obscureinfo wrote:I realize this has not been a good week for the writer, but this update was weak. WEAK! Rather than resolve anything, they just cliffhanged every part of the plot. I would have rather focused on what was happening at Spacerock OR Hamster's 50ft yd dash in the MK. This left me disappointed and knowing that it may be two weeks before this is resolved, (if there is another text update instead of comic) unsatisfied. I kind of want to forget about erfworld for a month or two and then read them back to back for continuity. But every other day, I check back "just in case". Is there any way to speed up the updates? Or maybe a double size update like OOTS does from time to time.
According to a post Rob made a couple of weeks ago (either on Facebook or in the site-news or wherever), the script has already been written up for the next few updates. If you find the tying together of lose-ends to be weak? It's not because Rob's had a bad week; it's because you don't seem to know about literary techniques. Whoops.
The reason everything seemed to be 'cliffhanded' is because Rob wants the story to make sense. When all the (main) characters meet up in a few weeks, would you prefer Parson to say "Okay, we're finally in the big battle...but first, lemme recap everything I had to go through. FLASHBACK."? Of course not. That'd just be silly and would break the flow Rob has been working to create in the comic.
I'm quite positive that if there was a way to speed up the updates, Rob/Xin would be taking every step available to them to do so. Not trying to be rude, but if you're unhappy with the speed of the updates, then maybe coming back in a few months is a good idea. Of course, you still won't be reading 'back-to-back'...the issue definitely won't be in print by August, so there's no judging how much longer we have to go before it wraps up.
P.S. George R.R. Martin is not your bitch....and neither is Rob Balder. Just sayin'.