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How you are losing snakes: Explained by testing engineer

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I figured it out (barring any glitches).

If you visit a town in which someone has sent Lisa to, you will lose 5 snakes for every person that has sent Lisa there, during that task's duration.
So if you lose 10 snakes, its because 2 of the town's friends sent their Lisa tasks there.

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  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    So, I figured this whole mess out. When you visit other towns, pay very close attention to your snake count before entering and before leaving. Your snakes will be released in random towns and you will have to whack them all again or lose your hard earned whacks. The number ranges. I had one town where I had to whack 30+ snakes. Another one I only lost 3. Another one I lost 6. It seems to vary, but I was able to get each and every snake back. So just be careful and pay attention. Carry on, my fellow whackers.

    This almost makes sense.

    I've gone into towns where I could only find 3 snakes to whack. I've gone into others where I've whacked 10 snakes and they all added to my total.

    But....explain why the license states you are only allowed to whack 5 snakes per town?

    So going off your theory, if we notice a drop in our snake number in a town then that is the town (perhaps even the person who sent Lisa to our town????) where our missing snakes are and we should stick around to find them?

    I'm going to test this.

    I've also discovered that if I do not click on any buildings but just whack snakes? I don't lose any.
  • hokieborn
    171 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    So, I figured this whole mess out. When you visit other towns, pay very close attention to your snake count before entering and before leaving. Your snakes will be released in random towns and you will have to whack them all again or lose your hard earned whacks. The number ranges. I had one town where I had to whack 30+ snakes. Another one I only lost 3. Another one I lost 6. It seems to vary, but I was able to get each and every snake back. So just be careful and pay attention. Carry on, my fellow whackers.

    This is also my experience. But want to add 1 thing...

    don't just pay attention when entering / leaving. Pay attention the whole time. I had my snake count drop WHILE I was in the town. Whacked snake number 4 and after collecting, instead of incrementing up by 1, my count went down by 7.

    There were 8 (7 it went down +1 that I didn't get credit for) more snakes in that town for me to whack though (for a total of 13 whacked in that town, during 1 visit)

  • hokieborn
    171 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:

    But....explain why the license states you are only allowed to whack 5 snakes per town?

    I've been testing and experimenting with this...

    you can only whack 5 snakes in a town, unless you lose snakes while there.

    I think that some of your snakes get released while you're there, and you don't get dinged for collecting them back. I've noticed that my total number of snakes whacked has not gone above Total Lost + 5.

    To add - that did happen once, but it was before I noticed that you could lose them while you were there, not just upon entry. So I'm assuming I lost some on entry and others during whacking.

    I'm going to have to test the "don't collect from buildings theory". It's what I've been using to mark which towns I've visited today (as there is no snakes whacked counter).
  • beeblebrox900
    1314 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    So how are you expected to get to the point where you get your expert whacking licence enabling you to whack your own snakes in someone elses town? I have less snakes now than when I first woke up this morning and wacked my first lot of snakes!
  • hokieborn
    171 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    Rosshk wrote:
    So every time we visit another town we will lose snakes?
    no

    only sometimes.

    The highest I've gone is 17 towns visited without snake loss, but I've also lost in 4 straight visits.
  • wyendn
    310 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    That's funny!!!!! been on for two hours and have not left the app or been to friends area. just stayed in my own town
    and not used lisa in any way. during that i lost 10 snakes. So there is something not right.
  • gogators01uf
    550 posts
    edited April 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    So, I figured this whole mess out. When you visit other towns, pay very close attention to your snake count before entering and before leaving. Your snakes will be released in random towns and you will have to whack them all again or lose your hard earned whacks. The number ranges. I had one town where I had to whack 30+ snakes. Another one I only lost 3. Another one I lost 6. It seems to vary, but I was able to get each and every snake back. So just be careful and pay attention. Carry on, my fellow whackers.

    This almost makes sense.

    I've gone into towns where I could only find 3 snakes to whack. I've gone into others where I've whacked 10 snakes and they all added to my total.

    But....explain why the license states you are only allowed to whack 5 snakes per town?

    So going off your theory, if we notice a drop in our snake number in a town then that is the town (perhaps even the person who sent Lisa to our town????) where our missing snakes are and we should stick around to find them?

    I'm going to test this.

    I've also discovered that if I do not click on any buildings but just whack snakes? I don't lose any.

    The license puts 5 or 10 snakes into the town, depending on the license. When you release snakes, think of it like license + x = snakes in that town, where x is the amount of snakes you release.
  • Tatsumi81
    9 posts
    edited April 2013
    So how do we get these back if we have yet to get the license? if I lose 5 snakes in a town.. I cant get them back because I can't whack in anyone else's town yet.... Still seems broken to me.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    So, I figured this whole mess out. When you visit other towns, pay very close attention to your snake count before entering and before leaving. Your snakes will be released in random towns and you will have to whack them all again or lose your hard earned whacks. The number ranges. I had one town where I had to whack 30+ snakes. Another one I only lost 3. Another one I lost 6. It seems to vary, but I was able to get each and every snake back. So just be careful and pay attention. Carry on, my fellow whackers.

