Eric Noah's Info - Page 47
Page 47 of 68 FirstFirst ... 373839404142434445464748495051525354555657 ... LastLast
Results 461 to 470 of 671
  1. #461
    COPPER SUBSCRIBER
    Defender (Lvl 8)

    EricNoah's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    8,603
    Well here's some more...

    I just heard from a high-up at WotC. He says the info is so wrong that he suspects that my source is out to torpedo "my reputation" by giving me something this far off the mark.

    I trust my source's intentions, though as I've said earlier my source could be misunderstanding something, or I could have misconstrued something.

    Hopefully if the WotC person doesn't mind outing himself he could post here to verify and share what info he is allowed to share.

    In any case, I responded to him as I respond to all of you: I'm out of the "D&D scoop business" and so this is the last you'll hear from me on anything 4E related.

  2. #462

    Acolyte (Lvl 2)



    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    156
    Quote Originally Posted by helium3
    The only serious reason for a customer to reject an edition change is if the costs involved in moving from one edition to another is too high. The only way that the RPG business is going to be able to permanently move to a "periodic edition release" business model is if they decrease the price of the cost of an edition change to the point where they gain more customers than they lose with each edition change. If you can figure out how to do that then you'll know what 4E is going to look like.
    Pretty good assessment. And that may be the driving force behind the rumored "release in small amounts"--it doesn't seem like you're spending a lot when you pick and choose little bits.

    The move from 2nd ed to 3e was sorely needed. 2nd edition was very old, clunky, and was broken in many ways. I just don't see the same problem with 3e. If anything, I think WotC really needs to either revamp or open up the epic stuff. They've pretty much neglected it and I think there is at least enough interest to make a little money there, if done right.

    They could even still just revamp some things in 3e--maybe work on that "20 levels of spells" thing, or classless D&D, or a better spell point system to replace the one in Unearthed Arcana?

    All I know is, if, as rumored, 4e is supposed to be much more minis based, they'd better let you buy the EXACT minis you want, instead of getting your luck of the box.

    (Once again, I know it's all heresay, but I like adding fuel to the proverbial fire

    --CT

  3. #463

    Waghalter (Lvl 7)

    Rodrigo Istalindir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    4,621
    Quote Originally Posted by EricNoah
    In any case, I responded to him as I respond to all of you: I'm out of the "D&D scoop business" and so this is the last you'll hear from me on anything 4E related.
    I hope all this didn't make you feel like Cassandra, Eric. We're all suckers for a good argument over just about anything. It's was good to get the blood pumping before GenCon!

  4. #464

    Defender (Lvl 8)

    ColonelHardisson's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    The Cleveland, OH area, but missing San Diego, CA
    Posts
    4,969
    Quote Originally Posted by EricNoah
    Well here's some more...

    I just heard from a high-up at WotC. He says the info is so wrong that he suspects that my source is out to torpedo "my reputation" by giving me something this far off the mark.

    I trust my source's intentions, though as I've said earlier my source could be misunderstanding something, or I could have misconstrued something.

    Hopefully if the WotC person doesn't mind outing himself he could post here to verify and share what info he is allowed to share.

    In any case, I responded to him as I respond to all of you: I'm out of the "D&D scoop business" and so this is the last you'll hear from me on anything 4E related.
    Eric, just so we're clear, did the WotC higher-up say anything at all about what was wrong about the rumors? Most importantly, did he specifically deny 4e was being worked on? I doubt he said anything specific like that, but I figured I'd ask.

  5. #465
    COPPER SUBSCRIBER
    Defender (Lvl 8)

    EricNoah's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    8,603
    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelHardisson
    Eric, just so we're clear, did the WotC higher-up say anything at all about what was wrong about the rumors? Most importantly, did he specifically deny 4e was being worked on? I doubt he said anything specific like that, but I figured I'd ask.
    Nope.

    Let me point him to this thread. If he's able to post anything maybe he will, and head this whole fruitless discussion off at the pass.

  6. #466

    Novice (Lvl 1)

    mcrow's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Hutchinson,MN
    Posts
    656
    Quote Originally Posted by EricNoah
    Well here's some more...

    I just heard from a high-up at WotC. He says the info is so wrong that he suspects that my source is out to torpedo "my reputation" by giving me something this far off the mark.
    Thank the Gods!

    Now I don't have to hate D&D.



    yet.

  7. #467

    Acolyte (Lvl 2)



    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    63031
    Posts
    215
    I'm glad I previewed, I had a big old reply that would've looked stupid with this new info.


    Quote Originally Posted by EricNoah
    Well here's some more...

    I just heard from a high-up at WotC. He says the info is so wrong that he suspects that my source is out to torpedo "my reputation" by giving me something this far off the mark.
    Or gearing up interest/speculation for GenCon? There may very well be a biggish product coming out that could sound like a 4E but isn't (like the Basic Set sorts of ideas above).

    That's almost too bad.

    I was looking forward to finding out if diaglo's hat of e4 know no limit.


    Koewn

  8. #468

    Acolyte (Lvl 2)

    fafhrd's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    934
    Dueling WotC insiders...Sounds like the ettin's right head doesn't know what the left head is doing.

  9. #469



    Arnwyn's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    brink of total screaming madness
    Posts
    6,321
    Quote Originally Posted by EricNoah
    Let me point him to this thread. If he's able to post anything maybe he will, and head this whole fruitless discussion off at the pass.


    Eric, this thread went to 12 pages in less than a day. It already made it through the pass (and sacked the nearest village).

  10. #470
    COPPER SUBSCRIBER
    Defender (Lvl 8)

    EricNoah's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    8,603
    Hey, if we can keep it from infecting any other threads I'll count it as a success!

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Where is Eric Noah?
    By der_kluge in forum *Varied Geek Talk & Media Lounge
    Replies: 78
    Last Post: Thursday, 15th September, 2005, 04:28 AM
  2. Thanks Eric Noah
    By Remus Lupin in forum *General Roleplaying Games Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Friday, 2nd July, 2004, 09:49 PM
  3. [OT, having to do with the boards] To Eric Noah
    By blackshirt5 in forum *General Roleplaying Games Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Wednesday, 26th March, 2003, 05:30 PM
  4. Three Cheers for Eric Noah!
    By Mark CMG in forum Meta - Forums About Forums
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Wednesday, 26th February, 2003, 05:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •