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  • In an email from GGS this morning - an automated email, I was told there was a bug - I won't get my personal reward, our coop won't get the coop reward, and all the resources my coop members used and the coop used are just plain lost.

    Now how is this acceptable?
    I got the same rubbish automated reply

    I AGREE THE APOLOGY IS INSUFFICIENT, WE DON'T PLAY HWE FOR THE CRAPPY IN GAME REWARDS.  THEY MUST HAVE A ZILLION SCREEN SHOTS OF THE TOP 50, HOW HARD IS IT TO HONOR THE REWARDS PROMISED, EVEN IF THEY ARE TOO INEPT TO WORKOUT WHO THE WINNING COOPS REALLY WERE.


    ***Please do not post replies from support on the forums. Thank you! | Cuddly

    Sorry Cuddly, didn't realise it was a secret as it was an automated reply, I assumed we all got the same, so nothing to hide..................
    @CuddlyFoxes Why is there such a big secret as to what the automated reply was or what any reply from support is?  GGS should reply in a constructive manner to all with good information.  Why are you trying to hide it or keep us from sharing it? Please explain!



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  • @CuddlyFoxes Why is there such a big secret as to what the automated reply was or what any reply from support is?  GGS should reply in a constructive manner to all with good information.  Why are you trying to hide it or keep us from sharing it? Please explain!
    Hey @Craftycritters (US1) it is against the forum rules to post replies from support or private messages on the forum. If there's any issue with support, players can send the replies in a private message to one of the mods or CMs so it can be looked at.
  • loron (GB1)loron (GB1) GB1 Posts: 58
    edited 14.12.2017
    Hi Mods
    You are getting enough flak at the moment...so will not add to it  ( i already said my piece the other day) .. So can you ask the developers or the programmer ( whoever it was who did the hot fix earlier) to fix the hot fix they did as it as now broken the deep sea fishing village...well the writing all lop sided when you hover over the pools  and when you click on organic market the market as jumped to the fish market side now  was that part of the fix???... thanks  P.S also thanks for giving me my personal awards from the CHW xx
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  • dchen1 (US1)dchen1 (US1) US1 Posts: 993
    They said that the development team has only one balancer which may make the game not balanced if that person is not participating in development.  
    The apology talks about the schedule of developing Big Farm in general using the CHWE as an example.  They said that they will improve their way and write better code and fix bugs.  
  • Why would i want to want my time  money and gold if all GGS  has to say  is  there is a glitch and  we wont be doing  any thing about it but hay have i got a deal for you,    we will restart christmas event , you know the one we said  messed every thing up so   that  Coop Challenge was cancelled and th CHWE  that was so messed up   that we are not going to bother give the coops that  actually did the hard work  the prizes they deserve,  But enjoy the christmas even  we start at chapter3,  will see how bad we can mess you up again,, spend your gold and money and   if it dont work  again we apologize and well no prizes,  just like th CHWE,   thanks for playing BIG FARM
  • bdreish (GB1)bdreish (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,341
    This has been said many times before by multiple people, but I'm going to say it again. We all know the game is buggy as heck right now. There have been multiple instances of earned rewards not being received, rankings being screwed up, and events just plain breaking down in the middle. So WHY are people still hemorrhaging gold? If you're not certain something will work, put a decent effort in, but don't spend special resources on it. Save those for when things have really and truly been fixed.
    And if, knowing all of this, you still can't help yourself and spend gold and supplies on something, don't whine and moan when it goes wrong about all the real money you spent. Yes, it's wrong that you spent real money and didn't get what you paid for...but at this point, you have to have known that was a real possibility and you gambled anyway...and lost. Learn your lesson and move on, don't keep repeating the same cycle.
    Edit, adding: This is especially true in the case of the CHWE, which has yet to work correctly even once!
    Hear hear! Indeed me too, I am amazed why one would want to throw huge amounts of time, energy and above all gold (!) into an event of which one can tell from the very start that it is broken or bugged. But if you do, if you want to continue playing a bugged feature of the game, than this is your own choice and responsibility, don't blame others when things go wrong and not getting the expected outcome or rewards ...

