to buy an awesome Razer product, while some of us would find that there is a new released product just launched (E.g. Razer Naga Pro launched after you just brought the Razer Naga Trinity)

    For conceptually, it is easy to say some new fancy features for a product that is not launched. But we could not own that good stuff.

    Therefore, it is much better than we could buy a product in nearly future rather than acknowledged conceptually.
  12. OneTreadLife

    OneTreadLife Well-Known Member

    Announce them in advance, please.
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  13. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    I like hype and leaks

    It creates a sense of "oh man I cant wait for that product to release!"

    Side note: You had a Virtual Boy?! dang, you're hardcore! (I'm a fanboy too, but you got me beat)
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  14. jakw0lf

    jakw0lf Well-Known Member

    Shadow dropped products has the surprise factor which i really like. It will be like a WOW moment.
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  15. RacianVD

    RacianVD Well-Known Member

    +1.i can easily predict a few products but I'd like a head up too,we are insiders afterall
  16. Petya67

    Petya67 Member

    In advance, so I can adjust my next few months towards less spending and more saving money for it if i like the product.
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  17. devlincmk

    devlincmk Well-Known Member

    it really depends on who's at the receiving end of such new. lol
    like you said, not so nice for those supporting the announced devices.
    also, it depends on the price of the item/game released.
    some may need to plan their expenses for big-ticket items.
  18. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    We always know in advance if we follow Razer posts on social medias, they're full of teasers and they like it so.
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  19. Maximusisback

    Maximusisback Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Exactly, but maybe for vvvery special product ehemm New Razer Blade ehemm it would be cool to see a shadow announcement
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  20. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    As far as I love surprises, an announcement about the upcoming of new products is preferable.

    This allows to set a better budget for a future purchase.
    And avoid seing a replacement product for the one we bought a few days ago.
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