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Frimar21
269 posts Member
if they haven't got emblems after 3 days they are not active enough for me
and i definitely clearing them off, there's enough active player in this game to maneuver...

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  • KrisV
    1840 posts
    edited June 2014
    There is only 1 I'm keeping regardless for my own reasons but I'm being a bit stricter then that for the others. If they dont have emblems to spy like you mentioned but also the ones who are only going after lodges and not bothering doing the other 2 clicks I'm removing as well. I'm going as far as making a spreadsheet and will keep track daily of if I see their name 3 times in my town, if they do the lodge then come back, thats fine, but if they dont. They are outta here!! I'm close to the max on friends so I have no problem kicking slackers
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I have a few who haven't even started building the lodge yet. Hopefully they will soon.
  • Frimar21
    269 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    I have a few who haven't even started building the lodge yet. Hopefully they will soon.

    so are you still waiting for them?
    interesting... because even if I could wait till I have at least the friends for my 60 actions... I'm also seeing a decrease in the number of visits in my SF! so probably they have really closed with the game... who knows...

    I'm am slowly cleaning the list, not all at the same time, but few per day... we will see...
    by the way, have you an empty slot for a new friend? ;-)
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Frimar21 wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:
    I have a few who haven't even started building the lodge yet. Hopefully they will soon.

    so are you still waiting for them?
    I've had no trouble getting max emblems from visiting yet, and have many neighbors visiting me, so there's no huge rush to dump them. A couple of them are forum friends, too, so they get a grace period. (A few have already been deleted because some active forumites PMed me about being neighbors.)
  • baddazoner
    1006 posts
    edited June 2014
    if they haven't got emblems by now or even started to build the lodge ditch them.. the last thing you need is inactive neighbours during events.
  • peppers2ndmo
    247 posts
    edited June 2014
    Frimar21 wrote:
    when a new event starts, I wait few days to understand if someone is or not collecting items (emblems in this case) before taking in consideration the idea of removing a friend... maybe is my fault that I don't check out of events who is visiting my SF...

    As of today, I have almost 40% of my friend with 0 emblems... what do you do? are you cleaning your friend list?
    I know that origin can show the last time someone has played, but I don't trust it the client so much, because in the past I have received wrong informations (i mean people "inactive" according to origin, that were visiting my SF)
    but the 0 emblems is a clear indicator... or not?

    well...
    in case...
    I should have some free slots ;-)

    I still have a few neighbors with 0 emblems, but I can see they've built the Stonecutters lodge and have played within the past 24 hours. Not sure what's going on with them, but I'm skipping over them when visiting, because I noticed the system subtracted my "taps" in their town against my daily 60 emblem limit, even though there are no cameras/emblems in their towns. Once I max out on my emblems, I go back and tap, as it's another chance to find a donut.
  • chrisgyo
    1030 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I would love to create an ultimate friend list of people who are basically nerds and play the game a few times a day like me :D
  • Ftball2theGroin
    594 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I have about 20 neighbors with zero emblem counts. I thought, "Ah, easy peasy, I'll delete them since they aren't playing!" Except I go in and find out that all of them have played within the last 24 hours. WTH? Most of them have at least started building the Stonecutter's Hall, so I'll give them a couple more days. I have three friends that haven't even started the darn hall including one that played just six hours ago! What are they waiting for? I hate to delete active neighbors, but if they don't participate in the event, it's hard to keep them around.
  • GamerGD3
    3029 posts New member
    edited June 2014
    I have about 20 neighbors with zero emblem counts. I thought, "Ah, easy peasy, I'll delete them since they aren't playing!" Except I go in and find out that all of them have played within the last 24 hours. WTH? Most of them have at least started building the Stonecutter's Hall, so I'll give them a couple more days. I have three friends that haven't even started the darn hall including one that played just six hours ago! What are they waiting for? I hate to delete active neighbors, but if they don't participate in the event, it's hard to keep them around.

    My theory is that they came here, added us as neighbors and haven't come back. I think they have no idea there is an app update yet - so I think when EA pushes the forced update button it will happen. Unless of course this event is limited to particular OS versions, which won't allow them to update. I got 2 visits yesterday from neighbors for handshakes - so I can see they are active, but they haven't started the event - or haven't progressed for the ability to spy on neighbors yet.
  • Ftball2theGroin
    594 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    GamerGD3 wrote:
    I have about 20 neighbors with zero emblem counts. I thought, "Ah, easy peasy, I'll delete them since they aren't playing!" Except I go in and find out that all of them have played within the last 24 hours. WTH? Most of them have at least started building the Stonecutter's Hall, so I'll give them a couple more days. I have three friends that haven't even started the darn hall including one that played just six hours ago! What are they waiting for? I hate to delete active neighbors, but if they don't participate in the event, it's hard to keep them around.

