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Toblakai
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Old January 18th, 2018, 07:36 AM
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*Checking...yep, per month "service fee" that if not paid will stop you from making characters...meets the definition of a "subscription service"...*\

Ahem, you were saying?
I was commenting on your whining, not the service fee. (Cheese goes with whine, you know...)

Fortunately LWD is not holding a gun to your head and forcing you to pay, obviously you will be one of those that won't.

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Old January 18th, 2018, 04:05 PM
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if they are going to push HLO at Gencon, it would be a real bad idea for them to not provide WiFi.
We don't have anything concrete to say on this subject yet, but we very much have it mind.
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Old January 19th, 2018, 01:11 AM
What comes next... after providing WiFi along with HLO, do we expect them to provide a smart phone or tablet?

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Old January 19th, 2018, 09:10 AM
Isn't that Amazon's job?

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Old January 20th, 2018, 12:15 AM
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What comes next... after providing WiFi along with HLO, do we expect them to provide a smart phone or tablet?
I think it's fair to say the wifi thing is a legitimate concern, especially for big convention halls, where it's not unusual for there to be areas with no cell service at all. It's not something we can help with everywhere, but it's something we're definitely thinking about for conventions where we have an official presence providing character creation stations for Paizo.
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Old January 20th, 2018, 10:29 AM
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What comes next... after providing WiFi along with HLO, do we expect them to provide a smart phone or tablet?
I think the point of providing WiFi was not to provide it for general use, but for them to have it available for their own demonstrations. I would expect the same in regards to a smart phone or a tablet. I wouldn't expect them to provide these things to their customers, but yes, I would expect them to have at least one of each available for a demonstration.

If you're pitching a product at a gaming convention, I expect to be able to take your product for a test drive, at least on its major selling points.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 10:19 AM
Well, to be honest, it would be a smart marketing move. You have hundreds and hundreds of people in the Paizo room at GenCon playing games almost 24hr for 4 days.

Scene 1: sitting at the table with tablet running HLO on cell phone hotspot (or just on cell phone/etc)
"Whatcha got running there?"
"HLO. Pretty cool, you can view all your stuff and apply modifiers like this...hold on...sorry...hold...on 3g here in this corner...one sec...here! and then you can...hold on...one minute....hold...."
"So you have to be online eh? Hmm, seems to be working um...great...ya..."

vs

Free wifi:
"Whatcha got running there?"
"HLO. it's pretty sweet, you can see your feats here, and your gear here. And apply temp conditions here. Or look up that new item like this..."
"Nice. I'll have to check it out! How much is it?"


I mean, like, if you are going to be selling a product at a convention, SELL the product! Why would you do anything to not put you product in the very best light it can be in?

edit: I'm not saying that's not their intention, in fact it does seem to be what they are looking into...

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