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#1 2013-06-16 11:30:42

ukuko
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Registered: 2013-04-06
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Leaving your house to watch tapes

It seems odd that if you check into your house and decide to watch your tapes your house becomes eligible for robbing again. Obviously the inactivity timeout should still apply, but it's kinda annoying to wait ages to get back into your house, go watch a tape and get booted to the lobby afterwards because you're being robbed.

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#2 2013-06-16 11:47:17

Matrix
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Re: Leaving your house to watch tapes

I knew I shouldn't have put the CCTV monitoring system in the garage wink

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#3 2013-06-16 14:26:48

nathan
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Re: Leaving your house to watch tapes

ukuko wrote:

It seems odd that if you check into your house and decide to watch your tapes your house becomes eligible for robbing again. Obviously the inactivity timeout should still apply, but it's kinda annoying to wait ages to get back into your house, go watch a tape and get booted to the lobby afterwards because you're being robbed.

Agreed. If I was Jason (and knew how to program) I'd make it so if you watched a tape inside of your house, it would count as being inside your house. However, if you watched a tape from the menu, it would count as being in the menu (outside the house).


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#4 2013-06-16 22:56:03

jasonrohrer
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Re: Leaving your house to watch tapes

Hmm... well, the idea is to prevent you from keeping your house checked out unless you are actively working on it.

Watching tapes can take a long time.

Remember that your house is "content" for other players.  While you're watching tapes, they should have access to that content.

Obviously, being blocked out of your house is always annoying, but it's one of the necessary side effects of the fact that everything in this game is "real," permanent, etc.

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#5 2013-06-17 00:52:29

ukuko
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Re: Leaving your house to watch tapes

I find I spend way longer fixing my house than I do watching my tapes.

Hmm. The following scenario seems problematic:

You've noticed someone has been attempting your house. Maybe they've killed a family member, or even reached the vault! It's likely they'll be coming back for more. You manage to check back into your house to assess the damage, except while you're 'in' your house watching the tapes the robber is also in it, robbing you!

It's not obvious behaviour. If it stays the same then a warning message would help: 'You leave the house to watch your tapes'.

I'm not sure exactly where those tapes are, mind you... wink

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#6 2013-06-17 09:58:53

jasonrohrer
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Re: Leaving your house to watch tapes

Yeah.... I guess you go down to your local security company to watch the tapes.  smile

The tool tip for the Tapes button will change to "Leave house and view your security tapes" to make the behavior clear.

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