I just spent some time trying to work around the new website and found that it doesn't say whether a particular run is Regular or Core. It used to have either RPG or PFC as part of the game. Now there is no indicator either way. How am I supposed to know whether I can run a game when I can't tell my previous run is one or the other. Please bring this information back onto the page.
For years I've been copying my entire session (player & gm) information and pasting it into a spreadsheet. From there I've tracked regular and core games, played and gm'd. It's a fantastic reference and saves me huge amounts of time. (I'm glad to share the spreadsheet for those who wish it). Unfortunately, I can no longer do this with the new layout. I also need an "all" button in addition to the new paging system. "<< first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | next > last >>" is fine but it is more more cumbersome for me. Adding back in an "all" option would allow me to continue to track my games played/gm'd much more easily. Btw, I've been in over 300 sessions.
There are lots of ways to raise your roll to overcome spell resistance:
Feat: Spell Penetration +2
Feat: Greater Spell Penetration +2
Item: Orange Prism Ioun Stone +1 (higher caster level)
Item: Robe of the Archmagi +2
Item: Piercing Metamagic Rod +5
Consumable: Dweomer's Essence +5