Hey guys, FYI, the FAQ has finally been posted! I’ll share it here for a while so that everyone can see it xD.
Q1: Does IET know you are working on this?
A1: Yes, IET knows about this translation! I informed him myself, twice, through his public Weibo page via private message and I provided links as well. He really doesn’t seem to care/mind!
Q2: I’m bored and I want to read more IET/Xianxia works! What other IET works are available?
A2: I’m not too familiar with the Japanese works, but Wuxiaworld has Coiling Dragon and Stellar Transformations. SPCNET has a translation of Swallowed Star that is currently being worked on by Zebulin, while IEatWatermelons is translating IET’s latest work, ‘The Desolate Era’, at worldofwatermelons.com. Aside from that, I’m not sure if any other IET works are being worked on, but a number of other similar Xianxia works include Douluo Dalu (from author Tang Jia San Shao) being worked on by the redoutable Bagleson at Blue Silver Translations, while Zhan Long is quite popular as well and is being worked on by the team at Gravity Translations. For some old school Wuxia works, SPCNET’s Wuxia Translation forums has quite a good amount as well!
Q3: Ads – I see an ad that I don’t like for some reason. What should I do about it? Also, are the ads here pay per click, or pay per impression?
A3: First of all, if you are seeing ads, that means you have your Adblock off, so thank you! If you see an ad that is causing problems, you can let me know in the comments, in the forum, or directly at rwxwuxiaworld(at)gmail.com. Please provide the URL of the ad if possible, so I can try to block it! Most of the ads here are pay per click, and primarily provided by Google, so they should be good ones and not virus-y. I’m trying to get into some book advertising networks, but it’s a bit of a slower process.
Q4: I am on mobile, and one particular ad is causing me major problems, in that it is giving me constant pop-ups and redirecting me constantly to the Android Store!
A4: As best as I can tell, this isn’t an advertising problem, this is a problem with having a virus in your browser. The solution that has worked for many problem is clearing their browser cache for Android Chrome. Go to Chrome Menu, then settings, then (Advanced) Privacy, then ‘Clear browsing data’, then clear everything.
Q5: For some reason, I keep on seeing the ‘mobile’ version on my desktop, or my ‘desktop’ version on mobile!
Q5: I know T.T. It’s a weird bug which I don’t know how to fix as of yet, but which is really high on my list. Basically, I –think– it has something to do with caching settings or the mobile detection, but I can’t seem to fix it. If anyone here thinks they can, try dropping me a line at rwxwuxiaworld(a)gmail.com. One possible fix might be to stay logged in, which seems to resolve the issue for some people.
Q6: What’s all this about donations/sponsored chapters?
A6: Check the ‘sponsored releases’ page here!
Q7: You skipped a regular chapter this week/last week/whatever!
A7: No, I probably didn’t, check again. I do them every week xD
Q8: What’s your regular update schedule?
A8: Well, I’m not a machine, so it’s not exact, but usually during the weekdays, I post the first chapter at around 11 AM – 12 PM U.S. Eastern time, the second chapter around 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, and a third chapter around 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Weekends are more erratic, and sometimes I’ll do four, other times I won’t. Also, it does depend on the queue as well. The 22nd of each month, I take off, as my ‘one day a month anniversary’. I occasionally help out on Stellar Transformations as well.
Q9: Would you be willing to consider working on [XXXX], maybe after you are done with Coiling Dragon?
A9: I’m totally focused on Coiling Dragon right now, and I still am not even half way done, so I’ll worry about that later!
Q10: Hey, I just made these PDF/ePub/.mobi/etc. versions of Coiling Dragon. Would you like them?
A10: Hey, in order to help foster the community and keep the discussion centralized, I’d strongly prefer to not host ePubs or to have ePubs spread around, at least until I finish the entire translations in a few months. I’m totally fine with you creating them for personal use or sending them individually to people who ask for them, but I prefer you don’t post them up willy nilly. Thank you!
Q11: You misspelled startled as ‘started’.
A11: No, actually, ‘started’ has a second, more obscure meaning, which means to make a physical, involuntary jerking movement. For example, “Startled, Ren started” = “Ren was surprised, and suddenly twitched/made a jerking movement.”