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Mine don't either, I have yet to had 20 hour days ones and on days I should have a total of 8 hours for ones, it's 4-6. The jobs are random but the hours from what I have seen are supposed to be the same for everyone but that has yet to be the case for me.

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  • sdgus68
    97 posts
    edited June 2014
    If you start your first task at different times, you could each end up with tasks that have different lengths of time. When the parchment unlocks, is when the tasks will switch to that days tasks shown on the calendar.

    So, if you start your first task before the parchment for that day unlocks, you will have the first task from the previous day. And if your wife starts her first task after the parchment unlocks, she will have the current days first task (according to what's shown on the posted calendar). Hope this makes sense. It's 4:30am here and my brain is mush.
  • KrisV
    1840 posts
    edited June 2014
    An just to update, according to the "calendar". Today should be a 4,6,6,4 and so far I have had a 2,2,6.

    Edit: And no Gus that's not true because if the task were based off the parchment then my tasks would be near today's supposed set but there is not a 2,2,6 on any of them til the 26th


    Edit 2:Mine resets at midnight and it's 4:43am now

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  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    It's not random and the code has been cracked! If you read the last couple of pages in this thread a few people were able to solve what was going on
    [url]
    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/585/10105504.page[/url]

    If you're getting different times from your family members you must be starting the tasks at different times.
  • sdgus68
    97 posts
    edited June 2014
    KrisV wrote:
    An just to update, according to the "calendar". Today should be a 4,6,6,4 and so far I have had a 2,2,6.

    Edit: And no Gus that's not true because if the task were based off the parchment then my tasks would be near today's supposed set but there is not a 2,2,6 on any of them til the 26th

    You did 2 tasks before the parchment for June 14th unlocked, so your first two tasks corresponded with the what's on the calendar for June 13th (2 hours for both). The June 14th parchment unlocked before you started the third task, so....your third task would correspond with the third task on the calendar for June14th (it's been the same for me. Central time zone, currently on math quiz task). If I'm right, your fourth task (and mine) will be 4 hours, the length of time the calendar shows for the fourth task on June 14th.

    The 24 hour window for completing the 4 tasks is midnight to midnight, wherever you are, and that's the one constant for everyone.
  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    sdgus68 wrote:
    KrisV wrote:
    An just to update, according to the "calendar". Today should be a 4,6,6,4 and so far I have had a 2,2,6.

    Edit: And no Gus that's not true because if the task were based off the parchment then my tasks would be near today's supposed set but there is not a 2,2,6 on any of them til the 26th

    You did 2 tasks before the parchment for June 14th unlocked, so your first two tasks corresponded with the what's on the calendar for June 13th (2 hours for both). The June 14th parchment unlocked before you started the third task, so....your third task would correspond with the third task on the calendar for June14th (it's been the same for me. Central time zone, currently on math quiz task). If I'm right, your fourth task (and mine) will be 4 hours, the length of time the calendar shows for the fourth task on June 14th.

    The 24 hour window for completing the 4 tasks is midnight to midnight, wherever you are, and that's the one constant for everyone.

    This is 100% right!

    Except it isn't necessarily midnight to midnight, I have 1am - 1am (UK) and I know some people in other areas of Europe have 2am - 2am.
  • Nikkif77
    14 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I'm in Australia too. My number 1 tasks reset at 10am and my parchment doesn't unlock until 6pm.

    Today my tasks were 2,2,2,4.

    I'm not really worried about what the calendar says. I just do the tasks and except for one day I've been able to do all 4.
  • jukan00
    2319 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I'm really not trying to start this all over again but, as simple and insightful as this theory is, it still doesn't match up for my tasks. I do start just after midnight when my clock resets and before the parchment unlocks. Sometimes its doing the last task of yesterday like you say sometimes not but it almost never has then gone on to the supposed first task of my current day. I wish it worked for me so I would know in advance. I've accepted it's random.
  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Nikkif77 wrote:
    I'm in Australia too. My number 1 tasks reset at 10am and my parchment doesn't unlock until 6pm.

