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Amnesty

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    When will this occur?

    Will you get all the stuff on each sim, or just the oldest sim?

    What do the items go for these days should one choose to offer them for sale at one's store?

    When can we start cashing out, and what will the exchange rate be?
     
  2. apparently April 30th :S
     
  3. Look for the Bold all info is current -- Alo
    <blockquote><hr>

    When will this occur?
    This Blog post Can answer all those questions. both who gets it and when...

    Will you get all the stuff on each sim, or just the oldest sim?

    What do the items go for these days should one choose to offer them for sale at one's store?
    I was looking earlier, they are the max allowed money - thus noone will buy it

    When can we start cashing out, and what will the exchange rate be?
    The Devs have not given us this info yet.


    [/ QUOTE ]
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the info, folks.

    I think I'll be basing my prices not on the price-gouging that's going on, but on what I think the items are worth in actual US dollars.

    Looking forward to a "going out of business" sale lol
     
  5. I'm not sure when it's goin to happen.

    Hopefully soon!

    You get the skill locks your entitled for (entitlement days divided by 21) and three anniversary's gifts that you are due (entitlement days divided by 365) for on your primary avatar.
     
  6. nobuttkisser

    nobuttkisser Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    When will this occur?

    Will you get all the stuff on each sim, or just the oldest sim?

    What do the items go for these days should one choose to offer them for sale at one's store?

    When can we start cashing out, and what will the exchange rate be?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    <font color="red"> see this is EXACTLY what I am talking about.!!! Now why in the world would Maxas want to replemish our most cherished "thank you" gifts only to have people like this poster here sell it.....

    Most of us users have asked Maxis to re-issue the "thank you" anniversary gifts, and attach the gifts to the ACTUAL ACCOUNT itself. This way it CANNOT be given to anyone else. Now if people are trying to sell this item I pray that maxis keep a $0.00 value to this item and NOT allow that price be any higher.

    No wonder people are having so much trouble trying to play this game people are ALWAYS trying to find a way to cheat!!!. If you can't get money the usual way and you don't have the paitence to wait or make it the honest way. for whatever sake, get out of the game then., stop trying to mess up the game for other players.

    Taking these "thank you" gifts that Maxis is so gracious enough to GIVE to us places a special meaning to the "gifts". People jumping up and down to receive them with the full notion of selling it to others for a astronical dollar amount. in my opinion, cheapens the value intent of the gift. this is the reason I am SO GLAD that Maxis decided to place the "Founders" emblem on each account and make it non-transferrable.</font>
     
  7. CarlosN

    CarlosN Guest

    This is not cheating...Im sure that you have bought a saint benard,tiger,pink poodle...etc...
    These items are just like these pets...they are RARE.
    Every game has a rare item and people sell them, so how is this cheating?
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I hope I can trade a tree for a cannon.

    Many are homeless, what use are the gifts to them?
     
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    I hope I can trade a tree for a cannon.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I never thought of that!

    I wanna do that!

    I want a cannon !!!
     
  10. <blockquote><hr>

    This is not cheating...Im sure that you have bought a saint benard,tiger,pink poodle...etc...
    These items are just like these pets...they are RARE.
    Every game has a rare item and people sell them, so how is this cheating?

    [/ QUOTE ]


    These things are alot different then the anniversary gifts. They come from the buy mode.
     
  11. TTL

    I don't really give a flip about the gifts... I didn't use the cannon and the trees you will just have to keep watered-something else to worry about. I want the locks. I'm sick of skilling cooking to keep it high. :p
     
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    I hope I can trade a tree for a cannon.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I never thought of that!

    I wanna do that!

    I want a cannon !!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    So do I...I have owned every rare, but never a cannon [​IMG]
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    -looks at thread and reads all, then sighs- [​IMG]
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Oh golly...I'm gonna fall off my chair if I don't stop laughing.

    So now selling your stuff is cheating?!?!?!?

    BBBBWWWWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! [​IMG]

    *wiping tears from eyes* Sorry, but now I've heard it ALL. Heh hehhhhhh...

    *clearing throat* This is not cheating.

    It's called selling off things you don't need.

    And trying to make some real-world money, since this is going to be an option.

    Otherwise, I'd salvage all the stuff and film it while I'm doing it, and post it on YouTube just to get certain folks upset about all the precious little simmy crapola going to waste lol

    In fact, I probably WILL do that with the pet statues, if I'm able to, as I've destroyed them in the past so why stop now? I hate those things, and delete them the first chance I get, but never once have I come in here insisting that everyone else do the same.

