I have detested the whole "please vote for me" messages since I started the game. I worked really hard on my apartment and put together a new outfit every day and tried to change my pets outfits too and worked hard to keep a gallery that would highlight my favorite outfits and all the rooms in my apartment.
I thought that ladies would come to my profile, look at my apartment, look at my gallery and vote based on the outfits, the elegance of the lady and how the apartment looked.
I was perplexed when my apartment votes were low because I felt I had a rather nice looking apartment.
Then I started getting the "if you vote for me, I will vote for you" messages. It has become a nasty, paranoid and time consuming everyday event.
It is EXPECTED that if a lady gives you max votes that you do the same, if you don't, the votes for you stop.
People sit and watch their votes all day and when you place your comment, they can tell who gave what votes.
If you don't give the max votes, you receive a nasty comment or message accusing you of being a vote skimper.
I have, at times, received two huge pictures with a generic message on my profile and then get the same picture in a personal message. So one person in a day has begged for votes 3 times from me.
As long as I was voting back everyday, I was in the top 50 every week.
I was sick for a week and when I came back, I was no longer in the top 50.
That tells you right there that its not based on how my apartment looks, or my gallery. It is based on whether or not I am voting and it is so easy to check.
I have favorite people that I always vote for because I took the time to look through their gallery and apartment. I put those people on my friend list and made sure to vote for them everyday as I felt they deserved it.
I do not vote for people that don't put any effort into their lady or have bare apartments and I too noticed there was a lady on the apartment podium that had a bare apartment.
My point is, the system is definitely flawed but if you don't do it the way it is expected, you will never get a chance to be at the top.
I am competitive and will enter any contest and compete for any prizes. I follow the system that is expected because I want a chance to win. I am afraid that by posting this I will lose votes.
Pretty much every profile says "please vote for me and leave a comment so I know you have been here and I will return the votes."
Almost every comment left on profiles say "I voted max for you, make sure you do the same for me."
I would love to be able to win a prize for the amount of work and time I have spent trying to make everything look nice and color coordinated and elegant.I believe if the voting were based on this I would have had many more votes.
This system has become an arena for bullying, threats and groups of people deciding your fate.
Most ladies will follow the "max votes for max votes" because it is the only way to get a chance to win.
I hope this has been a testament to how the system is set up now does not work and definitely needs some sort of change.
I would like to have a chance to reach the podium without having to spend hours and hours commenting on every profile I visit and the time it takes to be vigilant so you continue to get votes. It does take the fun and sense of accomplishment out of it all.
Perhaps this thread will start a new system soon.