    Totally agree, I walked away from the CHWE after it was reset for the 2nd time.  I don't have the money or the resources to keep playing when I know that the event is not going to work properly.  
    bdreish @ en 1
  • barb24 (AU1)barb24 (AU1) AU1 Posts: 21
    edited 14.12.2017
    I just got this morning my due individual prizes ( GML Yay! ) for the CHWE, so relieved at least. 
    That said I just don't want at the moment any kind of new thing. Since the Christmas Event was stuffed, can we have as a Chrissy present 2 weeks vacation from 'new ideas' please?  :)
  • You did read the actual compensation list posted, right? You know, the one that was posted here: https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/168842/announcement-a-sincere-apology ? If not, I suggest giving it a read. I play two of GGS's games, and am used to lousy/non-existent compensation, but this is the best I've seen them do so far. Especially with the coop apple orchard, which I was screwed out of due to age (group didn't like my age, so I couldn't get any of the good stuff at all). For a lot of us, that's a pretty good boost. Might not help groups like Brat Pack, but that's what happens when you lock up first place prizes for over a year straight :). And two, they can't POSSIBLY try to give coop's ranking rewards when there's no way to really know who won what place. The system's ranks were inaccurate, so how would they know to gift the right people with the right prizes. The compensation is the closest they can reasonably get, otherwise groups that appeared to be in 9th place but were actually in 205th place get rewards they didn't actually earn.

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  • FarmerMarkD (US1)FarmerMarkD (US1) US1 Posts: 119
    The system's ranks were inaccurate, so how would they know to gift the right people with the right prizes. 
    Um - take the individual scores of each player in each coop at the end of the event, add them together and see who is on top? Give me a list and I can create a spreadsheet. Pretty basic math. You think GGS doesn't have this information? Think again.
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  • Speaking of rewards that have not been recieved, I never got silver coins at the end of the World competition.  I dont think anyone in my coop did either.  Just saying...
  • Shay1968 (US1)Shay1968 (US1) Posts: 1,324
    I see some people have been getting flag happy again.  I hope the mods will let those flaggers know that it is abuse to flag non-abusive and non-vulgar posts. 

    Breakdown on the Lab
    126,321,371,000 (lab cost) ÷ 5,000,000 (Average daily earnings) = 25,264.27 days
    25,264.27 (days) ÷ 365 (days in a year) = 69.22 years to fully upgrade the Lab
    That's if you use the daily earnings to upgrade the Lab ONLY, no spending on other upgrades, islands, boosters, or anything else.
  • Gohan139 (US1)Gohan139 (US1) Posts: 57
    edited 14.12.2017
    GGS apology, well written by CM Hunter - but SO NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!

    I appreciate the moderators. They don't make the decisions, they are the messengers of GGS decisions, and sometimes that's a very tough job.

    GGS offers a lot of events in Big Farm, without them the game would be boring. Each event offers its own reward. It's up to each player what they want to do to obtain that reward; how much farm cash, gold, special seeds, seaweed, etc., what each player wants to use of their resources.

    If we don't have an absolute assurance from GGS that we will receive the rewards we work for, then what is the point of playing this game?

    In an email from GGS this morning - an automated email, I was told there was a bug - I won't get my personal reward, our coop won't get the coop reward, and all the resources my coop members used and the coop used are just plain lost.

    Now how is this acceptable?


    8 in the top 10 finishing, I can go on, many more screenshots. All of this for a coop apple and some skins???

    Now show me the score of the team you gave the #1 prizes to!!!  
    Um, just letting you know, if you'd read the announcement, NO ONE received any ranking prizes in the CWHE due to the rankings being a flop. So before making such bold (and frankly quite funny) demands, how about actually reading, and realizing the rewards were never given out because of the ranking being inaccurate.

    Announcement: https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/168762/announcement-coop-hard-worker-event-coop-ranking-info#latest

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  • artful (US1)artful (US1) US1 Posts: 6,450
    The way I see things, the players that do not spend money should be thanking the players that do spend money for keeping their game free. Not belittling the ones who buy the gold.
    Nobody's belittling the gold spenders. We love the gold spenders.  Many of us will be rejoining their ranks if and when they put a gold lock in place.  My point is, if you're going to keep going to the crooked casino knowing you may be losing your money, don't keep complaining because you lost your money.  And if they didn't know things can and will break around here, and didn't notice the red flags popping up all over, then they aren't paying attention.  Spend the gold all you want.  We're happy for you to do so. 
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  • TheGabi (US1)TheGabi (US1) US1 Posts: 117
    There are a couple of ways to look at this issue.  

    First -  Mary Wisc is correct.  Her cooperative did amazingly well, and deserve to receive their prizes, and they need to be better than the "general compensation" offered server wide.   They did the work, they made the production levels and used resources and premium items to do so.    WELL DONE !

    Secondly -   These Co operative Challenge Events of which there are now a selection of them, need to be fairly balanced and run properly.   FIX THEM OR DON'T RUN THEM. 

    Thirdly -    Server wide compensation is generally good for all players, but it does NOTHING to spur on competitive challenges.    Furthermore setting goals at these extreme production levels is not conducive to player competition.   The majority of Farms and Co operatives are not able to produce these amounts and this points to the main problem with CHWE.   Since it's induction, it has become the "Lame Duck" event of the challenges.   It requires entirely too much game play, and too many resources and premium cash for the majority of players.   In a nutshell,  This event needs to be rebalanced, and the older version of HWE should still be offered.     




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