jupider wrote:Precisely. And the "Recharge Kit" would be if you did not want to wait for the end of the cooldown period. The 1-Token Recharge Kit would be consumed but there would be no limit on how many you could use in any given period. Keep in mind that the cooldown period of one month was purely suggestive and could be longer or shorter, pending your final judgment. In fact, this whole idea is hinged on your opinion of it, but you wanted feedback, so I obliged.
I realize that this concept would make the first holopet cost 2 Tokens and all subsequent ones cost only 1 (or none, if they're just patient) so I don't know how it will affect the number of donations you hope to receive, but as I mentioned above, this is all just suggestive.
It's a good idea in general if building a new LEI from the ground up, but retrofitting it to an existing LEI would be something of a nightmare because it was never designed to work that way. I'll keep the idea in mind for a future LEI.
Having said that, there's no reason the way the LifeSpark currently works needs that kind of change. The intention was to provide an item which would allow you to take certain useless items you probably already have lying around (or can easily obtain) and convert them into something useful. On this level, the LifeSpark works as intended and doesn't need changing.
I've actually realised that there's a bit of a problem with me asking for feedback at this juncture, being this...
As it stands, there's no evidence of anyone who would really have a clue how the pets currently work, based on their own personal experience. There are four new Holopets that can be made from the Lifespark. As far as I can see, only two people actually have all four pets, and there hasn't been much time/effort spent checking them out (based on their level). That's a bit disappointing, and I don't quite get it. If the people who have put a very small amount of time into spading have managed to put everyone else off with negative comments based on VERY limited exposure, then in my opinion that's very sad.
I know you all want stuff that's super-cool, and that's fine. We'll do our best to give it to you, but please remember that what many of you seem to be viewing as "buying a cool new toy" is actually a donation to the game's running costs, and therefore to its very existence. Anyone who talks donation items down, or who refuses to donate because a given item isn't "cool enough" is just hurting the game in the end.
We do listen to feedback, so if something needs work, we can improve it, but we can't do that if we can't afford to run the game any more and have to close down as a result.
Also, please try and remember that, just because something is geared towards gameplay, and therefore doesn't help you right now
because you're a) level 9 bajillion and b) not resetting until Beta comes out, doesn't make the item forever worthless, either for your future gameplay needs OR as a potential investment should the game become successful in the future.
In my opinion, the pets that come from the Lifespark are not as good as they should be. They're not bad
per se, they're just not as good as I want them to be or ultimately worth their weight in tokens. To that end, I've spent several hours crunching numbers, and I'm in the process of updating code that will make them significantly better. Hopefully within the next couple of days (depending on my available time), those changes will go live, instantly making all existing LifeSpark holopets a lot better.
TL;DR - New LEI to be updated/improved soon, please donate so we don't go broke.