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Clearing debris

They usually go for the debris thats closest to where they are standing at the time. Hope that helps.

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  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    Move a piece of debris you do want cleared right next to them before setting the task.

    You can also move them around by moving debris while they're cleaning it, before tapping the thumbs up, to put them near whatever trashyard you have.

    This has worked fairly well for me, though occasionally they go after something I want to keep and I need to replace it.
  • mpwarner
    2971 posts
    edited March 2014
    As has been said previously they clear the closest piece.
    You can either move te debris o them or vice versa.
    If you want to move Lisa use her 45sec read under a tree task- then move the tree to the debris as she's on it
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited March 2014
    mpwarner wrote:
    As has been said previously they clear the closest piece.
    You can either move te debris o them or vice versa.
    If you want to move Lisa use her 45sec read under a tree task- then move the tree to the debris as she's on it

    Thats a good idea :thumbup:

    One thing to keep in mind that once you have bought all the land becareful on clearing it all up cos once it is all gone it is gone Forever!!! (well unless they add more land)
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  • Kozzi59
    1398 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    One thing to keep in mind that once you have bought all the land becareful on clearing it all up cos once it is all gone it is gone Forever!!! (well unless they add more land)[/color]

    I've seen a similar comment/warning elsewhere and it begs the question: is there any reason to keep some debris, other than, say, making a slum more slum-like?
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited March 2014
    Kozzi59 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    One thing to keep in mind that once you have bought all the land becareful on clearing it all up cos once it is all gone it is gone Forever!!! (well unless they add more land)[/color]

    I've seen a similar comment/warning elsewhere and it begs the question: is there any reason to keep some debris, other than, say, making a slum more slum-like?

    I've kept a few bits of the debris in case we get new buildings that the debris would suit being put by, for example i have some debris but the power plant, duff brewery as look like keg drums and some by Cletus & Nelsons house.

    I have seen some people post pics of a dump area which has the tire fire in etc. it all a personal thing whether you like having some debris laying around or not really.
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  • Kozzi59
    1398 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've kept a few bits of the debris in case we get new buildings that the debris would suit being put by, for example i have some debris but the power plant, duff brewery as look like keg drums and some by Cletus & Nelsons house.

    I have seen some people post pics of a dump area which has the tire fire in etc. it all a personal thing whether you like having some debris laying around or not really.

    Yes, I see your point. I have children so it'd feel more like home if I had some debris lying around ...
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited March 2014
    Kozzi59 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've kept a few bits of the debris in case we get new buildings that the debris would suit being put by, for example i have some debris but the power plant, duff brewery as look like keg drums and some by Cletus & Nelsons house.

    I have seen some people post pics of a dump area which has the tire fire in etc. it all a personal thing whether you like having some debris laying around or not really.

    Yes, I see your point. I have children so it'd feel more like home if I had some debris lying around ...

    I know what you mean lol My kids love to make a mess lol
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  • mattderes
    133 posts
    edited March 2014
    Kozzi59 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    One thing to keep in mind that once you have bought all the land becareful on clearing it all up cos once it is all gone it is gone Forever!!! (well unless they add more land)[/color]

    I've seen a similar comment/warning elsewhere and it begs the question: is there any reason to keep some debris, other than, say, making a slum more slum-like?

    I kept some of the green slime stuff for in my Halloween/cemetery area.

  • mattderes
    133 posts
    edited March 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    mpwarner wrote:
    As has been said previously they clear the closest piece.
    You can either move te debris o them or vice versa.
    If you want to move Lisa use her 45sec read under a tree task- then move the tree to the debris as she's on it

    Thats a good idea :thumbup:

    One thing to keep in mind that once you have bought all the land becareful on clearing it all up cos once it is all gone it is gone Forever!!! (well unless they add more land)

    And even then... don't forget, the last land update had no debris in any of the squares. What you've got now is probably all you're ever get.
  • darrenholm736
    1276 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've kept a few bits of the debris in case we get new buildings that the debris would suit being put by, for example i have some debris but the power plant, duff brewery as look like keg drums and some by Cletus & Nelsons house.

    Yep, that's a good one. The barrels do look like beer kegs. I've done the same thing.

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  • MrJuanMata
    5344 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    mattderes wrote:
    Kozzi59 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    One thing to keep in mind that once you have bought all the land becareful on clearing it all up cos once it is all gone it is gone Forever!!! (well unless they add more land)[/color]

    I've seen a similar comment/warning elsewhere and it begs the question: is there any reason to keep some debris, other than, say, making a slum more slum-like?

    I kept some of the green slime stuff for in my Halloween/cemetery area.
    I did this as well :lol:
  • subii42
    2737 posts
    edited March 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    mpwarner wrote:
    As has been said previously they clear the closest piece.
    You can either move te debris o them or vice versa.
    If you want to move Lisa use her 45sec read under a tree task- then move the tree to the debris as she's on it

    Thats a good idea :thumbup:

    One thing to keep in mind that once you have bought all the land becareful on clearing it all up cos once it is all gone it is gone Forever!!! (well unless they add more land)

    When they added the new strip of land there was no debris attached to it.
    (Out of the blast zone lol)

    I have alot of debris beside my tyre fire.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited March 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've kept a few bits of the debris in case we get new buildings that the debris would suit being put by, for example i have some debris but the power plant, duff brewery as look like keg drums and some by Cletus & Nelsons house.

    Yep, that's a good one. The barrels do look like beer kegs. I've done the same thing.

    JT1xeXq.png?1

    One of my neighbours JayKay has put the climbing frames at the back of the duff brewery and put the barrels in-between them so it looks like that are on shelves very good design
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  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited March 2014
    mattderes wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    mpwarner wrote:
    As has been said previously they clear the closest piece.
    You can either move te debris o them or vice versa.
    If you want to move Lisa use her 45sec read under a tree task- then move the tree to the debris as she's on it

    Thats a good idea :thumbup:

    One thing to keep in mind that once you have bought all the land becareful on clearing it all up cos once it is all gone it is gone Forever!!! (well unless they add more land)

    And even then... don't forget, the last land update had no debris in any of the squares. What you've got now is probably all you're ever get.

    Ahh good point i forgot that, another reason to hang on to some just in case
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  • TheLadySimsalot
    339 posts
    edited March 2014
    I kept some debris, but I wish I'd kept more. Back before I started buying donuts *sigh* I was hoping to get some with clean-ups. I did get a fair amount, (10-12?), but if I had it to do over, I'd keep more trash.
  • mwdalton
    11548 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I kept some debris, but I wish I'd kept more. Back before I started buying donuts *sigh* I was hoping to get some with clean-ups. I did get a fair amount, (10-12?), but if I had it to do over, I'd keep more trash.

    One man's trash is another man's treasure :mrgreen:
  • theslayer369
    2009 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I've made a small dump by put a few washing machines, dryers, and traffic cones with the waste. Wish I'd kept more as I think using it as kegs for Duff Brewery is a fantastic idea.
  • juliet603
    17888 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I cleared most of my rubbish as soon as it was opened up and now when I see how good it can look I wish I'd saved some :cry:
  • theslayer369
    2009 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    juliet603 wrote:
    I cleared most of my rubbish as soon as it was opened up and now when I see how good it can look I wish I'd saved some :cry:

    Me too :cry:
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