Miya Yeah i know.
Which is why it is imposssible to make everyone happy.
I expect them to make many more novels 'premium'. And I see the steps of process behind all this. Who knows what QI next step is.
Your analogy with poisonous food doesnt fit here. Its not that they are trying to poison us. This whole change is a nessecity to make all this work.
They have to get money back in. Question is how. Without making this 'food' to disgusting, but still make both sides happy. Readers and QI.
Wuxiaworld's and other translators have patreon or 'donations' to pay their bills. This is the money aspect of translating novels.
Some even has absurd high aim for getting big $$$ to increase weekly chapter count by 1.
no one complains here because many are just unaware of it. This QI situation is different because freebie-users are getting involved.
It is also not a real paywall, since you can still read everything. You just have to wait a lot longer. You dont have to pay to read everything.
My personal opinion is:
• Current system makes it really hard to enjoy a premium novel as free-user.
• many people dont pay, not because of dont want to but because they cant. Like young teenagers, people in tough financial situation.
• depending on how many premium novels there are, you should be able to earn your SS to read an amount of premium novel. As of february 2018, there are 4 premium novel. I would like to see ways to earn SS so ppl can at least follow 1 of the 4 novel up to the latest chapter.
So increase of SS gain is necessary.
• more ways to gain SS is a must. Maybe community driven events with SS as reward. This not only bonds the community, but also provides us with more SS. A win-win situation for both sides.
I dont like the number of increasing premium chapters.
This makes it practically impossible to catch up to the latest chapter without paying.
Numbers if free chapter/day and premium chapter/day should be the same.
Maybe QI can put a percentage of chapters behind a 'premium' wall after the translation is done. But reward those who follow the translation.
I would also like to see another way to read premium chapters. For example a 10$/month suscribtion with 3 or 6 months length. This gives us an option to read all premium chapters for lower price, while QI gets an assured income by suscribtion.
QI could think of more ways to use the current form of SS. So buying SS still remains meaningful. For example exchange 200 SS for a power stone. Or even be able to donate SS to a novel to show their support.
Long wall of text. Ill stop now.