Thanks Sam and everyone at JNC, the quantity and quality of content available in (almost) daily pre-pub releases mean that I almost always have something fresh to read whenever I have 20-40 minutes to kill. I sometimes get frustrated that a favorite title's section won't be updated for a week (if I just read an installment) or is on hiatus between volumes - but I guess that means that you guys are doing a good job (including the original authors) of feeding my addiction.
I may not have mentioned it, but if I have it's worth repeating. I use my membership to show support for the original authors, JNC, and for the model that JNC has adopted. Fan translations are a thing and sites that host them can be "frenimys" on one hand - many titles would be unknown to a western audience if someone didn't translate and post on a 'high seas' site, on the other hand fan-translations don't give support (money) to the authors/publishers that created the original work (I'm not going to get on my soap box again, I promise)
Going forward I'd like to see JNC expand to have a greater variety of content. The suggested licensing posts are full of titles in genres/with tags that may or may not interest me personally but if added would potentially add to overall readership/membership. So how about more romance, slice of life, you-name-it not isekei titles (in addition to more like you are printing now? ) I'd like to see JNC do a better job with keeping members in the loop with whats happening in the industry, promotions, what have you (The news portion on the home page?)
@sam-pinansky said in Question about Premium Credit after Premium ends:
@ashark71 @Rahul-Balaggan is correct but just to be official, yes: credits are tied to the account, not the status, so any credits you've accumulated will stay around for as long as the account exists.
You can redeem credits as a member or premium member through the site, but as hinted above it's possible to do it even when you are not with a direct link to the redeem page.
Assuming you're not trying to keep the fact credits do not expire along with the premium membership hidden it would be nice if the FAQ (https://j-novel.club/faq) was updated as the existing wording is quite misleading.
Once Sam decides he'll update the homepage. He'll decided soon hopefully, but sometimes it takes him a few extra days to update it.
You can follow this topic for now, I'll post a reply when there's an update: https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/1060/catch-up-titles-february-march-2019/1
@thomask Nothing on the LN, and the author hasn’t written any new chapter for Narou’s WN since May last year. He’s still updating his other series, and has started a new one just last month.
The manga adaptation is still going on, with new volume coming out last month.
This is what Sam said regarding the CC information not being stored by JNC:
@sam-pinansky said in Paypal:
Feel free to check the actual http connections in the browser developer console if you aren't convinced.
@sniper_samurai yes again I am aware now, cause I checked after you posted and deleted the Beta version and downloaded the official version, back when I posted I was only unaware that it came off of beta.
@myskaros said in Will the make Offline Reading:
JNC specifically has the license to "stream" prepublication content, so making it readily available offline could be a breach of contract.
Hmm, if we are talking about contract here, then I will not have enough knowledge to try to bend it, especially when I don't know the exact wording and interpretation.
It looks like one of the big themes of the series is the disconnect between how she thinks of herself and her actions ('perfectly reasonable!'), and the hints we see from others' reactions ('no, they really aren't!'). I'm not familiar with how these suggestions would be made in Japanese idiom; is it represented any differently there, and how hard is it to translate those hints?
Hrm. First look at the forums, i was reading grimgar. Made it through three volumes and reading this im kind of glad i didn't continue... there's ways to do the "crappy mc", but any story is supposed to be about growth. Doesn't even have to be the main characters growth either. Akumetsu and one punch man are good markers for that because they are both about growth in the situation around the character. They focus in part on how the character got there, but mostly on how everyone else deals with them and how society ends up changed because of them. Going by the pitiful mc idea, one good example from years ago was ramza beoulve of final fantasy tactics. Favorite character of mine who is absolutely pitiful at the start but grows over the course of the story. There's even a more typical mc next to him (delita) who the story glosses over by and large. I stopped reading grimgar because it felt like the party would never change. Sure they might get stronger, but they would remain exactly who they are and the situation around them wouldn't really change... and that's terrible for a story. By dropping it i picked up some others, specifically through here (via bookwalker), namely unwanted undead and archdaemon. Undead especially has a similar weak mc to start but hes growing as the story progresses. Not just in strength, but in personality. Much more relaxing read because i can actually stay interested.
As a different note though i would not say you have to be able to identify with the character specifically, but something in the story or characters has to click and make you want to find out what happens next. I don't identify with saitama, i just like seeing everyone's reactions to him, and want to see if he ever gets his "epic battle". Akumetsu was a question of why is he killing corrupt people? What's his secret? His past? His actual goal? Because removing corruption only creates an opening for more corruption, probably more inept at that. I didn't identify with either of them or most of my truly favorite characters. I just want a glimpse into another world and life.
Personally, for iOS, I convert ePubs to MOBI and read them all with the Kindle app. That being said, the iBooks app is built-in to iOS and supports ePub, so you can read ePubs without even installing any software.