What ever happen to the game i once loved??? I as a beta tester looked around last night and was going omg. Changes in the game are comming and that is great but the way people are reacting to the changes just floored me. I havnt played in the regular cities for quite some time as i love betaville, and have been there quite a while with the merge comming and the fact i recently wasnt able to pay my sims and lost my houses over not paying for over a month... I decided to go in and use what lil i had left in the regular cities to rebuild before the merge and money wipe out.... and remember this i wasnt around for the big cheat as i was playing in betaville where normal play was welcomed and loved... So here i am building away ... ohh i need a few crafted things .... simple thing.. computers .. pest trap ... a sprayer for my tree that i had recently gotton .... after a very long wait ... so i run my lil simmie to the store... and to my horror i look around and computers are going for 999999999 everything crafted all horribly priced i was like okay their deleteing money no big deal ... so i talk to the owners of these items and simply state hey i wasnt here ... i dont have that kind of money can u sell me a few items at normal price.... to my horror only one store owner cared about my situation and sold me a sprayer at normal price.... I sat back after my little adventure last night ... and thought about things... what happen to the times that people crafted and played cuz it was fun and they wanted to help their fellow simmers get the items they truely loved for their houses ... what happen to the times that people truely cared about others happiness in the game... i sat there in disbelief as i heard all these excuses and that was it is ... computers ect are easy to make nothing needed just money and a lil time ... would have gladly give em money to make them for me ... just didnt have what they wanted ... would be so easy to replace the simple item i needed ... only one cared enough to let me purchase the item at a normal price. What is that saying for the people in our game that are playing now .... are we so hung on money and items that you cant help out a fellow simmer... i know when i went to betaville .. i spent hours upon hours ... crafting for people for the simple reason that city had hardly no crafters at the time i wanted my fellow players to have the things that they needed at a price they could afford. Wasn't all about greed it was the fun of playing the game... People are upset that they are doing the money wipe ect... well i for one after what i seen last night ... feel that they cant do it fast enough... when people act like that ... over small little items that are easy to make all because of a merge and money wipe ... well theres your answer of why they are doing it .. the new simmers dont have a chance with prices like that and people arent willin to cut them down for the simple sim that wasnt around and cheated like alot of others did... or hadnt been here 5 years to legally earn their money ... and you know really its not about the items ... its the fact that.... the way people acted when asked ... one reply was i dont make the rules i just live by them... i dont know that i have found one rule in tso that says their wiping the money so no crafts can be sold at decent prices... never seen that in terms of service anywhere. Im very saddened as to what i have seen in the production citys as of the last few days .. its one thing to be prepared its another to be down right greedy... Im sure fellow simmers that were around before all the payouts and all the money bugs would agree that all of this is just down right shameful and im sure that people acting as such isnt what they had in mind when they created the game for us. Seems alot of what drew me to the game in the beggining is just lost ... im not sure it will ever come back but i will be hanging around for at least a while longer to find out what happens after the merge... and i really hope the people running sims learn from this and never let a money exploit do this to our game again cause simply put all the fun is gone its no fun when people are acting like this... Thanks for listening to the rambles of an old sim that truely cares for the game and the players in the game if i have offended anyone it truely isnt my intention. I just wish that some people could have seen the game as we did when it was first in beta the atmosphere was so different and that is what we all truely loved. It was people that worked together for a common goal and when that goal was met. In part by others help... the favor was returned to new players as it was givin to them.... Just something to think about ... on this lil sims journey we all take.