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So you cancelled Gil EA?? Bring him back!!!

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  • SherwoodSaint
    20 posts
    edited December 2012
    I would not advise anyone to buy donuts. Not even at a reduced rate.

    Look at the EA/Origin help forums and the game status, literally hundreds of people posting that they have lost their town and all donuts/coins etc. No response whatsoever from EA or even an acknowlegement that there is a problem.

    They will not address this until they start to see a dip in their profits as more people boycott paying anything for games and in game purchases, I certainly wont be giving them any more money.

    You have been warned, looking at the hundreds of posts on this subject, this will happen to you eventually unless EA fixes it.
  • WaLkiNoNwAtErR
    397 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Seeing a lot of people complaining about not being able to actually purchase doughnuts, hopefully they just disabled Gil until they fixe the problem with buying doughnuts that people are having. Don't know what the odds are but if all they did was change the date in the code until 2018 hopefully the will just change it back soon. It should be a good sign they didn't remove the code all together right? Unless I misunderstood the person who read the update files
  • mike_bornste
    941 posts
    edited December 2012
    I would not advise anyone to buy donuts. Not even at a reduced rate.

    Look at the EA/Origin help forums and the game status, literally hundreds of people posting that they have lost their town and all donuts/coins etc. No response whatsoever from EA or even an acknowlegement that there is a problem.

    They will not address this until they start to see a dip in their profits as more people boycott paying anything for games and in game purchases, I certainly wont be giving them any more money.

    You have been warned, looking at the hundreds of posts on this subject, this will happen to you eventually unless EA fixes it.

    I can attest to this -- my game was working fine until I decided to buy some doughnuts last week. Since then, I've lost all access twice (once for about 36 hours, and again for another 30 and counting).

    But I do agree with Sonny -- having a doughnut sale would encourage so many people to actually buy that it would be such a cash cow. It would make sense to me to garner 75% profit from a massive spike in sales than 100% of no increase.
  • gazzajay
    327 posts
    edited December 2012
    Who is Gill?? Reallly??

    He's been in dozens of episodes and played a central part in at least one.

    http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Gil_Gunderson

    Oh that guy who always goes "You gotta help old Gil out"
  • zuzupj
    1452 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Seeing as how this http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9167703.page is happening, I wouldn't want a donut sale right now anyway.
  • mike_bornste
    941 posts
    edited December 2012
    zuzupj wrote:
    Seeing as how this http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9167703.page is happening, I wouldn't want a donut sale right now anyway.

    Yeah, as one of those locked out, I would say purchase with trepidation.

    Although....if a lot of people bought, saw their games crash, got locked out and then complained to EA, maybe EA might do something about.

    Hmmm....

    Revising my opinion -- BUY. BUY. BUY.
  • mattmcshane
    428 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I'm still hoping it might happen. :?:

    I would definitely buy some if they are 25% off. A boatload. That should get me all the things I really want, like Otto, the springfield sign, Dr Nick etc.
  • WaLkiNoNwAtErR
    397 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Damn, well hopefully they fix the doughnut buying issue then bring Gil back.. And soon lol
  • LimeWire_Prime
    55 posts
    edited December 2012
    The weird thing is that all screenshots of him are blurry, so for me it's photoshopped and not real
  • dromtsul
    1169 posts
    edited December 2012
    The weird thing is that all screenshots of him are blurry, so for me it's photoshopped and not real
    These look blurry?
    http://i.imgur.com/N5jde.png
    http://i.imgur.com/V3kVT.png
    http://i.imgur.com/OhdDo.png
  • xDaft_Punk
    152 posts
    edited December 2012
    I REALLY hope they bring him back, I bought $100 iTunes cards but in Australia the boatload cost $110 :(
  • mattmcshane
    428 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    The weird thing is that all screenshots of him are blurry, so for me it's photoshopped and not real

    That post is just odd and confusing.
  • WaLkiNoNwAtErR
    397 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Yea, the screen shots were clear as day to me. And official
  • spiffshine
    1978 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Clear tome as well, and the information was in the update files (commented out of course).
  • Jordan_ivxx
    129 posts
    edited December 2012
    I've never had Gil visit my town or offer any deals.
  • LimeWire_Prime
    55 posts
    edited December 2012
    dromtsul wrote:
    The weird thing is that all screenshots of him are blurry, so for me it's photoshopped and not real
    These look blurry?
    http://i.imgur.com/N5jde.png
    http://i.imgur.com/V3kVT.png
    http://i.imgur.com/OhdDo.png

    These are shots of an iPhone right? Very poor resolution, so yes it's blurry to me except the last one
  • richard4339
    63 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I figure that the bug was him showing up before he was supposed to, so they disabled him in the last update and will re-enable him when he's supposed to go live.
  • dromtsul
    1169 posts
    edited December 2012
    These are shots of an iPhone right? Very poor resolution, so yes it's blurry to me except the last one
    They've been resized, I don't know what they were from. I just don't see the "poor" resolution or how they are "blurry." I think this is more akin to what you are describing:
    ChoosingtheRightResolution_Poor.jpg
  • mattmcshane
    428 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I figure that the bug was him showing up before he was supposed to, so they disabled him in the last update and will re-enable him when he's supposed to go live.
    Thats what I'm hoping.

    I think it's totally bizarre that someone thinks those pictures could be faked. It's pretty darn obvious they are genuine. You can see Gills character on the pavement.
  • WaLkiNoNwAtErR
    397 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Well according to the files the first offer should of went live on the 13th. Hopefully they will offer other deals down the line an have him go live again when they want the deal, sometime this upcoming week hopefully
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