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I think you might as well drop everything you have. Sadly it's a lot harder to coordinate without an easy message system. It's a nice thought to share, but I think you'll find it difficult to coordinate with the other friends and their friends.

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  • lea_dragon3
    137 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I only leave 3 or 4. Trying to spread the love lol.
  • forgottenl33
    74 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I leave 2-3 because I find it annoying when I want to drop only to find the town full. By dropping 2 others can now drop.
  • ForumNerds
    2465 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    LOL. Excellent point, @janis. (And I'm not just saying that because I keep flooding your town with blobs.) ;)

    It's kind of a catch-22 ... I have such trouble finding ANY town that can accept blobs, that when I DO get to one, I dump as much as they can take, so that my other neighbors don't see on their neighbor screen that I'm sitting on top of 300 blobs, and wonder why I don't get off my rear and share.

    I check several times a day to see which neighbors are below the calendar target, and see if they have room for any blobs. If they do, I drop as many as they can take. I don't know how many neighbors they have, and figure maybe they need the help. (And hope they're not sound asleep, because the blobs evaporate after 4 hours, and I don't know where on the planet the player is, so maybe they're in Europe and it's 3AM and they'll never even know I was there.) Then I go to towns who are ahead of the target, and see what I can find.

    But I STILL have too many to drop ... so if I see a notification popup that someone has "assisted" me, I go to their town right away and drop a bunch, hoping they're still in their town to clean up and we both get maximum benefit.

    But dropping a low number DOES sound like a great plan. I'd never thought of it that way. Maybe three or four? And then when people see that I have 746 blobs ...
  • pichu2727
    354 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I only have a few neighbors, so drop blobs every time I can! I was off work so have been bombarding. I thought I was helping. :oops: :lol:
    Should I not flood them? I like to be a good neighbor. :oops:
    Please PM first.
  • Raven_Darkstorm
    418 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    It really all depends on how many friends each of your friends have and how often that friend checks in on their town. I check in every couple hours and I'm tapping 10 formless horrors every time.
  • meinaz
    5440 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    pichu2727 wrote:
    I only have a few neighbors, so drop blobs every time I can! I was off work so have been bombarding. I thought I was helping. :oops: :lol:
    Should I not flood them? I like to be a good neighbor. :oops:

    You are helping them and I would say continue. It does hurt their other neighbors since they can drop blobs, but this really can't be helped. When I do my rounds, I generally drop off only a few so I can give to all my neighbors. During the day, I give out maximum based on who dropped off in my town assuming that they will clear them out right away.
  • janis810
    196 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    Thank you, these are all things I wanted to hear. I have time, so usually unload all my blobs, but okay, I'm getting I might be kinder to drop them 2 at a time. Thanks, everyone.
  • SquirrelLadd
    1668 posts
    edited October 2015
    pichu2727 wrote:
    I only have a few neighbors, so drop blobs every time I can! I was off work so have been bombarding. I thought I was helping. :oops: :lol:
    Should I not flood them? I like to be a good neighbor. :oops:


    As one of your neighbors I appreciate all the blobs you drop :D

    I drop 10 in a town if I can......lots of my neighbours are full so I unload where I can.

    I think everyone seems to be doing well in this event, so I wouldnt worry to much about how many and how often you dump blobs.
  • pichu2727
    354 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    Thanks, Squirrel, I will continue to send! :lol:
    I have been on a lot lately, so have had plenty to drop. And been clearing. :D
    Please PM first.
  • janis810
    196 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    ForumNerds wrote:
    LOL. Excellent point, @janis. (And I'm not just saying that because I keep flooding your town with blobs.) ;)

    It's kind of a catch-22 ... I have such trouble finding ANY town that can accept blobs, that when I DO get to one, I dump as much as they can take, so that my other neighbors don't see on their neighbor screen that I'm sitting on top of 300 blobs, and wonder why I don't get off my rear and share.

    I check several times a day to see which neighbors are below the calendar target, and see if they have room for any blobs. If they do, I drop as many as they can take. I don't know how many neighbors they have, and figure maybe they need the help. (And hope they're not sound asleep, because the blobs evaporate after 4 hours, and I don't know where on the planet the player is, so maybe they're in Europe and it's 3AM and they'll never even know I was there.) Then I go to towns who are ahead of the target, and see what I can find.

    But I STILL have too many to drop ... so if I see a notification popup that someone has "assisted" me, I go to their town right away and drop a bunch, hoping they're still in their town to clean up and we both get maximum benefit.


    I have to tell you, Annette, that my husband is so clueless about this game. He thought when it said, "10" in the right upper corner it meant that's how much he had. You, being an "A" neighbor was one of his first, and he gave you ten of his 24. I told him you would think he was flirting with you, which bothered him all day. LOL!!!

    But, well, yes, I do think maybe some etiquette should be established. I love certain neighbors, and want to give them 8 - 10 blobs, but...am I loving them to death? My neighbors reading this, maybe I'm going to pull back a little, okay?
    But dropping a low number DOES sound like a great plan. I'd never thought of it that way. Maybe three or four? And then when people see that I have 746 blobs ...
  • janis810
    196 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    How did I end up in the quote I was quoting?
  • ForumNerds
    2465 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    janis810 wrote:
    How did I end up in the quote I was quoting?

