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keycat04


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[quote=Evalen][quote=keycat04]It's 30$ where I looked and thats the price I pay for an EP :/ Lame.[/quote]

I am taking my $30 and buying things from the store that I can use in my game.
I have no use for cupcake chairs, banana sofas and all the candy stuff.
Yes it's cute but for how long, The only thing I see that it can be used for is if you wanted to make a fairy tale world. I guess that could be a little neat. and when you feel like it then play that world and leave your other worlds like SSV, RV, TB, LL and etc. the way you like it and play that when you want. I guess that could be. I am trying to look at it through others who like it.
Who am I to say it is not any good, all depends on how you play.[/quote]

I know right? Defiantly a skip for me. Maybe if the price ever goes down to like 10 or 5 dollars I might get it(and it's possible probably within 6 months-gotta love bogos)

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MeyersParrot


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I did read that there were three venues in the sp but I would rather have a full EP for the money. If it doesn't sell very well they may discount it.
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julienrob2004


Joined: 05/29/09 02:44 PM
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They say 3 new venues but the swimming pool venue is almost entirely made up from what is already in game . that to me is not a new venue .
A new venue to me is made almost completely ( well at least 75%) with new objects and items

I can look on the exchange almost daily and see better designed venues than what EA have thrown together for this . I bet it did not take the designers more than 10 minutes to design that pool . Or if it did they seriously need new lot designers

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SMILE . You may not realise how bad everything is. But it sure annoys all the grumpy people and makes you feel better .
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stormwench


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Evil_One wrote:
Cyron43 wrote:I guess the extra money goes to Katy Perry. She is already rich enough! That and the fact that I don't like the stuff makes me skip this SP.
EDIT: And it doesn't contain more items. Someone counted them and it showed this SP offers 2 items less than a regular SP!


You'd probably be wrong, I imagine that most (if not almost all) of the money goes to EA, they know sales of TS3 EPs & SPs are falling so they're seeing just how much they can milk out of the fans before they can't sell it any more.

It's what EA always does when a franchise is dying.


By the way its 29.99 in the US, 10 dollars more then a SP usually is.

Yes, I would say the bigger chunk of that extra cost goes to Katy Perry as payment of royalties for her endorsement and using her likeness and 'inspiring content'.

The KPC Showtime Edition was also the same amount more then the non endorsed version was. Certainly that extra 10 dollars was not just for the KP sim and a couple of objects. EA was not about to cut into their normal profits to pay Katy for her endorsement so the price was upped so we could pay for it. Thankfully with the EP anyone not impressed by the endorsement could pay the normal EP price and not get her name on the box and the couple of extra downloads.

Yes, I know this SP is supposed to have more items then we ever have seen in an SP but its not 10 dollars (50% increase) in content. I expect that Katy is getting the same percent of that extra cost for the endorsement of the SP as she did for the KPC edition of the EP. The nice thing for her is that with the SP no one can opt out and buy a non endorsed edition that costs less - she will get her $$ for every copy sold, no way to get out of filling her pocketbook with the SP.

They are using the term 'venues' to make you think its like showtime venues, but since those lots have to work whether you have showtime or not, they are not 'venues' they are community lots. The dome one will give everyone even without any eps the dome, the community pool is build from base game stuff and stuff from the EP which includes things like the slip and slide that came in other games but now people without those packs will have it. The same with the third lot with a couple of LN things that now go out to everyone - at least that's what it looks like. But these are not functional ST venues but community lots

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PansWoo


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I'm with the rest of you guys. I've just seen the price and for the first time ever have thought 'I'm not paying that even for a Sim game!'

To be honest I was thinking the items were a bit sickly and I wasn't sure where I would use them. The clothing is coming up with the same design but in 5 different colours - that's not new really, that's just recolouring items!

So sorry EA for the first time ever I'm not getting this pack on release. When the price falls to £4.99 as it has bombed in the store then I may think about it.

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DulceHoney


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Cyron43 wrote:MeyersParrot, child, Katy Perry IS rich, believe me and the MyPage you are refering to is not really Katy Perry's but just a promo page made by EA.


This made me chuckle. Even though I don't know you, I feel like I could hear you saying that
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Darkslayer


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OK WOW. Seriously!? I heard it was more expensive but I didn't think it was that much more expensive for an SP that's so blatantly geared towards one demographic. What the hell EA!? I wasn't going to buy it before and I'm certainly not going to be buying it now.

