More VN content you want? (minus TLs)

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#1 by superangelo128
2019-04-04 at 18:26
What other content would you want to see from the visual novel community as a whole? (NOT more translations)

I've been thinking about this and there's already a decent amount of content:

* We have various forums to talk about VNs like here, /r/visualnovels, Fuwanovel, 4chan, Twitter etc
* Similarly a few places provide weekly summaries of VN translation updates
* There a few places for EVN developers to hang out, recruit, or discuss in places like /r/vns Discord #devtalk and Lemma Soft(link)
* We have vndb, the go to place for voting for VNs and looking up info and tags and such
* There are a few podcast related videos that exists for VNs like Broadcast Club(link) and Kinniku Podcast (link) for fan-made casts and Visual Conference(link) for a yearly discussion with people in the industry.
* There are Lets Plays of VNs, albeit I don't how many of them are consistently active in content
* We have discord chats and subreddits(link) for most major series and even some discords for official companies
* We have Visual Novel recommendation charts sorted by genres made by /r/visualnovels(link) and 4chan(link)
* We have a guide of how to read Visual Novels in Japanese(link)
* There are text and video reviews for most major visual novels out there (English and Japanese only) but not many that have reviewed a whole lot on one channel/location

However, I was wondering if you guys wanted more content related to this? To me, there's only so much translation companies/VN developers can do and visual novels could have more (consistent) content that only fans can make. I was wondering what you guys would personally want more of.

Don't bring up "more fan translations/translators" or "translate Visual Novel to English" because that's just a given considering what the VN community started on.Last modified on 2019-04-04 at 18:28
#2 by surferdude
2019-04-04 at 19:30
I'd like a place where I can easily find official JP patches.

I was using Holyseal for that purpose, but I can't access it anymore.Last modified on 2019-04-04 at 19:32
#3 by fuukanou
2019-04-04 at 20:42
We need a new place for the translating community to chat/meet up/recruit members since hongfire is pretty much dead these days
#4 by nozomu
2019-04-04 at 21:07
I'd like for there to be more third-party apps since I find vndb to be kind of lacking (perhaps an understatement). Most of them seem to have been abandoned over time, though.

Eroge are a more personal experience for me, so I don't really care about fancontent or discussions with random people. It'd be cool to see reviews from less popular games, though.
#5 by shiny
2019-04-05 at 16:00
^^link is good for that purpose tho it doesn't have everything.

I'd like a something for posting reviews - short and casual ones, not just numeric scores. EGS is wonderful for this in the avg 3 days per year when I can actually access it, but VPNs are too much a bother.
#6 by ramaladni
2019-04-05 at 16:37
#5 Use link
#7 by goblincrutch
2019-04-06 at 12:57
I'd like more patches for cleaning up the dialogue in English releases. I want to read a translation, not a localization. I know just enough Japanese that it triggers me when the audio and
text are talking about completely different things. Not sure if that counts as more translations in itself.

It'll be a non-issue when I finally finish studying the language and make a complete transition to all Japanese but in the meantime it would help. After that, maybe decensor patches for Japanese versions.Last modified on 2019-04-06 at 13:33

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