Order Time Frames.....

I have been in talks with a few players that say these 4 day orders with a ton of 2 day dishes are pretty hard. so i did a poll question on a facebook group for the diner life game i run, and i asked members to post on answers and vote on the poll. we have the results that i wanted to share with the pd team but we also value that this may not change any current plans that you the pd gods have in the works/ there is no guarantee that the time frames will be changed but we know too well that you value the support of players and that you also like to get a feel for what the players want.

I fully appreciate this is not even a massive percentage of the community, and its a very small number of players compared to those that are currently dl players.

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comments were as follows;
''having multiple 1 and 2-day dishes especially when that use the same apparatus to cook, then you automatically need to have more than 4 days to complete an order. Technical issues of dishes not counting only compound the problem so 4 days is just not enough.''

''I hate it when we have to use all soda fountains for the entire quest''

''I would like to see a higher number of appliances, for example, when doing all drink orders, we can only do so many at one time''

''Would be nice to see what drive through orders all my neighbours are doing, regardless of if i am helping or not. And then if you are in a position to help you can let them know and ask what they need cooked. ( perhaps a in game message facility linked to the drive through ) Just a thought''
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poll results,
86 people said; - We need longer than 4 days to do these orders

56 people said; - 2 day dishes is too much

37 people said;- I think orders should be 7 days that way we have more time to complete

26 people said;- I would like to see a variety of appliances used

19 people said;- Allow a higher number of appliances

13 people said;- Visibility of who else is helping with an order so you assess whats needed

11 people said; - One click cook please! {however this i feel is where boosters come in..}

10 people said; - The dishes are not the problem, its the time frame to do the orders that are

7 people said;- Actually we need better pay out, it costs more to do that it rewards us

6 people said;- add more orders with the existing foods dont add new dishes

6 people said;- I dont mind, just keep the orders coming

6 people said;- precook then start the order and serve when ready then you complete in time

4 people said;- A better mix of harder and easier drive thrus

4 people said; - The orders are suppose to be done with a crew, just add more crew...

4 people said; - i prefer 12 hour dishes not 24 or 48 hours

3 people said; - Let us see how many are on the helpers crews, like we do on our orders, we need to know this

3 people said; - Have an order refresh so we know how much more to cook (rather than waiting for someone to refresh in their game)

3 people said; - just let us replay orders

2 people said;- having problems with food not counting right, we need longer than 3 and 4 days

2 people said; - I like the competitive aspect and 4 days with 200 2 day dishes is fine
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Hope this information is somehow helpful to you.
Chrissy
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  • Elliot (Official Rep) August 18, 2015 09:13
    Hi!

    Apologies for not getting back to you with this sooner, I did read the list when you posted it!

    It looks like the majority of issues are to do with some drive thrus being too short a timescale. If you have a list of the worst offenders I can take a look at adding a little time on..
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    • Needs time changing on PATRIOTIC PRODUCE it does not need 5 days, this could be dropped as its took many people only 2-3 days to complete (they was with crew helpers but less than 5... but its not a difficult order)
    • Leave the 5 days for Patriotic Produce...cause some players may not be able to get 3 or more helpers.
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  • Hi Elliot,

    quick question,
    would it be possible to add the cancel button on an order that we are helping on?

    I know we have this if the order times out. however,
    we have another lady just accidentally accepted an order and she cannot help on it. we have also in past fell onto orders that have not accepted then players get very upset when we have not done enough or anything for the order and nasty in fact some are very abusive messages. i feel this will help GREATLY if we did fall on one accidentally clicked or just appeared that we could cancel our end to save a little upset.

    Would this be at all possible please?
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  • that last several order that came out were all 4 day orders, where in the beginning some where 3 day while others 4,5,or even 7..it did bother me and make me wonder if 4 was just an auto drop on orders and orders not really looked at because 350 2 day dishes in 4 days... even with a decent crew is going to be a struggle
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  • Thank you elliot,
    when looking at orders like SUGAR SURPRISE its 7 days.. (enough time, per the consumables)
    36 Pecan Pie - 2 Days - Oven
    450 Candy Apples - 30 Minutes - Stove
    450 Chocolate Fountains - 30 Minutes - Stove
    180 Pink Frosted Cupcakes - 12 Hours - Oven

    that time frame for the foods is more than possible, however more i will post below people have said in past they failed before or need others to speed up with cash as there is too much in the allotted time frames to do.

    Got beef (4 days needed imo)

    Fatkins
    has count problems in past, so extra time on that would be great as players always seem to say that one is very hard when the foods are not counting, or if there is a way to fix the food counts then this would still work :)

    Tourists Of The Caribbean

    SPIRITED AWAY TO LUNCH

    MEMOIRS OF A TEA PARTY

    MATSURAI FUEL

    GREAT BAKE OFF

    FRUIT IS NATURES CANDY

    APEX PREDATOR (needs longer than 4, definitely the order is too big and 350 2 day dishes in this one)

    WEIGHT WHACKER

    OH MY GAUDI (too much piella that one lady has just timed out on the dl group, she said her foods would still need one more day)

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    Needs time changing on PATRIOTIC PRODUCE it does not need 5 days, this could be dropped as its took many people only 2-3 days to complete (they was with crew helpers but less than 5... but its not a difficult order)
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