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Old May 26 2018, 01:59 PM
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I have played the NCC since it was first offered and do not plan to stop playing them anytime soon. I get really peeved that I try my best and am consistently in 7th, 8th, or 9th position. I own at least one of every facility. Every week, when the contest ends I get "thank yous" from many neighbors that whom I have helped rank bonus high that I know do not play as often as I do. This tells me that evidently I am not receiving the same amount of help that I am giving and that if you are a higher level player, you are put in with so called peers that I cannot keep up with. Very discouraging as I have played farm town since the beginning and have supported the game financially all those years. Again I have no intentions of stopping the NCC play, but I may not put forth the effort that I have been giving to this point. Team play is definitely what it is cracked up to be in farm town.
Hi Santmyer,
I moved your post to the General Feedback subject thread about the NCC as you are not asking a question or have a problem we can help you with.
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Old Jun 03 2018, 03:58 PM
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I think there is something wrong with the way you decide who is in your neighborhood chain. It seems that it is the same 3 or 4 neighbors who keep winning the farm cash. I usually end up in 8, 9, or 10 place. I would be nice to win a couple farm cash a couple times a yr. I put in 4 or 5 hrs a day working the farm and beginning to think it is not as much fun as it use to be when everyone had a fair chance to win. At first you were in chains with friends at approximately the same chance to win. Think you need to find a way to make the chains a little more fair.
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Old Jun 03 2018, 04:08 PM
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I think there is something wrong with the way you decide who is in your neighborhood chain. It seems that it is the same 3 or 4 neighbors who keep winning the farm cash. I usually end up in 8, 9, or 10 place. I would be nice to win a couple farm cash a couple times a yr. I put in 4 or 5 hrs a day working the farm and beginning to think it is not as much fun as it use to be when everyone had a fair chance to win. At first you were in chains with friends at approximately the same chance to win. Think you need to find a way to make the chains a little more fair.
Hi craftyoldlady,
The developers did announce that they are working on some changes to how the contest will work, but have not released the changes yet. How the teams are chosen for the contests is to try to compete against those with the same amount or as close as it is possible to the same number of facilities. From that it depends on how many neigfhbors you have in your team and how much work all of those do to help each other.
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Old Jun 09 2018, 10:27 PM
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I hate to keep posting about this, but something has to be done about making this contest fair. Just a quick check and I find that one of my neighbors that has a team I'm competing against is on my team as well. That's unfair to her, that every time she accumulates points in goes to my team, too. Also, I'm on a neighbor's team that I'm competing against, so all my points go to her team as well. I know the devs are working on this, but enough is enough. They either need to suspend the contest until it's fixed or get some new rules.

Yes, I know the avatar names of most people I play FT with. I've also double checked with these people I mention to confirm what's going on this week.
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Old Jun 09 2018, 10:44 PM
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I hate to keep posting about this, but something has to be done about making this contest fair. Just a quick check and I find that one of my neighbors that has a team I'm competing against is on my team as well. That's unfair to her, that every time she accumulates points in goes to my team, too. Also, I'm on a neighbor's team that I'm competing against, so all my points go to her team as well. I know the devs are working on this, but enough is enough. They either need to suspend the contest until it's fixed or get some new rules.

Yes, I know the avatar names of most people I play FT with. I've also double checked with these people I mention to confirm what's going on this week.
Hi NJones,
You are only 1 part of her team as she is only 1 part of your team. So only the points you make (not your total team's points) go on her total as well as her points (not her team's points) go on your total. Those are only small parts of your totals.

