Playing without Neighbors?

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Re: Playing without Neighbors?

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enkeli63 wrote:I did create the FB account yesterday and was able to back-up my game data :D I will post in the FB thread, but if any of you would be interested in being my neighbor, I would be honoured! You've all been so helpful to me and I really appreciate it and would love to get to know you better. My url is https://www.facebook.com/enkeli.hawk

Edit: that link doesn't seem to work. I don't know if I have something set wrong, but I do have it so anyone can search for me, so if that link doesn't work, you could try the search for "Enkeli Hawk" Sorry :oops: I'm not even sure how things work on FB!! lol I'm such a newb!
You don't need FB for anything other than a profile ID to be able to connect to the cloud / neighbours. Once linked, the profile ID is used to connect to the FM cloud, nothing more.

You don't even have to visit the FB site, once your account is setup. (Only for adding new neighbours/friends).

I fully understand the opposition you have against FB, they ARE data harvesters and try to get as much from you as they can get away with, so they can either use it for marketing themselves or sell on the data (big bucks!). I used to have a link to a calculator which shows you how much the data is worth that you're giving in return for using FB (or Google, or any other).

If you wish to minimise the amount of data they can get, always log off from FB when you're done. That way they can only gather anonymous data through those like buttons you'll see everywhere.

And to answer the original question, yes, it is possible to play without neighbors. The suggested Titanium Backup is one I can recommend highly (I'm using it on several devices), the downside of it is that you need to be rooted (superuser) and can have only 1 backup (so keeping only the last) while using the free version. The paid version allows up to 50 backups!

Now that you have a FB account, make sure to save to the cloud regularly yourself. The automated system does NOT always works, in my experience it rarely does.

I hope you'll enjoy your neighbours!
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Re: Playing without Neighbors?

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Palmjill wrote:The link works fine and I sent you a friend request. I'm Christine on FB but you should recognize my squirrel! Glad you got your game backed up :)

When you visit, you can find most stuff you need for goals in the 2 houses next to the fire station. Everything else in 2 storey mansion (#4 West Oeanside), including pets.
I'm so glad the link worked for you! I tested it myself and then the page was just blank and never loaded anything? I thought it could be because I didn't verify my account or something.

Thank you so much for the friend request! I accepted it.

I haven't built a neighbor house yet, but I've started saving up for it. Hopefully I can get it built in a day or two 8-)
Facebook: Enkeli Hawk
#1 & #2 Firehouse Road: Haunted House & Neighbors' House
#3 Firehouse Road: Performance Park with 3 Star instruments for teens & activities for all ages
#2 Museum Boulevard has dog with Frisbee
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Re: Playing without Neighbors?

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Perturbee wrote:
enkeli63 wrote:I did create the FB account yesterday and was able to back-up my game data :D I will post in the FB thread, but if any of you would be interested in being my neighbor, I would be honoured! You've all been so helpful to me and I really appreciate it and would love to get to know you better. My url is https://www.facebook.com/enkeli.hawk

Edit: that link doesn't seem to work. I don't know if I have something set wrong, but I do have it so anyone can search for me, so if that link doesn't work, you could try the search for "Enkeli Hawk" Sorry :oops: I'm not even sure how things work on FB!! lol I'm such a newb!
You don't need FB for anything other than a profile ID to be able to connect to the cloud / neighbours. Once linked, the profile ID is used to connect to the FM cloud, nothing more.

You don't even have to visit the FB site, once your account is setup. (Only for adding new neighbours/friends).

I fully understand the opposition you have against FB, they ARE data harvesters and try to get as much from you as they can get away with, so they can either use it for marketing themselves or sell on the data (big bucks!). I used to have a link to a calculator which shows you how much the data is worth that you're giving in return for using FB (or Google, or any other).

If you wish to minimise the amount of data they can get, always log off from FB when you're done. That way they can only gather anonymous data through those like buttons you'll see everywhere.

And to answer the original question, yes, it is possible to play without neighbors. The suggested Titanium Backup is one I can recommend highly (I'm using it on several devices), the downside of it is that you need to be rooted (superuser) and can have only 1 backup (so keeping only the last) while using the free version. The paid version allows up to 50 backups!

Now that you have a FB account, make sure to save to the cloud regularly yourself. The automated system does NOT always works, in my experience it rarely does.

I hope you'll enjoy your neighbours!
Thank you so much for the tips about Facebook! I had an account years ago and actually met my husband over Facebook! But then we both disabled our accounts because of privacy concerns. The site has changed a lot since I left it.

I am interested in getting the paid Titanium, but I still need to learn more about it. It sounds like a very useful app, but I don't know anything about being rooted. This is the first time I've ever used an Android device.

Thank you so much for the friend request too! I added you and look forward to visiting your town. I do not have a neighbor house set up yet (because until the other day, I wasn't thinking of doing any social stuff.) It didn't take long reading this forum before I began to feel it would be fun to join in the social aspect of the game :lol: Anyways, I'm saving some funds to build a custom house and furnish it with stuff for my visitors to use. It could take a couple days...
Facebook: Enkeli Hawk
#1 & #2 Firehouse Road: Haunted House & Neighbors' House
#3 Firehouse Road: Performance Park with 3 Star instruments for teens & activities for all ages
#2 Museum Boulevard has dog with Frisbee
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Read through this whole thread... I just love a happy ending. *wipes away a tear*.
:geek:
HFN: #1 West Oceanside near Campgrounds
HH: Next to Fire Station
Still no police station in mah town :roll:
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Re: Playing without Neighbors?

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katgames wrote:Read through this whole thread... I just love a happy ending. *wipes away a tear*.
Me too :D This is a pretty nice forum 8-)
Facebook: Enkeli Hawk
#1 & #2 Firehouse Road: Haunted House & Neighbors' House
#3 Firehouse Road: Performance Park with 3 Star instruments for teens & activities for all ages
#2 Museum Boulevard has dog with Frisbee
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enkeli63 wrote:Me too :D This is a pretty nice forum 8-)
Yes it is... It is, indeed! *s*
:geek:
HFN: #1 West Oceanside near Campgrounds
HH: Next to Fire Station
Still no police station in mah town :roll:
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Re: Playing without Neighbors?

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I have a profile on FB that is specifically for all my game friends, both Sims and WoW. Anything to do with games and gaming goes through this email and FB identity. I set my privacy to mostly "only me" with a few things set to "friends only" and turned off the email notifications.
I do wish since those of us with android devices have to download the game via Google Play, we could attach via the G+ accounts instead of FB. Also being an EA game, allowing us to use origin IDs should be an option as well.
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Re: Playing without Neighbors?

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sent friend request
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