    Today my tasks were 2,2,2,4.

    I'm not really worried about what the calendar says. I just do the tasks and except for one day I've been able to do all 4.

    The tasks you do between 10am and 6pm will be from the previous days calendar and the ones after will be from the current days. :-)
  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    jukan00 wrote:
    I'm really not trying to start this all over again but, as simple and insightful as this theory is, it still doesn't match up for my tasks. I do start just after midnight when my clock resets and before the parchment unlocks. Sometimes its doing the last task of yesterday like you say sometimes not but it almost never has then gone on to the supposed first task of my current day. I wish it worked for me so I would know in advance. I've accepted it's random.

    This is the part that confused me at first too, apparently when it switches over to the current day it doesn't start with the first task, it starts with whichever task you are on.

    So if you did 2 tasks from the previous days schedule before it switches over, your next one will be the 3rd task on the current days schedule.

    I hope that makes sense! :-)
  • Nikkif77
    14 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    juliet603 wrote:
    Nikkif77 wrote:
    I'm in Australia too. My number 1 tasks reset at 10am and my parchment doesn't unlock until 6pm.

    Today my tasks were 2,2,2,4.

    I'm not really worried about what the calendar says. I just do the tasks and except for one day I've been able to do all 4.

    The tasks you do between 10am and 6pm will be from the previous days calendar and the ones after will be from the current days. :-)


    Thank you for your help! :)
    Good to know. Now I get why sometimes me, my son and my brother have different timed tasks. My son started his 4th task before 6pm and got a 2hour task. I started my 4th task after 6pm and got a 4hour task.
    Makes sense.

    I'm lucky to live in Australia for this event and don't have to worry about the midnight reset!!

  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I've seen a lot of people posting calendars telling you what length jobs you should have from number 1 each day.

    My jobs, like many others, never match up.

    I've seen a lot of people saying well it depends on your timezone (I'm in Australia) as to whether your jobs carry over from one day to the next.

    My jobs, like many others, still never matched up.

    Now, I play TSTO, my wife plays, and my three kids all play.

    During events I help my kids out to get the prizes. Today my jobs were 2h, 2h, 2h, 2h.

    One son was 2h, 6h, 4h so far

    Daughter is 2h, 6h so far

    Wife is 6h so far

    I'm fairly sure we are all in the same timezone...

    It's either random (I don't know why people have such a hard time accepting it could be random, it'd be very easy to code it to be random) or there are multiple different arrangements, perhaps based off your last digit of your mayhem id...
    The EA computers/servers are in California.
    When it is Friday in California, the servers think it is Friday everywhere. (They're very haughty about it.)

    You finished everything before the servers even thought Saturday had begun:
    So your tasks were taken from the Friday pattern calendar.

    Friday's Task One - 2 hours
    Friday's Task Two - 2 hours
    Friday's Task Three - 2 hours
    Friday's Task Four - 2 hours
    THEN your parchment reset at 6PM. You had finished before Saturday Pattern Calendar started.

    Your son's times were taken from the calendar like this:
    Friday Task One - 2 hours
    THEN his parchment reset at 6PM. THIS was when the EA Computers thought Saturday had begun, so they began feeding him from Saturday's pattern.
    Saturday's Task Two - 6 hours
    Saturday's Task Three - 4 hours
    Saturday's Task Four - 6 hours

    (Your daughter apparently did the same thing. She did her first task before 6PM and her second task after 6PM. Her remaining schedule is the same as your son's)

    The only way your wife's schedule can make sense is if she did not finish all four of her "yesterday" tasks before 10AM. By any chance did she set a task from yesterday and then not clear it until after 10AM? Because if that is the case, then when she cleared that thumb after 10AM, that counted as her first task for today, allowing her to only do three more.

    You say her first task was 6 hours. I assume she started her "6hour" task AFTER 6PM today.

