I want to keep things simple here, so what I'm proposing is a petition for all those who want the game delayed at this point, based on what we've seen. Just so that it can be finished up a bit more - have toddlers, for example. I won't specify an exact delay, as how much time the game needs to get into better shape is something only the devs can know. One thing is certain now, looking around the forums and fansites, and that is that a lot of simmers aren't happy with the game that is coming out in September.
Sign if you want. Don't sign if you don't. If you disagree strongly with the idea of a delay there is a counter petition here. I'll tally up signatories in the first post. I don't generally have a lot of confidence in petitions, but last time I organised one round here it went quite well. Keep demands reasonable, be nice, all the basic stuff. Please don't create sock-puppets to sign, and don't sign on multiple sites - one person, one signature, respect that. If I see any sign of shenanigans, I will remove all the suspect names.
There is very little point as most of the decision to cut things will be down to them wanting to put them in Expansions to get people to buy them, not because of a lack of time. Likewise the dumbing down of the worlds so that they run on slower machines than even The Sims 3 did is just to increase sales.
This is the sort of thing EA is well known for!
It's getting stupid how much they've cut from this game!!
-No Colour Wheel
-No Swimming Pools
-No Toddlers age stage
-Loading Screens for Worlds
-Loading Screens Districts
-Loading Screens for individual Lots
-Only 5 Hoods per World
-Only 2 to 5 lots per Hoods
-So only 10 to 25 lots per World
-Only 1 World supplied in Base Game
-Cannot edit the public areas (Parks, etc.)
-Invisible rabbit-holes/vanishing Sims
-Hair isn't as realistic as TS3
-Textures are blurry and lack bump mapping
-Buildings can only have 3 floors (plus a foundation and a roof)
-Clothing can not be bought by Sims, in game CAS or unlockables only
-Trams are decor only (not interactive) [Cars may be too, the steam boats almost certainly are]
-No WooHoo Skill
-Lots of so called new features are already in The Sims 3
Multi-tasking Sims (The Sims 3 can read and relax in bed, watch TV while chatting, chat in groups, etc)
Emotional moods (currently in the form of Moodlets in The Sims 3)
The Sims as we all knew and loved it is dead :'''-(
I have cancelled my pre-order, so have several friends, I am so angry at EA at what they have done to such a loved game franchise. They ruined Sims City and now the Sims!