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Voodoo text changes in the patch

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PrincessVeePrincessVee Posts: 1,787 Member
So, the patch changed the text description for the buff that sims get when affected by the voodoo doll.
It used to say "You have the oddest sensation of being groped by phantom fingers, leaving you feeling exposed and uneasy."
And now it says "You have the oddest sensation, you are feeling uneasy and not quite like yourself. What Happened? What is going on?"
What was reason for the change? The old description was hilarious.
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  • SimpatsyannSimpatsyann Posts: 494 Member
    I cannot imagine why, in light of current events, they might find it prudent to change that wording. I am utterly mystified.
  • ladybreidladybreid Posts: 3,151 Member
    Someone probably complained.
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  • KarallyneKarallyne Posts: 362 Member
    the old one didn't bother me, but I didn't find it "hilarious" as you put it
    the wording is creepy. I could understand why they would change it.
  • PrincessVeePrincessVee Posts: 1,787 Member
    I cannot imagine why, in light of current events, they might find it prudent to change that wording. I am utterly mystified.

    what current events?
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  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 8,463 Member
    Harassment and misconduct.
  • PrincessVeePrincessVee Posts: 1,787 Member
    Harassment and misconduct.

    How is that sentence harassing anybody?
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  • So_MoneySo_Money Posts: 1,256 Member
    Harassment and misconduct.

    How is that sentence harassing anybody?

    "Being groped by phantom fingers," certainly brings to mind some unsavoury things, and they probably want to distance themselves from those things.
  • LoveMcQueen5683LoveMcQueen5683 Posts: 3,438 Member
    Because it sounds like your being molested by a phantom.

    Can't believe they changed it :(
  • DeKayDeKay Posts: 43,091 Member
    The word 'grope' is just bad in any kinda of situation, so I can see why they changed it.
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  • gummybear0724gummybear0724 Posts: 1,143 Member
    I can totally see why they changed it. The previous text was creepy.
  • MMXMMX Posts: 2,725 Member
    Censorship reasons, nothing more.
  • Orchid13Orchid13 Posts: 8,823 Member
    Oh come on lol
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  • MadameLeeMadameLee Posts: 28,435 Member
    MMX wrote: »
    Censorship reasons, nothing more.

    It has nothing to do with censorship-they're just protecting themselves from someone (aka a parent) having a cow if they saw little John or little Belle playing the game and see the words and have a hissyfit.
  • Miss_LestrangeMiss_Lestrange Posts: 18 Member
    "Leaving you feel exposed and uneasy", even though it was probably meant differently, it could easily be seen as something else. I understand why they changed it with everything that has been going on..
  • NorthDakotaGamerNorthDakotaGamer Posts: 1,042 Member
    It was most likely changed due to context. I was never bothered, but I also really never use the mischief skill and had no reason to have the $950 voodoo doll.
  • ChazzzyChazzzy Posts: 2,650 Member
    I forget we even have that voodoo doll.
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  • ladybreidladybreid Posts: 3,151 Member
    I've actually never used it but I see nothing wrong with the creepy vibe to it I mean it is a voodoo doll for pete's sake.
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  • Sigzy05Sigzy05 Posts: 15,454 Member
    It sounded cooler before though.
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  • MMXMMX Posts: 2,725 Member
    MadameLee wrote: »
    MMX wrote: »
    Censorship reasons, nothing more.

    It has nothing to do with censorship-they're just protecting themselves from someone (aka a parent) having a cow if they saw little John or little Belle playing the game and see the words and have a hissyfit.
    That's what censorship is.
  • megiaremegiare Posts: 417 Member
    I didn't even know what it said in the first place :D :D
  • IcewolfIcewolf Posts: 374 Member
    Kinda silly to change it though.

    I hate that everything is associated with nagative things nowadays... :/
  • MadameLeeMadameLee Posts: 28,435 Member
    Icewolf wrote: »
    Kinda silly to change it though.

    I hate that everything is associated with nagative things nowadays... :/

    it's might be a bit intensive to the #MeToo crowd
  • SimsLovinLycanSimsLovinLycan Posts: 1,252 Member
    I get why they would change it, but I still don't agree with it. Everything in the universe doesn't have to be so clean and safe it might as well be wrapped in bubble wrap and foam padding. The original description is appropriately creepy for being subject the the effects of dark magic, the new one is less fearful and more confused, like the sim just had a deja vu moment or something. It's safer and less likely to offend the sensitive and the schoolmarms, but it's also a much weaker description.
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  • LoanetLoanet Posts: 2,351 Member
    edited January 13
    Age rating in the corner may say T for Teen, but EA doesn't have the plum to use the word 'groping'. They just roll over for every moral guardian who comes through the door.
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  • Honey_Pie_360Honey_Pie_360 Posts: 218 Member
    Well EA is just doing what is "societally" appropriate by changing those words...I don't blame them

    When I was a child 'lollipop'-sweet meant sweet, 'pussy'-cat meant only but cat... I hope oxygen and water would still be safe words by 2020

    P.S just incase you're a child and you're reading lollipop still means sweet dear
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