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  • edited December 2012
    This is really annoying. For a game that I spent a lot of money on through in-game purchases there are times where I wish I could "return" it and get my money back.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    What I've learned.

    Don't log out after 10 am (EST).
    Don't click on Bart/Milhouse.
    Don't try to do anything with Origin.

    If you do those things then you should be able to continue to play locally when the server goes down. Least that is what has happened on my sons' Springfield that he plays on his iPod Touch every time over the past three days. It is my account (that I play on an iPad) that keeps getting locked out because I have tried to visit friends. He doesn't because he's in school and therefore can't play.

    May not work for everybody but I'm trying it with my account today because the regularly scheduled outage has already begun.

    Jasonicus321 - she links people to a forum that is unmanned? Unmoderated? And pretty much run by a bunch a helpful players trying their hardest to help each other out? Nice!
  • cool2006
    789 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Down again here in the uk. Taking the mick now. Came back on but Woundt let me go on my friends. Now it's asking me to log in then it saying something went wrong. Ea are a joke
  • julesg007
    374 posts
    edited December 2012
    Yep, she sure does, seen it myself.

    Here is the reply I got from EA_OneLetter ,when I posted a question on the Answer HQ myself about Origin being down;

    Hey all,

    Origin is up as a general service, but we have reached out to the Simpsons: Tapped Out team for more info. Have you tried looking through AnswerHQ in the meantime? It doesn't always have the answers, but sometimes other users having the same problem has found a solution.

    Check out the Simpsons section of AnswerHQ at http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Simpsons-Tapped-Out/bd-p/The-Simpsons-Tapped-Out

    Really helpful reply hey!
  • didemlale
    208 posts
    edited December 2012
    julesg007 wrote:
    Hey all, Origin is up as a general service, but we have reached out to the Simpsons: Tapped Out team for more info. Have you tried looking through AnswerHQ in the meantime? It doesn't always have the answers, but sometimes other users having the same problem has found a solution. Check out the Simpsons section of AnswerHQ at http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Simpsons-Tapped-Out/bd-p/The-Simpsons-Tapped-!

    It is pathetic.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    HA HA HA.

    I just got a notice that somebody wants to be friends on Tapped Out. The very same game that I can't access my friend's list for the past 1.5 hours. Don't you just love those teasing notifications?
  • likecharges
    72 posts
    edited December 2012
    Down for me, too. :(
  • julesg007
    374 posts
    edited December 2012
    Immediate crash if I hit the Bart and Milhouse icon, but how the hell do you know if Origin is up again without hitting the bloody thing :evil: .

    Frustration reaching maxed out!!!
  • Veggiefox
    95 posts
    edited December 2012
    I woke up unintentionally this morning at around 5:20 and logged onto the game. It was running so smooth! Better than it's ever worked for me. I thought it was fixed and looking forward to a day of being able to actually play. Next time I try to log in to collect from the quests I get logged on just long enough to see my town and immediately get kicked off 3 times in a row and now can't get on at all.
    At least I was lucky that early this morning it was actually so good I was able to visit every friend and send all my people on quests without getting kicked off even once. I realized that has NEVER happened for me before and I've been playing since the middle of Halloween. Made me mad to think how much we've all dealt with on this game and why do we still play?
  • julesg007
    374 posts
    edited December 2012
    Can get into the game and do stuff so all is not lost, just wish Origin could be repaired as i got friends to visit like most other players I suspect.

    I hope that this doesn't become a daily thing as Apple might get the hump and demand it is removed again, now that would be a real pain in the rear!
  • tmbg75
    10 posts
    edited December 2012
    I will get in, be able to do some things and then get booted out again, while having to look at Bart's smug face while he holds the plug (Bart is not a favorite character of mine).

    I'm sure the fact that I have bought a lot of land isn't helping to make my gameplay smoother, but what good is it if you can't expand and build? I want my Springfield to resemble a city, not have buildings crammed together on four plots of land.
  • edwardaggie9
    43 posts
    edited December 2012
    For me, it began working again late Monday night, but since I woke up this morning I can only use my own Springfield. I can't visit others' Springfields - I just get the Bart screen with the server error. But my own Springfield works normally, although a couple of times today it has randomly popped to the server error screen.
  • KieranAPB
    101 posts
    edited December 2012
    Checked the forum and couldn't see any new server news, so I thought I would add to this topic rather than post a new one.

    Servers seem to be running ok since 3:30 GMT. Able to access game, Orgin, and friends. UK user using an iPhone 3GS over Wi-Fi.
  • arnoutVI
    604 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    KieranAPB wrote:
    Checked the forum and couldn't see any new server news, so I thought I would add to this topic rather than post a new one.

    Servers seem to be running ok since 3:30 GMT. Able to access game, Orgin, and friends. UK user using an iPhone 3GS over Wi-Fi.

    Here in Brussels : town ok But friends not ok
    I'm logged in
  • lostweasley
    22 posts
    edited December 2012
    Been down for me since about 4pm GMT. Just tried again now at 5:30pm GMT, and I got logged out of Origin.

    Unable to log back in. Forcing me back through the tutorial AGAIN (third time in as many days).
    So frustrating. I'm really close to abandoning this game.
  • rolybert7
    2776 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    12:30 EST says logging in for 1.5 minutes than says uH oh something went wrong unexpected error occurred. Takes forever for it to even get to the login screen. The game that started out as fun is becoming a chore. Now when ever I can get in I run like a maniac to do anything. I miss the days of enjoying it.
  • cool2006
    789 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    server gone down again here in the UK. have ea even said anything yet about this keep going down.
    when it does come back on i cart get to my friends only need 17 more coins then i can build the bowling place :(
  • QCOuTLaWz
    596 posts
    edited December 2012
    could log in 20mins this morn and its been down since
  • HammyBaconTime
    264 posts
    edited December 2012
    Looking at about 30 hours outage east Canada. Still can not play. Server won't connect or just spinning donut forever.
  • gocatters
    111 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    In Australia - 4:40 AM (I have to get up this early for work)

    Never ending spinning donut at the moment...
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