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Hi FeeJay neighbor!

I've been visiting you regularly and I see your handshakes in my town everyday. Thank you for being a great visitor!

What I noticed this weekend was a huge drop-off from people who are usually very, very faithful about visiting.
Saturday morning I had only a few visitors and that night was absolutely nothing! Never had that before!
Sunday - only five people stopped by.

Sometimes I'm getting notifications but then no handshakes...then handshakes but no notifications.

:x




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  • [Deleted User]
    0 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    This will probably jinx things but both me and my OH have been getting a lot more handshakes in the last couple of days. We have been trying a slightly different style of play and that may be the reason. I've been reluctant to post because handshakes do seem to go in cycles of feast or famine so this may be complete nonsense. So at the risk of looking completely stupid, this what we've been doing:

    We clear handshakes as the very last thing we do, even visiting Krustyland and coming back again first. We seem to pick up a few more handshakes when we do this although it may just be timing.
    We then clear the slow refresh buildings first and leave the Simpsons house, KEMs, brown houses, Flanders house and Krustyburgers to last.
    As soon as the last handshake is cleared we dash over to Krustyland once again to re-sync.
    When visiting friends, we force a sync every 5-10 towns by dropping in to our own town and back again.

    Were guessing that forcing syncs with the servers is key and timing can be critical on those quick refresh buildings. We've also noticed a lot of friends towns now only have the quick refresh buildings available to tap, much more than usual. No idea if this is connected but if we get a slow patch of receiving handshakes, a run through our own towns clearing our own quick refresh buildings seems to help to get handshakes moving again. Maybe they glitch and need a reset?

    Alternatively, the planet alignment has been briefly favouring our towns. Maybe we should start sharing our star signs...
  • kevfd
    377 posts
    edited August 2014
    tilycoclem wrote:
    Hi FeeJay neighbor!

    I've been visiting you regularly and I see your handshakes in my town everyday. Thank you for being a great visitor!

    What I noticed this weekend was a huge drop-off from people who are usually very, very faithful about visiting.
    Saturday morning I had only a few visitors and that night was absolutely nothing! Never had that before!
    Sunday - only five people stopped by.

    Sometimes I'm getting notifications but then no handshakes...then handshakes but no notifications.

    :x


    I been getting handshakes but on a lot of buildings where there is no handshakes, names pop-up when clicked on...
  • FeeJay1111
    235 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    Hello, my name's Feejay and I'm Capricorn! I'm afraid from now on I can only visit other Earth signs. Ha ha ha

    Just joking but that may as well be the way to get it to work.

    I was amazed this morning to have no handshakes at all. Even at the worst I always got a few. Recently the number of visitors has gone back up and it's the number of taps that's annoying.

    I have had just two visitors (3 taps each) since 06.30 am. Normally I'd have seen visits from about half my neighbours by now :roll:

    Oh well, suppose I should be grateful that I'm not one of the poor tappers who can't access their SF at all.
  • [Deleted User]
    0 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    FeeJay1111 wrote:
    Hello, my name's Feejay and I'm Capricorn! I'm afraid from now on I can only visit other Earth signs. Ha ha ha

    We may be onto something. I'm Virgo and get your handshakes regularly. Will now look for neighbours who are earth signs and also investigate the efficacy of sacrifices. I'll try chickens but if someone can try first borns that would be great.
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    This is soooooo frustrating.

    ONE visitor the other day (waves to JohnColombo).
    A WHOLE BUNCH of visitors yesterday. (Apologies. I don't remember the names. Town kept crashing.)
    NONE this morning.

    I'm hoping that anyone who IS visiting is doing so ONLY for donuts. I sure don't need the cash, and if I do NOT see your name I'm not putting any importance to it anyway.

    I feel terrible, but I've stopped visiting regularly. I visited on Saturday and Sunday, but not yesterday. And I think I skipped Friday. Don't recall.

    FIRST: Have no reason to believe anyone is GETTING my handshakes.
    SECOND: There's no Friendship Prize at the moment, so neighbors aren't missing much if I don't visit.
    THIRD: They can still visit my town if they want to, and hopefully get some donuts.
    FOURTH: Crashes constantly during visits.

    When I visit someone, I DO get my money. (With over $16 million in my "bank", who cares?) I ASSUME the same thing is happening to others.

    So, if an event DOES start, and the benefit is gained by visiting OTHER towns, then that would work. But if it's based on what we collect from people visiting US? Then I am TOTALLY ticked off!

    I may do visits today. I HATE THIS. I usually visit every day from my main town. (And during events, if it helps, I do visits from my feeders.)

    This is really aggravating. :evil: :evil:


    NOTE: I usually visit my town first thing when I get up in the morning (around 6AM), once in the mid-day and once before bed. Yesterday, I visited ONE TIME (after noon), and haven't visited yet today (It's after 10:00 AM).
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  • jae_bazz
    5730 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    I really hope they get this sorted before the next social event!

    Annette, I haven't seen you in my town in over a week. This morning, my town was completely empty. Not one single handshake.

    Oy vey. :roll:
  • FeeJay1111
    235 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    montmorencyj
    We may be onto something. I'm Virgo and get your handshakes regularly. Will now look for neighbours who are earth signs and also investigate the efficacy of sacrifices. I'll try chickens but if someone can try first borns that would be great.

