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Lag and the new update


  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Awesome work again EA. Could you clowns possibly be any worse at your jobs?

    I can see EA saying


    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • fuffazzoni
    627 posts
    edited May 2014
    I think the issue is related to the town, not the device. A lot of different models with either android or ios have this issue, and often same models have different behavior. Plus I tried with bluestacks aswell, which (apart from the black screen issue of last month) has never crashed on me, even when visiting friends or assigning tasks (main crash causes in android devices). But with this update, even with bluestacks I can't get past the loading screen and I can't enter my town. It must be the town.

    Also, I don't think it's related to the number of characters doing tasks outside, I'm doing the Brockman questline, where you need 15 characters to protest at the police station for 12 hours. Out of laziness I sent there ALL the characters I could send, so the only ones outside in my town are a couple of policemen and brockman. Yet I can't enter my town.

    Could it be related to easter tasks? When I was forced to update I was harvesting carrots and some characters were doing egg tasks, coul it be that they removed the sprites prematurely?
  • Pinpal00
    995 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Snakeyees wrote:

    mine actually got fixed a few updates ago but I did have that problem but it wasn't the Easter updated fixed it. it could have been the easter update but that was a long time ago

    I think I remember you mentioning that in another thread. Actually, I had a very brief respite a few updates ago as well, but it came back with a vengeance: it used to be I got twenty-second delays; it went away for a short time and came back during Easter as delays that forced me to leave the room for a while.

    I hope this "fix" is permanent, but I suspect, soon as the lag is addressed, it'll go back to how it was.
  • 4junk3000
    6834 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    4junk3000 wrote:
    Do you think it would be a good idea to put a sign-up thread in the Bugs and Issues section? Wasn't there a time in the past when there was a major, widespread problem where people were either losing or not receiving items, and couldn't complete a quest --

    And a thread was set up specifically to list what they had lost in the glitch ... and those who signed up in that thread were recompensated and got everything they'd lost?

    I could be wrong, because I wasn't one of them ... but I thought one of the mods set it up.

    (Sorry, mods. As if you have nothing else to do with your time, right?)

    if that was the case, it would be AWESOME if all of these similar threads were merged, and one "Easter Lag/FP counter bug" was made known to use instead.

    i do wish there was more housekeeping on this forum, but it is on par with EA service overall so why expect more...

    but the game is currently unplayable. so we're all just waiting. so glad they forced the update. i could have been collecting more eggs.

    Better take cover, in case mine isn't the only response to your statement.

    The mods are volunteers. Not employees of EA. They work on their own free time. We can hardly expect them to be on top of a myriad of threads created one after the other after the other.

    (I'm sure you didn't know that, or you wouldn't have said it the way you did about EA service. But just to give you a heads-up.)

    well doesn't that figure too. on EA's official forum, i WAS expecting the mods to be WITH EA.

    i just have to keep notching my expectations down, further and further. volunteers obviously do what they can, and with EA setting their own bar so low, it's not much of an example.

    sorry mods, if you're not EA employees as well, you really are stuck between a rock and an alpha release! hah!
    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • nitespark
    54 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Lags like a **** for me.
  • brewdog79
    468 posts
    edited May 2014
    I received the new update, but my game is virtually unplayable right now. Lagging horribly and crashing endlessly.
  • stingray1122
    8717 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Doesn't seem to be lagging that much ATM

    EDIT: Never mind it's lagging like crazy again
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    How come my game hasn't been lagging at all? :-\
  • stingray1122
    8717 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    How come my game hasn't been lagging at all? :-\

  • spitomd
    24 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Same here. Lag! And crashes when visiting neighbors. Fix it! Enough is enough! The family guy game has NO lag! What are you doing EA!?
  • jhojnacki248
    203 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    The lag when I'm just at my town isn't too bad unless I'm clicking on too many finished tasks at a time, but visiting neighbors is borderline impossible.
  • SauronHimself
    38 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Mine still lags, and I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Someone somewhere mentioned that older devices with crummier graphics seemed to run better. I tried it on the BF's old iPad and it ran much much better. Not flawlessly, but smoother. And I visited half my neighbors before it crashed. Wish there was an in-game option to reduce graphic quality.
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  • mi232000150
    53 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    still lagging after update, and my 2 friend town had already given me crash. worst update ever!!!!!!
  • chris6271
    4013 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    D'oh... Lags... It's playable for me. But it's very slow and laggy. Hope EA fix it soon. :roll:
  • wthozzy1
    68 posts Member
    edited May 2014
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    How come my game hasn't been lagging at all? :-\


    Yeah! :-\ BTW, I use a galaxy tab 2 7.0
  • bluyoshi88810
    1455 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    My Springfield is mostly free of lag, which is a sigh of relief. When I'm visiting neighbors, however, that's where things get frustrating. Some have it and few don't and one person even crashes my game entirely. Whoever is in charge at EA, please fix this issue.
  • redwings19746
    105 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    My game is still lagging as well. It's very frustrating clearing handshakes from my town and visiting neighbors takes so long.
  • thirdeye69
    268 posts
    edited May 2014
    Well it sure is nice that EA still can't fix the lag that's been going on for close to a week now but they can send us all a reminder to watch tonight's new, and probably sub-par, episode. Hey, EA, *bleep* that nonsense. Get on top of things and fix the *bleeping* lag.

    As a (right now former premium) player who's been playing since thr relaunch, I'm about done.
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