Tour of Qatar glitch

by silas chime   February 7, 2013  

When I go to pick team for stage 6 it's showing unlimited transfers?

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ShHhhhhhHHhHHHHH Devil

That was my mistake when setting up the race, I thought Dave had changed it, but if not, then take it as an early season bonus from me Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8799 posts]
7th February 2013 - 12:38

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i thought i'd changed it too. apologies. since the stage is open i can't really change it now though

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7312 posts]
7th February 2013 - 12:45

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i have turned off transfers for purist teams tho

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7312 posts]
7th February 2013 - 12:50

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I doubt it will make much difference to which team wins the ToQ, as anyone high up will already have a good team, and making it better through using extra transfers would be limited by credits anyway

The only thing it may affect is the stage winner for stage 6, and any bade achievements people may not otherwise have got

Im not sure im gonna even need to make any changes for stage 6 anyway

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3862 posts]
7th February 2013 - 12:53

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i've emailed everyone to let them know it's a stage six beanfeast

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7312 posts]
7th February 2013 - 13:05

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Still seems to be unlimited changes for purists as well. What will happen if I change my purist team? I'd love to drop Modolo from it at the very least. I didn't even want any extra changes for the standard team anyway Sad

posted by simon F [990 posts]
7th February 2013 - 17:29

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I haven't got an email. Just to make sure I got it right: I can make unlimited transfers to my purist team for tomorrow's stage 6?

posted by arsene [217 posts]
7th February 2013 - 22:59

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This is what the email says:

"Tour of Qatar - unlimited transfers for stage six
Thanks to a slight clerical error on our part the sixth stage of the Tour of Qatar has unlimited transfers available. Take it as an early season bonus!

The transfer window closes 1015GMT tomorrow. Good luck!"

But I think you should keep it pure, arsene. Wink

posted by Noriko [20 posts]
7th February 2013 - 23:34

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Thank you Noriko. How's your team doing? Hope you will be up there with me again soon, as I'm aiming for the overall win this year. Cool Big Grin Wink

posted by arsene [217 posts]
8th February 2013 - 0:52

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If you make changes to your purist, They won't count....as far as I'm aware

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posted by Gkam84 [8799 posts]
8th February 2013 - 1:18

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You're my tip for the overall this year, arsene. With Gkam a close second I reckon. My team's still carrying a few extra pounds after Christmas and struggling to keep up. Hopefully be in better shape for the spring classics. Waiting

posted by Noriko [20 posts]
8th February 2013 - 9:50

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Hey I am playing with a standard team and did not get unlimited transfers, instead only 100 free transfers, not that matters, stick to my original 2

posted by nickobec [260 posts]
8th February 2013 - 10:17

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oh shit Sick , I made a change and now I'm not counted as purist anymore. That's not fair, since it was unlimited transfers. Confused
Please Dave, you can't do that to me, my whole season would be ruined. Crying I only replaced Trentin (5pts) with Rowe (5pts), so it makes no difference. I would've won the purists' Tour of Qatar.
I would be incredibly grateful, if you correct that. Day Dreaming

posted by arsene [217 posts]
8th February 2013 - 16:20

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I understood it to be that we could make unlimited transfers to both standard and purist teams so I did. Have I misunderstood? (it did let me make the changes afterall) It looks like my purist team is now not showing in the purist standings- I guess for obvious reasons. So whats going to happen going forwards. Do I loose my season long purist status now for my purist team. If my purist team can be reset to what it was before I made the changes I have no problem with that. But I'm guessing lots of others have done the same thing. Worried

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
8th February 2013 - 16:35

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Part of me says that purist status shouldn't be affected by this but in fairness, it's a purist competition and making transfers mid-race goes completely against that.

