Patreon Possibly Being Brigaded (?)
So, I've been noticing some strange comments and such recently that lead me to suspect I'm being brigaded on Patreon. There's some highly up-voted comments complaining about NTR on a chunk of my posts that belong to people who don't appear to be pledged to any Patreons at all. These comments seem to have only existed from about 2 months ago. They didn't exist around 7 months back on pics with similar themes. There's also someone spreading disinformation.
I noticed an uptick of them a bit before the community guidelines strike. Some of the comments I've seen seem to allude to this as well. At the moment, I'm going to assume this coincidence to be on the safe side.
I figure I should address some of these things before they get out of hand. I suspect this is a Gaslighting campaign to try to damage me:
-People are asserting that it's NTR whenever Mel exists even though I made a Mel and Cassandra pic and the two are in an established relationship. It got labelled NTR anyways.
There's two reason I can see for this. The first is Gaslighting and trying to alter the perception of my art and my game in order to redefine its genre to chase away potential players. The second is that people perceive NTR as NOT being able to destroy someone else's relationship.
-Someone saying that Mel is a favorite and gets all the love when if you go through the Readme, Jake has 16 scenes and Mel has 4. None of Mel's are completed. Not only that but checking on e621 shows more tags for Jake than Mel. Mel's even present in 2 comics that inflates the amount of illustrations he has since it's posted as individual pages.
Going through the game's story content; Jake effectively has Julia, Caroline, a succubus, and a goddess (and by proxy all of her followers). Mel has Cassandra and if the player chooses to pursue it, Olivia. Jake eclipses Mel in both in-game content and promotional content.
I'm not saying that people who don't like NTR shouldn't complain. I know it's a divisive topic and people are allowed to like or dislike whatever the want. If people like it, it's fine with me. If people don't like it, it's also fine with me. The part that concerns me is the rhetoric surrounding it and disinformation being spread. From where I sit, this doesn't feel like coincidence.
Anyways, just something I've been noticing recently and my thoughts about it. So far it looks to be a loud minority. This seems to be potential drama that I'd rather avoid, but it's starting to look like I'm going to have to say something. This mainly has to do with Patreon, but I think it's good to make a post here about it as well. I don't see it here on my SubscribeStar, but it's something I think I want to at least warn my supporters about.
Final Note: I'm not changing my game or any of the characters.
Edit: (I left this edit on my Patreon but I figured I'd leave it hear as well, just in case)I'd like to try to keep the comments as civil as possible. Try to avoid dumping fuel on the fire if you can. I'd rather this not turn into anything.