Hey frens, I’d like to discuss adding a “Pet All” feature to the game. A quick vote against Pet All has been done on discord already (see image below).
I understand the results, but I don’t think the outcome is desirable. There is a phrasing element to this vote (gotchi have feelings etc.) that skews results but I will not discuss that.
A. View on the goal and effectiveness of not adding “Pet All”:
I understand that the goal of NOT adding Pet All is to make the game more “fair” by making “whales” spend the same amount of time per gotchi to play the game, which is great, in principle. My assumption is that it is uneffective in practice and also not desirable to pet each gotchi individually, here is why:
Someone who spends 100k+ USD on NFTs can spend a few hours or pay someone to write a script that will save time every day. So at the end of the day you “penalize” more the holders of 7-15 gotchis than the “whales”. The result is that you trade a quality of life feature for the perception of fairness, perception only.
And to be fair, do we really want this “point click gotchi → point click pet → confirm tx on meta mask → return to previous webpage → repeat for X gotchi” to be at the core of the gameplay of Aavegotchi ?
B. Personal experience :
As you can imagine, I own many gotchis, I’ve been spending more than 2 hours per day trying to pet them all and I couldn’t pet them all twice per day. There are many bugs with the web app, one being my aavegotchi don’t load, so it’s really frustrating and sometimes it can take 10 minutes of me refreshing the page etc. before petting a Gotchi.
C. View on petting goal and Pet All feature
My view is that petting should be a mean to make the app sticky and reward long term and regular engagement from users. Unless we want petting to be more than that, like a mini-game or a core feature of the game, it make sense to have a Pet All feature. Also, thinking longer term, we will all eventually have many gotchis and Pet All will probably end up being implemented anyway.
I tried to remain objective but I am obviously biased by my experience. I’d like to know what is your experience with petting, what you think should be the goal of petting and the Pet All feature. Thanks for reading frens, curious to know what you think.