So for those that place importance on stats, here's where CYS is rating in the scheme of things.
(For some reason the link I placed from wikipedia to here doesn't show up on the linking in section)
And here's the "competition."
Still, I remember when this site was in the 6 million ranking, so it's gone up quite a bit in popularity since then.
So you believe clicky links are for losers?
Here's the one that counts:
Choice of games doesn't deserve its higher ranking. Ive played a few if their games what that were on the app store and the stories dont have branching, there is no way to die and same events happen no matter what.
i played litterealy all of Cog 's games and they dont even come close to some of endmasters works,
ya overall most there games are a good qwauilty , with a few mildly intresting games but theres no real eye catching games
but on here the qwauilty ranges from poop to epicness, and its the epicness that makes this site great
take there best zombie game compared to ours , in my opion dead man walking blows there zombie game out the water
every single choice of game (I have done them all)
3 choices that are irrelevant, 2 choices you think are awesome, a choice that has no bearing on the rest of the story. an alignment chose (good/bad) and 3 choices that actually affect you. Then it's over. 6 minutes later.
You obviously haven't seen the 'Hosted Games' section :P
And they flippin cost money now!! It drives me nuts. I was so glad when I found this site after that experience
Cool stats :)
I imagine Cog's higher popularity is due to the downloadable element plus that one is run with more of a business effort in mind to make money so they spend a little more time on advertising thus attracting more people.
The reason for Chyoo2's popularity is simple, its porn. Doesn't even matter that it doesn't have an admin and hasn't been fixed or up kept in years, porn apparently still beats all.
As for IS, it's fallen on hard times. Lol. Used to be in the high hundred thousand area at one time though.
WOOHOO, PAST THE MILLION RANK!!!!
I GUESS ITS US ALL CAUSING THE UPWARD INCREASE IN AVERAGE TIME SPENT ON SITE
and spam threads... So many spam threads... *rocks in corner*
No, it's because of my Bacon.
All hail the Bacon.
I CAUSED THE 300,000 INCREASE IN RANK!!!!
*Galobtter then bursts into flames*
And everyone roasts marshmallows on normal-sized, stationary, un-highlighted text evermore. And there was much rejoicing!
I HELPED CAUSE THE RISE-UP OF POPULARITY! (If you've seen Mtactical online before, he is the man who proofread RWII and went to join this site.)
THE REASON WHY THIS SITE IS POPULAR
It's because of my many other accounts. I AM A DISGUISED WARRIOR! YAAAAAAAA! But it's mostly because of my awesome awesomeness and bacon pie.
This is more towards addressing galo, Aeon and brett up there (Is Brett even still around?) since they mentioned CoG.
Oddly enough people on CoG have sometimes said that CYS stuff that doesn't have enough choices. I don't really agree since there's a ton of stories on here that have just as many choices.
There's this idea of "fake choices" that gets brought up sometimes and there seems to be a couple of different definitions for it, but the main one being something Aeon mentioned: A choice that doesn't actually have any bearing on the story. CoG tends to have a lot of them.
Basically it's a "heads I win, tails you lose" situation in that the story is going to still play out the same way, just the lines of text are going to be slightly different.
Sometimes fake choices are sort of unavoidable because CYOAs are genuinely challenging to write the more complex you get with them (You're writing several mini-stories at once). Even if a CYOA is filled with them as long as the plot line is good enough its forgivable.
CoG stuff however tends to be a little too overly concerned with romance and making sure every section of society is somehow represented in the story. Basically if you don't have the option of playing as a multi-racial bisexual tranny with 5000 romance options, your story is not being inclusive enough.
Really stuff like that tends to hurt a story more than help it since the writer is so busy focusing on these minor cosmetic details they aren't actually focusing on, y'know a deeper story and the choices tend to just be superficial (AKA fake choice). The romance options are typically cookie cutter meaning they just gender swap a lot of stuff making the whole point of playing a different gender, race, etc. rather pointless.
I understand that everyone wants to be represented as "themselves" in these CYOAs, but I'd really rather have a single protagonist (regardless of race/gender/etc) and a better plot line and better choices than a bunch of choices asking if I'm a guy or a girl, if I'm straight or if I'm into animals, etc.
I mean this sort of thing is okay I guess for a romance sim, but if I want to play a romance sim I'll go play the latest Bioware game.
Getting back to fake choices, this is sometimes wrongly applied on choices that lead to a dead end. Stories at CYS get accused of having a lot of dead end choices over at CoG at times.
Dead end choices are not fake choices mainly because that choice actually had a consequence. True you might still be getting railroaded a bit (going back to pick the "right" path), but there was an actual pay off. (The dead end isn't necessarily always death or bad either) Personally I'd rather have dead end choices than fake choices.
