I have recently noticed, though I’m not sure how new it is, that now the community stories are locked behind a bunch of forced Episode stories. I suggested the app to my friend and she was instantly turned off by this and uninstalled it. I know that if this was the case when I started playing, I would be COMPLETELY turned off too. It’s not just a recommended story to start with, it’s having to read an increasing number of chapters to unlock another Episode story in which you have to read even more.
There is an option to skip it with gems, which a new user will not have. I’m going to be blunt, almost nobody is going to pay money to unlock an app that they are just trying out.
I really want this app to succeed, especially the community authors. I understand that a company wants money but… this isn’t the way to do it
For anyone wondering, this is what new players are greeted with