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

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  • chud3
    143 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    i'm glad i'm not the only one feeling bad about this!
  • fizzbin71825
    239 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    chud3 wrote:
    i'm glad i'm not the only one feeling bad about this!

    Same here neighbor . . . I think I've dropped about 10 so far. I got a bunch this morning when I cleared out all my gifts from overnight. I think I am going to have to create a spreadsheet for this, to keep track of who leaves gifts (so I make sure they get some back) and who I leave them for. But either way, it may be a few days in between gift bags for each neighbor.

    I read earlier in the thread that the Elf House will increase gift bag production. Can anyone confirm this, and approximate a rate?
  • Arlandria606
    519 posts
    edited December 2013
    I haven't bought any gift bags with donuts, but I've been able to drop off exactly 51 so far. I do have 90-something friends and have visited them all once since the update hit, and I'm at 5,966 gift cards. So it looks like you get maybe 1 gift bag per 100 gift cards, ish? I've got gift bags from my tree, from the elves and a few in friends' towns, but not from gift bags left by friends (which makes sense).

    ETA: I have 4 elf houses right now but I'm not sure how well they're adding to my gift bag total. I'll keep an eye out next time I send them off and count how many they bring me.
  • CookieKwan1
    962 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I'm always trying to be a helpful neighborinoo so the lack of gift bags saddens me

    :(

    I wish I could return even 1 to the people who left me 5, or the people who came back to leave more later.
  • Arlandria606
    519 posts
    edited December 2013
    Okay. I just placed Elf House #5 from the personal prizes, and they found me 5 gift bags. So I'd say yes, they're helping.
  • fizzbin71825
    239 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I haven't bought any gift bags with donuts, but I've been able to drop off exactly 51 so far. I do have 90-something friends and have visited them all once since the update hit, and I'm at 5,966 gift cards. So it looks like you get maybe 1 gift bag per 100 gift cards, ish? I've got gift bags from my tree, from the elves and a few in friends' towns, but not from gift bags left by friends (which makes sense).

    ETA: I have 4 elf houses right now but I'm not sure how well they're adding to my gift bag total. I'll keep an eye out next time I send them off and count how many they bring me.

    That's odd. I have over 90 friends as well, and I did not get a single gift bag from any of my visits. Wonder if that is just a low, low drop rate.
  • Arlandria606
    519 posts
    edited December 2013
    I haven't bought any gift bags with donuts, but I've been able to drop off exactly 51 so far. I do have 90-something friends and have visited them all once since the update hit, and I'm at 5,966 gift cards. So it looks like you get maybe 1 gift bag per 100 gift cards, ish? I've got gift bags from my tree, from the elves and a few in friends' towns, but not from gift bags left by friends (which makes sense).

    ETA: I have 4 elf houses right now but I'm not sure how well they're adding to my gift bag total. I'll keep an eye out next time I send them off and count how many they bring me.

    That's odd. I have over 90 friends as well, and I did not get a single gift bag from any of my visits. Wonder if that is just a low, low drop rate.

    Could well be, I only remember seeing it twice for sure. Mostly I'm not paying attention :)
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Just sleep on it one night, and see how many presents you have .. Therefore gift bags

    I certainly woke up to a pile of presents this morning.

    One of them gave me a gift bag.

    One.

    :(

    I need that elf house.
  • Jedihntr
    828 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I've only gotten about a dozen to gift, after visiting all 99 friends. I gave them to my neighbors who already dropped gifts in my SF, to repay the kindness. Hopefully the frequency will increase so we can spread the cheer around more often.
  • kungpao214
    301 posts
    edited December 2013
    after starting extremely slow yesterday with them (I only got 2 to start and didn't get the trigger to gift for a few hours), I nicely made out well. Overnight yielded me 13 of them which i promptly dropped off to my good neighbors and old and new. A couple here and there to say thanks.

    Makes me appreciate the non playing neighbors i have so I don't have to pick and choose as much who gets em!
  • amandabog1
    122 posts
    edited December 2013
    neuroheart wrote:
    Sorry, neighbors :( I'll drop more presents when I can, promise!

    Presents are so hard to come by ~ you are a good neighbor, I will definitely drop them to you when I can :)
  • empathy77
    4191 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I agree! By this time during the halloween event, I had at least 60 Gremlins to give. I have gotten about 10 gifts to give and I feel bad leaving people out. I have good neighbors I want to give them to but I also have friends and family members who play the game........
  • PEACEHAVEN78
    14 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I really think specially for Christmas it is quite a shame, where the say " A time for giving!" but we simply don`t get enough to give back. :cry:
  • Aennilya
    636 posts
    edited December 2013
    I think the community counter will begin to speed up once most people get their elf house - probably in the next three to five days as I suspect most people aren't as ardent players as most forum posters.
  • adruralo
    3292 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Okay. I just placed Elf House #5 from the personal prizes, and they found me 5 gift bags. So I'd say yes, they're helping.
    So they are useful then. It's just that have seen one or two negatives on the forum which held me back from purchasing them.
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  • Arlandria606
    519 posts
    edited December 2013
    adruralo52 wrote:
    Okay. I just placed Elf House #5 from the personal prizes, and they found me 5 gift bags. So I'd say yes, they're helping.
    So they are useful then. It's just that have seen one or two negatives on the forum which held me back from purchasing them.

    Yep, definitely worth having. I imagine they'll pay out cash post-event, too. I think the only thing I saw was to not use them for the task to collect presents as you have to do it manually.
  • kungpao214
    301 posts
    edited December 2013
    empathy77 wrote:
    I agree! By this time during the halloween event, I had at least 60 Gremlins to give. I have gotten about 10 gifts to give and I feel bad leaving people out. I have good neighbors I want to give them to but I also have friends and family members who play the game........

    I feel privileged! :D

    My wife was my only neighbor that got 5 the first day lol.

  • firefly811
    14 posts
    edited December 2013
    amandabog1 wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:
    Sorry, neighbors :( I'll drop more presents when I can, promise!

    Presents are so hard to come by ~ you are a good neighbor, I will definitely drop them to you when I can :)

    Agree, the percentage of gift bags is rising once the initial stages are done. I seem to recall starting with very few gremlins also and eventually having tons of them. The slow start probably encourage spending donuts on gift bags, just as it did for gremlins.
  • direwolf987
    7450 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    baylensmom wrote:
    I've gotten four....visited all 99 friends and that's it.

    Don't worry about dropping any gift bags in my town. That goes for all my neighbors. I have several feeder towns. Give them to your other neighbors and I will just assume you wanted to give them to me. Also, I will still be dropping gift bags on my friends towns as well, if I remember that is.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Still a couple thousand cards before I have an elf house.

    I actually got eight presents from my second log-in today. Still not nearly enough, but it made me feel better.
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