EA Forums - Banner

Zeroed out on Righteousness?

Many have experienced losing rightousness stars, going from 5 down to 0, even though religiously you take care of the graffiti.
Mine goes up and down quite often like a YoYo. From 5* to 1*, it then remains at 1* for about three days, then suddenly it goes straight back to 5*. Other gamers are usually slighty different to this but nevertheless experince something similar.
I'm not sure yet how this works, but somewhere as graffiti is being used on your buildings from friends and you regularly clean it up, it gets kind of messed up, resulting in going up and own out of control. Perhaps it's a glitch or something.

Replies

  • heavy liquid
    167 posts
    edited November 2012
    Yep, I always take care of graffiti right away and even moved my buildings around so the spray cans are the first things visitors should see. But my rating continues to go back and forth between zero and five stars every other day without anything I can find to attribute to it. I hope the bug is fixed soon.
  • ThomasK323
    548 posts
    edited November 2012
    A couple days ago I busted out about 50 jack-o-lanterns from storage and the next day my righteousness went to zero. I put up them up and cleaned graffiti ten times getting my rating back to 5.

    If I recall correctly the description of jack-o-lanterns and some other Halloween items said 'watch out for vandals' so my assumption right now is if you have too many Halloween decorations it may be the culprit.
  • KrustyBrand
    15340 posts Member
    edited November 2012
    ThomasK323 wrote:
    A couple days ago I busted out about 50 jack-o-lanterns from storage and the next day my righteousness went to zero. I put up them up and cleaned graffiti ten times getting my rating back to 5.

    If I recall correctly the description of jack-o-lanterns and some other Halloween items said 'watch out for vandals' so my assumption right now is if you have too many Halloween decorations it may be the culprit.

    Your description of this theory makes it seem rather tenuous. The proposed causal agent is seperated from the effect by a full day. And it seems just as (if not more) likely than the subsequent rise in the rating was due to the cleaning rather than the removal of the pumpkins.
  • cpsdude
    46 posts
    edited November 2012
    Take any object which is decoration. Tuck it into inventory. Once its stored, open it up again and put it back. Your stars should come back.
  • KrustyBrand
    15340 posts Member
    edited November 2012
    cpsdude wrote:
    Take any object which is decoration. Tuck it into inventory. Once its stored, open it up again and put it back. Your stars should come back.

    Nope. I just tested this and the hypothesis was not supported.
  • ThomasK323
    548 posts
    edited November 2012
    Blammo! I just placed 13 of my 66 jack-o-lanterns from storage and immediately my conformity meter went from 5 stars to 1.5 stars. I already have about 30 pumpkins already decorating my bad dream house but they haven't seemed to cause an issue. But these do.

    Maybe it's coincidence but I can't see how. I've had three massive righteousness drops and every time it's been right after adding lots of pumpkins.

    Can anybody else confirm this? If your righteousness keeps dropping do you have many jack-o-lanterns? Or Halloween decorations in general out?
  • KrustyBrand
    15340 posts Member
    edited November 2012
    ThomasK323 wrote:
    Blammo! I just placed 13 of my 66 jack-o-lanterns from storage and immediately my conformity meter went from 5 stars to 1.5 stars. I already have about 30 pumpkins already decorating my bad dream house but they haven't seemed to cause an issue. But these do.

    Maybe it's coincidence but I can't see how. I've had three massive righteousness drops and every time it's been right after adding lots of pumpkins.

    Can anybody else confirm this? If your righteousness keeps dropping do you have many jack-o-lanterns? Or Halloween decorations in general out?

    It's not that I don't believe you, Thomas, but I just have a hard time seeing how this specific instance ties to the general case. I have no pumpkins and the only other Halloween items I have are buildings (e.g., cemeteries) and characters (e.g., Burns Monster, Kang). The status of these items has been constant since I acquired them, yet my rating continues to yo-yo. For that matter, I saw the same yo-yoing before the Halloween content drop. I just don't get it.
  • mgs2724
    24 posts Member
    edited November 2012
    The description of the righteousness rating, states keep criminals & graffiti off the streets (or something to that effect). I think the key being criminals, as Quimby, Snake, Wiggum, and now Fat Tony engage in criminal behavior this may be the cause of the drop in ratings. I have not tested this theory, but it seems logical based on the description.

    The drop has become more pronounced since the addition of Fat Tony, for me at least. If anyone can confirm this please let me know, and better yet if anyone figures out what tasks cause the greatest drops please post.
  • ThomasK323
    548 posts
    edited November 2012
    I just went through my friends lists and there was one, just level 17, with zero overall stars.

    I was thinking he'd probably put everything in storage for a city overhaul or to call it quits or something. But no, looks like a ordinary level 17 town. Wacky.
  • syx_gf
    5 posts
    edited May 2013
    I notice that we should clean up the graffiti on the buildings to get higher rating in righteousness. So, we need friends to vandalize our buildings first. I also keep nelson to serve detention and snakes to stay in jail. When I give snakes robbing jobs, the righteousness rating was decreased.

This discussion has been closed.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. Sign in or register to get started.