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I feel bad about how few gift bags I have to give

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  • calebtbrooks
    107 posts
    edited December 2013
    bchbun54 wrote:
    With only 3 or so characters with jobs for holiday cards it seems the only way to get the personal gifts is to get as many friends in your community. Homers 8 hour snowman gets you 50 cards but a visit to one neighbor and taps on 3 brown houses gets you 30 cards

    Also automatically generated presents.. They give you gift cards.
  • Lovelybella87
    276 posts
    edited December 2013
    Omg, right! I've only gotten about 12 and trying to spread them out:( Don't worry neuro, it's not just you. I can't believe it's this hard to get gift bags. I actually went through all 100 neighbors and got two bags :/ most of the ones I found were in my SF.
  • sharkattack99
    54 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    You were able to buy gremlins with donuts to but they showed up all the time to give to neibors. So the drop for gifts was drastically shortened iv only gotten 10-15 bags the whole day.
  • SquidFaery
    42 posts
    edited December 2013
    Visited all of my neighbors and had zero gift bags drop while visiting. I have only got them from presents in my own town, usually the automatically generated ones. And very few dropped there. I think the drop rate is set too low, especially compared to gremlins. Maybe they will patch it?
  • calebtbrooks
    107 posts
    edited December 2013
    Just realized something.. It is obvious gift bags only come out of automatically generated presents in our towns... They slowly come in... Just sleep on it one night, and see how many presents you have .. Therefore gift bags
  • Linkwick
    956 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Some rough calcs (yes, 'cos I got bored at work):
    Assumptions:
    - 3 presents per hr from Presents Depo (PD) tree,
    - 33% chance of present drop per present opened,
    - gifting presents only awarded from opening other presents (either from friends or PD tree).
    *All based on limited experience within first 12hrs of event being open*

    From everyone's start value of (approx) 15 presents when placing the PD tree, we get 8 presents to gift in total (15-> 5-> 2-> 1-> 0). First day (16hrs from 8am PST) we possibly get 48 presents from PD tree, so 25 to re-gift to friends. Every other day we get 72 gift presents from PD tree, meaning 35 to re-gift.

    If we need 89.285m gifts each day (over 28 days) to make 2.5b gifts Community total, we'd need 2,480,159 daily players each and every day (from Day 1), each re-gifting & getting their share of re-gifts & passing them on, getting their 35 gifts & re-gifts. (And yes, if you get more it doesn't matter - your extra gifts all fall under the original sender's re-gifting chain above.)

    We can only wait and see if the Community rate speeds up. We all should make the individual totals easily enough - gift card payouts are at least 3x Halloween's Goo rate for all tasks, friend visits, etc., but if the Community rate speeds up and we make it with days to spare, I'll be extremely suss on it being legit (again!! :-p). Otherwise we need other avenues to get gifts... maybe from visiting friends?
  • obake-odori
    650 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I feel bad too. I'm used to dumping lots of gremlins. Maybe that's why the prize goals are set lower.
  • Anurchy
    146 posts
    edited December 2013
    I've only given away about 10 bags today and the worst part was that I accidentally gave away 5 bags in other Springfield, ugh.
  • hipmama197190
    288 posts
    edited December 2013
    Same thing here! I'm dropping them off as fast as I get them, even if I don't have any actions left, so I don't sit on them. Fly little gift bags, be freeeeee!
  • chippers29775
    930 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I'm ashamed to admit that I bought a lot of donuts from the TSTOTIPS/Gamezino scam/partnership whatever. I am now trying to deplete those donuts as quickly as possible because it takes the fun out of the game (and I feel bad). So I am buying lots of gift bags and dropping them off to my neighbors in order to help them along, and help me get rid of my donuts.

    I'm not your neighbour, but that's wonderfully nice of you - hope you come to enjoy the game again soon. :)
  • nubbin71
    236 posts
    edited December 2013
    Same here, I have found very few gift bags. It is frustrating, as I would love to quickly reciprocate when neighbors are kind enough to drop a gift in my town for me to find.

    Instead, I find myself having to note down the names of those dropping off gifts, so that when I finally do acquire some more bags and can gift again, I am certain to visit those neighbors first and repay their kindness.

    In the meantime, patience will definitely be a virtue well excercised this Christmas!

  • darkvivi9259
    8 posts
    edited December 2013
    I feel the same way. They should have had gift bags in the prize wheel.
  • rosesgirlnz
    4078 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Same for me... I only got 8 gift bags all day, which all came from my own town. I got none when visiting my 60 or so neighbors.
    My son got about 12 of them.
    I'm hoping to get increased numbers as the event progresses...
  • jhmaccp3
    68 posts
    edited December 2013
    Anyone else having a hard time seeing the gift boxes? I hear them drop but can not find them half the time and if I do I have to scan the town very slowly. They should have had something else like collecting elves or reindeer running around to collect.
  • adruralo
    3292 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    On my last 24 hour visit to all my neighbours, I only had 8 gift box's to share. Very low at this stage.
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  • CoffeeMars
    1058 posts
    edited December 2013
    Good morning :)

    It took me a long time to trigger the gift giving process. I don't have many neighbors so I bought 12 gift bags and was able to give away. I felt like a horrible neighbor not being able to give my neighbors gifts. I think I received a total of 5 gift bags from visiting neighbors.

    I'm hoping they do a mini update and are more generous with giving us more gift bags to give to neighbors

  • Rickydevil
    204 posts
    edited December 2013
    I agree.. they are so hard to come by.. just managed to get 10 so far :( I really hope it picks up..
  • asgardclone
    1 posts
    edited December 2013
    A couple of things I worked out:

    When dropping gifts in a friend's town, find their metal tree, get that centre of the screen. Drop a gift and, if needed, slightly move the screen so the next one lands in a better spot.

    To find gifts in your town, click the Move button (looks like yellow arrows) and then hide buildings, people and objects. When they go transparent and grey, the colourful presents are much easier to spot. I've found several that landed behind something and were hidden from view until I did this.

    Hope that helps!
  • Cacemonster
    86 posts
    edited December 2013
    I have not many gift bags either. I have gotten 14 yesterday and today combined.
    So I am not able to gift all of my neighbours :( Hopefully it will be more gift-bags later on!!
  • shasurveyi256
    354 posts
    edited December 2013

    To find gifts in your town, click the Move button (looks like yellow arrows) and then hide buildings, people and objects. When they go transparent and grey, the colourful presents are much easier to spot. I've found several that landed behind something and were hidden from view until I did this.

    Hope that helps!

    Excellent advice for those having a hard time finding their bags! I've been doing from the beginning of the update and have found about 10-15 hidden ones
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