[Hero Lab] Version 8.2 of the Pathfinder files for Hero Lab is now available - Advanced Class Guide updated with the Revised Arcanist
An hour?? I get mine in about 5 minutes. Not sure what your problems are and yes this is directly through the Lone Wolf site too. I am sure it is not a problem on Lonewolf's end though. It could be a local area too.
Even during "peak" times my download takes 5 minutes or less. I wish you luck none the less. but an hour or even a few days is severe to say the least and it should be something I would talk to your ISP about and hoppe your friend is not of the same ISP.
Also to be fair. This is almost 6-8 months of playtesting of these classes and we are barely in the first month. There are going to be some adjustments and redesigning of the classes based on how we PLAY them and test them and then comment on the forums about how they played.
So I would suggest actually PLAYING them before commenting to much as they asked us to do.
Suz you did comment on another not having played the classes.. have you? and if so how could you have done so to 20th level and all of them that you have commented on?
Maybe I missed that in the walls of text you are posting? and if so I WILL apologize.
First, PFS while it only goes up to 13th level officially (with the Eye's of Ten scenario's) Also goes well beyond 13th level WITH modules and Adventure Paths as well officially. Just NOT with scenario's.
Second, How could you possibly play test all the classes you have touched on to 20th level and even with the Adventure Paths currently out there? I know of two AP's that go to 18th level and one that will be going to 20th level. If you have play tested to the levels that you made comments about in being able to play test the classes from the Advanced Class Guide then I would be impressed as most if not all of us could not have achieved that in the little time they have been out.
Just designing/building the classes to 20th level is NOT playtesting the classes at all. Knowing the math and the rules really well does not make up for playing the character.
Now, what I am saying here is I have not played any of the characters so hence I am not commenting on their power and or balance. Simply because I would like to be fair about it. After all the developers DID ask us to be fair about the play test and actually PLAY them in the game and not just make a bunch of characters and make power statements like your in the first posting.
PFS, is actually the prefect place to play test these classes because they can be brought up fairly fast with the experience point progression that it has is really fast. Not to mention that it is a lot of fun too. You might want to do some research the next time before you comment on whether a venue is viable for playtesting or not before you make them again.
Evil Midnight Lurker.
Considering that Shattered Star is MOSTLY dungeon I would say that Shattered Star AP in general has very large dungeons. In book 4 there are 3 dungeons that have a 10' per square requirement which doubles the size of the drawings themselves. Not to mention that there are 3 levels total. As mentioned above the Crow is pretty large too.
Shattered star is probably the largest set of dungeons overall though.
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Sean,Is there a single file with ALL the images and names of each God associated with each symbol?
I know this is an older thread but I am hopeful that there is a single files for this. The community use package is nice though it would be a pain to create an image file with all the names of the gods tagging each image in one file ourselves. So i am very hopeful you guys at Paizo have access to this as a single file for us to download? :)
As above Chemlak is completely correct. You get one game system. Be it Pathfinder, 4E, Savage Worlds and or something else. With the purchase of Hero Lab you get two licenses (different from the game system) to apply to two different computer systems. Once you have chosen a game system though and want another game system, you have to purchase another at the same cost of $29.99. Each additional licenses to use on a different computer system (up to two more from the original two) costs $10.00 for a total of 4 licenses (the original two and two additional ones).
So if you want the Pathfinder RPG game system for Hero Lab it would cost $29.99 (which comes with two licenses) and you want to put Hero lab on a third computer thus needing to purchase a third license will cost $10.00 more and a fourth another $10.00 for a total of $49.99. If you ever buy any add-ons for Pathfinder, then those ALL will appear on any licensed computer with the Pathfinder game system on it.
I use a Lenovo thinkpad tablet 2. Windows 8 pro, and about 8 hours of battery life. Best PDF reader out there. I use skydrive to sync all of my books.
Folks, lets keep in mind that when promoting your idea of what is "best" is just an opinion.
