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  • Samaranth01
    2184 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    moarku wrote:
    1. Vandalizing gives you payouts for buildings that don't normally earn money, which is awesome for you.

    2. A tricky person can tap up to 6 buildings in a neighbor's SF rather than 3 by vandalizing (two regular buildings plus the 4 graffiti-able buildings), which is awesome for them and also you because of point #1.

    3. Building a bunch of training walls will prevent any amount of vandalizing from having any effect on your Righteousness rating, so it doesn't matter what they do.

    4. If you still don't want it you can always unfriend anyone doing it. With the "add me" thread, it's absurdly easy to get back up to 100 neighbors if you so desire.

    :thumbup: this

    I have one neighbor who's gotten very good at hitting most of mine. Doesn't bother me at all. He gets extra taps and I get the goodies from buildings I normally don't. :)
  • moxxee
    7697 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    moxxee wrote:
    moxxee wrote:
    moxxee wrote:
    I don't see what all this has to do with tacos.
    That's because it has nothing to do with taco's Moxxee, keep up :roll:
    Well it should. Everyone likes tacos.
    Yes but not everyone "Loves" taco's in the same way that you do my deviant friend :roll:

    I know. It's sad.

    By the way, did miss Yukon give you authorization to use the eye roll?

    No, are you going to tell on me like an 8 year old? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
    Ooohhhh. She's going to be mad! Yuuuuuuukon?!?!
  • roxypup
    313 posts
    edited June 2015
    I can't wait to try out that vandalism trick! Never knew about that before.
  • rosesgirlnz
    4078 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    moxxee wrote:
    moxxee wrote:
    moxxee wrote:
    moxxee wrote:
    I don't see what all this has to do with tacos.
    That's because it has nothing to do with taco's Moxxee, keep up :roll:
    Well it should. Everyone likes tacos.
    Yes but not everyone "Loves" taco's in the same way that you do my deviant friend :roll:

    I know. It's sad.

    By the way, did miss Yukon give you authorization to use the eye roll?

    No, are you going to tell on me like an 8 year old? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
    Ooohhhh. She's going to be mad! Yuuuuuuukon?!?!
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  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    wiedmannaj wrote:
    I don't know the exact amount for the brown house with and without a handshake, but I currently have a handshake on a Kwik-E-Mart, and conveniently on Moe's as well. Clearing Moe's gives me $20/2xp. The handshake Kwik-E-Mart gives me $26/3xp, while the regular gives $7/2xp (a difference of $19/1xp, roughly what I got from Moe's).

    This is what I mean about the multiplier affecting if the amount is exactly identical or not (I phrased that, how you say, inelegant.) The regular payout for a Kwik-E-Mart is $5/1xp, but with my multiplier of around 30% that makes it $6.5/1.3xp (and I guess it always rounds up?). The base payout for a friend visit is, math tells me, $15/1 xp. Alone, with a 30% payout is $20/2xp (Moe's), and when you add the base Kwik-E-Mart rent to it ($5/1xp+$15/1xp=$20/2xp) and with the 30% multiplier it's $26/3xp
    Well, I'll be dammed. Anyone know how long it's been like that? Because I checked regularly when I started playing to see if handshakes did anything. Never got more money, just the timer reset.
  • rosesgirlnz
    4078 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    roxypup wrote:
    I can't wait to try out that vandalism trick! Never knew about that before.

    Me either neighbor, but I tried it out today and it works :shock: :thumbup:
  • moxxee
    7697 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    roxypup wrote:
    I can't wait to try out that vandalism trick! Never knew about that before.

    Me either neighbor, but I tried it out today and it works :shock: :thumbup:
    Rose vandalized me good today.
  • rosesgirlnz
    4078 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    moxxee wrote:
    roxypup wrote:
    I can't wait to try out that vandalism trick! Never knew about that before.

    Me either neighbor, but I tried it out today and it works :shock: :thumbup:
    Rose vandalized me good today.
    I intend to vandalize you again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day Moxxee.....
    You know you like it :twisted:
  • johncolombo
    11570 posts Senior Moderator
    edited June 2015
    moxxee wrote:
    roxypup wrote:
    I can't wait to try out that vandalism trick! Never knew about that before.

    Me either neighbor, but I tried it out today and it works :shock: :thumbup:
    Rose vandalized me good today.
    I intend to vandalize you again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day Moxxee.....
    You know you like it :twisted:

    vandalize me too please!
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  • rosesgirlnz
    4078 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    moxxee wrote:
    roxypup wrote:
    I can't wait to try out that vandalism trick! Never knew about that before.

    Me either neighbor, but I tried it out today and it works :shock: :thumbup:
    Rose vandalized me good today.
    I intend to vandalize you again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day Moxxee.....
    You know you like it :twisted:

    vandalize me too please!

    Consider it done :thumbup:
  • dtj507
    98 posts Member
    edited June 2015
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    i have the urge to go out and vandalise every 4x4 after seeing this! So funny!

    Vandalise away in my town, just nice to see neighbours taking the time to visit me! :D
  • moxxee
    7697 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    moxxee wrote:
    roxypup wrote:
    I can't wait to try out that vandalism trick! Never knew about that before.

    Me either neighbor, but I tried it out today and it works :shock: :thumbup:
    Rose vandalized me good today.
    I intend to vandalize you again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day Moxxee.....
    You know you like it :twisted:

    vandalize me too please!

    Consider it done :thumbup:

    Whoa! I can't believe you vandalized John!

    :twisted:

    #maybejustateenybitjealous
  • rosesgirlnz
    4078 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    moxxee wrote:
    moxxee wrote:
    roxypup wrote:
    I can't wait to try out that vandalism trick! Never knew about that before.

