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Friend Ships

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:19 pm
by Felixx
Is there anyone who have figured out how your friends are rewarded when completing a friend ship trade order,
or if you look on it from the other side, how you are rewarded when a friend of yours complete a friend ship trade order ?

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:29 pm
by BethM
When a friendship appears at my dock, I have not noticed getting anything more than the value of the order itself, same as any other small boat (but maybe I just wasn't paying close enough attention).

The player whose boat it is does not get the goods i sold them, but they will see an vatar in a bubble above their friendship. They will get karma and a bonus item when they pop the bubble, usually a tool or expansion part.

In the beginning we could see the other player's avatar when the boat arrived at our docks. More recently, it seems like they only show monkeyheads..

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 pm
by Felixx
Yes, I remember it from when it was first introduced, but that was a long time ago and I haven't got any reward
bubbles on my own friend ship since that event ended, so I thought it might be that they stopped rewarding the friend ship trade, but forgot to remove the description for it.

But then if there are still other players receiving those bubble rewards, I guess my friends don't complete any of my ships, but pearl them away.

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:46 pm
by BethM
I still see a reward bubble from time to time, but not nearly as often as before. They are so infrequent now it is a surprise to see one there. I think my last one was about a month ago.

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:54 pm
by mauimonkey
If you see a bubble above your friend ship, it is because someone has gifted your friend ship Friendly Flowers. Nothing happens between the ships when we fill orders at our docks. They basically are just boat orders, and you will see no gifts at your ship if someone fills "your" order. The reason people haven't seen any bubbles above their ships in forever is that people no longer have the Friendly Flowers to gift it. Though there are some, like me, who kept some of those original Friendly Flower pots as decor (the original FFP were before they made gifting decor permanent after the last harvest, so if you do the last harvest, it disappears and can't be kept as decor). I recently chopped my last one down to make space on my island. I then went and gifted them to friends ships. So that's why people will still see the bubbles above their ships now and then, because some people still have Friendly Flowers to give. Once I did my last harvests and had FF in storage again, I started to see avatars on the friend ships at my docks again. The avatars were not visible when I didn't have any FF in storage. I did keep one last FF, so that I can continue to see the avatars on those ships.

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:40 pm
by BethM
I don't think that is right. Yes, I sometimes saw bubbles for the friendly flowers gifts to the boat, but those gave captains favors.

There were also bubbles that did not give Captains Favors, but gave out things like axes and pulleys. Those were players who filled boat orders.

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:53 pm
by Lutka48
BethM wrote:I don't think that is right. Yes, I sometimes saw bubbles for the friendly flowers gifts to the boat, but those gave captains favors.

There were also bubbles that did not give Captains Favors, but gave out things like axes and pulleys. Those were players who filled boat orders.

Well Beth, I did get CF along with a hammer once in the last six months or so.
That person also left hollies for me. I was pretty sure he/ she just harvested pink friendly flowers.
Other than that no other gifts from friendship boats at all.
I almost always fill those boats. I am pretty sure some of my friends do to. At least occasionally and they do show up quite often.
So why wouldn’t I get any gifts from my friendship boat if your theory would be correct.

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:00 am
by J1st
Lutka48 wrote:
BethM wrote:I don't think that is right. Yes, I sometimes saw bubbles for the friendly flowers gifts to the boat, but those gave captains favors.

There were also bubbles that did not give Captains Favors, but gave out things like axes and pulleys. Those were players who filled boat orders.

Well Beth, I did get CF along with a hammer once in the last six months or so.
That person also left hollies for me. I was pretty sure he/ she just harvested pink friendly flowers.
Other than that no other gifts from friendship boats at all.
I almost always fill those boats. I am pretty sure some of my friends do to. At least occasionally and they do show up quite often.
So why wouldn’t I get any gifts from my friendship boat if your theory would be correct.

I wish we could get a definitive answer on then versus now, or it should have been this, but now it's that. Maybe AMS can give us some insight.

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:06 am
by J1st
I recently got a Captain's Favor too Lucy, wish I knew who it was from, but I think it showed up as a monkey head. Trying to remember which event it was. I have the following favors in my bazaar:
From Newest to Oldest
Ship's Sundries
Pile of Presents
Spooky Ship Supplies
Cake Supplies
Bunch of Sand Dollars

Are any of those attached to the Friend Ship?

Re: Friend Ships

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:00 am
by BethM
Like I said farther up, I got a tool or part from a Friendship bubble only a few weeks ago. There were no captains favors with it.

In the early days, we got 10 favors when gifted the flowers and 15 when a boat order was filled.

Of course, the favors were recycled for the pink drafting table.