Don’t give them any ideas.
This would clearly backfire within hours!
Think about it.. If 1 guy pays for it, and that guy records it, then upload it to the interwebz.
All their money would go “bye bye”.
That would work for the final season, sure. It would even still occur with earlier seasons…but even after the episode was uploaded on torrent sites, there would still be people purchasing the show to watch it commercial free and still support the art they enjoy. If you doubt this, look at Radiohead and Amanda Palmer’s music they uploaded on a “pay what you want” for their music.
But the comic suggests you’d have to pay their rate (iOS app style) to see the next episode, different from Radiohead where you could pay as little as you wanted. If they charged $5-$10 for early access then I can’t imagine many people opting in for that at all. You’d get people who want to support the creators, sure, but how many of those people are there like that really (at least who’d be wanting to pay up that much every week for a 15 or so episode season)?
If they let you pay as little as a dollar then yeah, I can see there being tons of people going for it. I know I would.
Also, any ACTUAL gamer gives -1 looks to mobile games because of a. how bad they are. b. they try to con you into paying and c. how bad they are. The equivalent is asking us to pay for 144p telly tubbies on an IMAX.