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EA ... Family share, or gift option please!!

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Yes a thousand times yes!!! I have excess loot my family doesn't have. I would love to share resources or items earned during events. Most of time they sit in my storage... I would love this feature

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  • snowyriver32
    1528 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    This sounds like a good idea upfront, and I have a ton of items I would like to give to my feeder town, however, its actually quite problematic and one that I hope doesnt happen.

    People would abuse it too much.
    We used to have the lemon tree as an item that could go cross-account and it was meant to be taken just like in the episode and that had some rather unintended side effects as neighbors being really nasty to each other. Some people
    would friend each other, steal the tree, and quickly unfriend each other before it can be taken back.

    Imagine people hacking accounts to gift something to someone (or giving the item legitimately and then crying that someone else was playing their game such as a bro or a sis).
    Another scenario is this...suppose someone has something you want and you set up a deal outside the game where you gave someone x dollars for that item and then after they got the money, they complained to ea that someone else did it.

    Theres tooo many ways this could be abused and it could result in bad feelings going around the community.
  • Arbok9782
    525 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    Theres tooo many ways this could be abused and it could result in bad feelings going around the community.

    Concur. It's a nice idea, but proposes too many problems to it, and snowyriver32 outlined those pretty well.
  • ccnqsj985
    195 posts
    edited October 2015
    No you set it up as a family linked account as minimalize the problems. If you are in the same house with said people on said router then share. But friends list still off list.
  • ephphoneapps
    4070 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    People would abuse it too much.

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  • miraclemet
    422 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    maybe if they set it so you could only share non-premium items, since premium items (and the d'nuts that we spend to get them) are where EA makes money off the game, if they limited it to cash items only it might limit the abuse...

    but still you'd get widespread cash movement in the forms of "sharing" items (then selling the item for the cash) so that accounts could further farm XP for more doughnuts...

    and even if you "limited" it to accounts among friends/family, someone could just "join" the group, complete the transaction and then leave the group...
  • AARONRTD
    1819 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I see me gifting multiple lemon trees, all%, and lots of rails - to myself!! :wink:
  • Alexxandria1002
    141 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I would like to gift $$$ to my sister who just started playing. I remember how it was starting out and I'd like to give her a little boost. May not ever happen but it'd be nice
  • boldbhoy
    277 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I would really like to see this. My stepdaughter has just started playing and I have a ton of excess properties (and plenty of cash) that I would be happy to gift to her. I'd be rather surprised if EA allowed this.
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited October 2015
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  • cjryder625
    1426 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    boldbhoy wrote:
    I would really like to see this. My stepdaughter has just started playing and I have a ton of excess properties (and plenty of cash) that I would be happy to gift to her. I'd be rather surprised if EA allowed this.

    kind of defeats the object of the game!
    I love my computer...all my friends live in it
  • ccnqsj985
    195 posts
    edited October 2015
    cjryder625 wrote:
    boldbhoy wrote:
    I would really like to see this. My stepdaughter has just started playing and I have a ton of excess properties (and plenty of cash) that I would be happy to gift to her. I'd be rather surprised if EA allowed this.

    kind of defeats the object of the game!

    Not really as it is a family and friend based game.
  • susanmtate32
    372 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    Items that cannot then be sold - yes
    Cash/Items that can be sold - no

    Family link only...
  • drumnman
    1475 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    ccnqsj985 wrote:
    No you set it up as a family linked account as minimalize the problems. If you are in the same house with said people on said router then share. But friends list still off list.

    Because if there is one thing EA does well, it's manage accounts.
  • epolng
    298 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    What you are asking is that EA rewrite their whole account code that affects all their games to accommodate your desire to share items in one game. Your Simpsons account is the same one you use for all other EA transactions and I don't see them wanting to allow that kind of access across their whole line of games. (I might want to give my son some donuts - I don't want him guessing my password and gifting himself my Dragon Age Inquisition expansion.) Also, how are you going to limit it to just "family"? There isn't really a way to do that so it is definitely open to all of the abuses others have listed.
  • ccnqsj985
    195 posts
    edited October 2015
    epolng wrote:
    What you are asking is that EA rewrite their whole account code that affects all their games to accommodate your desire to share items in one game. Your Simpsons account is the same one you use for all other EA transactions and I don't see them wanting to allow that kind of access across their whole line of games. (I might want to give my son some donuts - I don't want him guessing my password and gifting himself my Dragon Age Inquisition expansion.) Also, how are you going to limit it to just "family"? There isn't really a way to do that so it is definitely open to all of the abuses others have listed.

    I have two accounts for ea. One for Simpson's and one for my Xbox live so it is differential.
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    ccnqsj985 wrote:
    epolng wrote:
    What you are asking is that EA rewrite their whole account code that affects all their games to accommodate your desire to share items in one game. Your Simpsons account is the same one you use for all other EA transactions and I don't see them wanting to allow that kind of access across their whole line of games. (I might want to give my son some donuts - I don't want him guessing my password and gifting himself my Dragon Age Inquisition expansion.) Also, how are you going to limit it to just "family"? There isn't really a way to do that so it is definitely open to all of the abuses others have listed.

    I have two accounts for ea. One for Simpson's and one for my Xbox live so it is differential.

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  • vibra5
    337 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I would add gives donuts to neighbors :-)


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  • nissa762
    1950 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I can see this being problematic as well. One option to avoid issues is to have a gift store as a building. The user who wants to send a gift, buys it from the store and enters the userid of who they want to send it to. Alternatively they could buy the gift from the store and visit the neighbour to send the gift (similar function to how we send currency to neighbours during events - but please don't use the same code as we all know that has bugs).

    ETA: Think the list of items you are able to send would have to be short. I wouldn't want to be spammed by a neighbour sending me all their unwanted brown fences or event prizes :)
  • ccnqsj985
    195 posts
    edited October 2015
    Thanks for the support from some as for the rest you have your opinions and I respect that. But don't come off all snide about it. We are all adults here and should be treated as such.
  • drumnman
    1475 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    We can disagree and be sarcastic about it. That's what forums are for! 8)

    I don't see anyone being disrespectful.
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