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Ghost of Sparta
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Re: Lockwood prarie, what a rip off

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ILLUMIN-X wrote:

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ck2875 wrote:
I'm sorry to be the odd man out, but I didn't read what Tim wrote as suggesting any of that at all. All Tim said was that Lockwood can only ask that the Home operations staff set the price Lockwood gives them and it is out of Lockwood's control to verify that the correct price is being charged before Home goes live, nor is Lockwood entering in the prices into the Home pricing database directly. That is, there isn't some magic control panel in Lockwood's (Real) Headquarters that allows them to set the price... instead, they send in their prices to Sony and hope that they are entered in correctly. Sony isn't mysteriously raising their prices, unless by mistake.

This is spot on! Everyone please read the above and you'll know exactly how things work, price-wise.


 

 

So then its Sony's Home management team thats screwing everything up over and over and over ?

Then thats called incompetence. How hard is it to do data entry once a week with the correct amounts ?

And who's job is it to double check that the prices are reflective of what the developers asked for then ?


If past performance is any indication, it's left to the community to do the quality control. It seems these issues often come to light after being posted on the forums and then changes/corrections are sometimes made.

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Re: Lockwood prarie, what a rip off

Jan 18, 2013

So let me get this straight...the Home community is expected to be:

 

Support Team Specialists

Proof Readers

Price Checkers

Problem Solvers

Consumers

Guinea Pigs

Advertising Billboards

Viral Marketers

and Quality Control

 

 

So uhm....please explain to me exactly what Home staff does again ?

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Re: Lockwood prarie, what a rip off

Jan 18, 2013

ILLUMIN-X wrote:

And who's job is it to double check that the prices are reflective of what the developers asked for then ?


whose job

 

Publishers nearly always set the price, especially on digital platforms.

 

Some of you should spend a little time figuring out how the industry works before ranting.

 

 

 

 

Gamers are the worst f*cking people. ~ Phil Fish

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Re: Lockwood prarie, what a rip off

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Could you advise when non-peak hours might be? I believe I was trying to send gifts last time at around 15:00 GMT on a Sunday. Thanks for your reply.

07:00 to 13:00 (UTC) is a quieter time for the Gift Machine. If you've got our 'Gift Shop' space favourited and can still access it, then this would also be a better place to send gifts from. The GM in there is a mini-game instead of an active object and has a larger memory allowance.

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I don't think I have gift shop favorited but I appreciate that tip. Now to find someone who has it when home is up.
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StardustChampion wrote:

ILLUMIN-X wrote:

And who's job is it to double check that the prices are reflective of what the developers asked for then ?


whose job

 

Publishers nearly always set the price, especially on digital platforms.

 

Some of you should spend a little time figuring out how the industry works before ranting.

 

 

 

 


Stardust...when does your gaming console launch Mr. Industry insider ?

And like I said..if the publishers are setting the prices how hard is one day a week of data entry and why can't Home staff seem to even get that done correctly once a week ?

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Ghost of Sparta
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Re: Lockwood prarie, what a rip off

Jan 18, 2013

LKWD_Tim wrote:

myalana wrote:
Could you advise when non-peak hours might be? I believe I was trying to send gifts last time at around 15:00 GMT on a Sunday. Thanks for your reply.

07:00 to 13:00 (UTC) is a quieter time for the Gift Machine. If you've got our 'Gift Shop' space favourited and can still access it, then this would also be a better place to send gifts from. The GM in there is a mini-game instead of an active object and has a larger memory allowance.


Thank you. I'll give the Gift Shop machine a try as even the off-peak hours seem to cause issues for me. Anyone out there have the space saved to favorites? 

 

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Re: Lockwood prarie, what a rip off

Jan 18, 2013

LKWD_Tim wrote:

myalana wrote:
Could you advise when non-peak hours might be? I believe I was trying to send gifts last time at around 15:00 GMT on a Sunday. Thanks for your reply.

07:00 to 13:00 (UTC) is a quieter time for the Gift Machine. If you've got our 'Gift Shop' space favourited and can still access it, then this would also be a better place to send gifts from. The GM in there is a mini-game instead of an active object and has a larger memory allowance.


Tim, What about gift machines that are built into personal spaces, such as the Dream Yacht. They are not active items, so would they be more stable? 

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Tim, What about gift machines that are built into personal spaces, such as the Dream Yacht. They are not active items, so would they be more stable? 

Thank You,

Mur


Yes, they are the same as the one in the Gift Shop.

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Re: Lockwood prarie, what a rip off

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MysticMur wrote:

 

Tim, What about gift machines that are built into personal spaces, such as the Dream Yacht. They are not active items, so would they be more stable? 

Thank You,

Mur


Yes, they are the same as the one in the Gift Shop.


Thanks Tim for your quick reply. Also, I like the Horse locomotions and the praire is nice, too. A clubhouse would be a good idea.

 

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