    Her schedule today looks like this:
    Task One (counts as already covered by last unfinished task from yesterday)
    THEN 6PM Parchment reset took place. The EA California Computers said "NOW it is Saturday!"
    Task Two - 6 hours (which corresponds to the length of Task Two from the Saturday Pattern calendar)
    Task Three - 4 hours (which corresponds to the length of Task Three from the Saturday Pattern calendar)
    Task Four - 6 hours (which corresponds to the length of TAsk Four from the Saturday Pattern calendar.)

    I promise :)

    EDITED THE ABOVE. I originally thought the parchment reset was at 10AM ... I misread the Australia reset info in the other person's post.)

    Incidentally, the schedule from Sunday's Pattern calendar is very light.
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  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Nikkif77 wrote:
    juliet603 wrote:
    Nikkif77 wrote:
    I'm in Australia too. My number 1 tasks reset at 10am and my parchment doesn't unlock until 6pm.

    Today my tasks were 2,2,2,4.

    I'm not really worried about what the calendar says. I just do the tasks and except for one day I've been able to do all 4.

    The tasks you do between 10am and 6pm will be from the previous days calendar and the ones after will be from the current days. :-)


    Thank you for your help! :)
    Good to know. Now I get why sometimes me, my son and my brother have different timed tasks. My son started his 4th task before 6pm and got a 2hour task. I started my 4th task after 6pm and got a 4hour task.
    Makes sense.

    I'm lucky to live in Australia for this event and don't have to worry about the midnight reset!!

    Glad I could help! :) It took me forever to understand when all the clever ppl were figuring it all out! And yeah you guys in Australia are so lucky lol!
  • 4junk3000
    5476 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I read this twice and still don't get it. :cry:
    Whatever
    "You're the most negative person I've ever seen on here. Constantly."
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    jukan00 wrote:
    I'm really not trying to start this all over again but, as simple and insightful as this theory is, it still doesn't match up for my tasks. I do start just after midnight when my clock resets and before the parchment unlocks. Sometimes its doing the last task of yesterday like you say sometimes not but it almost never has then gone on to the supposed first task of my current day. I wish it worked for me so I would know in advance. I've accepted it's random.

    But your last three tasks are always correct, aren't they? (There would be an exception, but I won't go into it unless you tell me your last three tasks are not always correct.) The only time on that calendar that you're manipulating is the first one. If you are starting them at midnight, I can't tell you what that time length will be without knowing whether or not you completed all four tasks the day before.


    Your schedule for SUNDAY will match the calendar (4-1-2-1) whether you start at midnight or not.

    MONDAY, if you DO stay up until midnight to set the first task, will be 4-1-4-4
    If you do NOT stay up until midnight to set the first task, it will be 2-1-4-4

    (Not exactly worth losing sleep over, right?) :)
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  • Samaranth01
    2182 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    sdgus68 wrote:
    KrisV wrote:
    An just to update, according to the "calendar". Today should be a 4,6,6,4 and so far I have had a 2,2,6.

    Edit: And no Gus that's not true because if the task were based off the parchment then my tasks would be near today's supposed set but there is not a 2,2,6 on any of them til the 26th

    You did 2 tasks before the parchment for June 14th unlocked, so your first two tasks corresponded with the what's on the calendar for June 13th (2 hours for both). The June 14th parchment unlocked before you started the third task, so....your third task would correspond with the third task on the calendar for June14th (it's been the same for me. Central time zone, currently on math quiz task). If I'm right, your fourth task (and mine) will be 4 hours, the length of time the calendar shows for the fourth task on June 14th.

    The 24 hour window for completing the 4 tasks is midnight to midnight, wherever you are, and that's the one constant for everyone.

    I came here intending to open a similar thread. Waited until midnight then started today's first task but instead of the 4-hour one I was expecting I got a 2-hour task. First time things haven't lined up for me, but mystery solved. I guess it really is all in the timing. Thanks :D
  • jukan00
    2319 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    jukan00 wrote:
    I'm really not trying to start this all over again but, as simple and insightful as this theory is, it still doesn't match up for my tasks. I do start just after midnight when my clock resets and before the parchment unlocks. Sometimes its doing the last task of yesterday like you say sometimes not but it almost never has then gone on to the supposed first task of my current day. I wish it worked for me so I would know in advance. I've accepted it's random.

