(Disclaimer: This is a hate-free thread. Please understand these are words from an avid The Sims fan who is looking forward to this EP) So they announced they're delaying the release of Get Together in a whole month (it was expected to arrive at November 11th, now it's officialy December 8th). And I have mixed feelings about this. Part of me agrees that they should take their time to make sure what they're giving us is the best experience possible. But then I can't help but think they are sensing how suspicious most Sims fans are nowadays, myself included. Ever since the Get Together announcement, I've been trying to be optimistic about it, always looking at the bright side and supporting the series. But I admit that after that infamous Rachel Franklin interview, I was a bit turned off by the game altogether (I haven't played it since!). And I know I'm not alone in this. It's the first time I come to the forums to talk about it, but I've been watching closely how many people feel about the game. Though I don't always agree with their complaints, I can relate to how they feel. Now I also say this as someone who writes press releases for a living, so I can somewhat read into what may be the scenario behind this announcement. And I sense fear from the team. They know the unrest and they undestand that the only way we'll be pleased is if Get Together is nothing but absolutely fantastic. And this is a good thing for us as players, because we'll get a better product in the end. But what if the team is working under such pressure and fear that they are also feeling turned off like some of us are? There seemed to be a level of enthusiasm with TS3 (even with all its flaws) that I just don't see in TS4 anymore. And I don't know what could come out of this. I've been a part of this community for over a decade and I know how The Sims fans can be aggressive and annoying, and I try my best to encourage the team. So it was a sad realization when all I could think of while reading the announcement yesterday was "well, this better be effing great". I still have high hopes for TS4 and I can't wait to be surprised by Get Together. Even though maybe I should just lower my expectations.