Since I’m adding them right now, why not answer these.
1) Why do you think other authors chose to include gem choices?
I don’t see anything wrong with gem choices in community stories, so I just think they adding it because they want to.
2) Would you include gem choices in some of your future stories?
Yes, I just did the first scene for it haha (It’s a free choice though, the actual gem choices will be in another episode.)
3) What are the benefits of gem choices (in any story)
I’m not sure there are any benefits or down sides. Like I said, there isn’t anything wrong with adding them, you’re not killing anyone, just adding chocies.
4) What are the down sides of gem choices (in any story)
What I said above. ^
But people always come skeptical to you when you have gem choices in your stories, first of all, I’m in no way getting 10k reads so it’ll always be 5 gems. Secondly, you can have these romantic moments or clues with right choices, you just have to be careful. (I’m talking about my story)
That’s all I’m gonna say, I think there’s nothing wrong with adding a gem choice to boost a relationship or find a clue you couldn’t.