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Neighbor visit hoarding?

Only thing I'm doing to prepare is having 5 felons at 1 heart each. 3 down?, 1 1/2 to go.

I do all neighbors at 8am regardless of event or day. Haven't had FP's for over a month.

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  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I've found visits a little clumbersome this event, finding it difficult to get to even half my neighbors every day. So yeah, there will probably be several ready for me to tap in a day or so. (Sorry, neighbors :oops: )
  • chris6271
    4012 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I'll visit my neighbors tonight, because I help them to get the last prize.
  • theslayer369
    2009 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    efin98 wrote:
    It's just over 26 and a half hours until Issue 2 starts, anyone going to hoard their neighbor visits if they are not likely to make the next bonus?

    Sorry for being stupid, but what do you mean by hoarding neighbour visits, I tap every morning regardless of events or not. so Whats the difference?
  • mitchiemoo202
    35 posts
    edited February 2015
    I think I will hold off visiting till phase two starts.
  • danutas
    77 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    efin98 wrote:
    It's just over 26 and a half hours until Issue 2 starts, anyone going to hoard their neighbor visits if they are not likely to make the next bonus?

    Sorry for being stupid, but what do you mean by hoarding neighbour visits, I tap every morning regardless of events or not. so Whats the difference?


    I do too. You don't just visit for benefits to yourself but to help your neighbours too. Even when. No longer get the carbon rods for tapping felons I still continue to help my neighbours.

    Georigin and I both have room for more friends that play regularly. Not too worried about level as long as you play every or nearly every day.
  • roshigoth1
    1601 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I don't know about "hoarding," but seeing as how my time creep has pushed my neighbor tapping to late-night, I might skip tonight and hold off until I get home from work tomorrow. Now is as good a time as any.
  • Pinpal00
    996 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    A few people have reported being able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of issue one. (And a couple of my neighbors clearly visited twice the first day.) I was able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of each of the Halloween 2014 phases, but I was unprepared for this event.

    I won't pretend to know how it works, but here's what I'm doing: neighbor visits in a few hours; tomorrow, as soon as I can after the update hits, I'll try to do neighbor visits; when my neighbor visits are scheduled to hit a few hours later, I'll see if I can do a second round. (The idea is the update resets the clock which is reset again when visits are ordinarily scheduled.)

    That's how it worked for me during Halloween, but I have no idea if it'll work for this event. Perhaps people who were able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of issue one can let us know what they did the day before the update hit.
  • theslayer369
    2009 posts Member
    edited February 2015

    A few people have reported being able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of issue one. (And a couple of my neighbors clearly visited twice the first day.) I was able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of each of the Halloween 2014 phases, but I was unprepared for this event.

    I won't pretend to know how it works, but here's what I'm doing: neighbor visits in a few hours; tomorrow, as soon as I can after the update hits, I'll try to do neighbor visits; when my neighbor visits are scheduled to hit a few hours later, I'll see if I can do a second round. (The idea is the update resets the clock which is reset again when visits are ordinarily scheduled.)

    That's how it worked for me during Halloween, but I have no idea if it'll work for this event. Perhaps people who were able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of issue one can let us know what they did the day before the update hit.

    Thanks for the explanation, I do my tapping 6.30 ish am. I don't want to change my time, but I will have a check. :D
  • spidersmakegravy
    726 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    Pinpal00 wrote:
    A few people have reported being able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of issue one. (And a couple of my neighbors clearly visited twice the first day.) I was able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of each of the Halloween 2014 phases, but I was unprepared for this event.

    I won't pretend to know how it works, but here's what I'm doing: neighbor visits in a few hours; tomorrow, as soon as I can after the update hits, I'll try to do neighbor visits; when my neighbor visits are scheduled to hit a few hours later, I'll see if I can do a second round. (The idea is the update resets the clock which is reset again when visits are ordinarily scheduled.)

    That's how it worked for me during Halloween, but I have no idea if it'll work for this event. Perhaps people who were able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of issue one can let us know what they did the day before the update hit.

    I visited neighbours twice in issue one, and it confused the hell out of me! So sorry if this doesn't make sense.....

    My usual round of neighbour visits was scheduled for approx 9.30am. I had to get up early that morning (about 5.30) and on clearing my town, was prompted to do the "tap 3 criminals and report 3 crimes in neighbouring towns" task. So, off I went. From recollection, I tapped 3 +3 in other Springfield, but could only tap buildings in my proper neighbours. A few of these timers then reset to 24 hours and I presume these were people who were yet to get the update? Most towns reset the timer to approx 4 hours ie. The time my normal visits would have been due.

    At 9.30 I was then able to do another round (buildings plus crims this time), apart from the towns where the timer had reset to 24 hours of course.

