Discussion when does INK become like classic?

never say never :joy::joy::joy::joy: maybe that’s what people said about the classic version

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That is indeed what they said and look at classic now… :no_mouth:

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Fair enough, but I can’t imagine a world where ink isn’t popular. There is still a large percentage of new stories being made in ink, so unless all the ink writers and lovers leave, perhaps three styles will have to share the spotlight (ink, LL, and episode’s next style).

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But then again, most new episode users probably won’t give ink a chance so :hot_face:

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In the near future? I don’t know. I’ve been looking at some polls related to this and it seems the majority prefer Ink…

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Not sure if it will tbh.
I don’t mind some stories in INK as long as the plot makes sense. But maybe if it’s true, you’ll probably be right about it.

Ugh. It makes me sad just thinking about it. But unfortunately, all I know is that it WILL happen. I do not know when, to answer your question. Perhaps when a new rEaLiStIc style comes out :roll_eyes:

I have hope that INK will die out more slowly than Classic, though. No offense to Classic lovers, but last time I checked, no one is scared of INK. Classic, on the other hand…

Anyway, you get the point.

It is hard to imagine that this will be the year, as there are dozens of new INK stories each day, but eventually, in 2020… 2021 if we are strong and supportive enough, yeah, that is probably when it will happen.

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No matter what style comes out, I WIILL still, be using, all styles in my stories. THATS A FACT. All of those styles will never be forgotten.

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I ain’t a huge fan of classic, and I can’t decide which I like better out of INK or LL :heart:

Classic is a little scary, yes. It’s too unrealistic for me and the movements are unnatural and jerky. I don’t want any styles to become too realistic, as it might just become scary, seeing realistic people dying and bleeding :open_mouth:

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I’m not counting on it anytime soon. Though I get what you mean by “forgotten” and “obsolete”, Ink is much different and more advanced comparing to Classic, so I’m sure it’s guaranteed it won’t “die out” as soon or as easily as Classic did when Ink was new. Classic generally had very limited character features (apart from hairstyles, perhaps), along with CC being completely absent/nonexistent at the time. I believe it was the major upgrade that appealed to many existing users at the time.

The second reason for Ink still having a wide range of users across the platform is because it wasn’t the primary style – instead, it came out when Episode already had many more users than it did initially when Classic was the only available style It was also much easier for existing users to switch from Classic to Ink due to the mentioned upgrades. Ink soon became a big hit and invited hundreds of thousands of new users to the app. To this day, you still see Ink being the primary style in Episode’s ads, overviews, etc. In a nutshell, Ink is what made Episode reach the top and people still love it because it’s a great style with CC, accurate emotions/movements and so much potential. Perhaps back in the day, the team actually prioritised quality over quantity.

Unfortunately, what continuously invites more and more users to Limelight is the quantity – the closet, animations, features… you get it, it’s all the fancy assets you can’t find in Ink. Yet, regardless of it all, I still can’t bare with the style itself for a very long time because from day one, I just don’t like it, even with all the recent updates. Call me old-fashioned or anything, but I’m sticking with Ink.

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A lot of people say this but I still don’t think it’s true. I see equal love for both ink and limelight, both have pros and cons.

I look at it like this:

Ink replaced classic because prior to ink, there were no other options BUT classic.

But with Ink and Limelight, there’s another option that worked just as well (to many users) in comparison to limelight. So I feel like it’s not going to be as easy to phase out.

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Ink and LL is honestly like a big competition. Lots of people like Ink and lots of people like LL. They’re both advanced and good styles, in my opinion. Now there are choices if people would like to read Classic, Ink, and LL, and it’s even possible to do whatever style you want to write with for your stories.

Well, who knows? Maybe LL will advance more and more and Ink will eventually die out. But like @Funicidal said, it’s guaranteed that it won’t die out as quickly as Classic did. I guess we’ll just have to see in the future. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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I don’t see INK ‘becoming like Classic’ any time soon. As @_haruka mentioned, a lot of polls still show that the majority of people (at least on the forum) prefer INK over LL.
I do think more and more stories are written in LL but I believe it’s often because new users do not give INK or Classic a chance.

Also, I think INK is still popular because the animations just seem to be more realistic than the LL-animations (some of them really seem off :expressionless:)

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it will forever be remembered. but it will not be loved and popular forever

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I personally only read and write in INK. Limelight is not for me.

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Yes, and INK is much more developed than Limelight I personally feel!

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