Originally Posted by Tawmis
Hey Zhul -
Mind telling me what you like about 4th? What brought the spark back? Like you I lost it with 3.0/3.5 ... And have little hope for 4th - so I have not even TOUCHED the books yet - and I mean that literally. Not even cracked one open.
So mind sharing what it is about 4th you like? See if it makes me even interested to look at 4th Edition... thanks.
It's hard to quantify really... the fluff is your basic high fantasy fare. The crunch is dry to read and some of it doesn't sound that great when you read about it.
the game... is just fun
Maybe it's because I have a good DM (that certainly helps a lot). Maybe it's because the 3.5 game I'm in is an exercise in frustration (that certainly doesn't help me enjoy 3.5e). The thing is, from level one I felt like my character was useful and contributing to the whole party - instead of firing off my one spell for the day and cowering in a corner, praying that nobody noticed me.
We've been playing the 4e game for several months now and our characters are 5th level. However, even since the beginning, the game has played like 2e did in the "sweet spot" from 5th-12th level. All classes have cool powers (so the fighter won't be hating life as the mage overshadows everyone at 20th level as in previous editions) and using those powers together as a team
make you really feel heroic.
This is, of course, my opinion. Everyone has their own preferences and tastes.