    Hope this makes sense and is helpful in people deciding what to do. I shall be adopting my usual strategy of bumbling along as usual and have no intention of adjusting anything, as I think my brain might explode in the process of working it out :lol: I have however hoarded some felons with one heart, which I think should be useful - thanks for that tip.

    EDIT: for clarity - one day I may get the hang of this.....
  • theslayer369
    2009 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I have done that - hoarding Felons, but I've done it on two hearts as someone suggested on another thread. :D
  • henpot7514
    6009 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I have visited neighbours who are yet to reach 18,500 I will visit the rest when issue 2 starts
  • spidersmakegravy
    726 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I have done that - hoarding Felons, but I've done it on two hearts as someone suggested on another thread. :D

    Oh, I must have missed that discussion. Any particular reason for the two hearts other than the extra currency? Don't tell me there's a glaring obvious reason which, of course, has whizzed straight over my head yet again!
  • barryriddl474
    4814 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I've gotten the donuts thrice so far, and will probably get another chance before issue 2 starts (EA is being quite generous with this event). I'll most likely be visiting neighbors today who still haven't hit 18500 for Clownface.
  • amazonprimechic
    1261 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I don't see a need for any type of hoarding with this event. It has been so easy to earn CRs.

    I visit everyday and hope my neighbors will do the same. I'll earn more from them visiting me than I will earn visiting them.
  • brickevand408
    1822 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    Just did my round visits to neighbors under 18500 (just to help them, hope they make it) :P
    Hoarding 4 criminals with 1 heart left
  • barszap785
    454 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    Pinpal00 wrote:
    A few people have reported being able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of issue one. (And a couple of my neighbors clearly visited twice the first day.) I was able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of each of the Halloween 2014 phases, but I was unprepared for this event.

    I won't pretend to know how it works, but here's what I'm doing: neighbor visits in a few hours; tomorrow, as soon as I can after the update hits, I'll try to do neighbor visits; when my neighbor visits are scheduled to hit a few hours later, I'll see if I can do a second round. (The idea is the update resets the clock which is reset again when visits are ordinarily scheduled.)

    That's how it worked for me during Halloween, but I have no idea if it'll work for this event. Perhaps people who were able to do neighbor visits twice on the first day of issue one can let us know what they did the day before the update hit.

    I was able to visit twice on the first day of this event and I'm pretty sure I understand why. Time creep had put my scheduled neighbor visits at about 7pm on the day the event hit. When I was prompted to visit neighbors and report crimes I went to see if I could do anything. Since I wasn't due to visit neighbors for several more hours I wasn't able to tap criminals (it had registered my visits from the day before as having already tapped them all) but since tapping the phones was something new none of them had been counted yet and I was able to tap three phones in each town. When I did the counter showed up and had about 7 1/2 hours on it. The correct amount of time until my regularly scheduled neighbor visits. Since we have six things we can tap in each town and I had only tapped on three the day before it counted it similar to if I had gone and only tapped one house on a normal day and then came back with a few hours left and tapped everything else I could.

    The only thing that reset weird was Other Springfield which totally reset and let me tap all six. So I think that was a little glitch but the rest made sense.
  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I can see the greed angle but why continue to accumulate more old currency after your last bonus is earned when you don't have to especially now that it has been claimed that if you haven't earned the Issue 1 prizes you won't be able to earn any more rods? As much as my 12 rods might help it won't put a lot of neighbors over the top...
  • MuleHeadJoe
    176 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    Sorry for being stupid, but what do you mean by hoarding neighbour visits, I tap every morning regardless of events or not. so Whats the difference?

    You're not stupid, grasshopper, just inexperienced in the ways of Tap ****. ;-)

    What they're talkin about here is that since it is so close to the start of Issue 2, instead of tapping open neighbors now, they wait until Issue 2 starts so that when they tap their neighbors all the rewards will be in the Issue 2 currency (Pie Bombs rather than Issue 1 currency, Carbon Rods). This is because they've already gotten all 3 Carbon Rod -based prizes from Issue 1 and don't really need to collect CR any more. And by waiting until the start of I2 to tap neighbors, they get to start off this portion of the event with a bounty of I2 currency to get them to their prizes that much faster than if they had to wait an additional 24 hours before tapping neighbors.

    The same logic is applicable to the issue of "hoarding felons" ... they simply mean don't kill felons while still in Issue 1 because they don't need carbon rods. Wait until I2 starts so that killing felons will reward them with Pie Bombs.

    Good Luck!
  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    edited February 2015
    I got my final bonus a lot earlier than expect so I stopped tapping six hours ago.

    Right off the bat when Issue 2 starts I have a full town of criminals, a convict ready to be released, one already done fighting just waiting to be cleared, and Homer on a currency earning task plus my neighbor visits. It wasn't hoarding I just fell asleep and didn't see the point in clearing the town yet.
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