If you want the truth though. Epaper readers are one of the best as they reduce eye strain and are specifically DESIGNED for reading only. such as some of the lower end kindles and Nooks. If that is ALL you are wanting to do then you might want to get one of them with a touch screen or button guide. Depending on your needs. This is beyond my opinion and something I personally would not consider because they are not enough for what I personally need. But if you want battery life the Epaper readers such as the Lower End Nooks and the lower end kindles have batter lives that go in to the month range, not hours.
So before you purchase a Tablet based portable system like that you might decide what you want to use it for first and foremost. Once you decide that... do further research in to the operating system, such as iOS, Android (and the versions the table will support if it is an older model) and even the Windows 8 RT or Pro versions. then look in to features, of the models you want and what the tablet can do that you like and don't like and then seek unbiased opinions on the one you choose to see their opinions and weigh the pro's and con's of the tablet you are buying such as price and the like.
Then once you have done all that look in to the future of the product and see if there is anything coming out that might be better in the next month or two only. Because if you wait until something better comes a long, you will never buy a tablet at all. Because eventually something better always comes along and then something more always comes along and so on. Same with computers.
tablets can do some amazing things and if you do not utilize them much then they just pretty much are expensive paper weights are deck of cards to play solitaire.
In wish you luck and please please don your research!! :)
Having owned both Android and iPad (still have both right now) I will say that if you are using Hero Lab as a player/GM then iPad is the way to go. But if you are not using it then it is up in the air. Though right now I lean more towards iPad because of a couple of apps Android does not have right now.
Hero Lab and Initiative board. iTunes Initiativeboard.
Both Android and iPad have the PFSRD which is an invaluable tool. iPad also has Goodreader which has the awesome ability to use annotations, comments and notes and such. Which I love to do with my PDF's and it is one of the fastest PDF readers I have seen on either platform.
I have the iPad and Asus Transformer which both has the latest OS's on them.
But as said above... I would go with something that is ten inches or better. Has the apps you want and WILL use on a regular basis.
combat Manager is TOO much. I want something simple like the Initiative combat Pad that Paizo puts out for the iPad. Just simple and yet elegant.
The best one I can get that is even close to the Paizo combat pad is the InitiativeBoard Go to iTunes Initiativeboard.
So it is not the Combat Manager I am looking for. It is nice though.. just not for me. That is what I have Hero Lab for :)
I have been looking now for almost 25 years for a good miniature for a Dancing hut. Drogon no offense intended but that is not what I am looking for. I want a mini that I can paint and such and or modify it if I want to. I have tried the paper ones like the one you pictured... but I was never satisfied with them. I have seen one mini that was featured in a Kickswtarter that I found out about WAY to late and am hoping that they actually sell it though I know it will cost almost 150 bucks :( for a resin model and it does look awesome though.
Thanks For trying.
I am happy with the White Dragon though and hope that someday we WILL see a Dancing Hut soon!! :)
I am both disappointed and somewhat excited. It is difficult to be as excited as I would have been had this been a Dancing Hut though :)
Mark Carlson 255 wrote:
Being that your GM picked it out for you... I would say this is something you might want to take up with that individual. As it sounds like they have some house rules in mind.
It could be one of many things that caused it to be deleted. It could have been off of the topic and not relevant to the conversation. It could have been against their terms of service for the site or one of several other things. The best thing to do though is to email them directly instead of posting here and expecting them to answer.
I wish you luck... but doing this in public is NOT the way to handle this ok? :)
You are all over the map on your comments sir. One moment you are all upset because you think it is unfair that you have to wait to get your order despite the news that there is problems all over a lot of posts via Paizo and Pathfinder threads. The next moment you are praising Paizo for keeping you informed and up to date and then you make the above post and cut them down once again. No one SAID you are going to get your order fast fast fast..
