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« on: February 28, 2008, 03:46:11 AM »

Remember The Sims Online? You know, that horribly failed MMO that died a terrible and swift death?

It's back:

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The Sims Online was originally launched in autumn 2002, but was left to die by Electronic Arts in October 2003. But now that Internet speeds are faster and broadband connections are pervasive, EA has decided to relaunch the game.

Now titled EA-Land, the game is currently still partly under construction, and bods have been working on it since May 2007. People who used to have a Sims Online account can reregister before March to get all of their privileges and stuff back. The 12 cities from the original online game will be expanded, each house can now have more simultaneous visitors, and players can now have more than one sim in each city.

EA-Land will be free to play, but to purchase furniture and other items, gamers need to earn simoleans (the in-game currency). These can be bought for real money, or earned by selling custom-made objects, running a store, or doing jobs for other players. If gamers want to convert a bucketload of simoleans into real cash, or build a house on a bigger lot, they will need to be subscribers.

EA senior vice president Luc Barthelet commented, "We have made some big changes already to the game, and many more are coming over the next few months."

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Word on the street is that ~1000 simoleans = $1.

So...thoughts? Or should this game have stayed dead?
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 04:24:59 AM »

EA-Land?  That's...some sweet name.   retard
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 05:04:16 AM »

to paraphrase Ike:

'Fuck EA'.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 05:10:15 AM »

Oddly enough, especially since I probably fall into the category of 'hardcore gamer' I had a lot of fun with Sims Online when it was out.  It was an oddity that went against every expectation that I had.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 12:46:26 PM »

I agree with Engine.  The name is just too good for words!   icon_neutral
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 02:09:39 PM »

I wonder if EA will acquire Microsoft some day...

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Instead of a talking paperclip, EA Word will have a talking "EA Logo." Awesome!!!

Resistance is futile... bowdown

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 03:24:06 PM »

I'm sure, with all their billions to spend on a spellchecker, they'd at least spell world right.....


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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 04:35:53 PM »

You misunderstood my (bad) joke, which is that they'd acquire the word processor Word and rename it EA Word.

But having to explain an already bad joke just makes it badder. Sigh.  puke
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 04:46:49 PM »

ah, I thought you were going with the fact they were trying to acquire everything under the sun, thus making this an EA World.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008, 05:34:33 PM »

Laugh all you want, but when EA turns in a Megacorp like in Shadowrun  we will all be wearing EA lapel pins like good corporate citizens
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2008, 05:49:35 PM »

I liked all those articles about how 14 year old girls were pimping out their virtual selves in Sims Online.  Maybe they can put that on their resumes when they get jobs doing phone sex.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2008, 05:52:31 PM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 28, 2008, 05:34:33 PM

Laugh all you want, but when EA turns in a Megacorp like in Shadowrun  we will all be wearing EA lapel pins like good corporate citizens

While funny, that's still a really scary thought.  crybaby
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 02:23:05 AM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on February 28, 2008, 05:34:33 PM

Laugh all you want, but when EA turns in a Megacorp like in Shadowrun  we will all be wearing EA lapel pins like good corporate citizens

not I!!  I shall lead the REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!  VIVA LA RESISTANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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