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Could this be the beginning of amnesty?

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by jwilso3340, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. jwilso3340

    jwilso3340 Guest

    I was just at my bot factory job, and was told to go ahead and create more avatars because if they were created after amnesty, they would only have 10 skill locks. I created one more....and guess how many skill locks I got? 10! Am I dreaming or do I just have incorrect information?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    all new sims start at 10 locks, tomorrow you should have 20
     
  3. Well in the past the first day it would show 10 and the second day your avatar would show the full 20.
    I do know they plan to change that, but I don't think it's in the code yet. Check again tomorrow and see.......then you'll know for sure.
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    they always have only 10 the day they are created..it increases to 20 the next day
     
  5. jwilso3340

    jwilso3340 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    they always have only 10 the day they are created..it increases to 20 the next day

    [/ QUOTE ]

    And I was SO HOPING!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    &lt;-----Crosses fingers for Jwilso that she DOESN'T get her locks just so we know amnesty is on it's way!
     
  7. Amnesty will likely be delayed, not april 30th, more like may or early june i bet, who agrees?
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I actually do believe it will be April 30th or 1-2 days later, I think they can pull it off.
     
  9. I have my doubts lol
     
  10. Shyanne1

    Shyanne1 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Amnesty will likely be delayed, not april 30th, more like may or early june i bet, who agrees?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Well I hope not because I was under the impression if I came back to the game BEFORE March 8th that I would get to keep my gifts and skill locks. This was the only reason why I came back then and didn't wait to see what EA Land was all about first. I think it's unfair to all the players that came back before March 8th for anyone that came back after March 8th to receive amnesty rights. Just my opinion.
     
  11. YadaSc

    YadaSc Guest

    Look.. this is a nation wide game.. they are trying to let orther players from other countries to have a chance to get it also.. wish peeps would stop being soooo stingy..
     
  12. Shyanne1

    Shyanne1 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Look.. this is a nation wide game.. they are trying to let orther players from other countries to have a chance to get it also.. wish peeps would stop being soooo stingy..

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It isn't a matter of being stingy at all. Why put a date as a condition if they weren't going to honor it. It's like if a store was selling an item ONLY for one day on Saturday for this special price and you went and bought it only to find out that for the next 6 Saturday's the item was being offered at the same price as you bought it. Yes, you still got the item at the same price but so did all the other people that didn't go in that Saturday to buy the item. So why did I rush to resubscribe if I could of just waited? The people from other countries can still play but they just don't get the gifts. Is it my fault they didn't sign up in time? Why do they get extra time. It simply the principle of what they advertised was wrong.
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    OML! Did we think that one of the reasons they extended it was to get more people back? Hello they have to raise the subscriptions somehow and hope that by doing this it will help.
     
  14. YadaSc

    YadaSc Guest

    Actually, I think they are getting extra time.. b/c they are worth it. Glad you got here on time.. hate to be a founder and others not get the chance to be.. ya.. it is stingy, paint it how you like tho.
     
  15. Shyanne1

    Shyanne1 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Actually, I think they are getting extra time.. b/c they are worth it. Glad you got here on time.. hate to be a founder and others not get the chance to be.. ya.. it is stingy, paint it how you like tho.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Well then why don't we just extend it until the end of 2008. In fact, why don't we just give everyone who comes back at anytime their anniversary gifts and skill locks? That way we can get tons more subscribers. I'm stingy because I resubscribed by a certain date because that was what was ADVERTISED. Give me a break.
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Are you more bothered that Amnesty was pushed back because of the extension or mad because you subscribed ontime while others didn't and they are being given the chnace to? I came back because i wanted to play TSO again, I knew nothing about Amnesty! I didn't get an email.

    Just curious not trouble to ruffle any feathers.
     
  17. jwilso3340

    jwilso3340 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    all new sims start at 10 locks, tomorrow you should have 20

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Just checked. It's still at 10 locks this morning. It may not mean anything, but it is intriguing.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    After maintenance is when you should check to see if it is 20.
     
  19. vapd3317

    vapd3317 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Look.. this is a nation wide game.. they are trying to let orther players from other countries to have a chance to get it also.. wish peeps would stop being soooo stingy..

