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Really hard to select things and move it around?

Is it just me or does anyone else have a hard time selecting their items? For example, I will try to pick up a house or so, and it'll take me 5 tries or so because it ends up selecting the fence, the tree, the road and whatever else instead. No matter how accurate I try to press it, no matter how much I zoom it, everything is so inaccurate. It select items that's not even anywhere close to where my finger touched. No, I don't have sausage fingers or anything like that, if anything, my fingers are pretty tiny. This makes rearranging my town such a pain. I don't have this trouble when I am in regular mode, only in edit mode. Anyone have this problem?

Btw, my ID is jennifer2k89695 feel free to add me

Zooming in helps a bit but thats just the way it is I'm afraid. I think it cycles through the nearby items so always tap the same place you tapped even if it selects the wrong item first time.


  • alex4albert
    23 posts
    edited February 2013
    Yep. Spent a LOT of time trying to select a tiny patch of flowers and getting every other nearby item instead, but I can be so involved in playing the game that I don't even notice how much time it is wasting!
  • KrustyBrand
    15340 posts Member
    edited February 2013
    This is a sometimes frustrating aspect of the game that has received a few comments in the past. The game is actually trying to "help" you by guessing what item you are tapping. For example, if one taps Object X, moves it, and then immediately thereafter decides to move it again, the game's logic assumes that the user *really* wants to move an item that is adjacent to Object X.
  • Jennifer2k89A
    3 posts
    edited February 2013
    Ah I see, I'm glad it's not something only I'm experiencing. I hope they fix this soon because its not helpful AT ALL.
  • adruralo
    3292 posts Member
    edited February 2013
    This thread maybe of interest to you.

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  • st33lcas3
    256 posts Member
    edited February 2013
    Tap detection sucks in this game. I play on an iPod and it's almost impossible to move a single square decoration. It's one of the things I really wish EA would fix.
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