Results for tag: Character Builder
Posted by: Darth_Jerrod on Nov 17, 2010 at 08:15:56 PM
I was browsing for funny pictures and saw this. It puts new meaning to Man Power it was also funny because I was thinking about all the crashes for the new character builder and the server issues yesterday and part of the day today.
Is this the reason?
Do not get me wrong I like the new character builder but all the initial problems, the fact I can not swap out at-wills for my essentials pyromancer mage. Just two character sheets, no house-rule options.
I could go on and on then it becomes a rant and we have enough of those over in the forums. I am not saying they are wrong to complain, or rant for that matter but the message gets drowned out if with every one of them there is the "I quit DDI or we will no longer buy D&D or I will get my group to stop D&D over this."
It is all well...
Posted by: Perithoth on Nov 17, 2010 at 12:35:08 AM
So, its been 15 hours since the launch of the new Character Builder. I basically wish they hadn't.
I spent 8 years of my life doing tech support on various products, mostly hardware and software with a side trip into a soul crushing customer service job for GM. I wised up and got out while I still had a shred of respect for humanity.
In that time I have seen launches of many different products, some ready, many not. The new cloud based character builder is not ready for launch. It is riddled with bugs and quite frankly some baffling design decisions. This product needs at least 1 (probably 2) months of work before its ready.
This is not the product you release to your customers when they are already up in arms. This reeks of "the meeting" where the dev team is behind schedule and the...
Posted by: Khilkhameth on Nov 16, 2010 at 10:05:55 PM
I'm disappointed. It's certainly aimed at new players, what with its 'what sort of character would you like to play' first question, but that just gets in the way for people that just want to use the thing.
There's no random character option (not that I ever used that myself, but...).
There's no option to import a custom picture for your character portrait.
The area of the screen used by each menu seems smaller than the old builder, meaning that there's a lot more scrolling to get to things.
Unlike the last version, such useful things as 'current HP total' cannot be manually entered and changed on the character sheet as displayed.
Much of the general layout seems to be a change for change's sake, rather than for any actual benefit.
Removing ritual ingredients from the inventory...
Posted by: dberg_usa on Nov 16, 2010 at 02:39:49 PM
On November 16th 2010, WOTC birthed a new online character builder to replace its tried but true offline version.
Like so many others, I decided to give the new shiny online version a try.
Here are some of my thoughts and experiences with the early version of their new creation.
The first character import went smoothly. However when trying to print, I got a cute but unsettling error saying that Silverlight had crashed. Needless to say, I was worried that the rest of my experience with the tool would be no better.
Fortunately, the system was able to recover and reloading the page prompted me to attempt a recovery of the character on which I had been working. That process went smoothly and I was back in the game. I was really impressed with the ease...
Posted by: Brutous on Nov 16, 2010 at 11:46:52 AM
The new Online Character Builder look great and seems to be user firendly. However, I am crashing a lot. I think it will become the essential tool for any adventure seeking gamer.
Well made two halflings one rogue and the other ranger -
The only thing about it is I don't know if I am ready to Roleplay a cannabalistic halfling and would it be considered cannabalism if it was other humanoids and not halfling the character ate?
Posted by: The_Jester on Nov 7, 2010 at 09:00:52 AM
I hadn't planned on blogging about DDI. Regardless of the "new web-based tool" I had been planning on letting other blogs handle the news and opinions. But with the release of the new online Character Builder I'm finding it truly hard not to rant. Not that I'm the first. You can read gargs454's comments on the subject here.
Firstly, the disclaimer. For reasons of financial belt-tightening and the lack of updates, I decided not to renew my DDI subscription. The magazines seem to be offering mostly D&D Essentials content that I have a limited interest in reading and the programs lacked updates. Plus my wife is on maternity leave reducing us to a single income so a little belt tightening was needed.
I hadn't mentioned the revised Compendium for a very good reason: I had nothing...
Posted by: Gargs454 on Nov 5, 2010 at 06:56:10 PM
Oh wait, no its not.
At the risk of igniting even more fires in the flamefest that is the announcement of the new character builder, I thought I would take the time to address the topic and offer my thoughts on it. I apologize in advance if anyone is offended as this is not my intent and I will do my best to analyze both sides of the argument.
Online Only Makes the Character Builder Useless
I've seen this comment numerous times this week and my response is simply no, it doesn't. It's fair to say that to some people the online only nature of it makes it less useful, but it absolutely does not render it useless.
Simply put, there is absolutely nothing preventing you from printing out the character sheet and taking it to the table as far as we know. The announcement seems...
Posted by: PhantomPalmer on Nov 4, 2010 at 12:14:13 PM
as you probably know, the upcoming release of Character Builder will be web-based and it seems to be no longer a normal windows app that can work offline.
Moreover, at least the next release will not have character export functionality at launch. That will mean you won't be able to import your characters to DMBS, at least for a while.
However, I believe you can influence on that.
Check these posts and post your opinion there:
Posted by: Darth_Jerrod on Nov 3, 2010 at 05:49:40 PM
So I had cancelled my subscription last month. I wanted to wait until I was sure they were going to be getting back to regular updates and adding value to Insider.
I got excited when it was hinted at that something was going to happen on November 2nd so over the weekend I renewed my subscription. I have been a loyal supporter of Wizards of the Coast for... well since forever. My original Magic collection probably helped them buy TSR lol.
Well Tuesday comes and wow the announcement is made and that thread is still smoking as I write this. My initial reaction was feeling let down, I have played many WotC games that are gone now. The builder was added to that list and I was feeling like I might as well just pack it in, jump into the Pathfinder club since most of my players still cling to a...
Posted by: Alphastream1 on Nov 2, 2010 at 03:21:34 PM
In a Perfect World
Here is what I would love to see happen in D&D and the RPGA/Organized Play:
3e 4e 4th Edition 5e AD&D Adventure adventures art Avatar blog campaign Combat Commander D&D D&D D&D Next Dark Sun deck DM DMing DnD Downtime dragons dungeon master dungeons dungeons & dragons dungeons and dragons eberron EDH encounters Fantasy Forgotten Realms Fr gaming homebrew LFR Magic Magic Online magic the gathering mtg MTGO pathfinder RPG Scales of war standard Star Wars wrecan writing Zendikar