    This almost makes sense.

    I've gone into towns where I could only find 3 snakes to whack. I've gone into others where I've whacked 10 snakes and they all added to my total.

    But....explain why the license states you are only allowed to whack 5 snakes per town?

    So going off your theory, if we notice a drop in our snake number in a town then that is the town (perhaps even the person who sent Lisa to our town????) where our missing snakes are and we should stick around to find them?

    I'm going to test this.

    I've also discovered that if I do not click on any buildings but just whack snakes? I don't lose any.

    The license puts 5 or 10 snakes into the town, depending on the license. When you release snakes, think of it like license + x = snakes in that town, where x is the amount of snakes you release.

    Dude.

    I think you are on to something here.

    So what does it mean when I went into a town and lost 30 snakes the second I went in? I was able to get them all back but it took forever. Does it mean that this person has sent Lisa to my town to release snakes that many times? *frowns*
  • gogators01uf
    550 posts
    edited April 2013
    Tatsumi81 wrote:
    So how do we get these back if we have yet to get the license? if I lose 5 snakes in a town.. I cant get them back because I can't whack in anyone else's town yet.... Still seems broken to me.
    lisa's quest.
  • fuzzy476
    8 posts
    edited April 2013
    yeah, can we reclaim lost snakes without a license? Do I need to stay out of towns until i attain the license? I lost 50 easily and some of it certainly is the lisa quest I think most is from visiting towns.
  • lll3lucky
    542 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    Still trying to get the license, but yesterday I visited someones town and lost snakes. I never even clicked any snakes or bldgs. Seems that this will be a task for us to get the required items for our own towns and whack our own snakes...so far. I agree with Tatsumi81, with this whole Whacking event being broken. That's not to include all the other issues that are in the mist. I have collected eggs and I want to give some to my neighbors, but I fear losing snakes because I haven't even received the license to whack yet. I was planning on just releasing in the "Other Springfield" and take that loss when that task comes up so that they wouldn't lose any snakes.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    lll3lucky wrote:
    Still trying to get the license, but yesterday I visited someones town and lost snakes. I never even clicked any snakes or bldgs. Seems that this will be a task for us to get the required items for our own towns and whack our own snakes...so far. I agree with Tatsumi81, with this whole Whacking event being broken. That's not to include all the other issues that are in the mist. I have collected eggs and I want to give some to my neighbors, but I fear losing snakes because I haven't even received the license to whack yet. I was planning on just releasing in the "Other Springfield" and take that loss when that task comes up so that they wouldn't lose any snakes.

    I don't think it's broken.

    I think we don't understand how to use it.

    It seems to me that we are on the cusp with this post on finally understanding it.

    If I'm connecting the dots correctly, Lisa is sent into your town to release snakes. That release shows up when you go into the neighbors town and suddenly lose snakes. You have to go and find those snakes. That is why you have to watch your snake number.

    I tried this out and it happened in two towns. The first I lost 20 snakes, got them back. The second I lost 30 snakes, got them back.

    I have no idea why snakes are disappearing from our own towns unless we have to go out and find the snakes in our neighbors towns. So evidently we lose snakes two ways (and it is still not clear if Lisa has anything to do with this).

    But I do know that I was able to get my snakes back....however....be careful though because if you overwhack? You will lose extra snakes....grrr....

    Again, not broken....we just don't have a full understanding of how to play the whacking game.
  • gogators01uf
    550 posts
    edited April 2013
    fuzzy476 wrote:
    yeah, can we reclaim lost snakes without a license? Do I need to stay out of towns until i attain the license? I lost 50 easily and some of it certainly is the lisa quest I think most is from visiting towns.
    From what I've been able to tell, you don't lose snakes in towns unless you have a license to get snakes in a town. The reason you're losing 5 snakes at a time is because of Lisa's snake job.
  • Amol78
    154 posts
    edited April 2013
    This theory may be a little off. I went into a town to today whacked 3 snakes as there were only 3 and came out -6 snakes from previous snake count.

    Also I think the Snake loss Glitch and Lisa's task are not related as some are speculating. Lisa's tasks take 5 snakes from the town you chose and releases them back into that same town, so the owner of that town will have 5 less count but 5 more roaming. While it is not theft it still sucks because you are not guaranteed to get them back as snakes, you may get eggs.

    The Glitch if it s a glitch and not programmed by EA is just unfortunate and any tie in to friends that may have done the Lisa task against you is mere coincidence. IMO
  • gogators01uf
    550 posts
    edited April 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    lll3lucky wrote:
    Still trying to get the license, but yesterday I visited someones town and lost snakes. I never even clicked any snakes or bldgs. Seems that this will be a task for us to get the required items for our own towns and whack our own snakes...so far. I agree with Tatsumi81, with this whole Whacking event being broken. That's not to include all the other issues that are in the mist. I have collected eggs and I want to give some to my neighbors, but I fear losing snakes because I haven't even received the license to whack yet. I was planning on just releasing in the "Other Springfield" and take that loss when that task comes up so that they wouldn't lose any snakes.

