Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Some answers


At first, I'd like to apologize to people expecting the explanation for whats happening, the lack of updates and stuff. Thanks for the patience.

The first and most import thing I have to say is the hardest to do, but here goes: we'll gonna close legiocomix.com very soon, in a matter of a month or so, but we won't leave the genre, nor abandon our clients. We are opening a new website, on FLAA network: SLUTTISH.XXX.

I'm not sure what would be the main questions concerned on that, but here's a little FAQ:

1. Why a new website?
First, for a fresh start, a new focus, and a different way to work than the way Xposh Network do.

As for fresh start, the opportunity to give the members the feeling the site is moving forward, that the site isn't the same thing as it was back in 2008 - we improved, we think our content is better now than it was then, but we have this feeling that won't see that. We have more people asking us for stories we did in the past, with an old, dated and ugly style, than for the newest stuff, like Monday.

As for the focus, the "LEGIO+COMIX" isn't working. Maybe it never worked. We thought people would like to see 'comix by legio', not matter the theme, but it seems we were wrong. People want a focus, they want a theme, they want the stories revolve around the same theme. They want the certainty that every time they log in, they will find what they are looking for. Well, no more Legio Stories per se, but now "Sluttish" as a theme. Is basically what we usually do (who wouldn't agree that Sara, Fuu, Ginny, Jenni, Sister Lux, among others, aren't all sluttish?), it's what we like to do. And we want the members understand that from beginning. If the story has superheroines, it's sluttish superheroines. If it has monsters, or an horror feeling, you may account that there will be sluttish girls there. We know the theme isn't as popular as incest, or superheroines, or teens, or dickgirls, but it's the only way to keep us sane. We could do comics with superheroines, or incest, or dickgirls, or teens, or a story about a teen superheroine falling in love with her mother when she discovers that mommy has a cock, not matter what, sluttish is the theme: the story will be about a SLUTTISH superheroine falling in love with her SLUTTISH mother when she discovers that mommy has a cock, or about a superheroine falling in love with her mother when she discovers that mommy has a cock, then TURNING sluttish. :D "Another Worlds" is a good sample there - Thunder Girl is pretty slutty. And Wrecker. ;) Also, the lack of "Legio" in the title give us the freedom to bring other artists to the site, working in more stories, adding more content to it.

And for the way Xposh Network works, we feel our partnership isn't working anymore. The webmaster made a great job back there, at the start, but after that we feel like the whole work of making the website grow was simply left as OUR full responsibility. Not a partnership anymore, but more like a commensalism. We add the content, we reach for more members, we look for ways to improve even the way the images are displayed - that was one of the reasons we changed from vertical comic book pages to horizontal ones, like Monday... we can't even display images with more than 1500 pixels height! Pages look too small for anyone with a resolution above 1280x960! Anyway, there were technical issues between us. We were always trying to improve the look of the site, and getting 'no can do' all the time. We are sick of those PPG in the main page, and we can't even look that fugly girl in the welcome area. We had new images to put there... but 'no can do' or 'no need to change that'. Well, the webmaster did what he could, I guess. I don't want to talk trash about him. The partnership worked... until it didn't.

2. What about the members of legiocomix.com?
Well, we are trying to sort out that. We won't accept new memberships after november 1st - I hope, I mean, the 'join' page will be disabled until there, probably before. Most of the members who have a monthly membership, recurring or not, will still access legiocomix until the membership expires, and probably all monthly memberships will be off by december 1st. We are trying to sort out what will happen to those who bought a three-month membership and it was supposed to expire after december 1st. We don't know if CCBill and Verotel chargeback part of the money, or if they can change the website associated to the account. We maybe can set up manually temporary accounts for these members in sluttish.xxx for the corresponding time. In any case, I took the names and emails of these members, and we can contact them to set up things.

Basically, from now on, if  your membership expires in legiocomix, don't bother in renew. Check sluttish.xxx instead. :D

3. What about the stories in legiocomix?
Simple, we'll keep them in sluttish.xxx. Monday will follow normally, the rest of "Another Worlds" aswell. The girls, the settings, everything.

4. And the pin-ups?
Ahh, some of them will go, for good. Some of the older pin-ups will get a revamp - we like to do that. More will be added. But some will be taken out to never return. :D

5. What about the updates in legiocomix? What about the lack of updates for the last three weeks?
No excuses for them. Late is late. We will keep legiocomix updated with new stuff until it closes, but to make amends, and as a way to celebrate an ending and the beginning of a new phase for us, we will update legiocomix with an unusual amount of 'trivia'. Things that never happened. Concepts for characters who never gone ahead. Sketches of pin-ups and pages of comics. Some smut-free pin-ups. Alternate versions of pin-ups and pages. Stuff we did for other websites. It will be fun. ^^

Well, I wrote a lot here. If you have any questions, please make them in the comments and I'll answer the best I can. I'll give you some time to digest it, then I'll update the site. ;)

Cheers!

Fabs.

AHHH! A P.S.!
Sluttish.xxx is already online and accepting subscribers, but it has NO content on it so far. Those who want to get ahead and subscribe already, be warned. You may see the stuff slowly piling up there, but so far, today, there's nothing but posting tests. ^^

14 comments:

  1. Glad to see you guys finally moving on! You guys have improved an your right the homepage didn't show that growth.I'm liking the new website an design! It has that 80's neon retro vibe to it.Question,Fabs: If a person's membership has expired(mine just did),will the "trivia" content be available in the new website or just at Legiocomix?also,will you be releasing the older pinups that won't be back in combo packs? I know i'd like to own Legiocomix's older works to fill out my collection.I'm glad you guys have a focus and theme going into your new website.

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    1. Thanks, man!

