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Extremely, ungodly low payouts in TC - what gives

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Why are the payouts all of a sudden (last 30 mins or so) so dreadfully low?
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    We got an ingame message to go to TC3 to try factory job changes, perhaps its to encourage us to try that?
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Good point. I signed out. $15 per jam case when I have 15 cooking skills isn't worth it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    We got an ingame message to go to TC3 to try factory job changes, perhaps its to encourage us to try that?

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    My initial reaction to this was something like '[​IMG] wtf, trying to force players to do what they want them to do by driving down the payouts on everything else'.....but in TC3 I guess it is understandable since the whole point of being there *is* testing rather than accumulating riches as it is in EA Land. If they were to do something like that in EA Land though, I know I'd be upset....hopefully they wouldn't though since TC3 is where things are to be tested *crosses fingers*

    Ginger I hope when you signed out of TC3 that you signed into EA Land [​IMG]
     
  5. Sitting in a skill house in TC3 just waiting for factory to open. No clue what it is I'm suppose to be testing. If all they did is lower the payout it seems like a waste of time to bother. And yet, here I set waiting for day break. Although I did hear some guy say he bought a pizza machine yesterday and now it pays $0 to play it. If you think things are rough in EA-Land come sit around TC3 for awhile.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It is temporary. Luc is testing stuff! He'll increase it again later tonight. [​IMG]
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am in TC3. Now they payouts are not only low, they don't give you the money!

    What's going on in EA Land, cuz I'll just play my sim over there.
     
  8. NightFlyer

    NightFlyer Guest

    Testing to see how many sims will continue to work for pennies?
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    LMAO night flyer


    What about the fact that we aren't getting credited for jams sold?
     
  10. So far, the only difference in the robot factory seems to be more fish and breakdowns and more tools needed on average. (same payout per robot.) I'll try the nightclub later.

    CherryBomb
     
  11. The exploding bots are more prettiful! New color graphics added to factory! I was so mesmerized I forgot to take pics. Next shift I'll grab some screen shots.
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    The exploding bots are more prettiful! New color graphics added to factory! I was so mesmerized I forgot to take pics. Next shift I'll grab some screen shots.

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    "Robo-gore"???? I love it. [​IMG]

    (imagines spurting hydraulic fluid and ball bearings all over the place)


    Uh... is this going to affect the (T)een rating??? [​IMG]


    "WARNING!: Contains graphic, pixelated, robo-dismemberment! - Not for the mechanically challenged!"

    (nyuck nyuck)

    [​IMG]
     
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    The exploding bots are more prettiful! New color graphics added to factory! I was so mesmerized I forgot to take pics. Next shift I'll grab some screen shots.

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    What the robot factory needs is not more graphics, but additions to the actual game play. The factories change, and the number of breakdowns goes up, but other than that there is little difference between first level and top level play. What if you could, based on your skill levels, experience at the job (or both) get a "tool belt" that would allow you to fix broken machines without having to run all the way to a closet? Or, a skill that would allow you to do preventative maint on machines that would last for one shift?

    Graphics, schmaphics. I am wishing for a job path with more depth and game play. [​IMG]
     
  14. Heh. Guess you never worked with bears much. Bears add a whole new challenge to game play.
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Berserkers at the factory!!
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    It is temporary. Luc is testing stuff! He'll increase it again later tonight. [​IMG]

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    YAY so this will be a permanent increase back to what we were getting?
     
  17. Solono

    Solono Guest

    I am not receiving any money from jamming or painting, it says a number over my head that I should be getting, but I am not actually getting the money.
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    payouts still suck...What's up??????
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

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    It is temporary. Luc is testing stuff! He'll increase it again later tonight. [​IMG]

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    YAY so this will be a permanent increase back to what we were getting?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    LOL! That's hilarious.

    No.
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm being told restaurant payouts (in TC3) were raised back to what they were.
     
  21. the pay may be what it was, but most people don't actually get the money credited.. I consider this a bit of a problem. I don't know many people willing to work for NOTHING. Sure you get the message that you have made money, but you don't actually get it. Also, there is no point in going to money houses - as of 5 minutes ago you don't even get the $ over your head anymore. I certianly hope this little "glitch" isn't being done on purpose or as some sort of experiment. A few days of this and plenty of people will find another way to occupy thier time.
     
  22. Zinzi

    Zinzi Guest

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    I'm being told restaurant payouts (in TC3) were raised back to what they were.

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    And what's up with EA-Land then? Any signs of increased payouts? What we are getting now is hilarious to say the least.... [​IMG]
     
  23. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    And what's up with EA-Land then? Any signs of increased payouts? What we are getting now is hilarious to say the least.... [​IMG]

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    Yesterday, the payouts were decreased in TC3. As promised previously, Luc put them back to what they were yesterday morning. My post from yesterday did not in any way pertain to EA-Land.

    Please refer to Luc's post on the blog where he said prices would go up when we've put a little something-something in place to stop the bots.
     
  24. NightFlyer

    NightFlyer Guest

    Hopefully it will be "this week" as posted on the Blog.

    As usual I won't be holding my breath.
     
  25. Zinzi

    Zinzi Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

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    And what's up with EA-Land then? Any signs of increased payouts? What we are getting now is hilarious to say the least.... [​IMG]

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    Yesterday, the payouts were decreased in TC3. As promised previously, Luc put them back to what they were yesterday morning. My post from yesterday did not in any way pertain to EA-Land.