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It isn't a matter of being stingy at all. Why put a date as a condition if they weren't going to honor it. It's like if a store was selling an item ONLY for one day on Saturday for this special price and you went and bought it only to find out that for the next 6 Saturday's the item was being offered at the same price as you bought it. Yes, you still got the item at the same price but so did all the other people that didn't go in that Saturday to buy the item. So why did I rush to resubscribe if I could of just waited? The people from other countries can still play but they just don't get the gifts. Is it my fault they didn't sign up in time? Why do they get extra time. It simply the principle of what they advertised was wrong.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    And did it say anyone would receive the items by a certain date?...NO....it simply said to resubscribe by a certain date to be eligible. At no point was it said that on "such and such" date,...you would receive the items. How about we realize that it will take a while to not only verify who gets what,...but to actually assign those items?
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Did you check before or after maintenance? I have had sims/avatars that took about 24 hrs for the 20 locks to show up. As for the amnesty...I came back before they started advertising so I can't really complain. Im just like a kid in a candy shop. I am excited but I won't quit just because something doesn't happen to the exact day and time it was advertised. I understand how "sensitive" computers and programs are and at any given time something can go wrong. However, I can also understand how it would feel to pay for something because you were promised something and then after you pay you are told you have to wait but you aren't told why. It doesn't matter if it's just a video game or say a credit card that you were promised a certain rate if you opened the account, it's the moral of it. LOL so after this whole book I just wrote I guess all I'm saying is that I see it both ways. [​IMG]
     
  21. Amnesty.... Will be a while away
     
  22. jwilso3340

    jwilso3340 Guest

    Well dangity dang dang. That new sim-like avatar has her 20 locks. I was hoping it might be a sign from above earlier, but I was wrong.
    C'est la vie.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Amnesty.... Will be a while away ..... in my opinion

    [/ QUOTE ]

    *fixed

    Unless of course you are party to some factual information that the rest of aren't?

    Polly
     
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    And did it say anyone would receive the items by a certain date?...NO....it simply said to resubscribe by a certain date to be eligible. At no point was it said that on "such and such" date,...you would receive the items. How about we realize that it will take a while to not only verify who gets what,...but to actually assign those items?

    [/ QUOTE ]That's a very good point. I may have missed it, but I don't recall reading anything official stating that anyone rejoining the game after March 31st, 2008, would get anything at all! We're all assuming that, just because amnesty hasn't been handed out yet, that the offer is still on the table.
     
  25. Suzi Q

    Suzi Q Guest

    I haven't read anywhere that amnesty is taking place on April 30th, only that you need to subscribe BY April 30th in order to be eligible. I very much doubt that amnesty will take place on the same date as the dead line! They need to collate all the information then determine all entitlements first, this surely can not be done until after April 30th (ie. the dead line for signing up to be eligible). In light of this, I wouldn't expect to receive any gifts, locks or anything else your sim is due until at least 6 weeks after the dead line, this will be June/July time. Ofcourse, I could be totally wrong, but it makes sense to me [​IMG]
     
  26. Shyanne1

    Shyanne1 Guest

    So when is all this going to happen?!


    We will be doing various pieces of the gifting and amnesty over the next 2-3 weeks. And if all goes as planned you should receive city-from gifts this week. When we are sure an aspect is working we will let you know via the blog.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This blog entry from Greg was posted on March 25th. Just curious since it has been over 3 weeks if anyone has received any pieces or gifting, amnesty or city-from gifts. I know people will say give them a break they have so much to do but why post this at all. I haven't seen any of this during this time period. Really, if they are going to post information like this and it happens to be delayed then just tell us for god's sake. I think that is mostly what the community is upset about is the promise of things and then we don't get them anywhere near when they said they would be and then hear absolutely nothing about it.
     
  27. Im guessing it will be in may maybe even in june or july, they are never accurate, yes they never proimised a date
     
  28. Roger Wilco

    Roger Wilco Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Amnesty.... Will be a while away .....

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Unfixed that for you Polly.

    Doing completely unnecessary "fixes" is about as snarky as you can get on a message board. Really would have thought better of a mod.

    I didn't think we'd have to point out to you that this is a message board - EVERYTHING on it is opinion other than dev postings. It goes without saying that it was his opinion as he did not cavet it with "dev so and so said", and was only being unnecessarily pointed out in an effort to de-legitimize the posters opinion.
     
  29. Paula778

    Paula778 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Amnesty.... Will be a while away .....

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Unfixed that for you Polly.

    Doing completely unnecessary "fixes" is about as snarky as you can get on a message board. Really would have thought better of a mod.

