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Collect & Win games have an error with the ARP booster math

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I usually see members report this bug on Fridays whenever there is a Collect & Win game, but never seen a mod or admin reply. Maybe I missed your replies because the game expires and the comments disappear.

There has been multiple times when iJess said an ARP Booster on Friday multiplies the whole week's ARP for a Collect & Win game.

iJess: "Since we upped the ARP on the daily claims we took out of Wednesday bonus. However, if you claim every day, on Friday you get both 6 ARP + 25 ARP Bonus. AND, if you use a ARP multiplier on Friday, all the ARP you collected from the game will be doubled :)"

 

There is an old bug that can incorrectly multiply only the Friday points:

Friday 6 + 25 = 31, 31 x 2 booster = 62

If it is supposed to double the whole week's points, then the 24 ARP from Mon-Thurs should add another 24 on Friday. Instead, we end up with 55 + 55 = 86 (24 missing).

It's been a half-year since I first reported this glitch, so it'd be nice to get an explanation.

 

 

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Even when the correct 'math' is displayed in the "Daily Quest" section of your profile, the bug can and will calculate your boosters wrong.  I lost 96 ARP on the 'Merica Collect And Win!  I used my 4x 72 Hr booster Tuesday afternoon thru Friday morning.  Starting ARP total was 3479 Thursday evening/Friday morning.

Daily Reward for Friday was 3 ARP

Collect And Win 'Merica (posted) reward was 53 + 165 = 220 ARP

Alienware Arena-51M Tour - Steam Edition (posted) reward was 5 + 15 = 20 ARP

3479 ARP plus 3 ARP plus 220 ARP plus 20 ARP equals 3722 ARP (3479 plus 243 equals 3722)

After completing the Friday daily quests, and reloading the AWA page (3 times) my displayed ARP total was 3626!  3722 minus 3626 equals a 96 ARP loss.

I reported it to one of the admins (not iJess), and have heard NOTHING in response.  Sad in part because earning the full ARP reward would have put me on the "Top Earners This Week" list for the first time ever!  I also would have been pushing Level 30 now instead of being a hair below Level 29 as I am today.

I have been an AWA member since 2014, but because I was not aware of the relevance of ARP until sometime in 2019, I am WAY behind where I should have been in regard to ARP and 'Levels' ranking.  Losing 96 ARP DOES NOT help me catch up for the lost time in any way! -- And it wastes part of my (very rare) 4x Booster!


StarMaker said:

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I reported it to one of the admins (not iJess), and have heard NOTHING in response.  Sad in part because earning the full ARP reward would have put me on the "Top Earners This Week" list for the first time ever!  I also would have been pushing Level 30 now instead of being a hair below Level 29 as I am today.

I have been an AWA member since 2014, but because I was not aware of the relevance of ARP until sometime in 2019, I am WAY behind where I should have been in regard to ARP and 'Levels' ranking.  Losing 96 ARP DOES NOT help me catch up for the lost time in any way! -- And it wastes part of my (very rare) 4x Booster!

 

I wonder if ignoring a bug report is their way of refusing to acknowledge the bug exists. laugh


We are looking into it friends, dont worry! In the meantime I've added some arp to your account. 


iJess said:

We are looking into it friends, dont worry! In the meantime I've added some arp to your account. 

 

Thanks! I was so confused today about where I went wrong with tracking my ARP, but then noticed your reply.

It's good to know that AWA is investigating the booster issue with Collect & Win.

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iJess said:

We are looking into it friends, dont worry! In the meantime I've added some arp to your account. 


Thanks, iJess!  I hope y'all can figure out what is going on with the Collect & Win calculations...  I have been keeping a daily (written) record of my ARP since July 12th (2021) and in addition to the 96 point loss I reported prior to the 12th, I am still losing points every so often.  I lost 1 ARP on the 21st of July, and 3 ARP on the 23rd.  It's almost as if someone has figured out a way to siphon off ARP from other people's accounts. - Though I admit that would be HIGHLY unlikely.

