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Stormanne
01-02-2010, 05:12 PM
Would people like to see a DDO relevant version of the Players Handbook? A resource addition to DDO.com for explaining the hows and whys of the mechanics and rules, both seen and unseen, of DDO.

As with my suggestion for the DDO version of the Monster Manual, it would be a low priority addition to the website, IMO.

Impaqt
01-02-2010, 05:21 PM
Would people like to see a DDO relevant version of the Players Handbook? A resource addition to DDO.com for explaining the hows and whys of the mechanics and rules, both seen and unseen, of DDO.

As with my suggestion for the DDO version of the Monster Manual, it would be a low priority addition to the website, IMO.

We already have this. Its called the Compendium.

Stormanne
01-02-2010, 05:40 PM
We already have this. Its called the Compendium.

While we do have the Compendium, it has the whats and wheres. It is lacking a great deal of the hows and whys. There is nothing that I can find on Difficulty Checks, Spell Penetration, or even something so basic as Armor Class. There is nary an explanation about anything on the mechanics of the gameplay.

donfilibuster
01-02-2010, 09:07 PM
While we do have the Compendium, it has the whats and wheres. It is lacking a great deal of the hows and whys. There is nothing that I can find on Difficulty Checks, Spell Penetration, or even something so basic as Armor Class. There is nary an explanation about anything on the mechanics of the gameplay.

The basics are the same as in the core game so you can have a look to the D&D books or reference (SRD).
The SRD mostly applies to the PnP version but the descriptions on DC, SP, AC, etc. remain the same.
For the DDO version specifics the details should be in the compendium.

(speaking of which, it'd be a good idea if the compendium contain all these basics, not sure if players can use the wiki for it)
(it is possible to have a full copy of the SRD since it is distributable but at least gotta have the parts that apply to DDO as it is a frequent request of new players)

Aranticus
01-02-2010, 09:10 PM
theres no point starting so much resources. use the compendium, update it and link information from other sites

Borror0
01-03-2010, 07:03 PM
We already have this. Its called the Compendium.
In the PHB, it explains what BAB, Strength, AC and other core mechanics are.

In the Compendium, such articles don't exist, are unhelpful (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Glossary:Base_Attack_Bonus_%28BAB%29) or are player entries which are often wrong (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Base_Attack_Bonus).

SteeleTrueheart
01-03-2010, 07:11 PM
or are player entries which are often wrong (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Base_Attack_Bonus).

LOL

Wow I want 6 attacks and a BAB of +26!!!

A reference to the SRD should be the minimum for the basic stuff.

Aranticus
01-03-2010, 07:18 PM
In the PHB, it explains what BAB, Strength, AC and other core mechanics are.

In the Compendium, such articles don't exist, are unhelpful (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Glossary:Base_Attack_Bonus_%28BAB%29) or are player entries which are often wrong (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Base_Attack_Bonus).

seriously the compendium should be make more like a real wiki where contributions are identified and if a contributor post sufficient bullsh1t, they will be banned in terms of contributing to the compendium

Borror0
01-03-2010, 07:27 PM
seriously the compendium should be make more like a real wiki where contributions are identified and if a contributor post sufficient bullsh1t, they will be banned in terms of contributing to the compendium
If you check the History (http://compendium.ddo.com/index.php?title=Base_Attack_Bonus&action=history), you'll see who added the incorrect information. In this case, it's forum user "Wye".

The problem, here, is that Turbine does not consider the Compendium a wiki (for them, it was just a way to auto-update the Compendium when they update the game). Therefore, they don't stress quality control, attracting editors, improving the editors' experience, meta-templates, established policies and other stuff that would make it more likely for player entries to be accurate, well structured and up to date.