Ability to add allies to reach out to who don't have to join the game directly
I'd really like to be able to list people as an ally and keep that separate from having them have to join the game. Like a REMINDER that "these are people I can reach out to" - partially because one of them is my mom who doesn't have email (and doesn't want to have email - I KNOW).
Hah! I think we all have relatives like that :D It’s a totally legit point I’ll keep in mind as I design. Obviously for business purposes we like to get as many people into the game as possible, but there are always going to be those for whom the game just isn’t working/isn’t fun/isn’t what they want to engage with, and that doesn’t mean they couldn’t still be perfectly legit allies to someone the game DOES work for. Hm hm hm! Excellent point; thanks for bringing it up.
I would like to be able to work with allies offline as well. It is mostly about privacy, and partly about social anxiety. I just started, and I feel like quitting already because I don't want to send email to anyone I know in real life. I do use email, but not to discuss private personal struggles.
Hey if anyone else is having this problem, I have found a solution :D
Simply add YOURSELF as an ally (yes that's right, go to invite ally and enter your OWN email address, then go to your email and accept the invitation).
I know, it's weird but for some reason SB allows you to be your own ally. It's handy though because it means you have a kind of dummy ally account (with your name) which you can use to count any check-ins with people who aren't in the game. Which means you still get +5 social resilience points so it's much more realistic.
It's also handy to edit the ally mission and use it to record the names of people you can use this to check in with.