Any idea when it will get an update?

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With the update to the Character Builder due tomorrow I was wondering when the Monster Builder was due one and what functionality they intend to add.
With the update to the Character Builder due tomorrow I was wondering when the Monster Builder was due one and what functionality they intend to add.



At this point the only reason the MB is even out there is for use of testing the import functionality for the VT.

But when they will offer more functionality for it is a guess.

They have not released any information about its release schedule. 
They have not released any information about its release schedule. 



Yeah that's kind of what I was asking for.

This makes me annoyed enough to almost create a cross-platform monster builder that uses the compendium and allows complete customization... almost...
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Per the latest broadcast: "Now that we have synched up our digital and paper releases, in May we will have the normal Dungeon and Dragon content update as well as the content from The Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and Beyond. We also have some big changes coming to the inventory system of the Character Builder in a future update, and a substantial Monster Builder update that adds a number of new features and functionality. We'll keep you informed through forum posts and broadcasts when we have specific update details and dates."

There is no telling what that update to MB will include, but there it is. From my read this may not be May. It isn't clear.

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Since they are shooting for a May update, does that mean it may happen?

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The bug with importing from the old MB was resolved with the 4/19 update so something was done. It might have been coincidental with something they did on the back end but at least we have that.