First off, the basics. Both YOU and YOUR neighbor need to be in full swing of the Christmas Event for this to occur. That means Toy Factory built and you can SEE the option for Gift Collection in your town ie the Trophy Icon Link to your Personal Prizes.
Your Neighbor has to show MORE than one Gift in their town. That means they are in the Christmas Event and most likely to have buildings to tap on and give you gifts. As you can see the one on the Left is ready to give you gifts. The one in the middle will ONLY give you the usual $$ & XP.So I suggest taking a look at your MAIN Neighbor screen first to make sure both of you are on the same page when visiting until they all finish updating. Until then, you are wasting your visits.
Now on to the basics of visiting your neighbors.
HOW MANY ACTIONS IN NEIGHBORS?
There is not definitive count within the game itself, what we are finding is the following for the Total Actions allowed in a 24 hour period. YOURS MAY VARY. (Some tests gave us MORE.)
So approx 90 actions total each day. Approx 120 Gifts each day from Neighbors. This means ANY tap on items. Gifts, $$$ or any other icons, and Feds. Make sure you use them wisely. Tap ONLY the items that show Presents and ONLY in towns updated BEYOND ZERO GIFTS. Once you run out of actions you will continue to earn $$ & XP, FP if you are not maxed out, and random donuts if you are. So keep on tapping through. Yours may vary a bit, but this is what we are mainly seeing through testing. It may change depending on EA.
ITEMS TO NOT TAP!
Watch really close on what you tap. There are many buildings that WON’T payout Gifts. These will have one of the usual Neighbor Icons on them instead. This means they don’t pay Gifts at all or that the Neighbor has not completely updated to the Christmas Event. Save your actions for Gifts FIRST, then go back to those others later when you MAX out.
WHAT IS WITH THE FEDS?
There is an additional element of fun added into the game. It seems Homer is not too happy with Santa and decides to call in the Feds on him for the “illegal Elves” working and takin his job. Lol.
The Feds show up along with the dialog for all this during Jingle Bell Wreck Part 9. At the end of the dialog, Santa redirects the Feds attention to YOUR Neighbors towns. At that point you will be prompted to go send Feds to your Neighbors.
As you can see, you can ONLY send 3 at a time. This WILL count as your 3 Daily Actions, so that means you pick tapping on buildings or sending Feds. You can also mix the two, but still only THREE total Daily Actions per neighbor as usual. So as you tap on buildings or tap on the Fed Icon, you will see the count go down. No worries though, YOU still get your normal Daily Action awards you would get from tapping neighbors. (Gift if within 90 actions, FP, XP, and $$)
Now your neighbor will need to go looking for the Fed(s) you dropped in their town.
Normally Neighbors would just get the building payout when clearing a handshake, due to all the Gifts needed the Feds add a lil extra boost. When your Neighbor taps on the Feds you released into their town, they will get the usual payout for the actions (FP, XP, and $$), but they also get 1 Gift too. They will get to see the name of who sent the Fed pop up too as the Fed name. Lol. So that is a possible 20 extra gifts each day from friends if maxed and more if they clear them often.
WHAT IS THE MAX AMOUNT OF FEDS?
The total MAX amount of Feds in ANY town is 20. Once that amount is hit, you can’t add anymore to the town.
Basically it is more beneficial to all for you to send Feds out as soon as you get the chance to do so. Otherwise, just plan your taps carefully to make the most of them. Just keep on tapping no matter what for a chance at FREE Pink Sprinkly Donuts once you MAX your FP.
Now a basic gesture when tapping neighbors, SWITCH IT UP! Start from A’s one day and Z’s the next, then maybe in the middle another time. That way you give all your neighbors a chance at visits and Feds. What do you think of this Event Neighbor Visits? Are you sending Feds yet? Have you got any Feds yet? Let us know.