    Ha ha ha. Forget sacrificing the chooks. I'll get my tarot cards out. Maybe they'll tell me when I'll get a reply from EA.

    I would think my overnight tappers put in the usual hard work visiting and for no result at all. Have done all my morning visits, hoping they get through.

    Bring back the cameras, I say. At least they worked and were fun.
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    jae_bazz wrote:
    I really hope they get this sorted before the next social event!

    Annette, I haven't seen you in my town in over a week. This morning, my town was completely empty. Not one single handshake.

    Oy vey. :roll:

    A WEEK? Good grief. (And when I say "Good grief" I mean "Well, crap." )

    Now, we have a downward spiral. If I'm not getting your handshakes and you're not getting my handshakes, then we'd be kinda foolish to keep doing rounds. (And when I say "kinda foolish" I mean "utter morons") ... but if we stop doing rounds, and other people do the same thing, then we won't see any handshakes because nobody is doing rounds, and we won't know whether we are getting zero handshakes because nobody is visiting or if we're getting zero handshakes because it's broken.

    My head hurts. I've decided that only an "utter moron" would go have three **** right now. And, of course, since people over in the conspiracy game thread are dropping like flies, and today is our Day of Silence, it's 100 times worse.

    ... rushing toward "That Room With The Coffee Maker In It" (aka "the kitchen") to get ****.
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  • steviebwell
    163 posts
    edited August 2014
    I know my handshakes have decreased significantly but I continue to visit my neighbors for the free donuts. Not sure if my neighbors are seeing my handshakes but if they are on here then they should know what's up.
  • wildminion
    552 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    I have only seen a very few handshakes since stone cutters ended......maybe three handshakes (from the same visitor) every 3to4 days.......maximum 9 handshakes a week.

    Assuming its a glitch, as per normal EA. Efficiency.
  • jae_bazz
    5730 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    jae_bazz wrote:
    I really hope they get this sorted before the next social event!

    Annette, I haven't seen you in my town in over a week. This morning, my town was completely empty. Not one single handshake.

    Oy vey. :roll:

    A WEEK? Good grief. (And when I say "Good grief" I mean "Well, crap." )

    Now, we have a downward spiral. If I'm not getting your handshakes and you're not getting my handshakes, then we'd be kinda foolish to keep doing rounds. (And when I say "kinda foolish" I mean "utter morons") ... but if we stop doing rounds, and other people do the same thing, then we won't see any handshakes because nobody is doing rounds, and we won't know whether we are getting zero handshakes because nobody is visiting or if we're getting zero handshakes because it's broken.

    My head hurts. I've decided that only an "utter moron" would go have three **** right now. And, of course, since people over in the conspiracy game thread are dropping like flies, and today is our Day of Silence, it's 100 times worse.

    ... rushing toward "That Room With The Coffee Maker In It" (aka "the kitchen") to get ****.

    This is madness. I have dropped from visiting almost every day to a few times a week because:
    A.) This stupid glitch
    B.) I didn't care about the $$ (although I'm now down to $275,000 because I just bought the zirconia....)
    C.) This damn conspiracy game is kind of consuming my life. Even on our day of silence. 8)
  • johncolombo
    11603 posts Senior Moderator
    edited August 2014
    This is soooooo frustrating.

    ONE visitor the other day (waves to JohnColombo).
    A WHOLE BUNCH of visitors yesterday. (Apologies. I don't remember the names. Town kept crashing.)
    NONE this morning.

    I'm hoping that anyone who IS visiting is doing so ONLY for donuts. I sure don't need the cash, and if I do NOT see your name I'm not putting any importance to it anyway.

    I feel terrible, but I've stopped visiting regularly. I visited on Saturday and Sunday, but not yesterday. And I think I skipped Friday. Don't recall.

    FIRST: Have no reason to believe anyone is GETTING my handshakes.
    SECOND: There's no Friendship Prize at the moment, so neighbors aren't missing much if I don't visit.
    THIRD: They can still visit my town if they want to, and hopefully get some donuts.
    FOURTH: Crashes constantly during visits.

    When I visit someone, I DO get my money. (With over $16 million in my "bank", who cares?) I ASSUME the same thing is happening to others.

    So, if an event DOES start, and the benefit is gained by visiting OTHER towns, then that would work. But if it's based on what we collect from people visiting US? Then I am TOTALLY ticked off!

    I may do visits today. I HATE THIS. I usually visit every day from my main town. (And during events, if it helps, I do visits from my feeders.)

    This is really aggravating. :evil: :evil:


    NOTE: I usually visit my town first thing when I get up in the morning (around 6AM), once in the mid-day and once before bed. Yesterday, I visited ONE TIME (after noon), and haven't visited yet today (It's after 10:00 AM).

    Hi Annettemarc! Thanks for the shoutout. I visited you and all my neighbors today as well. I very rarely skip a day but there are days I get too busy. Thanks for being such a faithful neighbor to me. Ps I think I did my rounds about 4:30pm east coast time
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  • patzmcm
    703 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    Hello... Sorry we have to be meeting like this...
    I visited after your questioned time - 7:25 Eastern Daylight time. I think that's 11:25 a.m. GMT?
  • maryclaire1
    6018 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    Hi Feejay! I have been visiting you every day and I have visits from you every day. Hope you get this squared away soon. You're a great neighbor!
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