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[edit] The Mainland

[edit] EA Land

View of the EA Land

[edit] Date of Existence

EA Land crashed the shores of The Sims Online on January 17, 2008 ripping away the game's name and becoming the new ocean of online sim life. EA Land became the primary mainland for players to create sims, live, thrive, die, and live again! EA Land was the final and ill-attempt at bringing The Sims Online game back to life. EA Land became the mainland, merging together the 12 once-thriving cities of The Sims Online-Alphaville, Blazing Falls, Calvin's Creek, Dan's Grove, East Jerome, Fancy Fields, Interhogan, Jolly Pines, Mount Fugi, even Betaville, Dragon's Cove, Test Center, and who could forget the 2 Lost Cities of Charvatia and Ocean's Edge. There were rumors of a third Lost City existence known as Queen Margaret's but nothing was discovered. The lives of Alphaville and Blazing Falls soon died out as Charvatia and Test Center 3 became the famous hot-spot to the players. After EA Land was given new staff to help restore the glory the game once had they soon gave up on their dreams leaving the players with no hope at survival. For before the sun rise on August 1, 2008 EA Land-once known as The Sims Online- was put to it's final extinction.


[edit] The Cities

[edit] Alphaville

View of Alphaville
If you consider yourself to be the industrious type, the good life begins in Alphaville! Come make beautiful Alphaville your home, where you can warm your feet on our sandy beaches, or cool off in our snow-capped mountains. The beautiful blue oceans beckon you to enter our world of seasonal splendor. Whether you are searching for an alpine retreat, or a coastline bungalow, there's something for everyone in Alphaville!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Alphaville was a city that was thrived of sim life. Born on August 25, 2002 players of The Sims Online began to gather in this city over the years making it one of the liviest cities to ever exist. It was one true city never in fear of shutting the lights off for it never slept until the date of February 21, 2008 when EA Land took it's place.




[edit] Betaville

View of Betaville
Expect the unexpected in Betaville, the city of innovation and surprises. Our citizens have minds of their own, and they are not afraid to show it! Whether at work or at play, you will always find someone to join you in this densely populated metropolis. No one is ever wanting for company in Betaville!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Betaville was The Sims Online's only attempt at allowing players to play as Free Will sims-sims that could roam the city without the players control-players could toggle this feature to allow their sim to be on Free Will or off. Born January 13, 2005 Betaville was the beginning of something new for the players. The city also allowed for a variety of disasters to erupt-fires, floods, even electrocution! Players could also make sim families. Each family could consist of 1 up to 4 sims per player account. Players were able to play as each of these sims when existing in the city. This allowed for players to accomplish their goals much faster than in the other cities. Money could be made much faster and sims could make many more friends. After a horrible explosion-a combination of fire and electricity-Betaville was distroyed on February 21, 2008.


[edit] Blazing Falls

View of Blazing Falls
Considered a land for those who are playful in spirit, we encourage fun-seekers to feel the heat of Blazing Falls! Miles and miles of warm tropical beaches, complimented by a smattering of "brochure quality" islands, seem unattainable, but are well within reach in this picturesque wonderland! Build your humble abode or blazing business by the sea, or for a change of pace, move in-land amongst the tropical green forests. A multitude of paradises, all in one city! Who wouldn't like to call this "dreamscape" home?

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

The sharp, New York-feel of Blazing Falls began on October 12, 2002. Shortly after creation The Sims Online members quickly flooded the streets of the city. Much like Alphaville, Blazing Falls could be considered another city that never slept refusing to ever shut off it's lights. Stores, clubs, resorts, and restaurants created by players thrived in this city never refusing to stop their services until the day of February 21, 2008 when EA Land would take over.



[edit] Calvins Creek

View of Calvin's Creek
Welcome to the romantic Calvin's Creek! Tons of prime waterfront real estate lines this haven of tranquility. If you like cool water and lush Elysian fields, Calvin's Creek is the place for you to make your home. White sandy beaches are yours for the taking. Imagine a bedroom oceanic view and a sweeping, emerald back yard. This all could be yours in the city of Calvin's Creek.

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Calvin's Creek was created on October 26, 2002. The city was most famous for being nothing out of the ordinary but just a small town with many sims who were considered a tight-knit family-they all stuck together in this city. Failing to ever be anything more than small, the life of Calvin's Creek didn't last and the beat from the heart of the town eventually faded away on February 21, 2008 when it became no match for EA Land.



