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CRASH the EA House!

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by imported_Gracie Nito, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Just posted on tso-e.com/blog by Luc
    <blockquote>
    Phone Booth Packing!
    Posted in Uncategorized by Luc on the January 28th, 2008
    Yesterday, During the bake off event, By upping the payouts, Maxis gave a lot of money to pizza makers and Preserve makers. More than 1,500,000 Simoleans! I hope that was fun!

    Today we will do something a little less costly to Maxis (I just can’t afford to do this everyday!). Hopefully it will be even more fun!

    I do not know how many Sims we can have in a house. I am thinking that we should let the roommates decide how many Sims they want to let in. I understand that when you have a lot and you want to keep your visitors green, too many sims is a bad thing. But some of you might want to use a higher limit. But what should we use? 30,50,100? 200?

    Today I will remove the limit in the EA community lot, and I would like to try to pack that house between 1:00pm and 2:pm PST ( this should allow our European friends to join).

    Let’s see what happens as the house fills up with Sims. We can try to go until it crashes! (most likely) or we run out of Sims (most likely).

    If we increase the number of Sims, it would make sense to enable more floors in the lots. How many floors do you think is the maximum number of floors we should have?

    Thank you,

    Luc

    </blockquote>

    This will be fun! Now is your chance to crash EA!
     
  2. OMG!!

    That sounds like a lot of fun...kinda like back in the day where college kids would try to pack 100 people in a VW Bug!

    I'll have to come out and add my horde to the ea house body count.
     
  3. <blockquote><hr>

    Today we will do something a little less costly to Maxis (I just can’t afford to do this everyday!). Hopefully it will be even more fun!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Since when did simoleans cost Maxis money? [​IMG]
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Since they now have a real life value of $1 to 9-hundred-something simoleans. Which, even if calculated at 1-1000, is $1500, or 150 montly subscriptions.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Since when did simoleans cost Maxis money? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    A cover-up way of saying "losing profit because the simoleans we give away we won't be able to sell them instead".
     
  6. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Today we will do something a little less costly to Maxis (I just can’t afford to do this everyday!). Hopefully it will be even more fun!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Since when did simoleans cost Maxis money? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think he was making a little joke. [​IMG]

    I'll try to be there. Sounds like fun!! [​IMG]
     
  7. EricaSKID

    EricaSKID Guest

    Unfortunately, due to the timing of this event (I'm in Texas, which is in the Central Time Zone), I will be unable to attend.
     
  8. <blockquote><hr>

    Unfortunately, due to the timing of this event (I'm in Texas, which is in the Central Time Zone), I will be unable to attend.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Oddly enough, I will be able to attend and I am also in the Central time zone and even Texas!
     
  9. <blockquote><hr>

    Unfortunately, due to the timing of this event (I'm in Texas, which is in the Central Time Zone), I will be unable to attend.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    CST is two hours ahead of PST
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I won't be able to make it either, it sure sounds like a blast and I hope you all have fun crashing that house!!! [​IMG]
     
  11. I like the idea of crashing it, can we burn the pom poms as well? or will it just result in sparklers and confetti guns being used? [​IMG]
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Just posted on tso-e.com/blog by Luc
    <blockquote>
    Phone Booth Packing!
    Posted in Uncategorized by Luc on the January 28th, 2008
    Yesterday, During the bake off event, By upping the payouts, Maxis gave a lot of money to pizza makers and Preserve makers. More than 1,500,000 Simoleans! I hope that was fun!

    Today we will do something a little less costly to Maxis (I just can’t afford to do this everyday!). Hopefully it will be even more fun!

    I do not know how many Sims we can have in a house. I am thinking that we should let the roommates decide how many Sims they want to let in. I understand that when you have a lot and you want to keep your visitors green, too many sims is a bad thing. But some of you might want to use a higher limit. But what should we use? 30,50,100? 200?

    Today I will remove the limit in the EA community lot, and I would like to try to pack that house between 1:00pm and 2:pm PST ( this should allow our European friends to join).

    Let’s see what happens as the house fills up with Sims. We can try to go until it crashes! (most likely) or we run out of Sims (most likely).

    If we increase the number of Sims, it would make sense to enable more floors in the lots. How many floors do you think is the maximum number of floors we should have?

    Thank you,

    Luc

    </blockquote>

    This will be fun! Now is your chance to crash EA!

    [/ QUOTE ]
    That sounds like something I might enjoy doing! [​IMG]



    If I were 8 years old. [​IMG]
     
  13. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Just posted on tso-e.com/blog by Luc
    <blockquote>
    Phone Booth Packing!
    Posted in Uncategorized by Luc on the January 28th, 2008
    Yesterday, During the bake off event, By upping the payouts, Maxis gave a lot of money to pizza makers and Preserve makers. More than 1,500,000 Simoleans! I hope that was fun!

