If you've built up a really great selection of pets and a huge pizza-making empire (or whatever) in The Sims Online, we feel bad for you. First because you devoted hours of your life to The Sims Online, and secondly because it's all about to end.
In an announcement on the EA-Land blog, Electronic Arts confirmed that your world is going to be destroyed on August 1st.
It is with mixed emotions that today we are announcing the EA-Land experiment will soon draw to a close. Since 2002, EA-Land / TSO has attracted a very special group of players (of which you are one) and we certainly appreciate your participation in the EA-Land community. The lifetime of the game has drawn to an end, and now we will be focusing on new ideas and other innovative concepts in the games arena. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in this online community as a unique experience in the virtual world.
So take a last longing look around Sim Town. Say goodbye to your fake friends. And listen to the screams of thousands (okay dozens) of Online Sims crying in anguish as everything they have ever known disappears into nothingness.
Then, console yourself with the consolation prize: $15 off an EA game or 3 months subscription to Pogo.
We're a little touched by some of the comments on the blog. Here are some selections that choked us up:
- Is there any way to get items such as trees rare pets and stuff for our sims 1 game?
I just want them for memory…
Please? Thanks for trying your best, sorry it was too hard
- OMG I think I am going to cry and I wll come back later to commit when I can take it all in. Is there anything that can be done to keep the game going? I do want to thank the team for there hard work. =(”"”"”"
- the time & money & FRIENDS made now going down the tube…I’m sick to my stomach