The point is that some old players want to play their favorite game/setting/whatever in the newest edition they're playing.Zeromaru X wrote: ↑Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:11 amWell, this is a good answer, and I support it as well. But, what's the point to update Greyhawk to a new edition, then?
By updating a setting to a new edition, one had to consider that some of the people playing the new edition will want to use all the features of the new edition. That's why leaving openings for including new stuff is required if you don't want to overhaul the whole setting.
But, more importantly, to introduce new players to content they'd otherwise miss or intentionally pass over because they think it's relegated to older editions simply because it's not in Fifth Edition.
By introducing them to it, they find out that the game isn't limited to just one edition, and there's a plethora of information out there that's edition-nuetral and isn't constrained by rules sets because it's just fluff and not mechanics. They're not going to reprint every single book they ever made in a new edition, but, by introducing players to it who may've never seen it before, it gets them looking into older stuff that's still just as cool today.
Even Discord servers and websites dedicated to Greyhawk are seeing new players join who've never played in Greyhawk, but want to learn more about the setting because it's mentioned in the PHB, and in new supplements like GoS.