I just created a new topic in the suggested features topic section Feautures + Clothing: We need more fantasy, victorian, horror - etc - themed assets! and came to the conclusion that what I suggested in my topic is actually something I would want do discuss with you guys as well, as I regard this as a huge problem.
Romance and/or drama have come to be the top chosen genres - and there’s nothing wrong with that really. I love romance, but what I do also love is a good thriller, mystery, horror or fantasy story as well. But as I scroll through the assets given to writers (animations, backgrounds, overlays, clothing) I came to realise that there’s little, close to nothing that would benefit other stories than stories taking place in a normal society and/or world. I do know that limelight is still being built, but as to what I’ve seen before, I’m slightly worried for the future…
When comparing ink, classic and limelight I came to the conclusion that all abnormal assets in every style tended to be forgotten to a larger degree. Classic featured more clothing that would benefit fantasy for example more than ink did, showcasing a development for the worse. Which kinda makes me angry. Why should all the other genres we less benefitted really?
As I discussed in my other topic I think that all other genres except romance and drama, tends to be forgotten because they are so much harder to create and make believable. If you would have to rely on overlays to create something as easy as a scary lady for a horror story, don’t you think that there’s something missing? Or fantastical creatures, that you clearly don’t know where to find in ink nor in limelight. Classic had creatures (or costumes) to a lesser degree but still had them. Why haven’t ink or limelight recieved those as well?
If Episode actually would start to give more love and benefits to every other genre and create more pieces of clothing; medieval, creature-costumes, wounds etc then perhaps they would attract a larger audience as well as more writers to write them because it would be much easier to create them. Because now it’s actually really hard to create a believable fantasy etc story if you don’t have all the overlays etc to use and is limited to a short list of clothes to use that is actually designated just for those kinds of stories. Which is just so sad.
Because in the end, how easy would it be to create a modern high school romance if you were only given medieval clothing, no “modern” animations (goodbye iphones) and only nature backgrounds? That’s how it is to create every abnormal story.
What do you guys think? Would you attract more if we hade more assets to use?