Social City developer Playdom finally opened up access to the game’s southwest district – the third district released, counting the initial land players begin the game with. A variety of other small tweaks and improvements were also rolled out, today.
Players have two ways to unlock the district: they can buy it outright for 40 City Bucks, or they can enlist the help of their friends and attempt to get 30 “votes.” Players can earn votes by making a Facebook wall post. Each player that clicks on your wall post earns you one vote. Most players are (quite correctly) guessing that obtaining 30 votes in this manner is a pretty tall order, so they have taken to trading votes on various official and unofficial Social City forums.
A new tweak was made to the game’s gift tab, as well. In addition to sending gifts to friends, players can now request a specific gift, as well. Players simply need to highlight the gift they want, and then click the “Ask for Gift” button.
Finally, players were given a couple different options for placing rush orders at their factories. The easiest way to rush an order is to buy a Mandatory Caffeination for your workers for 1 City Buck, to finish the order instantly. Players can also request and then spend Motivational Posters from their friends.