07/06 Weekly Post: Shadow Boost Activation Update


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Hey Team Shadow,
 

Welcome to this week’s update on Shadow Boost activations.

Now that we’re a few days into Early July, it’s important to note that our team is still heads down working on the delay for those who ordered before May 26th at Chicago, New York, or Texas. As mentioned in the email sent to impacted users, our teams are working with partners to deliver a primary storage deployment necessary for giving you access to your Shadows. 

 

European activations are on track and rolling smoothly, with specific activation targets listed below. Santa Clara is activating on schedule (promised July 2020).

 

UPDATE:
Fortunately this week the team has been able to activate ahead of our initial Monday projections for Paris, Chicago, New York, and Texas! The “Target by next activation update” sections for each data center have been updated with the latest dates.

 

 

As a reminder:
-We activate Monday through Thursday

-Beginning at 8am local time each day for each datacenter
 

Below is the activation information by datacenter. You can check which datacenter you belong to here


 

CHICAGO:

If pre-order date is before May 26th:
Activation in Early July 2020 (delayed from June)

If pre-order date is between May 26th - June 1st:

Activation by July 23rd 2020 (after pre-orders before May 26th)

If pre-order date is June 1st or later:

Activations starting from July 2020 (after pre-orders before June 1st)

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 17th pre-order date (was May 13th)


 

DALLAS:

If pre-order date is before May 26th:
Activation in Early July 2020 (delayed from June)

If pre-order date is between May 26th - June 1st:

Activation by July 23rd 2020 (after pre-orders before May 26th)

If pre-order date is June 1st or later:

Activations starting from July 2020 (after pre-orders before June 1st)

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 24th pre-order date (was May 19th)


 

NEW YORK:

If pre-order date is before May 26th:
Activation in Early July 2020 (delayed from June)

If pre-order date is between May 26th - June 1st:

Activation by July 23rd 2020 (after pre-orders before May 26th)

If pre-order date is June 1st or later:

Activations starting from July 2020 (after pre-orders before June 1st)

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 18th pre-order date (was May 14th)


 

SANTA CLARA:

If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activation starting July 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has June 26th pre-order date

 


PARIS:

If pre-order date is before June 10th:
Pre-orders are on track to be delivered late summer (August-September)
If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activations starting October 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has April 15th pre-order date (was April 13th)


 

AMSTERDAM:

If pre-order date is before June 10th:

Activations starting July 2020

If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activations starting July 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 23rd pre-order date

 

To learn what “Activation” means and what it takes to activate your Shadow, check out this post:
https://forum.shadow.tech/activation-account-billing-31/activation-58


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Quick question… I know the update says July 2020 for the Santa Clara activations but could you be more specific abt the dates…? 

I ordered mine on July 3rd and my friend said that his came in a matter of days so I was just wondering what the timeline would be like. 

 

Bro i ordered june 26th Santa Clara data center and still haven't got activated yet. I'm not complaining but I'm guessing it might take about 2-3 weeks or so for yours to activate.

ah ok welp… 

I was talking with my friend about it before I bought it and he said he had it in just a couple days so ig i got my hopes up for nothing lmao 

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Quick question… I know the update says July 2020 for the Santa Clara activations but could you be more specific abt the dates…? 

I ordered mine on July 3rd and my friend said that his came in a matter of days so I was just wondering what the timeline would be like. 

 

Bro i ordered june 26th Santa Clara data center and still haven't got activated yet. I'm not complaining but I'm guessing it might take about 2-3 weeks or so for yours to activate.

ah ok welp… 

I was talking with my friend about it before I bought it and he said he had it in just a couple days so ig i got my hopes up for nothing lmao 

rip

I hear ya. There's alot of people out there that have waited 1-2 months maybe even more for theirs. We're lucky that our data center is activating ahead of schedule. I used to have shadow before and it took a week to activate but it was well worth the money and the wait. Just have patience, it's well worth it!

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I ordered May 18th NY DC, when can I realistically expect to be activated? Is early July anything before the 15th?

I was thinking the same thing. “Early July” would imply the first week of July, if not that then at least before the halfway mark. I expect my shadow to be activated by the 15th. Any further delays are inexcusable.

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I ordered May 18th NY DC, when can I realistically expect to be activated? Is early July anything before the 15th?

You may be activated within the next 24-48 hours (estimate) from what i’m seeing from others with the NY DC. I preordered on the 20th so I’ll probably have to wait a until thursday or even next week.

I ordered my Shadow Boost on July 6 2020 but when will I get it?

