Normally I don’t really write about patches that hit our game, since typically it’s minor changes few will notice, however, a patch hit our games a short while ago that many of you will notice.
With this patch (in-game update, so it will download automatically. Nothing you need to do in the app store) a lot of the crap that was broken with the Yearbook Mystery Box was corrected.
-Items that were unique (like the Pride of Ulster Banner) are now removed from the box.
-Little Helper Ralph’s quests can now be done at the Brown House, preventing that jam of questlines if you didn’t have the Toy Workshop.
-If you won Blackbeard but didn’t have the Airship you’ll now be given the Airship for free (check your inventory for it). This corrects that questline jam as well.
-And I believe the issue with the RayGun and flying UFO has now be corrected as well.
Additionally, the Yearbook Mystery Box is still in the game. You can access it via the Premium Menu (Homer Buddha Icon) in your store. (unless, of course, you’ve cleared it out. If it’s empty then you can no longer access it)
And that’s it, from what I can see. At the moment no new content in the game and no spoiler info from EA. We’ll see what happens as the day progresses. I can tell you typically, if new content is hitting the server we’ll see it around 5:30-6:30pm ET. I’ll be checking to see what, if anything, hits. If I see anything you guys know I’ll be posting about it. So in the meantime sit tight and get inspired by everyone’s awesome designs in this week’s Showoff! 🙂
So last night Town Portrait was introduced to our games…provided you downloaded the app store update…and as is common with new features in this game, this one has a few bugs to work out. MANY players are having great success once they get the hang of it, still, others are having some issues. In particular, loads of problems I’m seeing for players who use Amazon devices.
So here’s one single post to list all of your bugs/issues/questions about Town Portrait. This way they’re in one place, EA can view your problems and if it’s fixable others in the community can assist. So if you’re having issues with your Town Portrait feature post your comment here about it, and we’ll see how we all can help! 🙂
So one constant we’re seeing in the comments with this event is that a number of you are seeing a variety of glitches appear in your game. So I’m providing you with one post that displays the most common glitches, so that you’re able to see if others are experiencing it too. Also, this is a place where you can post a glitch you’re seeing with this event that may not be posted.
This gives us one place so it’s all neat and we’re not throwing glitch reports into every other post written. So here we go, the most common bugs we’re seeing appear in the comments…
Seeing a number of questions/complaints/concerns over the Super Powers questline. Since the mini-event ended last week a number of you are stuck in limbo with the questline. It’s stuck on your task list but you’re unable to complete it…mostly because you cannot collect additional ooze. So I want to address this in one post, so those of you asking in comments and emails have a point of reference….
It’s late here so I’ll write more about this in the morning… but that’s a new bug in Springfield. Surprise!
This is getting ridiculous. Now neighbors are missing. You go to your friends list (neighbors) and no one is listed except Other Springfield. It’s not just you… it’s now widespread.
Missing entire friends lists.. are you kidding me?! What’s next? Squidport suddenly going to disappear? The town going to blow up again? EA this is getting freaking ridiculous will you fix your damn game already?
Patric adding to this…
It is likely that this issue is also related to the login issues that people have had all day. I suspect that there is a serious problem with user IDs.
No solutions yet… this is turning out to be a “wonderful update”…but, you had to expect this with Itchy and Scratchy. A TV show inside of a TV show is never good! Messes with the time/space continuem.
Don’t panic. They are going to have to fix this one…
UPDATE…they are back. We’ll see if this helps with the login issues. – PM
Itchy and Scratchy Land hit are games yesterday and wowsers is this event full of issues or what?! Reminds me of the “old days” of TSTO, back when every event promised to be Simpson filled and bug riddled. For those of us who played TSTO between 2012-2015, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
It’s been relatively calm in the world of TSTO, when it comes to bugs, for the last couple of years. Sure there have been a few…and the rollback one is a HUGE one…but it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as it was a few years ago. Well…Itchy and Scratchy (always looking to destroy something) sure changed that!
