Zach wrote:I make a motion that this thread be deleted and the OP be banned (for his choice of user names).
Seriously, though, I find this rather disrespectful. I mean, BP did partner with EA to bring us this game (http://bpsimcitysocieties.com), and also, for an energy company, BP is one of the better ones being the most eco-friendly and all.
What's your problem with BP? You work for Exxon-Mobil or something?
Then their partnering should have reduced the price but it didn't. The game still sold for $49.95 in my area and branded with the BP logo on so many buildings. That's disrespectful if you ask me. In game advertising would be fine in my opinion if it offered a reduced price of the game for the consumer but it didn't. Either TM/EA decided to just add a bit of realism by branding buildings with the BP logos or BP payed some money to get their logos into the game which should compensate by reducing the costs of the game for the consumer. While the OP's username is disrespectful to the BP corporation, just having the logo in the game and selling it at full price is disrespectful to the consumer, so it goes both ways here my friend, both ways.
However I agree with one of the users that said, why not make it a new version so that the player can choose either or both filling stations and windfarms with the logo or without. I turned the BP'd logoed 50's gas station into a texaco station but can't figure out yet how to get both into the game, so far I've only figured out how to replace the existing textures with my own reskinned textures. Maybe one day I'll make it as both.
Having more choices of buildings even if they are only devoid of the BP logo is a good thing, the more buildings the merrier so that the cities can look more diversified instead of each block of houses looking exactly like the other block of houses which gets extremely boring to look at, so more the merier I say.