Nothing from EA is EVER free.
Surely “we would invite you to help start the conversation” should actually read “plug our shoddy wares for us, drones”.
EA really do seem to be turning their backs on all the faithful Simmers who have bought all the games right from day one, instead concentrating on social networking to garner new cash cows. I’m not really surprised, they seem incapable of making a decent computer game or fixing the ones already out.
A patch still hasn’t been released to fix the graphics issues some PC and Mac users are experiencing since Pets came out, nearly 2 months ago. And before you jump down my throat (and I can’t speak for PCs), all the Mac users still crying out for help EXCEED the game’s minimum requirements by miles.
Showtime? Pah! Looks like complete and utter rubbish. EA, stop adding new “features”, which all tend to revolve around plugging the game in some way online, and get back to adding new gameplay and objects etc.
Then again, I’m probably way out of their target audience now – I need to grow up and move on, clearly.