You can always ask for refund when you get your cards if that is what you want?? But until then... I know it is a lot to ask, patience is a good thing. Keep in mind that this is NOT the normal operations of Paizo. This is them trying to fix some problems that were unanticipated and all you seem to want to do is to make them feel even worse about it. There are ALOT of us waiting for our orders. You are not the only one and trust me.. I am waiting for quite a bit. I would love to have my stuff earlier or faster... but alas I am waiting my turn in line and then even know that once shipped.. it might take a while
(though surely shorter then the month almost you seem to be implying. Until then I wish you well.. and to relax as much as you can.
Until then... keep up on the fun game you are supporting by going to forums and such.
You took the words right out my mouth. Paizo never promised us that we would get our subscriptions ahead of the street dates. The fact that we have in the past is a testament to their efficiency. The software glitches really hit them hard this month and the last few months their sales have been over the top.. this is all good things. So be happy that it means that Paizo will give us more books for many years to come if the sales keep happening the way they are. :)
Cintra Bristol wrote:
Cintra,Again you are NOT taking into account inflation and the cost of petroleum which is an important part of producing the plastic used in the minis we like so much. Trust me when I say that the DDM minis are NO cheaper then the PBM mini's that we have today. People keep saying that they paid 250 dollars for their minis back then for two cases and such... today that would be almost as much as cost as PBM's cost if you factor in the economy and everything else.
There is a reason WotC discontinued the line. It was not cost effective to their profit margin any longer. And to say that you never had the paint issues with DDM minis... I can show you many many pictures of blotchy paint, mold lines, even some flash and just plain fugly looking minis in the DDM line that make any of the paint jobs by PBM so so much superior in comparison.
Do not put the DDM minis on a pedestal and not expect people to go up in arms about it. DDM minis are produced differently and for a reason. I hated the bases on the DDM minis they were always warped. I love the bases on PBM because of their stiffness. If they come away from the minis I just glue em back on. still much better then having a mini bent over the base so badly that it looks like it is walking sideways or it rocks like a rocking chair all the time and even falls over from balance issues.
So yea the price of minis HAS gone up that much because of the cost of petroleum!! So think on that for a moment and why WotC no longer has the mini line.
Not to mention it was frequently 3-4 cases for me to get a full set just shy of 6-10 minis that I traded for or bought on the singles market. So you are far luckier than most of my friends and myself were too.
Russ Taylor wrote:
You make it sound like the DDM minis were cheap cheap cheap. Now if you are to factor in today's economy, the price of petroleum and then why DDM line went up and out and is no longer being produced. Because it was not cost effective any longer.
So while you might think that the DDM minis were cheap... they cost as much if not more for them as they do now. It is about the economy and inflation. It is easy to say I can buy a car back in the 80's alot cheaper then I can now and expect that to be a fair comparison. They are both different in quality and price for a reason. Just like the Pathfinder Miniatures and the DDM minis are so drastically different!
How difficult would it be to expand the maps you have in the APs and sell them? Just a random question.
Vic has covered this topic at length. Right now as it stands it is very costly (basically the amount for the maps would be almost as much if not more then say the entire art budget for a bestiary) and they would need to have the entire adventure paths written in order to do the maps before hand.
Vic has mentioned though that if someone could figure out a cost effective way to print maps out at a cheaper cost then what they can achieve they would consider it.
But yes I too would love the maps for the entire adventure path.. or even one map from an adventure path too :)
Russ, could you elaborate? If you are talking about durability then I would agree in certain ways. The Wizkids Pathfinder Minis are a little more fragile but that is because of the type of plastic being used though to increase the amount of detail. The detail, paint steps and the quality of the paint jobs for Pathfinder Minis blow away the DDM minis on even their best sets IMHO.
