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Before anyone goes on about you being a little overly dramatic about this, why the rush to get the FP items? They're not going anywhere. You can let this update "wash over you," but you can visit Other Sprinfield every day (or your total number of friends-7) and eventually get them.
Alternatively, you could just delete those 7 friends. EA probably should have kept the old handshake rules with buildings regenerating and being able to remove graffiti, but those seven friends just haven't cleared their handshakes. Pick out seven new ones that play more often.

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  • rwvolture
    1259 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    from what I read this is permanent now cause after we get all 5 items it unlocks the random donut drops in neighbor towns from taps
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited February 2014
    This update is a permanent addition so its not going away you could always delete those 7
  • subii42
    2737 posts New member
    edited February 2014
    Ive had a couple of towns like that, but i know my neighbours are forum regulars!

    Maybe they just havent had time to clear their town of handshakes :)
  • Bravewall
    4244 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    subii42 wrote:
    Ive had a couple of towns like that, but i know my neighbours are forum regulars!

    Maybe they just havent had time to clear their town of handshakes :)

    I keep a pretty rigid watch on my neighbours who are visiting me, and have a system set up to replace slackers.

    80% have visited since the Frink points started. I don't care too much if they do or not right now, but when I visit them, there had better be some buildings available. If not, the people who have visited me get four days to give me some buildings to tap, or I will replace them. By the second day, they will be back in the same category of people who haven't visited me. The people who haven't visited me get two days before I replace them.

    The rules for forum regulars are a bit different. As long as they have been active on the forum for the last two months, they are safe. One isn't though, and hasn't been visiting me at all lately. If he doesn't give me buildings to tap, it's 2 days before I consider him a non-forum regular, 2 more days before he is in the non visitor pile, and 2 more days, before I replace him. 6 days.

    And then there are people who are actively replicating the Springfield Guide like me, who as far as I'm concerned can do no wrong. I have 5 of them. They get complete immunity until their map stops looking like the guide. Then if there is nothing in their town to tap, they get demoted to forum regular. So they have 8 days to give me something to tap.

    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited February 2014
    I will usually delete neighbors if I haven't been able to tap any thing for 3 days.

    Also BraveWall from the pics you been posting it looks like your Springfield is coming out nicely
  • Annathewicked
    4721 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    subii42 wrote:
    Ive had a couple of towns like that, but i know my neighbours are forum regulars!

    Maybe they just havent had time to clear their town of handshakes :)

    I keep a pretty rigid watch on my neighbours who are visiting me, and have a system set up to replace slackers.

    80% have visited since the Frink points started. I don't care too much if they do or not right now, but when I visit them, there had better be some buildings available. If not, the people who have visited me get four days to give me some buildings to tap, or I will replace them. By the second day, they will be back in the same category of people who haven't visited me. The people who haven't visited me get two days before I replace them.

    The rules for forum regulars are a bit different. As long as they have been active on the forum for the last two months, they are safe. One isn't though, and hasn't been visiting me at all lately. If he doesn't give me buildings to tap, it's 2 days before I consider him a non-forum regular, 2 more days before he is in the non visitor pile, and 2 more days, before I replace him. 6 days.

    And then there are people who are actively replicating the Springfield Guide like me, who as far as I'm concerned can do no wrong. I have 5 of them. They get complete immunity until their map stops looking like the guide. Then if there is nothing in their town to tap, they get demoted to forum regular. So they have 8 days to give me something to tap.

    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    What about regular visitors that haven't started tapping open spray paintable buildings when that is clearly part of helping your buddies during this update......
    Starting to :x me when I get visits, have the right buildings cleared and they tap something right next to it instead.....
    PM me- I DO need Good Neighboreenos currently
  • delegg629524
    337 posts
    edited February 2014
    Try their KLs. I've found FPs there.
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited February 2014
    The title reminded me of something is the elf house we got during Christmas 2013 unique
  • Bravewall
    4244 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    subii42 wrote:
    Ive had a couple of towns like that, but i know my neighbours are forum regulars!

    Maybe they just havent had time to clear their town of handshakes :)

    I keep a pretty rigid watch on my neighbours who are visiting me, and have a system set up to replace slackers.

    80% have visited since the Frink points started. I don't care too much if they do or not right now, but when I visit them, there had better be some buildings available. If not, the people who have visited me get four days to give me some buildings to tap, or I will replace them. By the second day, they will be back in the same category of people who haven't visited me. The people who haven't visited me get two days before I replace them.

    The rules for forum regulars are a bit different. As long as they have been active on the forum for the last two months, they are safe. One isn't though, and hasn't been visiting me at all lately. If he doesn't give me buildings to tap, it's 2 days before I consider him a non-forum regular, 2 more days before he is in the non visitor pile, and 2 more days, before I replace him. 6 days.

    And then there are people who are actively replicating the Springfield Guide like me, who as far as I'm concerned can do no wrong. I have 5 of them. They get complete immunity until their map stops looking like the guide. Then if there is nothing in their town to tap, they get demoted to forum regular. So they have 8 days to give me something to tap.

