@guilhermecahu I wanted to read carefully what you wrote, so I'm sorry if I didn't get to you immediately. you did a wonderful breakdown, really. I'm really grateful that you explained all your thoughts on the matter because they're full of great ideas!!
I agree with you when you say that
the definition of webcomics is really what is not been defined yet, it's what does not have a structure by default, because almost everything is now possible on the web. structure and narrative possibilities can be whatever an author wants accordingly with the platform you're on. right now there are two main kind of webcomics, the infinite scroll ones, and the page-segmented ones.
they have different "rules", but they are both present and appreciated in the whole web.
this approach implies two things, though:
1- a structural limit: the episode has to be of a few pages. otherwise the time of buffering (expecially on mobile) could be a problem: long scroll episodes are not uploaded all at once, and often their "segments"are not uploaded in order. I often find a white hole in a long comic string, due to the difficulty to upload extremely long episodes (on mobile).
2- a narrative limit. when you scroll you have a monotone rhythm, a flat line pace of reading that IMO depends on your scrolling movement (that is always the same), up until the end of the episode. you have a hook, at the end, but only one twist in the plot per episode. this is a serious problem for a story driven comic that can't count that much on "gags at the end of the episode" but has to count on twisting points.
the solution seems to be only one, reducing the pages per every episode, up until one: I think the "one page= one episode" option is still the best for story driven comics.
this is not a mere formality, I think, this is a great idea! the site could really use a more complex structure like this, even if I would change episodes in Pages. this could be really useful expecially if every new page of comic generates a new notification.
this could be a story-driven page-comics feature only, and it would even the odds between webtoons and page comics to get to the reader!