Hello friends! Jeff here. I know it’s been quiet around here recently (unless you’ve been following the comments on Eddy’s most recent post), but today we’ve got a quick video update for you as well as answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
First up, here’s the video:
Now that you’ve watched that, I’m sure you’re just bursting with questions, so I’ve answered some of the most frequently asked after the jump.
Is season three still happening?
Yep. We’re still working on season three, but it’s taking much longer than we could ever have imagined. When we started working on season three two years ago(!), we were pretty sure we’d be done by now. Unfortunately, we missed the mark, and we apologize for that.
What’s the new release date?
TBD. We don’t want to estimate a new release date just to blow past it again. For now we’re going to hold off on providing a new release date until we are 100% confident we can deliver on that date.
Shouldn’t it only take X days/weeks/months to make an episode?
Not necessarily. If we were producing The Leet World at an actual studio with all of the resources we need, it might be possible for us to stick to a production schedule, but even big studios can have production setbacks and delays.
In our case, we’re still learning as we go AND we’re really only working on the show in our (limited) free time. When real life intrudes like it has for several of us recently, that means our free time goes right out the window and production on the Leet World slows to a crawl or stops entirely.
We know it’s frustrating for you to hear that things are moving so slowly, but trust me when I say that it’s more frustrating for us because we desperately want to share what we’ve been working on for so long.
If you want to share it, why don’t you just post episodes as soon as they’re done?
We’ve made the creative choice to only begin releasing the episodes once we know that we can stick to a schedule.
We feel very strongly that releasing one or two episodes and then forcing you to wait for an unknown amount of time until the next episode is released would completely kill the show’s momentum and ruin the story we’re trying to tell.
We’re not going to change our minds on this one. We’ll release the episodes when they’re ready, and not a day sooner.
You said that you guys do this in your free time for absolutely no money. Why don’t you start up a crowdfunding campaign or begin accepting donations?
As far as crowdfunding campaigns go, it’s really not that simple. Crowdfunding takes a lot of work. Not only do you have to spend time fulfilling backer rewards and releasing content specifically for backers, you also have to worry about taxes on the back-end.
Donations would be a little simpler to manage, but they would mostly just make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. The amount of money we’d receive wouldn’t have any concrete impact on our ability to produce the show.
See, the real problem is that we all have full-time jobs that we need to keep so that we can pay our bills. If we started a crowdfunding campaign and it was somehow wildly successful, it would probably only be enough to support one of the SFF crew going part-time on their primary gig. I’m honestly not sure how much that would even help.
It’s way more likely that crowdfunding would only produce a small amount of regular funds. That amount wouldn’t be significant enough to help us with production and it would create a whole new headache to manage.
Long story short, we’d rather not open that particular can of worms right now.
Why haven’t you provided an update in X months?
I know this sucks, but our reasoning here was that we didn’t have anything to share with you guys, so we didn’t want to post an update to reiterate that we didn’t have anything to share. We’re only posting this update now to address a lot of the questions we’ve been receiving.
I mean, which one of these options would be less frustrating for you as a fan?
- No updates when we have nothing to share.
- Regular updates to confirm that we have nothing to share.
Sound off in the comments on this one!
If you have any questions that I haven’t addressed in this post, please feel free to leave them in the comments, but remember that you are speaking to humans with real human emotions here and please keep things respectful.
As always, we thank you for your patience and devotion.