Normally I would agree with you Gill. The problem I have, is the time.
If something triggers every minute, you get used to it. Every hour, you get used to it. Every day, you get used to it. Even every week, like raiding on mondays, you get used to it.
But every month? No, not even a month, it’s 4 weeks, which isn’t 30, or 31 days, it’s 7 days 4 times, every 28 days. So you can’t even do “I powered it on the first this month, so can check on the first next month” unless it’s Feburary.
People can easily track things, when they can get a ‘rythme’ to it. “Always paid on the first” “It happens every Monday” “Midnight every night” and so on. “Every 28 Days” Is a very odd thing, something people aren’t going to constantly remember, even with little warnings in game.
Which is why I suggested things to get their attention way ahead of time, namely 24 hours ahead of time.
Whiles yes, people should always check and remember to check, not everyone is the same, and not everyone has that good of a memory. Not everyone has paper, sticky notes, or a google account. Not everyone can remember the date they added fuel, let alone comparing it to today’s date and figuring out how many days left.
Even the excuse they can check when collecting footfall doesn’t work, cause they are actively getting footfall, and not looking at the fuel time, so can subconsiously block out that information.
I’m not telling you to hold their hands, and make it auto refuel for everyone. Just saying "Hey, maybe add in some more reminders so there isn’t a possibility for them to miss the deadline unless they weren’t playing the game for at all for 2 days in a row on the day before and when it expires.
Or is that too easy, and instead we should go with my original suggestion, of taking Auto Renew off Gleam members, and making the 3 fuels only give 1 hour, 12 hour, and 24 hours max and you can’t stack fuel types, only override them. So I hope you don’t miss a day or fall asleep if you can’t afford the highest tier fuel.
For a community that’s suspose to be supportive and cooperative, while promoting helping each other, you are all pretty quick to say “Welp, he messed up, sucks to be him and we won’t be helping his forgetful butt.”
Makes the community seem very hypocritical.