All neighbors offline/not playing

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When I try to help my neighbors, nobody is online or working on anything. It seems I've been grouped with a bunch of non-playing players. Is it supposed to be like that and is there anything I can do to actually interact with any online players?
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Viktor Sander

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HSAR

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I have the same problem. None of my neighbours have showed any activity since I joined.
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Greg C

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Same thing here, maybe Con hasn't got around to the whole "neighbor" thing.
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mkmalukti

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Can't access the game ATM, but I'm pretty sure I had couple neighbours whose level was above 1 in my city (I assume there's a city for every 10 players or so). Will answer once I can get into the game.
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Viktor Sander

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Sure, I've got a few lvl 2 neighbours, but they haven't done anything since day 1 :(
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Viktor Sander

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Is this going to be addressed? Because I really feel there's not much to the game when all my neighbours have been offline since the first day and I'm not getting any new neighbours. I feel alone and like nobody is playing the game, which I guess is not what you want in a facebook game.

I think it could be solved if I at least could get some new neighbours everytime I level up and the playing area expands.
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We're going to filter out inactive users off your maps eventually, the requirements might be a little high at the moment. On top of that we're keeping track of who you interact with so that you can develop enemies / friends etc.

Honestly - this hasn't been top priority for launch.
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Jimmy Kammerer

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I've tried several different broswers and still dont have any neighbors. I'm level 12 now.
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Codemax

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somme negihbors around my map are LITERALLLY LVL1 and haven't played FOR LIKEEE A month. WTF TAKE THEM OUT I WANT MORE ONLINE PLAYERS
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Viktor Sander

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Thank you, I personally think you should filter pretty soon (as long as they players are still able to keep their base). Because there will be a LOT of players trying this out once and probably not coming back. Which will result in a lot of inactive compounds which will further scare off new players.

My only active neighbour currently is you (since we are friends), and you cheat ;)
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I made some pretty extensive changes to this this morning. Your neighborhood should be a lot more active now, and you should find much more players around your level in your neighborhood. If you have any Facebook friends who are also playing, they'll always show up too.
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Viktor Sander

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Wow! This is so nice now, lots of players in my level and even online neighbours :D:D:D
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I'm having this problem now. I'm level 11 and no one in my neighborhood has been active for a while. They're mostly level 1-2 with a level 5 that seems to have quit playing. I think neighborhoods need to be periodically restructured to filter out inactive players and group active players of similar levels.
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Singson Guêsno

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Same here all my neighborhood are inactive since +2 weeks, Have no one to attack or help :(
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Matt Patterson

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Same problem here! I would rather be raided every 5 minutes than not have any interaction after my first day of playing. Refresh my map =)
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Hoss of Moss

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Seems I only have 4 people that are active in my neck of the woods. I'm allied with two, and enemies with two. But, everyone else is inactive. It's a shame I can't just recycle their compounds...
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Daniel Rushing

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recycle their compounds wud be cool
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ava lana

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neighbors still offline/not-playing. Con help
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Venger

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Hmm its odd, since the update people have stopped playing.
Even the diehards in my area have gone quiet (there's only 1 left in my area still playing seemingly)
With the nerfed fuel and weapon finds it is more of a struggle to play and not so enjoyable.
With the promise of more stuff for higher levels coming soon, that might be a reason why some of the higher levels might suddenly slow down, to enjoy it when it finally arrives.
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Indacho Pijandaha

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I propose to put some system of grouping the players on the similar level at the same map or at least the migration between the maps. I also had couple of players in the neighboorhood but there is no activity around anymore. People might start quit the interest of playing as soon as they reach the level 15. Because of a lack of the active players, there's no fun. Player can just stay in the game for the levelling up the characters which becomes boring with no target for that.

I think that the migration/travelling between the maps should be cool improvement.
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Eliezer DaTinajo

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Con, my city has only 2 regular players that have the same level than me (well, actually sometimes one of us rise above the other two), but all the rest of the compound list is filled with people that got bored. I'm from Spain, and I know that speaking or at least understanding a nice level of english is not common, so people must have got bored due to not understanding DZ...
City refresh, please?
BTW I saw once a message when loading city map that said "Actualizing map" or something like that... But just added a player that quited the next day (or at least stopped playing)
Help me when you have time to, please. It's pretty frustrating to have 2/3 on helping and attacking strangers achievements... so close, so far :,(
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i have the same problem, i am kinda lonely since there is only two players are on the map and none of them are active or as strong as i am. plus i was hoping to fight against other survivors to test their defense and their resolve. plus everyone else but the two are kinda weaker than i am.

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You are not the only one my friend. I suffer the same problem like you.
Almost the whole neighborhood has some of tose annoying level 1 non-players who are barely playing the game. Arrghh, I hate those noobs. But with low leveld non players you don't have to worry about your compound being raided.
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AT

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I'm level 17 and i can only attack a guy who is level 18.
There are a few other players with level 9 and 10 who i can't attack.
I gues if you are atleast 5 levels higher than other players you can't attack them.
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Eliezer DaTinajo

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Nope, max level on inactive players is 3... Frustrating since the lower of the active ones is 16 (me and the other one are on 18)
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Markus Marciniak

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Same problem here. They're mostly level 1-2 and only one lvl 10
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Marcella Taylor

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Same prob here... except two other players, there are just level 1 accounts, inactive since I ́m joined the game (seven days before). Pretty annoying, cause I won ́t get the achievements concerning to help three strangers. I never been raid, nor did I raid anyone else, cause my level ist to high and my neighborhood consists of dead accounts.I do not complain, cause it ́s a great game, but I would like to be in a more active neighborhood...
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Thomas Bermingham

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same problem i cant attack most of my neighbours as they are too low of a level and everyone is inactive so i cant help or interact with any one to complete the player achievements. which are what is keeping occupied at the moment.
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Andrew Roberts

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i just hit level 13 and my closest Active neighbour is level 8 and has been there since i started playing with no progress. i want to be able to help someone in my city so i can get the helper achievement.
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Official Response
We'll be attempting to address this in our next major update. We're looking at smarter ways to group players.

Please understand that this is a very complicated system that goes far deeper than "I'm this level, put people of my level around me". Here's a condensed list of the things we need to consider:

- Player level
- Friendship status
- Past interactions between players (helped / attacked)
- Player activity
- Player inactivity
- Player protection status

We need to weigh all of those things against each other to make your neighborhood's feel "right". Not an easy thing to do through algorithms.

We know it's a huge problem and one that needs rectifying as player interaction will be a large part of the game's longevity. Just be sure that we're working on it.