Lovelink is still fairly new and has been building up some hype prior to its release as a pre-register game. But also before it was its own app it was part of the app What’s Your Story? and when the dev team starting to turn Lovelink into its own app the stories on the sub-category Lovelink (the one originally part of WYS?) were abandoned without a word leaving players to figure out that their favorites weren’t going to come back. Because of this I imagine that the Lovelink team decided to have several unfinished stories released when the app went live from the older characters that had enough content to last for a while for players while they worked on new characters’s stories to keep things fresh and interesting. As as result none of the stories are finished, but that being said I do think a few could’ve had been finished storylines prior to release. I think the point of not finishing the stories is to try and keep the players checking in for more updates and content. But as you said not everyone can be pleased and inevitably there will be those who will always be disappointed.
I agree that a release schedule or at least “upcoming characters” without a set release date for those who will receive updates would be beneficial so the players aren’t totally left in the dark of who will be given new content next.
I’m with you on how some comments sound kind of entitled and forgetful that there are real people behind developing the app and content. As Karina_D mentioned, we also don’t know how large their team of writers is: is it several people writing a few stories each or a small team of people writing many stories each? To also build on that, we also don’t know what the conditions are for those writers. Do they face crunch time or are they given enough time to write the content they need without feeling overworked and overly stressed? Covid is also still a thing and we don’t know what the working conditions are like. That is, do they work entirely from home, entirely in an office, or mix it up some days of the week? There are a lot of factors we don’t know and technical details and schedules we aren’t privy to that could effect when and which characters get more content added to them and when the updates happen and how much is added with each update.
But looping back to transparency, I do think there could be more of it re: update schedule or at least letting us know who will be updated soon, and also maybe offering a little more per update. For instance 1 new character + 1-2 older characters receiving content in an update, or 2-4 older characters receiving content and no new character added, etc.