    I didn't think we'd have to point out to you that this is a message board - EVERYTHING on it is opinion other than dev postings. It goes without saying that it was his opinion as he did not cavet it with "dev so and so said", and was only being unnecessarily pointed out in an effort to de-legitimize the posters opinion.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    agrees with both of the above posts...
     
  30. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I haven't read anywhere that amnesty is taking place on April 30th, only that you need to subscribe BY April 30th in order to be eligible. I very much doubt that amnesty will take place on the same date as the dead line! They need to collate all the information then determine all entitlements first, this surely can not be done until after April 30th (ie. the dead line for signing up to be eligible). In light of this, I wouldn't expect to receive any gifts, locks or anything else your sim is due until at least 6 weeks after the dead line, this will be June/July time. Ofcourse, I could be totally wrong, but it makes sense to me [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Do you have the blog or posting that says this? I would really like to see it.
     
  31. Pee.... Take our words fot it Amnesty will happen sometime between May and July 08
     
  32. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Amnesty.... Will be a while away .....

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Unfixed that for you Polly.

    Doing completely unnecessary "fixes" is about as snarky as you can get on a message board. Really would have thought better of a mod.

    I didn't think we'd have to point out to you that this is a message board - EVERYTHING on it is opinion other than dev postings. It goes without saying that it was his opinion as he did not cavet it with "dev so and so said", and was only being unnecessarily pointed out in an effort to de-legitimize the posters opinion.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I beg to differ - there are plenty of "facts" posted on the boards that are NOT posted by a dev.

    There are also plenty of people that come to these forums looking for information, not just to post their opinion. It helps avoid confusion for those that don't check the forums regularly, when a player's opinion is stated as such, rather then factual - when its not based on anything more then speculation.

    If the poster had said "I think amnesty will be a while" then that would have been alot more helpful to those posters seeking clarification, as they wouldn't be concerned that they'd missed an official communication somewhere stating it was going to be delayed.

    I haven't heard about any official further update to this blog post

    Polly
     
  33. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Amnesty.... Will be a while away .....

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Unfixed that for you Polly.

    Doing completely unnecessary "fixes" is about as snarky as you can get on a message board. Really would have thought better of a mod.

    I didn't think we'd have to point out to you that this is a message board - EVERYTHING on it is opinion other than dev postings. It goes without saying that it was his opinion as he did not cavet it with "dev so and so said", and was only being unnecessarily pointed out in an effort to de-legitimize the posters opinion.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I beg to differ - there are plenty of "facts" posted on the boards that are NOT posted by a dev.

    There are also plenty of people that come to these forums looking for information, not just to post their opinion. It helps avoid confusion for those that don't check the forums regularly, when a player's opinion is stated as such, rather then factual - when its not based on anything more then speculation.

    If the poster had said "I think amnesty will be a while" then that would have been alot more helpful to those posters seeking clarification, as they wouldn't be concerned that they'd missed an official communication somewhere stating it was going to be delayed.

    I haven't heard about any official further update to this blog post

    Polly

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Nor have I. This quote is directly from that post:

    <blockquote><hr>

    For a short period of time (now until April 30, 2008), the algorithm used for skill locks will be adjusted to consider entitlement age as an alternative means of calculating skill locks. After the amnesty period, a new algorithm for determining skill locks will be in place. So create your characters before the deadline to take advantage of the amensty, the algorithm for after is tougher!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That says to me that the algorithm is already being worked on, and after that specific date, new rules will apply. We don't know how much is automated and how much isn't so it is entirely possible that the accounts are collated as they are updated and that nothing additional is needed, so that even if an account is brought in at 11:59 pm on April 29, 2008 (though I'd be careful about doing that because they may be looking at PST and not individual time zones since there are so many) it will still count toward being eligible for amnesty automatically without the devs having to do anything towards collating it. It's possible that it won't be the April 30th update that we will receive it on, but I would not expect it to be much after the update that we get the first week of May. Those who are giving it till July are surely not to be disappointed when it does come in May, but nor do I want anybody to take it as gospel and spread it around in game that we might have to wait until July, because I really don't see that as happening. The devs know very well how short a patience level and attention span the majority of the playerbase has, so I think they will act accordingly and give it to us as soon as humanly possible.
     
