EDIT- this was probably too emotional on my part. Mods, please remove this thread.
You're fairly new to these parts, so I'm going to forgive you this calumny.I also have to note that their are plenty of people who prefer 3.5e- the majority of those people in fact- that state their opinions in a calm, respectful manner. Jeff Wilder on this board for example
So here's my question- am I wrong? Is this near-religious fervor present on both sides? I really don't think so, but hey- give me a counter-argument.
I also have to note that their are plenty of people who prefer 3.5e- the majority of those people in fact- that state their opinions in a calm, respectful manner. Jeff Wilder on this board for example (just plucked that name off the top of my head- there are plenty of others. The whole Maxminis board- small as it has gotten- is decidedly anti-4e in slant, but I never once have I seen them start spouting vitriol or portraying 4e as some seven-headed beast out of revelation.
The 4E fans haven't had their system disappear from store shelves.
They haven't had their organized play events end.
No one has tried to terminate other company's rights to support their system with poison pill legal contracts.
You should only expect discourse on a given subject to be balanced if the underlying reality is balanced. Sometimes, one side has less to be angry about.
Let's see if we can't put everything into perspective here....snip
How much hate would there be if you could walk into a game store, see a shelf full of D&D goodness consisting of 4E, 3E, 2E, 1E, Basic & OD&D sets and shiny new supplements for it all Its a dream of a gamers heaven and if any company were to do that then I can't imagine the amount of goodwill they would enjoy.
You're fairly new to these parts, so I'm going to forgive you this calumny.
Anyway, all this is just by way of explanation, so that when you hear guffaws prompted by your chosen example, you'll know why.