    But your last three tasks are always correct, aren't they? (There would be an exception, but I won't go into it unless you tell me your last three tasks are not always correct.) The only time on that calendar that you're manipulating is the first one. If you are starting them at midnight, I can't tell you what that time length will be without knowing whether or not you completed all four tasks the day before.


    Your schedule for SUNDAY will match the calendar (4-1-2-1) whether you start at midnight or not.

    MONDAY, if you DO stay up until midnight to set the first task, will be 4-1-4-4
    If you do NOT stay up until midnight to set the first task, it will be 2-1-4-4

    (Not exactly worth losing sleep over, right?) :)

    No, my last three tasks are not correct. I always stay up past midnight and set the first task before my parchment timer resets so I get how that would be different than the calendar- sometimes that does match up, but often it doesn't. Yesteray Friday the 13 I had a 1-2-2-1 list. My last task was an hour- I remember gleefully telling my wife who was on a string of 6's and wasn't as enthusiastic about it as me (haha). But the calendar says Friday should have been all 2's. I get that the first 1 hour is a carry over from Thursday but the last task should have been a 2 right? Last night at midnight my first task was a 2 hour- which would make sense, since the last one on the calendar is a 2, but my last one was a 1... My second task so far is a 6 hour which if I understand makes sense because 6 is the second one for Saturday the 14th...
    but where did the final task of 1 hour for yesterday come from then? It's a lot of little things like this that don't match the calendar for me.
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    jukan00 wrote:
    jukan00 wrote:
    I'm really not trying to start this all over again but, as simple and insightful as this theory is, it still doesn't match up for my tasks. I do start just after midnight when my clock resets and before the parchment unlocks. Sometimes its doing the last task of yesterday like you say sometimes not but it almost never has then gone on to the supposed first task of my current day. I wish it worked for me so I would know in advance. I've accepted it's random.

    But your last three tasks are always correct, aren't they? (There would be an exception, but I won't go into it unless you tell me your last three tasks are not always correct.) The only time on that calendar that you're manipulating is the first one. If you are starting them at midnight, I can't tell you what that time length will be without knowing whether or not you completed all four tasks the day before.


    Your schedule for SUNDAY will match the calendar (4-1-2-1) whether you start at midnight or not.

    MONDAY, if you DO stay up until midnight to set the first task, will be 4-1-4-4
    If you do NOT stay up until midnight to set the first task, it will be 2-1-4-4

    (Not exactly worth losing sleep over, right?) :)

    No, my last three tasks are not correct. I always stay up past midnight and set the first task before my parchment timer resets so I get how that would be different than the calendar- sometimes that does match up, but often it doesn't. Yesteray Friday the 13 I had a 1-2-2-1 list. My last task was an hour- I remember gleefully telling my wife who was on a string of 6's and wasn't as enthusiastic about it as me (haha). But the calendar says Friday should have been all 2's. I get that the first 1 hour is a carry over from Thursday but the last task should have been a 2 right? Last night at midnight my first task was a 2 hour- which would make sense, since the last one on the calendar is a 2, but my last one was a 1... My second task so far is a 6 hour which if I understand makes sense because 6 is the second one for Saturday the 14th...
    but where did the final task of 1 hour for yesterday come from then? It's a lot of little things like this that don't match the calendar for me.

    I cannot explain the one-hour task Four on Friday. That one, I can't figure out. No matter how I look at it. I can see why you'd doubt all this.

