At first glance, it looks like it’s got a pretty decent search facility (and View All!), more (updated) text and….. get this…… Monsters! OK, the Monster Manual isn’t there (yet), but there’s 86 critters in total covering the first few issues of the mags, Keep on Shadowfell, Into the ShadowHaunt, Treasure of Talon Pass and the DMG. But hey, 86 monsters is 86 monsters, and I ain’t complainin’. I could prep an adventure using the Rules Compendium now, and that’s a thing.
Still no definitions of terms like “Dazed”, etc, but it’s a huge improvement over the 15 minutes throw-together there was before. Now, it looks like it’s had two days’ work put into it, and it’s starting to look usable. Could it become a usable alternative to a 4e full copy of the SRD? Possibly, with a lot more polish and content. Is it worth $10/month? Nope. Here’s hoping the new as-yet-unseen tools are worth it.
But better is better, and that’s good. After all, if you’re going to do this DDI thing, you might as well do it well, eh?
Credit where it’s due. Well done Wizards’!