    I don't think it's broken.

    I think we don't understand how to use it.

    It seems to me that we are on the cusp with this post on finally understanding it.

    If I'm connecting the dots correctly, Lisa is sent into your town to release snakes. That release shows up when you go into the neighbors town and suddenly lose snakes. You have to go and find those snakes. That is why you have to watch your snake number.

    I tried this out and it happened in two towns. The first I lost 20 snakes, got them back. The second I lost 30 snakes, got them back.

    I have no idea why snakes are disappearing from our own towns unless we have to go out and find the snakes in our neighbors towns. So evidently we lose snakes two ways (and it is still not clear if Lisa has anything to do with this).

    But I do know that I was able to get my snakes back....however....be careful though because if you overwhack? You will lose extra snakes....grrr....

    Again, not broken....we just don't have a full understanding of how to play the whacking game.
    Lisa's job is 5 hours, so someone would need to have done the job times in order for you to lose that many snakes in that town. That's suspicious to me... either someone has a death wish upon you, or we're missing something else. I'm leaning more towards some random number generator.

    But to add to something you mentioned, yes....we don't know any of these details because EA doesn't share these with us. I wish they would, as it would help a lot! I wish they'd open more communications between us, even if it's between a mod to share.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    Amol78 wrote:
    This theory may be a little off. I went into a town to today whacked 3 snakes as there were only 3 and came out -6 snakes from previous snake count.

    Not really.

    If you lost 10 snakes then you need to go find the other snakes, did you also account for any eggs?

    Somebody do the math, it's in there but my head is starting to hurt.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    lll3lucky wrote:
    Still trying to get the license, but yesterday I visited someones town and lost snakes. I never even clicked any snakes or bldgs. Seems that this will be a task for us to get the required items for our own towns and whack our own snakes...so far. I agree with Tatsumi81, with this whole Whacking event being broken. That's not to include all the other issues that are in the mist. I have collected eggs and I want to give some to my neighbors, but I fear losing snakes because I haven't even received the license to whack yet. I was planning on just releasing in the "Other Springfield" and take that loss when that task comes up so that they wouldn't lose any snakes.

    I don't think it's broken.

    I think we don't understand how to use it.

    It seems to me that we are on the cusp with this post on finally understanding it.

    If I'm connecting the dots correctly, Lisa is sent into your town to release snakes. That release shows up when you go into the neighbors town and suddenly lose snakes. You have to go and find those snakes. That is why you have to watch your snake number.

    I tried this out and it happened in two towns. The first I lost 20 snakes, got them back. The second I lost 30 snakes, got them back.

    I have no idea why snakes are disappearing from our own towns unless we have to go out and find the snakes in our neighbors towns. So evidently we lose snakes two ways (and it is still not clear if Lisa has anything to do with this).

    But I do know that I was able to get my snakes back....however....be careful though because if you overwhack? You will lose extra snakes....grrr....

    Again, not broken....we just don't have a full understanding of how to play the whacking game.
    Lisa's job is 5 hours, so someone would need to have done the job times in order for you to lose that many snakes in that town. That's suspicious to me... either someone has a death wish upon you, or we're missing something else. I'm leaning more towards some random number generator.

    But to add to something you mentioned, yes....we don't know any of these details because EA doesn't share these with us. I wish they would, as it would help a lot! I wish they'd open more communications between us, even if it's between a mod to share.

    Not if they selected my town every single time. I don't think it's random but we need more testing.

    I do think you are onto the answer now and figuring out how to play this event.
  • gogators01uf
    550 posts
    edited April 2013
    Amol78 wrote:
    This theory may be a little off. I went into a town to today whacked 3 snakes as there were only 3 and came out -6 snakes from previous snake count.
    Nope, not off. You have a 25% chance of getting eggs (just rough calculations on my part). You lose 10 snakes and whack them again + the 5/10, you may not get all your snakes back.

    Did you pay attention to your snake count before, during and after the town visit?
  • adruralo
    3277 posts Member
    edited April 2013
    So, I figured this whole mess out. When you visit other towns, pay very close attention to your snake count before entering and before leaving. Your snakes will be released in random towns and you will have to whack them all again or lose your hard earned whacks. The number ranges. I had one town where I had to whack 30+ snakes. Another one I only lost 3. Another one I lost 6. It seems to vary, but I was able to get each and every snake back. So just be careful and pay attention. Carry on, my fellow whackers.

    Seems to be about right with my experience. The annoying thing about it though is that it takes you much longer after your visits. I just spent 3 hours visiting friends and gained 72 snakes, I lost 53 snakes but gained 65 eggs.
    iPad Pro 9.7, iPhone XR (Red product)
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