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Well, I don't know. I went to put eggs to my friends' towns and when I came back to mine all my snakes were gone. I managed to find one more and whack it, but 46 snakes just poofed and I haven't gotten them back.

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  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited April 2013
    I have a small test town, so I decided to do the test.
    Two ipads next to each other. One with my test town (only myself as a friend). My normal town on the other.
    First off, I cleared the test town of all snakes. Leaving me with a total of 65 snakes.
    Then in my town, I set Lisa on her task in my test town.
    After a few seconds, the number of snakes in the test town, went down to 60.
    I saw it happen, and thought she had stolen the snakes.
    But, almost immediately after that, 5 snakes appeared. Remember it's a small town. I can practically see everything.
    So my conclusion is. She does not steal from you. She sets snakes free. Free to be whacked by you again. You don't lose snakes this way, you just have to work a little harder.

    That's certainly sounds like it makes sense to whats happening :D Nice post peter :D
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  • monkeyman_199059
    258 posts
    edited April 2013
    I'm not sure that is correct to what's happening

    I went into a friends town with 1230 snakes. Hit a couple of snakes then realised there were loads of them in there that I could still hit but I was down to 1220, every time I hit a few more it went up before dropping again.

    Went to a couple more towns and they only had the usual 5 and I didn't drop. But then a couple of others did the same as the first town described.

    I stopped visiting more towns once I was down to 1210.
  • jaffaface
    903 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    I'm not sure that is correct to what's happening

    I went into a friends town with 1230 snakes. Hit a couple of snakes then realised there were loads of them in there that I could still hit but I was down to 1220, every time I hit a few more it went up before dropping again.

    Went to a couple more towns and they only had the usual 5 and I didn't drop. But then a couple of others did the same as the first town described.

    I stopped visiting more towns once I was down to 1210.

    How do you hit a friends snakes, because I've seen snakes in a friends town but when I hit them it doesn't work
  • adruralo
    3275 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    I have a small test town, so I decided to do the test.
    Two ipads next to each other. One with my test town (only myself as a friend). My normal town on the other.
    First off, I cleared the test town of all snakes. Leaving me with a total of 65 snakes.
    Then in my town, I set Lisa on her task in my test town.
    After a few seconds, the number of snakes in the test town, went down to 60.
    I saw it happen, and thought she had stolen the snakes.
    But, almost immediately after that, 5 snakes appeared. Remember it's a small town. I can practically see everything.
    So my conclusion is. She does not steal from you. She sets snakes free. Free to be whacked by you again. You don't lose snakes this way, you just have to work a little harder.

    My wife and I did the exact same test as you Peter with our iPads, my wife my neighbour and vice versa.
    The exact same result as yours. When I saw the message of losing snakes I became interested and thought it doesn't sound right to me.
    I was going to make a thread about my results until I saw yours.
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  • monkeyman_199059
    258 posts
    edited April 2013
    jaffaface wrote:

    How do you hit a friends snakes, because I've seen snakes in a friends town but when I hit them it doesn't work

    You have to click on the whacking icon in the top right corner... There should be a snake icon and an egg icon. Click the snake then you can hit them, if you have the license.
  • jaffaface
    903 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    jaffaface wrote:

    How do you hit a friends snakes, because I've seen snakes in a friends town but when I hit them it doesn't work

    You have to click on the whacking icon in the top right corner... There should be a snake icon and an egg icon. Click the snake then you can hit them, if you have the license.

    Oh I see, I'm trying to save up for my license but my snakes keep getting stolen. As soon as I have it though.
  • mwdalton
    11548 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    I'm not sure that is correct to what's happening

    I went into a friends town with 1230 snakes. Hit a couple of snakes then realised there were loads of them in there that I could still hit but I was down to 1220, every time I hit a few more it went up before dropping again.

    Went to a couple more towns and they only had the usual 5 and I didn't drop. But then a couple of others did the same as the first town described.

    I stopped visiting more towns once I was down to 1210.

    So, the people who are losing snakes, might be having their friends continually whacking their snakes, over the usual 5-snake limit????
  • petergeenen
    948 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    sharon973 wrote:
    Well, I don't know. I went to put eggs to my friends' towns and when I came back to mine all my snakes were gone. I managed to find one more and whack it, but 46 snakes just poofed and I haven't gotten them back.

    This kind of snake disapearance has nothing to do with Lisa's task. This is an error when visiting frieds. I've had snakes gone missing as well, after visiting a friend. I stopped visiting and no more snakes went missing.

    PS: visiting a friend without doing anything. I don't have a license yet so I can't wack. Just went to a friend looked around. Went back, snakes gone. Visited another friend, same problem. Sorry no more visiting.
  • SamCarterX206
    898 posts
    edited April 2013
    actually what I think may be happening with the 5 (or 10 with elite license) snake limit is that the limits applies to your snake count and not snakes actually whacked/tapped on- because I swear I tapped on about 20 snakes in one town but a whole bunch of them dropped eggs rather than snakes so I only collected the allowed 10 snake points alongside the eggs.

