Wishful Features: CityVille Franchises need more control

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Franchises emptyEver launched a Franchise in a friend's CityVille town only to have it produce nothing? Maybe the player quit the game without deleting it. Perhaps he just doesn't care about your Franchise. Worse even, have you had a friend launch a franchise in your own city, only for him to never supply it?

The only control we have over Franchises at the moment is preventing them from establishing in our own cities, and removing them once they're created. To delete one of our own Franchises from a friend's city, we need to ask that friend to delete it themselves. What if that friend quit playing the game without telling anyone (not that this is his responsibility). And forget whatever crummy franchise you put down in Samantha's city. That's there for good. CityVille forum contributor Jammsbro started a thread simply titled, "I hate greedy players," which spawned from this very issue. And it could be easily avoided if Zynga allowed us more direct control over our Franchises.

Say you created a Coffee Shop Franchise early on in the game, and you realize that it's simply not as profitable as, say, the Sushi Bar Franchise. However, some of the players whose cities host your Coffee Shops are no longer active. At the moment, you are stuck with those busted old java houses. I'm no designer, but I can't imagine it would be too difficult for Zynga to add the option to delete our Franchises remotely. That way, we could make good on our poor, early game decisions.

This wouldn't only allow players to rake in more profits. Wouldn't players be more proactive and selective about their Franchises in fear of having to delete or being deleted? Giving players the ability to delete Franchises would create more competition and more communication between friends in order to weed out the inactive players. So, please Zynga, let us control our unwieldy Franchises.

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Do you think CityVille would benefit from more control over Franchises? How else do you think Franchises could be improved? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.
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