Kind of. It’s practically the same format as Webtoon. I think more popular authors have the choice of choosing early access (which is that) or releasing it to everyone straight away without the gem choice to view it. I don’t think that feature is available to every author and I don’t know if they’ll roll it out to every author either.
Unfortunately yes… It sucks
Yep. Only popular authors have this option. Maybe u could make a request thread for it?
I hope not x.x
Made the updated story a let down
Like a rant?
No, u can create a request thread which is when u ask for smth, if u read thru the Feature Request Guidelines
Then request for everyone to b able to do early access if u want that feature
I think it’s more like Willow would prefer it to be scrapped.
Ohhh sry abt confusion
I think episode will keep it tho, bc readers actually pay for early access so it’s one of the best routes of getting ppl to spend gems
Nah, it’s been around for a while.
The community has seen it in beta and a lot of people hated it, I honestly thought it was possibly going to be scrapped and I didn’t see it for awhile after people complained. I’ve only seen it being implemented more widely by popular authors in recent months (Jan, Feb) on a regular basis and it appears that it might actually become a permanent feature.
It’s not only to popular authors (unless the authors I follow are more popular than I thought). It’s for any author that wants to set early access, it’s an alternative to setting gem choices inside the episode.
You either pay the gems or wait a week. Up to you.
Not all authors have done this and many won’t actually choose it, it’s entirely up to the author.
This is the worst idea ever
can we make a request for them to take down that feature ?
Eh, I’m fine with waiting. I have to do the same with TV shows and chapters on ebooks so this is nothing new. I would be more mad if I wasted 8 gems to access a not-so-well written episode/chapter.
Uh maybe? I only spotted this a few days ago when reading a story on the trending list.
I think it’s new. I saw this recently in a story I was reading currently, and it really sucked because I do not want to pay gems just to read a chapter that others would have free access to it a few days later. ://
They had it seem like chapters were out so i clicked and OH WAIT A WEEK
Even I saw the same thing rn. I thought this was before the next episode was released and thought they had forgot to remove it so I decided to just use the option. Only after I read it properly later, I realized I just wasted 8 gems