The contest is not going to be suspended. You are grouped against teams that start out with the same number (or as close as can be) of facilities in the contest. If you are neighbors and competing against each other it is because there were not enough other teams with near the same amount of facilities. There is nothing they can do about this if there are not enough others for you to compete against. You have the option of not competing in the cointests by unchecking the box in your preferences for "Enable NCC"
Yes the developers are working on changing some of the way the points are accumulated, but that in not going to change who you are competing against due to the limited number of competitors that have the same amount of facilities as you do.
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Old Jun 09 2018, 11:02 PM
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Taz,
I know how the contest works and the parameters of selecting the teams. One big problem is, you don't know how many facs the teams are going to buy after the rankings come out. It's usually a lot. Changes things quite a bit. I also know that I'm only one member of the team as is my neighbor. However, I have an individual score in the millions of points every week. Not a trivial amount. We're not getting a clear picture of competition with some people contributing to the same team. I love the contest, just wish, with the 2.5 million players that FT has, the game would be able to be more fair to everyone. Maybe not all the people are playing, and I'm sure the game has lost competitors when they see what's happening. And that's a shame. Just trying to assure the fairness. Don't need the lecture. That's not why I wrote to the forum. I only wanted to give you information that you may not have otherwise.
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Old Jun 09 2018, 11:24 PM
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Taz,
I know how the contest works and the parameters of selecting the teams. One big problem is, you don't know how many facs the teams are going to buy after the rankings come out. It's usually a lot. Changes things quite a bit. I also know that I'm only one member of the team as is my neighbor. However, I have an individual score in the millions of points every week. Not a trivial amount. We're not getting a clear picture of competition with some people contributing to the same team. I love the contest, just wish, with the 2.5 million players that FT has, the game would be able to be more fair to everyone. Maybe not all the people are playing, and I'm sure the game has lost competitors when they see what's happening. And that's a shame. Just trying to assure the fairness. Don't need the lecture. That's not why I wrote to the forum. I only wanted to give you information that you may not have otherwise.
Hi NJones,
I have moved these posts to the General Feedback discussion about the NCC as they are not about a specific problem such as a missing facility.


The NCC is as fair as they can make it as far as choosing the competing teams. There isn't any other way they can choose who competes against who. The changes they are working on if they can be done should balance out the competition some and give everyone a better chance to win.


Those who have a high amount of facilities and neighbors or an extremely low number of facilities and neighbors will tend to be competing against some of their neighbors on occasion. There just are not that many in those two groups to compete against. There isn't any way around that unless they allow a wider spread in total facilities and that caused problems in the beginning for unfair competition.
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Old Jun 19 2018, 10:29 AM
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Is there any update on when the changes will happen in the NCC? The game updates were telling us they were coming... then stopped mentioning them completely (unless I missed something?). I own every FC facility, and multiples of coin facilities, and as others have already mentioned... I'm consistently at the very bottom of my contest. The winner generally has 3 times as many points as I do. But I realized early on that we have to make a choice about our friends and neighbors. I choose to remain neighbors with players who don't use their facilities as much as I do. I also realized that there is much more Farm Cash to earn by doing Quests (both kinds). I put my energy toward those, and regularly earn the FC I never earn from the NCC. In my personal opinion, I don't think the NCC can be fixed to be fair to all players... because the way it is now, the NCC is profitable for Slashkey as players buy more FC facilities to compete for the top. I don't have a problem with this. It's a smart business move, IMO. But I look forward to seeing what Raul and his excellent team can come up with, because if there is a way to make the NCC more fair and still retain the financial profits for Slashkey, they will find it.
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Old Jun 19 2018, 11:21 AM
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Is there any update on when the changes will happen in the NCC? The game updates were telling us they were coming... then stopped mentioning them completely (unless I missed something?). I own every FC facility, and multiples of coin facilities, and as others have already mentioned... I'm consistently at the very bottom of my contest. The winner generally has 3 times as many points as I do. But I realized early on that we have to make a choice about our friends and neighbors. I choose to remain neighbors with players who don't use their facilities as much as I do. I also realized that there is much more Farm Cash to earn by doing Quests (both kinds). I put my energy toward those, and regularly earn the FC I never earn from the NCC. In my personal opinion, I don't think the NCC can be fixed to be fair to all players... because the way it is now, the NCC is profitable for Slashkey as players buy more FC facilities to compete for the top. I don't have a problem with this. It's a smart business move, IMO. But I look forward to seeing what Raul and his excellent team can come up with, because if there is a way to make the NCC more fair and still retain the financial profits for Slashkey, they will find it.
Hi Caren,
We have not had any more word on this change. Apparently as it kept getting postponed they are having trouble implementing this.
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Old Jul 31 2018, 08:06 AM
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I am yet another one that cannot understand NCC. Supposed to be evenly balanced but other neighbourhoods have 56 more facilities than mine. Everyone needs neighbours but have found many only work their facilities once to enter contest and then depend on neighbours to do all the work. We cannot delete these neighbours as we need as many as possible. It is very frustrating. Think I will close NCC until some fairer system is worked out. Thanks for letting me have a rant.
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