Cost for obtaining a set through case purchase was terrible for the DDM minis as well. I would have to buy about 4+ cases to get a full set of DDM minis and one Case to get a set of miniatures from the Pathfinder Battles line. So value wise Pathfinder Minis are better too. :)
If you would elaborate?? :)
This month there was some major problems with the sheer amounts of orders and volume of products being submitted to Paizo. Not to mention some computer glitches that happened. Hence some of the issues that have arisen because of this. Sara Marie has assured us as subscribers and such that they are working on the shipping issues and they WILL ship as soon as they are able to. If your subscription order (under "My Subscriptions" at the top of the page) does not say Pending... you should get in touch with Sara Marie and or customer service right away. Otherwise you are in a queue and on the list to have your orders ship soon. So it will happen.
So they do ask for patience while this happens. We all know that we are not promised to get our orders before the Stores and street dates happen but usually we at least get the PDF's before hand though. But not even that is promised to us either. It does not happen often but it DOES happen occasionally. Meanwhile we wait :)
(This has all been said (not verbatim) by Sara Marie in the customer service area under October subscriptions. You can find it here; http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2q7qu?-October-Subscription-Shipping
I wish you all luck as I too wait for my orders to arrive as they have not been shipped nor do I even have the PDF's yet either.
Again, the above was MY opinion sir. I TOO have been collecting DDM minis since the beginning and have almost as much of them if not more than you do sir. I completely disagree... there is not a single Pathfinder Mini that is as bad as most of the DDM mini line as a whole. Again I am not the only one with this opinion and yea I know you are not the only one with your opinion.
I enjoy these minis and do not agree that the review stars should be at 2 and a half stars. I think it should be near 4 (not 5 this time) but surely not 2 and a half. The paint masters were better I agree, also I may have got some of the better painted minis with little to no mistakes.
Either way we do agree on one thing.. if there is fault to be laid here it is not on Paizo's end.
Part of the reason the Metallics do not see the "love" the Chromatic dragons do is because they are not used as the villains as much. But I would like to see Chromatics done in gargantuan size... I just do not see them doing as well in the grand scheme of sales is all.
I am not seeing the issues others have. Other then maybe having one figure off of the base which is not a big deal that a little glue can't fix.
I do think some people are being overly picky but can not blame them either too. I use the DDM line in comparison and think that this set and all the other Pathfinder Battles line STILL blow DDM miniatures out of the water. This set has some amazing sculpts and replace many many of my DDM minis too.
Is says preorder only on their site too. Not sure where you are seeing that they have them in stock?
As mentioned by another Amazon is not showing "in stock" but it is showing pre-order (Nov 12th). So it is doubtful that you will be getting anytime soon if you ordered it through them.
Skeletal Steve wrote:
On amazon these things are running for like 70 dollars new.
SS,I see them as new on Amazon for 61.99 or so. Not far from the $70 dollar mark though.
Paizo has them for $34.99 at the moment still Paizo Basic Box set link
Many other sites (if they still have them in stock that is) have the Basic Box Sets at under $40 dollars. Doing a Google search netted me several results under 40 :)
It is never a guarantee that you will get a product before the stores. But what is good is that you WILL get something you ordered. I know it is a small compensation right now knowing full well you do not have the brick in hand and the stores do. But at least you know you will get it though. Sometimes before the rest of us.. sometimes after.
When you take macro pictures (close-ups) of a miniature like this you see all the little ugly details in pre-painted miniatures in general. It is the problem with pre-painted miniatures and painted ones as well (metal). It still remains one of the best ways to find the flaws as a painter might when painting miniatures professionally.
It is also the main reason why I tend to look at the smaller pictures when I look at the previews of them online. It does not show the flaws as much and it is what we WOULD see when we buy them... unless we are looking at them with magnifying glasses.
Unless you want a miniature painted professionally and by this I mean one you might pay upwards of $200+ for. Then a pre-painted miniature is extremely well done when they give us the ones we have seen from Wizkids. When we see DDM minis blown up... trust me they are far far worse then what we are seeing in the Wizkids miniatures..