    Today we will do something a little less costly to Maxis (I just can’t afford to do this everyday!). Hopefully it will be even more fun!

    I do not know how many Sims we can have in a house. I am thinking that we should let the roommates decide how many Sims they want to let in. I understand that when you have a lot and you want to keep your visitors green, too many sims is a bad thing. But some of you might want to use a higher limit. But what should we use? 30,50,100? 200?

    Today I will remove the limit in the EA community lot, and I would like to try to pack that house between 1:00pm and 2:pm PST ( this should allow our European friends to join).

    Let’s see what happens as the house fills up with Sims. We can try to go until it crashes! (most likely) or we run out of Sims (most likely).

    If we increase the number of Sims, it would make sense to enable more floors in the lots. How many floors do you think is the maximum number of floors we should have?

    Thank you,

    Luc

    </blockquote>

    This will be fun! Now is your chance to crash EA!

    [/ QUOTE ]
    That sounds like something I might enjoy doing! [​IMG]



    If I were 8 years old. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    We really need to work on getting you in touch with your inner child Donavan [​IMG]
     
  14. Please stop this,,,,i keep crashing and the lag is very bad.
     
  15. i cant get in. i get a message reading that the property is full.
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Now is your chance to crash EA!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Been there, done that.

    Remember when Dragon's Cove first opened, and we managed to bring down half of EA online's network with the rush?

    I was one of the lucky ones that got in first before the login system crashed (took about 4 minutes after it opened, I think).
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    There are still a lot of players on DIAL-UP. Yes, its antiquated, however its all some of us have *rural*. We're happy that we can even play the game, however we have a lot of problems with lagging and end up getting E23. I tried four different store lots yesterday and errored out all four times. The return of the catalogue would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG] With 30 sims on a lot we experience lag for a minute or more sometimes and I honestly don't see how we'll manage getting around a lot with more sims on it! I like the idea of enabling house owners to set the limit of guests, but with the limitations on where you can make money now, if most lots are set at 50 or even more, I don't think we'll be able to hang in there and be able to move around. We're hoping the DX9 will help instead of make things worse for dial-up users.
     
  18. Laverne

    Laverne Guest

    The only thing I can think of is lemmings.
     
  19. turtleface

    turtleface Guest

    Sounds fun! I'm sure i'm going to be lagging miserably within minutes though. Oh well.
    I think increasing the number of floors to 4 or 5 would be plenty. Lots of people seem happy enough just using the bottom floor and having some roof art, anyway. I think any more than 4 or 5 floors and it would get a little annoying trying to keep track of what's where in the house, and getting around and stuff, and with that number, it would open up a massive enough range of new building possibilities to keep probably everyone happy.

    I hope this means that the property object limit will be dramtically increased too? Doubled? Tripled? Quadrupled, please please? I'd much rather have more objects in my house than more sims, lol. Lots of us can't handle more than 30 or so sims before we start lagging badly anyway.
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Pictures anyone?
     
  21. Donovan and Laverne are my favorite people atm lol.. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    How'd it go? Sounds like the property was full and ppl were crashing lol...
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Awesome! Stresstest lag levels by lifting those limits!

    If I may suggest, do the same thing for :

    * Object limit
    * Number of floors
    * Lotsize

    People will totally drool over the ability to add more than one floor and more objects as long as the laglevel stays within the state 'bearable'.

    Just think about the possibilities of 4 floors! And double the amount of objects (you can do so much more with windows and flowers etc)
     
  23. Object limtis are directly tied into how many sims a lot will support. Sims on a lot take up tile space just as if you had an object there. Sims add more lag to lot in many cases because they are more animated than most objects in game. If you filled your lot with 200 flashing dance cages and flashing lights, I'm sure you could achieve the same lag effects. Of course you want to add those animated objects after you already filled your house with other objects using up space.

    During the first beta test limits were set on the number of tiles and objects we could safely use in a house with the amount of sims allowed to enter.

    Have you ever noticed the tremendous lag affect caused by NPCs or pets arriving on a lot that is already full of objects and sims?

    These are all tied together.
     
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    They updated the blog post with results:<blockquote><hr>

    We saw the counter go as high as 120, but really only about 70 sims made it in. The sims attempting to come in created quite a bit of lag, but if the limit had been at 70, I am not sure there would have been much. So sometime next week we will try to set the limit at 60 for an hour and see how it goes.

    [/ QUOTE ]
     
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    They updated the blog post with results:<blockquote><hr>

    We saw the counter go as high as 120, but really only about 70 sims made it in. The sims attempting to come in created quite a bit of lag, but if the limit had been at 70, I am not sure there would have been much. So sometime next week we will try to set the limit at 60 for an hour and see how it goes.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    And the reason this is not being tested in TC3 is........ ???
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    They updated the blog post with results:<blockquote><hr>

    We saw the counter go as high as 120, but really only about 70 sims made it in. The sims attempting to come in created quite a bit of lag, but if the limit had been at 70, I am not sure there would have been much. So sometime next week we will try to set the limit at 60 for an hour and see how it goes.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    And the reason this is not being tested in TC3 is........ ???

