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  • Tinzen (SKN1)Tinzen (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 473
    Can any mods confirm, that there is 1 day and some hours left at CHWE? As we have gotten less and less time for it.
    @Tinzen (SKN1) the CHWE will end on December 22nd @ 16:00 CET
    Thank you :) I tink many appticate it :)
    Tinzen @ skn 1
  • T.O.P (INT1)T.O.P (INT1) INT1 Posts: 247
    @WascallyWabbit

    What is happening? A lot of account on INT1 is blocked after the last hotfix then CHWE starts how can we keep up with it with so many coop members can't play.
    https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/169520/announcement-important-info-about-last-hotfix

    Here's your answer. :)

    yup I read that but i posted the question before wascally posted that.  They should just stop the CHWE if they where afraid of the boosters purchased from the bug money. AS  they say they will wipe out the dollars of the players. But why do you need to blocked them i's not their fault. A lot will leave this game after this.
    Well, some games ban players permanently, due to bug exploit, so in one hand, we can be happy that we still get another chance. On the other hand, this was such a bug that most of the players exploited it accidentally and they still get punished in one way or another. GGS doesn't have a clue how to be fair towards players and I feel like they always bring up the most unfair solution to problems that they caused.

    Personally, I don't feel guilty about anything, because I barely regained everything I lost during last few times GGS messed up. I guess I can call it even now.

    o:)
    This banning affects a lot of things...chain reaction....less players how to complete santa's wish list now...how to compete on CHWE. they shouldn't have punished the player for the mistake ggs made. 
  • gavinfarms (US1)gavinfarms (US1) US1 Posts: 2,273
    Can any mods confirm, that there is 1 day and some hours left at CHWE? As we have gotten less and less time for it.
    @Tinzen (SKN1) the CHWE will end on December 22nd @ 16:00 CET
    Exactly, because GGS has decided that it should not be a fair event.  Remember that GGS could change this clock at any point.  This notion that they cannot "help it" that it had to be shorted is a load of bunk.  This was purposeful on the part of GGS, and we must never forget that.  
    gavinfarms @ us 1
  • T.O.P (INT1)T.O.P (INT1) INT1 Posts: 247
    I am really curious how GGS determined who actually "cheated" on purpose, without reporting this bug. I often play during breaks on my smartphone, using the Puffin browser. Selling excess crops is often the only thing to do since donating to the market is impossible with those lousy sliders. So it could have happend to me too.
    It sounds a bit harsh to ban people. It is not only these people that are affected by this decision but also the coops they play in.
    We put up with a waterfall of bugs and to punish people like this for a bug they did not cause....???
    It's a Double punishment actually...banning the player hurting the coop cause it's lacking a lot of members. So the ones that weren't affected by the banned need to work triple now just to maintain the ranking we always have on CHWE add to that we need to donate to santa's list to....boils down to one thing use resources and gold. 
  • grrr (NL1)grrr (NL1) NL1 Posts: 664
    I am really curious how GGS determined who actually "cheated" on purpose, without reporting this bug. I often play during breaks on my smartphone, using the Puffin browser. Selling excess crops is often the only thing to do since donating to the market is impossible with those lousy sliders. So it could have happend to me too.
    It sounds a bit harsh to ban people. It is not only these people that are affected by this decision but also the coops they play in.
    We put up with a waterfall of bugs and to punish people like this for a bug they did not cause....???
    Well, exactly, I was online and sold excess produce, I wouldn't have noticed what anount of dollars I received.
    The wording of the announcement worries me as well,
    Quote: "- In addition, over 4,000 players will receive a temporary ban in the next days due to their large gain of dollars. It is very unfair to players who did not gain the dollars that some have been able to purchase boosters for events, expansions and various other items with. Therefore in many cases it was not enough to just remove the dollars"

    In the next few days? Are we still at risk of being banned?
  • Pietral (US1)Pietral (US1) US1 Posts: 163
    From my reading of the announcement, it sounds to me like bans were handed out if someone exploited the bug by selling a lot of stuff and then immediately spent the money they got.  Since devs cannot take away money that's no longer in their bank account, they instead got a ban.  

    I would guess that if all you did was sell items normally and spent normally, the additional money would just be deducted and that's it.
    Pietral @ us 1
  • Sam-chan (US1)Sam-chan (US1) US1 Posts: 783
    if there is a change mistake at tour bank, does the bank steal your money from your account ?

