Qidian's Paywall

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  1. Jiggy

    Jiggy I am JiggyliFAP~ the not fat anymore guy.

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    You guys should set your principles straight. If you don't like Qidian then don't slander it while patronizing it. You have a choice and can always opt to support other translators while reading their stuff instead of Qidian's.
     
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  2. R0

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    You're a whiny bitch indeed. If those are painful for you, then working should be hell for you.
     
  3. Solyom

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    I have an account. You get 9-13 spirit stones for a daily checking in, 5 for voting for a novel to the weekly rankings, 5 for voting for a new novel. Every chapter is to read is 6-8 spirit stones. If you read only one novel and don't do anything else, just these, you will have extra spirit stones after 2-3 weeks.
     
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  4. JuanPinoy

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    No I was following RLG and they still release two chapters a day for the general public but have since going premium released about 40 something. Latest chaper that I've read is 714.
     
  5. SAimNE

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    Will second this. Thus far the business practice is flat out tame compared to the robbery they do in China. Tho they make money still, it's mostly off of your page views and ad views, with some freemium advantages but not much.

    The reason i don't use it isn't the perfectly acceptable system, it's the douches running the perfectly acceptable system. The day qidian sees a single red cent from me is the day i start to hitchhike/stowaway my rear over to China and take it right back.
     
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  6. JuanPinoy

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    Oops wrong comment to quote.
     
  7. mosee

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    well i agree with you that much first ads now this premium who knows when they bite us later better know exactly end of this
     
  8. Waraich

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    Is it? Last i checked other translators that use patreon dont lower the weekly amount of "free" chapters.
     
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  9. RizYun

    RizYun Those yung' MILFs.... NTR? #NEET #Fulltime

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    tens/chapter...
    good things?
     
  10. Vincent1873

    Vincent1873 Well-Known Member

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    I think the cost to unlock a chapter depends on the words in the chapter. Immortal Mortal chapters tend to be 10-13 spirit stones to unlock.
     
  11. zhainan2157

    zhainan2157 『Villager No.2157』『Kawaii Connoisseur』

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    Hmmm, I didn't know that. I don't really read much on QI so I'm clueless.
     
  12. SAimNE

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    So long as the buffer is constant the free chap releases will be the same. If they used to release 5 free but 3 are premium. You'll lose 3 chaps for one week. But from then on you'll still be getting 5 free chaps. The 2 new ones and the 3 "old" ones.
     
  13. EienMugetsuTensho

    EienMugetsuTensho [Avid Reader] [C# & C++ Programmer]

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    Become an editor of a novel there. You get to read the chapters for free and get paid to fix any errors as you read.
     
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    but u guy sdo realize u can just make a alt account and use the refer thing from your main acc to get 80-100 spirit stones for each ? and its not hard to make a temp email if u just add numbers behind your main email
     
  15. Bean

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    Freeeeee~
     
  16. Vincent1873

    Vincent1873 Well-Known Member

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    The buffer isn't constant. IM's translator had two or three mass releases after the premium so it's like 50 chapters ahead.
     
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    by buffer i mean the delay at which the old chaps become new free chaps. Do long as it stays a constant time, everything's good. If however the time doesn't matter and free only gets 3 chaps a week released while premium gets anything extra and it just keeps piling up, then yes that's kinda annoying... Sucks to be you guys if so :p

    I don't see their free or premium chaps cuzFqidian.
     
  18. shinikage

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    paywall anyone?
     
  19. Phantom-Z

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    Isn't supporting Qidian the same then ?

    They Steal chapters too, and forced some translators to give up for no reason...

    + the novel they take back from translators who did a lot of work on, taking the chapters already translated and continuing with other people working for them, with the quality and/or release rate being not as good as when it was another translator doing it...



    Chapters Qidian is stealing :

    - I Shall Seal The Heavens

    - Coiling Dragon

    - A will eternal

    - SkyFire Avenue

    - Desolate Era

    - Tales of Demons and Gods

    - Wu Dong Qian Kun

    - Sovereigner of the Three Realms

    - Heavenly Jewel Change

    - The Great Ruler

    - Unrivaled Tang Sect

    - Warlock of the Magus World

    - Gate Of Revelation

    - Child of Light

    Most of these are translated or hosted on WW, so Qidian is just stealing these.

    I don't know, there is probably more of them, but I did read those in the past (or still reading it) and Qidian never did anything about it, they're just stealing the chapters...
     
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  20. Vincent1873

    Vincent1873 Well-Known Member

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    I meant more the distance between premium and free chapters. It's like you said that the extra keeps piling up though. Premium releases 3 chapters a day like clockwork. Free is 1 a day. Perhaps 2 sometimes.