True, but the difference is that the ‘timer’ is so long that people forget right now, and there isn’t a warning system other than a visual effect, which people might not even know what it means, ot the beacon is hidden and not visual.
The second bit is easy to be problem, but it’s the first part, the time limit being so long, that’s the biggest catch. Because even if you remembered, “I fueled it on the first of July” if you go to fuel it on the 31st at the end of the month, you’ve already messed up by 30 days.
Let me ask you. If you had to go hit a button every 28 days. Could you hit it every 28 days without forgetting? Especially when your busy mining, running a shop, crafting, working with a guild to build a guild hall, building up a city, checking on portal timers, checking footfall, making money and using that money, and so many other stuff?
There is a lot to do, and a lot to check and remember, and just hanging out with friends and having fun. Then you go to sleep and wake up to your home and everything you owned suddenly being gone and claimed by someone else. All cause you didn’t hit that button every 28 days.
Taking the ‘Issue’ irl, if you’re suddenly told by the Doc you should have a pill every month for vitimans, How many times do you forget and take it after the date you were meant to?
People aren’t machines, they don’t have perfect memory of every event, every time, and doing everything perfectly. That is why alarm systems are used, to help people that forget.