I had most of the backend done for it. Was working on the user front end of it and then my motherboard died.
I'm waiting on MSI to get off their arse and repair/replace my motherboard before I can do any more work on it.
The lack of a dev machine (which is also my gaming machine) is driving me #*^!ing nuts too.
If I knew MSI were going to be so slow with their side of the RMA I prob would of just brought another board for the interim and sold either the new or returned board once it came back.
I have to allow MSI a "reasonable" amount of time to repair the board before I can start bitching at them and it's getting very close to that point now so buying a new board as an interim board at this point seems pointless as that "reasonable" amount of time is pretty much up.
Lesson learnt from this. If you are in the EU and you want a speedy RMA process, don't pick MSI.
When I get back up and running I've got a backlog to work though but once that is sorted I will be able to finish it
The board was ~15 months old at the time of failure, less then 2 years since it was announced, well within its 3 year warranty period, is still listed on their website as a X99 board, not listed as "End of Life" on any of the places I've looked and is still for sale on every top computer retailer here in the U.K., so I didn't think it would take so long for MSI to do their thing.
MSI's warranty in the EU for their larger resellers have an argeement with them for warranty claims. I return for more favourable terms the retailer handle the customer side when dealing with RMA's. The retailer arrange for collection of the product, do some initial tests on the product and if they find the part faulty they return the products in batches to MSI (The retailer has to follow rules and look for customer induced damage such as bent pins, broken traces and the like). My retailer did their part and gave a speedy return of the board back to them, tested the board quickly, marked the RMA as "fault found" and marked the RMA status as "returned to MSI".
I've been in contact with my retailer and they are in the dark as much as I am and have said that in the past they have had cases where they only knew about a return being "completed" (The part between MSI and the retailer) if when the part arrived with notification of the process arriving later (and after the part has been shipped back to the customer).
So atm I'm stuck playing the waiting game and it's driving me FUCKING CRAZY...................
I've not been able to have discord on all the time, speak to many of my online friends, been running on old slow kit that are just painful to use (after using my baby).
On the plus side I finally got around to playing The Last of Us and kitty has been enjoying the extra attention.