I agree with the first two paragraphs .
Spelling, grammer and flow are very important, here and there you might have a mess up with spelling and grammer (Thats why i will never write a wip:joy:.), but these three are my keys on what makes or breaks a wip. Since when a person is reading it you want them to be intrigued with your choice of game, not feel like their reading a text book in school.
And i agree with @Sneaks about it being interactive, since a choice of game is suppose to be like that otherwise you could just read a regular book. I dont like reading paragraphs abd paragraphs of what my MC is doing because than I’ll feel force and feel a detachment from my MC, since its not my MC but the authors.
Plus for me if wip has RO, i like the RO to have depth. Not thst their just their to satisfied your MC needs but have a meaning to the story, otherwise i feel like they dont matter in the story sense they dont hold a significant purpose.
Oh, wait i agree with your last. I hate when people have stats that dont matter at all! You think that your stats hold a purpose, to find that they didn’t and only two or so matters. And normally instead of trying to ser which one matters and restart the wip i normally just get frustrated and leave it alone.
Also i like choosing how my characters look, since im the race i am. And i know how so say just imagine yourself which i do sometimes. But when they make it obviously that the characters one race and its not my race (im back). Im just like whattt. Im mean its different if that race makes the story and i know that going in but some its like “you have pale skin, blue eyes” and im like wow “im dark chocolate and dark brown eyes”.Lol
Plus say its a wip that you can die in, i like it to have checkpoints, so i dont get far in the story just to die and have to start from the beginning. Don’t get me wrong I won’t stop playing it, but i will wait hours or the next day to try it again. And if its no winning than yeah I’m going to stop play it.