Is there (or will there be) an option to use traditional characters (繁體字) in this course?
The simplified characters are increasingly common nowadays. Maybe they will add it, but we can't know for sure.
I also need traditional Chinese characters, but then again, this seems a pretty good way to force me to finally learn simplified characters, so long as you always give me audio. Nah. Scratch my request. It is good that you force me to learn simplified characters. There is no avoiding it.