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Dungeons and Dragons Insider

Postby Sajuuk » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:02 pm

Well, I was cruising /. thismorning (slashdot.org for the non-nerds which might be present), and saw an advertisement for this long anticipated (abhorred?) service. AND its price appears to be $4.95 at the time being. Should one of us get this service so we can shamelessly repost the content here for the others to use? Or have we all given up on the spawn of 3\/i1 known as Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition.

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  • Character Builder (think Redblade or PCGen) is in Closed Beta for subscribers and only lets you make characters up to level 3.
  • Character Visualizer: yeah, that cool thing for making character portraits. NOT EVEN IN BETA YET!
  • Dungeon Builder: Okay, this will be free for non-subscribers too. BUT NOT EVEN IN BETA YET!
  • D&D Game Table: This was the big one for me. And over a year after we were shown screenshots at Gencon 2007...still nothing. No news on if it will be available for non-subscribers. No news on a beta. Just the same series of six screenshots. Seriously Wizards. WHAT. THE. FUCK.

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ALL software is Windows XP/Server 2k3 (wtf wizards)/Server 2k8 (more wtf)/and Vista(ids) ONLY. Yeah, no Windows 2000, Mac OS <insert number here), Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows NT, and (i can't believe they even mentioned this) NO DOS. Oh, and of course no Linux. <mass sarcasm>Because as we all know nobody uses Linux.</mass sarcasm>

NOTE 2:
ALL software requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. HELL, I didn't even know that there was a 3.5 yet, let alone a service pack.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Insider

Postby Laharl » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:10 pm

Honestly, we don't even play 4E here, so why bother?
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Insider

Postby Sajuuk » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:14 pm

first post updated with details on current status of the epic fail that is DDI
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Insider

Postby Mr_Praetorian » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:32 pm

Somehow, I don't really feel like paying the people who killed my game an extra $5.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Insider

Postby Sajuuk » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:37 pm

agreed. maybe if 4e hadnt been such utter crap i would have considered it. and you know they are in trouble when you start to see ads for 4e showing up almost everywhere.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Insider

Postby Mr_Praetorian » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:16 pm

Well, you figure they must have made a killing off of all of the 3.5 splatbooks they made.

...and we still don't have a feat compendium.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Insider

Postby Zanaikin » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:50 pm

and there ARE people who like 4E anyhow, mostly the beginners...
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