★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

iPhone: iMob online problem?

01-27-2009, 05:49 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 850
iMob online problem?

I never get any money and energy while the app isn't open, the timers only countdown while the app is open, is it meant to be like this? Cause that would make it impossible to become rich etc.
01-27-2009, 05:51 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: In bed with TheBeastlyNinja
Posts: 1,334
Happens to me too but if you plug it into the computer and let the idevice turn off with it running, it keeps counting. Or atleast for me it does

01-27-2009, 05:54 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 118
Same

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sambo110 View Post
I never get any money and energy while the app isn't open, the timers only countdown while the app is open, is it meant to be like this? Cause that would make it impossible to become rich etc.
I have this same problem, when the update first came out i didnt have this problem, but now i am. hopefully this is not how it is suppossed to be, because it will take forever to gain levels and money

iMob friend code: 100143586, name: The G0dfather
01-27-2009, 06:03 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 1,612
Its doing this to me too... I wonder if this is the devs solution to cheaters setting their calendars on their devices ahead in order to get tons of money. It's possible that they could have implimented an ingame clock that only runs when the game is open
01-27-2009, 06:27 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 850
Well that sucks. You get money every hour, so you would need to play the game for heaps of hours to get good money. This game just got crap. I thought it was good at first.
01-27-2009, 06:55 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,143
From reading the in-game forum, it seems the developers did do this deliberately. A very VERY stupid thing to do. I moved to iMafia...b'bye iMob.
01-27-2009, 07:02 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,555
Quote:
Originally Posted by schplurg View Post
From reading the in-game forum, it seems the developers did do this deliberately. A very VERY stupid thing to do. I moved to iMafia...b'bye iMob.
They gotta be joking, right? RIGHT???!!
01-27-2009, 07:17 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,143
I'm not positive because the Devs don't seem to participate in their own "report bugs" forums, but according to what others are saying I just inferred that the devs did this deliberately. Comments like "You guys should put the offline counters back on". Many many people commenting, nobody is claiming it as a bug there.
01-27-2009, 07:30 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,555
Quote:
Originally Posted by schplurg View Post
I'm not positive because the Devs don't seem to participate in their own "report bugs" forums, but according to what others are saying I just inferred that the devs did this deliberately. Comments like "You guys should put the offline counters back on". Many many people commenting, nobody is claiming it as a bug there.
Wow, I'm impressed they were THAT stupid. I mean these type of games are MEANT to continue while you're offline. I'm not gonna have the frickin app open for an hour just to get some cash!

btw: My bank money was negative again, this is like the 5th day in a row or so.
01-27-2009, 07:35 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 1,612
As much as I like this game I have to agree - Gameplay will be way too slow if the counters don't continue while the game is off