    Unsettling, isn't it? LOL. You probably clicked in the middle of my post instead of after the final closing endtag thingamajig, and it just inserted what you wrote. (It certainly had me stumped for a moment.)

    Tell your husband I said thank you, and that I'm in no need of any blobs at all, so he should spread them to people who might need them more, and if he has leftover, send me one. :)
  • Thomasx35
    29 posts
    edited October 2015
    I normally drop 1 or 2 in each town, especially if the person looks behind. That said, I have found a few people (quite by accident) that are usually on around the same time as me. For those people, I drop the full 10 knowing that they'll be on in the next couple of minutes to clear them out. If they're fast enough, I'll even send another round or 2. I get the full benefit, and I don't flood their towns for a long period of time
  • wadebear
    3381 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    All my friends must love me (or have figured out I have OCD) because I get Terror bombed all day long. And since I can't resist tapping them out (especially when they're sitting in one spot jiggling...) the next visitor drops 10 more. And to make things worse my game freezes and stutters for 2 to 4 seconds every time I hit one (slow satellite internet).

    After my first round of dropping FTs I've just been dropping one or two in each town as I can - unless I know them or want to show my appreciation for removing all their streets except for a confined area so I can find Nightmares to tap. (Hint, hint)
  • 4junk3000
    5259 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    janis810 wrote:
    Today after visiting 80 neighbors, I was only able to drop blobs in 38 towns. The rest were full. The other neighbors don't know I tried to drop blobs, unless I visit again, and we all know how long that takes. So, I'm wondering, is there an etiquette to visiting? Should we not fill the quota, leaving nothing for others? Maybe it's better to leave one or two blobs, so others can also say, "Hey! I've been here!" than to fill the quota up to ten. I want to say to my neighbors, "Hey I like you - here are ten blobs!" but would it be wiser to be less exuberant and only leave 2, so the neighbors following can also express their neighborliness? Thoughts, anyone?

    My thought is that you are over thinking it.

    This is a game, so you just have fun and play how you feel comfortable. You don't make yourself uncomfortable trying to guess what's convenient for dozens of random people.

    Leave what you can, move on. I visit my neighbors multiple times per day, depending on the feedback I'm getting from their participation notifications. A few of my friends must live logged in 24-7, so they drop FTs on me a lot, and i respond asap for the max benefit to each of us.

    So sometimes i leave 0-1, and sometimes i leave 10. No stress either way.

    Keep calm and tap on!

    "You're the most negative person I've ever seen on here. Constantly."
  • sevenof79
    9 posts
    edited October 2015
    I'm finding it hard as well. You can add me @ sevenof79
  • adidas4fun68
    939 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    sevenof79 wrote:
    I'm finding it hard as well. You can add me @ sevenof79
    i tried to add you but couldn't make sense of the maths. What is sevenof79?
  • ncrosebud
    14 posts
    edited October 2015
    I like the idea, but for me, I run into so many who are full. When I get one that has slots, I fill them. My game is so laggy and it takes so long for towns to load that I dump as many as I can where I can. Are you having trouble dropping my town? I am only able to get on a few times a day and I have 10 running around every time.
  • MChave13
    15 posts
    edited October 2015
    My game has been crashing on neighbor visits so I have about 270 blobs to drop. If I'm lucky enough to visit a friend I drop ten blobs because well, I may not get to visit them again for a few days.
  • ndeeka
    440 posts
    edited October 2015
    It took me a few days to figure out, what I think would be the best method in distributing Formless Terrors (FT) to assist my 40-50 neighbors (and myself of course :P ).

    The last couple of days I start the day with approx. 60-70 terrors, but some days I might have accumulated a bit more (100-ish)
    Here is what I do with them:
      [li]During the daily visits, I will dump 1 or 2 FT per neighbor, depending on the amount I have when I start. If I get a FT from that neighbor during visiting his/her town I will spent that FT back into that town as well.[/li] [li]There are always neighbors in which towns I cannot release FT, because they're full. We all have that and for me it hovers around 10%. Those FT that I cannot spent for that neighbor will remain part of my stock. If I get a FT from that neighbor in their town this also becomes also part of my stock.[/li] [li]At the end of the rounds I end up with less (but not zero) FT, lets say around 30.[/li] [li]Those 30 FT will be used by me for neighbors who release FT in my town. Typically I return 5 as a minimum with 2 sidenotes: a) if their town is full, I will try to remember to return the favor at a later time, but this is no guarantee. b) if they only have room for less then 5, I will fill their town up untill it's full and what remains stays in my stock.[/li] [li]I will release 10 FT in a neighbors town, if I: a) get an in-game message telling me neighborX has released FT in my town or, b) get a notification (while not playing) and I'm able to logon at that moment... ... to immediately return the favor. Most of the time they are still online, their town is free of FT and I can release 10 of them which they can then collect[/li] [li]For some of neighbors I know in which timezone they live, because they play when I'm
    sleephappy.gif. For them I will release 5-10 FT in their town when I start yawnee.gif and go to bed.[/li]

    In the meantime I will collect FT from my own town adding to my stock during normal play. Because I'm on vacation, I can collect almost every nightmare the game generates and also keep the kids busy for most of the time and have them tell 5 stories in 24 hours.



    So that's it and now I going to visit the neighbors. :)

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