Warning: The following post is filled with RANDOMCAPS and RAGE. Please be advised.
So I wasn’t going to pre-order Generations. I was going to take my happy butt to the store, not just to buy it in real life, but to also burn a few calories before I sit in front of my computer getting a nerd tan for DAYS (see, I think rationally). But the other day I looked at my credit card and I said to myself: HAY, PRE-ORDER YES?! So I did.
Well today, as I was browsing My Sims 3 Blog, I come across THIS:
And I was like OMG YES, FREE STUFF I CAN HAZ?! And I checked around, looking for an email or something saying, "Oh, you pre-ordered BEFORE we put this very tempting ad up, here’s your free thing, plus some bonus smiley faces."
I didn’t have one D:
So I went to EA’s live chat customer service thing and asked them about it and this guy named Cody told me, "Yeah, no. You don’t get that lol."
WHAT? WHAT IS THIS YOU’RE SAYING TO ME?! But… but I pre-ordered :(
Then I started thinking OKAY FINE. I will simply cancel my pre-order and make ANOTHER pre-order WITH THE FREE. Smart thinking, Starla! So I hop onto live chat again and get Caroline. She’s like, "Rofl, I can’t cancel your order, silly. Just, when it’s delivered, tell them you don’t want it or something, I dunno."
WHAT IS THIS TOO? WHAT IS IT?!
I pictured Caroline chewing gum obnoxiously and filing her nails while she listened to classic rock on her Zune. That’s how much she didn’t care about me.
So apparently EA is untouchable. I’ve heard of people having these problems before, but I I’ve never really experienced them personally.
WELL, EA. NOW IT’S PERSONAL.
I sent them a mean email. And when I say mean, I mean mean enough to where I’m not completely a jerkbitch, so they’ll feel guilty and give me free things. It kind of goes like this (but not really):
HEY! EA! I am a good customer, and I should be treated thus-like and suchforth! Why is my pre-order different than other pre-orders? Are you RACIST? And why can’t I cancel a pre-order anyway? It’s basically a placeholder. It’s like the people from Jersey Shore, not contributing anything to society. Please give me free things. Thank you.
I’m awaiting their reply. Next time I’m trusting my instinct.