Things It Feels Like Episode Forgot About 😅

I was wondering if that might have been it haha, glad to see I’m not the only one thinking this way :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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I wish they would at least give us an update about stuff, I tagged and asked many times and nothing :woman_shrugging:t2:
Like with INK updates, we had to ask several times to find out that last update was in September… they only edited an original post on the forums but not made an official statement.

When it comes to Community Advisory Panel we found out that someone who was in charge of that left while Liz was on the maternity and it’s been postponed but till when I don’t know. I feel like this should be a priority since a lot of questions is unanswered and everyone are just frustrated.

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I’m still waiting for the Episode Feed.

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Geez, I didn’t know that the social feed still wasn’t rolled out completely. :open_mouth: I downloaded the app in December and have always had it.

I was going to mention the missing event shelves, but I’m one of two—maybe three—people I’ve seen who don’t have it. So maybe it’s more of a bug than a feature that was only half-released.

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Oh I didn’t even know this part :no_mouth:

Thanks I’m going to add this to glitches because I know it’s been around for a while and shelves aren’t really performing that well lately so it’s probably happening to more people than we think

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I’m not sure how relevant and “forgotten” this is, because Episode never said they would give feedback to us, but there were two recent announcements that I really liked and I would love to know what was the outcome.

For this one I actually raised a few questions and concerns, but I guess those will never be answered :sweat_smile:

And for this one I’m hoping they would share the survey results sometime, because I think it would be really interesting to see:

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The survey might be too recent for me to add just yet… I feel like there will be an update next week or the week after about it. But the archiving feature doesn’t “work”. You can still find your story on the app which is what was not going to happen as was my understanding. I’ll research further before I add it but thank you for your contribution Annie :blush:

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Yes, that’s true. It would be great to have an update about this, I hope your predictions come true. Thanks for checking the other one :blush:

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Idk if this counts, but I’m still waiting on their newest 10.5 update. It’s been almost 2 months since they announced it and some people have it, but others don’t… sort of like the feed feature :no_mouth:

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@Annieways I just checked that other one about the account features. The thread you linked was about it being in beta, but there was also an announcement one too. I thought there was still issues with the fact that stories that are archived are still on the app, but in their announcement post, they said that if you archive a story, people who are reading it will still be able to continue and you can still search for it by name, so I guess I can’t really add it unless there was more issues with it that they said they were going to fix? :grimacing:

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Hey! These are all really good things to bring up. Here are some answers, directly from our team! :slight_smile:

Feed Feature

We’ve been testing the Episode Social Feed for the last year with a small portion of our players. We’re still working on testing this, and seeing if it’s ready to roll out to everyone. Sorry for the confusion around this, we’ll let you know if the status on this part of Episode changes any time in the near future!

Forum Badges

Good catch! It looks like some of these were never fully turned on, so over the coming weeks, we’ll be doing our best to get them working across the forums. Keep an eye on your badge page for some new flair!

Community Advisory Panel

We really appreciated all of the people who stepped up to be a part of our proposed Community Advisory Panel. The Episode team member who was leading this process has since left the team. After that, we stepped back from this initiative. At the moment, we don’t have plans to restart this process, but if we do, we’ll be sure to reach out to the community for applicants.

Tappables and Timed Choices

For our Episode Originals, our team occasionally develops special features with a one-time intended use: tappable overlays and timed choices were examples of this. Sometimes, they don’t work perfectly in other applications until our team has had a chance to prepare them for an official release. We don’t officially support these features right now, but you can use them if you want. However, please be aware that they might cause issues and that if we do officially support them in the future there might be changes to their functionality that you would need to correct.

The 10.5 App Update

The 10.5 update for iOS users has been held up, but the Android version went live several weeks ago. When we are able to update the iOS app again, this will take effect. As we upgrade Episode’s internal tech, we’re no longer able to support some older devices.

Community Story Gems

Gem choices in community stories was rolled out as a tool for all authors! Authors can use gem choices to gain faster entry to our Writer Payments program. Our Editors also look for community stories with popular gem choices when it comes to choosing stories to feature. Right now only about 15% of readers can see these gem choices in the app. Currently, we have no plans to roll out community gem choices to all readers, but are continuing to test this feature.

The Naked Character Glitch

This isn’t a glitch that we can fix. It’s happens when art assets do not fully download into the story you are reading.

If you experience this issue as a reader, you should close and relaunch Episode, then try playing the story again. The missing items should load at that point. In some cases you might have to do this a couple of times

Limelight on MC

Currently we aren’t working on bringing Limelight to Mobile Creator. If you want to work with Limelight, you can do it on the Writer Portal.

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OMG the feed feature…

Me want :flushed:

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Thanks for replying @Melani3. I’m going to update my OP with these so people can see it easier, if that’s alright?

My only follow up question is about the gem choices in user stories not being rolled out to all readers so that they can see when something is a gem choice…

The whole concept of giving authors the ability to add gems into their stories seems kind of pointless now if it’s only 15% of people can actually see those gem choices. Plus it’s only that 15% who will actually have gems deducted from choosing those options too. That doesn’t seem fair to the 15% :confused: Did I misunderstand something?

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So out of all of the thousands and thousands episode users in this app I just HAD to be one of the 15% that have to deal with user gem choices. :weary:

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Ohhhh… look… It’s a 15 percenter out in the wild :eyes:
But that seriously sucks and thank you for commenting because it proves my point :grimacing:

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Well I can’t see gem choices myself so I can’t complain but this seems rather pointless? I thought one of the reasons behind user gem choices was to raise more revenue to give back to the creators (thereby enabling more people to get into the program)? Or maybe I just assumed wrong.

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I don’t think there was, I just asked them if it’s possible to remove the reads from my overall reads when I archive story, and also to remove them from the number of stories shown at the top of your fanmail. But if it’s something that bugs only me and no one else, I will live with that :sweat_smile:

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Lol I’d personally prefer if my overall reads were as high as possible :rofl:

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I know that most of the people would agree with you, so I suggested to have an option to remove it :slightly_smiling_face: It really bugs me, because I have most of my reads on my first story, which is bad, I don’t deserve those reads :smiley:

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same. why can’t i be one of those small percent that have episode feed? this is so annoying

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