Tuesday, November 23, 2010

SonicGear Store - Accessories & Keychains

Well, the Gear Store has been updated some.
Due to the demise of newgolive, the week's update consisted instead of a full update to the Accessories & Keychains / Pins section of the store. Those pages have no 'photo assets', everything is served by the seller, so it doesn't matter which PC it's done on. And those pages really ARE FULL updates.

*stay tuned till the end for an annoying fact

Everything that had sold out (remember, when an item sells out it turns into a boring orange banner or just vanishes) and COULD be re-added, was added. Some things (Like the pvc Rouge keychain that was always extremely popular) could not be re-added at this time because they were sold out everywhere. But in those 2 sections, that list is very small now. Even the popular Shadow Phone Charm got back in. (it goes out all the time, people always buy all of it)

Accessories especially got a huge boost.
Wallets, hats, slippers....tons of stuff really. It's great to see especially around the holidays that people are setting out their Sonic stuff. It's terrible to not be able to get something for someone when they really want it just because you can't find it at a store. (plus, bargain hunting is always nice too)

So those 2 sections of the store are pretty much wrapped up. Expect to see all the other sections updated in a similar complete fashion as well. If something needs to split off onto a whole separate page to help organize the store, that can also happen. The only thing that CANT is an update to the actual home page to announce any of this.

Replacement software IS on the way.
It has one heck of a long 'shipping window' which is any time between now and dec. 15, wich is pretty much 'any time they feel like sending it' so...meh? It will be installed & investigated upon arrival, though. No guarentee that it'll work, but at the current time it is still the best bet the site has going for it.

* Annoying fact:
I have a Jet the Hawk action figure photo that I can't post because of this mess. I had it HELLUVA EARLY too, and there's nothing I can do but sit here on it. He does look all right, from what I can tell. Do you want to see it? PSO World has it. The link leads to one of their galleries from a Sega Event in which he was part of a prize box. You just have to hunt thru the photos until you get it.
Nobody picked up on it because the event was Phantasy Star related, and even the JW site doesn't have photos for this figure up. Really, I was shocked to see him boxed like that AND being given away to the public. So, it's their photo that'll go on when it is able to be updated again.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Night GoLive Died

GoLive is Dead.
Well, newgolive, at least. Went to start the update and it says "Product License has Expired". Well no it DIDNT. That's a lie. But, it's a lie that can't be fixed. When the program gets like that, there's nothing you can do, it's basically over.

What does that mean for Gear?
No update this week, and no update next week. So if you have photos DONT SEND THEM YET! Hold on to your photos! (Hold onto them until a real update appears--it will make it go much smoother. Blog will also announce when it's good to send again)

What's the plan?
Gear will be updated...but ONLY the SonicGear Store for these upcoming weeks. The store has no photo assets, so the old machine, running old golive can be made to update only the store...to at least do SOMEthing while the program is out of commission. So look at the gear store to have loads of new items, and possibly new sections....IF they can be pulled off on the old machine.

*Note: the 'news' section and the 'index/home page' will NOT talk about the updates. Probably. Depending on how hard it is to do. This is subject to change but on the 'unsure' line.

What about regular updates?
They WILL resume. SonicGear is not defeated. I'm looking into buying yet another program to be able to continue. But I'm held back waiting on gift certificates to raise the money, and then further because it has to be shipped to Gear HQ...it's a physical disk. That's why the 2 weeks wait. (1 week for the cert, 1 week to get the program here)

What could go wrong?
The program would be GoLive CS - It might not work with the pc, it might be too difficult to use, any number of things really. But all that's pretty unlikely. If it DOES go wrong, it would mean shifting to DreamWeaver which I have no idea at all how to use or even if it would open everything Gear had properly. If this program fails the next update could be months away. Here's to hoping it does not fail.

The blog always works:
Watch the blog for real updates on what's going on. The blog will say when everything's active again, and will update progress on the replacement program & everything that's going on. Probably expect a post about the store too...or anything going on in the section as it updates.