It seems that Hybrid is going the way of the Dodo and closing up their shop or something to which I say, “Oh, okay”.
His post basically states that it’s tough times for everybody and that everyone loses or something like that. It was pretty much a lot pointing the finger and no answers or really any information of any kind. I would link to it, but it’s done in horrible flash.
They do keep with “We’re the little guys trying to take down the big guys”. Guess what, you aren’t the little guys. A guy building pretty much everything himself here, little. You, sending most thing to an overseas manufacturer resulting in mass produced shit, not little, medium at least.
But Hybrid’s always been on brink of failure always managing to get into or causing trouble. First, though I’m sure there’s stuff before that I can’t remember, they copied the Hitman logo with hilarious results. Thousands of people threatened the little kid that alerted Eidos though to my knowledge Hybrid just had to stop producing and selling the gear with that logo on it.
Their next foible was their Suicide shell warranty. They found out that people were intentionally breaking their shells to get Hybrid to replace them under warranty. Oh Noes!!! People abusing the warranty system, who could’ve seen that one coming? It’s only fucking obvious that it would happen. That just something you account for at the beginning, especially when you’re selling it to 15 year olds that are told to ‘Fuck tha man’ by you guys no less. Are you just that oblivious? I guess you got a taste of what you’ve been promoting the past years.
Next up, we have the manufacturer dispute, which could actually be a big reason in all of this. First, Hybrid comes out and says about the manufacturer, “We got fucked by those guys.” Then the manufacturer is all like, “WTF? We got fucked by those guys.” And then everybody is like, “Oh no he di’int” But the manufacturer is still all, “Oh yes we did, we’re coming out with our own shell bitches” Though to my knowledge, they haven’t released that. I have no idea what happened with this whole fiasco, but I’m pretty sure everyone got screwed and no one was wearing protection.
There’s also some other problem with them and what was at the time NPS, but now KEE (Yay for acronyms). Guess this happened when I wasn’t paying attention or caring about Hybrid, but KEE is/was suing them over the Hybrid name. Not sure when KEE used the Hybrid name, but KEE is just like Smart Parts and will sue over anything.
And here’s a glory quote:
From disgracing the new player to never having a good time
Yay for irony!