Official Exchange Hits Creators Hard
Ok, this is just a bit harsh now. SimGuruPopTart recently released a statement about the new Exchange Policy that EA have decided to put forth. I think it’s a reasonable idea but the way it’s being handled and taken out seems a bit harsh. The message I got from the statement is that they don’t really care how much time and effort we’ve put into our creations, if nobody else notices them, they will simply be removed. If your creations don’t have enough download or recommendations, it will be deleted. Here’s what SimGuruPopTart said:
We’ve been receiving a lot of great content uploaded to our Exchange and Movies & More. To make sure the items stay fresh we’ve implemented a culling script that will remove older items. For those of you who are not familiar with culling – it is when uploads, Stories and Movies are automatically removed from the Exchange and Movies & More when they do not do well (not getting enough downloads and recommendations).The more Recommends and Downloads you have, the better. Exchange uploads, Stories, and Movies will be subject to culling after 2 weeks if it does not do well. Searching for content will be easier with culling turned on and awesome uploads will have even more of a chance to shine.
If an Exchange item, Story, or Movie is Featured, it will never be culled.
Thanks again for sharing your creativity with the rest of the community, and Keep creating fabulous content to get those downloads, views and recommendations in!