In CityVille, one of the many things you need to think about is proper use and management of your energy. Each time you perform a task in the game, such as collecting rent from your houses, constructing buildings, harvesting crops, or collecting coins from your businesses, you use up an energy point. Once you run out of energy, you have to wait for it to refill before you can perform any additional tasks. Here are some energy cheats and tips to put some strategy into play when trying to conserve your energy in the game.
Ask Your Friends
One simple way to get more energy in CityVille is to ask your friends. Everytime you get low on energy, you’ll see a pop-up message from the game suggesting you do this. You can submit a request that will appear on your Facebook wall and your friends will be able to gift you a +3 energy battery. Of course, this will only get you energy right away if your friends are online and respond quickly. So it’s not the best method for dealing with an energy emergency. A nice bonus is that your friends will get 50 coins for sending you the energy.
Visit Your Neighbors
Visiting your friends is one of the easiest ways to quickly refill your energy. You’ll get one energy for each neighbor you visit. Plus, when you help tend to their city, there’s a small chance that extra energy will drop while you’re performing tasks on your neighbor’s buildings. You can only get energy from each neighbor once per day, but this is a great way to refill that energy bar for free.
You can always trade in your cash for energy refill batteries, which come in increments of +3, +7 and +12. CityVille cash is the game’s paid currency, so buying batteries can be an expensive way to go when it comes to getting more energy in the game. But if it’s an absolute emergency and you’ve exhausted your other options, this is one way to do it.
Wait It Out
Energy normally refills at the rate of one point every five minutes. A perfectly fine way to go is to leave the game for a while and let your energy refill naturally. In the early stages of the game, it will only take an hour or two for your energy bar to refill completely, leaving you plenty of time to go outside or get some real work done.
Advanced Energy Cheats and Strategy
Remember that friends can help you out in your city by performing a lot of the tasks you would normally have to do. When your friends do these tasks, it won’t cost you any energy! A little planning and coordination with your friends can help you maintain several parts of your city without burning through all of your available energy. This works best when you have lots of friends who regularly play the game. For example, you could have two friends tend to the same five businesses each day they visit. When you log in, you’ll be able to accept their help one at a time, and they’ll do a full pass of your businesses, collecting payments and restocking the goods. Instead of spending 10 energy points to do this, you’ll spend none! And as a bonus, it won’t cost you any goods to restock, either!