    Me either neighbor, but I tried it out today and it works :shock: :thumbup:
    Rose vandalized me good today.
    I intend to vandalize you again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day Moxxee.....
    You know you like it :twisted:

    vandalize me too please!

    Consider it done :thumbup:

    Whoa! I can't believe you vandalized John!

    :twisted:

    #maybejustateenybitjealous

    My work here is done :twisted:
  • 22steelpaw
    238 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    patzmcm wrote:
    You don't even have to hide the training walls - with a little camo they (mostly) look like tall walls.

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    Ooh, that's pretty nice. I'm gonna copy that idea! I've got all my training walls hidden behind buildings, but why should they be hidden when they can be used like this.
  • Kkirwan1970
    24 posts
    edited June 2015
    I thought this as a joke at first. Vandalizing neighbors is part of the game, it's fun and I love it when I do it and when others do it to me. I'm really surprised others take the game so seriously that they would rant about it.
  • zutroy69
    456 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    Not sure if this is an impasse or kumbaya moment. Maybe both.


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  • MrPMPisBeefy
    170 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    wiedmannaj wrote:
    I don't know the exact amount for the brown house with and without a handshake, but I currently have a handshake on a Kwik-E-Mart, and conveniently on Moe's as well. Clearing Moe's gives me $20/2xp. The handshake Kwik-E-Mart gives me $26/3xp, while the regular gives $7/2xp (a difference of $19/1xp, roughly what I got from Moe's).

    This is what I mean about the multiplier affecting if the amount is exactly identical or not (I phrased that, how you say, inelegant.) The regular payout for a Kwik-E-Mart is $5/1xp, but with my multiplier of around 30% that makes it $6.5/1.3xp (and I guess it always rounds up?). The base payout for a friend visit is, math tells me, $15/1 xp. Alone, with a 30% payout is $20/2xp (Moe's), and when you add the base Kwik-E-Mart rent to it ($5/1xp+$15/1xp=$20/2xp) and with the 30% multiplier it's $26/3xp
    Well, I'll be dammed. Anyone know how long it's been like that? Because I checked regularly when I started playing to see if handshakes did anything. Never got more money, just the timer reset.

    So with all this being said, what's the final verdict? Is vandalizing hurting or helping a player? Does it matter the level they are at? I try to help my neighbors as much as I can. I often vandalize and since finding out the trick to do more, I use that as often as I can. I have always seen the vandalizing as being helpful since the neighbor gets money from a building it would 't normally.
  • marcjas458
    192 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    Sigh being morally justified is tricky and this is perhaps the most accurate of tsto's meter....look a dictionary joke...*snort* (õ.õ)

    IMHO

    So...in etiquette I kinda posted (because I am pompous enough to think myself a tsto Emily Post...oh wait, I was being righteous *snort*...too soon?)

    High levels should avoid vandalizing lower levels. But vandalize a vandalizer. (Should I update that)

    It is my understanding that it's a point system. Each thing (penitentiary, police station, swat van, training walls) is, like, 10 points each...not enough...but being righteousness it's super cheap and ambiguous...*snort*
    Vandalizing drops you 5 points per and cleaning (within an hour, right?) won't give it all back (moral superiority being what it is...see what I did there *snort*)
    And sideshow bob points is even more elusive now...

    So...anyone under level 30(?) that can't buy a ton of training walls won't keep righteousness up with vandalizing
    However those under level 20(?) who are busting to building revenue need the vandalizing to generate income to level up.
    So again...it's player preference and playing style...
    Seeking like minded players is key to harmony

    Are conform-o-meter problems, like, so level 40?

    Now wiedmannaj...correct everything I just said quick so I can edit and look cool (°!°)
  • zutroy69
    456 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    I agree with the "tap whatever you like philosophy."

    Unless the OP selected friends only from Graffiti Free pledge thread, there is absolutely no way for their neighbors to know what your position is on slinging paint.

    If you see the graffiti buildings clustered together, as they are in my town, then the player is aware of the glitch and making it easier for you to play it. In that case tap away.

    Training walls seem a relatively simple solution for those with objection to level drops. For the Better Homes and Gardens set, dump the offenders and find those of like mind.
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  • HappyGamer73
    2406 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    wiedmannaj wrote:
    I don't know the exact amount for the brown house with and without a handshake, but I currently have a handshake on a Kwik-E-Mart, and conveniently on Moe's as well. Clearing Moe's gives me $20/2xp. The handshake Kwik-E-Mart gives me $26/3xp, while the regular gives $7/2xp (a difference of $19/1xp, roughly what I got from Moe's).

    This is what I mean about the multiplier affecting if the amount is exactly identical or not (I phrased that, how you say, inelegant.) The regular payout for a Kwik-E-Mart is $5/1xp, but with my multiplier of around 30% that makes it $6.5/1.3xp (and I guess it always rounds up?). The base payout for a friend visit is, math tells me, $15/1 xp. Alone, with a 30% payout is $20/2xp (Moe's), and when you add the base Kwik-E-Mart rent to it ($5/1xp+$15/1xp=$20/2xp) and with the 30% multiplier it's $26/3xp
    Well, I'll be dammed. Anyone know how long it's been like that? Because I checked regularly when I started playing to see if handshakes did anything. Never got more money, just the timer reset.

    Just verified that there is a bonus payout from the handshakes - seems to be $25 for me, with a 61.25% multiplier. Haven't had graffiti in the last few hours (come on people, Graffiti Me! :D ) , so I can't say for sure what the payout is there. Certainly it wasn't like this when I first started. I remember checking and seeing that there was no extra payout for a handshake, just the regular payout and timer reset. Changes the dynamic a little, I guess, but I still like graffiti! :twisted:
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