Let’s get the basics out of the way first. This entire thing is meant to be a value-add for readers, a new way to engage with Rise and an extension of the webnovel experience. The primary purpose is for everyone to have fun with this. The secondary purpose is to allow us to monetize in a more innovative way rather than having to resort to something that diminishes the reading experience or fragments the community that we’re all building around Rise. And, you know, if we did a whole thing where we asked people to send in messages about the chapter/chat comments/participate in the translator thoughts for free, there just wouldn’t be enough room for the actual chapter anymore. So having it gated through a payment mechanism acts as a bottleneck and filter. That’s just a happy coincidence though. Let’s get to it.
Price: $5 per comment Info: This one is simple. You guys know how we have the stream comments when there’s a livestream happening in the novel or a game that’s being broadcast on livestream? The $5 donation button gives you a chance to BE THE STREAM CHAT! Well, one message in the stream chat anyway. When you hit the button, you just add a note with what you want your chat message to be and it gets sent to us. And we include it in the next immediate chapter that has chat comments in it.
You can choose to have it be an anonymous comment like all of the other stream chat comments. Or you can choose to have a screenname/handle/nick associated with the comment. Up to you. Just let us know.
And because stream chat is often random rather than topical/focused, you can say whatever it is that you want to say in your comment. Or you can contact us through Discord/Email/Twitter to get a rough idea of what the stream comments in the next immediate chapter are talking about so your comment is in-line with the discussion. Now there are some very simple, common-sense guidelines associated with this.
1.)ALL STREAM COMMENTS MUST BE LIMITED TO 20 WORDS OR 70 CHARACTERS WITH SPACES, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
– These things are going to be in the chapter, so you cannot have giant paragraphs about your thoughts and feelings. That would be too much of a disruption to everyone else’s reading experience.
2.)ALL STREAM COMMENTS MUST BE REGARDING EVENTS/CHARACTER/DETAILS WITHIN THE NOVEL. NO 4TH WALL BREAKING COMMENTS OR META COMMENTARY.
– Important! When you submit a stream comment, you will essentially become a character within the webnovel. So your comment needs to look like it comes from a character in the world that the webnovel takes place in. – Remember that your comment is going to actually become a part of the novel and remain visible to everyone that looks at that chapter for as long as the webnovel is up on the internet. – Saying “No 4th Wall Breaks” is a little hypocritical from us. So we will consider anything that is 4th wall breaking/meta on a case-by-case basis. No promises on that one though. That’ll be a judgement call from us when we’re looking at your comment and how it fits into the chapter. You can check with us before submitting it to see if it’ll work.
3.)DON'T SEND IN A STREAM COMMENT FILLED WITH INAPPROPRIATE, OBSCENE, EXCESSIVELY VULGAR, RACIST, SEXIST, OR NEEDLESSLY EDGY SHIT.
–This one is obvious, but it needs to be said anyway. We take responsibility for everything we publish. So we get in trouble if you write something stupid. Don’t write weirdly pedophilic or obscene shit about the characters in an effort to get internet trolling points. We’re just not going to publish them.
4.)ALL STREAM COMMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND REJECTION.
–We need this rule because of Rule 3. If you send us dumb shit that we cannot publish, we’re just not going to. We’ll refund your donation and let you know why it couldn’t be published. You’re welcome to talk to us to figure out how to phrase it in a way where it can be published. Or to send in a completely different one. Your choice. –If you flood us with messages that we reject and refund, we will ban you from using the donate button. Because refunding and letting you know why it was rejected takes time out of our day.
Price:$10 per message Info: This one is the cool one and an experiment. You guys know how Twitch has the donor messages that pop-up on screen? This is our version of that. Hasn’t really ever been done with a webnovel before. Possibly because it is such a stupid idea that no one besides us would be moronic enough to try it. But we’re all going to find out together! You guys send us messages that display at the start of the next immediate chapter after you donate. You can talk about what’s been going on in the novel, you can talk about the characters, you can talk about the translation, you can roast us, whatever you want. It is also up to you if you want your comment at the start of the chapter to be from your name/handle/screenname/nickname or anonymous. Just let us know in your note after you hit the button. The way we’re thinking about this, it should become a way for all of the other readers to see how you’re reading the story or what you think is important. And then they’ll read the chapter knowing that. And maybe see something that they missed or didn’t notice. Or it’ll be something more for people to respond to in the comments below the chapter.
Or this thing is going to become a giant clusterfuck that we’ll have to get rid of in a couple of weeks. Whatever it is though, we’ll find out together and make history!
1.)ALL DONOR MESSAGES MUST BE LIMITED TO 40 WORDS OR 200 CHARACTERS WITH SPACES, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
–These messages show up at the start. Before the chapter. Remember that a lot of people read on their phones. We don’t want to make people scroll through paragraphs and pages of your thoughts on anything before they even get to the chapter.
2.)Don’t send in a donor message filled with inappropriate, obscene, excessively vulgar, racist, sexist, needlessly edgy shit. It will not be published, and your donation will be refunded.
3.)ALL DONOR MESSAGES ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND REJECTION.
Price: $15 per message Info: This is where the whole idea started from. The translator thoughts are fun, right? This is your chance to participate. You can send in a topic that you want us to talk about in the thoughts. You can send in a story prompt that we do a take on. Or you can send in a question that you want us to answer in the next immediate translator thought. We’re leaving this one completely up to you. Whatever it is you come up with, we’ll try to incorporate in some way. Alternatively, you can come join us in the discussion about the next immediate chapter’s translator thought. Literally whatever you can come up with is fair game.
And we’ll see how long we can keep this going before this ticking bomb explodes in our faces.
Step by Step Guide
1.) Choose the type of donation message you want to make.
2.) Select payment method.
3.) Type your donation message in the note.
4.) Confirm your transaction.
Disclaimer: We reserve the right to modify or update these rules at any time.
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