Really it just isn't a proper CYOA if I haven't gotten suddenly and horribly ripped apart by mutant zombies due to my poor pick of choice.
Still, I like this old site, the people here have personalities.
OOH! We have rivals!? Let's pull a massive inter-site reddit-style troll on their sorry asses!
If you mean multiple personalities then yes. Above marked out text is a great example. X3
OH DEAR GOD! DO NOT CLICK ON THE FETISH SECTION OF CHYOO! ESPECIALLY NOT IF YOU WERE JUST CURIOUS LIKE ME! *throws up on keyboard*
OH GOD! THE IMAGERY! THE-THE... WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO FUCK THE STRANGEST Of THINGS!? WHY DO CHARACTERS HAVE TO ACT SO INSIPID AND STUPID!? WHY DO PEOPLE FAP TO TEXT ON A FUCKING SCREEN!?!?!?! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!? *falls on knees*
...*sudden smile* Prepare the noose... I will leave this horrible planet...
The mods are pretty overly zealous at CoG. Name calling and being offensive is likely to get you banned immediately.
They also start locking threads as soon as they start going off topic or if the thread is past a certain age. Don't allow RPing over there either. Most of the people here would've gotten banned on all that stuff alone.
Pretty sure we wouldn't mind a little trolling at Infinite Story though. Could actually liven the place up a bit. (The same way a defibrillator "livens up" a dead body, a quick jolt and then goes back to being dead)
I meant something indirect, like fucking up a survey, or creating a spam bomb with hundred of fake accounts like the "pool's closed" dudes in Habbo.
Well, sentinel made me curious, so naturally I went over to the site to see what categories it had.
Let me share this with you all, for those of you who are too un-curious to look the place up.
These are the only categories:
Bondage and power play...
Erotic Couplings (850)
Straight male-female sex...
Fan Fiction (666)
Erotic parody of stars...
Gay Male (108)
Men who like men...
Keeping it in the family...
Girls with girls...
Mind Control (258)
Supernatural mental powers...
Robots, elves, space, magic...
Cheating Wives (124)
Married women straying...
Exhibitionist & Voyeur (167)
Watched & being watched...
Feet, panty & other kinks...
Humor & Satire (55)
Funny, sexy tales...
Asian, African, Latina, etc...
Sexy seniors, etc...
Foreign language stories...
Flowers & bubble bath...
Partner swapping, orgies...
I can only imagine that the mind-control section is entirely focused on rape.
...The world is over... I am dead... I have achieved the final suicidal release... My tormented soul will haunt this puke-covered keyboard for eternity... And the mousepad, I need to be able to contact you all and complain about how much being dead sucks.
Notice how there are only 34 non-erotic stories, one of which is a guide to how the site works?
you better hurry
Seems like a stand-up kind of place.
Look at the non-sexual stories, look at the ones who take the time for romance, and then look at the number of fetish stories... AND LOOK AT THE FUCKING FAN FICTION STORIES! THE NUMBER ALONE SHOULD BE A WARNING!
Then notice the amount of sci fi stories... I fear to imagine the fat, pimply youth yanking their dicks on this site...
The fifth highest ranking category is incest... and that's probably only because all of the other incest stories in the non-english section were kept there by the language barrier
hehe .. wait OMG WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the fuck is wrong with this site? Tentacle porn!.. ok that sounds fun actually
I looked up Cog and I got to say I liked some of their games. One of the things I noticed though was that for some games you have to pay to get the full experience. I don't know about that. The reason why I write and play games on sites is to have fun when I'm in the mood. Why would I want to pay for it? Unless it's a really good product your selling what's the point? Kind of a turn off for me but that's my opinion.
I guess if CYS and IS ever get shut down, you'll be able to read any of my new stuff in the SciFi/Fantasy section.
Well either that or the Incest section. Lol.
You write stories on different sites? Didn't know that. You popular there as you are here?
I write on Infinite Story. Actually I started out writing on there and wandered over here later.
I dunno if I'm "popular" over there since the rating system is a little different and most people don't even rate stories over there nowadays. But most of my stories are still ranked highly for the most part.
I don't write on the other two. I'm not really interested in writing porn stories and CoG stuff requires a lot of coding which I have no interest in doing.
I see. I might have to check out that site. Thanks.
That's it. Anyone up for making some fake accounts and trolling one of these sites? My death shall not be in vain!
wouldn't that increase their popularity?
If you aren't a good troll yes.
Lol, look at the profiles. Seriously, click any user profile and look at the info posted.
