Thanks for the additional details @FormerRBC. I'm going to investigate further and I'll keep you updated. There are general issues with the Friendlist sometimes not populating correctly. Maybe the issue is lying there.
Hello EA_ZOE, In an effort to still try making sense of all this I just gathered a series of "print screens" to show you. Please ignore the names of the .jpgs and as you view each file in the order I attached them, please look for what I am referring to in the list below.
#1 - The "advertisement" that led me to download "Facebook Games Arcade" appears on the top right-hand side of the first attachment.
#2 - On my Facebook wall, I clicked on the "games" icon on the left-hand side and found the 4-tab (Find Games, Your Games, Activity, Download Arcade) page which appears on this attachment. I then right-clicked on the "Download Arcade (BETA)" tab and selected "inspect" from the drop down list. Please have a look at the bright red STOP! warning. From a separate tab on my browser, I searched "www.facebook.com/selfxss" and found the following.
#3 - "Self-xss" is a scam which explains alot of things such as why you are not familiar with it nor am I able to report the app to the developer because a pop-up in EA shows "Sorry, this page does not exist".
Please share your thoughts on this.
I honestly have no clue. I'll forward the information to the studio. Maybe they can look into the issue further. Thanks for you detailed explanation!
I do not know what you mean by "studio" and have not heard back from anybody. Does this mean this case file has been dropped? Can a supervisor over there not draw in someone at Facebook to get them involved?
I was referring to the developers of the game. You will not hear from them directly, unless they need further information. Thank you for your patience while they're investigating.
I HAVE LOST THE ABILITY TO:
- "create new game" with a Facebook friend for a one-on-one.
- "create new game" with up to 3 Facebook friends.
- compare my ELO rating to that of Facebook friends with whom I have been playing daily with for about 3 years.
- compare the amount of BINGOS I have accumulated over the past 3 years to that of my Facebook friends
- compare my HIGHEST WORD SCORE to that of my Facebook friends
I have NOW LOST THE ABILITY TO accept a request to play a new Scrabble game by invitation from a Facebook friend which means I am limited to the following:
1 - "Create New Game" ONLY with random opponents
2 - Continue "rematching" the games I currently have and HOPE AND PRAY NOONE GOES ON VACATION LONGER THAN THE 14 DAYS ALOTTED OR LOSE THE ABILITY TO PLAY ONE-ON-ONE WITH THAT PERSON EVER AGAIN.
I even tried creating a new Facebook account using a different email address but the same laptop and ALL PROBLEMS ARE EXISTENT.
It's as if I have been playing SOLITAIRE SCRABBLE for months now since I downloaded "Facebook Arcade (BETA), by Facebook Inc." Can you not put in touch directly with someone at Facebook since even the game developer is not able to resolve this long-standing issue?