After reading this article on Kotaku, I am left feeling a little defeated. I don’t like the direction that the game is going. I feel abandoned by the franchise that I helped to establish. So I’ve decided to take it upon myself to let the senior staff at EA know that I am still here, that I am still willing to invest in their product, and that I think the people they hired are doing a very poor job. I think we’ve reached the point where we stop counting on the Gurus and start pestering their bosses.

We can change things, but we have to do it together. Once upon a time, during the long run of The Sims 2, the community went into a war against paysites. We bombarded their legal department with email, snail mail, and phone calls. Even though all we really wanted was the end of paysites, EA saw the potential of more revenue and added stuff packs and the store. If we stand together and complain, they’ll see that they could be making more money and may start listening to us. If you want to be part of a movement to improve the game for everyone, then be heard. Send an email or letter. Let them know that they could be doing better and that they could be making even more money if they started to understand the people that actually play this game. We come from all places and use this as a creative tool. Some of us play the game, others make video and machinima, people use it to illustrate stories. We need an open game that lets us decide what we want to do. We need more options and less restrictions.

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