Ok, so we don't know if it is the FF or not. Both thoughts could be correct; that it works if you have FF, and doesn't if you don't have FF. Or that it does work even if you don't have FF (but then how do we explain going months and months and months and months of never getting rewards at our FS?) It may just be that people get the odd reward now and then from people who DO have FF and fill boat orders, and then of course who gift the actual flowers to the FS. More experimenting will be needed. Yes please, all help and input is appreciated.
Ok, those who do not have FF......is there a blue frame around the monkeyhead on the FS, indicating that it is a friend? Like this.....
If I am remembering correctly, I don't remember the blue frame being there when I didn't have the FF, but can't be sure now that I do have FF. I'm not sure if I still get some with no frames, but will pay attention now.
Jerry, remember it is the original FFP, the light pink ones from 2017. They die and disappear completely when you do the last harvest.
And it wasn't having the FFP that made me see avatars again, it was harvesting it and keeping a FF in my storage. I have one left. I don't think any of the other event gift/decor items are a factor anywhere for anything else, prob just this one as the FS is interactive. But it's not a bad idea to keep one harvest or one gifting item in your storage. Just in case, as we are seeing here.
DragonWalker, yes, whatever we can figure out is great. It is up to you if you want to harvest your FFP to experiment. I play on Apple Devices, iOS. Though I don't think that's a factor, but you never know. If you are willing to harvest one (the light pink one from 2017), I would bet that you will start to see avatars again. Well, depending I guess. The avatars I see are FB avatars, are you on FB? And if you are on GooglePlay, those have avatars too, right? So you could see what the FS at your docks look like first, if they have blue frames or not. And then once you harvest and have FF in storage, see if you see avatars and blue frames after that.
Basically, if we can't see the avatars, we can't confirm anything. And if we can see the avatars, we have to be able to communicate with that player or we have no way of confirming if that person got anything when we filled the FS order. I'm going to keep looking for forum friends. If I get a FS order from any of you, I will fill it and let you know.
So everyone, let's put all of our great minds together and see what we can figure out
If it really is the FF that are making it function again, then we should all petition to have the programming fixed so that it functions properly for everyone as it was originally intended to. Or have them issue all of us one permanent FF that stays in our storage.
And AnchormanSteve, I bet you could clear this up for us in a flash
Please do if you can