Thursday, October 25, 2018

A Love Letter to EA



This comment that I left on the Sims Freeplay Facebook page is "under review." I am sure it will never see the light of day there, but that doesn't mean I won't publish it elsewhere.

Not allowing players to finish collecting the items they were crafting when a quest ends is a serious dick move. Surely it isn't a cash grab at all to instead offer the chance to pay ludicrous amounts of money to complete the project without even allowing players to finish collecting the items they were crafting at the end.
This sort of thing is predatory at best. I guarantee that there are not a ton of millionaires playing games like this. A lot of faithful players are disabled and don't have money to spare.
For my own part, I have been sick with a severe respiratory infection this past week. I finally fell asleep at dawn after being up all night coughing. I left my Sims working on one last set of crafts.
When I woke up and sat there coughing up yellow crap for about 10 minutes, I then injected my insulin and went to collect the final items. Lo and behold, I was not allowed to do that. But there was this very generous and not at all predatory offer to finish the quest for the low price of $70.
I don't have $70 just lying about, and neither do many of your faithful players.
I am not so disabled that I can't work at all, but have severe enough health problems that I can only work part time and am on Medicaid.
I am probably stupid for continuing to play this game, but I love the characters and the interaction with them helps distract me from my deteriorating health.
Shame on EA for their predatory practices.

~Cie~

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