    Please refer to Luc's post on the blog where he said prices would go up when we've put a little something-something in place to stop the bots.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Right - it was my post that pertained to EA-Land (part of the same franchise, right?) - I read Luc's post - and I merely asked - any news on that? How long are we going to wait and be punished for what others are doing? If no one has been able to stop the bots in the past - how long is that going to take? Indefinitely? Just asking... if that's allowed. [​IMG]
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Yesterday, the payouts were decreased in TC3. As promised previously, Luc put them back to what they were yesterday morning. My post from yesterday did not in any way pertain to EA-Land.

    Please refer to Luc's post on the blog where he said prices would go up when we've put a little something-something in place to stop the bots.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Right - it was my post that pertained to EA-Land (part of the same franchise, right?) - I read Luc's post - and I merely asked - any news on that? How long are we going to wait and be punished for what others are doing? If no one has been able to stop the bots in the past - how long is that going to take? Indefinitely? Just asking... if that's allowed. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Normally I wouldn't answer a hostile post such as yours. However, I know that others are probably wondering the same thing (even if they are much nicer about it). So here goes.

    That's like asking me if I'm going to speed on the drive home tonight. I probably will. Then again I might not.

    Really, without a crystal ball, none of us (on the team) can answer your question precisely. Any answer I give will be a guess and that's not fair to you guys.
     
  27. Zinzi

    Zinzi Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Yesterday, the payouts were decreased in TC3. As promised previously, Luc put them back to what they were yesterday morning. My post from yesterday did not in any way pertain to EA-Land.

    Please refer to Luc's post on the blog where he said prices would go up when we've put a little something-something in place to stop the bots.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Right - it was my post that pertained to EA-Land (part of the same franchise, right?) - I read Luc's post - and I merely asked - any news on that? How long are we going to wait and be punished for what others are doing? If no one has been able to stop the bots in the past - how long is that going to take? Indefinitely? Just asking... if that's allowed. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Normally I wouldn't answer a hostile post such as yours. However, I know that others are probably wondering the same thing (even if they are much nicer about it). So here goes.

    That's like asking me if I'm going to speed on the drive home tonight. I probably will. Then again I might not.

    Really, without a crystal ball, none of us (on the team) can answer your question precisely. Any answer I give will be a guess and that's not fair to you guys.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    I guess you get what you give (concerning hostile; look at your own response) - and yes - I do think we have 'the right' to know a little something about what is going on - but I guess the response then is 'indefinitely' - good to know, thank you.
     
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Normally I wouldn't answer a hostile post such as yours. However, I know that others are probably wondering the same thing (even if they are much nicer about it).

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    Cracks me up. [​IMG]

    It's like the baseball complaining that the basketball is 'too round'.

    [​IMG]

    I luv ya, Pari - but Winnie the Pooh you ain't. [​IMG]
     
  29. NightFlyer

    NightFlyer Guest

    ^^ what he said.
     
  30. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Yesterday, the payouts were decreased in TC3. As promised previously, Luc put them back to what they were yesterday morning. My post from yesterday did not in any way pertain to EA-Land.

    Please refer to Luc's post on the blog where he said prices would go up when we've put a little something-something in place to stop the bots.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Right - it was my post that pertained to EA-Land (part of the same franchise, right?) - I read Luc's post - and I merely asked - any news on that? How long are we going to wait and be punished for what others are doing? If no one has been able to stop the bots in the past - how long is that going to take? Indefinitely? Just asking... if that's allowed. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Normally I wouldn't answer a hostile post such as yours. However, I know that others are probably wondering the same thing (even if they are much nicer about it). So here goes.

    That's like asking me if I'm going to speed on the drive home tonight. I probably will. Then again I might not.

    Really, without a crystal ball, none of us (on the team) can answer your question precisely. Any answer I give will be a guess and that's not fair to you guys.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    I guess you get what you give (concerning hostile; look at your own response) - and yes - I do think we have 'the right' to know a little something about what is going on - but I guess the response then is 'indefinitely' - good to know, thank you.

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    If you think that was hostile I, or others, need to link you to posts where she really *did* get hostile, even stepping over professional lines type of hostile. This post was definitely NOT a hostile response.....especially in comparison to what she was probably *thinking* as she typed it. How can I guess? a) Because I've been around a while and even managed to get on her bad side a time or two [​IMG] and b) *I* was having hostile thoughts reading your post and the hostility was not even directed at me, and Parizad and I are not even very close or friendly in game or out these days, so it wasn't a hostile-cuz-somebody-is-dissing-my-buddy kind of reaction I was getting. It was more along the lines of wondering why people still think acting like a petulent child is going to get them any better results than asking questions nicely and accepting the answers you get, even if you dont like them would.

    Seriously, I'm all for calling someone down when they deserve it, even if they have a mod or a dev shield.....but at least wait until they *do* deserve it, or your credibility to be able to call them to the carpet kinda goes straight out the window......
     
  31. Zinzi

    Zinzi Guest

    Wow... don't let me ruin your day... (after all; I am just a petulent child [​IMG])
     
  32. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Factory payouts have been increased

    Polly