Quite frankly they can take their Katy Perry endorced sickly sweet crap and shove it up their backsides. Sideways.

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Changkra


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There is no way on this earth that I will pay £24.99 for a stuff pack.

If I do buy it, it will be when it drastically reduces in price.

There is a recession on do EA really think that people will just go out and throw half a weeks food bill on a stuff pack, not in the U.K., not now that some families are living off less money than they were 2 weeks ago.

Katy Perry has enough money does she have to be so greedy?
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Igonge


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Holy garbage! Are you ******* kidding me?
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RAE2786


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MeyersParrot wrote:Maybe she's not that rich she still has items on her wish list.


I got you were being sarcastic
Anyway I agree, the price is just ridiculous and for no new added gameplay?! I'd much rather buy a store set with premium content!

Edit: inserted smilie

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BGateGWayB


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1. This expansion pack is overpriced. Honestly, like all SP's they are only for one type of fans. I understand some may want this, so I have no bad comments towards it other than the price. One day when it's marked for 19.99$ or less i'll definetely buy it.

2. I do not know Katy Perry at all, but I honestly don't believe she planned the $10 increase in her content. I believe it was all EA's doing. Please do not hate a celebrity for taking up a good deal. I mean, anyone would take a certain amount of money just to have their name on something, yes she doesn't "NEED" it but money is money. That will never change. Don't tell me you wouldn't take a raise or promotion that'll put a little bit of rainy day funds in your pocket.

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christine400


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MeyersParrot wrote:Maybe she's not that rich she still has items on her wish list.

Anyway I'd like to have the same bank balance. I do not blame her she was offered paid work and took it. So would I. EA are you listening I'm available got great ideas. You wouldn't need to spend as much so the SP's could be cheaper.


are you freakin kidding me ???

do you not know who she has

she has tons of songs that are on the charts

has won a few awards and sold millions upon millions of CD's

she makes what would take you years to make
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christine400


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Cyron43 wrote:I guess the extra money goes to Katy Perry. She is already rich enough! That and the fact that I don't like the stuff makes me skip this SP.
EDIT: And it doesn't contain more items. Someone counted them and it showed this SP offers 2 items less than a regular SP!


where'd you hear that cause i heard around 70 items are expected to be included into sweet treats

source ?


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katana_x


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Yeah, $30 for a stuff pack would be barely acceptable if the content were good. And this is definitely not good content.

christine400 wrote:
are you freakin kidding me ???

do you not know who she has

she has tons of songs that are on the charts

has won a few awards and sold millions upon millions of CD's

she makes what would take you years to make


First of all, nobody was insulting Katy Perry, so there's no need to go all defensive. Second, MeyersParrot was clearly joking. Even if it were Katy Perry's real page and she couldn't or didn't want to buy the Store stuff, I would think EA would give her the content for free, what with her being a celebrity endorser.

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Darkslayer


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christine400 wrote:
MeyersParrot wrote:Maybe she's not that rich she still has items on her wish list.

Anyway I'd like to have the same bank balance. I do not blame her she was offered paid work and took it. So would I. EA are you listening I'm available got great ideas. You wouldn't need to spend as much so the SP's could be cheaper.


are you freakin kidding me ???

do you not know who she has

she has tons of songs that are on the charts

has won a few awards and sold millions upon millions of CD's

she makes what would take you years to make


Wow, defensive much? I know you weren't addressing me but I'll answer anyway because to be honest, your comment has really left me feeling quite irritated.

1. Until the media and her PR company started shoving her down my throat at every opportunity no I did not know who she was and why should I? She sings pop music and pop music with the exception of the odd song here and there is something I just don't listen to.

Sure, I could have connected the song with her, but somebody would have had to have told me that she sang that song before I realized it. Just because you like her does't mean we all should.

2. That's a slight exaggeration isn't it? Not that I follow charts or anything but 'tons' is hardly the same as the two or three that she has probably actually had.

3. Your point being?

4. Again, your point being? It takes her just as long to record material for the CDs as it would any other person, the difference is that she is signed to a record label and average joe-public are not.

Nobody here is blaming Katy Perry for the price hike, EA wanted her, EA got her and now EA are making us, the paying consumer foot the bill for what it would have cost them to get Katy Perry on board which I think is quite pathetic. I mean they didn't NEED to stick a star's name on the game in the first place and IMO I don't think they should have.

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