Actually I do have an account over at CHYOO2 though since we were having an "erotic" story contest one year at Infinite Story and I was trying to find other people to join in the contest and I figured that would be a good place to look.
Didn't work out though since I couldn't access the forums for some reason. Tested it again on a whim like a year later and it worked. Have no idea what the deal was.
I did mention this site and IS on there though in a "greetings post", since some people on there seemed to be oblivious to the fact that were actually other CYOA sites that existed without porn!
I fear no media, save for porn. Especially this BBW shit. I can fathom liking somebody about the same build as one of those greek statues of women, that was as close to porn as it got back then, (and they're no swimsuit models) but I can't imagine liking someone about the same WEIGHT as those granite people...
Hey, if someone dreams of ending up with a walrus-like woman, who can strangle you using her body hair, or suffocate you in a sea of fat rolls, who are we to judge?
*sigh* Alright then, ye who wished to be crushed by big women, line up for your Darwin Awards.
(That's my job in the land of the dead, handing out big, rusty Darwin Awards... It does pay well, I'll be paying my bail and getting out of hell in no time...)
I can understand the BBW stuff (Just stay on top, lol), the one I have difficulty understanding is getting off on watching some other dude fuck your wife/girlfriend.
Anyway here's my old post (CHYOO2 is tied in with Literotica but they don't really care about the CHYOO2 site, lol)
Just saw this one, guess there's further concerns about the place getting shut down and someone asked if IS was the only viable alternative.
Ha! the titles under the names, that's priceless.
(so, the more you post on the internet text-porn site, the more experienced you are...)
Also, how old is that site? There was a guy with the join date "1969" (Not sure, but I don't think the internet existed back then)
I could even fathom some people in the 200 pound range, if they had a nice face, or would tolerate me closing my eyes and thinking of something, or someone else, but not someone who eats like, and weighs about as much as a freakin' horse... I don't mean to offend them, but still.
And then there's getting off on being beaten and pissed on. I used to be slightly masochistic way back when I was profusely bullied, I was somewhat happy when I was hit, because there was something else to feel besides moral and mental pain, it even felt slightly more positive then being insulted, so I never once got angry enough to pull off a Columbine. And I was old enough then to be actively engaged in such pleasures, but never did I want to fap to that... (Although I'm pretty sure those bastards would fap to beating up on me)
But I don't want to be too hard on them, we've all matured a lot after that, and I'm even (GOOD, NON-ABUSIVE) friends with some of them.
Oh, there's a gimp here in hell. Have your Darwin Award and leave me alone... *shudders*
I think CHYOO dates back to the early 2000s. I've seen "1969" on other forums and sites and it's usually a glitch of some sort that resets back to that date for some reason.
Now here's a REALLY old one:
Before I was on Infinite, I used to hang out here. The site was A LOT different though and had a lot more traffic before the owner came in and cleaned house. Now its pretty much dead. Surprised it's still up actually.
Like this though:
I'm afraid to go to that website, Endmaster. Last time I followed one of your links, I killed myself and went to hell, and got a job handing out D.A.'s...
I folowed it... Ended up reading Hogwarts: a sex story.. WHY?! Why would anyone even make that kind of stuff, even though it was pg13 rated.. :P
You make it sound as if you DIDN'T willingly read a story on a porn site titled "Hogwarts: a sex story"
Yeah, there couldn't have possibly been any other reason to make an account on the site. Wink wink nudge nudge
Yeah... I mean, Of course making an account there is just for trolling. No one's going to wander over to where the stories are...
Just chiming in here...
If you go over there and troll, you'll just make everyone here look bad. Don't do that or they'll be consequences over here too. Thanks.
Good to see you 3J!
Hello 3J. Nice to see you again.
Hey, it's this guy. Hi this guy!
That's the beauty of it 3J. Nobody has to know we did it, we just do it with communication and contemplation on a different website that we DO want to make look bad. In fact, we could create a gigantic amazing web of trolls with no clues pointing to us except this one obscure thread!
(They are watching, even now)...
You mean they could blame ALL their trolls on us?
Then why would JJJ care about an already bitterly tarnished reputation? Kill the spies! Kill them!
Chyoo is in the 100 , 000 s for its insane amount of fap material, if anything...
We're popular! And considering that I'm the only active indian poster that's a awful lot of traffic!
Were linked up there in a pretty popular post..
Damn that's a lot of traffic...
Maybe its me installing the alexa extension that is biasing the results.....?
Mwahahahaha we're getting most of the traffic from the search, "choose your own adventure online"
Also, why the fuck is chyoo so popular in austria of all places!
