New dnd site is up!

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New dnd site is up!

http://dnd.wizards.com/

Wow! The article format doesn't make me cringe to read it anymore. In fact they are top-notch now.

 

I just said something and you just read it. Sorry about that.

I still don't see an actual link to the pregen characters that are already hiding on their server. Are they intentionally keeping them "secret?"

JC999 wrote:

I still don't see an actual link to the pregen characters that are already hiding on their server. Are they intentionally keeping them "secret?"

 

It's possible they just haven't put them up yet.  Regardless of why they don't have a link to it, you can make characters with the Basic PDF, and if you really want pregen characters now you can buy the starter set and have a pregen adventure too.

There are a great many problems that can be circumvented by players and DMs having a mature discussion about what the game is going to be like before they ever sit down together to play.

 

The answer really does lie in more options, not in confining and segregating certain options.

 

You really shouldn't speak for others.  You can't hear what someone else is saying when you try to put your words in their mouth.

 

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MechaPilot wrote:

 

JC999 wrote:

I still don't see an actual link to the pregen characters that are already hiding on their server. Are they intentionally keeping them "secret?"

 

 

It's possible they just haven't put them up yet.  Regardless of why they don't have a link to it, you can make characters with the Basic PDF, and if you really want pregen characters now you can buy the starter set and have a pregen adventure too.

They are already up http://media.wizards.com/downloads/dnd/StarterSet_Characters.pdf

 

I just think it's weird that they're not linked on the main site so people can actually find them.

For God's sake, don't link to the forums!

I really appreciate the effort and time they are putting into updating their caretaking of D&D. It gives me great hope that D&D is in the best of hands.

 

Beyond that, there's on aspect I am curious about...

There's no tie-in to D&D Insider.  I've been a member for as long as it's been around. I am curious as to what direction us Insider subscribers will be taken as they move forward.

 

 

I notice wizards.com/dnd is still 'up'.  What becomes of that address?  Won't it cause confusion?

 

I ask because it confused me --for two days I wondered why the D&D site hadn't updated.  Glad I found this thread .

 

Oh, and I like the new layout.  I put up a Tyranny of Dragons wallpaper as my backround.  To celebrate -n- stuff .

 

Update:  the 'old' address is 404 now.

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Looks like they have some typos to fix. 2103 is a long way away 

Hurry Hurry Hurry.  Download all your articles and issues of Dragon and Dungeon that you're missing if you're still an insider, before the old site goes BOOM!

I know that when my computer died on me last Spring, I lost everything.  EVERYTHING.  I thought I had to time to download them again.  Now's the time!!!!

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I tried going to the community but it just sits there with the icon spinning.

It's odd that if you follow links to character sheets, you get the old playtest sheet as a graphic.

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Too late.  I was working on downloading everything again, and in the middle of it, they killed my links, redirecting me to the new site. NOOOOOOOO WHY WOTC!!!!!


BIG EDIT:  As per the official twitter account, the tools and everything about the old website allows you to access the old 4e material here: http://archive.wizards.com/dnd/

EDIT 2:  The articles and magazines are broken links, but official WotC twitter tweeted me back, "I'll get that addressed."

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I don't like it. It looks like something for a tablet/smart phone. Too many websites are going that route now, IMO.

 

I assume it will be debugged and finished in a few days, however.

 

I also assume you have to come here now to make any comments.

I don't want to be an edition warrior. I think there was something good and something bad in all the editions I played. I do, however, believe that the game has gotten better over the years (and decades). I hope this holds true into the future.

Peace.

 

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Qmark wrote:
Great.  Ruined it for me.  Can't unsee that now.  Thanks.

 

On the other hand . . . boobies.

 

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Marandahir wrote:

Too late.  I was working on downloading everything again, and in the middle of it, they killed my links, redirecting me to the new site. NOOOOOOOO WHY WOTC!!!!!


BIG EDIT:  As per the official twitter account, the tools and everything about the old website allows you to access the old 4e material here: http://archive.wizards.com/dnd/

EDIT 2:  The articles and magazines are broken links, but official WotC twitter tweeted me back, "I'll get that addressed."

Thanks.

So on the one hand:  the new site is awesome.  Tons of new artworks and fluffy bits for many races and classes.  Get to see the races all standing next to each other too, which is pretty nice, since it's a bit hard to imagine how they'd look finally.  And while I like the direction, I really think Halflings look like another fey race here, and I'm not sure everyone will like that. 

On the other hand: the archived version of the old site is having a lot of troubles: people are reporting problems logging in, and all of the magazine articles and issues are ending at 404 dead links.  The digital team told me via twitter that they're working on the later problem, though. 

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Qmark wrote:
I heard lust was a sin, so maybe some evil big bad made sure they didn't......

It's official, owlbears and gelatinous cubes are iconic D&D monsters.

Qmark wrote:

But silicone doesn't rot...

ChrisCarlson wrote:

 

Qmark wrote:

But silicone doesn't rot...



Badoomshi!

That was great!

