I just saw some really absurd gem choice few days back while reading and it made mr think, what would I add instead. So this thought lingered although, I’m not 100% sure if people would look forward to it. Since dressing up our love interest has never been a tradition
I was thinking that if I was to add gem choices, it would not be to all the outfit choices.
Introduce it at the begining of the story. What I mean is like in the first few episodes, have them customize outfits, no charge. And later on in the story, have gem choices to SOME of the outfits not all the time. Because gem choices can be a HUGE dis-encouragement (thats probably not even a word)
but some people will not read a story if it has to many gem choices (ngl, i have stopped reading stories because of the exsesive amount of gem choices) and if they cant use gem choices, then dont make the default outfit ugly to because then thats not fair either. I hope this makes sense
Hmm that is actually a decent idea, as there won’t be gem outfit choices in each chapter but just for special occasions for him and then the next few wouldn’t. That way it can help in maintaining the gem part. The only uncertainty is readers most likely not choosing it because they might think it’s unnecessary?
I think that you should still give it a shot. There is no way of knowing if people actually choose the gem option but it wont hurt to try.
Its not like you are charging for early access (if you are no shade to you in my opinion I would not because its a lot more work meaning you have to code atleast 2-3 chapters at once for that to work out and not everyone has that time) its just the male outfits. But like I mentioned, you should just give it a shot.
I think some people would love that honestly. But again, you have to remember that all readers have different gem preferences. While some would spend gems on that, others wouldnt. I think it’s worth a shot in my honest opinion.
I understand that because if it was on me, maybe I would’ve chosen it a couple of times but mostly not.
I’m really happy to hear that many people are actually thoughtful of choosing support the author choice. Because from what I’ve heard many hated it terming it as selfish motives and it made me feel bitter.
Most of those people are readers who either cannot see/refuse to see it from an author POV or are unaware of how important gems have become.
Authors simply asking readers to support them by spending 5 gems or more isn’t selfish at all considering the hours and hours of work put into stories, coding, characters, backgrounds etc, PLUS it isn’t like readers are forced to support, they can literally just choose the free choice.
Honestly I felt this. Before I started codeing I would get so mad at authors because of thier short chapters or gem choices because I did not understand why they were using gems and why the chapters were so short. But then I started coding and I started to be able to see it from thier point of view, a position that I am in now.
Either way, im glad I get to see it from an authors point of view because now I am more rational
What I mean by “back then” is like when I was 11-13 , (I am now 15 about to be 16), I got episode at a really young age I know lol, but I used to be so mad and I think it was because I was reading straight from the episode creators section because you know how they are with thier choices
choices: Pee in front of your crush and slip -0 gems
walk in style with lui vutton, gucci, and prada on 10000000000000 gems
those are the only kind of choices I would get mad at, and like 5 minute episodes
But now I got a very clear understanding of everything. Like people go through things, or maybe they were just too tierd to write anymore, or they have school and stuff like that. Like I now understand that I need to put my self in other shoes.
The “would you like to support the author” does not bother me because thats how you are suppposed to keep your story ranks up, infact I plan on using these options as well.
When I used to read episode few months back, the support the author choice never showcased any gem price and it used to show up like a normal choice. I assumed back then that it is something Episode generated to see which author is performing better
I used to click it irrespective of the fact whether I liked the story or not.
Now since I’m writing my own story I realise how much that option means to the authors