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Brandine and the Saint Patrick's Day Quest aka Brandinegate [spoilers]

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  • randyybear
    43 posts
    edited March 2015
    zlevell786 wrote:
    I spoke to EA and this was their response:


    "*. Patrick's day Quest, As per the details and my specialist consultation of The Simpsons Tapped Out game the information for you is we are aware of this situation and have reported it to the Game designer studio, In this case hopefully we will listen some good news regarding it as the game developers are working on it."



    This sounds great. Thanks for speaking to them!
  • eltoncc
    550 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    randyybear wrote:
    zlevell786 wrote:
    I spoke to EA and this was their response:


    "*. Patrick's day Quest, As per the details and my specialist consultation of The Simpsons Tapped Out game the information for you is we are aware of this situation and have reported it to the Game designer studio, In this case hopefully we will listen some good news regarding it as the game developers are working on it."



    This sounds great. Thanks for speaking to them!

    In plain English this means: too bad.
  • shafanator108
    359 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    randyybear wrote:
    zlevell786 wrote:
    I spoke to EA and this was their response:


    "*. Patrick's day Quest, As per the details and my specialist consultation of The Simpsons Tapped Out game the information for you is we are aware of this situation and have reported it to the Game designer studio, In this case hopefully we will listen some good news regarding it as the game developers are working on it."



    This sounds great. Thanks for speaking to them!
    I got the same response today also
  • cdepast
    2462 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    zlevell786 wrote:
    I spoke to EA and this was their response:


    "*. Patrick's day Quest, As per the details and my specialist consultation of The Simpsons Tapped Out game the information for you is we are aware of this situation and have reported it to the Game designer studio, In this case hopefully we will listen some good news regarding it as the game developers are working on it."




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  • stinkbugger
    1983 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    AJtheboss1 wrote:
    Appearently the 20 donuts we got at the end of the event were the donuts that people needed to speed up Brandine's give birth to spucklers quest.

    Then why was everyone given bonus donuts, not just people who had the Brandine character. That's not fair.

    Also, you likely spoke to just a regular rep who makes things up half the time like most reps.

  • 4kidsandacatdog
    3090 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    It does, but the cost for me to speed up Brandine is 21 donuts. Not sure if it's different for other people.

    Kinda reluctant to spend donuts since I was saving up for Spider Pig. Hopefully I will get enough bonus donuts to make up the difference.

    Not complaining...much. :wink:
  • AJtheboss1
    3869 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    AJtheboss1 wrote:
    Appearently the 20 donuts we got at the end of the event were the donuts that people needed to speed up Brandine's give birth to spucklers quest.

    Then why was everyone given bonus donuts, not just people who had the Brandine character. That's not fair.

    Also, you likely spoke to just a regular rep who makes things up half the time like most reps.
    I suppose it was a last minute effort to let people complete the task. For those who had her before just got a bonus, and no one forces players to spend the 20 donuts. You can just store here.

    There's also something you should have in mind. They usually never give 20 donuts for a mini event. It's usually 10. The one donut difference was probably not enough to warrant 21 donut bonus.

    It also fits with why they stopped giving compensations. They usually own up to things when they are wrong and compensate players, even halfway into events. I know this because it happened to me twice. This is the first time something like this happened.

    It's still super annoying though.
    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • dubhe1313
    317 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    Yep another...I had no idea about Brandines involvement until this thread and she's got 59 days on the first kid.
  • 4kidsandacatdog
    3090 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    Oh yeah...SUPER annoying!
  • stinkbugger
    1983 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    AJtheboss1 wrote:
    I suppose it was a last minute effort to let people complete the task. For those who had her before just got a bonus, and no one forces players to spend the 20 donuts. You can just store here.

    So those that never bought her are given a bonus while those that bought her (some with real money) get no bonus? That makes no sense.

    And yes, I realize that one can "just store her", but that means she went a month without earning anything. That lost money is important to those of us still working through the levels.
    AJtheboss1 wrote:
    It also fits with why they stopped giving compensations.

    Do you have actual proof that they have stopped giving compensations? Or are you just going by what one low level phone rep claimed? If you check elsewhere you'll find reports of people receiving free donuts even today.
  • izabellatrix
    1612 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    So instead of just removing Brandines's task from the quest-line, they decided to give everyone 20 donuts? I don't know, that sounds odd to me.
    Joined: May 2014 • Level: 563 • Favourite Characters: Lisa & Ralph
  • petehd14
    2769 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    They told me it was working as planned, which means they are trying to get us to waste donuts so we will buy more.

    I have been tempted and come very close to buying donuts, but this cinches my decision. I will never buy donuts or any premium currency from EA.
  • brogames111
    740 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    So instead of just removing Brandines's task from the quest-line, they decided to give everyone 20 donuts? I don't know, that sounds odd to me.

    Yep, I agree...sounds pretty fishy! :hunf:
  • [Deleted User]
    0 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    Does EA ever give an official notice about these sort of things, and if so, where/how is it communicated to us?

    I'm reluctant to spend donuts or store Brandine in case this info isn't 100% confirmed. I'd hate to store Brandine or spend donuts for a fix to drop afterwards.

    I guess I can't quite believe the developers would intentionally design such a resource conflict knowing it would * off players. Plus doing it with the emotive topic of pregnancy/abortion. There's no humour in that.
  • izabellatrix
    1612 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    Does EA ever give an official notice about these sort of things, and if so, where/how is it communicated to us?

    I'm reluctant to spend donuts or store Brandine in case this info isn't 100% confirmed. I'd hate to store Brandine or spend donuts for a fix to drop afterwards.

    I guess I can't quite believe the developers would intentionally design such a resource conflict knowing it would * off players. Plus doing it with the emotive topic of pregnancy/abortion. There's no humour in that.

    Technically they post official info on their Facebook page, but it's always just event/item announcements, not admitting mistakes.

    Apparently we have until April 23rd to complete the questline, so I'm going to wait it out. At the very least, the price to speed her pregnancy along will go down, hopefully by 10 donuts since it seems to be 10 a month. There's no way I'm losing a month of her pregnancy by storing her.
    Joined: May 2014 • Level: 563 • Favourite Characters: Lisa & Ralph
  • NOVA_POLARI
    1010 posts
    edited March 2015
    Plus doing it with the emotive topic of pregnancy/abortion. There's no humour in that.

  • barszap785
    454 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    Lame.
  • brogames111
    740 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    barszap785 wrote:
    Lame.
    Agreed! Very lame.
  • AJtheboss1
    3869 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    Honestly I hope they have an official statement. I had this told to me by multiple times. It would be one thing if I've heard it once, but it wasn't. We'll never know until they come out and tell us. In the meantime this is the best explanation I was able to get. Take it how you will guys.

    It's a pretty crappy situation for us all.
    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • roshigoth1
    1601 posts Member
    edited March 2015
    Sad to say, I opted to store Brandine. I'll be damned if I'm going to let EA blatantly manipulate me into spending donuts. :evil:

    I also don't plan to buy anymore donuts. Hope this was worthwhile to you, EA, because you've lost a paying customer. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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