I've seen a lot of speculation about how EA-Land ended and how Luc and his team left EA. There has always been speculation on this board about different aspects of the game, the dev's and Parizad's (sp?) activities. People trying to 'read between the lines' and extrapolate the true motives behind the actions or lack of actions of EA. But it seems like 90% of it has NOT been based in first hand knowledge, but rather from educated guesses and 2nd or 3rd hand rumors. I just wonder if anyone knows the real truth about when and why EA chose to end EA-Land. And did Luc leave EA BECAUSE EA closed EA-Land? or was he planning to leave EA and form his own company all the while he and his team were working on EA-Land? Maybe EA closed EA-land BECAUSE Luc left the company and no one was left to be a supporter for it? Oh, and was EA-Land really just created so EA could close down TSO without the bad press of having to end one aspect of the Sims franchise? That just seems like a lot of expense for something that wouldn't really have that much effect on the company's bottom line.