Okay, fair enough. I'll stop complaining now. And, on a much more important topic, KITTY!cheeseaholic wrote:Well this topic went to hell rather quickly.
As for my opinions...I'll just say that the author has made it quite clear that he doesn't want to see complaints about the schedule on the forum. And he was trying to not sound like an asshole. I see people complaining about the schedule in the very topic that the comic author made to stop the complaining. And the responses, instead of pointing that out, are simply being dicks to the schedule complainers, which the author was trying to avoid.
Everyone needs to calm down and pet a kitten.
balder wrote:I don't want to disengage from the readership. But there are times like right now when it seems like the smart thing to do.
Ouze wrote:As a brief aside, I like the text updates - the short stories about the lore and backstories in Erfworld - at least as much as the comic. Sometimes more, depending. The one with the end of the spearman, after Stanley was executing them and had captured the city? fantastic. The one written from the gobwin's point of view, about how he felt about Parson? Even better. When you're pushing out a text update, it's not peas, it's steak - at least to me.
Tensor wrote:In fact, I don't think anyone has said otherwise (publicly).
vector121 wrote:For what it's worth, I just subscribed to be a tool because of all these complaints.
Well that, and I absolutely LOVE the subscription model you are using. I mean, subscription fees translating to store credit? FanBOOPINGtastic! I figured I'm likely going to buy the books anyway at this point, and my 2 yr old daughter would go nutso over a dwagon plushie.
Hiai wrote:Yay! Something I can agree with! Can this be a "We Love Text Updates" thread, now?
effataigus wrote:Otherwise has been said in these forums, and for the reasons Rob pointed out. I am among those who would prefer maximum Erfage to an update schedule (that might not be able to be kept anyway).
Okay, seems I've been outvoted. And, I think text updates are great. Well, I just love reading, so for me, text= .ftl wrote:Hiai wrote:Yay! Something I can agree with! Can this be a "We Love Text Updates" thread, now?
Definitely! Text updates are awesome. The comic pages are so very pretty, but the text updates seem more filling.effataigus wrote:Otherwise has been said in these forums, and for the reasons Rob pointed out. I am among those who would prefer maximum Erfage to an update schedule (that might not be able to be kept anyway).
Same here, seconded.
hilrage wrote:That being said, how many people were complaining that Michaelangelo was taking waaaaaaay to long to paint that chapel ceiling. I bet a number of people back then just wanted it done. . .all that scaffolding in the way. . . drop clothes always covering the pews. . .
balder wrote:My life is at the lowest ebb I can ever remember. I do not wish to share the details publicly. Please do not ask about it or speculate in the forums.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:... Michelangelo would have ogled Italian bodybuilders all day.
BLANDCorporatio wrote: Oh, and KITTENS!
... are evil little imps. Just look at them innocent eyes as they rip your flesh to shreds.
balder wrote:I'm asking for patience, not advice. I think about Erfworld more or less my entire waking life, and there is probably no suggestion you can make that I haven't considered and dismissed for pretty realistic reasons.
balder wrote:A schedule solves nothing. There are all of a couple dozen of Erfworld's 250,000 readers who have been vocal about this, but those two dozen have done a lot of damage. If we radically change how we update to satisfy those 2 dozen, then we'll get a different 2 dozen complaining about that. Those ones will say how they were "being patient and just waiting for it to go back to 2 a week someday," but now that it's officially once every 9 days, they're canceling their membership. You see?
balder wrote:It will continue on an "as we can" basis. Eventually, this will get much closer to what we want it to be, which is at least one page and one text update a week, preferably two of one and one of the other. That will happen, but it will be 2011 sometime. This is the best we can do.
balder wrote:I'm asking you to find something better to do with your time than bitch about this comic's updates, because it can't possibly help and is definitely making things worse. All you do is get me and the other readers upset. It does not lead to things getting better, ever. You just make it that much harder for the people who want to keep posting about story here to have fun.
balder wrote:But I know how this goes. I have played it out many times. I just played it out again last night. What happens? Some (even most) people say, "hey it's okay, I understand." And they do. But a smaller number smell blood in the water and attack, sometimes by registering a new account at 3:47 so they can begin calling me a whiny bitch at 3:49 and not let up. And others read that and go "yeah, the author's a whiny bitch," which is why I can't win. Can't be silent, can't deal with it via news posts. And I can't have a dialog here because I am outgunned, and anything I post sounds assholish even to me.
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