[edit] Charvatia

View of Charvatia
Charvatia is home to many eccentric and creative folks. Capture the tropical essence of Charvatia in your bungalow. Be inspired by the blazing sunsets filtered past the tiny offshore islands, which make up your new home in Charvatia! Pick a property on the outside edge of the coral lagoon and see the surf's edge! Or reside in the peaceful center where its placid waters are protected by the barrier reef! Charvatia, sweet Charvatia - Make it your final destination!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Charvatia was considered a Lost City to many founders of The Sims Online. Having been a city that was in service for a short time years before players never expected to see that this once-lost city had found it's way back to them. Charvatia turned it's city lights back on, on February 17, 2008 as EA Land made it's way into the online world. This city soon became one of the two successing cities, a city that distroyed the lives of many other cities. Charvatia was the place for sims to meet, become friends, party, and begin lives. Charvatia was the place to be during EA Land's final days. For with the creation of EA Land and the rebirth of two Lost Cities, a land destined to destroy the others, The Sims Online would never be the same as before. On August 1, 2008, before the sun would rise, the heart of EA Land had officially stopped beating.


[edit] Dans Grove

View of Dan's Grove
If you desire the rustic lifestyle, choose the healthy life of Dan's Grove. This area, once home to fruit and nut tree plantations, is now considered to be some of the most desirable real estate property in the land. Adding to the attraction of this city is its moderate climate, green pastures and ice blue water. Build your nest in beautiful Dan's Grove!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

The Sims Online created Dan the Sim and within only a few days Dan crafted his Grove for sims to live in on October 28, 2002. Dan's Grove was a beautiful city for players to begin their sim's lives, meet new sims, and party as hard as possible. This city's life size was never any match towards Alphaville or Blazing Falls but players had as much fun there for as long as it would last. For on February 21, 2008 with EA Land created this city was sentenced to death.



[edit] Dragons Cove

View of Dragon's Cove
A sweet lullaby of white-capped waves crashing on sandy shores enchants this mysterious land of legend. Friends flock from far and wide to witness the imaginative spirit that captivates the hearts of the inhabitants. If you hold on to your hopes, strive to reach your dreams, and believe nothing is impossible, then begin your journey in Dragon's Cove. But be forewarned: As a wise knightess once stated, "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and go well with ketchup!"

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Dragon's Cove was once a Lost City by the name of Xanadu which could be exhibited for only a short time at the beginning of the creation of The Sims Online. Xanadu was reborn as Dragon's Cove on September 15, 2004 as one more attempt to bring new features into the online game. Dragons Cove was known as the “Hard Core” city. Bringing about the toughest of ways to find money and gain skills. Every object that is used to obtain skills have lowered by percentage, making it even harder to gain skills then it was in other cities. Also every time players traveled across the city they paid a small fee but the fee was a drop in sims needs such as hunger, bladder, fun, hygiene, and all the rest. Dragon's Cove florished with rich sim life until it's death on February 21, 2008 when EA Land grew in the online garden.


[edit] East Jerome

View of East Jerome
"We're much more nicer than West Jerome" is the slogan of this humble city of industry, and the inhabitants couldn't be more right! Placid rivers and lakes, emerald pastures against dramatic cliffs make for some of the most picturesque scenery East of the Western Hemisphere. Frolic in the meadow while basking in the sunlight of East Jerome! (Not affiliated in any way with West Jerome.)

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

East Jerome was never known as a City like many of the others-excluding Calvin's Creek-but existed more as a small, humble town buzzing with close-tied sim friendships. This peaceful utopia was created on December 27, 2002 for all players who wanted the closest glipse at a true sim friendship and family with the realest of real people also playing the game. As big as the town may have seemed the population was small enough for almost all residents to eventually meet and become friends, family, or even enemies. If drama existed everyone knew when and where it had become. Players enjoyed this town and never would allow it to die even at the brinks of it's existence. But the big love of the sims wasn't enough to keep this town intact for on February 21, 2008 East Jerome had to put it's close-bonds to rest for it was not a match against the title EA Land was after.


[edit] Fancey Fields

View of Fancy Fields
Join the establishment of wealth and beauty in Fancey Fields. Live the life of someone who is repulsed by anything less than beautiful at Fancey Fields. Look at the beautiful beaches, the beautiful water, the beautiful landscape, the beautiful people. Surround yourself with beautiful property and fill it with beautiful things. As founder of Fancey Fields, Lee Fancey, once said "Life can be beautiful if you constantly force feed yourself nothing but beauty." Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

The fanciest of online fields were created on December 30, 2002 as Fancy Fields. Players gathered in the fields to chat, play guitar, eat picnics, gain skills, and paint to make money. Fancy Fields may not have been the liviest of cities such as Alphaville or Blazing Falls but it still managed to live and grow. As EA Land made it's way into the online world Fancy Fields was burned and washed out on February 21, 2008.



[edit] Interhogan

View of Interhogan
If you wish to satisfy the romantic in you, build your nest in Interhogan! Build your cabin in the sky atop the snow capped mountains of Incredulity or construct your little grass shack in Interhogan's Outer Banks. You simply cannot go wrong when choosing real in the lush paradise of tranquility. Enjoy the lakeside living or start your pleasant plantation amidst the pleasant plains. Live in the lap of luxury in beautiful, romantic Interhogan!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Interhogan was created on October 25, 2002. Never getting much attention Interhogan was a city shy of being busy for the sims that lived there were scare. Still managing to be a city players enjoyed their time here until it's depart on February 21, 2008 when EA Land took it's spotlight.




