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  • rsny (US1)rsny (US1) US1 Posts: 2,294
    Is anyone else happy that the CC is broken?? Thats an event that can malfunction and hopefully disappear never ever to be seen again :p


    wouldn't hurt my feelings any.   
     

      
  • Why is the christmas event gone?



    When will it be back?
  • They cancelled it. Chapter 3 will begin on Wednesday

    WascallyWabbit Morning All, 

    Further update for you as promised:

    The Christmas Preparations Event definitely won't restart today.
    If we get everything fixed, it will restart with chapter 3 on Wednesday.
    All the compensation will be credited on Wednesday as well.
    The details of the compensation will come next week.


    Additional News:
    Several of you have asked about the exclamation mark bubbles on the events (They started to come back after changing farms & have been annoying you) - They have been fixed & the fix will be added to the live servers in the next update. 

  • sky (NL1)sky (NL1) Posts: 15
    The following post was written by our beloved Co-Op leader, who asked me to post it on her behalf as she is unable to stay logged into the boards.


    Dear GGS,

    I am dissapointed, very dissapointed.

    I am a long-time player, I started November 28th 2012 and have been playing ever since. I have bought gold from time to time and I invested a lot of time in playing this game. When I started playing, the cherry orchard had not yet been released.

    I also used to be pretty active on the forums, but due to the new forum not letting me stay logged in long enough to post something, that has dwindled.

    There have been quite a few things in the past years that made me irritated, but I've usually been quite positive, on the old forum I was even accused of *ahem* sucking up to GGS.

    Last year, the Santa event caused a lot of problems and trouble in cooperations, and stress for leaders, myself being one of them.

    The way the event is designed, one player who, for reasons of their own, cannot be as active as they want, can fork up the whole event for a coop, by logging in at an inoppurtune time. Players who can't do much can be helped in phase 2, which in our awesome coop, does very well. But a player who logs in a few minutes before the chapter ends can and will, without intending to do so, make the whole cooperation lose the reward for that chapter ánd the chance to win the one from chapter 5.

    This STINKS! I have a lot more pretty words for it, but those are not fit for publication.

    There were a lot of promises however that people would look into it and that next year, it would be better. I should have known better than to believe you!

    Because lo and behold: this years event is exáctly the same, with exáctly the same problems! It was said that players who only logged in, but didn't start their list, would not list as active and thus would not interfere with the event, but I have seen reports on the forums that it did.

    We were promised a 'start' button this year, but ofcourse over the course of a whole year, that could not be implemented.


    The worst however was, that I, as a leader had to boot 3 people out of the coop, because we couldn't be sure when they would log in again. As a leader I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I could boot 3 people, who I would never have booted otherwise, because the reason for their absence was known. Or I could go with the chance the rest of the coop would lose all their hard work and lose out on 2 decorations. I absolutely HATE that! I am not running a military operation, I consider these people friends!

    And GGS is awáre of this problem! All 'open' coops were set to 'looking for members,' just because they knéw someone coming in at a wrong time would fork up the event for others. So if they can do this, why not keep players into consideration who may actually have things going on in their life!?!

    Then chapter 1 ended prematurely. Our coop was already in phase 3 and we 'only' lost the work we did towards village happiness points, but it's still a bummer. I know numbers and calendars are hard and complicated stuff, but again: you had a yéar to fix this!

    And then this morning I woke up to seeing that the whole event had gone the way of the dodo. Special seeds, charms and a lot of time and effort wasted again.

    You had a year, a whole YEAR to make sure that this event would be fun and playable for all players. That all bugs were out and leaders would not again be caught in this dreaded place of choosing who to dissapoint. You have test server: TEST things!! Thoroughly and properly and then lísten to what your players have to say. These players are your customers!

    Today finds me looking at my screen a bit. I have piddled a bit with the temp farm and the boats, but that's about it. Maybe if I would've been really mad, that would've been better, but the total indifference with the game I feel at the moment is no fun.


    Gwendolen
    Leader Success Team


    sky @ nl 1
  • noisy (US1)noisy (US1) US1 Posts: 210
    edited 10.12.2017
    I probably shouldn't post this as it's my experience I'll start encounter problems, however; I don't know how many we're using the stand alone browser but I was using the regular website browser to play & didn't have any problems until they ended Santa's Wish List. So if you're still having problems you might want to try going back to the regular browser as I haven't been experiencing as many problems that have been reported on the forum. As a matter of fact - I don't understand why my settings are English but at the top of the forum shows another language I can't read & everything else is English which it should be.
    Post edited by noisy (US1) on
  • artful (US1)artful (US1) US1 Posts: 6,461
    I probably shouldn't post this as it's my experience I'll start encounter problems, however; I don't know how many we're using the individual browser but I was using the regular website browsers to play & didn't have any problems until they ended Santa's Wish List. So if you're still having problems you might want to go back to the original browsers as I haven't been experiencing as many problems that have been reported on the forum. As a matter of fact - I don't understand why my settings are English but at the top of the forum shows another language I can't read & everything else is English which it should be.
    The messages from CM Hunter are translations of his official announcement. I imagine they are here because those particular groups don't have Forums in their languages.
    .


