You are a lot nicer than I am. I had never deleted any of my friends before this update, but once it was costing me friend points, I did a big purge. Now if I find nothing to tap in a couple of days, I delete the person. It is so easy to get friends that I don't feel too bad. The only exception is new players, because they have so little to tap but I have found that I can usually get them on one of my trips through my friends list.
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The main problem with inactive friends isn't just that they have nothing to tap, it's that I waste a minute or two scrolling through the whole darn town. It really slows down the visits.
If you play everyday it makes sense that you want neighbors that play everyday. If someone plays once every week or two they should be fine with neighbors that do the same.
I've played multiple times per day for a year now. I want 100 friends that do the same. In the past week I deleted 2 longtime neighbors who hadn't played in a week. Their priorities didn't match mine. No big deal.
I would rather be proactive than frustrated.
Anyone who says their last log in is 'unknown' get rid of immediately, I then started with the two weekers, and recently I've ditched a couple of 1 week non active ppl purely cos I have so many daily players on my friend request list that are actually clearing their towns!
Normally that was fine, but I have had to re-think due to the friend point system.
As most of my neightbours are level 38, I think I'll wait till the next level update and see if any of them haven't gone up a level.
If any of my neighbours who haven't gone up a level don't have any valentines decorations... they'll get the chop :twisted:
...but it seems like forever ago since we last got a level update...
Very very well said.
.........as I try to think what to say or add I go back to your post ...yep...you covered it dead on. Atleast fo me anyway.
Again, very well said.
The recent introduction of the Friend Point system, though, certainly seems to be helping to motivate others to be a little bit more attentive to who they add/keep as neighbors now.
I'm a daily player, so I aim to have neighbors of a similar playing pattern. Unless they contact me directly about an extended leave or something (or I see a post from them here to their neighbors in general, as one of mine did not too long ago), I will remove them from the list if they've gone 2+ days without any activity.
No mucking about, for this tapper.
You are a lot nicer than me, I give them three days
I have also considered defriending neighbours who cant be bothered to tap my graffitiable buildings, but thankfully so far my neighbours seem to be a pretty considerate bunch - and some of them are absolute gems (you know who you are!).
But as a rule of thumb, I reckon a week isnt too bad - unless of course they post that they're going to be absent, or they're a previously good neighbour and you afford them the benefit of the doubt. Which isn't a bad thing. Maybe we should have a "Neighbour Off Tap" thread for Tappers to post when they're going to be temporarily indisposed.
Top of the discussion page is a sticky for this
What a good idea...to contact them on the boards I mean. I've had several people go dormant in the last couple weeks and I just assumed they quit after consistently finding nothing to tap for a good while. So I deleted them, probably too hastily (except for some that I've been friends with since WD, my first event...those I gave quite a bit longer).
- My family and real-life friends do not get deleted, except at their request/mutual agreement.
- If the last played time is 'Unknown' and there's nothing to tap, they get deleted.
- Neighbors below Level 38 get some leeway, especially if they're still small and still playing. Some of my bigger, obviously inactive, neighbors below Level 38 still have house farms that are tappable, but the well is drying up.
- Level 38 players get 5 days before they're hidden. This will last until Level 39. If they don't come back and level up, they're gone.
I've had one person on my friends list since the re-lease of the game, although i dont think i have ever seen the persons name appear in my town once i can not delete this person being he/she one of my 1st friends