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I am happy with the new site, it feels like it celebrates a new edition of D&D

Cerius wrote:

It's official, owlbears and gelatinous cubes are iconic D&D monsters.

 

ChrisCarlson wrote:

 

Qmark wrote:

But silicone doesn't rot...

So... Cher is also an iconic D&D monster now?

How do we access our DDI accounts? Whill there be a 5E version of DDI?

Looks good to me.

I think the new site is pretty nice... though I was visually sneak attacked by it because I didn't know it was going to be changing today.

 

And this new site actually works on my phone, rather than having an obnoxious loop where I punch in the web address and it sends me to a crippled mobile version, then I click a link that says "go to the full website" and it tries to load but trips the mobile browser sensor and sends me right back to the crippled mobile version.

 

Actually, I think it looks even better on my phone than it does on my PC - good show WotC.

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AVacc wrote:

How do we access our DDI accounts? Whill there be a 5E version of DDI?

 

Click on subscriber sign-in

AVacc wrote:

How do we access our DDI accounts? Whill there be a 5E version of DDI?

 

You cannot log into your D&Di Account, it seems, on the new 5e site, but all the 4e material has been archived at http://archive.wizards.com/dnd/

I have to warn you that some people are reporting issues with logging in to the archive site.  There was also a problem with the articles and issues not downloading, instead leading to a 404, but that has since been fixed and all the issues and articles are back online.  If you can log in, that is.  I'm logged in just fine, but I was logged in before the transition to the archive, and it seems it kept me logged in. 

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Artifact wrote:

 

Qmark wrote:

Great.  Ruined it for me.  Can't unsee that now.  Thanks.

 

On the other hand . . . boobies.

 

Grrr... stupid picture.   That picture is actually the number one reason I'm never going to play Neverwinter.

Mephi1234 wrote:

 

Artifact wrote:

 

Qmark wrote:

Great.  Ruined it for me.  Can't unsee that now.  Thanks.

 

On the other hand . . . boobies.

 

 

Grrr... stupid picture.   That picture is actually the number one reason I'm never going to play Neverwinter.

 

That's a ridiculous "number one reason". Get off your soapbox. 

It's a perfectly legitimate reason to not want to play a game because you don't like the art design in it, even if the game is fun otherwise.

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Grifford wrote:

 

Mephi1234 wrote:

 

Artifact wrote:

 

Qmark wrote:

Great.  Ruined it for me.  Can't unsee that now.  Thanks.

 

On the other hand . . . boobies.

 

 

Grrr... stupid picture.   That picture is actually the number one reason I'm never going to play Neverwinter.

 

That's a ridiculous "number one reason". Get off your soapbox. 

 

Sore point much over a flippant comment?

 

The picture is a depication of a rotting corpse that's been sexualized for cheap titilation, as have other character pictures.   That's not a game I'm comfortable playing.   You don't like that I'm turned away by it?   So sorry, but I find that its not something I want in games I play.

Mephi1234 wrote:

Sore point much over a flippant comment?

 

Almost enough to level up.

I agree with Grifford:  That's a ridiculous number one reason.  OTOH it would be a great number two reason.

 

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The new site will certainly take some getting use to. Can't find the Legends & Lore articles yet. And lots of other little problems (like the "report comments" button not working on the forums).

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edwin_su wrote:

New dnd site is up!

http://dnd.wizards.com/

 

In the new site, a particular article from the DM Experience Archive has gone missing.  Any chance you can address the situation?  The article was entitled "Extra Ordinary", but the link to that article takes you to "The Eel and the Stingray".

 

Extra Ordinary: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/extra-ordinary

 

The Eel and the Stingray: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/eel-and-stingray

 

See how they link to the same article? I really loved the "Extra Ordinary" article and wanted to refer to it, but it seems lost!  Can you help?

Sooo.... There is not going to be discussion / comments in the articles anymore? Or is it just temporarily down with you guys about to implement something actually decent like Disqus instead of the horrifying comment system you were using before?

Mephi1234 wrote:
Artifact wrote:

 

Qmark wrote:

Great.  Ruined it for me.  Can't unsee that now.  Thanks.

 

On the other hand . . . boobies.

 

Grrr... stupid picture.   That picture is actually the number one reason I'm never going to play Neverwinter.

The cleavage cleric is more obnoxious to me. At a time when D&D was trying to be less...salacious...Neverwinter comes along with all the old obnoxious art stereotypes turned up to 11. The lich with implants is another example though.

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The_Jester wrote:

 

Mephi1234 wrote:
Artifact wrote:

 

Qmark wrote:

Great.  Ruined it for me.  Can't unsee that now.  Thanks.

 

On the other hand . . . boobies.

 

Grrr... stupid picture.   That picture is actually the number one reason I'm never going to play Neverwinter.

The cleavage cleric is more obnoxious to me. At a time when D&D was trying to be less...salacious...Neverwinter comes along with all the old obnoxious art stereotypes turned up to 11. The lich with implants is another example though.

 

Some people like that art.