Petville developer Zynga announce details of a new feature coming soon to the hit pet-raising game, over the weekend: the Happy Neighborhood Bonus. Some random players have already been chosen to test the feature, in fact. Zynga (very uncharacteristically) released a lengthy note explaining this change works, so rather than repeat it all, we have reproduced the note below. Bottom line? More ways to earn coins is a good thing, in our book.
A new feature is coming to PetVille! Now when you take care of your friend’s pets, you’ll receive a new bonus called the Happy Neighborhood bonus! Read on to learn more about this new feature and find out some tips to help you maximize your coin earnings!
Some players are already experiencing this new feature while we continue to make changes to it. We want all players to have the best experience possible with this new feature so we will be adding more and more players to it until everyone has it. This will be happening very soon!
When you care for your neighbors, you will make them happy which is indicated by a new icon at the bottom of your screen. This icon will be red, yellow, or green. The more green neighbors you have, the bigger the bonus will be! You can receive your Happy Neighborhood bonus once per day. This bonus is on top of the All Clean bonuses that you already earn!
You can also now quickly see which of your friends has a house that needs cleaning. Move your mouse over your neighbor’s pictures at the bottom of the screen to see if they need to be soaped or if they have trash in their house.
Since there is a new Happy Neighborhood bonus every day, some of the ways that you have been making money have now changed. The “All Clean” bonus for picking up all of the trash in a neighbor’s house is now based on how much work you have to do to clean up in that house. This means that larger houses with lots of trash will give out higher bonuses.
*Tip* If you have a lot of neighbors, visit the largest and dirtiest houses first to earn the largest “All Clean” bonuses first.
There is now less trash overall so players can receive All Clean bonuses and get their neighbors happy much quicker than before. More trash will appear throughout the day for those that wish to come back to the game more often and clean up their friend’s houses again. Some of your neighbors will be messier than others! One day you may need to only clean a few rooms of your neighbor’s house and on the next day you may need to clean all of their rooms. This will change from day to day.
Some players may notice that how much coin they are earning has changed. You may need to alter your strategy with these new changes in order to maximize the amount of bonuses that you receive every day.
For those of you who are already experiencing this new feature, visit the official forums by clicking here to give us your feedback or ask questions about how to optimize your earnings. If you aren’t seeing this new feature yet, we hope to have it added to your PetVille game very soon!