    [/ QUOTE ]

    TC3 (like all testing servers) have a very low population. For example, right this very second, there are 82 players there &amp; 524 in EA-Land.

    So you see, even if we wanted to, we couldn't perform a population test there!
     
  27. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    They updated the blog post with results:<blockquote><hr>

    We saw the counter go as high as 120, but really only about 70 sims made it in. The sims attempting to come in created quite a bit of lag, but if the limit had been at 70, I am not sure there would have been much. So sometime next week we will try to set the limit at 60 for an hour and see how it goes.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    [/ QUOTE ]
    And the reason this is not being tested in TC3 is........ ???

    [/ QUOTE ]

    TC3 (like all testing servers) have a very low population. For example, right this very second, there are 82 players there &amp; 524 in EA-Land.

    So you see, even if we wanted to, we couldn't perform a population test there!

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Well, perhaps if you had posted that this was to take place in TC3 - ppl would have logged on there in order to participate.
    Maybe even some of those who cannot currently get into EA Land, but *can* get into TC3.
    Further - this brings up the question (yet again) of paying to test.
    The argument was made (rightly) that TC3 was a test platform, and not *actually* a part of the paid game experience. But now, EA Land is open. This is it - The big apple, the enchilada, the whole nine yards. The production cities are dead and just waiting to be consumed. *This* is what we are paying for.
    This test (and I'm glad you admitted it was a test, rather than some benevolent gift) belongs where all testing belongs - in the test city.
    And please don't tell me having "beta" appended to the end of the name makes it a defacto test platform - unless you intend to wipe EA Land (beta) and start over at some point with a fresh build.
     
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I don't follow every post or read daily here, but do you gripe about everything as much as you have the jam payout night and house limit test?
     
  29. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I don't follow every post or read daily here, but do you gripe about everything as much as you have the jam payout night and house limit test?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    I agree when I agree - I disagree when I don't.
    ok?
     
  30. Guest

    Guest Guest

    so do I...pick your battles that seem significant and not as trivial as when or where a couple tests were conducted
     
  31. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    so do I...pick your battles that seem significant and not as trivial as when or where a couple tests were conducted

    [/ QUOTE ]
    I am.
     
  32. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I agree. In the past, when there was something new to try we would receive an in messege asking us to go to test to see how servers hold out etc. (example when the spot lites came into play) The messege was sent out a number of times for a few days to make sure enough players went to TEST to TEST what ever they were TESTING. If there is no reason for a TC3 why not just move our sims to EA Land instead of having another Ghost Town? (since this seems to be the new kid on the block and being used as a testing spot)
     
  33. I believe some type of post, like the silly ones that come up about absolutely nothing, should have came up when logging on about Crash the EA House in Test Center at a certain day and time. I did not appreciate the lag it caused and having crashed 5 or 6 times during that time.

    That is why I have a sim in TC3, for testing. I spend time in EA Land for socializing, not participating or being hassled by testing.
     
  34. Considering that only 120 out of the 500+ people on the server at the time even bothered to participate in the EALand test, how many do you think would have actually patched to TC3 for the test?

    And yes, there was an in-game message during the test to invite everyone to go to Town Hall.
     
  35. after it started
     
  36. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Considering that only 120 out of the 500+ people on the server at the time even bothered to participate in the EALand test, how many do you think would have actually patched to TC3 for the test?

    And yes, there was an in-game message during the test to invite everyone to go to Town Hall.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Who knows - there are lots of ppl who can't get into EA Land, but *can* get into TC3 - maybe there would have been more? Point is - we don't know because it wasn't even attempted.

    First there was Test Center - needed in order to test new stuff. Then there was the argument justifying TC3 as a necessary supplement in order to test stuff for EA Land. Now that EA Land is open, TC3 (which now incorporates TC) is ignored and we take testing straight to the *new* production city.
    Something is wrong with this picture.
     
  37. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>



    First there was Test Center - needed in order to test new stuff. Then there was the argument justifying TC3 as a necessary supplement in order to test stuff for EA Land. Now that EA Land is open, TC3 (which now incorporates TC) is ignored and we take testing straight to the *new* production city.
    Something is wrong with this picture.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yip I totally agree with Donavan here, this for me should have been tested in TC3 before it was brought into the new city........Otherwise what is the use in having TC3 and us spending all the time and energy playing there and its not used?
     
  38. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Considering that only 120 out of the 500+ people on the server at the time even bothered to participate in the EALand test, how many do you think would have actually patched to TC3 for the test?

