A buddy of mine had created a game that reminded me via email that “you haven’t been actively playing for 3 weeks, so your account will be closed”.
I’ve been testing some Zynga games which take completely different path: in the game, I get informed that remind me about “pick up the daily reward, check them each day”.
I mentioned this same to my friend, not sure if he is considering implementing it.
Anyway, the point is that there’s these 2 totally different approaches:
- Punish if you don’t do what your are supposed to do (play or else we won’t let you play)
- Reward you if you play, and they reward you more for playing more
I don’t know which way you prefer, but I definitely like the latter option more.