I never knew how messed up the mail system was until I had to start counting votes in our wall Art Contest. I had the mailbox plot assigned to my main character. I went to count votes and I had received ZERO messages. I knew something had to be wrong, because I had seen so many people in town, and I assumed they would be voting.
Then I realized they were voting, but I was not getting any notifications. One by one I went through the entire list of mostly empty mails, finding votes along the way. It took me almost 45 minutes and I ended up with about 30 messages, I had no idea I had even received.
I ended up replotting the plot on an alt account… (thankfully that was last week:wink:) the alt account hasn’t received any messages so I can assume all messages will be votes.
The problems I see.
Perhaps unread messages could at least be bolder until read? Right now you may or may not even get a notification. Think of how many instances and arguments might be a result of misunderstanding because of missed messages.