CKtalon I disagree with you about the death in the family. Even in a more traditional job, if there is a death in the family, you call in. You might have a little leeway, 2-3 days, but then you call in. If you have a family emergency and have to get on a 14-hour flight to another country, you email or text someone in the company to let someone know. Being gone for a few days with no word, while annoying can be accepted. Weeks and months with nary a word is unacceptable regardless of the reason. Unless you have literally fallen off the map, been kidnapped by militant guerrillas or have had your hands broken and your jaw wired shut preventing you from texting, writing, or using voice commands, I can't really see much of anyone being considerate about these long and sometimes frequent absences.
I can live with 1 chapter a week. I wouldn't like it, but at least it would mean forward progress towards the end of the novel. I'd even be fine with a once a month batch of 10 chapters for example if it was known ahead of time that this was the manner in which this or that particular translator released. Sure I'd love to get 3 chapters a day like RWX used to do, but frankly that's an unreasonable expectation.
I want to be compassionate about problems a translator may have in their life. Admittedly my compassion is more about patting them on the back so they'll get back to the job they are being paid to do, but still. At some point it has to be acknowledged that a service is being offered and then left unfulfilled. Either the translator needs to communicate with his audience or Webnovel needs to communicate with the readers. Otherwise if this continues they'll lose what market share they have currently. They aren't exactly the behemoth in English speaking countries that they are in China to my knowledge.
I would also accept the possibility that during their translation they discovered the secret world of cultivators(in what way, take your pick) and have begun closed-door cultivation without thought for how it might concern the rest of us. In which case they need to share. At the very least share with me. The rest of you..... meh.
**I reserve the right to edit this at a later date if I realize I've stuck my foot in my mouth. (tastes like bbq)