From reading your comments, and boy have you guys been commenting the last 24hrs, the general consensus is the vast majority of you are pretty pissed off. Whether it’s your game freezing, your game lagging, you’re just generally pissed they eliminated Krustyland or something else there’s a lot of ticked off Addicts around here! So let’s get to some of your general complaints and see if we can help you fix some of the issues you may be experiencing…
Well, it seems we finally have a resolution to the Rollback Bug. While it doesn’t seem to be the solution/resolution many of us were hoping for EA has come out with their plan to “fix” to Rollback Bug.
Many of you who have reported the bug to EA should have received an email yesterday about their solution to the problem. Thank you to many of you who forwarded this email to me. Too many of you to name, but I appreciate you all taking the time to pass the info over to me. And yes, you all got the same email.
Did you go into TSTO this morning and see something strange happen? Something similar to this perhaps?
Weird right? That’s not you, who the heck is this? So you hit logout and try to log into your correct account. Of course, it’s not that simple, as you’re then you’re met with a message similar to this…
Huh? WTF?! WHERE IS MY SPRINGFIELD?! These may be some of the thoughts going through your head.
Relax. Take a deep breath. It’s fixable I promise. This happened to me this morning and I had it fixed in under a minute.
If this happens to you, simply hard close TSTO. (and by hard close I mean shut down the app. So that involves you going to whatever app manager you have and force closing the game. This could be as simple as holding the home button down on iOS and swiping away the game or hitting the double angles on Android and swiping away the game. In any need to HARD CLOSE/FORCE CLOSE it).
Then restart TSTO. You may be logged in as someone else. In my game it had me logged in as 1. Weird. Just hit the logout button. And try to log back into your game. Once you get the login popup you should be able to log right back into your Springfield and everything will be fine.
If for some reason this doesn’t work…others have mentioned they uninstalled and reinstalled TSTO and were successful. So that’s another option for you.
But for the love of Jebus…whatever you do don’t panic. Your game is not lost. You can get it back, just stay calm and follow the steps above. If you’re still having issues you can contact EA…but they’re just going to tell you to do the same thing I just did…
Thus concludes the latest Bug Report….now back to your regularly scheduled Addicts fun!
Unfortunately, it looks like the dreaded rollback glitch is spreading…and like wildfire! We posted about the glitch here back in March. Actually a month ago today. We gave you guys the steps to contact EA to have your games rolled back, and many of you reported that the rollback from EA helped but EA also said a patch was coming.
Well….that was a month ago. To date, no patch has hit the games and the glitch is impacting more and more players each day. Not only that, y’all are posting various reports from EA customer service. Some are saying they won’t roll your game back, some are saying they will. Some of you are saying EA says a patch will be here by the end of the week (that was several weeks ago now), while others are saying EA doesn’t know when it’ll be fixed.
It’s a HUGE mess! Leaving loads of you ticked off and ready to leave a game you’ve been playing for years over it. Need more proof? Look at the app store comments for Tapped Out! Players are pissed about this and rightfully so!
It’s enough to make me break out my Angry Socks again…
EA needs to get their act together and fix it, because the worse it gets (the more players impacted) the more likely people are to stop playing TSTO. I know personally, while not currently impacted, I’ve been playing TSTO for nearly 6 years and blogging for nearly 5 years and if I get hit with the glitch I’m walking away. It’s just not worth it to me. The THOUSANDS (and I mean thousands) of dollars I’ve spent on this game are not worth it for the frustration of not being able to play. And I don’t blame anyone of you that quits over this stupid bug. It’s been long enough, it should be fixed by now.
So here’s what I want to do now. We’re going to spend a good chunk of time on Saturday’s Addicts Live talking about the Rollback Glitch and I wanted to get some feedback from y’all on your experiences with it to use on the show. So if you could take a minute to answer the series of poll questions below (if they apply to you, don’t answer if they don’t apply to you) and feel free to share more about your experience with the Glitch in the comments below….
Thanks guys! And be sure to tune into Addicts Live on Saturday April 14th at 12pm ET to participate in the conversation about the Rollback Glitch. (don’t worry we’ll be talking about Springfield Jobs too)