    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    What about regular visitors that haven't started tapping open spray paintable buildings when that is clearly part of helping your buddies during this update......
    Starting to :x me when I get visits, have the right buildings cleared and they tap something right next to it instead.....
    Like I said, as long as you are a forum regular, you're safe. I'm not too concerned with what buildings are tapped. Every time I visit my town, those buildings are already spray painted.
  • shasurveyi256
    354 posts
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    subii42 wrote:
    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    I get your logic, but as someone who just hesitated a second when signing up for Origin, I was given my handle. I play daily (way too much) and I see my username as nothing. Why haven't I changed it? No clue...just never thought to.
  • mwdalton
    11545 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    subii42 wrote:
    Ive had a couple of towns like that, but i know my neighbours are forum regulars!

    Maybe they just havent had time to clear their town of handshakes :)

    I keep a pretty rigid watch on my neighbours who are visiting me, and have a system set up to replace slackers.

    80% have visited since the Frink points started. I don't care too much if they do or not right now, but when I visit them, there had better be some buildings available. If not, the people who have visited me get four days to give me some buildings to tap, or I will replace them. By the second day, they will be back in the same category of people who haven't visited me. The people who haven't visited me get two days before I replace them.

    The rules for forum regulars are a bit different. As long as they have been active on the forum for the last two months, they are safe. One isn't though, and hasn't been visiting me at all lately. If he doesn't give me buildings to tap, it's 2 days before I consider him a non-forum regular, 2 more days before he is in the non visitor pile, and 2 more days, before I replace him. 6 days.

    And then there are people who are actively replicating the Springfield Guide like me, who as far as I'm concerned can do no wrong. I have 5 of them. They get complete immunity until their map stops looking like the guide. Then if there is nothing in their town to tap, they get demoted to forum regular. So they have 8 days to give me something to tap.

    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    Gy1AGj2.gif

    Wow :lol: You have more conditions there than what I have for things I'll eat
  • Bravewall
    4244 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    I get your logic, but as someone who just hesitated a second when signing up for Origin, I was given my handle. I play daily (way too much) and I see my username as nothing. Why haven't I changed it? No clue...just never thought to.
    Its alright if your a forum regular, which I assume you are. :wink:
    mwdalton wrote:
    Gy1AGj2.gif

    Wow :lol: You have more conditions there than what I have for things I'll eat
    If it's food and it doesn't taste bad, then it meets my conditions. :P
  • shasurveyi256
    354 posts
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    Bravewall wrote:
    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    I get your logic, but as someone who just hesitated a second when signing up for Origin, I was given my handle. I play daily (way too much) and I see my username as nothing. Why haven't I changed it? No clue...just never thought to.
    Its alright if your a forum regular, which I assume you are. :wink:
    mwdalton wrote:
    Gy1AGj2.gif

    Wow :lol: You have more conditions there than what I have for things I'll eat
    If it's food and it doesn't taste bad, then it meets my conditions. :P

    I get it--I do....as of now I m only really accepting forum regulars and/or family. I just remember when I had a hard time gathering friends. It takes a couple of top level players to really excel you rather than putting your name in a list. I am maxed out and probably could dump a boat load of people....but I watch what they do and what I can do.

    Am I a forum regular? Everyday I lurk, but I do contribute when the threads start becoming different topics, rather than update, update, update

    Do I have numbers? Yes....but I was given the name and just never changed it

    It's a hard thing to stabilize. I've asked some regular members who I thought would be great people to have as friends only to see they don't give a crap. Some random requests I have accepted have turned out to be my best neighbors.

    The people that tap 3 buildings next to Moe's while it's available for graffiti will go----or have they not read the forums and are just playing the game? It's the same question I ask myself...at least they are playing...they can't just be that much of an ****???
  • mpwarner
    2971 posts
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    subii42 wrote:
    Ive had a couple of towns like that, but i know my neighbours are forum regulars!

    Maybe they just havent had time to clear their town of handshakes :)

    I keep a pretty rigid watch on my neighbours who are visiting me, and have a system set up to replace slackers.

    80% have visited since the Frink points started. I don't care too much if they do or not right now, but when I visit them, there had better be some buildings available. If not, the people who have visited me get four days to give me some buildings to tap, or I will replace them. By the second day, they will be back in the same category of people who haven't visited me. The people who haven't visited me get two days before I replace them.

    The rules for forum regulars are a bit different. As long as they have been active on the forum for the last two months, they are safe. One isn't though, and hasn't been visiting me at all lately. If he doesn't give me buildings to tap, it's 2 days before I consider him a non-forum regular, 2 more days before he is in the non visitor pile, and 2 more days, before I replace him. 6 days.

    And then there are people who are actively replicating the Springfield Guide like me, who as far as I'm concerned can do no wrong. I have 5 of them. They get complete immunity until their map stops looking like the guide. Then if there is nothing in their town to tap, they get demoted to forum regular. So they have 8 days to give me something to tap.

