Yes, I'm hoping that a fair number of people will come out of the woodwork when L4W starts to look like it's actually happening instead of just being suggested. But time will tell.
L4W Facilitator said:Will be a point
manperson on the creation of the L4W setting. They will strive to help drive forward the communities effort to create an inclusive, vibrant setting.
Please be sure to review Desirable characteristics of Judges (as they are largely the same as they would be for facilitators) before nominating someone.
- trying to be neutral and serve the common will of the community (and/or help forge a common will)
- writing and interpreting the polls that will be used to create L4W in an unbiased and inclusive manner
- Be attentive to the needs of the entire community, including trying to figure out ways to make minorities on certain issues (available character creation options, etc) happy and exited about playing in L4W.
- Writing and maintaining the Wikis that define the setting.
- L4W facilitators will act as "judges" when necessary however they will not necessarily be judges when the campaign gets started.
- pushing forward the roadmap; including particularly #8
Personally I tend to agree with you... but I think it's important to consider people's concerns. That's why I've proposed the "phb build" thing.I'd like to clear this up: introducing mm races does not, at the moment, unbalance anything. There are some very powerful options_for some roles. For example, a Bugbear is mechanically stronger than any other race in the phb for a brute scoundrel rogue... but it doesn't get racial feats, that are often the best available, and furthermore, a halfling, say, is exactly as good a choice for an artful dodger rogue.
I don't know when splatbooks will be released, but,at the moment, issues with balance are being addressed in pretty good erratas available at wizards.com. So for now there's no danger if we stick to core books (DDI seems mostly balanced too...)