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POLL: Has WotC run out of ideas?

Discussion in 'Dungeons & Dragons + Other RPGs' started by Voltric, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Voltric Gems: 19/31
    Latest gem: Aquamarine

    Jun 29, 2000
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    [​IMG] Well WotC has owned D&D for about 4 years now and they have done quit a bit to market the brand. Most feel that 3E is a great improvement over older editions but looking at the releases this year and what is planned for next years raised an important question, is WotC running out of new ideas.

    Poll Information
    This poll contains 3 question(s). 17 user(s) have voted.
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    Poll Results: Has WotC run out of ideas? (17 votes.)

    Overall do you like what WotC has done with the D&D brand? (Choose 1)
    * D&D is better now than ever! - 29% (5)
    * I think WotC has done a OK job. - 41% (7)
    * WotC has done a poor job, where is TSR! - 6% (1)
    * It doesn't matter. D&D is more about the player than the publisher. - 24% (4)

    What do you think of WotC 2003 and planned 2004 releases for D&D? (Choose 1)
    * They look great! WotC is still on a roll! - 12% (2)
    * They appear OK, nothing special. - 53% (9)
    * What is this old retred stuff. The life has gone out of D&D. - 6% (1)
    * WotC is more interested in making money than producing exciting new products. - 29% (5)

    Has WotC run out of new ideas? (Choose 1)
    * Yes, there is only was much material you can come up with. - 29% (5)
    * No, they are still putting out good stuff. - 47% (8)
    * It's not WotC, D&D is just been over done too much. - 24% (4)
  2. Oaz Gems: 29/31
    Latest gem: Glittering Beljuril

    Aug 21, 2001
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    I am certainly surprised that so far over half of the voters so far believe that Wizards is some greedy fat cat corporation. In my opinion, P&P RPGs are very much of a nice market, and it's not like they're the most popular thing in the world at the moment.

    Yes, Wizards needs money. Any company does. Wizards needs money to introduce the game of D&D (and other games) to each newer age group of players to not just expand their market, but to make the game better for people. I truly believe that the people who designed 3E D&D (Mr. Cook, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Williams) did have the best intentions in mind.

    And, no, I do not believe Wizards has run out of ideas. People might think that stuff like Epic Level Handbook and Savage Species weren't too special (and they were rather weird, IMHO). But has anyone checked newer things by Malhavoc Press (Sword & Sorcerery stuff), Arcana Unearthed, and even the Wizards site for Web Enhancements and freebies?

    I do not believe Wizards is out of breath. Some people just don't seem to be willing to look beyond their bookstore.
  3. RingMaster Gems: 1/31
    Latest gem: Turquoise

    May 27, 2003
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    [​IMG] If you've read any of the reviews WOTC did admit that 3.5E was thought up when 3E was justing being brought to the drawing board as a way to make some extra profit. I frankly find 3.5E a useless switch. Maybe my groups cheap and don't want to dig into our paychecks, but the changes in 3.5 are rather minute. :D
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