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[EA confirmed] Major Bug with % Premium Items. DONT BUY THEM - THEY DONT WORK!

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Hmmmm....now that I think about it, I have the same problem.

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  • Calerock
    312 posts
    edited October 2012
    I have the same problem!

    I also think its stupid how when you buy premium characters, they raise there own job..
    No matter what it would of been the same lol
  • jbondra
    204 posts
    edited October 2012
    Yep, I have the same issue. Should be 8.5%, after adding up my items, but I'm stuck at 4%
  • hellokenney
    100 posts
    edited October 2012
    Holy crap. I will investigate this myself to verify.

    By the way, a couple of your calculations are off. According to the numbers you provide, the skinner Mensa meeting is only a 3.7 increase, not 11% and the first three you listed are a 4.3% increase (ok, just nitpicking on those :D )
    jbondra wrote:
    Yep, I have the same issue. Should be 8.5%, after adding up my items, but I'm stuck at 4%

    I am guessing you are looking at the star rating window, which will only say you are receiving up to a 5% bonus. The bonus granted by premium items is in addition to that and is not listed anywhere. The only way to determine the bonus you are (or should be) receiving is to do what the guy did in the first post and total them up.
  • Schwede510
    32 posts
    edited October 2012
    Hey Folks,
    thanks for the replay and the proof that something is going on here.

    and special thanks to hellokenney, who corrected my math. I just corrected the post above for the correct numbers.

    What it seams like - that it is totally ignoring the premium items and is just taking the Star Bonus
    and that is worst then i thought.

    Please, if you have a few minutes - i listed nearly every premium item in my first post.
    Sum up what you have, and give us 1 or 2 quests , and what you get from them.

    FOr me all 70$ Quests give 73$, regardless of the quest and the char

    I really really fell fooled when i noticed that i bought that stuff for cash, and do not get anything from it.
    Cheers
    Swede


    p.s. teenager and moleman i can accept as "wanted" game logic, as they really give more xp then the usual chars
    24h 1000 to 600, even if this is not 100% more, as written that is the lower problem.

    For me the mayor bug is that the other prem items just do nothing...
  • mellytan
    1258 posts
    edited October 2012
    I think EA didn't think we know how to do math. LOL I mean in this situation its an advantage to me because I have not purchased any donuts to get any big premium items. What I have in my springfield, 2 burning bushes were found and Homer's hanmock was a must buy. These already enabled me to earn approx 73 bucks for the Kwik-E-Mart tasks (seriously not possible, no matter what) which is the same as what people who bought premium items earn.

    This is quite ridiculous. A few days ago I was just contemplating buying donuts, especially since there have been so many updates and the game seems quite stable (for me) now.

    THENNNNN......

    I read all the posts in the forum about springfields STILL going missing and now this?!

    Scares me when I think about how much money, time and effort everyone has spent on this game. I mean...money can be earned back but time and effort...hmmm...

    WE CAN'T EARN THESE BACK EA!!!
  • hellokenney
    100 posts
    edited October 2012
    A couple questions- does the lemon tree give a bonus? If so, what? Also, is the bonus for the orange tree the same as the apple tree? Currently, the description for both just says "look out for vandals".
  • Schwede510
    32 posts
    edited October 2012
    afaik: no bonus for the lemon tree, and Apple and Orange are the same
  • mdfriend
    1330 posts Member
    edited October 2012
    Yep, looked into this and you are correct. I should have an 18.65% increase but that would not appear to be what I am getting.

    Here are my samples, all hour long jobs:
    Apu, Quimby, Snake, Willie, Lovejoy, Grandpa - payout $70, should be $83, received $74 on each of them. I could not really calculate the other characters as they were all in the same place and all released at once. Definitely something is not right there.

    To specify the above, I checked the amount of money I had before ending the quest for each of the above characters, noted the amount and noted the amount after the money went in. Also had totals for Frink, Duffman and Squeky Voice Teen, each of which says a $105 payout gives a $110 payout, but I am not sure if the bonus is on top of what they are already bonused at, if so than that is more incorrect math.
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  • jbondra
    204 posts
    edited October 2012
    Holy crap. I will investigate this myself to verify.

    By the way, a couple of your calculations are off. According to the numbers you provide, the skinner Mensa meeting is only a 3.7 increase, not 11% and the first three you listed are a 4.3% increase (ok, just nitpicking on those :D )
    jbondra wrote:
    Yep, I have the same issue. Should be 8.5%, after adding up my items, but I'm stuck at 4%

    I am guessing you are looking at the star rating window, which will only say you are receiving up to a 5% bonus. The bonus granted by premium items is in addition to that and is not listed anywhere. The only way to determine the bonus you are (or should be) receiving is to do what the guy did in the first post and total them up.

    Yeah I added up all my burning bushes, tire fire, blah blah blah. Then I counted what I was receiving from tasks. I know the score ;)
  • Schwede510
    32 posts
    edited October 2012
    thankx for your numbers!

    i really wonder that nobody else has ever asked that.

