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Something I just thought about.....

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by TKSpeedy1, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. TKSpeedy1

    TKSpeedy1 Guest

    OK, so EA is distancing itself from the name "sims". We are not called "Sims" anymore. We are "Avatars". And there is talk of a new name for "simoleans". Fine. But......During Amnesty, we are going to be getting "simmies"? Hello? What is wrong with this picture?
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    *LOL* shhhhhh they might figure it out,,and not give them,,lol
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I still use the term "sims"... I like it better... not really sure why the sudden change to "avatars", but oh well.

    Also... what's with the new look of the desktop icon?
    Not a big fan [​IMG]

    AND... why is basically the entire game being called "EA-Land"?
    Although I don't play in TC3, there ARE people who do, lol.
     
  4. jammybob

    jammybob Guest

    Avatar is so generic, sounds to me like they are ashamed of their own game nowadays lol
     
  5. Maybe they should be called Avies now, isnt that a wonderful name....gags
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    haha... exactly what i was thinking... bleh
     
  7. Sunflowers

    Sunflowers Guest

    The hell with EA Land, it will always be forever TSO to me.

    Avatars? Psshh the hell with that to.

    It's Sims or simmies to me.

    Forever. 8)
     
  8. Sunflowers

    Sunflowers Guest

    Oh I forgot.

    Simoleans will always be simoleans as well.

    LOL.
     
  9. TKSpeedy1

    TKSpeedy1 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    *LOL* shhhhhh they might figure it out,,and not give them,,lol

    [/ QUOTE ]

    LOL! OK, if that happens, I will take full blame. Sorry, didn't think about that when I posted, but it does make you wonder.
     
  10. they're getting their money from us so they really don't care what we think. Ya KNOW!
     
  11. Kellyn

    Kellyn Guest

    What do they have against "sims" anyway. I like sims, if this game had been called EA Land in the beginning I probably would have never considered trying it out much less subscribing and would have kept playing the Sims pc
     
  12. TKSpeedy1

    TKSpeedy1 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I still use the term "sims"... I like it better... not really sure why the sudden change to "avatars", but oh well.

    Also... what's with the new look of the desktop icon?
    Not a big fan [​IMG]

    AND... why is basically the entire game being called "EA-Land"?
    Although I don't play in TC3, there ARE people who do, lol.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I don't like the new icon either, but I guess it's the best they can come up with at the moment.

    As for the entire game being called EALand when they also have TC3..Hmm..I never thought about it before, but you have a valid point. They are two different "Lands", aren't they? Might be a good question for the devs. I don't play TC3 either. I tried once, but didn't like it at all.
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Exactly... all of these new changes with what things are being called may be cause for confusion with new players.

    And with all of the other things that they're working on, why would changing the names of things that have been the same for many years, even be considered as a priority or whatever you wanna call it.
     
  14. TKSpeedy1

    TKSpeedy1 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Avatar is so generic, sounds to me like they are ashamed of their own game nowadays lol

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah, that was my first thought when I heard the name change, too. And I find it amusing because they are acting like Sims is a name specific to their Sims games. However, when I was trying to do a search one day on "simulated games" to see what came up, I noticed most sites call their characters "sims". So why the name change for EALand, I don't know and I'll never understand it. But since I'm a founder,I will always refer to them as sims.
     
  15. hollythor

    hollythor Guest

    the best they can come up with at the moment? LOLOLOL They had four years to come up with a 4 yr anniv. gift, check that one out lately? HELLOOOO There are reasons why all this is changing. As word is, sims online nearly faded away, ea took over, they lost their rights however to the sim thing. So ealand can no longer be affiliated with anything to do with sims. i.e. sims to avatars, tso desktop icon, simoleans, EALand. Now, funny thing is, the nonline version of the sims/sims2 is STILL part of EA. So if that is still their game, why are they running away from the online version? There are secrets there I would like to know as well. But from what I just stated, that is what I heard so far. Who knows.
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    What do they have against "sims" anyway. I like sims, if this game had been called EA Land in the beginning I probably would have never considered trying it out much less subscribing and would have kept playing the Sims pc

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    This decision was not the devs' to make. EA is what wants this game distanced from "The Sims" name that they hold the copyright to, so if they want it separated, it get separated, period. EA does consider "The Sims Online" a huge failure in comparison to what a blockbuster the original game was, and The Sims 2 has been, and The Sims 3 looks like it it will be, which is why *this* game is now called EA Land and is a totally different entity in so far as they are concerned, with the only stipulation being the timeline that our Dream Team has to get this game into profitable margins, or EA still can pull the plug, no matter the name. So if you're angry or resentful at somebody, don't be at the devs.....they are just the messengers of this particular bit of news. It's the 'brass' at EA that says what will be and won't be as far as what the game will be called and that we cannot call our characters 'sims' anymore or our currency 'simoleans'.

