Looking For Group was originally a comedy. It was a very good comedy, parodying fantasy tropes with a cast looking after some magical Mac Guffin
The series began to have more complex plots and grew more dramatic. The drama wasn't bad, but the authors kept trying to have it be both comedic and dramatic. By trying this, they made it neither, it grew unfunny and the drama very quickly stopped being engaging.
Not many authors can pull off a comedy-drama well, and Shomer and De Souza
aren't the lucky few.
Some of the big battles were fun, but I, like most readers, stopped caring. "Oh, Cale's going to be King now. Neat." went through my head at one point.
Then I stopped reading it for the better part of a year.
I just recently got back to it, and I can tell that the authors finally realized that what they were doing wasn't working. The most recent story arc, as of this writing, where Cale and Richard go out to find something-or-other is a clear attempt for the strip to recapture its comedic roots. Much of the bigger plot and drama has been shed, and it's just Cale and Richard(occasionally Benny)trying to be funny.
The operative word is "trying".
The comedy generally works. It's not as funny as the strip was at first, and some jokes just fall flat. But the humor is generally improving, and you can tell that the authors are making an effort to rekindle a lot of the "old" LFG.
So, for the first time in a few years, I'm genuinely entertained by LFG. What remains to be seen is if they can keep this up. I don't know if they can, but the strip has shown a marked improvement in recent months, and I think it's good that the authors are finally really trying to be funny again.