I’m really upset with this, so it will likely come off harsher than it should.
This is ridiculous. The Roleplaying & Storygames section is how a lot of us improve our writing! We all try to help each other improve in that section. We learn how to create believable, unique characters, how we learn how to build a world or a relationship between characters. I’ve been active in that section for well over a year and a half and I feel like I’ve learned and grown so much as a writer. And I know there were some of us who would be ready to part way with episode if it wasn’t for that section. There will be a lot of us who leave because you’re taking away our memories, for some of us our outlet for stress relief and escape from the worries of the real world, And for others you’re taking away their voice. Our rps are how we write. Not everyone can write a story for your app, and even if they could many would not be the quality that others would want to read because of either writing or directing. In an rp, we can all see how someone writes and can help them improve while having fun developing a story.
I feel like it would make more sense to remove the forum games than the RPs and SGs, because these at least are part of writing.
This is another decision in a string of choices myself and many others disagree with. I think this one impacts more than you realize. The staff of Episode and especially the forum staff has mistreated the users here in too many ways to list, some ways small, in other ways large or drawn out.
What happened to the Episode I loved. I loved episode when I first joined and it was a brand new app, even until the early reach out of INK. But shortly after then, I noticed a downhill trend in story quality, not even because I still prefer Classic. Now the more I read here on the forums and about the stories, especially Episode featured stories, I see a steeper and steeper decline. Episode is no longer what I fell in love with in the first place. And now, with this decision to completely remove a beloved section of the forums, and other users that I have grown closer to and the way I’ve seen others have been treated, I don’t even understand what happened anymore.
Congrats, you’ve just lost what was left of the respect I had for Episode.