    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    Honestly... I gave up reading, but I do try to visit!! In fact I'll visit you now :twisted:
  • Bravewall
    4244 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    mpwarner wrote:
    Bravewall wrote:
    subii42 wrote:
    Ive had a couple of towns like that, but i know my neighbours are forum regulars!

    Maybe they just havent had time to clear their town of handshakes :)

    I keep a pretty rigid watch on my neighbours who are visiting me, and have a system set up to replace slackers.

    80% have visited since the Frink points started. I don't care too much if they do or not right now, but when I visit them, there had better be some buildings available. If not, the people who have visited me get four days to give me some buildings to tap, or I will replace them. By the second day, they will be back in the same category of people who haven't visited me. The people who haven't visited me get two days before I replace them.

    The rules for forum regulars are a bit different. As long as they have been active on the forum for the last two months, they are safe. One isn't though, and hasn't been visiting me at all lately. If he doesn't give me buildings to tap, it's 2 days before I consider him a non-forum regular, 2 more days before he is in the non visitor pile, and 2 more days, before I replace him. 6 days.

    And then there are people who are actively replicating the Springfield Guide like me, who as far as I'm concerned can do no wrong. I have 5 of them. They get complete immunity until their map stops looking like the guide. Then if there is nothing in their town to tap, they get demoted to forum regular. So they have 8 days to give me something to tap.

    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    Honestly... I gave up reading, but I do try to visit!! In fact I'll visit you now :twisted:
    :lol: I probably should have started by saying forum regulars are safe.
  • mpwarner
    2971 posts
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    mpwarner wrote:

    Honestly... I gave up reading, but I do try to visit!! In fact I'll visit you now :twisted:
    :lol: I probably should have started by saying forum regulars are safe.

    Turns out I visited you 12 hrs ago :mrgreen:
    I'm a regular :shock:
  • tracydudge118
    154 posts
    edited February 2014
    The problem with the graffiti (in my opinion) is that I've been told it reduces your star rating. I think it's the Righteousness category???maybe.

    I read on this forum that leaving graffiti lowers your rating and cleaning it up raises your rating. I use to clean up graffiti (before this last update) in other people's town to raise my rating. Then I read that it steals their opportunity to raise their rating so I stopped doing that. Now of course you can't clean up for them.

    That being said - whether I am right or wrong about the ratings - I bought enough "training walls" to keep my rating up and I leave graffiti. I visit all of my neighbors daily, maybe missing two days a month, and won't take the time to search for your graffiti buildings but will spray paint when I see it's available.
  • baddazoner
    1006 posts
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    subii42 wrote:
    Ive had a couple of towns like that, but i know my neighbours are forum regulars!

    Maybe they just havent had time to clear their town of handshakes :)

    I keep a pretty rigid watch on my neighbours who are visiting me, and have a system set up to replace slackers.

    80% have visited since the Frink points started. I don't care too much if they do or not right now, but when I visit them, there had better be some buildings available. If not, the people who have visited me get four days to give me some buildings to tap, or I will replace them. By the second day, they will be back in the same category of people who haven't visited me. The people who haven't visited me get two days before I replace them.

    The rules for forum regulars are a bit different. As long as they have been active on the forum for the last two months, they are safe. One isn't though, and hasn't been visiting me at all lately. If he doesn't give me buildings to tap, it's 2 days before I consider him a non-forum regular, 2 more days before he is in the non visitor pile, and 2 more days, before I replace him. 6 days.

    And then there are people who are actively replicating the Springfield Guide like me, who as far as I'm concerned can do no wrong. I have 5 of them. They get complete immunity until their map stops looking like the guide. Then if there is nothing in their town to tap, they get demoted to forum regular. So they have 8 days to give me something to tap.

    As far as who they are replaced by, it is whoever is alphabetically closest in my requests. This of course is after I have filtered my requests of people with numbers at he end of their handles. Only forum regulars get accepted with numbers on the end of their names. Strangers with numbers don't even stand a chance. Nothing personal, but numbers at the end of your name makes your name less memorable.

    Fickle, maybe... But efficient.

    What about regular visitors that haven't started tapping open spray paintable buildings when that is clearly part of helping your buddies during this update......
    Starting to :x me when I get visits, have the right buildings cleared and they tap something right next to it instead.....

    people when they have a lot of friends tend to rush thru towns and don't always look for the sprayable buildings and just tap whatever they see available.
  • Skipadedodah
    118 posts
    edited February 2014
    I am eating fiber in hopes to be regular...

    For all the posters that hate farmers.... They never complain when they hit a town with a hundred houses to tap for friend points... I hate going to those pretty towns that have NOTHING to tap.
  • rpk333236
    224 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    For all the posters that hate farmers.... They never complain when they hit a town with a hundred houses to tap for friend points... I hate going to those pretty towns that have NOTHING to tap.

    No doubt, I just dropped a couple folks with beautiful towns but nothing to tap after several days.
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