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  • Your forum doesn't work for Dung either.  Every :'( time I go to post something I have to type over my last entry
  • Wons (AU1)Wons (AU1) AU1 Posts: 223
    Our coop is TITANS but we cant find our coop in coop ranking list why is that
    Same for us sam. And the wheel is still there. Not touching that til we know what's happening with it!
    To Infinity & Beyond!!!
  • White _Doves (US1)White _Doves (US1) Posts: 1,200
    edited 10.12.2017
    The CO OP I'm in isn't showing either only 173 show. Oddest listing I've yet seen....

    White _Doves @ us 1           Designed & made by  farmerjohn 22 US1
  • ljr (NL1)ljr (NL1) NL1 Posts: 46
    Let's look at it in a positive way:
    Due to broken events and unreachable goals, those events can (have to) be ignored; so we're back in time, where  events were something to look for, in stead of  the current overexpore of them. I almost love these buggy items!
  • Xcution (INT1)Xcution (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,183
    @WascallyWabbit
    @CuddlyFoxes

    When are the two new weekly events going to enter the rotation?

    Hey guys.  Any news on this??
    I hope they take a good long time until they can figure out all the fixes that need taking care of.

    No Gavin farm :) use more logic
  • So, it'll be in Wednesday :):):) And I thought it gone for ever :s:s:s
  • I usually don't say much on here, it's usually mostly uninformed gossip i see on here. It amazes me how so many think they know more about someone's personal situation and circumstances then one knows themself.

    an example being from the post just prior to this one and qouted below.........

    3, GGS seems to have forgotten: THIS IS A GAME. There are players with over $20,000US invested which GGS has done nothing to protect (famously, the old #2 co-op had a personality clash and the at-that-time leader threw a temper tantrum and just booted everyone and disbanded the co-op costing all those players all their investments in that co-op - there are no safeguards preventing that from happening (like requiring a 3 day cooling off period before the co-op is actually gone so members can appeal back to GGS to have the co-op reinstated, and other precautions)

    first of all, i was the leader of that #2 coop in the game, so i know first handed what happened that fateful day. the perception given from the post above is completely incorrect and misrepresented. a perfect case of someone talking, making inaccurate accusations towards another human being, THAT is totally unacceptable.

    the situation described in that post did happen, it was very tragic, very unfair to many innocent people, i agree.

    HOWEVER, the person (temp leader at that time) had some very very very strenuous circumstances that are very personal to them and quite frankly no one else's business. So should not be persecuted in this manner. In fact if anything.....blame me. I should have handled the situation differently and was too busy at the time

    as the previous post also points out............this is a game.........supposed to be a fun game on the internet!!! However, this kind of inappropriate badgering and defaming does not make it a fun game on the internet. This is not a place for personal persecution or attacks, that alone should be dealt with by GGS terms and conditions.

    as far a GGS greed, i will not argue or comment directly on that. I will say however, that it's each person's perrogative to play or participate in the game as each person feels comfortable to do. This should not be a case of bad mouthing or slamming one players playing style vesus another players playing style. There is room for all styles in this large game on the internet. Even room for the previous post mentioned home coop, one that was assumed as the #5 coop from a previous very different playing style, but can now falsely profess a level of success that really was no doing of their own? Hmmmmmmmm..........interesting perception. Not too mention really had limited input in the rise of the one time #2 coop, but was allowed to ride along and gain the gains.

    again, if someone is looking to blame what happened to that former #2 coop on someone in particular?

    then blame ME, again it should have been my responsibility to prevent or not allow what happened to happen. Had i taken the appropriate measures at that time...........it simply could not have happened, no matter what.

    for that oversight on my part, i express only my deepest sorrow to all involved. I wish we could go back, but can't. It's unfortuneately water under the bridge, expensive to many........none more than my own expenses.

    so there you have it..............now let it lay and go forward, enjoying this "fun game on the internet"

    ~Rick~     the former and long time leader of hangin n chilin......now the leader at hnc style

    Rick   B)

  • FarmerCli (US1)FarmerCli (US1) US1 Posts: 2,338
    I just hope that event will be fixed and working properly.  :p  :)   It is very frustrating to work in a broken event. :# ("Frustrating" is an understatement)  I am getting where I don't mind being away from Big Farm game.  I probably need a vacation!  I think I'll go hide in my igloo! LOL!  


    Photo taken by FarmerCli  (Front Porch View of Elk grazing in pasture) 2015

  • veh (NL1)veh (NL1) NL1 Posts: 134
    The following post was written by our beloved Co-Op leader, who asked me to post it on her behalf as she is unable to stay logged into the boards.


