Game Questions & Answers (Q&A) service lets you ask questions about video games for game consoles or PC games. So ask your The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery question for iPhone - iPod and get answers from real gamers or answer questions and share your insights and experience with the rest of the gaming community.
Question & Answers
Working the Waiting Room?
I have 55 unknown players in my waiting room. They range fom level 1 up. First off is anybody on here know that they are in it? And second, what do you do? Accept them all and see who pans out? Or do you reject them if you don't know anything about them? Thanks for your help.
Answer from: Gewlia
When I was going for the Friend award I accepted random players in waiting room to reach the award but after I reached the award for 100 friends I culled to only friends that gift/visit. I just delete them now and only accept players from here by posting my code or finding a code posted. Be sure to post on this forum if you use someone's code from here so they will know who you are in thier waiting room.
If you think some of the friends in your WR are from here you can post some of the names and ask if anyone here has them as friends or the waiting friends can speak up and let you know they are from here.
Answer from: Brian
Random don't appear in my WR any more... I'm wondering if it's because I stopped pulling from the "mystery player room". Since I've gotten codes from CC, my random have ceased.
Answer from: Argh
I think the answer is totally down to you. If you are after a friends award there is no harm in accepting them all. If you are happy with your current friends roster, then there is no harm in rejecting them all either. But if you are looking for new good friends then try them out, there are plenty of good friends out there, not just people who post here. But I wouldn't accept all 55 at once, as that might be a lot of work to manage while you figure out who to keep. I try to keep my list at around 50 friends, and I prefer to give the randomers a chance as I know people here can easily find good friends, but other people might be genuinely struggling to get a good group. I accept a few new every Saturday, and then track them for awhile. If they don't gift back, I do delete after a certain timeframe so I can accept someone else the next Saturday. The amount if time I give people depends on their number of friends assuming they don't cheat so are limited to 50 free gifts a day. I use (number of friends/50)*3 as number if days to watch. The times 3 is because it is unfair to expect everyone to play every day. If after that number of days I don't see anything from them I will consider deleting (I tend to take other things into account of decision though). I only delete because any more than 50 friends becomes unmanageable for me, but it has always left a bad taste in mouth.
Answer from: Argh
Also I should say I never give less than a week even if number of friends is less than 50. So really my friend equation is 7+(number of friends/50)*3. (I don't really do maths when looking at friends list, I just bare in mind high number of friends means less attention to each and don't view that as a bad thing).
Answer from: Mojo
Hi JW, Have you added any random (computer generated every 8 hours or so) players? This might explain your WR situation. Certainly you can accept them, visit & wait & see. Did you ever post your code on this site? That would explain them being able to be in the accept/reject status. If you're not working toward a friends award (50 then 100 then 300, and on) you coul reject them to "clean house", thus making working your WR easier. Please see my code posted on the "code sticky" and add me if you'd like. You should also post your code there if you're actively seeking a group of great friends. Good luck & have fun with your game!
Answer from: Deedee
I usually only accept friends from this website. You can post your code and accept friends that identify themselves from here.
Answer from: OneMoreTim
I think it may be a Kindle issue has I have no random players appearing in my waiting room either. Of course I still get the list of players to add to the waiting room if I want but most of them are on level 1. I would rather have it that way as I am trying to get all the finders, finish all the tasks before I go for any friends awards. I have fifty very good reliable friends now and am happy to keep it that way until I can give more gifts!
Answer from: Ellen
Where do the random players in my waiting room that I didn't add come from? Are they assigned by the game? Or does my game name appear on a list somewhere that I'm not aware of?
Answer from: MsCee
@Argh the Wise... I've wondered why you are not in my WR...it is ok. I am your friend vicariously through yous wisdom. You have helped me tremendously.
Answer from: JW
Thanks everybody, and all great advice. I decided to go ahead and try a few at a time like suggested and just as I thought not one yet has actually materializes into an actual being. I know some have not changed their level since they magically appeared so I did remove them but now I think they will all go. I have been looking at the postings here and they do not seem to be any of this wonderful group. I'll sort through things and post my code for just a few more. Thanks again
Answer from: Me (jozie37)
@Ellen - Random friends in *your* WR come from your name randomly appearing in their "Invite" tab (usually there are up to 6 to choose from). I am uncertain if you can check if they are in your WR, but I know folks in the Invite tab you can click on their avatar and their info appears. If they are above 30 or 40 and have no friends, I don't expect they want them...
Answer from: Msamy
I used to have random friends... Then needed to redownload secret society. Now I do not have random friends to choose from. I was a level 70 player and had to start over. I play on a nook. Anyone know what may have happened?