    Why not?

    To paraphrase George Costanza: You play the way YOU wanna play *munch munch munch*, I'll play the way I wanna play...

    And for that matter, what on earth does this have to do with the date that Amnesty is taking effect?

    Gadzooks, at this rate, considering all the OTHER things I've been accused of being a cheater over, there ain't gonna be nothin' left for folks to whine about other than "*GASP!* You...you...you selected a NON-HUMAN HEAD!!!!111!!! You bugheaded CHEATER! GO PLAY WITH THE BEARS!!!111!!!"

    Is that what this game is coming to?
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I hope I can trade a tree for a cannon.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I never thought of that!

    I wanna do that!

    I want a cannon !!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    So do I...I have owned every rare, but never a cannon [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Ditto on that...would love a cannon...not sure if I'm going to get one, might miss the cut off by a week or two.

    Never had one previously because, despite being a "cheater" (*snicker*), I never had the cash for something like that.

    Nor did I do what many folks have admitted doing when this item was offered in the referral program: Refer themselves.

    Yep, at one point I had five accounts I was paying on, but since you needed to refer a really for real new customer and not just open a few extra accounts, I didn't get the four cannons and/or gnomes I'm "entitled" to *grin* So much for my leet cheaterz skillz. I'm too honest to have gotten those nifty little pixel thingies that should have "rightfully" been mine mine mine mine mine.

    But hey, as soon as those founder/city badges go into effect, I'm sure I'll get to have one that says "Cheater". I mean, just because I've played fair for five frickin' years is no reason for Maxis to ignore all the times I've been accused of cheating. I just wants all the stoopid show-off trophies I can have so that all the newbie folks who visit my lot will know that the Star-Belly Sneetches are the best Sneetches on the beaches...
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    This is not cheating...Im sure that you have bought a saint benard,tiger,pink poodle...etc...
    These items are just like these pets...they are RARE.
    Every game has a rare item and people sell them, so how is this cheating?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You know, I was in a restaurant the other night. The waitress asked me "And how would you like your steak?"

    To which I replied, "Rare."

    The darn owner screamed, "CHEATER!" and through me out on the street. What's up with that?

    [​IMG]

    I'm looking forward to Amnesty, and the trade opportunities it will present, as I already have more trees than anyone could want, but have never had a cute pink poodle or robocat to play with.
     
  17. quick question: say i have a sim that's 1800 days old but my entitlement days are 1400. will my locks be taken away and in place receive locks for 1400 days of payment?
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>


    quick question: say i have a sim that's 1800 days old but my entitlement days are 1400. will my locks be taken away and in place receive locks for 1400 days of payment?

    [/ QUOTE ]No. If the number of locks you'd receive under amnesty is less than what you already have, you will keep the higher number locks.
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

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    I hope I can trade a tree for a cannon.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I never thought of that!

    I wanna do that!

    I want a cannon !!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I have a cannon but never use it!!! How depressing.
     
  20. Sideliner

    Sideliner Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    When will this occur?

    Will you get all the stuff on each sim, or just the oldest sim?

    What do the items go for these days should one choose to offer them for sale at one's store?

    When can we start cashing out, and what will the exchange rate be?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah, keep on paying your monthly fee! Your banking on if and when the 'cash out' is going to begin and how much you'll actually get for your items.

    How do you know there aren't some of us around just waiting for you and others like your to make your move? Whose to say I don't have a whole stable of pinks and saints just waiting to drive prices down?

    Some of us still love our little game.
     
  21. hollythor

    hollythor Guest

    no, I believe OUR deadline to get our accts in order is April 30th. The devs have no deadline. I think they are stalling, lol
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    This is not cheating...Im sure that you have bought a saint benard,tiger,pink poodle...etc...
    These items are just like these pets...they are RARE.
    Every game has a rare item and people sell them, so how is this cheating?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    The pets were INTENDED to be rare objects and a drain in the game to get them, so yes, they are rare. The anniversary objects are a sign of a player having subscribed to the game for X amount of time, so no I do not support players who haven't earned them getting them either. It hasn't been said that the anniversary objects will or won't be tradeable, so there's still a chance that they won't. They *have* made a big deal out of making sure that you can pick your own primary avatar before Amnesty, so I think it'd be great if because of that they did make them non-tradeable/non-salable. Although really I think players like the OP are going to find themselves disappointed anyway since rares are not even worth 10% of what they were, so this 'get rich quick' type scheme ain't gonna make people as rich as it would have pre-merges.
     