    Dear GGS,

    I am dissapointed, very dissapointed.

    I am a long-time player, I started November 28th 2012 and have been playing ever since. I have bought gold from time to time and I invested a lot of time in playing this game. When I started playing, the cherry orchard had not yet been released.

    I also used to be pretty active on the forums, but due to the new forum not letting me stay logged in long enough to post something, that has dwindled.

    There have been quite a few things in the past years that made me irritated, but I've usually been quite positive, on the old forum I was even accused of *ahem* sucking up to GGS.

    Last year, the Santa event caused a lot of problems and trouble in cooperations, and stress for leaders, myself being one of them.

    The way the event is designed, one player who, for reasons of their own, cannot be as active as they want, can fork up the whole event for a coop, by logging in at an inoppurtune time. Players who can't do much can be helped in phase 2, which in our awesome coop, does very well. But a player who logs in a few minutes before the chapter ends can and will, without intending to do so, make the whole cooperation lose the reward for that chapter ánd the chance to win the one from chapter 5.

    This STINKS! I have a lot more pretty words for it, but those are not fit for publication.

    There were a lot of promises however that people would look into it and that next year, it would be better. I should have known better than to believe you!

    Because lo and behold: this years event is exáctly the same, with exáctly the same problems! It was said that players who only logged in, but didn't start their list, would not list as active and thus would not interfere with the event, but I have seen reports on the forums that it did.

    We were promised a 'start' button this year, but ofcourse over the course of a whole year, that could not be implemented.


    The worst however was, that I, as a leader had to boot 3 people out of the coop, because we couldn't be sure when they would log in again. As a leader I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I could boot 3 people, who I would never have booted otherwise, because the reason for their absence was known. Or I could go with the chance the rest of the coop would lose all their hard work and lose out on 2 decorations. I absolutely HATE that! I am not running a military operation, I consider these people friends!

    And GGS is awáre of this problem! All 'open' coops were set to 'looking for members,' just because they knéw someone coming in at a wrong time would fork up the event for others. So if they can do this, why not keep players into consideration who may actually have things going on in their life!?!

    Then chapter 1 ended prematurely. Our coop was already in phase 3 and we 'only' lost the work we did towards village happiness points, but it's still a bummer. I know numbers and calendars are hard and complicated stuff, but again: you had a yéar to fix this!

    And then this morning I woke up to seeing that the whole event had gone the way of the dodo. Special seeds, charms and a lot of time and effort wasted again.

    You had a year, a whole YEAR to make sure that this event would be fun and playable for all players. That all bugs were out and leaders would not again be caught in this dreaded place of choosing who to dissapoint. You have test server: TEST things!! Thoroughly and properly and then lísten to what your players have to say. These players are your customers!

    Today finds me looking at my screen a bit. I have piddled a bit with the temp farm and the boats, but that's about it. Maybe if I would've been really mad, that would've been better, but the total indifference with the game I feel at the moment is no fun.


    Gwendolen
    Leader Success Team


    Gwendolen, Well said, I fully agree
    veh @ nl 1
  • edited 10.12.2017
    I probably shouldn't post this as it's my experience I'll start encounter problems, however; I don't know how many we're using the individual browser but I was using the regular website browsers to play & didn't have any problems until they ended Santa's Wish List. So if you're still having problems you might want to go back to the original browsers as I haven't been experiencing as many problems that have been reported on the forum. As a matter of fact - I don't understand why my settings are English but at the top of the forum shows another language I can't read & everything else is English which it should be.
    The messages from CM Hunter are translations of his official announcement. I imagine they are here because those particular groups don't have Forums in their languages.
    @noisy (US1) @artful (US1) All the mods & CMs are each linked to a particular forum & any new threads that they start (on any forum) will automatically be promoted to those announcement boxes on their home forum. CM_Hunter is linked to the EN forum & so when he posted that announcement on all the other forums, each one got put in a box on here - Another genius feature by Vanilla :/  We are looking at a workaround to stop it happening in future, sorry for the confusion.

    @Southern (US1) You can let Gwendolen know that we will pass on her post in our feedback tomorrow. 
    Also, I can't be sure what is causing her problems with the forum, without more details, but she can try this to see if it makes any difference: 

    • Fill in the email & password & change country to correct server.


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  • Hello, I the same as Rick do not normally chat on forum but feel I need to today.  The member HNC in previous chat did not know the details of what happened, neither did I at the time it happened.  However I did take the time & patience to find out the truth.  It was also a very difficult time for me.  I have moved on & have forgiven the happening.  Once again, remember my friends this is a game and no guarantees with the game.  Some folks in the last coop, as mentioned before, did not preform but tagged along.  Should not be posting or bringing up this subject ever again, thank & have a wonderful day ;-)
    SUGAR4 @ us 1
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