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Can’t wait to get my shadow activated! Ordered mine 26th may, activating on Paris, should only be another month or so! Looking forward to finally getting the upgrade Iv always wanted! Thanks! #teamshadow

I’ve ordered my shadow boost on July 3rd and hoping to get it within a few days 

ill be disapointed if i have to wait a week or longer

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I ordered May 18th NY DC, when can I realistically expect to be activated? Is early July anything before the 15th?

You may be activated within the next 24-48 hours (estimate) from what i’m seeing from others with the NY DC. I preordered on the 20th so I’ll probably have to wait a until thursday or even next week.

I don’t see how that’s possible is Shadow is estimating it will only get to orders of May 14th and earlier by next week

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I just wish Shadow staff would be honest with us, how is 2 weeks from now early July?

I just wish Shadow staff would be honest with us, how is 2 weeks from now early July?

right that would be amazing i just feel like theyre getting peoples hopes up for absolutely nothing like it gives you a month on the orders tab when you preorder mines just july 2020 and i doubt itll even be available then bc i ordered it the 3rd of july. i am not even sure of an estimate of when ours will be done due to all the mixed times for everyone else ive seen order it recently.

I just wish Shadow staff would be honest with us, how are 2 weeks from now early July?

Not sure about the English site, but in the German version of the site they don't use the term early anywhere just available in July which means the whole month.

 

This statement in fact is not wrong just not an optimal statement as for all other cases one come across available in July usually means you get your order within the first few days. 

 

 

Maybe it is possible to set up a personal update to the users who are still pending in the activation ? Like a estimated date of activation ? 

 

There are a lot of users, counting down, estimating a time of activation but nobody knows how many activation’s there are in front of him, or what the speed of actviaton’s is in a specif database. I can understand this is frustrating because you allready payed for the first month. personally i think, if you pay for something, you can ask something in return, and i believe giving clearence to the users is the least you can do in a pending situation. 

 

im may 15th for new york, im finally almost there!

Jesus. This is taking longer than It should. I still don’t know why they only activate on certain days. I purchased on June 1 and according to how everything is going then I can expect to be activated in another month? I think they should hire more people or something. I don’t even know if i can cancel when I signed up for the whole year. If i can then I’ll just stay with paperspace.

AMSTERDAM:

If pre-order date is before June 10th:

Activations starting July 2020

If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activations starting July 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 23rd pre-order date

 

To learn what “Activation” means and what it takes to activate your Shadow, check out this post:
https://forum.shadow.tech/activation-account-billing-31/activation-58

I have ordered mine on 24 May when would mine be activated?

amsterdam 

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I ordered May 18th NY DC, when can I realistically expect to be activated? Is early July anything before the 15th?

You may be activated within the next 24-48 hours (estimate) from what i’m seeing from others with the NY DC. I preordered on the 20th so I’ll probably have to wait a until thursday or even next week.

I don’t see how that’s possible is Shadow is estimating it will only get to orders of May 14th and earlier by next week

whoops, misread that section thinking the 14th is currently what they’re on.

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AMSTERDAM:

If pre-order date is before June 10th:

Activations starting July 2020

If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activations starting July 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 23rd pre-order date

 

To learn what “Activation” means and what it takes to activate your Shadow, check out this post:
https://forum.shadow.tech/activation-account-billing-31/activation-58

I have ordered mine on 24 May when would mine be activated?

amsterdam 

Based on the current trend, likely next week. However, we’ll confirm that in next week’s update when we provide the new “Target by next activation update” for Amsterdam

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Maybe it is possible to set up a personal update to the users who are still pending in the activation ? Like a estimated date of activation ? 

 

There are a lot of users, counting down, estimating a time of activation but nobody knows how many activation’s there are in front of him, or what the speed of actviaton’s is in a specif database. I can understand this is frustrating because you allready payed for the first month. personally i think, if you pay for something, you can ask something in return, and i believe giving clearence to the users is the least you can do in a pending situation. 

 

That’s a good idea! While I don’t have specifics to share I’ll reiterate that the team is working not just on activating users, but also on improvements to our activation communication as a whole (outside of this weekly update)

I ordered May 18th NY DC, when can I realistically expect to be activated? Is early July anything before the 15th?

You may be activated within the next 24-48 hours (estimate) from what i’m seeing from others with the NY DC. I preordered on the 20th so I’ll probably have to wait a until thursday or even next week.

I don’t see how that’s possible is Shadow is estimating it will only get to orders of May 14th and earlier by next week

whoops, misread that section thinking the 14th is currently what they’re on.

