Good morning/afternoon Episodians!
Recently, I’ve noticed the increasing backlash against Episode for their gem choice price on their Instagram page. This has escalated when it was revealed Episode deleted and blocked people who commented about the gem prices; the Episode community were finally encouraged to post the clown emoji “” on Episode’s most recent post.
Now, I’ve come here to discuss with the community about this to see if, in its entirety, is this okay, and is this a justified action against Episode?
Personally, I believe Episode blocking people and deleting comments is absolutely ridiculous, but putting yourself in their perspective, receiving the huge amounts of comments they do with sarcastic comments about gem choice does get annoying after a certain point. Honestly, it was starting to annoy me, too, as someone part of the Episode community. Of course, everyone is well aware of Episode’s insanely high gem choices. That alone is not new news. But many people have offered a solution: read community stories.
Instagram is Episode’s preferred social media platform to post images of new updates and to interact with the community. Expressing your concerns about gem prices is absolutely fine - I honestly don’t see the harm in wanting Episode to know how dissatisfied people are with these prices. However, we’ve come to the point where we are resorting to mockery to get a point across, and that is not helping our case at all.
I am sure Episode has had meetings where they discussed these choices, and I am absolutely sure that people part of their team has sided with our concerns. And if they have decided to review these gem choices and possibly change current prices or future prices, it still takes a long time to implement. I’m not saying it hasn’t been a long time that people have been wanting this change; I’m saying that Episode may have noticed this problem, discussed it and decided what to do (that being change price or leave it as it is).
Resorting to mockery and in some form, harassing comments in their comment section, how do we expect them to stop and think - “wow, I should finally listen to what everyone’s saying. How have I not noticed before?”
If we hate gem choices (featured stories) so much, why can’t we just find an alternative and read community stories instead? We’ve been doing it for so long. What’s the point in mocking Episode about these prices if most of us barely even read featured stories anyway?
EDIT: I’m well aware that everyone reads community stories. But that begs the question: what is the point of lowering gem prices if people barely read featured stories due to its lack of quality and effort?
Questions I’d like to ask you:
- How do you feel about Episode blocking and deleting comments and people , allegedly?
- Do you read featured stories?
- Is this new rise against Episode justified? (refer to the new “clowning trend”)
- Can we view this rise against Episode as a positive influence on our community?
If you plan on commenting below, I beg of you to please keep this thread respectful to all parties involved. I will not tolerate rude comments. We must keep this thread a place where we can respectfully share our opinion and consider the views of other people.
Thank you to everyone in advance.
Have an awesome day!