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EA Land what should we call it?

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    EA Land is too much to type I agree.

    What are our choices? EAL? This brings brings up some really creepy visuals for me which would not be appropriate to discuss here. Just EA? Not really good enough. I dont know lets discuss it.
     
  2. What is the synonym for EAL? I must be behind on lingo. EAL, EL, or ELA would suffice in my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I dunno.....I *still* agree with Donavan that EA Land is an extremely cheesy name for the new city to begin with, but alas, I guess there's no changing that. [​IMG] As for the abbreviation, yes, we do need one....I called it "EL" once, in keeping with our tradition of having 2-letter abbreviations for the cities, but that didn't look right to me, either. I suppose we could say "NC" for "New City" or MG for "Main Game" as opposed to TC3 being Test Cener 3 and not a production city or part of the main game. Problem with NC is that EA Land won't be "new" for long....so after a while that'd be a misnomer. Maybe, hoping against hope, we'll somehow be able to bribe or at least convince the devs how corny/cheesy EA Land is for the name of the city if not the name of the game, and they will let the game stay EA Land and name the city something else, like we used to have cities within the umbrella "The Sims Online". This also opens up the possibility that EA Land will become so popular that all the players won't be able to be held on one server. I dunno about anybody else, but I think that'd be awesome, cuz that'd be a sure sign that the game is thriving and therefore out of the red!
     
  4. Like Phoenix, dont know the references behind EAL [​IMG] - however EAL is good for me or EL - either one, Im not too phased. [​IMG]
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    "EAL" looks good to me. (Eastern Air Lines is too far back to have an unfortunate connotation)

    Or we could use "FU" for 'funky universe'. [​IMG]
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    "EAL" looks good to me. (Eastern Air Lines is too far back to have an unfortunate connotation)

    Or we could use "FU" for 'funky universe'. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    0.0......he did not really suggest that.....did he?
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Or we could use "FU" for 'funky universe'.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    OK, who else is gonna be brave enough to admit that they didn't think that is what Gamer meant by "FU" until they read the rest of the sentence? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Keep It Real

    Keep It Real Guest

    &lt;raises hand&gt;
     
  9. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    I don't like the name EA Land either.
     
  10. lol

    Totally didn't know what you meant til I read the rest!

    Isn't EA Land going to be the consolidated city? (aside from TC3)

    Then why not just keep the TSO abbreviation. It's still Sims Online. [​IMG]

    EDIT: in more detail, it will basically be the only city. That's why the TSO abbreviation floats my boat!
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What about EA-L?
    Although I'm sure some people are too lazy to reach up for the -. [​IMG]
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Then why not just keep the TSO abbreviation. It's still Sims Online.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    At first I thought the same thing, but EA-Land will be more than TSO in the future. I'm guessing that EA wants to phase out the "TSO Mentality" and have a more broad name to attract new players who might have in a sense, a TSO stigma.
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Then why not just keep the TSO abbreviation. It's still Sims Online.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    At first I thought the same thing, but EA-Land will be more than TSO in the future. I'm guessing that EA wants to phase out the "TSO Mentality" and have a more broad name to attract new players who might have in a sense, a TSO stigma.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes. I don't have time to search out the post at the moment, but I remember a specific comment, by Luc I believe stating that they wanted to step away from association specifically from "The Sims" franchise, and "broaden the scope" of interest, in the hopes of attracting players that are not necessarily sim-fanatics. This is how the concept of EA-Land being the 'hub' leading to other EA titles all came about. At one point they even said our sims wouldn't be sims anymore, but 'avatars'.
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I believe eal is a perfect way to call it. its simple and short, EAL.
     
  15. <blockquote><hr>

    Yes. I don't have time to search out the post at the moment, but I remember a specific comment, by Luc I believe stating that they wanted to step away from association specifically from "The Sims" franchise, and "broaden the scope" of interest, in the hopes of attracting players that are not necessarily sim-fanatics.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    "Broaden to the scope" to what? People who wanna kill ogres?

    Until some breakout game comes along, social on-line games like ours are only about 20% of the market. For people interested in that kind of a game "The Sims" is a more appealing hook than "EA Land", I would think. If someone is browsing through a list of on-line game to try out, you want to have a name that will grab his attention and give him some idea of what the game is about. "EA Land" does neither. The devs should huddle with the marketing people and come up with something better.

    CherryBomb
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Yes. I don't have time to search out the post at the moment, but I remember a specific comment, by Luc I believe stating that they wanted to step away from association specifically from "The Sims" franchise, and "broaden the scope" of interest, in the hopes of attracting players that are not necessarily sim-fanatics.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    "Broaden to the scope" to what? People who wanna kill ogres?

    Until some breakout game comes along, social on-line games like ours are only about 20% of the market. For people interested in that kind of a game "The Sims" is a more appealing hook than "EA Land", I would think. If someone is browsing through a list of on-line game to try out, you want to have a name that will grab his attention and give him some idea of what the game is about. "EA Land" does neither. The devs should huddle with the marketing people and come up with something better.

    CherryBomb

    [/ QUOTE ]

    In the context of what they were talking about, I think they meant people who would be interested in EA's other game titles....and not just killing ogre/monster type games. Games like the EA Sports division, etc. People who play games like that generally pick on those of us who are sims-addicts, wondering why we like to play 'electronic dollhouse' so much. I know I've heard variations of that question when I have told some people that my two favorite games are TSO and TS2. Some people just don't get the appeal of a life simulation game.
     
