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LotsOfLore
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Old February 13th, 2020, 04:41 AM
Hi, I love Hero Lab Online and enjoy my Starfinder subscriptions and content.

However, I have to point out how important it is to allow demo account access to the new campaign mode (and how much better it would have been to have this from the start), ESPECIALLY since it is still in beta mode! I want to convince my players to switch from the integrated starfinder (and pathfinder 2) character sheets in Roll20 to managing all our characters in Hero Lab and enjoy the much much better experience, but as of now this is impossible.

I cannot ask them to each pay a 6 months subscription to a specific product line, just to test out a feature which is still in beta (!!!). C'mon!

I know it's in your "coming soon" list. I am here to tell you it's not soon enough. Please, if you know a concrete timeline for when you will allow demo account to join a campaign let me know. I have several players waiting to try out your product.

Thank you.
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Old February 14th, 2020, 12:07 AM
Wow, not a single reply. Ok then, I guess we'll stick with roll20 for Pathfinder 2, for the time being.
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Old February 14th, 2020, 12:15 AM
LW hasn't been releasing timelines, or even priorities.

Current RPG's: Pathfinder (GM), Pathfinder (Player), Gamma World (GM, Pathfinder homebrew).
HeroLab: 3.5 & Pathfinder. HL User Files for PF: Greyhawk Setting, Gamma World (WIP).

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Old February 14th, 2020, 12:24 AM
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LW hasn't been releasing timelines, or even priorities.
Not a very effective business model
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Old February 14th, 2020, 02:20 AM
If I recall, they said somewhere that we should see a change in account types before the initial subscription renewal date (which I believe is the 24th of this month?) So, hope we come out with the demo enabled books sharing version and not just the multiple device license support.
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Old February 14th, 2020, 02:55 AM
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If I recall, they said somewhere that we should see a change in account types before the initial subscription renewal date (which I believe is the 24th of this month?) So, hope we come out with the demo enabled books sharing version and not just the multiple device license support.
That's good to hear, thank you.
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Old February 14th, 2020, 10:22 AM
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Not a very effective business model
that's LW-- they're great at code development but not so hot at the business management side. tbf though that's pretty common when programmers try to become entrepreneurs. LW are hardly the only ones and definitely not the worst.
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Old February 15th, 2020, 10:34 AM
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Not a very effective business model
Providing a great product at a great price is a very effective business model, IMO.

That doesn't require them to answer every comment in the forums, however.
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Old February 21st, 2020, 12:36 PM
Looks like demo access to campaign mode was added in yesterday's update.
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 06:13 AM
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that's LW-- they're great at code development but not so hot at the business management side. tbf though that's pretty common when programmers try to become entrepreneurs. LW are hardly the only ones and definitely not the worst.
To be fair (and as has been covered in prior HLO discussions), Lone Wolf used to be more transparent to the fans (basically, as RPG geeks themselves, they just honestly portrayed themselves as being just like the rest of us, just with a job working on it), but it came back to bite them when deadlines shipped, features got de-prioritized, etc, and the fans were angry because "they'd promised" all of these things.

I'm just glad that they're still chugging along and that I get to be along for the ride.
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