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August 24th, 2012, 12:36 pm - Different way of updating?

Hey, folks.

I've been thinking for a while, especially reading over the comic, it's kind've a difficult read at one page at a time. The pages are pretty sparse, the writing light, there's not much to catch up on.

So I was thinking of updating in batches, like three pages a week. If I did it'd probably be on Friday 'cause lately I haven't had the time to get all the pages done 'til then.

What do you think? Are you all up for this idea?

-Vi


Comments

[Posted by Stitchedbullet on August 25th, 2012, 9:51 pm]

I like this idea. uvu
As long as you're able to do it, I say go for it~


[Posted by tiki on August 26th, 2012, 11:47 pm]

Either way you decide to do it will be fine. :)
I like the slow pace of how it's going right now. Your updates and pages are a refreshing change of pace for most comics - I like that.


[Posted by Odd1out (Guest) on August 27th, 2012, 12:10 am]

Considering how I'm often only on the Internet one or two times out of the week, and especially with college classes resuming... I already check all of this comic's updates in one go.
I personally wouldn't be too affected by this update if it makes things easier for you!
I am fine either way, honestly. Sorry for my uh... lack of voting? *Sweatdrops*

If you do update in batches, it might be a good idea to state the changes in the schedule/page amount on the comic's profile page and the comic's main page (like somewhere at the top, near the heading?).
I also seen messages in the author's comments like, "Don't forget to check the earlier two pages!" in case readers aren't used to the new system yet.
Or, the artist will post links to the two earlier pages of that particular week's updates in the author's comments of the third "latest page" so readers don't miss it.

...However I am sure the readers will catch on pretty quickly so hopefully you won't need to do too much. *Shrugs*

The only catch I've noticed when other artists update in batches is that readers tend to not write as many comments per page. Instead, they will often tend to say all they want to say on the third/last page of that week's particular update.
Even though you won't get as many comments about the contents of a particular page, one plus to this approach is that you won't have to respond to as many comments at a time.
I've seen some artists switch between updating in batches and updating page-by-page for another title of theirs.
Asides from panel design and pace of the writing, I also think this decision rests upon how much attention you want your readers to give to a single page's content/message, versus the overall flow of pages depicting a particular scene.
Some webcomics prioritize readers doing the former versus the latter, and vice-versa.

These are just some things I've noticed that may help you decide.
Good luck with your decision~!


[Posted by sev (Guest) on August 27th, 2012, 12:33 am]

whatever works best for you, but i like this idea!


[Posted by Mr. Marple on August 27th, 2012, 9:27 pm]

I'm in agreement with everyone here, do whatever is best for you.

But, I do like the new update idea better. I feel that having the story come in set pieces instead of 1-by-1, even if it means having to wait a little while more, will be best for the flow of the overall story. A page by page update schedule isn't bad. But for me it has a tendency of making the comic very choppy and destroys the nice flow of a good comic and story.

Again though, do only what you deem most comfortable and doable for you. It's your comic, not ours.


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