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Kthulhu wrote:LazarX wrote:Yes, they must destroy and rebuild it all from scratch... Following the same winning strategy that WOTC did when they moved beyond 3.5.Of course you ignore that they also used that strategy when they transitioned from 2e to 3.0.
Ninja'd on this already.
Obviously, changing the underlying system does not mean failure or bad sales necessarily when seeing these items.
On the otherhand, I think PF might actually LOSE a LOT of players if they did something like this.
Honestly, a lot of the issues the system now has can be traced back to them not faithfully converting spells from 2e to 3e. They took out the drawbacks that reigned in the spam casting of a lot of spells, like haste aging you a year. This made sense from the perspective of people want to actually be able to use their toys, and made the game a lot more fun for casters. But they didn't pay enough attention to how those limitations affected the spell's perceived power. Most of the spells that are considered broken today either had expensive material components that are now trivial to find because of reworks to the economy or metagame drawbacks to reduce their usage.