So myself I love the paint jobs on the Pathfinder Battle Minis I have seen thus far and will do so for a very long time. If I want it done to the point where I can look at one in extreme close up pictures.. I will paint them myself and redo them :)
So please keep this in mind when you look at them like this. They were not truly meant to be. But if you expect them to be so well done that it looks great even when up against a pro job that you spend the big bucks for as I mentioned earlier, then you might want to start looking elsewhere.
I wish you luck :)
Sara Marie wrote:
I do NOT have a pending order at this time as of yet.
At least that I saw when I checked my email just now.
Isn't this a form of meta-gaming??
As a player we need to worry less about what scenario fits the role of a particular character and more about whether as a player I can be useful to the overall make up of the entire group. I might not have a high skill type of character for say a Fancy dinner but I still had fun with a fighter with an extremely low intelligence and people still talk about that scenario too. It was a blast and I did not make a single skill check when it called for many to be made. I just had fun.
This is just my opinion but I am concerned that this falls in the theme of, "What boon is on the chronicle" type meta-gaming, just on a lesser level is all.
Not sure about a lot worse. I think it declined for some of the humanoids - Female Sailor, Sandarac, Tessa, Seltyiel, Lirianne. Generally though on looking back I think the quality was about the same, maybe marginally lower. What concerned me was the glue - a lot of mine had white residue on the base and mini from the super glue (crazy glue) used to attach parts and bases. Really hard to remove and really obvious. As a whole I'm pretty happy with the sets today and the quality in general seems to be on the up in every set. If this set continues the improvements in sculpt apparent in legends it should be incredible. Just need to get the humanoids right - faces need detail :)
If you think that these faces need detail on the humanoids... avoid getting most if not all the humanoids from the DDM line of minis then :)
But seriously, the DDM line was terrible for details such as the faces on most of their miniatures and the Pathfinder Battles Minis are head over heals much much better then the DDM line hands down. I own several sets of DDM minis and all the sets so far of the Pathfinder Battles line and when I pull the Pathfinder Minis out and show them to people they would rather have the Pathfinder Minis over the DDM lines :)
Matt Thomason wrote:
Ok here is the official Paizo shipping information for subscribers. Just as an FYI :)The thread itself can be found here...✪ October Subscription Shipping ✪.
Sara Marie wrote:
So while someone might have seen something or other in another thread or two.. this is the official answer. It has not really been pushed back or anything. This is normal though for something like this with alot of stuff coming out as mentioned :)
If the release date is the 30th then subscribers would get it 7-8 days earlier so it wouldn't be next week.
Actually this is according to Sara Marie and her monthly message to subscribers and the like in the Customer Service section of the forums!!
So no... it would NOT be 7-8 days earlier as Dragon78 mentioned. But as early as NEXT week. Getting the shipping notice and the ability to download it could come as early as next week as well depending if anyone got their shipping notice yet.
Dragon78.. so no I am not BSing anyone :)
Oct 30th is the day non-subscribers will get their books. If you are a subscriber the possibility is that you will start getting it this coming week..
It is not a bad business decision on their end at all to not do them. I for one realize how much I spend on all the AP's I have... but I also get the material inside each month's volume to compensate for the cost.
Now Paizo does not redo the 3.5 AP's not because of the cost issue per se but the lack of editorial staff and such to do it. They would have to either hire more people or leave off of other product to do the project you are requesting. Implying that we as subscribers are paying to much or that we are getting duped by Paizo is just plain not to true. Speaking for myself I know exactly what I am getting and I enjoy them when I get each volume. All the material makes for a fun read and having them on hand so that I can almost run them anytime I would like to as a home game is damn good in my opinion. If you choose not to pay for them that is on you.. but please do not imply that as a subscriber I do not know what I am in for or in any way do not enjoy the AP's as they are.
Markolius Craggmorn wrote:
What exact monster you speaking of?? Since it was not mentioned in your post?
I had not heard that? Now I am confused? I think I will take Vic's Word for it and not buy these yet if they are from the original print run and the errors are still there at the moment. Considering I do have two sets of these already :)