Maybe they are just trying things out. Maybe its a programing glitch. Maybe this is the new way they want things to be. I don't know what the answer is, but I'm not happy.
Before, when you were at the RPGNow / DriveThruRPG homepage and clicked the "Free Stuff" graphic on the left side of the page, it took you to a page with the latest "Free Products" being offered. If you wanted to go back further in time, it was as simple as clicking a button.
Now, when you click the "Free Stuff" graphic, you are taken to a page where the free stuff is sorted by "relevance" by default. So, White Wolf's Tri-Stat DX RPG is now the top selection - originally added to the mix back in 2004 - 7 1/2 years ago. I can also sort by Product Name, Publisher or, get this - price. It's all FREE, what price is there to sort?
There is no option to sort by date added to the catalogue. So, if you are adding a free product to OneBookShelf's catalogue, the chances of someone finding it are slim to none as it stands currently. They do not appear on the home page with the other new products that are offered at a price.
Some may still come to my attention via my status as a reviewer, but I suspect a lot will escape my view unless others bring it to my attention. You can always email me at trubluniteATgmailDOTcom if you come across something free that should get some added attention.
As I said at the start, this may be a temporary glitch, it may not be - but I certainly am not thrilled by it.
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