[edit] Jolly Pines

View of Jolly Pines
Known for its entertainment hot spots, Jolly Pines leaves everyone laughing about how wonderful life can be! Come and join the fun by building your dream home or play space in the second happiest place on Earth! You'll be in stitches as you meticulously choose your plot of land from the many, many beautiful locations. Decide upon your locale, build your house, make some friends, and you'll be laughing!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Jolliest of online pines grew on the lands of Jolly Pines on October 27, 2002. The city flourished with piney-life and sims built their houses in the calming shade of Jolly Pines for many years each shorter than the next. There was no sure destiny of a long life for this city for on February 21, 2008 Jolly Pines was cut down and put the city into extinction.




[edit] Mount Fugi

View of Mount Fugi
Make your home in the futuristic settings amidst the misty peak of Mount Fuji! Whether you are a creative cliff dweller or a visionary beach hermit, there is plenty of prime real estate for you here to begin your home of the future. Develop your innovative 2012 ranch by lake Biwa or bundle up your freeze-dried belongings and cutting edge experiments in Frigid Fields. Whatever your season of preference, your ideal surroundings can be found in revolutionary Mount Fuji!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

The Japanese-paradise of Mount Fugi was created from quakes deep into the online earth of The Sims Online on December 24, 2002. Players moved their sims into the city after they were sure Fugi volcano was dormant. Enjoying their many days by the peaceful volcanic mountain-side players were horrified to see Mount Fugi erupt leading to the destruction of the city on February 21, 2008. Many aren't sure what brought the volcano out of it's dormant stat but some suspect it was the mischief acts of EA Land.



[edit] Oceans Edge

View of Ocean's Edge
Creative types from all around the world have dropped anchor and have chosen to call Ocean's Edge their haven! Beaches galore highlight the landscape of this tropical wonderland. If you like sea, sun and sand, this is the place for you. Crystal blue warm water laps against the coastline providing the ultimate beachfront homestead possibilities. Perfect surroundings for the landscape artist in you, Ocean's Edge also has a gracious helping of rolling hills, grassy green fields and even a touch of icy white powder, for the rugged homesteader in all of us. Dive into the artistic beauty of Ocean's Edge!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Sims began living on the Ocean's Edge on February 17, 2008 when EA Land made it's reign on the online world of The Sims Online. As the second city to be resurrected from the list of Lost Cities Ocean's Edge was an attempt to create more life and enjoyment to a players life. Unfortunately the life of Ocean's Edge never made it farther than the beach coastline for it was kicked to the sand by the city of Charvatia-the second Lost City reborn. Sim players were scarce and there were few resorts in this city and lights were soon turned off and never switched back on, on August 1, 2008.



[edit] Test Center

View of Test Center
Welcome to the Test Center, where you can choose to live life in the fast lane with total unpredictability! This is where the newest technologies are tried and tested, blazing trails for the world of The Sims Online!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Date of Existence

Staff of The Sims Online needed one city where tests could be made on it's players. Created on November 25, 2002 Test Center threw new gifts, items, and features at it's residents. Such feautures as new objects that sims could use to make money and enjoy the game even further. Staff even gave test subjects up to 500,000 simoleans on special occasions to help the economy of the city. But one catch to this lottery sims weren't allowed to move out, becoming pernament subjects to the Test Center. Test Center's servers crashed on December 4, 2007 and didn't boot back up until June 28, 2007 becoming Test Center 3. After the revival of the city, players continued to enjoy new objects such as custom content that was soon released to the rest of EA Land from being recognized so well. The computers having never been the same from rebooting, they crashed once again on August 1, 2008 and were never brought back to life.


[edit] The Rumored City

[edit] Queen Margarets

View of Queen Margaret's
All Hail the glorious region that historians refer to as Queen Margaret's! Never will you see a more beautiful city than the one named for its equally beautiful Matriarch, Queen Margaret. Full of wonder and visual delight, this area is rich in both tradition and history. Legend has that the first colony of Sims was established along the banks of the Ng River, which cuts through the unblemished emerald landscapes. Marvel at the snow capped peaks of Mt. Highness and gaze upon the placid aura of the Dynasty Delta. Whether you are of royal or common bloodline, Queen Margaret's is the place for you!

-The Sims Online

[edit] Rumored

Along with the creation of EA Land on February 17, 2008 Queen Margaret's, a suspected third Lost City, could be seen from the mainland view of all player servors. But unfortunately players could not access the city. Queen Margaret's was rumored to be an ill fated-attempt to a The Sims 2 online look with graphics similar to those in the new Sims series. Because of the downfall in EA Land, Queen Margaret's was only viewable but never playable and on August 1, 2008 was never seen again.

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