EA Forums - Banner

If there is a suspected beneficial glitch...

Prev1345
I also voted make up my own mind. This last one was very useful to me since like others I was having a hard time getting enough crafting supplies, especially masks. I've heard about glitches in the past and either missed or ignored them.

Replies

  • Heilikiten
    175 posts
    edited May 2015
    I've been enjoying the discussion of EB; hearing people's positions on it. Let's have a poll.

    I answered that I want to know so I can make up my own mind.
    Count me in)I vote for the same*)
  • 4kidsandacatdog
    3083 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I admit curiosity gets the better of me. I like to know, but I don't necessarily take advantage of them when they occur.

    Would EA even read the notification if someone were to tell? They don't seem to notice when we endlessly complain about non-beneficial glitches.
  • Neglecterino
    5175 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I admit curiosity gets the better of me. I like to know, but I don't necessarily take advantage of them when they occur.

    Would EA even read the notification if someone were to tell? They don't seem to notice when we endlessly complain about non-beneficial glitches.

    My guess is that EA is keeping stats on things to make a decision on whether to let things ride or not.

    The reason would be that modifying code is a risk, because you can introduce new bugs every time you touch the code. When it seems to be affecting the bottom line, that is probably when they decide to touch the code.
  • meinaz
    5440 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I didn't use it although I started to see things about it mainly because I didn't have time. If it occurred this week, I would absolutely have used it. There are enough glitches that hurt people that I have no issue with people taking advantage of beneficial glitches.
  • annettemarc
    7734 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I'm confused as to the difference between #1 and #3

    That is, the phrase "I can use it" means "I can have the ability to use it" ... which is the same as #3.

    The only way #1 can differ from #3 is if #1 reads "I want to know and I will use it"

    (Same issue exists with #2, btw)

    Right?
    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • Neglecterino
    5175 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I'm confused as to the difference between #1 and #3

    That is, the phrase "I can use it" means "I can have the ability to use it" ... which is the same as #3.

    The only way #1 can differ from #3 is if #1 reads "I want to know and I will use it"

    (Same issue exists with #2, btw)

    Right?

    I think people know what I meant, but I've changed it.
  • devilhunt1449
    3601 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I've also gone for I'll make my own mind up to but it appears that we have a spy in our midst or maybe a joker, lol.
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts
    edited May 2015
    I admit curiosity gets the better of me. I like to know, but I don't necessarily take advantage of them when they occur.

    Would EA even read the notification if someone were to tell? They don't seem to notice when we endlessly complain about non-beneficial glitches.

    My guess is that EA is keeping stats on things to make a decision on whether to let things ride or not.

    The reason would be that modifying code is a risk, because you can introduce new bugs every time you touch the code. When it seems to be affecting the bottom line, that is probably when they decide to touch the code.

    I would tend to agree with your speculation. I am saying this based on my observations from past experiences with the game. Over the past 3 or so years of tapping, we have experienced many different glitches with the game.

    Just from this current event alone, we have had the double payout on Cecil's rewards, the Money Mountain glitch, and then Endless Bob's. Also, all of the currency earning tasks were not highlighted. EA has very poor overall communication with its players. So we are simply left to guess and speculate what is going on. While some of these were fixed promptly, others took longer.

    Before this, one of the biggest glitches of the entire game was the stackable handshake glitch. This glitch lasted for months before it was corrected. I speculate that EA allowed this to continue to exist, because they were actually still making money off of the glitch. Several people, myself included, spent donuts to rush finishing a Squidport tile to tap, while we could still stack them. Also, the glitch changed after the first week or so, from where we could stack a multiple handshakes, like over 10, to were we could only stack one or two, before we had to clear the hand shake. That was rather suspect. The glitch continued to exist with the reduced stackables for another month or two. I know other players at that point who rushed growing their corn, to get it tapped, and also bought Bumblebee man or Arnie Pye, to maximize their tap profit at the TV station.

    I would speculate that had the Money Mountain glitch contained a few different sections that required players to rush with donuts to advance, instead of just the one with Smithers, then EA would have allowed that glitch to exist longer, to collect some more donuts. Maybe I am being cynical, but I think EA is just like any other capitalist company, their focus is the bottom line. If they are losing out on the glitch, they will remove it as quickly as possible, but if they are unexpectedly profiting from the glitch, then they will let it ride, or at least assign a much lower priority to resolving the issue. This makes for a poor customer service experience, and gives a mixed message to the players. Thus, I cannot fault anyone for exploiting any known glitches.
  • sojournfan
    584 posts
    edited May 2015
    I would want to know and I would decide if or how I would use it. I found out about Endless Bob and yes I did use it. I didn't overly exploit it but I did get what I wanted and then some with the glitch.
  • AOFIGO009
    1306 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I think sometimes if there's a glitch about, you just gotta use it and make the most of it. Sitting down and pondering whether I feel comfortable using it eats up valuable time, where if I take too long the glitch could be fixed.