    As far as a new name for the simmies....hmm....well, in awards in RL they have the Emmy's the Oscar's the CMA's and stuff like that. Maybe a non-corny rename of simmies could just be "Founder's Awards/Trophies" or "Foundation Awards" might be appropriate?
     
  17. Sush! I want my simmie, lol!

    i think the reason why they are giving them out is because it is apart of the games history and its important to know where we came from [​IMG]
     
  18. hehe. never actually thought about that, but your right [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    so they'll give everyone that should get one their avitariee. A rose by any other name is still a rose, what difference does it make what they call it. If it were called manure from now on, I can't imagine anyone saying I don't want that pile of manure, keep it. [​IMG]
     
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    =]

    Makes sense though

    if they don't wanna be affiliated with TSO

    and make something new

    there just trying to be..

    different...

    =/ ..
    even if there not very creative..
    its the...

    thought that counts
     
  21. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Everybody just calm down! EA is doing the best they can! The reason they are changing all of this is because, in early 2006 Maxis was wanting to shut down the entire game because they hadnt had an update in forever. If EA didn't take over we would still be playing The Sims PC. So EA is calling it EA-Land to keep from copying Maxis!



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  22. IMHO...which counts for little i know...

    EAgames which owns MAXIS, knows which side their bread is buttered on...

    The Sims franchise of games is the number two selling video game (all genres &amp; platforms combined) of all time, second only to games with good ol Mario in them....

    EAgames due to their complete lack of intelligent design and implementation of The Sims Online game, coupled with their choice to neglect the mess they made of it for 3 years, caused them to wish to *seperate* the sims online from the sims franchise as a whole...then when they do finally shut the doors on this even bigger mess they've made that they now refer to as EAland, then it won't be "the sims online" failing it will be this other generic game called EAland, therefore not affecting in anyway or "contaminating" the good Sims name or in anyway affecting the continued profitibility of all of the other sim games, specifically to cause no confusion with the upcoming newest version of sims- 3...they just dont want this game associated with The Sims anymore in any way or so it seems, period.

    so theres my opinion [​IMG] such as it is [​IMG]
     
  23. TKSpeedy1

    TKSpeedy1 Guest

    Simsrock,

    Where do you see in this thread that anyone was upset? I posted my original post not because I was mad about it, but just because I thought it was ironic. It was not meant as criticism. And we weren't talking about the name change to EaLand either....not originally anyway since we all know the story by now.
     
  24. TKSpeedy1

    TKSpeedy1 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    IMHO...which counts for little i know...

    EAgames which owns MAXIS, knows which side their bread is buttered on...

    The Sims franchise of games is the number two selling video game (all genres &amp; platforms combined) of all time, second only to games with good ol Mario in them....

    EAgames due to their complete lack of intelligent design and implementation of The Sims Online game, coupled with their choice to neglect the mess they made of it for 3 years, caused them to wish to *seperate* the sims online from the sims franchise as a whole...then when they do finally shut the doors on this even bigger mess they've made that they now refer to as EAland, then it won't be "the sims online" failing it will be this other generic game called EAland, therefore not affecting in anyway or "contaminating" the good Sims name or in anyway affecting the continued profitibility of all of the other sim games, specifically to cause no confusion with the upcoming newest version of sims- 3...they just dont want this game associated with The Sims anymore in any way or so it seems, period.

    so theres my opinion [​IMG] such as it is [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Thank you, but did you read my original post? I wasn't commenting on the name of the game. We've already talked to death about the reason for the name change to EALand. I was commenting on the name "simmie".
     
  25. Paula777

    Paula777 Guest

    bout time they change this url too...
     
  26. <blockquote><hr>

    The hell with EA Land, it will always be forever TSO to me.

    Avatars? Psshh the hell with that to.

    It's Sims or simmies to me.

    Forever. 8)

    [/ QUOTE ] OOOh So after my own heart and sentiments ur one cool person for saying that..I worship u :p [​IMG]