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Maybe wizards will actually release pdfs. Seriously, they are so behind the times with digital goods, it drives me nuts. This, times this.
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Everyone else manages it. Come on, that was obviously a calculated choice. They planned to provide a software that did it better than PDFs, and which would not be pirateable. But now maybe they will change their minds since the software did not deliver as promised.
Either way, if I were them I would have delayed an official PDF too since it is due to cut into book sales. Right after they get done converting all that old stuff to PDF like they said they would just after 3e came out I’m sure. Why would they need to convert to PDF?
The book assuredly had a digital version before it was ever printed. All they would have needed to do dungeonscapw place an activation code in the books and provide a free software download. Use the activation code in the software and it unlocks the information contained within the book for free in the app. And people would’ve taken photos of the codes in the store, gone home, and used them to gain access without making a purchase.
Or bought the book and returned it after unlocking. A Make it a scratch off to reveal the code ovr maybe seal the books in plastic. B Make the book un-returnable for full price if the code was revealed like video games. So what do you do with all the books that contained printing errors smudged pages, upside-down pages, loose or detached bindings, improperly cropped pages, etc. There’s been more than a few of these reported here on Reddit.
Sending it back for a replacement means more money and effort spent by WOTC. And how do you know that I’ve used the code if I re-shrink-wrapped the packaging before returning?
Used to do this all the time as a kid. And what happens when someone figures out how to write a keygen app to automatically generate new keys? All of xungeonscape scenarios lead to WOTC spending more money, shrinking their profit margin, and still having dungeonsvape piracy problem. Sometimes it’s just cheaper to say ‘screw it’ and walk away Same issues present themselves with video games yet they still utilize them often so it seems there is still acceptable loss.
They also use this method for physical comics so that you get the digital copy for free. Any returned books due dungeeonscape misprints would have dungeoscape key code deactivated. Forget the plastic wrap then and just make it a lotto scratch off code. If it’s scratched off then either you can’t return it or for only a reduced refund. And have the application require online verification if you want to be hardcore drm to kill the key gen problem.
Activation codes have been around for years, this is not a new technology. With that in mind clearly these have all been anticipated before and considered acceptable. Again, what is considered acceptable for video games and comic books may not be acceptable for RPG books.
WOTC isn’t selling 5. As for comic books, publishers are releasing huge amounts of new content on a monthly basis; they aren’t releasing a single book and then banking the next 7 years of profit on it. Otherwise, you have to weigh the cost of implementation, customer service, etc.
Man, I didn’t realize you were a cost-benefit analyst. I wasn’t aware that WoTC was so hard up in comparison to others that they couldn’t weigh the potential or and dungeoncape themselves golden. Trying to make it very easy for the people who want to give you money to do so is a good idea.
I stopped pirating music the day I started using Spotify. If its easier and faster to obtain legally, I’m not going to bother. Ocf its completely unavailable to obtain legally, you only force your customers to become criminals. And as an aside, it seems to be doing okay for Paizo. I’m sure Dungsonscape could figure out how to use the exact same system. They have a bigger budget to implement the plan, a bigger market to benefit from every time it works and a bigger safety net every time it fails.
I’d kill for some searchable pdfs Of course they have the capability, but have chosen ofr to for fear of illegal distribution. I’m not sure dunggeonscape I agree or dungeonscxpe with them because of the hardcore gamer example: In the late dungeonscpae hardcore gamers were a target audience for video game companies, but they quickly found that this audience was notorious for completely fucking over developers by rampantly pirating and hacking games it’s not fun for casual players to compete against players who cheat.
Anyway, long story short, do you think pencil and paper RPG players might fall into the same sort of practices? I don’t really know, but I have the feeling this is a fear that Wizards might have, that by trying to be helpful and provide a nice service for their customers, they could be putting nails in their own coffin. I really hope that if they released PDF’s people would be honest and pay the damn company for doing something so awesome for them, but sadly I have already seen several requests in this sub about pirating the books or weird anti-corporation type crap where people want a great product for free udngeonscape don’t feel the people that work hard to make it deserve to earn a living.
All of their products are being illegally distributed, right now, and have been for years.
Offering a digital product, if anything, would maybe get some of those illegal downloads back because yes, there are a number of people who pirate it just to have dungeonscapf in that form. And, once they have dungepnscape in the form they want to use it in, a number of them likely don’t buy the hardcover.
I don’t disagree with you at all. Dugneonscape trying to come up with a reasoning behind their choice, because obviously converting an electronic file to a PDF is not a fucking technical hurdle as barnardine so stupidly suggested. I think you might have missed my point actually – I wasn’t suggesting it was a difficult thing to do technically, but rather that their rationale for not doing it is always that it’ll lead to piracy, cut into sales, and so on.
Which obviously leads to my initial question – how do other companies Pathfinder does it, Eclipse Phase does it and rungeonscape even charge money manage it without going under? Not sure why you thought I was suggesting they weren’t technically able to create PDF files.
They should partner with a developer to do a mobile app for them, instead of trying to do their tools in-house.
Well there’s this thing where they used to make PDFs of every book, and then everybody just pirated the PDFs and didn’t buy the books and that made Wizards unhappy. You can hardly blame them for not wanting to give out their books for free. The people who are going to pirate are going to do it even without official PDFs. All they did was remove the option for those of us that wanted to purchase a legitimate PDF.
To be fair, scanning each individual page and relying on OCR is both a lot more effort and a lot less quality than copy-pasting an official PDF. That makes a difference to more people tan you might expect. I think it had more to do with the printing proofs being available for 4E like months ahead of release of physical and digital books. I have to assume that there’s no one at Wizards whose job it is to oversee their third party developer.
Or if there is, then that person doesn’t know that there should have been a functional prototype last spring.
When the app wasn’t at least available as a public beta when 5E launched, the writing was on the wall. Also depends on how much they want to pay for tool development. Their best chance how is to release pdfs. If they released PDFs, we’d see a huge fungeonscape of 5e based apps and a few among them would shine brighter than diamonds.
The community would make the apps.
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Then again, if they opened the licence up with a reasonable fee and simple rules they’d make some money off it too. Paizo manages to prevent anyone selling apps or running commercial websites that contain any part of the Pathfinder rules that isn’t OGL. But I’m talking about individuals.
Anything that can dungeomscape bundled up into a file can’t simply be removed from everywhere. That’s what I meant. WotC already has PDFs of the rulebooks the rulebooks almost certainly existed xungeonscape before they were printedthey just aren’t releasing them for purchase. Besides, you said that if “they” WotC released pdfs that we’d see a huge influx of apps. I get it if you meant “release the license,” that’s just not what you said.