I have lots of friends and most of them just come and send buses, collect those hearts and coins and move on to next in their list. That is how you help yourself, not me. So, to help each other, i decided to make this message for all my CityVille friends. For those that already do what I'll write bellow, I truly THANK YOU!
And for any... grammar/writting mistakes I may do, sorry, but english i learned from internet chatting, is not my native language.
As you know, each time you make something on the friend's village, you receive hearts and coins/goods. They are in the same amount no matter what you do on the village: 25 coins and/or 15 goods, for each visit-energy. So, don't you think that is better to make something that we'll truly help the other one too, not only yourself? I think is better to consider this. For all those buses, you need goods and without someone helping make more goods, those buses are useless and not really helpful. I understand when you need to send them cause is a game mission, but in other cases... why buses?!
Because of the mission ANIMLA FARM, I have to complete the wheat collection. For that I planted wheat for days now and that slows my goods production a lot. If you just drop some tourist from buses, you aren't helping me at all. I haven't goods for those businesses so all is for nothing. It just give me an headache.
What I need in my city is to:
- revive/water/harvest my crops. (especially to those that takes longer to grow, like peas, wheat, pumpinks or corn)
- salvage/guide/empty my boats (guide especially those that last longer to arrive like Dubai and empty those that are closer like New York, for them to not vanish)
- build levels to unfinished buildings (it takes too long to a level to build and the bonus bar is gone until it is buid)
What i do NOT need is to:
- send buses
- collect houses/community buildings
Gifts, requests and wishlist
When someone is sending you a +3 energy, when you return the gift, the game only send +1 energy which is not really fair. You can pass around that and do not send return gift, but go to "free gifts" and choose a +3 energy and send back to the gifter.
There are friends that make requests like "Present" or "Endorsement" and the game gives the sender coins and not those items as reward (another unfair thing). To help your friends, you should take less "bonuses" that the game give (only a limited number of coins & XP & goods you can take per day) and help them by sending those items. You receive your most-wanted coins, but in the meantime you hep others as well.
When you look at your friends wishlist and see he needs "Permits", you think for yourself: "I cant send him that, I need those too". You do not have to send from your inventory. You can send them using "Free Gifts" options. This way, they (should) send one back and both of you receive one.
Maybe I do not know to play well this game, but I would like to enjoy more if I got more help from my friends. Thank you.