I stuck to the purist format and didn't make any changes even though it would have been hugely beneficial to me to do so. Surely everyone knew that making transfers on your purist team was dodgy and you knew you were trying to exploit a loophole?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
8th February 2013 - 16:39

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Agree with drheaton.

posted by ChefSpijker [3 posts]
8th February 2013 - 16:41

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Gkam84 wrote:
ShHhhhhhHHhHHHHH Devil

That was my mistake when setting up the race, I thought Dave had changed it, but if not, then take it as an early season bonus from me Nerd

I took this to mean we could make changes to the purist team and now my team has been removed from the Purists Overall.....hardly fair?

posted by ray silvester [1807 posts]
8th February 2013 - 16:45

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I agree with drheaton too.

I was just trying to exploit the loophole because I thought everyone else would, and that it was being treated as a free pick session as if it were the start of the competition because of "clerical error". I can't remember the details but we had a similar problem last year. I didn't exploit the loophole then but everyone else did so I was disadvantaged. I didn't want that to happen twice. If you can't beat them join them as they say. Sigh

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
8th February 2013 - 16:46

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I know I'm coming across as harsh but re-instating people who made transfers (and some people will have gone to town and made loads of transfers to take advantage of this) is harsh on those who stuck to the idea of a purist team.

As a compromise I might suggest stripping the ToQ score of those who made transfers out of their overall Purist score but reinstating them into the overall season long league. Obviously this might not be doable and what is possible within the game engine will dictate what happens but I would find it hugely unfair to let this slide and let players get away with abusing this mistake.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
8th February 2013 - 16:53

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This is why I suggested if it can be done to reset all purist teams to what they were before the transfer window opened for the last stage. I'm sure this has been done before from what I have read on the forum. Seems like the fairest answer if it is possible. If its not I would suggest perhaps nulifying purist points for the last stage if that can be done? But then those who didn't make changes will complain that they are being penalised if they miss out on points gained, which is a fair enough opinion.

I think this will have to be a trial by judge and jury composed of Dave to sort this one out.

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
8th February 2013 - 17:00

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I don't think anyone's abused the situation really, especially since there was an email sent out informing folks that unlimited transfers were available and to treat it as a bonus. Had that email not gone out then yeah, it would be like people were exploiting the glitch. That said, I didn't make any changes myself because it did feel like it goes against the spirit of the purist thing. Plus I'm too lazy.

posted by Noriko [20 posts]
8th February 2013 - 17:19

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I actually bought it to admins attention by starting this thread,then got the green light from Gkam and Dave's replies so made the transfers and now I've been taken out of the overall purist league.

Worse still my 1228 points would LEAD the overall purist league Crying

posted by silas chime [208 posts]
8th February 2013 - 17:26

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I changed my purist KNOWING, that I shouldn't and I've been pulled from the purist overall. Oh well.....

I don't know there is a way to remedy that or not.

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posted by Gkam84 [8799 posts]
8th February 2013 - 17:26

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silas chime wrote:

Worse still my 1228 points would LEAD the overall purist league Crying

No you wouldn't I've got 1268 Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8799 posts]
8th February 2013 - 17:28

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Right. so, just this once we'll reinstate people who made changes to their purist team.

but the next time we screw up – and don't think it won't happen, folks – and you find you can make some purist transfers in-game, don't. because it's a purist team.

okay?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7312 posts]
8th February 2013 - 17:33

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In that case can I have a 100 bonus for being a good boy? Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
8th February 2013 - 17:35

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you get a warm righteous glow

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7312 posts]
8th February 2013 - 17:43

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Just what I've always wanted Smile

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
8th February 2013 - 18:20

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Ok thank u Dave. Smile

posted by arsene [217 posts]
8th February 2013 - 20:03

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drheaton wrote:
I know I'm coming across as harsh but re-instating people who made transfers (and some people will have gone to town and made loads of transfers to take advantage of this) is harsh on those who stuck to the idea of a purist team.

As a compromise I might suggest stripping the ToQ score of those who made transfers out of their overall Purist score but reinstating them into the overall season long league. Obviously this might not be doable and what is possible within the game engine will dictate what happens but I would find it hugely unfair to let this slide and let players get away with abusing this mistake.


Silly Smile
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posted by JAndrewHill [1220 posts]
8th February 2013 - 20:55

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