General Game Changers questions
There isn’t a ladder you climb in this one. The person asking this was wondering if the next step is working for EA.
This is an option if you want to, but you can do that without being a Game Changer.
If you want to work for EA you can look up their job opportunities over here: https://www.ea.com/careers
I assume that after some time they’ll be removed from the Game Changers. Of course, there can be a lot of reasons someone can’t post content for a title though.
If the Game Changer has told EA that they can’t create content for a bit then that’s that.
The same goes for Heroes and Champions, and they’ll get ‘retired’ added to their title after some time of inactivity.
When levelling up at Answers HQ you can become a Hero. And that is one awesome title you clearly deserved to get.
You showed the CMs and Heroes on AHQ that you are worthy, that you love helping and that you’re kind, that you know a lot about the titles you’re helping with.
Becoming a Game Changer is something else. You can read their FAQ about it over here:
Becoming a Hero is not a package deal or a fast ticket to becoming a Game Changer.
In my opinion, it’s beneficial both ways. EA gives the content creators access to content, which the Game Changer uses to promote the game for EA.
This isn’t a requirement, being a Game Changer doesn’t mean you have to create content with what they give you.
For content creators like custom content (CC) and mod creators, it’s handy that they can test their mods and CC early on the content given by EA.
For me personally, I enjoy that I can test a game before I help people with it. Before becoming a Game Changer I had to quickly go through a pack like Jungle Adventure to find an answer. Spoiling most of the pack for me.
Having a closer connection also helps with passing along feedback and to ask and learn things about the game.
We give feedback, this can be feedback from players, it can be our own. Of course, we don’t have any say in if it gets added or not.
I’m not sure how this works for other EA titles, but you can become a Game Changer for the game you’re “creating content” for.
In my case that is both The Sims 4 and The Sims Mobile, I answer both of those forums. Creating content you would think it’s creating a video or image, but in my case, it’s coming up with answers.
Finding walkarounds or ways to fix issues players are having. Gathering information to make guides or even fill the bug list.
You can apply to any title that has applications for Game Changers, getting accepted is something entirely different.
For the very first version of The Sims, I have all the expansion packs.
The Sims 2 I have the Ultimate Collection (where all the packs are included).
The Sims 3 I have all the expansion packs. I’m still looking to buy all the stuff packs.
The Sims 4 I have all the game, stuff and expansion packs.
I absolutely am a collector of The Sims. I love the game, and I love supporting the creators.
My Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff.
My Patronus is the Manx Cat.
My Wand is an English Oak wood with a Dragon heartstring core 12½” and Slightly Yielding flexibility
My Ilvermorny house is Pukwudgie
Images and information from pottermore.com
Looking at my games I think the biggest thing I love in a game is an open world.
A few of my favourite games:
Assassins Creed Syndicate (PC)
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PC & Nintendo Switch)
Stardew Valley (PC, Nintendo Switch & Android)
The Sims 4 (PC)
Mass Effect Andromeda (PC)
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (PC)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)
Job Simulator (HTC Vive)
Portal 1 & Portal 2 (PC)
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
Clouds & Sheep
Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition
Game of Life
Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery
Heart’s Medicine Hospital Heat
Hot Springs Story
Monument Valley 2
The Room Two
The Room: Old Sins
The Sims Mobile
World of Goo
I mostly play games on PC, but I also play games on a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS XL, HTC VIVE VR and on Android.
No, I do not. I did get some for The Sims 3 but ended up breaking my game. I stopped using it after that.
I don’t really feel I need to add content to The Sims 4. Also having a clean game helps me do a better job at helping on Answers HQ.
Phantom - Hero and Game Changer
Something I hear often is ‘why would you help EA unpaid?’.
I’m a helper, I always have been. I just combined it with my favourite game of all time, The Sims.
I could do it paid, work for EA, but I love the job I do in real life. This way I have the best of both worlds.
Except for doing what I do, which is answering Answer HQ, there isn’t anything expected from me.
I choose to create content like walkthroughs for The Sims Mobile or just screenshots of new packs in The Sims 4.
At some point in 2015, I was looking for help with my The Sims 4 game and landed on EA’s Answers HQ forums.
I saw posts I could answer, so I did. I kept doing it day after day, learning along the way. And on April 7th, 2015 I was asked to become a Champion.
And soon after on the July 7th, 2015 I was promoted to Hero.
After answering for years I was fed up with having to rush through new packs to help players, so I contacted SimGuruKate and on July 24th, 2018 I got added to the Game Changer program.
I do not get paid by EA. Not for being a Hero or a Game Changer. I’m also not an employee of EA.
If they would pay me to make content it will be branded with the ‘Sponsored by EA’ logo.
I do. I might do something extra like making the walkthroughs. Or showing content on Twitter before it’s released.
Most content I make is listed on my website. If it’s branded with the Game Changer logo it usually means I used content coming from the program.
This can be the entire guide but also can be just an image.
When you see multiple Game Changers posting the same walkthrough with their own names on it, the walkthrough was made by EA.
There are two logo’s, one is ‘Presented by Game Changers EA’ the other ‘Sponsored by EA’.
The last one means the Game Changer is getting paid, the first one means the content was given to them.