PetVille Happy Neighborhood bonus: More friends = more coin
PetVille is rolling out a new way to make a few extra coins in the game -- the Happy Neighborhood bonus. The bonus works like this -- the more neighbors you wash and clean up after, the bigger the bonus you'll be able to collect each day.
Each pets' happiness level will be indicated by an icon (see image below) at the bottom of the screen. The green icon means the pets are happy, the yellow icon less happy and the red means the pet is unhappy. Naturally, that means the more green neighbors you have, the larger the reward. This change is clearly designed to encourage you to get as many friends as possible to play the game, which can be good or bad, depending on how many of your friends are willing to oblige and how many block you for spamming them with yet another game request.
Another change that is rolling out which shows you how much care a neighbor's pet needs, without having to visit its house first. Hover over a neighbor's picture and a small pop-up window will appear with two meters that will tell you how dirty a pet is and how much trash has accumulated in its house. This will be a nice change, since it's annoying to wait for a neighbor's house to load, only to find that there's not cleaning up to do.
Some other changes that are semi-related to this new feature are coming as well. Cleaning up a larger house will be rewarded with more coins, but houses will have less trash, so it'll be easier to get the 'All Clean' bonus faster. Also, some neighbors' houses will be messier than others, and will accumulate trash throughout the day, so you can visit and clean up more than once a day.
Looks like this is all designed to have us visiting friends (and cleaning) more often, but if that means we get more of that oh-so precious coin, we're at the ready, virtual dustpan in hand.
Do you have the new Happy Neighborhood bonus yet? Does it make the game better?