Required to pet piggies in order to nibble even though I have highest AK skills

This only occurs in my backyard and my homestreet.  Piggies elsewhere I can nibble fine without the need to pet them.

Posted 7 years ago by Ari Cloud Subscriber! | Permalink


  • I've had this problem too, mostly on other people's home streets. 
    Posted 7 years ago by Lynnt Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I have the exact same problem.
    Posted 7 years ago by ZenMonkey Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I'm having the same problem, with my home street and yard piggies and piggies on other people's home streets. Piggies down in Ur I can nibble fine.
    Posted 7 years ago by Miss Coco Subscriber! | Permalink
  • This is not a bug.  Piggies need to be petted every once in a while or they  become too bummed out to be nibbled.  Piggies that have been petted recently enough by someone else will let people with enough AK nibble, piggies that are already bummed out need a pet first.
    Posted 7 years ago by Fnibbit Subscriber! | Permalink
  • No, they should not be getting bummed out this fast. I used to be able to do the entire Piggy Porkway route and encounter nothing but happy, nibbly piggies. My own piggies were fine as long as they had some kind of interaction every few days. Now I encounter nothing but bummed piggies wherever I go, and my own won't be nibbled even if I just petted them the previous game day.

    This is unusual behavior. It might be a nerf, not a bug, but it's not the way it used to be either way.
    Posted 7 years ago by Miss Coco Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yep, we have been looking at what the issue might be here. Don't know yet!
    Posted 7 years ago by kevbob Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Thanks, kevbob- I was wondering why my piggies were acting so grumpy lately.
    Posted 7 years ago by TransplantedEntwife Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Great, thanks for the update, kevbob.
    Posted 7 years ago by ZenMonkey Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I guess this is why the collectors on my home street are filling up so slow too. Good to know I'm not imaging it!
    Posted 7 years ago by shelleycat Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Thanks, kevbob! Glad you guys are looking at it!
    Posted 7 years ago by Miss Coco Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I moved my collectors around and they started working again so that was a different thing (probably had them too close together).

    I also noticed recently that I petted all the pigs in my back yard, then went to the front yard briefly than back again. When I got back into the back yard all the pigs had reset and needed petting again to give meat, even though I hadn't nibbled most of them after petting the first time. However, on other occasions I'd spent much longer than that in my back yard without needing to re-pet anyone before being able to nibble them. So it seems to be more of a going-away-and-coming-back issue (like they get reset to 'meat out' when you enter the street) than a time-since-last-petting issue.

    I haven't checked today if it's fixed but figured I'd recount my experiences in case they're helpful.
    Posted 7 years ago by shelleycat Subscriber! | Permalink
  • This bug is driving me crazy. I like my pigs. But I don't LUV them. They are so needy now and it makes me want to break up with them.
    Posted 7 years ago by Dinghus Khan Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Any updates for us on this bug?  My home street piggies still have to be petted before I nibble every single Glitch day.
    Posted 7 years ago by Lucille Ball Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bump! Still a bug. Piggies require petting before nibbling on my and other players' home streets.
    Posted 7 years ago by Lucille Ball Subscriber! | Permalink
  • We did look into it, and found no difference with street piggies that led us to believe anything other than the piggies mood was low, hence, they need the petting.
    Posted 7 years ago by kevbob Subscriber! | Permalink
  • But shouldn't it last for a few nibbles then? Heck, sometimes I pet my piggies and don't nibble and if a new day happens before I nibble they still need another petting first.
    Posted 7 years ago by Avery? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • even if i've fed and petted my homestreet piggies without nibbling on them, if i go elsewhere then return to my homestreet and try to nibble, i am still required to pet them first. This is incredibly annoying given that i'm getting no benefit from the skill...
    Posted 7 years ago by Arietty Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Kevbob, that doesn't make any sense.  I'm having to pet my piggies every single game day, which is NOT how they were working before this thread was created 56 days ago. I hardly ever had to pet home street piggies to nibble and then all of a sudden they all wanted petting 100% of the time before I could nibble, as if I didn't have AK VII.

    Let's ask this differently. How many nibbles is it supposed to take to lower the mood of a piggy to where you can't nibble with AK VII, and how well does petting twice restore mood? If my piggies are all refusing to be nibbled and I pet twice and nibble twice with AK VII, is it expected that I should have to pet again the next Glitch day?
    Posted 7 years ago by Lucille Ball Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Part of it might be the presence or absence of trees as well as feeders, and the ratio of meat collectors to piggies.
    Posted 7 years ago by Tsu Dho Nimh Subscriber! | Permalink
  • They're probably sad and ignored, I've encountered a lot of empty feeders as well recently.
    Posted 7 years ago by Benzyl Subscriber! | Permalink
  • My guess is that petting restores more mood than nibbling takes, and some mood gets lost as time passes. (Possibly each game day)

    This would mean that piggies nibbled and petted by multiple Glitches can maintain a good mood for far longer than a Piggy who gets nibbled by just one person. Backyard piggies simply don't get the chance to build up a high enough 'mood reserve' to take with them to the next day, since they only get one petting every day, not counting the days when their owner is asleep.
    Depending on how high their 'mood meter' goes, it could take quite a while for the piggy's mood to hit rock bottom, which would explain the difference in behaviour we're all seeing now.

    So the trick to keeping piggies happy is keeping them in your Home street and make sure they get lots of visitors, or just pet them every day. You're the only Glitch those poor bundles of bacon get to see. :'(
    Posted 7 years ago by Rhodan Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Hehe
    Posted 7 years ago by EveeRox Subscriber! | Permalink
  • i've petted a piggy (on someone's home street) before nibbling on them, only to find that they're still too bummed to nibble!

    this does mean that... a piggy's 'mood' can become so low that it'll take multiple petting before they can be nibbled again...? :(
    Posted 7 years ago by Rosedrake Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Rosedrake, most likely those piggies need food. Try feeding them one egg or one meat, and I bet they can be nibbled then!
    Posted 7 years ago by Zany Serendipity Subscriber! | Permalink