Sorry in advance for venting but I wonder how many of you feel the same way
For the first time in years, I won?t be able to finish the main goal. Why? Because 80% of my neighbors don?t care about others? needs, only their own. They keep sending me 5-day goal parts - when it?s not food, right in the middle of a goal - when I specifically kindly ask not to on my wall and write what I need. I make a point to read all my neighbors?s walls and send what they need. For me that?s an important part of the game.
Obviously, I have long stopped asking them to read my wall and no longer accept their requests or return parts I don?t care about. I keep them onboard solely to visit them and get coins.
There are also those who keep asking, never ever once sending parts despite me sending them. I have one in particular who has been a neighbor for SEVEN years. I have repeatedly sent her parts, she has NEVER sent me anything, I can also see she has never answered my requests. For the past 5 years I decline all her requests. For some reason it amuses me to keep her onboard, I?ll delete her as a xmas present to me
Joking aside, I have noticed a rapid decline in courtesy in the game (in the last 3-4 years maybe). I used to have a big group of long-time friendly, efficient neighbors, they all left one after the other due to the new crazy format and added stress. We all used to finish goals way ahead of time and spent time decorating thus PAYING for gems, that was fair. Now, paying is not an option. Too many glitches, same typos for years, no support, too many parts too little time. Leaving is the only option.
I do understand they have to make money somehow and they did when they did it right. They engaged in a spiral when they changed the format. That?s their choice and so be it and we?re free to follow suit or leave. My post is not to discuss their ways (to each their own) but rather to understand how most of you long time players feel about the playing style from other players that actually slows us down rather than help us. Also trying to understand why they don?t read walls and act that way. Maybe there?s a simple explanation, I don?t have it.
In the meantime, enjoy the game?if you can