The end of Merceneiress was supposed to happen long ago. Believe it or not, what greatly influenced me were your comments and thoughts, spurring my imagination, including the times when I was dealing with difficult situations (such as a loved one passing away). The original ending of Merceneiress was more definitive when I originally scripted it years ago — this ending leaves opportunities for much more with young Tirin in possession of old Tirin’s history – what will she do with this information? How will it influence her life? Is old Tirin truly condemned to an existence of Slorn slavery? However, I have to confess that my desire to continue in cgi webcomic form has waned. There are many reasons for this — one of them is that it is a relatively expensive way of telling a story (I’m not a modeler, as you know, I buy all my models from DAZ or Renderosity or other sites). I would love to create fantastic models myself quickly, but I don’t have that skill set. Also, it takes a lot of time to set up the scenes, which, I don’t have a lot of time to do — hence the reason for the low frequency update schedule, which has always bothered me. I have considered continuing in text format (perhaps with some pictures interspersed). Text has unlimited possibilities, but it’s just not the same as a graphic novel.
At the very least, I am going to take a break — I may come back with changed attitude/interest. Maybe I’ll use this time to learn modeling (like ZBrush) so that I can create my own characters and scenes — or more likely, I may start posting in text format. I know many of you will not be happy with this, and I will lose webcomic fans, but if you’re interested in the story, I hope you will stay (even if in text format). I wanted to inform you of why I am making this decision. I am very thankful for everyone who has read, commented and voted for Merceneiress throughout the years. Your comments/thoughts have influenced this comic greatly, I truly couldn’t have done it without you.