  23. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    TTL

    I don't really give a flip about the gifts... I didn't use the cannon and the trees you will just have to keep watered-something else to worry about. I want the locks. I'm sick of skilling cooking to keep it high. :p

    [/ QUOTE ]

    5th year gift should of been a tree that gave locks...........
     
  24. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    TTL

    I don't really give a flip about the gifts... I didn't use the cannon and the trees you will just have to keep watered-something else to worry about. I want the locks. I'm sick of skilling cooking to keep it high. :p

    [/ QUOTE ]

    5th year gift should of been a tree that gave locks...........

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes, a 'worship/hug tree' action... locks come raining down upon you based on how well you care for your tree. No sprinklers allowed!
     
  25. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    TTL

    I don't really give a flip about the gifts... I didn't use the cannon and the trees you will just have to keep watered-something else to worry about. I want the locks. I'm sick of skilling cooking to keep it high. :p

    [/ QUOTE ]

    5th year gift should of been a tree that gave locks...........

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes, a 'worship/hug tree' action... locks come raining down upon you based on how well you care for your tree. No sprinklers allowed!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Or maybe just being able to pick the skill you get...I wouldn't mind that at all.
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>



    5th year gift should of been a tree that gave locks...........

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That would have been an awesome idea because we all know that the locks just don't come fast enough!!
     
  27. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I hope I can trade a tree for a cannon.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I never thought of that!

    I wanna do that!

    I want a cannon !!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I have 5 cannons i would trade one for a tree...
     
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Oh golly...I'm gonna fall off my chair if I don't stop laughing.

    So now selling your stuff is cheating?!?!?!?

    BBBBWWWWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! [​IMG]

    *wiping tears from eyes* Sorry, but now I've heard it ALL. Heh hehhhhhh...

    *clearing throat* This is not cheating.

    It's called selling off things you don't need.

    And trying to make some real-world money, since this is going to be an option.

    Otherwise, I'd salvage all the stuff and film it while I'm doing it, and post it on YouTube just to get certain folks upset about all the precious little simmy crapola going to waste lol

    In fact, I probably WILL do that with the pet statues, if I'm able to, as I've destroyed them in the past so why stop now? I hate those things, and delete them the first chance I get, but never once have I come in here insisting that everyone else do the same.

    Why not?

    To paraphrase George Costanza: You play the way YOU wanna play *munch munch munch*, I'll play the way I wanna play...

    And for that matter, what on earth does this have to do with the date that Amnesty is taking effect?

    Gadzooks, at this rate, considering all the OTHER things I've been accused of being a cheater over, there ain't gonna be nothin' left for folks to whine about other than "*GASP!* You...you...you selected a NON-HUMAN HEAD!!!!111!!! You bugheaded CHEATER! GO PLAY WITH THE BEARS!!!111!!!"

    Is that what this game is coming to?

    [/ QUOTE ]


    You have to relise something here...
    people who cant make their own money by any means will always see other people makeing their money however they decide to do it even selling their gifts as cheating...

    I personally think if someone wants to sell the fruit from a mystic tree a hundred times ar 1,000 simoleans then leave them alone to do so its their right, or if they want to sell the tree it self for a rediculus amount? who cares? its their right to get what they can for it... if they choose to sell, there will always be someone who has the cash to buy it wether it be in simoleans of dollers someone will always buy...
     
  29. Shyanne1

    Shyanne1 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Oh golly...I'm gonna fall off my chair if I don't stop laughing.

    So now selling your stuff is cheating?!?!?!?

    BBBBWWWWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! [​IMG]

    *wiping tears from eyes* Sorry, but now I've heard it ALL. Heh hehhhhhh...

    *clearing throat* This is not cheating.

    It's called selling off things you don't need.

    And trying to make some real-world money, since this is going to be an option.

    Otherwise, I'd salvage all the stuff and film it while I'm doing it, and post it on YouTube just to get certain folks upset about all the precious little simmy crapola going to waste lol

    In fact, I probably WILL do that with the pet statues, if I'm able to, as I've destroyed them in the past so why stop now? I hate those things, and delete them the first chance I get, but never once have I come in here insisting that everyone else do the same.

