I’m very aware that there are several things Episode is working on introducing, fixing and improving that… um… they just never seem to get around to I personally find it a bit annoying not knowing where these updates are at. I know Episode doesn’t really communicate these things very well, but I guess I’m still waiting for certain things and I am getting worried they might have been abandoned.
So I decided to make this thread as a reminder that there is at least one community member (me) who is still keen for these updates and waiting.
Ok, most people know about this one already, but Episode’s “feed feature” has been around for over a year and most of us don’t have it.
Here’s lots of topics about it if you are curious about the history of it…
May, 2018: I don't have the new "Feed" update on Episode!
May, 2018: What is this "Feed" feature and why I don't have it?
Sept, 2018: Why on my sister's phone the app looks different
Dec, 2018: APP: Social Feed for EVERYONE
April, 2018: Episode Feed - Still being released?
May, 2019: Episode Social Media
Update - Feb, 2020: Saying Goodbye to the Social Feed
Community Advisory Pannel
This was another thing that was going to be implemented on these new forums, but as far as I know it hasn’t? Unless there is a group operating in secret
The original thread is here: Applications for the Episode Community Advisory Panel are now OPEN!
And according to Liz’s topic here: An Update from Liz the members would be announced when she returned from maternity leave.
Tappables - although widely used in stories now - are still in beta testing and haven’t offically been released. They are still pretty glitchy, so I can see why it hasn’t been released but with them being used so much in published stories already and with the guide for how to code them being public on the forums, I am still wondering if there will be an official release or update/announcement for them?
The first time timed choices were discovered by a user was here Aug, 2018: Timed Choices Code
But this is another thing that still hasn’t had an official release. I’m not aware of any glitches from anyone who uses it, but there was this semi-announcement about it’s status:
Not sure what to call this one tbh. But this was another comment on the Timed Choices Thread
This is in reference to if you type the timed choice code incorrectly, you will get other suggestions. Some of the listed suggestion are “layout”, “visual”, “shouldGiveXP” and “tACE”. I’ve found that “layout” works, but the others don’t
10.5 App Update
A topic was made here, April, 2019: Episode 10.5 App Release: Device Support Update about the next App Update, but there’s been no follow up announcement yet for its release or new features introduced to explain why Episode was no longer supporting the devices listed.
Community Story Gems
So still there are some people (myself included), that can’t see gem choices at all.
Here is the original post May, 2018: Community Author Gem Choices are here for everyone!
The issue was touched on in this paragraph
The Naked Character Glitch
I feel like every single reader must have come across this at one point or another. It’s gotten so bad that people need to put disclaimers in their stories. Here’s some topics about it already if you want to know more about the discussion:
Sept, 2018: Naked Characters . . . ? (in the app)
Oct, 2018: Naked characters in my story
Nov, 2018: Naked Character On App
Dec, 2018: Characters naked in scenes
Mar, 2019: Why are the characters naked?!
Mar, 2019: Characters naked glitch
Since Jan, 2019, some users are unable to see shelves. There’s an update on it here: https://episodesupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022071373-Event-shelves-are-missing-
It’s a known issue that Episode is aware of and is already trying to fix.
Just a thing that I’ve concluded on my own regarding this (aka, Episode has not confirmed so don’t quote me), but the shelves this year have not performed as well as they have in the past. Some stories that have been featured have not reached 5k reads or 10k reads while they’ve been on a shelf, which I think could be related to some readers not having the shelves show on the app.
If there’s anything else you feel like Episode might have forgotten about, comment it below and I’ll add it to this OP. I would just ask that you provide links to threads or posts to prove that it was definitely confirmed to be in the works.