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EA, why do you hate commas? 10000000 is really annoying to read.

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  • Samaranth01
    2182 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    It could just be that the programming won't recognize commas.
  • illislune
    177 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    :-)

    Unfortunately, I'm sure the developers have a lot more pressing matters to deal with (e.g. complaints about missing elves, tunnels not opening, etc.), so I doubt this would be anywhere high on their list of things to deal with. That is, assuming it even would make it on to their list of things to address.

    I would also settle for substituting the comma-less zeros for words - as in $8M / 8 Mil / 8 Million instead of 8000000. Then again, I'm also happy to take it as it is as long as they are continuing to release new content.
  • smohqy
    2107 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Agreed! My wife almost purchased the Krusty Oil Rig thinking it was $800,000 instead of 8,000,000. Seeing as how she and I could now afford it either way, that would've been a bitter blow to the bank!

    Please add the commas or 8 Mil or 8M. Great suggestions, guys!
  • NOVA_POLARI
    1010 posts
    edited December 2014
    Ya I have always wondered why there is no comas. I agree they should add this as soon as possible (I understand there is more important things to work on right now)
  • maryclaire1
    6024 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Yes! We need commas!!!
  • Vinchenzo55
    31 posts
    edited December 2014
    I doubt that they would add M or Mil or Million simply because then they can code it so people don;t have to use language to understand it. Then again, the dialogue is in english, so perhaps I‘m barking up the wrong tree
  • sojournfan
    584 posts
    edited December 2014
    I'd like commas or it saying mil as well. It would make it much easier to read.
  • annettemarc
    7734 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Maybe a corporation is allotted a certain number of commas, and EA doesn't give them to us because they're afraid they'll run out and their gross profits next year will look like this

    2400000000 and they won't know it says $2.4 billion and they'll accidentally buy Yugoslavia and have no money left for decor.
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  • Ftball2theGroin
    594 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Maybe a corporation is allotted a certain number of commas, and EA doesn't give them to us because they're afraid they'll run out and their gross profits next year will look like this

    2400000000 and they won't know it says $2.4 billion and they'll accidentally buy Yugoslavia and have no money left for decor.

    I love this. EA has enough money to buy some Caribbean island and set up shop, Bond villian style. Then they could pay their developers and customer service reps even less!
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I do agree it's hard to read

    But commas should not be used. Spaces are used instead.

    10 000 000
  • patzmcm
    703 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    smohqy wrote:
    Agreed! My wife almost purchased the Krusty Oil Rig thinking it was $800,000 instead of 8,000,000. Seeing as how she and I could now afford it either way, that would've been a bitter blow to the bank!

    Please add the commas or 8 Mil or 8M. Great suggestions, guys!

    Agreed - I did purchase the Oil Rig thinking it was 800,000. Then I wondered where all my money went. Doh!
  • barryriddl474
    4819 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I consider reading prices to be a bonus mini game. :mrgreen:
  • roshigoth1
    1601 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I just kinda assumed the oil rig was an aspirational and therefore it was 8 million.

    But it would be nice to have commas/spaces/whatever separator they like.
  • tgyberg70
    250 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I've got some commas. I'll sell'm for 10 donuts each! :-)
  • barryriddl474
    4819 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Here's some on the house :D

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  • johncolombo
    11406 posts Senior Moderator
    edited December 2014
    I consider reading prices to be a bonus mini game. :mrgreen:

    plus 1
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  • Trieste53
    69 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    No commas I want to live in a punctuation free world :roll:
  • wadebear
    3997 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    As a programmer (albeit an amateur one) I can tell you that getting commas to display in numbers can be a massive nuisance. Unless the programming language has a subroutine built in to do that, it's a pain. And if you're using the number as an actual number somewhere else in the program it's a DOUBLE pain.

    Secondarily, there's the consideration of the allocated space for the numbers. Commas take up space. I've seen some glitches posted in the forum where huge numbers run off the 'page' of the popup.

    Or... Some exec may have made the decision not to put commas in. Execs will do that.

    But I'm betting it's the second one. Just not enough space.
  • izabellatrix
    1612 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Yes, that would be nice.
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  • Deverz85
    162 posts
    edited December 2014
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