It would be great if AWA would provide a link that allowed members to look at their actual ARP history, sort of like "Disney Movie Insiders" allows on its website.

I haven't seen any unexpected increases in ARP (yet) but any help with my ARP total from you would be greatly appreciated!  I am just now, 21 'hard' ARP from finally reaching the elusive Level 30 for the first time!



iJess said:

We are looking into it friends, dont worry! In the meantime I've added some arp to your account. 


Finished the August Collect and Win today, but the bug is still there when using an ARP Booster.

I had 5658 ARP before playing the final day of C&W, and after claiming Friday I have 5720 ARP. An increase of 62 ARP (31x2), so the 24 ARP from Mon-Thur were not doubled.

Here's some more screenshots to pass along to whoever is working on the bug:

 


StarMaker said:
iJess said:

We are looking into it friends, dont worry! In the meantime I've added some arp to your account. 


Thanks, iJess!  I hope y'all can figure out what is going on with the Collect & Win calculations...  I have been keeping a daily (written) record of my ARP since July 12th (2021) and in addition to the 96 point loss I reported prior to the 12th, I am still losing points every so often.  I lost 1 ARP on the 21st of July, and 3 ARP on the 23rd.  It's almost as if someone has figured out a way to siphon off ARP from other people's accounts. - Though I admit that would be HIGHLY unlikely.

It would be great if AWA would provide a link that allowed members to look at their actual ARP history, sort of like "Disney Movie Insiders" allows on its website.

I haven't seen any unexpected increases in ARP (yet) but any help with my ARP total from you would be greatly appreciated!  I am just now, 21 'hard' ARP from finally reaching the elusive Level 30 for the first time!

I also experienced 'the booster bug' failure with last week's (2 - 6 August 2021) Collect and Win daily quest.  Why is simple addition math so difficult to achieve for the Collect and Win games?

After completing the daily quests and adding the daily advent ARP, and including a 2x 48-hour booster since Wednesday afternoon, my total ARP for Thursday was 4111.

After completing the daily quests for Friday the Daily Quest status screen showed:

-- Collect and Win: 55 + 55 (=110 ARP)

-- Alienware Area-51M Tour - Steam Edition: 5 + 5 (=10 ARP)

-- No Daily Advent ARP: (Day 6: Volcano Badge)

110 ARP + 10 ARP = 120 ARP Friday daily quest total.

Simple addition says that 4111 + 120 = 4231. (Should have been my new running total after reloading the AWA page, using the most current version of Firefox.)

Instead of the above total, my avatar screen showed my running total as 4183 ARP - after reloading the page. (3 Times!!!) - A loss of 48 ARP!

Combined with my loss of 96 ARP from the 'Merica Collect and Win last month (same situation, only using a 4x 72-hour booster), I now have a running loss of 144 ARP for the last two months!  I have been writing down my daily running ARP totals since July 12th, so this loss does not include several (more) smaller (1 & 2 ARP) losses from daily totals that were less than simple addition said they should have been.

I have also not seen any unexpected 'gift' ARP, sooo there's that...

Come on AWA!  I've seen pre-schoolers that could get simple (addition) math correct, but your ARP automation algorithm can't handle it?  This is why letting computers do everything for us is a REALLY bad idea, now and for the foreseeable future. (Whoops, how did that decimal point get there?!!)

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Fruit Punch Samurai said:

I wonder if ignoring a bug report is their way of refusing to acknowledge the bug exists. laugh

 

It's a pattern I've noticed with this website as a whole.


darxbob1 said:
Fruit Punch Samurai said:

I wonder if ignoring a bug report is their way of refusing to acknowledge the bug exists. laugh

 

It's a pattern I've noticed with this website as a whole.


A long time ago, I saw a mod (or maybe it was admin) mention a new version of AWA was in the works. I was hoping a lot of the recurrings bugs would be eliminated with a revamped website, but I haven't seen any news of an upcoming update. sad