A Suggestion

May 21st, 2013, 3:00 pm

Hello, everyone! I could have posted a comic page, which might have been more successful at getting attention, but I felt that this way was much simpler for me.

I've noticed that not a lot of people have been participating in the comics recently. I suspect that this is because many of you are busy with end-of-the-school-year (or other) stuff. That's absolutely fine!

However, since so many people are busy, the comic is rarely getting updated. Very rarely. While a few people who are busy may not necessarily disrupt the flow of the comic, I think that something different is happening here.

So, I have a suggestion: what say we postpone the comic until most of us are finished with whatever stuff we have? That way, more people will really be able to get involved with considerably less stress on their minds, hopefully.

I propose that things start up again around June 2nd. That would give everyone about a week. At that time, we could check in and see how many people are ready.

Of course, this is meant to work for as many people as possible. Speak your thoughts! Let us know what works for you. Kree has told me that if enough people feel like they need this, he is willing to do this.

If there is anything that I have misunderstood, then I apologize. Again, speak up!


Reply robybang May 21st, 2013, 3:08 pm

June would be fine for me.

Reply SP (Guest) May 22nd, 2013, 1:59 am

I'm going to be the person that going to go against the majority and say no. Three reasons for this.

1) Without this "extension", Day 2 would end on the May 26/27 period. That gives a week for Night 3, which is the phase that many people don't really update on. That ends on the June 2/3 period, which is the same day you're proposing. We'd just have more information without the "extension".
2) Exams where I am (in the secondary level, at least) last for the last two weeks of June. Even though I'm not in school, there could be someone with June exams who would have the same amount of stress at that time as the people taking exams now. If it was later June (like June 30/July 1 period), then I would be more inclined to the extension.
3) This game's already been delayed for eight months (between the end of House of Mafia and the opening of sign-ups for this one) and it was another four months before Night 1 started. This would just be another delay.

-shrug- That's just the way I see it.

Reply KreeTheBasilisk May 23rd, 2013, 9:44 am

@SPDark: Okay, first of all, I'm hurt that you're dragging up the gap between 8 and 9. Nobody stepped up to volunteer themselves during that time to be the next GM, and SJM9 couldn't very well be started without a GM. To quote Hex's exact words: "It literally cannot run without you, readers, artists and GM's."

SJM9 did not exist until I found the time to volunteer myself as its GM on the 30th of January. I must admit that the time between then and N1 was too long, I was hoping it would ease players back into the swing of things after the break since 8. I'll try to avoid that mistake next time. This is after all only my second time as GM.

Secondly, how am I supposed to handle this? The last thing I want to do is to lump yet another delay onto things, but I'm not seeing a lot of activity here.

I've tried slowing down the schedule (too much, obviously), I've tried encouraging players to post text or smaller drawings if their time is limited. So far the only thing I haven't tried is constantly pressuring players with lots of PMs.

I'm already stressing myself out trying to make the story interesting enough, and the lack of player input is just compounding it. I've got a 9-5 job, there's only so much free time in my life I can set aside for this game, and I fear I've been wasting too much of it fretting and not actually drawing/moderating...

Reply The Gamer May 23rd, 2013, 10:33 am

Hm...Well, since I'm already out of school ever since the end of the school year yesterday, I guess I should at least make a comic or a image to prevent myself from becoming idle. However, I am guessing that there are some of the players that are in the games are possibly busy with the school days, so I'm guessing I'll stick to the delay for now.

Reply Marcus Brigade May 23rd, 2013, 7:53 pm

I'd have to say yes, because I have exams and the last of 8 exams is on the 27th of this month.

Reply LandenMaster May 23rd, 2013, 8:51 pm

Yeah, school doens't end til June 7th for me, so I'll go with the delay, I could get a break from all the comics I'm involved with and need to do :)

Reply KreeTheBasilisk May 27th, 2013, 9:12 am

Blargh, I've got this page almost ready for what was supposed to be the Sunday update, but I've gotten some stupid art block when I got to the all-important part of drawing a crowd scene full of the player characters :S

Because of this break there wouldn't be a vote tally anyway, but I felt like I should put together something. I'll try to get it done tomorrow night. I really wish I could find a way to make my hobbies feel less like work sometimes... :O

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