Thanks for the Info i Hope it will be so

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AMSTERDAM:

If pre-order date is before June 10th:

Activations starting July 2020

If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activations starting July 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 23rd pre-order date

 

To learn what “Activation” means and what it takes to activate your Shadow, check out this post:
https://forum.shadow.tech/activation-account-billing-31/activation-58

I have ordered mine on 24 May when would mine be activated?

amsterdam 

Based on the current trend, likely next week. However, we’ll confirm that in next week’s update when we provide the new “Target by next activation update” for Amsterdam

Any information on when an order for 1st of April in Amsterdam will be activated?

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I ordered May 18th NY DC, when can I realistically expect to be activated? Is early July anything before the 15th?

You may be activated within the next 24-48 hours (estimate) from what i’m seeing from others with the NY DC. I preordered on the 20th so I’ll probably have to wait a until thursday or even next week.

I don’t see how that’s possible is Shadow is estimating it will only get to orders of May 14th and earlier by next week

whoops, misread that section thinking the 14th is currently what they’re on.

I think previous weeks update thread did have the activation they were currently on, and this week it was changed to where they hope to be. I think this was a bad decision, it confuses people that have been following along and is less transparent, because now we have no idea what the actual activation rate is.

 

I have just about had it with Shadow, I’m starting to seriously consider just buying a video card and using my own system. I’m not real confident with how Shadow is going to work and the level of support anyone is going to get if Shadow can’t be transparent and honest about activation times to start with. I’m also seeing a lot of existing users complaining about the lack of storage and the pricing and availability of the storage upgrade. I’m not looking forward to getting activated and then having another months long wait for storage and another additional cost. I like the concept of unlimited cloud gaming, but I feel like the limited storage and price of upgrading are too high for me and I might be better off just upgrading my PC and trying moonlight.

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AMSTERDAM:

If pre-order date is before June 10th:

Activations starting July 2020

If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activations starting July 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 23rd pre-order date

 

To learn what “Activation” means and what it takes to activate your Shadow, check out this post:
https://forum.shadow.tech/activation-account-billing-31/activation-58

I have ordered mine on 24 May when would mine be activated?

amsterdam 

Based on the current trend, likely next week. However, we’ll confirm that in next week’s update when we provide the new “Target by next activation update” for Amsterdam

Any information on when an order for 1st of April in Amsterdam will be activated?

If it’s a Shadow Boost pre-order on April 1st in Amsterdam, it should have been activated by now and I recommend the person contact support for them to investigate.

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AMSTERDAM:

If pre-order date is before June 10th:

Activations starting July 2020

If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activations starting July 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 23rd pre-order date

 

To learn what “Activation” means and what it takes to activate your Shadow, check out this post:
https://forum.shadow.tech/activation-account-billing-31/activation-58

I have ordered mine on 24 May when would mine be activated?

amsterdam 

Based on the current trend, likely next week. However, we’ll confirm that in next week’s update when we provide the new “Target by next activation update” for Amsterdam

Any information on when an order for 1st of April in Amsterdam will be activated?

If it’s a Shadow Boost pre-order on April 1st in Amsterdam, it should have been activated by now and I recommend the person contact support for them to investigate.

I preorderd May 8th from the NY datacenter and I still haven’t been activated. Is that normal, or should I contact support as well?

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AMSTERDAM:

If pre-order date is before June 10th:

Activations starting July 2020

If pre-order date is June 10th or later:

Activations starting July 2020

Target by next activation update:
Latest activation has May 23rd pre-order date

 

To learn what “Activation” means and what it takes to activate your Shadow, check out this post:
https://forum.shadow.tech/activation-account-billing-31/activation-58

I have ordered mine on 24 May when would mine be activated?

amsterdam 

Based on the current trend, likely next week. However, we’ll confirm that in next week’s update when we provide the new “Target by next activation update” for Amsterdam

Any information on when an order for 1st of April in Amsterdam will be activated?

If it’s a Shadow Boost pre-order on April 1st in Amsterdam, it should have been activated by now and I recommend the person contact support for them to investigate.

I preorderd May 8th from the NY datacenter and I still haven’t been activated. Is that normal, or should I contact support as well?

For your situation you should be included in this week’s activations for NY, so I would recommend contacting support if you’re not activated tomorrow given your May 8th pre-order date.

Maybe it is possible to set up a personal update to the users who are still pending in the activation ? Like a estimated date of activation ? 

 

There are a lot of users, counting down, estimating a time of activation but nobody knows how many activation’s there are in front of him, or what the speed of actviaton’s is in a specif database. I can understand this is frustrating because you allready payed for the first month. personally i think, if you pay for something, you can ask something in return, and i believe giving clearence to the users is the least you can do in a pending situation. 

 

That’s a good idea! While I don’t have specifics to share I’ll reiterate that the team is working not just on activating users, but also on improvements to our activation communication as a whole (outside of this weekly update)

Would be great if possible 🙂 thanks for the feedback !