Re: Braching stories system

#1
Hello
Just wondering if a system like that could work on RR, I know that having one writer write multiple paths to the same story is interesting but it wouldn't be feasible unless the writer is extremely prolific and can write multiple paths at a decent pace,
The main idea of this system will be to have multiple writers working together to write their own branches of the same story,giving the reader some sort of choice over the direction and exploring different possibilities in the story's universe, Now I know it sounds messy to have so many writers with different styles writing together but a possible solution is to have a "supervisor" who makes sure the quality is sufficient to his/her liking, that person could be the original writer of the "original path" or a person who wrote the setting/universe/world and opens it up to other writers to play with it. Admittedly, I don't know how the current review system will work with that but I'm sure someone could figure it out, for example having a separate rating for each path and a different one for the whole story could work.

There's a similar system on a site called "chyoa", which I won't link since it's NSFW and primarily features erotica but here's a look on how it looks like when you view the story map:
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I know that some one you may think that it's a niche idea that couldn't possibly worth the resources to set up this kind of system but chyoa has more than a half of the amount of visitors that RR has which is nothing to scoff at, They also have a healthy amount of patron backers that cover server costs.

So do you think a system like this will do well if it's implemented on RR?

Re: Braching stories system

#3
Those kinds of stories are interesting in some ways. But they are tons of work! Its also hard to cross divergent paths again. Like what if you want to branch only for one chapter, and then come back together? Few people put in tie ins to bring them back. This could be something to be worked out.

I'm not shooting down the idea, only stating one of the issues. 

Thanks. 

Re: Braching stories system

#4

naosu Wrote: Its also hard to cross divergent paths again. Like what if you want to branch only for one chapter, and then come back together?


The paths don't necessarily need to cross again, It is doable but will be pretty difficult to implement. the branching story system is, in my opinion, more about "what if" scenarios. What if the hero chose a different class? what if the hero choose to ally himself with the villains? or a different faction? What if a character that shaped the MC's character died/lived or didn't meet him at all? what path will the protagonist take and what would change in the world around him as a result of that?

I just think that a bunch of writers could create an interesting universe with a branching story system and this site has the userbase and the authors that can make that happen.(and a dev team that is constantly driving the tech forward)

Re: Braching stories system

#5
I imagine making it so anyone can contribute to the branching path story like that website you suggest is quite a lot harder to implement than making a branching path story worked on by one author. If it's something worked on by one author it's a lot more work than a single thread story, I can't imagine it being used enough to have any significant impact on the sites library of serials.
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