    Why not?

    To paraphrase George Costanza: You play the way YOU wanna play *munch munch munch*, I'll play the way I wanna play...

    And for that matter, what on earth does this have to do with the date that Amnesty is taking effect?

    Gadzooks, at this rate, considering all the OTHER things I've been accused of being a cheater over, there ain't gonna be nothin' left for folks to whine about other than "*GASP!* You...you...you selected a NON-HUMAN HEAD!!!!111!!! You bugheaded CHEATER! GO PLAY WITH THE BEARS!!!111!!!"

    Is that what this game is coming to?

    [/ QUOTE ]


    You have to relise something here...
    people who cant make their own money by any means will always see other people makeing their money however they decide to do it even selling their gifts as cheating...

    I personally think if someone wants to sell the fruit from a mystic tree a hundred times ar 1,000 simoleans then leave them alone to do so its their right, or if they want to sell the tree it self for a rediculus amount? who cares? its their right to get what they can for it... if they choose to sell, there will always be someone who has the cash to buy it wether it be in simoleans of dollers someone will always buy...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I agree! I don't know why people insist on calling something that is perfectly legal in the game cheating. If we are able to sell our gifts and people are willing to buy them then please tell me how it is cheating. It's not even unethical. I wish people would stop calling what is a perfectly legal action in a game cheating. It's a friggin' game.

    Also, if people don't think that the ATM's are going to bring an influx of money into the game and throw off the balance think again. With the limits on what you can make in game there are plenty of people that will spend $100 or more buying pretend cash. THAT is what EA is hoping for or they wouldn't of implemented it. They couldn't care less if tons of money is all of a sudden thrown in the game as long as THEY are the ones that are reaping the benefits of it. Cap the payouts, make people use ATM's, make more money. You can say all you want that people don't have to buy money but we all know they will. Anyone who spends over $100/month on just accounts is not going to play with the measly little payouts that they are giving us.

    Now back to my $40/year pogo account that brings me a thousand times more entertainment than this game ever will again.
     
  30. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

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    I hope I can trade a tree for a cannon.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I never thought of that!

    I wanna do that!

    I want a cannon !!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I have 5 cannons i would trade one for a tree...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Sounds great to me [​IMG] !!!!
     
  31. Sidfrmea-lan

    Sidfrmea-lan Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Look for the Bold all info is current -- Alo
    <blockquote><hr>

    When will this occur?
    This Blog post Can answer all those questions. both who gets it and when...

    Will you get all the stuff on each sim, or just the oldest sim?

    What do the items go for these days should one choose to offer them for sale at one's store?
    I was looking earlier, they are the max allowed money - thus noone will buy it

    When can we start cashing out, and what will the exchange rate be?
    The Devs have not given us this info yet.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    it says 2-3 weeks and its been 4 weeks since they posted that blog and the days are the dates that the noobs get the ea land founder thing not when they give them out so get it right and re read it greg has lied to us just like luc
     
  32. no one is lying...

    Other things come up.

    There were two major problems this month. An exploit and a server issue were the game was down for almost two days.

    The economy is a huge issue as well right now.

    As much as I want to see my gifts and my locks and play the lava lamp game, I think there are other issues that are more important, require more time, and should be done before fun silly little things like this.
     
  33. Sidfrmea-lan

    Sidfrmea-lan Guest

    they could of posted like sry it will be a lil longer for amnesty due to such and such reason so plze be patient and not leave us hanging like they been all i see is this game is gonna go back down hill once again cuse april 30th starts the tv commercials and i got this info from the wiki so they gotta get thier butts in gear cuse i see it now they will get the commercials going and then we get all new people then they will give us this and then they will be like i want them too its unfair blah blah blah the people who been playin almost 6yrs and they will get them also thats a lil unfair if you think about it
     
  34. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Look for the Bold all info is current -- Alo
    <blockquote><hr>

    When will this occur?
    This Blog post Can answer all those questions. both who gets it and when...

    Will you get all the stuff on each sim, or just the oldest sim?

