Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wizards of the Coast? Never heard of 'em.

As I engaged in my usual lunchhour perusal of my favourite RPG-related websites today, it occurred to me that it has been weeks since I dropped in on the Wizards of the Coast webpage. This used to be a daily requirement, even as recently as last fall. The braintrust at WotC has been working overtime trying to come up with new ways to lose me as a customer. At one time, I religiously purchased everything they produced for D&D 3.5, D&D Minis, Star Wars Saga Ed., Star Wars Minis, d20 Modern and Axis&Allies Minis. Now 3.5 and d20 Modern are dead and buried, while the quality of their D&D and SW miniatures lines has declined precipitously. So, I wait for the next SW Saga book, expected next month and the next A&A minis release, expected sometime before the end of the Mayan calendar, while the rest of WotC's production moves along completely beneath my notice. I guess I'm no longer part of their demographic, which apparently consists of anyone who will swallow whatever crap they slap their logo on. C'est la vie!



Obiri said...

Same here. I used to check the site at least once a day if not more and now I never go there. The rare times I go to their forums its usually from a link somewhere else and the post itself has been archived.

Taylorito said...

Same with me. How the mighty have fallen. I do check paizo regularly and would use it more if it was a little better designed.


Rognar said...

Hey, good to hear from you, N. I was beginning to think this blog was just a personal chat site for Obiri and me.

Taylorito said...

I lurk, typing is to much work on an iPod.

Derobane-bane said...

You guys have said it all.

I used to have a daily routine that involved breakfast, checking the WotC site and then email. When 4E started up, I was left in the dust along with all their cool stuff worth buying.