      Yeah, we like that vibe for the look of the new site. We weren't thinking much of an 80's, but more like a sleazy strip club in a sheedy part of the sity - the place where 80% of our pin-ups take place. (I was talking to Kras today, about the Halloween pin-ups, when he asked 'where the girls should be?', I told him 'in the same alleyway, near the club'. There was a minute of silence, then he replied me 'they'll never go inside the club, right?' 'No', I said. :D )

      Man, that's tricky. I wasn't thinking in update sluttish with the 'trivia' content so soon, because I was thinking more like a goodbye gift to the last members of legiocomix. I'll start upload content on sluttish pretty soon, but I was thinking more in the regular pin-ups and comics. Tell me what you think - you think the 'trivia' should go there as well?

      About the older pin-ups... I don't think so. Most of the old ones that won't come back are because Kras don't like them, he thinks they are pretty ugly. But don't worry, nothing is really 'lost', because we like to revamp the old ones. Some of the 'classics', like the geek girls in the classroom, back from 2005 or '6, was remade a couple weeks ago. My advise is: save everything you want. In the other hand, the internet will keep circulating old siterips of legiocomix. :D

      Thanks for your comments, man. You're one of the most supportive fans we have. If you have more doubts, please ask them.

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    2. I'd use the 'trivia' content to help the transition to the new site.Like post it on Legiocomix an the blog first then slowly add it to Sluttish.(I'm gonna assume that your gonna bring your most recent content from Legiocomix to Sluttish)Have a cutoff point when to stop adding new 'trivia' content an then let the audience know about the rest of the content available only at Sluttish.That way you capture the old fans an bring in the new fans under your focused theme.

      I'd like to get that BatX/WonderWoman/American Icon an unknown heroine picture(been searching high an low for it) from the previews section brought over to Sluttish or posted here in the blog,no one else seems to have it.An i'm definitely looking forward to seeing the updated geek girls in the classroom.

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    3. Thats a good idea - first in legiocomix, then down the lane in sluttish (but I mean VERY down the lane).

      I think I know what the pic you mean. It's a four character over a green background box? If it is so, I'll need to look for it in an old backup. Kras redid it, with some of our girls on it - turned into a four futa fun. ^^

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  2. Good to see you are refreshing things. It seems like your old webhost stinked. I always wondered why the look of Legio website never updated since it was started. With the quality of your artwork, your website deserves to be a great success. The FLAA network sites seem well advertised. Their banners turn up a lot when I am websurfing my favorite webcomic sites. Some of my favorite artists are already on the network, and now my most favorite webcomic artists are on the network.

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    1. Thanks, Warlock! As you can see, an advantage for us on join FLAA is that they invest a lot on their artists, placing banners in a lot of places. And an advantage for the clients is that those who already are members of dmitrys, tekuho, white devil, reiq, etc, will have acess to our content for free. ;) Of course, we hope we can get our own 'exclusive' clients in the proper time (I mean those who subscribe through our website). ^^ Thanks for your kind wishes. ^^

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  3. If there is one thing i would like to change going into a new website ... is actually something you already changed! The price is higher then before, wich should result in more frequent updates. A chance to step up a little bit and give us members(or soon to be members) more of the good stuff. I would have paid a lot more on legiocomix if it meant you guys can commit yourself a bit more. I'm all for it!

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    1. I hope that raise help us to keep doing more and more stuff to sluttish. If we manage to get the same number of members as legiocomix, the 'plus' it's great help. We WANT to commit to the website 100%. It's no secret that our dream would be work doing content for the site ALL the time. :D

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  4. I see that you and the team desided to go to FLAA. This puts me in an strange crossroads I love your art and style but I simpley dislike FLAA. I was a member for 6 months found that many of the artist use the fact that you gain acess to other artist site a crutch and do not update there sites weekly like it is promoted as. Way I see it is that FLAA is set up to get memeber but not keep them. I just hope you do not become one of them. I am going to miss your superhero pin-ups and content it was what brought me here and kept me here. So I am a bit on the fence with it being just about your characters.

    I wish you guys the best of luck, at this point I am unsure if I will join for more then a month to start.

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    1. I hope, I really hope that you overcome your distrust - or simply dislike - on FLAA for us. I am completely aware that some of the artists of FLAA (lets not talk names here - I'm friends with most of them) aren't steady with the deliver of updates, and that pisses most of the members of their sites. And they are wrong on doing so, there's no excuse for that.

      BUT, they are they. We are we. I'm not treating sluttish as an arm of FLAA. If people sign up for OUR site, it's OUR content that must be provided. It's not fair to the members we demand them to check the other sites of the network while we delay our updates. We intend to keep sluttish as well supplied as it was legiocomix, and even more, if we get that increase on memberships that we hope so.

      To tell you the truth, my main concern before join FLAA would be if those other sites would start to crutch on US for their lack of updates. As you know, sometimes we updated in a week what some of them updated in a month.

      And for the superheroines, maybe you could check us out when we resume Thunder Girl story. Don't worry, we'll keep the blog, and showing what's up - this way you can know if it's worthy to get an one-month-one-time membership.

      Thanks for wish us luck. We'll need all we can. ^^

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  5. Well I for one cant wait till you join us on FLAA. And with your new direction with Sluttish.com it will only lead to even more awesomeness. We have done some great stuff together for manaworldcomics.com and I, like you, try to update with multiple updates each week. I think this will just make it fantastic for all the members who are already in the network as well as the new members you will bring in.

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  6. Crap! Bought a 3-month membership on Nov03/12 and it processed! Am I SOL on this since everything's moving to the new site???

    Shamoo

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    1. Don't worry yet - you can cancel your membership and it'll be ok - but we're thinking on give a free-time on sluttish for those who end up with the 3-month membership in legiocomix.

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