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DREZO REGALIA

Virtual world story has technical issues

By Wildbow, author of Ward

Aug 10, 2015: If someone is going to post their site as image files instead of text, the image files need to be clean, free of jpeg artifacts that would muddle the words. The text is small for a large screen (probably the equivalent of size 6 font) and doesn’t translate well to mobile either, with the aforementioned blurriness making it even worse. It’s barely readable.

I could list a host of other issues – the color combination of yellow text on brown, the fact that one chapter switches between multiple points of view, the heavy saturation of adjectives that choke the text at times, or how actually clicking on ‘next chapter’ doesn’t actually take you to the next chapter (the bright, oversized words, they do nuffink!) but you have to click the smaller arrow off to the side instead. I’ll sum it up as this: For a story about a -popular- virtual world, it doesn’t seem to grasp that the audience comes first, and this isn’t a site or a format that serves the audience at all.

It’s unreadable as it stands.

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