  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I think it's more like broaden the scope for people who associate the Sims Online with a massive failure. I believe Luc once flat-out said that EA is embarrassed by it. Instinctively I'd like to say that EA-Land is the least creative name I've ever heard...I can also imagine where EA is going with it. Hypothetically...IF it turns out to be a success, I can imagine an EA-Land insert in all EA-Games...something to the effect of "Sign up now for the social hub that is EA-Land. Meet new people, tryout other EA titles, experience your games in a way you've never done before." All in all, the more I think about it, the more EA-Land actually makes sense as a name.
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Really its not about EAL but Eel, which sounds the same even if spelled differently. Like I say its a personal issue with it and my post would surely get pulled if I tried to explain here so I wont but I will say when Greg talked me into telling him he regretted asking!

    Still its probably the easiest and most logical abbreviaton to just say eal, I'll do my best to shut the creepieness out of my mind. *shudders*

    edit: I kinda like FU. [​IMG]
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    What about EA-L?


    [/ QUOTE ]

    Strike strikes again. :x
     
  20. Sativa L

    Sativa L Guest

    EL is simple and 2 characters, just like we have always used for our cities.

    I must admit that FU is my personal fav.

    Perhaps we can refer to the "game" as FU and the city "EL" ?
     
  21. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    EL is simple and 2 characters, just like we have always used for our cities.

    I must admit that FU is my personal fav.

    Perhaps we can refer to the "game" as FU and the city "EL" ?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    *snort* ROFLMAO! ^^^ votes for this, who would pass up the opportunity to legitimately be able to say "FU"? [​IMG]
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    EA Land is too much to type I agree.

    What are our choices? EAL? This brings brings up some really creepy visuals for me which would not be appropriate to discuss here. Just EA? Not really good enough. I dont know lets discuss it.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    ESO (<u>E</u>aland <u>S</u>ims <u>O</u>nline
     
  23. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    EA Land is too much to type I agree.

    What are our choices? EAL? This brings brings up some really creepy visuals for me which would not be appropriate to discuss here. Just EA? Not really good enough. I dont know lets discuss it.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    ESO (<u>E</u>aland <u>S</u>ims <u>O</u>nline

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That'd be awesome if the company wasn't trying to draw away from The Sims name, which I wish they weren't [​IMG]

    I thought you were one of the ones who was campaigning for a new name besides EA Land also though....have you given up the cause? [​IMG]
     
  24. Purdy

    Purdy Guest

    Post deleted by Purdy
     
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    EA Land is too much to type I agree.

    What are our choices? EAL? This brings brings up some really creepy visuals for me which would not be appropriate to discuss here. Just EA? Not really good enough. I dont know lets discuss it.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    ESO (<u>E</u>aland <u>S</u>ims <u>O</u>nline

    [/ QUOTE ]

    ESO reminds me of a gas station. -- In the old days Exxon was called Esso. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    On a similar note, I was going to suggest ELO (EA Land Online) but remembered that this is a name of a rock band (Electric Light Orchestra) but then hubby passed by and said "Look in the MP3 files we have, so is TSO" and he's right...(Trans-Siberian Orchestra) so, how bout ELO?

    ETA: *considers getting a trial Plus account just to be able to post a poll with some of the more popular suggestions in this thread*
     
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    ELO makes sense but all I can think of is "ello govnah" and I giggle. [​IMG]
     
  27. Guest

    Guest Guest

    -Ok so now I'm torn between ELO and FU so how about we call it FU-ELO? *giggle*
     
  28. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    -Ok so now I'm torn between ELO and FU so how about we call it FU-ELO? *giggle*

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Which is one syllable short of EA-Land !!

    I'm going with EA-L, or we could just petition Luc to rename it to something that is easier to abbreviate [​IMG]

    Polly
     
  29. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    -Ok so now I'm torn between ELO and FU so how about we call it FU-ELO? *giggle*

    [/ QUOTE ]
    My brane is faaaaaaaaaar too corrupt to think of "FU" as anything other than.... well.....


    Allllllllllllllllllrighty then.... ESO it is!

    [​IMG]
     
  30. GRINCH II

    GRINCH II Guest

    ha ha ha, well as some of you know, i been trying to get the devs to call it GRINCHland and you can all call it GL for short. But that didnt happen but the FU reminds me of a sims house and i am sure if you know him you would know his house.

    ELO reminds me of the electric light orchestra band. So i am not sure what would be good to use to shorten the name of crappy ealand.

    talk later and thank you
     
  31. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Maybe TSL will do it, The Sims Land? I mean thats pretty good, hows that sound?
     
  32. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    Is it EA Land or EA-Land [​IMG] The city is called EA Land yet everyone is calling it EA-Land
     
  33. I can't be bothered with hyphens or spaces so I just call it EALand. Just finding the shift key for caps is enough hassle for me. However, ealand just looks too funky so I'll continue with the caps for now. [​IMG]
     
  34. AshleyTSO

    AshleyTSO Guest

    I vote FU lol
     
  35. I personally think the whole name needs to be changed if thats the case. EA Town. The Hub of EA Games.

    EA Town could be abbreviated to EAT. Short, sweet...to the point.

    [​IMG]
     
  36. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yeah but then sims would say EAT and eager hosts would think thats a shout for FOOD.

    I'm still in with FU. [​IMG]
     
  37. Yes but then when someone asks what game your playing and you go all, "FU", then they might think that's negative. I can only imagine all the "avatars" in "ea land" going around town saying,
    I LOVE FU! I LOVE FU!

    I really think EAT has potential.
     
  38. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <font color="purple"> I am lovin the Funky Universe, FU!!! I vote for that! Although I am the same person that went around Mount Fuji yelling that I was an MF'er. [​IMG]
    FU!
    FU! Yay! [​IMG]</font>