    An answer of any EA Stuff would be really appreciated.

    I just opened a ticket with this topic, so you guys might do this also - so that we get a little attention on this.

    Cheers
    Swede
  • mdfriend
    1330 posts Member
    edited October 2012
    I just opened a ticket as well.
  • Karmakhazi
    34 posts
    edited October 2012
    Sorry to hijack your thread but....
    I had a monster friends list but my game went into crash frenzy so I had to cull my friends list (sorry to those I kicked) which cured my crashing.
    Im lvl 21 with all the premium gear and some super cool things going on in my springfield.
    I need to keep my friends list fairly limited so I'd like to friend only folks with decent springfields (which is why I ask here)
    And no brown house farmers. :)

    Please invite, the first one to find Moe in my town will be bombarded with bog roll and eggs!


  • sboles66
    73 posts
    edited October 2012
    Karmakhazi wrote:
    Sorry to hijack your thread but....
    I had a monster friends list but my game went into crash frenzy so I had to cull my friends list (sorry to those I kicked) which cured my crashing.
    Im lvl 21 with all the premium gear and some super cool things going on in my springfield.
    I need to keep my friends list fairly limited so I'd like to friend only folks with decent springfields (which is why I ask here)
    And no broken house farmers. :)

    Please invite, the first one to find Moe in my town will be bombarded with bog roll and eggs!

    I added you :3
  • Schwede510
    32 posts
    edited October 2012
    please guys !! STOP !!!

    There are multiple threats for that , even a lvl 22 only topic.

    PLEASE this is a serious problem - be so kind and delete your posts here , and post them in the topics:
    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9029304.page


    and @Karmakhazi,
    if you have all that premium items - can you tell us how many increase you should have, and how much it is in real ?
  • BlueStarTrish
    39 posts
    edited October 2012
    I have also bought pretty much every premium item and now that I think about it I barely notice a difference. So I basically paid close to 50 bucks for nothing I guess. Thanks EA...
  • hellokenney
    100 posts
    edited October 2012
    Before I get into my findings, I wanted to point out that the conformity bonus does not explicitly state what it applies to. Since all the components of the bonus are related to buildings, I think it is quite possible the bonus is not intended to be applied to jobs.

    That being said, the numbers still don't add up and the premium item percentage isn't stacking correctly.

    My premium stuff:
    Hammock .25
    Burning bush (x3) 1.5
    Bench .25
    White fence (x11) .55
    Orange tree .5

    Total 3.05%

    Conformity bonus 5%

    Total 8.05%


    I checked several 1 hour jobs which should give 70xp and instead gave 74xp which is a 5.7% increase.

    However, 70*1.05=73.5 which rounds to 74. This indicates that the premium bonuses aren't being used at all, only the conformity.


    EDIT: actually, this works with ops numbers as well.

    1.035*70= 72.45, which rounds to 73
    1.035*135= 139.725, rounding to 140
    1.035*420= 434.7, rounding to 435

    VERY DISAPPOINTING! Feel really bad for those that bought premium items purely for percentage increases. I wonder if this is a recent glitch or if it has always been present?
  • Schwede510
    32 posts
    edited October 2012
    Hello Guys,
    i just started the same thing on XP rating, and it just is the same here.

    W= Written
    S= Should
    I= Is

    Krusty, make himself important
    $ W225, S263, I234 (+3,5%)
    XP W55, S64, I58 (+6%)
  • Schwede510
    32 posts
    edited October 2012
    update: all other XP quests i tested are the same result. 3-5% XP isntead of 17%
    details will follow.


    i would wonder if EA has not seen this before...
  • hellokenney
    100 posts
    edited October 2012
    Did you read my edit in my last post? I tested all the numbers in your initial post and the increase was exactly the same as your conformity bonus (3.5% exactly in all cases). My results and the other guy who gave some numbers on the first page confirm this, although our bonuses were at 5%.

    The premium items are granting no bonuses, and only the conformity bonus is actually being used.
  • Schwede510
    32 posts
    edited October 2012
    He Kenny,
    thanks for brining it on the point.

    So no guessing more - the premium items just do not work. So this is not only a bug, it is also a
    official term. we call it "payments for services not rendered".

    EA has not delivered what we payed for - clearly - and only because that is a mobile game , that doesn't mean that they can ignorer that.

    I tried to call the hotline... muhahahah...

    call bot: please enter your case number.
    I dial : "1234567"

    call bot "ok I got 1237" is this correct
    I dial : "1234567"

    call bot "ok I got 1237" is this correct
    I dial : "1234567"

    call bot "ok I got 1237" is this correct
    I dial : "1234567"

    call bot "ok I got 1237" is this correct

    I DIAL THE NUMBER , I DO NOT SAY IT - how can they get it wrong ?
    are you kidding me ?

    I checked this official forum , and i did not found a single offical post.
    Its not so difficult to see what is going on here.


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