I agree with lots of what’s been said. Mostly it’s decent, with just a few glitchy buttons and whatnot. But there is one thing I hate kind of a lot:
Needing to pay crystals for any steps you didn’t claim the day before.
I partly get it. It’s an incentive to get people to open the app every day, and that makes sense. But this particular way of doing it is super frustrating for these reasons.
- because there is literally no way to always get all of your stuff without having to pay, unless using this app is the last thing you do every single night. And that’s just unrealistic.
Even if I totally intend to check it one last time at 11:59, life happens, and suddenly it’s 12:01, and then instead of having fun with a cool app, I’m angry that I missed it by 2 minutes and can’t grab the points/prizes at all if I don’t have crystals.
Whether or not I check the app multiple times a day, I still earned those points/prizes. Making me pay for them just because I was a minute late in redeeming them feels like a bit of a rip off. It’s not like I’m claiming stuff that would’ve been just free anyway. I had to put the work in, and isn’t that the whole point of the app?
I like that there are so many cool new ways to use crystals, but there aren’t enough ways to get significant amounts of crystals for them to be very sustainable. I’ve found myself choosing way fewer prize boxes than I used to because now they cost more and I have to spend the crystals buying back my own earned steps.
I’m essentially paying crystals in order to pay crystals to open a second or third box. That honestly makes me so much less interested in getting high step counts, because I get nothing extra out of it anyway. So why bother? Who cares if there are 4 to choose from at a higher level if I still only get to open one?
Adding some quests or ads or something that gives you more than 10 crystals at a time would help this problem a lot. I’d be able to actually take advantage of all the ways we can use them now.
But even if that was already taken care of, it still feels silly to have to pay for prizes that I a) already earned through work, and b) have to pay for again just to access anyway.