    My theory is that they came here, added us as neighbors and haven't come back. I think they have no idea there is an app update yet - so I think when EA pushes the forced update button it will happen. Unless of course this event is limited to particular OS versions, which won't allow them to update. I got 2 visits yesterday from neighbors for handshakes - so I can see they are active, but they haven't started the event - or haven't progressed for the ability to spy on neighbors yet.

    D'oh! That actually makes perfect sense. I didn't think about the update not being pushed yet. Surely they must wonder why all their neighbors have giant temples and pyramids in their towns, though! I guess I'll give them more time then; active neighbors are hard to find. I find I get about one keeper neighbor for every five random adds during an event.
  • halo_nothing
    483 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    My deadline is tonight when I get home from work then the cleanse begins!
  • dclegal138
    34 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Frimar21 wrote:
    when a new event starts, I wait few days to understand if someone is or not collecting items (emblems in this case) before taking in consideration the idea of removing a friend... maybe is my fault that I don't check out of events who is visiting my SF...

    As of today, I have almost 40% of my friend with 0 emblems... what do you do? are you cleaning your friend list?
    I know that origin can show the last time someone has played, but I don't trust it the client so much, because in the past I have received wrong informations (i mean people "inactive" according to origin, that were visiting my SF)
    but the 0 emblems is a clear indicator... or not?

    well...
    in case...
    I should have some free slots ;-)

    I still have a few neighbors with 0 emblems, but I can see they've built the Stonecutters lodge and have played within the past 24 hours. Not sure what's going on with them, but I'm skipping over them when visiting, because I noticed the system subtracted my "taps" in their town against my daily 60 emblem limit, even though there are no cameras/emblems in their towns. Once I max out on my emblems, I go back and tap, as it's another chance to find a donut.

    Having the same problem. Some of the 0 emblem friends visit/spy on me. What's up?
  • 00-marco_rosas
    656 posts
    edited June 2014
    My rule of thumb is that as long as there is still something left to tap in their town, camera or normal cash, I will not delete.

    But from my experience from past events, you really have to wait 5 days or so before most players still playing are ready. I know it's a grueling wait for us ultra active players; but, next event and a bunch of your neighbors will not be ready until 5 days either.
  • jnaugher
    17 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I would give them a little more time. Maybe, they built the pyramid, but when it was finished, Homer was busy. So now they have to wait on Homer, and then do his next task before they can get emblems. We can afford to be a little more patient with this event since we only need to visit 20 people to get our emblems from visiting. I'm thinking about not even replacing the ones that I delete. There's no advantage to having extra friends to visit if they don't reciprocate. And random adds are hit and miss.
  • damiansimpso
    4 posts
    edited June 2014
    I had a lot of friends without cameras etc but over the last 24 hours the majority have come online, as you can only get 60 hits when visiting towns this time out, I'm not busting a gut to clear down I actives, but I'd expect anyone plays regularly to have at least started the temple by the end of the weekend. After that................... :?:
  • erchin8
    265 posts
    edited June 2014
    My rule of thumb is that as long as there is still something left to tap in their town, camera or normal cash, I will not delete.

    But from my experience from past events, you really have to wait 5 days or so before most players still playing are ready. I know it's a grueling wait for us ultra active players; but, next event and a bunch of your neighbors will not be ready until 5 days either.

    That had been my general rule of thumb regarding normal cash too, but I think that's going to change with this event. I've some neighbors that I know updated on the first day, but still have yet to visit me. Reciprocity seems more important than ever. They have until tonight, then it's time to clear the dead weight.
  • mbemom
    258 posts
    edited June 2014
    I just went through and removed friends. I had about 15 or so out of 100 with 0 in the emblem counter. I went into each town to see if a friend had built the lodge. If so, I'm giving those people a few more days. If there was no evidence of any stonecutter activity, I deleted that person. I just like to have all of my friends be active. But it certainly isn't about getting enough emblems, I don't think that will be an issue.
  • chris6271
    4013 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I've controlled the neighbours town with 0 emblems. Some are Building the lodge. And I will give them the time.
    But I also found 2 towns which doesn't build the lodge. Curious is that this towns are online in the last hours. :?
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    chrisgyo wrote:
    I would love to create an ultimate friend list of people who are basically nerds and play the game a few times a day like me :D
    If you stay on the forum long enough, that'll happen.
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts
    edited June 2014
    chris6271 wrote:
    I've controlled the neighbours town with 0 emblems. Some are Building the lodge. And I will give them the time.
    But I also found 2 towns which doesn't build the lodge. Curious is that this towns are online in the last hours. :?

    Strange when the building was so cheap! :?
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