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Wtf

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  1. DavidMswdlvr2

    DavidMswdlvr2 RWBY fan seeks digivice & gunscythe

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    Sorry for the annoyance, i got a bit enthusiastic about the quest
     
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  2. Malcolmo

    Malcolmo Insert custom title here

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    You posted this thread twice. In answer to your question, people can either a) not be interested in your threads b) be interested but not up/online at the time c) not have seen it yet. There's no need to make a thread asking where everyone is.
     
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  3. Generic_Generica

    Generic_Generica Verified kōhai Moderator

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    You appear to be operating under the assumption that people are obligated to post in your threads.

    That’s not the case.
     
  4. mizzet

    mizzet Well worn.

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    Well, to go against the grain a bit with the replies - dependent on where precisely you post, there indeed are sometimes only very few people.

    QQ is a smaller board then its siblings. The 'General' Forum, as well as the 'Questing' (Non-NSFW) don't have that much traffic. Look at the times apart for some of the last posts across the different threads in general. The oldest last reply on the front page, is from the 15th of March

    There are many thread that died with an amount of replies in the single digits. Some without replies at all! This is far from true for all of them, but it can still be pretty lonely here :confused:. (Having gone a few pages back I somehow feel bad about the three months old thread asking for help with a Master Thesis. I hope their survey got more replies then their thread) One of those threads being about your headcannon for a fanfic on SB, probably wasn't all that conductive to getting likes either.


    Your quest not being in the NSFW section similarly rather cuts into your potential readership. Though I also kind of have to say that it has problems that make it less accessible. You obviously put a decent amount of effort into everything, but a lot of the things you're saying are meaningless to your potential player base. You preloaded a character sheet with spells and traits and persona and NULL. They effectively are fanfic version of the characters, without the player knowing anything about them or their changes.

    And your first post is about a completely unknown OC, using an ability on Weiss that people wouldn't know about.

    It's very jarring. Fanfiction is a great place to start writing because it gives you a common already established ground with your readers. But here that's largely functioning as a rug you're pulling out from under people (or at least it was that way for me). I'm sure it makes complete sense to you and you have a lot of ideas about what's going on, but as a reader I really didn't.

    (I probably won't give critique on the more technical aspects of writing
     
  5. DavidMswdlvr2

    DavidMswdlvr2 RWBY fan seeks digivice & gunscythe

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    I'm still plotting it out/writing the Gamestart. The next story post on the 5th should explain significantly.Sorry about that
     
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  6. John_Oakman

    John_Oakman Come touch my hentai machine

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    Rule of thumb on the SFW creative writing section: fanfic will beat original fic by an order of magnitude. (I'm actually not bitter at this, mostly because it's my buddy that's with the fanfic and I'm glad he's doing well here so quickly. It'll go a long way in convincing him that it's a worthwhile place to hang around at. Also it's not as if I'm expecting much out of my original fic that I'm already kinda embarrassed of).

    I'm guessing quests and the rest are similar.

    And of course NSFW beats SFW by an order of magnitude, that's just the law of nature here.
     
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  7. Megaolix

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    Going to lock this. There are better threads for this.
     
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