Update 8/14 5:30 PM EDT: Looks like Gil has finally made it to towns. EA has sent another little update to our games and this one should repair the glitching Gil deal. Many of you are reporting seeing him (finally) make it to your Springfield!
Update 8/14 2:30 PM EDT: Hey guys Alissa popping in here to let you know about a little test I just ran to see if I could get the deal to tigger. I started another anonymous Springfield on my tablet. (I cleared all the data from TSTO and started fresh)
I played through the tutorial and up to Level 5. Got to the part where Homer has to play his myPad for 45 seconds….as soon as I completed it BOOM..Gil appeared.
My guess is that the decorations (Swings & Seesaw) are preventing this from popping in players towns. It seems this was thrown together quickly and in the haste someone forgot to check to make sure it triggers if you have non-unique items already.
My suggestion is STILL add your name to the Forum post below AND contact EA directly over the issue. It’s someone that they need to get flooded with to fix.
Hey there Hoppereenos. Jumpin in to see what I can do to try and help out with the issue I see hitting fast. The New Gil Deal from today not working at all for many players.
So far I have tried the basics, Uninstall/Reinstall, I had even nuked my town and pieced it back one by one to see if any building or item triggered it. I do not have ANY of the items from the deal in my A game and would also love to be a part of this particular deal as I want Otto in my A game and have for a while. (In the past if you had any items offered, the deal would not work. Info on this is just…so vague.)
So, gonna try a few more tricks and see if anything works. Will report back if anything is successful. In the meantime, I put up a post on EA Help Forum to bring attention to the issue. Please also add your info too so we can set it on “Fire” as a Hot Issue and get them rolling on a patch fast.
Also, please open a ticket with EA too if you can’t get the deal. This will come in handy when you tell them you missed out on the deal and still want it. 😉
Hang in there. Hopefully this…ummm…ODD “update” will be corrected. (I still think this was a panic push to get something out while they are working on something bigger. It’s TOO quiet over there.)
Let us know if you find anything successful in your game. (Our luck we will wake up to Gil on his knees pleading for us to take the offer. Lol.)