Do you plan e-mail notification about beacon/portal expiring? Like "Your beacon (Solum: 1564, - 230) will expire for one week. Return to the Boundless to fuel it up"
You can also make Objectives notification: "You have following Objectives to resolve for this week:"
Do you plan to make some APIs for web representing of characters (how I know it's done in WoW), beacons/settlements (some kind of webcam perhaps besides of expiring/footfall/ranking info), portals (a widget with both sides of portal will be great) and trading plinths?
What do you think about to allow to major of settlement to expel some settlers by extra expiration of beacon? I imagine folllowing case:
Group of players have some agreement about outward appearance of their settlement. It may be "we are using only green timber from Nasharil in our buildings" for example. But somebody doesn't want to follow this rule and uses red rock from Vulpto. How the most part of settlers and the major can push that player to subordination?
First thought I had is to set extra expire speed for beacon like 1.2×, 1.5× and 1.8× of normal as a penalty. Other ways are to limit maximal fuel capacity or to deprive a footfall salary.