DDI Subscribers: Are you satisfied with your subscription?

Are you satisfied with your DDI Subscription?


catsclaw227

First Post
I want to know how satisfied DDI subscribers are with their subscription. This is a public poll.

It's a general satisfaction rating, including cost, content quality and quantity, as well as the online tools. Vote in the poll and tell us why you voted how you did.

Between the Charbuilder, the bonus tools and the two magazines, I am very satisfied. The price is well worth it and it has cut my DM prep time dramatically.

EDIT: If you choose one of the unsatisfied options, maybe you can post why. It might help with getting a nagging issue straightened out.

Thanks!
 
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mac1504

Explorer
Best $5 spent every month.

I'd pay that just for Dungeon and Dragon every month. Access to the character builder (which has pushed our group back to no-laptop sessions!) and the other online tools is icing on the cake, as they say.
 

timbannock

Adventurer
Extremely satisfied.

I haven't even used the Character Builder yet, and I've only skimmed a few copies of Dragon and Dungeon.

The reason I love it so much: D&D Compendium. DM prep time takes minutes whereas it used to take hours and hours. I can glean enough info to know which books I need to purchase and which ones I don't (read: I can avoid "fluff" I don't want and get all the mechanics I do want, as I homebrew all the fluff anyway). And the cost for a year's subscription is saving me gads of money in books I don't want, and magazines that take up shelf space (and are harder to search through for relevant info).

I've generally hated PDFs and electronic products up until this...now I'm almost 100% satisfied ("almost" because if I could have a hardcopy of everything and have it be as easily searchable as a PDF, that would be the cat's meow!).
 

malraux

First Post
Very satisfied. My only two complaints have been problems renewing my subscription (but WotC worked pretty hard to make things right) and the abundance of preview articles (which I see more as advertising than actual articles). But for the price, its pretty good.
 

Shroomy

Adventurer
I'm extremely satisfied with my subscription and think its one of the best gaming investments that I've ever made in 20 years of role-playing. $5/month for the character builder, compendium, bonus tools, new content released 3 times a week, exclusive previews; IMO, its a no-brainer.
 

chaotix42

First Post
Very satisfied. I'd say that I'm happier with Dragon than I've ever been, but Dungeon has lost something in the transition. Then again, I've no use for pre-written adventures at the moment so it could be that I'm just not giving it a fair shot.

With all of the extra content I'm getting beyond my two favorite magazines (e-zines? not sure what to call 'em anymore) I'd say it's the best subscription to anything I've ever gotten.
 


Keefe the Thief

Adventurer
Extremely satisfied, which doesn´t mean it cannot get better: annoying auto-logout, slooow homepage, Charbuilder Bugs, too many klicks to reach content - all those things still exist. They pale, however, before the usefulness of the compendium alone. It cut my prep time by 50% at least.
 
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JoeGKushner

First Post
I voted very.

If they got rid of the color borders on the online mags...

And gave more content as opposed to preview/playtest...

But then again, I haven't even started to tap into the online tools that much and I still find the $5 a month reasonable.
 


Ktulu

First Post
The only thing I wish they had out was the Character Portrait Generator. I'd get a lot of mileage out of it.

I can't promote it enough. It's the single-best tool I've ever received for RPG use and it only costs me $5/month.
 

Starsunder

First Post
Extremely satisfied. I just subsribed today actually (year sub), and the content is awesome (Masters of the Planes ftw). If this is what I have to look forward to on a regular basis, then color me impressed.

Only caveat, I want deity stats with my deity fluff....;)
 


Cadfan

First Post
Extremely satisfied.

Part of the reason I'm so happy with it is the cost. Its low, only $5 a month, and it means I have full access to all of the magic items in the Adventurer's Vault (MSRP $29.95), the character material from the Forgotten Realms Player's Guide (MSRP $29.95), and Martial Power (MSRP $29.95).

So by my lights I've spent $60 and I've gotten $90 worth of value so far, not counting the magazines or character builder. By the end of the subscription year, several more books will be released, and the value will continue to rise.
 

MarkAHart

Explorer
Extremely satisfied. The Compendium and the Bonus Tools make DDI a "must-have" for a DM; the Character Builder is the best of its kind ever.

The content in DUNGEON and DRAGON is useful, timely, and well done.

I know the price for DDI will be going up soon, now that the CB has gone live; it won't immediately affect me, as I paid for a year in one lump sum. That being said, $5 a month is a steal and then some.
 

Extremely satisfied.

Part of the reason I'm so happy with it is the cost. Its low, only $5 a month, and it means I have full access to all of the magic items in the Adventurer's Vault (MSRP $29.95), the character material from the Forgotten Realms Player's Guide (MSRP $29.95), and Martial Power (MSRP $29.95).

So by my lights I've spent $60 and I've gotten $90 worth of value so far, not counting the magazines or character builder. By the end of the subscription year, several more books will be released, and the value will continue to rise.
This was my primary reason for subscribing. I don't have the money to keep buying all those books, so for the price of about two rulebooks, I get all rulebooks released in an entire year. If that's not a bargain, I don't know what is.

Dragon/Dungeon, Character Creator and the other tools/content are just icing on an already sizable and well-iced cake. :)
 

Enforcer

Explorer
Very satisfied here. Mac support for the Character Builder and future apps would push me to Extremely in a heartbeat. For now I just use VMWare Fusion to run it (with 3d acceleration turned off, it runs way better that way for some reason).

I don't use the Dungeon stuff much, but it's nice to have access to every 4e module published there for my subscription fee. The Dragon content is great overall, I just loved the article on Bane that just went up, really well done.
 

Asmor

First Post
Very satisfied.

My biggest annoyance is how readily it logs you out.

I'd probably say extremely satisfied if I hadn't been looking forward to the virtual tabletop so much.
 


catsclaw227

First Post
Yea that sorta bugs me too, when I am using the compendium in game. They need to set the session timeout on that web app at 60min instead of the standard 20min set by IIS. That way, if you don't hit refresh or look anything up for an hour, you still have to log back in, but in game, it shoulds stay active most of the time.
 

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