The current system for petting Gotchis is a pain and not equitable.
Current system: You pet your Gotchi. You will be able to pet your Gotchi again after exactly 12 hours.
Problem: In theory, you should be able to pet twice a day everyday. In reality, it is not possible, since you won’t be able to pet exactly 12 hours later. Even with the best effort, you will lose few seconds, or minutes. If you try to pet everyday at 8:00 and 20:00, it will still slowly slide to 8:01 and 20:02, then 8:03 and 20:04… until a point where you will have to skip to pet again at 8:00. In the meantime, people using bots or script continue to pet twice a day, exactly with 12 hours interval. Because kinship is part of season reward and competition, this is not equitable.
Solution: set two 12 hours period, in which you can pet at any moment and be eligible for kinship. For example, we set 2 periods: period 1 from 00:00 to 11:59 and period 2 from 12:00 to 23:59. (timezone can be anything). For the period 1, if we pet anytime during 00:00 to 11:59, then we receive 1 kinship. For period 2, if we pet anytime between 12:00 and 23:59, then we receive 1 kinship.
This method will:
- provide more relaxed schedule for players, hence better quality of life.
- allow human players to compete with petting bots or scripts
- keep the current mechanism to pet twice in 24 hours.
A similar topic exists: “Petting Gotchis: 1-hour grace period” and a snapshot proposal was made, without success. I believe this is because of a lack of communication. I truly believe this mechanism IS needed for a better Aavegotchi as a project.
The next plan is to give some time for people to discuss in this forum, then create a signal proposal.
The most important phase comes here, where we will need people to spread this idea and let know a signal proposal is open. I believe having the signal proposal ready before the next reward drop would be nice, to bring attention. Thank you for your help.