There’s No Escape From D&D Insider

It’s not often that D&D news makes its way into the mainstream media.  We had a bunch last year with the death of beloved curmudgeon E. Gary Gygax.  What’s next?

Well, in this case, Hasbro getting told off in the Consumerist about making it impossible to get out of D&D Insider.  Seems that it likes to get your credit card info and never let it go.

Luckily a brave blogger has figured out the right procedure to cancel and shared it.  If the java.lang.RuntimeExceptions don’t thwart you that is.

That’s corporate SOP; try to hook customers on your crap and don’t let them get out.  And the economy is making companies desperate to try this.  At work, many of our suppliers are trying to crank up their maintenance fees up to double the previous year’s in order to make up for down sales, hoping they have you over a barrel, with too much money already invested in to be able to jump ship.

But it’s not too late!  Those of you who’ve been decieved into thinking that 4e D&D is really Dungeons & Dragons but are slowly learning the horrible truth – escape now!  You can only be a couple hundred dollars into it so far.  Escape while you still can!

8 responses to “There’s No Escape From D&D Insider

  1. I believe the proper liturgical response is “Well, what did you expect from Ha$bro?”

  2. Heh heh, that’s my girl. And may the Almighty Dollar, which surpasseth all understanding, be also ALL MINE!

  3. Makes me glad I never took the bait of DDI. It always seemed to me with the amount of money I was sinking into the books, paying an additional monthly fee was a bit of a rip-off.

  4. Yeah geez, I’m so pissed off that I’m spending money on better articles than Dragon and/or Dungeon ever posted during Paizo’s stint.

  5. @BlackBloc: Oh, so you’ve got a Kobold Quarterly subscription?

  6. Yay! D&D made it into the mainstream news, and it’s not because somebody killed their parents or sacrificed their dog!

  7. I never subscribed…though I WAS thinking about it. Thing is, I like the product, but refuse to support the people that not only completely botched the release, but have spectacularly failed to make DDI must have.

    Were I an unscrupulous type, I would send you to scribdb where you could download all of the complete magazines as handy little .PDF’s, but being the good and law abiding netizen that I am…you’ll just have to figure it out yourself 🙂

  8. Yeah, I gave up on WoTC–I’m all over Paizo’s Pathfinder setting though … it’s content deep, responds to it’s community … awesome!

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