Paladinian wrote:You know, I personally wouldn't have a problem if uncoloured or uninked strips were released, particularly if it meant strips came out in a reliable schedule. Girl Genius does it now and then when something falls behind, and I've never heard of anyone really minding. Stuff happens, most people understand.
I understand, but I wouldn't say that I don't mind -- those uncolored pages are much worse than the ordinary ones. However, it happens so rarely that this doesn't matter. That particular comic has a much larger problem. There are indeed 3 rather large pages a week, but the story moves at approximately the same real-time pace as Erfworld despite the nearly tenfold difference in the number of updates.
The frustration with Erfworld comes entirely from the fact that it is not updated frequently enough. Ignoring that, it is easily my favorite comic on the web. Re-read Book 1, for which the frequency of updates is no longer relevant and you can see what I mean. Though it remains to be seen whether the ending of Book 2 is as satisfying as that of Book 1, up until now the story is approximately as good. But on the other hand, the schedule is becoming progressively more difficult to ignore. It's gone from roughly 1 page + 1 text update per week to about 1 page + 1 text update per 10 days to 1 page per 10 days and now it seems to be trending towards 1 page per two weeks. And unlike the sporadic stretches of slow updates in Book 1, this pace is very consistent. Thus, I have decided not to renew my yearly subscription. I will still follow the comic, but I can't justify paying for what appears to be headed towards 25 pages a year.