Before I start, please do not participate in this discussion if you want to be hateful/disrespectful.
In the past year or so, Episode has come out with new rules or new systems, etc. that only damaged the app and infuriated the community. I don’t remember the specific order, but first, they started taking an eternity to approve bg/overlays, which makes it harder for authors to publish as regularly as they want to and as quickly, since most of the time, their episodes are done, but approvals are all that’s left. Second, the new ranking system they made that completely unbalanced the rankings and enhanced rumors about them not wanting to pay authors as much. And third, the new rule on not being able to share edited bgs/overlays, which makes years of hard work (by editors) go to waste.
I don’t know what’s happening, but I feel like Episode are doing the same as youtube rewind 2018. I know I’ve said this on another thread before, but it feels like Episode is starting to do the same promoting – what they want to be famous and not giving the community what they really want, while pretending that is in fact what the community wants – that youtube did. Same goes for the repetitive featured/original stories they keep coming out with. I don’t know what they’re trying to do, but I love Episode so much and it’s starting to really make me doubt their intentions now. Maybe their well-intentioned, but they keep repeating the same mistakes. I don’t know what to believe anymore. And it’s even starting to create a fuss in the community, because now small authors/users are starting to go against big authors.
What do you think?
EDIT: Concerning the “new rule”, I think this post made below by @Clover-Ross should be read:
I think it has an explanation for a lot and there’s a good lesson to take from this post, so please give it your most well-intentioned attention. Thank you
Another post to read made below by @EliseC (same goes for her):
Also, thanks for informing and correcting me @kheyrwrites