Watching all the post in both stratics and the blog, I have not seen anyone mention anything about the level of payouts and what effect the new bot measures may have on them. I think we all understand the basic concept behind the 3k pool and 500 weekly contribution from EA. If we spend our earnings on certain things as we earn it, the pool will be replenished. If we don’t the pool restricts our earning capabilities severely. The main aim behind it is stop bot like behaviour, meaning stopping us all from being able to accumulate massive piles of in game currency that we would be able to cash out for real money. That goes for both using botting programs or just sitting at your computer with several accounts with the aim of just making money. Fair enough to, if it is done with a few more refinements. If they implement this it should allow for payouts to go way back up. There will no longer be any reason for the low payouts we have been experiencing in recent times. Payouts have been lowered the way they were to restrict us from accumulating large in game bank accounts. If we are no longer able to build our accounts through the use of the pool there should be no reason why the payouts should remain so low. There also needs to be a means of allowing us to save towards goals. Many items such as properties are well above the 3k limit so if we try to save or work towards something that costs say 10k, then the 500 weekly contribution becomes severely restricting. It would take 15 weeks to save that amount which in my opinion is far to long. I think a possible answer to that problem is to allow us to contribute amounts to a savings pool. This savings pool can only be used to purchase items in the game and cannot be used to cash out. It may also need to be not tradable to other sims. When we contribute to the savings pool that amount could then be added back to the 3k restriction pool allowing us to earn more money without restrictions. If we transfer money back out of our savings pool to our normal currency total, that amount will be deducted back from our restriction pool, effecting our earning capabilities again. Adding this will allow the anti botting measures to do what it is meant to, while still allowing us to save for higher priced items. I also think that a system needs to be addressed to enable items purchased from stores to count towards our pools. These items need to be able to be purchased from our savings pools.