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The Sims Freeplay is Now Broken

After the update, I literally cannot go one minute without receiving an ad. It’s basically now pay-to-play, and all the recent reviews prove it. Do you think EA is going to fix this nonsense?

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  • cynciecyncie Posts: 1,106 Member
    edited December 2021
    I was a moderator of a large FreePlay Facebook page, but quit playing when it became all about grinding for points. I used to defend EA by telling people that you didn’t need to spend real cash because you could get anything through gameplay as long as you were patient, but when that became nearly impossible, I abandoned it. I felt like it was a bait and switch, so I’m not surprised that it’s gotten worse. I tried to pick up my old game this summer to have something more portable, but it just wasn’t fun for me.
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  • BabykittyjadeBabykittyjade Posts: 3,445 Member
    Lol that's sad. This is the reason I stopped playing mobile games entirely. It's getting out if control. I gave up on freeplay a long time ago because it just can't compare to the PC version. But recently I had tried out a random mobile game and just as you said every one min an ad popped up. The character would run a few feet then an ad. Two more feet, ad! I never seen anything like it 😖😖😖😭
    But hopefully EA fixes this.
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  • FrogeemsFrogeems Posts: 30 Member
    So sorry to hear all of this.
    But here's the thing for me--I would not actually mind the occasional ad as long as it actually plays.-- And it doesn't. Everytime an ad wants to play, the screen stays black and it never does; the ad never loads. I legit waited about 15 minutes just to do the newspaper spin reward and the ad never played. So why have all these ads per minute when they won't even play?
  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,410 Member
    That sounds annoying. The main problem I have with FreePlay is that it can take forever to do things. Some tasks take an unrealistically long time to do things! I also hate how you can’t opt out of SimChase, and if you do participate it’s practically impossible to win. I sound like I’m currently playing the game but I deleted the app ages ago and haven’t played for a long time. The Sims are also kinda ugly and there’s very little customisation, Sims all end up looking very similar.
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  • EricasFreePlayEricasFreePlay Posts: 674 Member
    Getting the ads to stop playing is actually a VIP perk. I think you have to be VIP Level 3 to turn off the ads.
  • natashaspy55natashaspy55 Posts: 130 Member
    I'm a VIP level 33 and still had the ads. Well, the ads have gone away but there is a worse "broken" now, the cost of in-game item.

    I've played The Sims FreePlay since it began 10 years ago. While the salaries for the Sims and all other perks from planting and pets remains the same as they were 10 years ago, prices for any household item have become absurd. The truly extravagant item used to be the grandfather clock for a soaring 90,000 simoleans (€). Now every item from one dining room chair start starts at 100,000€ plus. There is a huge amount of my inventory where items cost 300,000€ to over 1,000,000€ each! This would be tenable if some of that increase in cost of items would have been reflected in ANY increase in Sim's income over the past 10 years. Yes, we can purchase simoleans at a hugely inflated price but we're is the game income? No increase in Sim's income sources in 10 years? Where is the fairness in this game??

    Let's add on that the cost of Restocking for one Collection Challenge is now over $55.00! Again, doesn't this make The Sims FreePlay the most expensive in your Sims franchise now? I have loved playing this game for all 10 years and the earlier Sims World Adventure before that, but I believe this has become ludicrous. Such a shame.
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  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,410 Member
    Oh yes, items are so ridiculously expensive. And often the best quality items don’t cost Simoleons, they cost LifePoints or SocialPoints. Ugh.
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  • FrogeemsFrogeems Posts: 30 Member
    That sounds annoying. The main problem I have with FreePlay is that it can take forever to do things. Some tasks take an unrealistically long time to do things! I also hate how you can’t opt out of SimChase, and if you do participate it’s practically impossible to win. I sound like I’m currently playing the game but I deleted the app ages ago and haven’t played for a long time. The Sims are also kinda ugly and there’s very little customisation, Sims all end up looking very similar.

    I always loved the time the game takes. I think it adds a realistic touch, and it can give me a break from the game so I don’t get burnt out. But I absolutely despised not being to opt out of SimChase. And yes, Freeplay sims are too *sim*ilar. Lol.
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