    And yes, there was an in-game message during the test to invite everyone to go to Town Hall.

    [/ QUOTE ]very true..I read before it started when and where...I wasn't logged in at the time it took place though I could of had I felt it worth it..If i had been playing I certainly wouldn't have patched to TC3 for it...this was not a new release, simply a little on the fly test
     
  39. turtleface

    turtleface Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>



    First there was Test Center - needed in order to test new stuff. Then there was the argument justifying TC3 as a necessary supplement in order to test stuff for EA Land. Now that EA Land is open, TC3 (which now incorporates TC) is ignored and we take testing straight to the *new* production city.
    Something is wrong with this picture.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yip I totally agree with Donavan here, this for me should have been tested in TC3 before it was brought into the new city........Otherwise what is the use in having TC3 and us spending all the time and energy playing there and its not used?

    [/ QUOTE ]


    I agree it would have been better if they tested it in TC3, but considering nobody was there, and that EA land isn't a production city yet.. it's in BETA, i think it's understandable. I wish they would just announce these things earlier, so we could all know about it with plenty of time, and test them in TC3.
     
  40. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Considering that only 120 out of the 500+ people on the server at the time even bothered to participate in the EALand test, how many do you think would have actually patched to TC3 for the test?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think the 120 was only a count of sims on or trying to land on the property, not a count of unique sims. If sims were coming and going during that time, the count of unique sims would be higher than 120.
    Did anyone leave during the event?
     
  41. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Considering that only 120 out of the 500+ people on the server at the time even bothered to participate in the EALand test, how many do you think would have actually patched to TC3 for the test?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think the 120 was only a count of sims on or trying to land on the property, not a count of unique sims. If sims were coming and going during that time, the count of unique sims would be higher than 120.
    Did anyone leave during the event?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Huh? [​IMG]
     
  42. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Unfortunately, due to the timing of this event (I'm in Texas, which is in the Central Time Zone), I will be unable to attend.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Oddly enough, I will be able to attend and I am also in the Central time zone and even Texas!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yep, CST here (West TN) and that would have been 3-4pm CST, so that would be perfect for everybody except those who work days. 3rd shift workers and those who do not work outside the home would have loved it [​IMG]
     
  43. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    There are still a lot of players on DIAL-UP. Yes, its antiquated, however its all some of us have *rural*. We're happy that we can even play the game, however we have a lot of problems with lagging and end up getting E23. I tried four different store lots yesterday and errored out all four times. The return of the catalogue would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG] With 30 sims on a lot we experience lag for a minute or more sometimes and I honestly don't see how we'll manage getting around a lot with more sims on it! I like the idea of enabling house owners to set the limit of guests, but with the limitations on where you can make money now, if most lots are set at 50 or even more, I don't think we'll be able to hang in there and be able to move around. We're hoping the DX9 will help instead of make things worse for dial-up users.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    The good news is that even in the rural areas DSL is starting to become available. I moved to a rural area in West TN in Feb 05, and was forced to use dialup for the first 17 months but it finally reached us out here when the merger between Bellsouth and AT&amp;T happened. So, all is not lost....technology is slowly reaching even the rural areas, though I don't understand why it's taking quite as long as it is.
     
  44. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Considering that only 120 out of the 500+ people on the server at the time even bothered to participate in the EALand test, how many do you think would have actually patched to TC3 for the test?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think the 120 was only a count of sims on or trying to land on the property, not a count of unique sims. If sims were coming and going during that time, the count of unique sims would be higher than 120.
    Did anyone leave during the event?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Huh? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Here's a simple example:

    5 sims enter a lot. The counter reads 5. They leave and 5 different sims enter the lot. Again, the counter reads 5.

    How may sims visited the lot?
     
  45. Cruz Cavera

    Cruz Cavera Guest

    Well, all I can say is. If the limit is increased, I hope they will increase the roomie capacity as well. It is very hard to run a house with 25+ people in it just by yourself.
     
  46. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Considering that only 120 out of the 500+ people on the server at the time even bothered to participate in the EALand test, how many do you think would have actually patched to TC3 for the test?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think the 120 was only a count of sims on or trying to land on the property, not a count of unique sims. If sims were coming and going during that time, the count of unique sims would be higher than 120.
    Did anyone leave during the event?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Huh? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Here's a simple example:

    5 sims enter a lot. The counter reads 5. They leave and 5 different sims enter the lot. Again, the counter reads 5.

    How may sims visited the lot?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Well, your explanation makes sense..... but the original is still....... kinda..... floogy. [​IMG]
     
  47. No way i wanna see a few more floors added 2 floors suck really boring i wanna see 3 or 4 [​IMG]
     
  48. VitArm

    VitArm Guest

    Why don't they just do something useful for once?
    From what I see, this was just a waste of time.

    &gt;.&lt;