Stay true; don't mimick FarmVille
I really liked how spirit didn't expire, before the update, much unlike most Facebook games (which is why I stopped playing them); I have a busy life, and don't have time to constantly check back to harvest anything.
That being said, I really like how much easier it is to level, now. In the earlier build, it felt like high-level grinding in an MMO. blech.
I love the relaxing music, and like that the tree has a face. :)
Thanks Elspeth, that’s great to know.
Our current balance is between making it enjoyable for those with little time, yet testing to those who want more of a challenge.
As you unlock a few more of the later plants they take longer to grow (and therefore don’t expire as quickly), designed specifically for this issue, so that you don’t have to revisit the game as often.
We can actually update things like growth time and reward remotely, so if you are still finding it not effective for you, then let us know what could help!