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Poll: Delay Publication of RoW until November 2021!

Poll: Delay Publication of RoW until November 2021!   198 members have voted

  1. 1. Should publication of RoW be postponed until November 2021?

    • Yes, because it is much more fun to have time to discuss the single chapters a whole week long!
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    • Are...you NUTS?
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Alright guys, gather the pitchforks. Meet at the town square in 10 minutes, we’ll march from there. :P

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7 minutes ago, Ghanderflaffle said:

Alright guys, gather the pitchforks. Meet at the town square in 10 minutes, we’ll march from there. :P

You mean Shardforks, yeah? :D

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Just now, Halyo_Alex said:

You mean Shardforks, yeah? :D

Of course. ^_^

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Just now, Ghanderflaffle said:

Of course. ^_^

Now we're talking. :)

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Ill bring some torches!

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1 minute ago, Karger said:

Ill bring some torches!

Some sticks? :P

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1 minute ago, Nameless said:

I'll bring snacks!

Awesome.

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Does soulcasted meat count as vegan? Also, Brandon's streaming right now. Anyone who wants to ask Brandon to delay RoW's release, you can do as of this post.

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Just now, Nameless said:

Does soulcasted meat count as vegan? Also, Brandon's streaming right now. Anyone who wants to ask Brandon to delay RoW's release, you can do as of this post.

If someone does, please tell me what he says :P 

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Get your shardforks ready, I am willing to duel;).

Why we should do mini releases: Today I just finished a TV show that I have been watching for the last two months. Why did it take me two months? Two episodes were released every week. I was  teary-eyed a the end, not because of the ending as much as thinking about future Saturdays and Sundays without my friends. I had something to look forward to every week, a time set aside from busy work to leave to a completely different world. Oh, I definitely threw imaginary shardforks at the screen for having to wait another week on a cliff hanger. But then I could spend the whole week discussing with myself and a couple others what had happened and what we thought was going to happen next. There was also a feeling of community for me knowing that when I was watching the show right when it was released, thousands of people around the world were watching at the exact same time. The feeling of loss at the end of the journey was worse than I had ever experienced in a show, I had formed a better connection with the characters, the story, and the world.

Now I like books a lot more than shows, and I think it would be awesome to have the same sense of community and excitement around a book. It would definitely have to be a special book. One that fans can theorize on and yet the author pulls things out the hat better than we had imagined, gripping enough to look forward to every week, and a fan base that loves discussion. I cannot think of a better book than Stormlight Archives. 

One change I would make is release: His books are split into five parts with interludes. I would do min releases every two weeks in that break down. First release, release part 1 two weeks later set 1 of interludes ect.

Ok, shard fans, Journey before Destination. I got my blade up.

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I have another argument: How can you say not to something that will provide you with juicy memes every week :

 

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Judged by the quality of the contributions postponement ist inevitably.

So lets stop dilly/dallying and finally take action!

Less than two weeks left!

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On 4.10.2020 at 8:27 PM, Wyndleblade said:

There was also a feeling of community for me knowing that when I was watching the show right when it was released, thousands of people around the world were watching at the exact same time.

I have an idea to have that happen here. we can open a group that'll intentionally read one chapter each week, or at least at the same pace, and will discuss it. This way you'll have your community and time to think. maybe you could open a thread or a PM for that, and avoid reading other things on the RoW spoiler board. I think it gives a solution that'll both satisfy the pro-delaying fraction and won't annoy everyone else, which appears to e most of us.

If the pro-delaying think there's still a problem I'll be glad to hear it. I guess you will have to dodge spoilers, but I believe it's possible.

I might even decide to join you, though I'm against delaying, thank you very much.

P.S. by my calculation, it's a little more than two weeks away. If there is a final date by which it'd be unstoppable before the publishing date, I believe it might've passed already.

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1 hour ago, Trutharchivist said:

I guess you will have to dodge spoilers, but I believe it's possible.

if you REALLY want to dodge spoilers, just leave a browser tab open on that discussion thread and never leave that thread on that tab. :P

then have another general-purpose 17th shard tab for other forum browsing and just don't look at the RoW spoilers zone with it.

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you guys should start reading web serials if you like the weekly releases so much

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31 minutes ago, lordofsoup said:

you guys should start reading web serials if you like the weekly releases so much

It's not that we necessarily like the weekly releases, I would much rather just have the whole book be released sooner, but we all just want to read it now and not later.

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On 9/29/2020 at 2:15 PM, lightweaver spy said:

If nothing else, it would help my sleep schedule... with RoW and Cyberpunk 2077 releasing in a single week, I don’t think I’ll be sleeping for maybe 8 days straight 

It seems the universe took note of your predicament! :D

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3 hours ago, CaptainRyan said:

It seems the universe took note of your predicament! :D

NOOOOO I JINXED IT!!  MY DEEPEST APOLOGIES TO ALL GAMERS 

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I remember that Oathbringer's translation was published 2 years later. I wish they published new episodes every week. :unsure:

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