    And you stop seeing snakes in a friends town once you reach the limit.
  • blessedelaine16
    24 posts
    edited April 2013
    Sorry if I may sound dumb here... But i am just new.. I am on my level 20.. My Tapped Out just had update yesterday and i only start adding friends yesterday...

    If I may ask... I just encountered these eggs and snakes yesterday..

    How is that working? Ive been seeing eggs on my town yet I dont know what will that do.
    I cant touch it nor i dont know how to drop eggs to my friends..

    Can someone enlightened me? Isnt my Android not updated thats why its not giving me this feature yet?

    Thanks in advance.
  • hokieborn
    171 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    sharon973 wrote:
    Well, I don't know. I went to put eggs to my friends' towns and when I came back to mine all my snakes were gone. I managed to find one more and whack it, but 46 snakes just poofed and I haven't gotten them back.

    This kind of snake disapearance has nothing to do with Lisa's task. This is an error when visiting frieds. I've had snakes gone missing as well, after visiting a friend. I stopped visiting and no more snakes went missing.

    PS: visiting a friend without doing anything. I don't have a license yet so I can't wack. Just went to a friend looked around. Went back, snakes gone. Visited another friend, same problem. Sorry no more visiting.
    I think it actually is related. I think it's not done right, but I've found that every time I lose snakes when I go into a town, I have more snakes to hit in that town. I think that sometimes your snakes get released into that town, and you have to re-whack them. The problem is that sometimes re-whacking ends up as an egg, and not another snake.
  • kelekod
    415 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    Sorry if I may sound dumb here... But i am just new.. I am on my level 20.. My Tapped Out just had update yesterday and i only start adding friends yesterday...

    If I may ask... I just encountered these eggs and snakes yesterday..

    How is that working? Ive been seeing eggs on my town yet I dont know what will that do.
    I cant touch it nor i dont know how to drop eggs to my friends..

    Can someone enlightened me? Isnt my Android not updated thats why its not giving me this feature yet?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • graywolfii
    550 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    So my conclusion is. She does not steal from you. She sets snakes free. Free to be whacked by you again. You don't lose snakes this way, you just have to work a little harder.

    The problem I see with this is that if you are not playing for a few hours, your town will reach its maximum # of free-roaming snakes... So then where do the 5 freed snakes go? I certainly have not come back to my town to find more than 50.
  • fspj
    70 posts
    edited April 2013
    So my conclusion is. She does not steal from you. She sets snakes free. Free to be whacked by you again. You don't lose snakes this way, you just have to work a little harder.

    If this is accurate, then the problem may be that if you whack snakes in your neighbor's town (after you've set the free), then in effect you ARE stealing them. (Or, if the neighbor releases and then whacks in your town, they're "stealing" from you.)

    Either way, I'd call that an ANTI-"social" game design. Big thumbs down, EA.
  • LadyVonKrippler
    10 posts
    edited April 2013
    You are taking snakes from people who may have paid for them.

    How do they justify that?
  • aliarmstrong
    15 posts
    edited April 2013
    Can anyone help with my question? Didn't want to start a thread. Every time I log in I get told I have an egg in the town, I've hunted high and low and cannot find it! I can see additional eggs etc. possible glitch?
  • gogators01uf
    550 posts
    edited April 2013
    Can anyone help with my question? Didn't want to start a thread. Every time I log in I get told I have an egg in the town, I've hunted high and low and cannot find it! I can see additional eggs etc. possible glitch?
    Check behind buildings. Some creative users are placing them in hard to find places.
  • aliarmstrong
    15 posts
    edited April 2013
    Ive gone on to edit mode see if i can find it. No where to be found! Ech. No worries, thanks anyway!
  • Simpsons00001
    729 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    I have a small test town, so I decided to do the test.
    Two ipads next to each other. One with my test town (only myself as a friend). My normal town on the other.
    First off, I cleared the test town of all snakes. Leaving me with a total of 65 snakes.
    Then in my town, I set Lisa on her task in my test town.
    After a few seconds, the number of snakes in the test town, went down to 60.
    I saw it happen, and thought she had stolen the snakes.
    But, almost immediately after that, 5 snakes appeared. Remember it's a small town. I can practically see everything.
    So my conclusion is. She does not steal from you. She sets snakes free. Free to be whacked by you again. You don't lose snakes this way, you just have to work a little harder.


    Were you able to go into your test town from your main town, and collect the freed snakes during a visit?
  • Troy711
    64 posts
    edited April 2013
    Can you test what happens when your town had snakes released when you're 1 snake over from getti g a prize?

    Example: Town A has whacked 2001 snakes and just received the snake rock. Town B releases Town As 5 snakes bring the total back to 1997 snakes. Town A whacks the additional 5 snakes to hopefully get another snake rock.
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