    If it matters, though, I can explain that 2hour you got when you started off this morning. Think:restaurant menu
    Friday was (in theory) 2-2-2-2
    Appetizer 2 hours*
    Salad 2 hours
    Entree 2 hours
    Dessert 2 hours

    Today is 4-6-6-4 (EDITED TO CORRECT)
    Appetizer 4 hours*
    Salad 6 hours
    Entree 6 hours
    Dessert 4 hours

    When you ordered up today's appetizer just after midnight (when the California computers thought it was still Friday), you got served Friday's appetizer.
    After that server reset, they started feeding you off the Saturday menu.

    But I can be of no help to you about that one hour task yesterday. Looked and looked for a way. I got nuthin'. :(

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  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    jukan00 wrote:
    jukan00 wrote:
    I'm really not trying to start this all over again but, as simple and insightful as this theory is, it still doesn't match up for my tasks. I do start just after midnight when my clock resets and before the parchment unlocks. Sometimes its doing the last task of yesterday like you say sometimes not but it almost never has then gone on to the supposed first task of my current day. I wish it worked for me so I would know in advance. I've accepted it's random.

    But your last three tasks are always correct, aren't they? (There would be an exception, but I won't go into it unless you tell me your last three tasks are not always correct.) The only time on that calendar that you're manipulating is the first one. If you are starting them at midnight, I can't tell you what that time length will be without knowing whether or not you completed all four tasks the day before.


    Your schedule for SUNDAY will match the calendar (4-1-2-1) whether you start at midnight or not.

    MONDAY, if you DO stay up until midnight to set the first task, will be 4-1-4-4
    If you do NOT stay up until midnight to set the first task, it will be 2-1-4-4

    (Not exactly worth losing sleep over, right?) :)

    No, my last three tasks are not correct. I always stay up past midnight and set the first task before my parchment timer resets so I get how that would be different than the calendar- sometimes that does match up, but often it doesn't. Yesteray Friday the 13 I had a 1-2-2-1 list. My last task was an hour- I remember gleefully telling my wife who was on a string of 6's and wasn't as enthusiastic about it as me (haha). But the calendar says Friday should have been all 2's. I get that the first 1 hour is a carry over from Thursday but the last task should have been a 2 right? Last night at midnight my first task was a 2 hour- which would make sense, since the last one on the calendar is a 2, but my last one was a 1... My second task so far is a 6 hour which if I understand makes sense because 6 is the second one for Saturday the 14th...
    but where did the final task of 1 hour for yesterday come from then? It's a lot of little things like this that don't match the calendar for me.

    I cannot explain the one-hour task Four on Friday. That one, I can't figure out. No matter how I look at it. I can see why you'd doubt all this.

    If it matters, though, I can explain that 2hour you got when you started off this morning. Think:restaurant menu
    Friday was (in theory) 2-2-2-2
    Appetizer 2 hours*
    Salad 2 hours
    Entree 2 hours
    Dessert 2 hours

    Today is 4-6-6-4 (EDITED TO CORRECT)
    Appetizer 4 hours*
    Salad 6 hours
    Entree 6 hours
    Dessert 4 hours

    When you ordered up today's appetizer just after midnight (when the California computers thought it was still Friday), you got served Friday's appetizer.
    After that server reset, they started feeding you off the Saturday menu.

    But I can be of no help to you about that one hour task yesterday. Looked and looked for a way. I got nuthin'. :(

    A possibility is that it was actually a 2hr task and you forgot or got confused? I did that yesterday morning!
  • panopticnic
    1820 posts
    edited June 2014
    juliet603 wrote:
    Nikkif77 wrote:
    I'm in Australia too. My number 1 tasks reset at 10am and my parchment doesn't unlock until 6pm.

    Today my tasks were 2,2,2,4.

    I'm not really worried about what the calendar says. I just do the tasks and except for one day I've been able to do all 4.

    The tasks you do between 10am and 6pm will be from the previous days calendar and the ones after will be from the current days. :-)

    I am in GMT though and mine were 2,4 today so.....
  • jukan00
    2319 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    My memory isn't perfect for sure! But I always remember my wife getting jeal- er, I mean "indifferent" about tapped out. :D
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