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Arcana
01-27-2009, 11:48 AM
I'm downloading it now, but those of you who have DNDInsider memberships can go download the full 1-30 version of the 4E Character Builder.

No word on how well it performs yet from me, and I haven't read all the forum posts about it, but I imagine there will be some growing pains knowing WotC.

JFJohnny5
01-28-2009, 10:18 AM
I installed it last night. Make you sure uninstall the Beta version first if you were using it, and restart. A breeze to setup otherwise. I really like it. I think they knocked out most of the bugs in the Beta. It's great to have all your character options right there in front of you. Makes you wonder how you used to do it with those piles of books spread all over. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy having all the books to look through and reference. But the Character Builder really is a great tool.

Steel General
01-28-2009, 10:54 AM
Figures they come out with all of the cool stuff after I lost interest in playing... :P

loydb
01-28-2009, 11:07 AM
Heading to get it now!

Ascension
01-28-2009, 12:29 PM
SG -- Yeah, I guess I'll have to get one of those multiple monitor rigs goin and have each one open to a page to simulate the old pile o books feel.

Nebulous
01-28-2009, 12:43 PM
As Dm for 4e, i wasn't really enjoying the powers and such of character creation. With the new Character Builder, it is so DAMN easy to do, and looks good, that i'm a convert. It has worked flawlessly for me so far. And i even forgot to uninstall the demo! Worked anyway.

jfrazierjr
01-28-2009, 01:07 PM
Figures they come out with all of the cool stuff after I lost interest in playing... :P

You could always get back into it. If you don't have a local group, you could always turn to technology such as Maptool to play remotely if you want to give it a try... I play occasional non committed games with various people over Maptool in the Living Forgotten Realms RPGA games. I can basically play whenever someone has offered to host a game (1-2 per weekend or so via the Maptool forums) with no dedicated commitment(ie, the DM says he is running a game and people sign up on a mostly first come first serve basis.)

Steel General
01-28-2009, 01:43 PM
There is that I suppose, but I actually just don't enjoy playing anymore - the same thing happened to me with darts. I played for years then, in a matter of a week or two, just absolutely lost interest in playing altogether. Oh well, who knows, maybe the desire will come back someday...

loydb
01-29-2009, 10:37 AM
Sadly, the full version still doesn't allow creation of magic items (well, you can make an item with a description, but no stats/effects/etc.).

industrygothica
03-07-2009, 04:46 PM
I finally got around to downloading this the other day, and I'm pleased to say that I'm more than impressed. The demo version does a fantastic job. Now I just need to get my hands on the full version. Sadly, I can't afford the ddi subscription right now.

MadLetter
03-07-2009, 04:47 PM
My problem is a simple one: No payment method besides credit-card. Which means nearly all european are basically mostly locked out.

industrygothica
03-08-2009, 10:19 AM
My problem is a simple one: No payment method besides credit-card. Which means nearly all european are basically mostly locked out.

They don't take European credit cards? Guess I never realized there was a difference.

torstan
03-08-2009, 11:19 AM
It's often the case that US companies place a requirement that you provide a zip code when you pay with a credit card - which is somewhat limiting. There's no reason you shouldn't use a European credit card - its just that the websites are badly designed. I'm surprised that's the case for WotC. I know that I have friends in the UK who are subscribers so there must be a workaround as they definitely don't have US billing addresses.

RobA
03-09-2009, 12:10 PM
It's often the case that US companies place a requirement that you provide a zip code when you pay with a credit card - which is somewhat limiting. There's no reason you shouldn't use a European credit card - its just that the websites are badly designed. I'm surprised that's the case for WotC. I know that I have friends in the UK who are subscribers so there must be a workaround as they definitely don't have US billing addresses.

Tell me about. I tried to fill up my gas tank in New York a couple of weeks ago, and they wouldn't take my Canadian credit card as it didn't have a ZIP code to validate against! I had to pay cash.

-Rob A>

NeonKnight
03-10-2009, 11:35 AM
All I can think is: Is it a Visa or Mastercard? If not that may be why, but otherwise should not be an issue.

RobA
03-10-2009, 11:41 AM
American Express, actually!

-Rob A>

torstan
03-10-2009, 11:58 AM
I often can't use European visa or mastercard over here. It's a real pain - and was a relief when I finally sorted out my US bank account.

NeonKnight
03-10-2009, 12:22 PM
Huh....Bizarre, cause I use my CANADIAN Visa/Mastercard when I go to Korea with no issues, and when my wife and I were dating and she was here in Canada, same thing with her Korean Issued Visa/Mastercard.

torstan
03-10-2009, 01:02 PM
If I'm just using it in a shop, it's fine. However if I use it on the metro it asks me for a zip code. If I use it on itunes it wants a zip code (okay, they have issues with country to country copyright so its a bit more reasonable). If I want to use it for dominos online (if I remember correctly) I need a zip code. Until I acquired a US bank account, I couldn't use my visa card for any transaction in the US that required a zip code - and there are many examples. Shops on the street feel like the exception rather the rule when it comes to this. If I go to any other country this is normally not an issue. It seems to only be the US that requires that everyone have a US zip code to spend money.