Archive for Social Functions – Neighbours and giving Gifts
To let the neighbours know which gifts are needed many have included that information either in their Game Center Nicknames or spelt it out in their village with stones or flowers. Read More→
The new hut customization options allow players to coordinate each mushroom in a shade the compliments the vivid yellow flowers. Players can re-arrange their pots by tapping the hammer icon on the right lower side of the screen and entering the build menu area. Tap on the left move icon and then tap on item you wish to relocate.
Players can also use the flower pots to spell out messages to friends. Some players practice this technique with purchased mushrooms or flowers but all those small items can quickly add up. Taking advantage of these free floral gifts is a great way to not only save coins but let friends know you’re thinking of them. Strategically place pots to form letters that read as a simple thank you, hello, or anything else that you’d might want to say. Players can be as creative as they want. It is your village. There’s dozens of different spots where your repeated gifts can make a home for themselves. Whether it’s next to a hut, complimenting Timber Smurf’s Mill, along the shoreline, or accenting a magnificent garden flower pots can be a welcomed addition to any village.
If you have added neighbours to your village (either via Facebook or Game Center), you can give a gift to each of them every 24 hours and there is a variety of gifts available, all with different values and benefits. The following list should help you to find the perfect gift for your neighbours. Some gifts give a lot of XP, some Coins and some of them are permanent while others, like cakes or potions, are temporary because the Smurfs eat them.
A gift should always be placed in the village after opening the present box, because only then the XP/Coins are given. Once a gift has been placed it can safely be deleted again, the XP/Coins will not be taken away. (For example if you receive a lot of potted plants, you can just keep (or store) as many as you need and delete the others after placing them).
Another update of the game (version 1.1.3) added a new indicator, so it will be easier to see who of your friends have not gotten a gift within the last 24 hours. In the neighbours map, there is now a little gift/present box sign next to the village banner of the neighbour. If the gift box is there, you are able to give that friend a gift, if it is not there, you already gave that neighbour a gift and will have to wait a while before you can gift again.
WARNING! In version 220.127.116.11 the orange, yellow and green gift potions have disappeared due to a bug in the update, for more information please click here .
Sometimes it can happen that either your Facebook or your GameCenter or both friends do not appear in the neighbour map.
The first thing to do then is to check if your Internet connection is working correctly, if it is, close and open the Smurfs App or log out and then in again into the affected service (i.e. GameCenter or Facebook). This should help most of the time and the friends should reappear.
Some users have also reported that if you try to connect to Facebook via your phone number instead of your email address the friends do not show up, but when they log into Facebook with the email address everything is fine, so please make sure you are logging in with your email.
If it does not help it can also be a server issue, for example if the developers of the game are doing maintenance. In that case just wait a couple of hours or a day and then the neighbours automatically reappear.
For Android Users: It has been reported that only the first 20 Facebook Friends (sorted by Facebook ID) are checked by that game as neighbours. If they do not play Smurf’s Village, than they do not show up. Beeline has been informed about this issue and should be able to fix it with one of the coming updates.
Important: Your friends are never lost, as long as they have not been unfriended in GameCenter or Facebook. As long as they are your friends in those services, they will eventually reappear and are not deleted.
All of your friends on Facebook and GameCenter who are playing Smurfs village Game appear as your neighbours if you are logged into those services and have connected their village to it.
Adding friends using Facebook
Adding friends using GameCenter
GameCenter is not available on all iDevices (Apple’s mobile devices). To run GameCenter, your device must have at least the software version 4.0 (iOS 4.0) and be either an iPod touch 2nd generation or higher, an iPhone 3Gs or higher or an iPad. For more information on GameCenter, see Apples page here: http://www.apple.com/game-center/.
If you cannot find the GameCenter icon, just search for Game Center on your device by swiping from the first page to the Home Screen to the right and type GameCenter into the search window as it can be seen in the image below. If you cannot find it, plug your device into iTunes and see which iOS version you have and if a new version is available, do the update. When your device is up to date and supports Game Center it will automatically be installed.
Now open GameCenter and either log into it with your iTunes Account or create a new account. The username is your email address. After you have entered your credentials, press Sign In
If you do not yet have a Game Center ID, click on “Create a New Account” and follow the instructions. You have to choose a nickname. The nickname will be the name of your village and how others can see you (for example on highscore lists). If you want others to add you as their friends, you have to give them the nickname you have chosen before. The name you enter will only be visible by your friends.
Once you are logged in, tap on the “Friends” button at the bottom, and then on the “+” Symbol in the top right corner. There you can add the nicknames of the friends you want to send a request to, a message for them (standard message is … would like to be your friend). Click “send” and your request will be send instantly, if there is a problem with the nickname (for example a typing mistake) you will be informed immediately as well. As soon as the request is accepted, you get a confirmation message and they will show up in your friend list.
If you click on the “Request” button on the bottom you can see all requests that have been send to you and either accept or ignore them.
NOTE: You can only add players playing on the same platform because Android and Apple neighbors are not compatible. You can post add neighbor here with your GC id. If you have a face account or if you are playing on Android, you can post add neighbor message to our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/mysmurfsvillage .