  34. Im guessin, 60-90 days after april 30th
     
  35. hollythor

    hollythor Guest

    I feel it was a hoax. lol they are stalling and not even stalling with lava game cards anymore, not stalling with superskill, NOTHING No devs, no info, no town hall, all this equals to no amnesty? hmmm Seriously thinking about leaving game. Broken promises is what it seems to me. 8(
     
  36. Kimberlie

    Kimberlie Guest

    I'm confused on one issue, the blog post states:

    *Each 21 days off avatar age on a Premium or Founder account will accumulate 1 lock. Free players accumulate no locks.

    I am a Free Player, and I am a Founder. Since it says a premium *OR* founder account, it looks like free player founders would get locks. In the second sentence, it says free players get no locks. Does this make sense to anyone?
     
  37. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I'm confused on one issue, the blog post states:

    *Each 21 days off avatar age on a Premium or Founder account will accumulate 1 lock. Free players accumulate no locks.

    I am a Free Player, and I am a Founder. Since it says a premium *OR* founder account, it looks like free player founders would get locks. In the second sentence, it says free players get no locks. Does this make sense to anyone?

    [/ QUOTE ]Wrong kind of founder. They were referring to EA-land Founders, not necessarily TSO Founders. Unless you were a paid subscriber at some point of time between July 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008, you will not be an EA-Land Founder.
     
  38. Sidfrmea-lan

    Sidfrmea-lan Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Look.. this is a nation wide game.. they are trying to let orther players from other countries to have a chance to get it also.. wish peeps would stop being soooo stingy..

    [/ QUOTE ]

    why should the noobies who havent played this game like we have for like 5yrs get the 4th and 5yr gifts if they to that ill totally cancel my account cuse thats a lil unfair if you think about it they know who has been playing for 5yrs or more so it shouldnt take that long to do it and may 1starts the tv commercials for EA Land so they have to do it before then
     
  39. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Wait a sec ! TV commercials???!!! Where, oh where can we find some info on the TV commercials?

    Polly
     
  40. Pkmn_knight

    Pkmn_knight Guest

    Tv adds?
    Ohh Are you sure? If its true i want someone to upload them to youtube when they come.
     
  41. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    why should the noobies who havent played this game like we have for like 5yrs get the 4th and 5yr gifts if they to that ill totally cancel my account cuse thats a lil unfair if you think about it they know who has been playing for 5yrs or more so it shouldnt take that long to do it and may 1starts the tv commercials for EA Land so they have to do it before then

    [/ QUOTE ]Ummmm... TV commercials??? Now that I'd like to see!

    As for your concern that some newbies are going to automatically get 4- and 5-year gifts - I have no idea where you got that from. Unless these "newbies" have been paying for their accounts for at least 4-5 years, there is no way they'll be awarded these gifts.
     
  42. Jafo

    Jafo Guest

    Am I the only who thinks there shouldn't be any new card games or stuff like that until Amnesty is done? I mean sheesh, they promised me my time so long ago. I find it hard to understand how they can calculate how many days I am "entitled" yet they cannot give me the skill locks and gifts they promised which was one of the major selling points in renewing my subscription.

    Rather frustrated about the entire thing, but I am sure some smartass in here will give me plenty of reasons why I shouldn't be.
     
  43. I honestly don't think there will be amnesty. They keep pushing the date back. I think they are stalling until they are told to give the 90 day warning that the game is ending.
     
  44. <blockquote><hr>

    why should the noobies who havent played this game like we have for like 5yrs get the 4th and 5yr gifts if they to that ill totally cancel my account cuse thats a lil unfair if you think about it they know who has been playing for 5yrs or more so it shouldnt take that long to do it and may 1starts the tv commercials for EA Land so they have to do it before then

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Hmm, maybe thats why they've started doing those commercials about Sims 2 and stuff with "100 million Sold", perhaps preperation for EA Land promotion?
     
  45. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Unless they bought an established acct.
     
  46. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I honestly don't think there will be amnesty. They keep pushing the date back. I think they are stalling until they are told to give the 90 day warning that the game is ending.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    I dont think Amnesty will be cancelled, EA are likely to have law suit on their hands if they do, after all the promises of Amnesty. With all the promises for this. there be many people unhappy.
     
  47. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok supposedly the date is for April 30th, to my knowledge it's not the 30th yet so why even throw in the towel if we don't have nay of the complete facts yet. A lot people seem to think that Amnesty will be the 30th. Why not wait 'til then to start pulling your hair out!