Still banned, still emailing, still falling on deaf ears- though as I am the queen of righteous indignation I will not give up.
Assuming my ban is a 72 hour one it'll be up this time tomorrow, but who knows? In the email EA sent informing me of my ban it did not state exactly how long my account was suspended for- perhaps an indication of just how quickly they wanted to rush that sucker out. But as it's temporary for all extensive purposes we can assume I'll be back and Simming tomorrow. Or will I?
With a ban over there's really only one thing to do right- rush back to the forums and announce my return. That's not for me.
It began as a simple gnawing ... TS3.com has always had its problems, but it recent times they've just seemed that much worse. Then came the 'forum maintenance', and that was the moment most people realised that they didn't much need the forums at all- not like they used to. This ban has kind of been the final straw for me.
There's nothing worse in the world than people acting like complete bastards and getting away with it, but sadly that's all EA ever do. Their customer service is a fucking joke, and unfortunately their game is turning into one too.
But what can you do? It's true of many situations- the only way you can change something is by all standing together, but when we oh-so-easily fall apart it's easier said than done. You want to send the head-honchos a message but what are the options? Boycott the forums, the store, the game? Who would you be spiting except yourself?
Back in the days of Sims 2 I knew nothing of the Sims community, and was just happy chilling on my own playing the game. In discovering the TS3 site I found many things, most of which are great, but of course comes the rot. I'm sick of it, but nothing will change.
There are some great people on the TS3 site- you don't need me to tell you that- but you can't avoid the bad element. We've always had trolls, but somehow the thing that makes my teeth itch is much more basic. Those with more faces than a Rubix cube. Change with the weather, opinions derived from what-she-said. The suck/blow faction; my little Henry Hoovers. Are EA being nice to us today? Ooh let's suck up to 'em good. Oh it's changed now has it? Right, we'll just follow the wind and see where it takes us. It's enough to make you throw up in your mouth a little bit, as RD would say.
Electronic Arts is a business like any other, and you need to remember that. If you start thinking of them as your friends then you're going to get confused when they praise you with one gesture and slap you round the face with another.
But of course we must refrain from striking back. We all know where that leads.
*sigh* You're waiting for the punch of this piece right- the conclusion? There isn't one.
EA spit on us all, but we're the ones bathing in it.
I'm not boycotting the forums- I have too much invested. So do many others.
It's just nice to remind ourselves sometimes that there's so much more.