Well according to EA ‘loads‘ of us! I’ve never heard a single person say they wanted all their sims to die!
There is understandably many upset and angry people after they heard the news of this update, if you haven’t heard about this yet then the new aging timer will age our sims automatically through each life stage, once they get to seniors and the timer runs out they will die!
Surely this means all our adult sims will age at the same time? And will all die together!
- You can reset the timer but it will cost you LPs and it just starts the timer again, so if you don’t pay the LPs each time your sim will age! This is just another way to force us to spend real money in this game, I HATE being pressured to buy LPs- it isn’t at all fair!
- You will be able to pause the aging timer for one sim using a life orb BUT to get life orbs you have to kill off your senior sims!
- You can speed up the timer using the birthday cakes.
- They are adding two personalities; sporty and geeky
- And two new locations; beach and the arcade but you will only be able to unlock them after killing your sims!
I am very disappointed with EA for this update, apparently its a ‘natural progression from the previous updates’ I disagree- this is after all a game that people play to get away from their real life, we don’t need to be reminded about death!
If you have been playing this game for a long time then you start to get attached to your sims, I’ve never even used the delete a sim option so I defintely don’t want to kill them off.
I liked the option to use birthday cakes to age sims because I have a toddler who I have had for about a year now, I would never want her to age- and especially not die!
People on Facebook have been voicing their views on this, these are quotes from the sims freeplay facebook page:
“I hope you gave us a little more time to work on these quests. The last update, the timing was impossible. I really enjoy this game, I play it to relax and destress. I work full time and have 3 kids. I can’t pop on at every whim to start goals at the exact time the last one ends. That’s about how demanding the last set was. Unfair.”
“On all of the message boards and all the groups, I have never heard one player say, “Oh please!
Make my sims age and die!!!” Not once.”
“I will play for fun and not with reality issue! I don’t wonna have the Death in my Town! Sorry, but I find it’s the worst idea you ever had – I’m so sad ”
“If my Sims will die, thats the moment i stop playing this Game an delete it.”
“excited about update, but not happy about sims dying…the update looks amazing & soooo huge!
but how much LP or RL money is it gonna cost to keep your sims for aging? b/c if its a large amount, in fact any amount…then idk…you should be ashamed i suppose, for profiting on people’s misery…
i’m sorry, you guys dont deserve that, i’m just feeling alittle fussy…
b/c…well you know…b/c of my sims…
i’ve worked so hard & for so long, i cant stand the idea of all 29 of my sims dying…i know it happens slowly, but i just wish the aging was idk…like an option in the settings section…is there a way we can turn it off for particular sims at time, but unlimited to access to aging process, where we can freeze their age at anytime & they can keep functioning normally??? idk…
my sims were/are my sanctuary…where nobody died or got hurt & lived in never-never-land forever…i dont wanna lose that…
I FEAR CHANGE!!!
i still like the rest of the update! it looks fabulous & probably the largest update ever…must of taken a long time, so many great ideas…
still excited, but also sad & anxious…”
Reply from The Sims Freeplay (notice how they don’t answer the questions): “this is definitely a massive update! The thing we really wanted to do was create something that could always drive new and interesting situations for players that had already completed the games content, hence the Level 24+ requirement. For us, it was about adding a whole new level to the game, and having reasons to explore Sim Town once again. Can’t wait to hear your feedback on this new experience once the update is out”
“I didn’t want teens…but was forced to have them in order to unlock new content…
I didn’t want seniors…but again was forced to have them in order to unlock new content…
Now I have to KILL my precious sims who I didn’t want to age up to unlock admittedly really cool looking content?
I’ll wait until I see it, but I fear sim death has killed Sims Freeplay for me.”
“I really hate this idea. You can already “kill” sims by going to change their clothes and make them move away, this just makes it so you don’t have control over it, it just does it automatically. I don’t want to have my sims getting all old that’s so depressing. I like my sims the way they are and don’t want to spend all my hard earned currency to keep them that way. This kind of seems like a ploy to make people pay more money to get more LP so their sims don’t get old. If I’m penalized by doing actions with my sims then there’s no point in playing anymore. After playing every day for a year and a half and getting to the highest level, I think I’ll probably quit if the game stops being fun from this update. ”
“So is this update not gonna requierd any LPz for Growinqq up”
Reply from The Sims Freeplay: “That’s correct, naturally ageing up doesn’t cost any LP! You will have to have unlocked it at level 24+ but when you have, you will be notified that they’re ready for their next stage of life!”
(what they don’t tell you is that it will cost you LPs to reset the timer!)
“Boo. Hiss. Wasn’t thrilled with last update. This is worse. We spend ALL this time to build our town & sim community and now are forced to watch them die unless we part with real money? Real life is too stressful … I don’t need it from a game. I think this has been the worlds longest long con. “
“You know something? I wasn’t going to post anything public about this, but I am far too distraught not to.
As a handicapped person who suffers from extreme depression and anxiety in everyday life, this game was a dream come true for me. Not the general Sims series, but this single version. The Sims Freeplay has got me through a lot of tough times. It is my sanctuary, my escape, a world in which I could be myself and do things my disability will forever keep me from in real life. The thing that made Freeplay my perfect game, was the lack of forced aging amd death. Everything is how we want it, moving at the pace we want it to. Now you’ve taken that away from me. My hard work, my efforts, the strong attatchments that I along with so many other players have made with our sims mean NOTHING! My first sim was/is my perfect me, and her wife is the ideal person I could only dream of meeting. After months of taking care of them, their kids… I know they are just images on a screen, but I am already crying from the thought of having to watch them wither away. I will never care for other sims the way I care for the beautiful town I have now, and losing my first two will DESTROY this game for me!
I know my words will mean nothing more than a nobody’s comment on a facebook page. A company like you won’t care, but I need you to consider this is not just some mechanic that will “help people explore and have a reason to keep coming back to Sim Town” this is forcing a far too emotional experience on people who don’t want it.
My perfect game can now be removed from my ipad. Thanks a lot”
“What i hate is that the quilting and bird feeding hobbies are so long,our seniors will be dead before they finish the collections…”
“I’ve been playing for 3 years and I think this is a great update. Getting that emotionally attached to a sim is kind of silly… if they die you can always make another one and start from a newborn again, that sounds kind of neat actually. Their legacy will live on their offspring, and it will be a nice challenge to deal with the realities of death and mortality. Everyone was comfortable with their immortal, static families, but I for one was quite bored. Looking forward to it! (especially the beach)”
“This is a shameless money making exercise. If my sims die, I will stop playing the game altogether. I paid enough to get them to the age I want them to stay at. 10lp to stop dying is daylight robbery! Disgusted with this decision.”
“I don’t want my sims to die! They all are special to me in some way…”
“Please let us pause the aging. I don’t handle death well.”
“I play this and other games because my husband has cancer, and there isn’t much to do while waiting for his liver transplant. As you can imagine death is too real. I will delete Sims FreePlay if there isn’t an option to disable this ‘feature.'”
“I think that this will be a great update! Can’t wait to see it! I agree more sims would be nice!”
“So we have to kill off our precious sims in order to get more content? That’s not a reward, that’s crazy talk. I don’t see myself playing this game any longer.”
If people want this then fair enough but give us the option to turn off this aging setting.
Come on EA, we asked for longer hair, better clothes, more sims- we don’t want them dying!
Thanks for reading!