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Where are the handshakes?

Canuck959
136 posts Member
I have 10 feeders, and tested visiting all of them from each one ... Sort of a "round robin" ... Today, after all those rounds, when each town should have had 27 handshakes, only 4 had any handshakes AT ALL, and those only had a few. What a waste of time that was. Doh!

I'm noticing that in my main town, I'm getting handshakes from maybe six neighbor visits per day. I KNOW there should be more than that! (In case it matters, i have noticed that every one whose name shows up at all, DOES show up on three buildings. )

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  • wyendn
    310 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    Same with both my towns. Handshakes not showing up. Notifications saying the friends name comes up but no handshakes. Noticed that a couple days ago.
  • goffena
    1 posts
    edited July 2014
    it also happen to me, the handshakes didnt appear

    please EA fix this
  • jarvisjo60
    3 posts
    edited July 2014
    I'm getting notifications of friends visiting with no handshakes as well. Finally have started seeing some buildings tagged.
  • God00001
    2 posts
    edited July 2014
    I have had missing handshakes since the latest update. Have contacted EA via two separate chats and email. Was notified case was resolved but it's not. I asked case to be reopened. Every once in a while I see handshake symbols but now it seems fewer and fewer neighbors are visiting or maybe I'm not being notified and without handshake symbols I can't tell. No response from EA since early yesterday. Hopefully they are working on resolution. I have tried everything besides uninstalling/reinstalling game. Scared I might lose progress if I do that.
  • annettemarc
    7731 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    God00001 wrote:
    I have had missing handshakes since the latest update. Have contacted EA via two separate chats and email. Was notified case was resolved but it's not. I asked case to be reopened. Every once in a while I see handshake symbols but now it seems fewer and fewer neighbors are visiting or maybe I'm not being notified and without handshake symbols I can't tell. No response from EA since early yesterday. Hopefully they are working on resolution. I have tried everything besides uninstalling/reinstalling game. Scared I might lose progress if I do that.

    Uninstalled and reinstalled on three devices of three different types. Did nothing to help. This morning I had ZERO handshakes when I went in for initial cleanup. Usually have dozens. In a thread on the game discussion part of the forum titled "are most friend handshakes not even showing up?" You'll see a lot of us are exchanging handshakes this morning and most don't show up.

    Maybe if a moderator could let EA know how widespread this is (like the poor mods have all the free time to do that.)
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  • tjbmurph
    2 posts
    edited July 2014
    I, too, am having this problem. I'm playing two towns on both android and iOS- both are not showing handshakes- even visiting myself.
  • mpwarner
    2971 posts
    edited July 2014
    I've been hearing this is a problem :roll:
    Wouldn't say I've been visited any less- seeing as its just after a big event
  • smartburn
    4 posts
    edited July 2014
    I'm having the same issue in my game, hopped on here just to say that - it's as if it's still Stonecutters minus any indication that a neighbor has been there. Lately I've been getting one or two people a day, and I'm maxed out on friends.
  • God00001
    2 posts
    edited July 2014
    I have spoken with two EA techs on the phone since yesterday about the missing handshake symbols. The resolution of this problem has been escalated to a specialist who contacted me via email this afternoon. Last night I uninstalled/reinstalled TSTO, which did not fix the problem. EA understands it's a growing issue and are working to resolve it. Hopefully we have a fix soon.
  • andiecaputo
    1 posts
    edited July 2014
    My phone also notifies me that people have visited but I haven't had a handshake in days.
  • NMayo
    898 posts
    edited July 2014
    not gettin all of mine for sure! logging into my Game in the morning to only 6 or 9 handshakes, when having 100 friends... something is amiss..
  • erchin8
    265 posts
    edited July 2014
    I got a lot of notifications throughout the day, but only a few handshakes when I just checked. I feel like today is the worst it's been so far.
  • BlakeC02309
    96 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    I was kind of wondering if something was going on after the Stonecutter update was over.. I thought I noticed that I wasn't getting very many friend visits, but figured, hey, here in America, it was 4th of July weekend, so many people are probably busy.. Also, figured maybe people got too tapped out from the Stonecutter Event and they were taking a pause from TSTO.. Now seeing this, I'm starting to realize I must have this same problem.. Guess so.. I really came to the Bugs & Issues thread because I was curious if anyone has a pretty decent lag again like I do.. I'll keep looking!
  • smartburn
    4 posts
    edited July 2014
    I turned on notifications but it only told me crap I didn't care about such as tomacco finishing and whatnot, and nothing about visits. Yesterday it did come back to normal for a few hours, but this morning there's nothing.

    What the most frustrating part about this is that a building that shows up for me as untouched may or may not have been tapped by a neighbor, so I risk either tapping too much and not leaving anything for anyone, or tapping too little and not clearing "handshakes" that I can't see. If that's what's going on anyway...aaarrggh. :?
  • marcbjr2
    50 posts
    edited July 2014
    Same issue here as well. I haven't seen a handshake since the update. There was a thread posted about logging in your town via a second device, clearing your buildings and tasks, going to the "Other Springfield" and getting your 3 actions and then logging out. It's supposed to resynch your device to the game and the handshakes are supposed to appear. Well the only thing that did is give my friend all my notifications. :evil:
  • smartburn
    4 posts
    edited July 2014
    So, I'm still having this problem...it briefly returned to normal after the yard sale update but since those initial handshakes it's been the same pattern. I updated my ticket to EA, and I now have a sign in my town about it since I pretty much have to tap everything to know that there's stuff for others to tap. It's also keeping me from working on my town design, which leads to less playing, which leads to not playing much at all...for the first time yesterday I sent almost everyone on 24hr tasks and I rarely do that absent a quest. I know that handshakes aren't a game breaker, but it's really starting to affect my overall enjoyment of the game.
  • Kimskids04
    4 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    I've noticed that I'm having this issue too. I've had several notifications that neighbors have visited my town but when I load the game there aren't any handshakes or graffiti.
  • wyendn
    310 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    I still have this problem too. Thought it would be fixed by now. Staff is on holidays I guess.....
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