... but I'll say it again here. I would suggest to EA that if they feel "iffy" about testing the online-gaming waters, perhaps they should enable in The Sims 3 an option similar to Blizzard's Battle.net. Example: -Taking your single-player character, or family, from their home to an online "downtown". -The online portion could include places like nightclubs, parks, shopping centers, jobs, universities, etc. -The offline portion could be their "neighborhood", their home and the homes of the other families that they created. Of coarse, there would be a "no-online" feature, where you could choose to never connect to "The Sims 3 Online" at all. Also, there would still be the option to create your OWN downtown area, and you could choose to allow it to be "online" *or* for your single-player use. I'm sure that this has already been thought of, but Pari seemed to think it was a really great idea, which leads me to believe no one has suggested this before. Any comments?