    What do the items go for these days should one choose to offer them for sale at one's store?
    I was looking earlier, they are the max allowed money - thus noone will buy it

    When can we start cashing out, and what will the exchange rate be?
    The Devs have not given us this info yet.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    it says 2-3 weeks and its been 4 weeks since they posted that blog and the days are the dates that the noobs get the ea land founder thing not when they give them out so get it right and re read it greg has lied to us just like luc

    [/ QUOTE ]And see - THIS is why the devs are so hesitant to provide much in the way of specific information - especially dates! Something happens, the deadline slips, and right away people are sharpening their pitchforks and calling them liars!

    Oh, and if they post any kind of explanation as to why the deadline slipped, they get accused of stalling, or making excuses... Sheesh, it's a wonder they talk to us at all!
     
  35. <blockquote><hr>

    Sheesh, it's a wonder they talk to us at all!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I know!

    I've been playing this game since beta and I've been an active forum member since then as well. I have seen it all, I have heard it all.

    This has happened before in the past too and then they stop telling us anything they had planned just in case they don't actually do it.

    I hate that a few people have to ruin it for the rest of us.
    I understand that they are people just like us.
    Mistakes happen.
    I'm sure they are working hard to get everything just right for release [​IMG]
    Everyone just needs to support them, not tell them they are lying or doing a bad job. What help is it to call them out and tell them they are doing their job wrong. Nothing. I would like to see some of the complainers step in their shoes for a few days and see how rough it is to develop a game, work on the game, and deal with a demanding community.
     
  36. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Look for the Bold all info is current -- Alo
    <blockquote><hr>

    When will this occur?
    This Blog post Can answer all those questions. both who gets it and when...

    Will you get all the stuff on each sim, or just the oldest sim?

    What do the items go for these days should one choose to offer them for sale at one's store?
    I was looking earlier, they are the max allowed money - thus noone will buy it

    When can we start cashing out, and what will the exchange rate be?
    The Devs have not given us this info yet.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    it says 2-3 weeks and its been 4 weeks since they posted that blog and the days are the dates that the noobs get the ea land founder thing not when they give them out so get it right and re read it greg has lied to us just like luc

    [/ QUOTE ]And see - THIS is why the devs are so hesitant to provide much in the way of specific information - especially dates! Something happens, the deadline slips, and right away people are sharpening their pitchforks and calling them liars!

    Oh, and if they post any kind of explanation as to why the deadline slipped, they get accused of stalling, or making excuses... Sheesh, it's a wonder they talk to us at all!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Katheryne I understand where your coming from but you have to understand that for the majority Amnesty was a reason that they came back. They were told one thing and another thing either keeps happening or nothing at all. Honestly, I was excite to hear about it but I sit tight and wait.

    I can see why many people are upset. All they want to know is that the devs are still alive and that they are working on it. Sometimes just a little means a lot.
     
  37. <blockquote><hr>

    Katheryne I understand where your coming from but you have to understand that for the majority Amnesty was a reason that they came back. They were told one thing and another thing either keeps happening or nothing at all. Honestly, I was excite to hear about it but I sit tight and wait.

    I can see why many people are upset. All they want to know is that the devs are still alive and that they are working on it. Sometimes just a little means a lot.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Well said, PB.
     
  38. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <font color="red"> </font>

    What is up with the "primary sim" what does this mean?
     
  39. Guest

    Guest Guest

    On the sim selection page, where it used to say move, there is a new button that says make primary or something like that. You can make any one of your sims the primary avatar. The primary avatar will receive any gifts, the weekly bonus or game cards your account is due. Also if you switch to a free acct, that is the avatar you will be allowed to access. The others will be greyed out.
     
  40. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thank you!!
     
  41. Rad-RX

    Rad-RX Guest

    I also have cannons id definately trade for a tree
     
  42. SammiiBeta

    SammiiBeta Guest

    I think if they would go ahead with Amnesty it would temporarily smooth some ruffled feathers. We just mainly want to know that we arent being abandoned "again" by Ea and that someone is listening.

    And Yes I too have a cannon I would trade for a tree or a Rare pet (besides affy or cheeta) I feel that if I earned it I should have the right to do with it whatever I wish. I dont believe its cheating or wrong either.
     
  43. <blockquote><hr>

    it says 2-3 weeks and its been 4 weeks since they posted that blog

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I've counted it 4 times to be certain, but it has been exactly 3 weeks today (the 15th) not 4 weeks. Just thought I'd mention it.
     
  44. I'm not counting.

    It will come when it comes and I will be just as happy if it comes tomorrow or if it comes in a month from now [​IMG]