First I will tell a bit about where I am coming from. I have been playing since I turned 15 I am now 39 so I have been playing D&D for about 25 years, I have seen many things in D&D come and go. I have run my own campaign world for around 22 of those years. My game world is almost complete with god's, creation myths, unique monsters. I witnessed the release and know the origin of iconic creatures such as Death Knights, Ettercap, Githyanki & Githzerai, Hook Horror, Kuo-Toa, Ravenant, Slaad’s and many others. And to me Vecna is only an uppity Wizard/Lich that was beat down a couple times.
When it comes to the inventiveness of a small group of people (people at WotC) there inventiveness pales compared to the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of players and DM’s that are playing the game. For my game and I would guess many of the games out there there’s a LOT of house rules that never get applied as they should be.
The inability to change the character generator to reflect my house rules means that I am hard presses to endorse the character generator to my players. Similarly the reduced capacity to change monsters on the monster creator means that I need to use both the beta downloadable one and the on line one though it’s the downloadable one that gives me more use.
The Character generator should let me set up a set of house rules that I can have all my players can join with either a code from me either the name or number of the campaign I registered the group under. Then place some of their characters in my campaign setting and make characters that reflect my game rules so if I restrict classes or races points buy value or other things that will have the restrictions show up when they are making their characters up.
Lastly so I don’t need to get them to export their character and then send it to me or log into their account on my PC on game day then to export it onto my PC and have me log into my PC to import it with is such a bother on game day, make any character that is registered into my game world show up on my PC as a character I can see and not change but copy and then change. And make characters that break the rules of my game world show up with an orange tag or something similar so I know when a character is broken or not enough points spent or missing some choices.
The monster generator needs to have a way to change the monsters to be more of what I want them to be 10-20% or the monsters I use are created or adjusted creatures and not monsters with different levels as the current monster generator does. Changing gear is a basic thing and I cannot even do that I can I mean I change the “Drow Assassin “ to use a bastard sword +4 and even change the name of its attack to Magic bastard sword +4 but the damage on the attack and the gear he has on him does not change. So I need to change it then figure it out in my head then go back and change a bunch of crap by hand, that’s is why I am PAYING a monthly fee for to not have to do basic things so it will take less of my time with annoying tasks. For weapon attacks I would be able to just select a weapon in a drop down list to give an attack its damage or if I want to change things more I could be able change damage free form.