    Sam-chan @ fr 1
  • VAM (US1)VAM (US1) US1 Posts: 61
    SO this morning, I logged in (8:30 AM EST), I believe after at least 1 hotfix had been completed.  I did some farming (about 30 minutes), but had an appointment and rushed through harvesting and planting everything.  I then logged out and didn't come back until 4:30 PM EST.  I started farming as normal, emptying boats, harvesting, etc.  I noticed that I had to start the CHWE again, but didn't think too much of it.  I then hopped on the forum to check on the CHWE information and saw the announcement about the bug and banned players.  I looked at my account and noticed I have more money than I should, although I don't know exactly what I should have in my account since I ran through the farm so quickly this morning.  I do not recall actually selling any products this morning, as my barns were pretty much empty from the Santa event and I didn't have time to do much farming.  So now I am left wondering if I am going to have money disappear or get my account banned, when I don't even know what is going on.  @CuddlyFoxes, what do you suggest I do?  Should I open a help ticket?  Since I don't know what went wrong on my farm and what amount I should actually have, I don't know what to do.  Thanks for your help.
  • FromPol (FR1)FromPol (FR1) FR1 Posts: 1,712

    What a freaking bloody mess this has become!

    Hello,
    I agre with you :-(
    and also about the the original look of snowy barn back .. i remove it because really less beautiful.
    FromPol @ fr 1 / La Rebelle, inter / avalon
    Les annonces sur le jeu, twitter et facebook, sont inutiles arrivant pile quand l'évènement commence,  à quand un vrai calendrier ? 
    La Rebelle recrute , actif ou relax, pas d'or demandé, juste quelques $, me faire signe.
  • I am really curious how GGS determined who actually "cheated" on purpose, without reporting this bug. I often play during breaks on my smartphone, using the Puffin browser. Selling excess crops is often the only thing to do since donating to the market is impossible with those lousy sliders. So it could have happend to me too.
    It sounds a bit harsh to ban people. It is not only these people that are affected by this decision but also the coops they play in.
    We put up with a waterfall of bugs and to punish people like this for a bug they did not cause....???
    when i first started playing i only used my phone and imo it is not impossible to fill orders in the market... i did it all the time. my sister now plays almost all the time on her phone and she also fills orders on the puffin app. it took a minute to figure out how it worked but you can do it... just hold down for a few seconds on the slide bar until the block is highlighted and then tap above the the bar... or if you use the mouse pointer, do the same thing but i think then you can slide it up... user error. not ggs error imo
  • JustMe (US1)JustMe (US1) US1 Posts: 491
    I was online multiple times, during all three times today and I did not get credit for the third time on Monday the 18th of December.  This will ruin my weekend bonus.  Please advise.  
    same for me for Monday

    but I got informed that the last one will show the red circle w/ line through regardless of which time period GGS determine you were not "active" (mine on Monday already showed the circle at noon EST but for the last period)

    this is not the first time GGS has not provided accurate credit for being online and active during the HH times.
  • Southern (US1)Southern (US1) US1 Posts: 3,268
    I was online multiple times, during all three times today and I did not get credit for the third time on Monday the 18th of December.  This will ruin my weekend bonus.  Please advise.  
    same for me for Monday

    but I got informed that the last one will show the red circle w/ line through regardless of which time period GGS determine you were not "active" (mine on Monday already showed the circle at noon EST but for the last period)

    this is not the first time GGS has not provided accurate credit for being online and active during the HH times.
    Correct. The 3 Happy Hour times (7:00-10:00, 12:00-15:00, 18:00-21:00) are NOT associated 1:1 for the 3 Happy Hour checkmarks.

    The checkmarks start at the top and work their way down.

    If you miss 1 Happy Hour, the bottom Happy Hour will have the "Ø" in it, because it is no longer possible to get all 3 Happy Hour bonuses.  If you miss 2 Happy Hours, the middle and the bottom bonuses will have the "Ø" in them because it's no longer possible to get those bonuses.  If you then miss the 3rd happy hour (the 18:00-21:00 one), then the last bonus available, the TOP one, will get the Ø.

    If you're only online during 1 Happy Hour a day, say the 18:00-21:00 one, then only the TOP bonus will get activated (and thus, the checkmark). 

    You can't just log in once a day and expect to get the highest bonus (the bottom one).  You have to work your way up to it by hitting all 3 happy hours.

    And unlike GGS says, sometimes you can be "Online" during a Happy Hour and the game won't recognize it; sometimes you HAVE to log out and back in for it to register. 

    I don't even check anymore; I just automatically log out and in around 8AM, 1PM, and 7PM. Haven't missed a bonus since I started doing that.

    You can't rely on "just being online" and getting credit for a happy hour. You HAVE to check.

    Success Team is an active, friendly co-op looking for daily adult players. Click here if interested or apply in game today! :)
  • FromPol (FR1)FromPol (FR1) FR1 Posts: 1,712
    How is this the players faults???  We repeatedly ask you do not run the CHWE until it is fixed. You stubbornly run this event, taking our resources for all of the "pulled or stopped" events due to bugs....now you actually had a bug that gave players extra and you want to ban the players. I don't think the players created this bug.
    How is this the players faults???  We repeatedly ask you do not run the CHWE until it is fixed. You stubbornly run this event, taking our resources for all of the "pulled or stopped" events due to bugs....now you actually had a bug that gave players extra and you want to ban the players. I don't think the players created this bug.
    How is this the players faults???  We repeatedly ask you do not run the CHWE until it is fixed. You stubbornly run this event, taking our resources for all of the "pulled or stopped" events due to bugs....now you actually had a bug that gave players extra and you want to ban the players. I don't think the players created this bug.

