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Why are Heart Stickers still a thing?

FaybalFaybal
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in Feedback and Suggestions
It's come to my attention, after being mail-bombed, that Heart Stickers are practically useless. They're basically an old version of the altruist system (which has been abused countless times) and have little to no impact on gameplay whatsoever. The courteous title unlocks after 100 (?) coupons have been mailed to you from newbie players. Even then, it has no bonuses except for cosmetic effect, and even then, the heart effect from the title is also obtainable temporarily from red cotton candy. The fact that the coupons alone require to be mailed individually and are quite annoying to receive/use should be a red flag. Even if getting the title was easy, the title has no stat buffs, so there is no incentive for players to use it besides aesthetic value, but even then, there are other titles that provide similar effects with better buffs (Such as the Christmas titles, heartbreaker 2nd, cater master, halloween titles, etc.)
From the wiki article on heart stickers:
A total of 100 Heart Points are required to obtain "the Courteous" title suffix. When worn, a floating heart will appear next to the character..
Every day, a person who has over 100 heart points will lose three points.
One may have more than 100 points at one moment. In fact, there does not appear to be a limit to the amount of points that can be stored.
The title will be available as long as your Heart Point count exceeds 100.


Honestly, it should be removed entirely or changed to make the heart sticker system rewarding. Altruists are not encouraged by petty coupons that clog up mailboxes and titles that only add aesthetic value and otherwise are pretty much useless.

The stickers should be directly credited to the player as some sort of "points" rather than a physical item the recipient has to redeem. There should also be a tab that allows the player to purchase various items (Such as SM crystals, Nao stones, titles, upgrade stones, golden fruit, dye amps, Golden/Plat/Rusty hammers, skill training seals, rebirth potions, and other gameplay/cosmetic items) for a set amount of points (all of the items would be untradeable to prevent the abuse of this system). The title could still be something that could be unlocked, but it should provide some sort of bonus, and require a certain amount of points to unlock.
To balance the heart point system out, it could be reset on a regular and established basis. There should be a large quantity of time for players to accumulate and spend their points.

It would encourage a more proactive altruist force and provide real incentives for players to engage in the community and encourage newer players to enjoy and play the game.


  1. is this be something that improves gameplay and encourages interaction between all lvls of players?9 votes
    1. Yes!
       44% (4 votes)
    2. No! (Comments are appreciated)
       56% (5 votes)
    3. Could use explanation/details/changes (Comments are appreciated)
       0% (0 votes)

Comments

  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Heart stickers shouldn't be removed, but should be modified.
    They were meant to be thank yous from new players that received your help, although we come to know it as spam by new players looking to get rid of them without wasting them.
    Some people who want the Courteous title for the heck of it will ask people to spam them.

    If changed, heart stickers shouldn't be mailed anymore, and should just appear in one's inv upon logging in.
    The title should provide some buff incentive rather than just be an honorary title.

    If people want a fix, there are many possibilities. But just getting rid of it will be a waste.
    Faybal
  • SiodhanSiodhan
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    I want them removed, honestly. They're annoying. Putting rewards on them is a bad idea because we get 6 free characters per account that can all send 5 stickers each to abuse this.
    Faybal
  • FaybalFaybal
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    Siodhan wrote: »
    I want them removed, honestly. They're annoying. Putting rewards on them is a bad idea because we get 6 free characters per account that can all send 5 stickers each to abuse this.
    Your feedback is very much appreciated! :)
    There could be a system implemented allowing something like 3 stickers to the first character to log into the account, like hot time events. That way, it would be 3/newbie account/day. The prizes would be untradeable, and I'm highly doubtful (but at the same time, unsurprised) people would actually put in the effort to create a bunch of different accounts for the express purpose of abusing an altruist system. It probably should give prizes such as red/blue ups, (not tradeable, and when you special upgrade, it binds weapon to you, so impractical for trade & upgrade & trade back unless the person has an unlock) Nao stones, campfire kits, remote item shops, etc.
    I guess removing overpowered items like reforges & hammers would probably be a good idea, since you could abuse them by having a player trade you their item, using the tool, and trading back, rendering the non-tradeable aspect of the prizes uneffective.
    Heart stickers shouldn't be removed, but should be modified.
    They were meant to be thank yous from new players that received your help, although we come to know it as spam by new players looking to get rid of them without wasting them.
    Some people who want the Courteous title for the heck of it will ask people to spam them.

    If changed, heart stickers shouldn't be mailed anymore, and should just appear in one's inv upon logging in.
    The title should provide some buff incentive rather than just be an honorary title.

    If people want a fix, there are many possibilities. But just getting rid of it will be a waste.

    I agree that removing the system altogether would be a waste. Honestly, they should've updated this system when they rolled out the newer altruist system, but I guess they completely forgot or just didn't bother. As a last resort, removal of the system would be a viable option, but I agree that there are many possibilities and directions that Mabi can go with the heart stickers. Also the option to use them all at once would be a really nice idea, since you have to individually use them to reap the points. Either that, or just add it to a point-bank type system, similar to the one already displaying the accumulated heart points. Just remove the friggin' stickers, they're irritating to deal with :D