You know what, I didn’t connect this as an actual issue until I read this post and realised the same thing happened in a story I was reading earlier. I had assumed the author just made an error in their coding since the chapters I read yesterday had working gem choices. But I just went back and tested it on a story I know has gem choices at the end as well as the top trending story in the romance genre at the moment and it’s the same thing.
Nah, the OP is right. It’s choices that have been coded as gem choices that for some reason are showing up as regular choices and not collecting gems. It’s happening to me too. It might be related to some of the updates to the iOS version of episode that they’re rolling out
Thank you for the illustration! I forgot to take screenshots because I was in a hurry!
I use Android! Which I know is prone to glitches and “outdated features”, but this just seems too confusing. I remember there was a time where community gem choices didn’t show up for everyone, but I thought we were long past that
Whatever happened here, I hope gems keep counting. I literally read extra content for free. I felt like a thief!
So weird. Yeah, I know android has been glitchy and they just announced updates to iOS removing a bunch of features, but I assume it’s not intentional since episode makes a lot of money from gem choices
Typically, they don’t count as gem choices unless gems are actually collected (which as far as I know was true before everyone saw community gem choices) so I’m a bit worried about how it will affect ranks, especially with a contest coming up
Edit: I have some friends who are still seeing them tho so i have no idea
IOS is none of my business, you know? However, I’m still curious as to why an update would REMOVE features, since Episode likes to take their time to fix them (I don’t know if fanmail, for instance, was causing bugs in Android devices… but I’m still waiting for it to come back )
And about the gems not counting, I’m incredibly disappointed. I had stocked up some gems with the new “shard” feature to support stories I enjoy. Now they’ll be sitting there until Episode decides to give me back community gem choices, which may happen, I don’t know… in 2023
I’m aware that they like gems, but I can’t help being worried. They did take more than a year to release community gem choices to everyone, if I remember correctly.