Didn't I specify "ACTIVE POSTER." That disqualify's 3/4 of the list. And you aren't that active poster either. Still, 77% of the traffic is a lot.
I'd like to point out that India is the only listed place on there.
[CountryPercent of VisitorsRank in Country India77.4%26,334]
Yes, because it's the only country (i think) that has CYS have a higher ranking than the world ranking.
Galo, your post is kinda sorta upfucking the text below it.
Interesting observation there Sentinel. My post seems fine. :)
My post title, my beautiful post title! D:
We're beating infinite story a ot more than I thought we were
First time I heard of COG. End, did you submit any of your work there? I would think they'd take it without problem. In fact, based on the caliber of writing there, I would think it wouldn't be that difficult at all. Thinking even further, it wouldn't be difficult to set up an LLC and do that for oneself. Hmm.
The biggest obstacle would be the coding back-end.
Someone else recently PMed me asking why I don't submit anything on COG.
The first reason is the fact that the stories on there rely and are based more around game elements and that relies on a lot of coding. And that isn't really something I'm interesting in doing.
The second thing is more of a personality issue on my part. Namely, I really don't think my writing style would mesh well with the site's agenda. (And I'm certainly not going to change it anytime soon)
CoG has very... shall we say politically correct goals when it comes to presenting stories. I couldn't very well have the usual protagonists I typically write under the current guidelines in place. Now technically there isn't any censorship over there, but in reality, the forum members, mods and admins do everything short of it.
A good example is someone over there was writing a story about being a female wrestler in a scifi setting. (Something like that) The dude got blasted for writing "mysogynist rape culture endorsing porn" by some of the forum. Really it wasn't some "slut shaming rape endorsing screed", it was just a bit poorly written and unrealistically silly.
The author actually was pretty polite considering the negative heat he was getting. Ultimately the admin told him he had to write a story more fitting with cog's agenda or he couldn't have a thread talking about the story anymore. He stuck to his guns and said okay, thread got locked and he had to make a separate blog or something and post a link to it so that discussion could continue by those that actually were interested in the story (and there were some). Not that it does much good since a locked thread eventually sinks to the depths of the forums and won't easily be found no matter what links are on it. And guess what? Every new thread he makes to post a link on updates, gets immediately locked too.
Now if you've got an agenda of not wanting certain stories written on the site or whatever, then that's fine. Say it up front and make rules clear about it. Don't do this half ass shaming shit where the author is a horrible person if they write X and censor him.
Anyway, the apple App Store also has guidelines about what can get through too, so assuming I didn't get scolded by cog, I'm fairly certain it wouldn't pass the apple people and that's fine as well since as I said, I'm not into coding and my stuff isn't really fitting what cog style stuff is anyway.
Of course this isn't to say CoG sucks or something, because I've read some stuff over there and liked it. Never felt the need to buy anything though. And if there came some day where one of the admins or whoever is in charge wanted me to submit something over there (yeah right!) I wouldn't dismiss the idea, but like I said I wouldn't change my style of writing.
So no, you can't play as a bisexual black Asian tranny in my story and I'm not giving the option to romance a fucking furry. Get someone else to write it if that's the sort of protagonist you want to play as.
Hell if someone actually wrote such a protagonist and the storyline was written well enough, I'd still play it. Wouldn't bother me, but I'm not writing to make some statement on liberty, equality and justice for all, I'm mainly writing for my own enjoyment. So if you want morally gray to outright villain protagonists that tend to swear more than average, well that's what I do.
(One of these days I would like to make a larger story with a female protagonist though)
You should try submitting Love-SICK to Cog. That would make for some very entertaining discussions over there. lol
(Hey, don't steal my story before it's even half-finished!)
Heh, well the closest something like that happening were a few people wanting to do a serial killer cog. I gave them a few suggestions and ideas and I think some would've liked me to help them write such a thing, but I was trying to finish up Eternal at the time and I'm fairly certain it would've went from being "harmless" Dexter to A Serbian Film if I was to do something like that.
The cog didn't get off the ground anyway. A lot of cogs don't. More than a few people go on there and express "I going to write blah blah blah and it's going to be epic!" but then it gets abandoned just as quickly.
I think Berka's stuff would probably work well in cog form though. He's got a lot game stuff intertwined with the storyline and all of it is pretty acceptable material. I'm guessing the coding is different from CYS though.
But I've always wanted to play as a black Jewish obese blind transexual crippled Asian furry mentally challenged immigrant that wrestled gender-flip-flopping generic characters in space! CoG is wonderful that way... At least I could do one out of any of those things in their stories. But here, you could actually make that story, and make a non-deleted forum about it! Oh the joy! Oh the beauty of CYS and IS!