    Glitches aren't going to hurt or damage anybody, this isn't like taking advantage of a shady business connection to get ahead. No one dies, no one gets hurt, the glitch can be sorted if EA chose to, and I want donuts!

    Of course that's just my opinion and I'm not going to say it's the right one, except to say it's right for me. If sitting down and thinking about whether you are going to use it is right for you, then that's what you should do.

    However if the person who would tell EA about glitches isn't joking (yeah, I know it's a joke, just talking theoretically) I do think that's the wrong choice to make, as it means you are trying to make the decision for everybody, and that just ain't right!!!
    Hey guys, I'm AO (not AOF). I create and run the Event Strategy Threads.
  • patzmcm
    703 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I voted for the third choice - I would like to know, but will decide at the time whether or not to use it. The Endless Bob is the first one I have taken advantage of, not necessarily by choice. I would have liked to figure out the Mr. Burns money pile but didn't take the time.

    I spend plenty on donuts - I am a "good customer" according to one of the chat representatives. I don't feel guilty having used the Endless Bob glitch. I do feel guilty not informing more neighbors about it, though.
  • anna22478
    407 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I used both the money mountain & EB glitches. I'm glad I didn't have to spent money on the mountain but I missed out on the animations so I kind of regret using that one. Also I don't like how it looks now it's full.
    My only regret with using the EB glitch is that I now have so many craftables that I've ended up with a Gas & Grub farm :( once I've topped up my bank balance they will be stuck back in storage. Before I knew about the glitch I used donuts to get characters that could earn materials as I didn't think I would have a chance at completing all craftables without them so really I have just replaced the donuts that I used on characters I probably wouldn't have bought if it wasn't for this event so I don't feel guilty for exploiting the glitch.

    I voted I would want to know so that I can decide if I want to use it.
  • johnny50373
    2768 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I like glitches an would like to know about them if any pop up in the future.


    If anyone is still wondering why knowledge of this past glitch was spread through PMs, the single vote on the pole is the reason.


    Edit: as of right now, 1 person would be deciding for 53 other people... Not cool! Mind your business.
  • smohqy
    2107 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I would tell EA...








    ...NOTHING!





    Voted would decide.
  • durarararara
    2855 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I want to know, I will inform EA. :wink::lol:
  • mathumster385
    2436 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    smohqy wrote:
    I would tell EA...








    ...NOTHING!





    Voted would decide.
    +1
  • SquirrelLadd
    1668 posts
    edited May 2015
    Would always like to know. Whether I use it would depend on the cir umstances at the time. I was really happy to take advantage of the endless bob glitch, albeit only for an evening, because I started the event a bit late. There were some items i wanted to craft and wouldnt have got them otherwise.
    If i was doing well on my own in an event then i might choose not to use it.
    If the glitch meant getting extra donuts.....then who am i kidding...I'D USE IT to death:)
  • Newcastlenia
    798 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    It's always nice to be in the know and then have a choice whether you take advantage of it. I never knew about the Bob glitch, and as a total freemium it would have made a massive difference to my game play.
  • AOFIGO009
    1306 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    Would always like to know. Whether I use it would depend on the cir umstances at the time. I was really happy to take advantage of the endless bob glitch, albeit only for an evening, because I started the event a bit late. There were some items i wanted to craft and wouldnt have got them otherwise.
    If i was doing well on my own in an event then i might choose not to use it.
    If the glitch meant getting extra donuts.....then who am i kidding...I'D USE IT to death:)

    I think the fact that the Craftables were basically impossible without this glitch made it much easier to exploit it. I was sending people on tasks nearly 24/7 for the duration and barely got three things crafted!!

    Love ur avatar by the way! Do u get the new Squirrel Girl comic?
    Hey guys, I'm AO (not AOF). I create and run the Event Strategy Threads.
  • izabellatrix
    1612 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    "I will make up my own mind on using it or not."

    Isn't that kind of redundant? Obviously you'll be making up your own mind. Or do you mean that you'll decide whether to use it or not depending on the glitch?
    Joined: May 2014 • Level: 563 • Favourite Characters: Lisa & Ralph
This discussion has been closed.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!