    CuddlyFoxesCuddlyFoxes Posts: 745
    Hey guys,

    Due to a critical issue the CHWE had to be stopped for another small hotfix. This hotfix is unrelated to the CHWE which seems to be working but it is important that the issue be repaired as soon as possible. After the hotfix the event will begin again and can be played as normal, players will keep any activity rewards they have already and any boosters they have purchased will still work as long as they do not run out before the event starts again.

    CHWE will restart around 16:30 CET


    the problem was not caused by the chwe.... it was reported by players. the chwe had to be shut down to stop and correct the problem causing the large sale prices and correct the amounts people received in error. to me, it sounds like the amounts were very, very large and quite obvious and those that abused the glitch continued to make and sell large amounts of said products... otherwise they would have just fixed the problem and moved on... if you are in a co-op where someone did this, you may have also benefited from it and had an unfair advantage over others that did not... it does not seem to me that ggs is being vindictive or trying harm players. players certainly did not create this bug but apparently some 4000 took advantage of it and are now paying the consequences of their actions. that is no different than taking money that is not yours when you know who it belongs to.

    Or it was like a super boost to repair all that have been lost last days !
    and players who have benefited of this have been able to make up for their lack for days and days, to spoil their coop, to buy land ... it was like the fire few days ago.
    If I have been connected at this time, I have done like that, and says to all players in my coop: yeah, ggs have given a super boost ...
    so you are saying that some people deserve to recover their lost stuff but only those that realized this glitch? and that it is okay because ggs has had problems with recent programming to essentially steal back what you feel they "took"... while it is well known that the decos from the christmas event aren't very good to begin with and the rest of the problems seem to be ongoing at this point and you continue to play? they gave us decos that it seems to me anyway, have more vhp than any co-op got and agreed some had more personal happiness but most people don't seem to play that event for the level of happiness the decos have. if you play for that alone it would probably be better to just skip it and just play the regular events that the decos have good happiness.

    i do not understand all the attacks to ggs. they are not forcing anyone to play any event or the game at all, that is a personal decision we all make. co-ops make similar decisions. if you don't like your co-ops choices there are plenty of others to join that align more with your playing habits but that is just what this is... playing. playing is fun. if playing is no longer fun, quit. it is not your job or livelihood at stake here... i understand complaining so they know what is not working but all this hatred is ridiculous imo... i see a lot of people saying ggs is not being very merry in this season, well, rarely here have i seen anyone acting jolly or merry this christmas here. ggs has not taken a holiday while all these problems are occurring, they are hard at work trying. they will never be able to please everyone, some will never be happy. you want new stuff and then complain when it doesn't work like they think it will right out of the gate, you want to stop events that don't work until they are fixed. i'm sure they don't intend to do put out a broken event, after all they are human and none of us perfect. this is not an airbag in a car that is killing people because it was released without testing. it is an internet game..... play and have fun, play what you want and leave the rest or just leave altogether. this does not seem productive to me it sounds like a bunch of complaining that gets no one anywhere. hate fuels hate an this, to me is all that is happening here. 
    Hello,

    I like play to bigfarm and don't like many of its bugs ;-) and there are a lot these last months.
    I don't like management choices like TA coop that is very bugged, and with a bad mecanism.
    I think all players have a lot of lost things.
    When I play an event that is not new and works before, I don't think it is bugged, and don't play it.
    FromPol @ fr 1 / La Rebelle, inter / avalon
    Les annonces sur le jeu, twitter et facebook, sont inutiles arrivant pile quand l'évènement commence,  à quand un vrai calendrier ? 
    La Rebelle recrute , actif ou relax, pas d'or demandé, juste quelques $, me faire signe.
  • Big Beck (US1)Big Beck (US1) US1 Posts: 514
    this is all very intriguing.  Any idea what items were being exploited? How long did this go on?  I usually dont sell large amounts of goods. I sell as I harvest, one field or stable at a time.  And I dont really pay attention to how much im selling them for.  I could be guilty of exploiting the bug and be unaware of doing it.  And in fact My cash balance does seem higher than I remember it being. But not by enough to think there was an error.  
  • this is all very intriguing.  Any idea what items were being exploited? How long did this go on?  I usually dont sell large amounts of goods. I sell as I harvest, one field or stable at a time.  And I dont really pay attention to how much im selling them for.  I could be guilty of exploiting the bug and be unaware of doing it.  And in fact My cash balance does seem higher than I remember it being. But not by enough to think there was an error.  
    well, that is exactly what i'm saying.. it doesn't appear that you got banned, so you didn't do anything wrong. the people that did exploit the glitch got banned and everyone seems to think that is unfair somehow. ggs can see that they made those items and then sold them, taking their inventory to zero, probably multiple times. it has not been said what or for how long this went on as far as i have seen... 
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