I’m honestly embarrassed about being a simmer, I don’t want anyone to know. I feel like my parents think it’s just stupid and I’m just a geek or something.
I don’t care about what my mom would say because she’s never happy about the things I like but I totally wouldn’t tell anyone that I play sims in the first place. It’s a little embarrassing and always comes in a form of confession because people think that this isn’t a good game. The fact is most of the gamers think that it’s a really stupid one where you constantly feed someone and see them taking pee 10 times a day. This game essentially lacks three basic things - the ability to kill someone by weapon, hunting and long interesting quests/storyline, and really tasks like “read this book to get a promotion/tell 3 jokes to unlock party achievement” are there to only prove this point. It gives you a lot of other possibilities but apparently most gamers need at least one of the basics to be properly presented in game. I agree with them at some point. However we don’t need hunting or shooting in this game (well, some of us may do want it:D) but a little bit more advanced challenges like the business one in ts2 would be great. The game has its ups and downs so as every other game do. Look at all this rage about first-person shooters being nothing more but constant firefights with no story or mmo with pay-to-win system or rpgs becoming more and more action-like. At the end of the day all that matters is how this game makes you feel not about what it makes others think of you. If it doesn’t make you feel bored then consider it a nice game and keep on playing it.
No. 1 - Being embarassed about who you are, and what you like gets easier as you get old. To be honest, if someone tells me that Sims is a stupid game, I give them an hour’s lecture on why Sims is awesome. They don’t say it a second time. :) At 52, I don’t really give a shit about what other people think about how I spend my time. Life is too short, and there are WAY too many other things to be giving a shit about. You might feel like you have all the time in the world when you’re younger, and that other people’s opinions are important to your self esteem. But let me tell you - I’ve learnt the hard way, that what other people think about you doesn’t matter a damn. And life goes faster and faster as you get old, and you have less time to do the things that make your heart sing. So let it sing.
No. 2 - Sims is a sandbox game (putting aside the mess that EA has been making of it in the last 5-6 years). It’s not a game that needs an inbuilt storyline or quests - the whole point of it is that you have toys in your sandbox and it’s your imagination that makes it wonderful. Because of that we have people being creative and making epic stories, and learning things and enjoying things simply because of the Sims. We have community drama for the people who like drama. We have building for the people who like building, we have so many things with the sims that it’s epic. Oh and BTW, we do have the ability to kill people with weapons if that’s where you want to go. Check out Simwardrobe.com site for the weapons of destruction. But we have way more things to do than just follow orders to achieve some sort of arbitrary goal. We can set our own arbitrary goals! :D
Summary for the people who don’t want to read:
Sims are awesome. People are not. Don’t stop yourself from doing something you love because of other people. You will regret it later. If people don’t love you for who you are, then they don’t love you.
Your parents? (Smiles. Kindly.) I’m a parent myself and I play this game! Simmers range from 10 - 60+. Sims 1, 2 and 3 have done very, very well in terms of sales. (Not sure about 4, but I’m sure it’s doing pretty well, too.) So you have an awful lot of company!
Everybody knows I play Sims & even people who don’t quite understand what it’s about (my family, about half of my friends) think it’s really neat all of the fun stuff I can do with the game! Non-Sims folks ask a lot more questions & show a lot more interest in the game than, for example, non-WoW folks did when I was a guild leader with top-tier gear. (Mind you, WoW is a “real game” that actual “real gamers” play according to douchey elitist gamers.) Don’t be ashamed, you are allowed to be a gamer with any game you choose & as long as you’re enjoying yourself—WHO CARES what other people think!
There are a million sleeping spots around the house for these cats, I don’t know why they insist on all laying on top of each other! Oh well, it makes for cute pics.
I received a present. Rainbow Dash beer glasses, yay!
Got 4 pairs of basic shoes for around $12/pair (because sale).
Mrs Pudding Doodles is kindly helping me break in my new white ballet flats & my new black gladiator sandals. Not pictured are the navy&white striped boat shoes & the black suede loafers.
ts2 people: not counting legacy style gameplay, how many families do yall balance at once?
i used to play by having 10+ families, most of which i could not really stand but had to keep them aged right, and keeping them all perfectly timed with each other…
What pucksummerdream said. I think short rotations are key to balancing multi-family gameplay. I’ve got 19 households in my hood rn and I play each for 3-4 days. I’m really enjoying watching the progress, having cousins the same ages, childhood friends growing up together, a decent playable dating pool, etc.
I’ve been playing 7-day rotations but I’m thinking about switching to 4-day rotations in the next round of the BACC (or when I start actually playing the Uberhood, I guess?) because I have a 4days=1year hack in.
My BACC has somewhere around 30 households between the main Nhood & the college. Having a large amount of households keeps things from getting old, because in every round there are going to be households I’m excited to play from where I left off, with households I’m not as excited about that further the environment in between. Being committed to playing them in order ensures that nobody gets left behind, everyone is the right age at the right time, Elders pass on so that life can continue, people have potential relationships (both platonic & romantic) of the same age they are, & generational weirdness is minimal.
This happened a long time ago, I don’t have screenshots but I do have a vivid memory of it.This is a true account and I am sharing this in case anyone had ever come across this before.
It was a family of four and the mum was expecting a third child, nothing out of the ordinary at first but as I progressed through the game I noticed strange things happening when my neighbours disappeared in my lot- They Faded away and never appeared in their own lots again.
I let that incident pass caus I had no intention of playing pre-made sims and dismissed it as a unique glitch until a similar thing occurred with the Mum the next day. I tried saving her by leaving game unsaved and returning to the lot several time, but that didn’t work so I gave up, her delivery was suppose to have been due on that day :( …
The Dad sim, having the family aspiration ,was obviously distressed after losing his wife and unborn baby and left to raise two kids on his own .
A couple of days went by, the Dad sim was still depressed So to cheer him up I took him and his kids on a day out in the park to spend some family time. When the family returned to their lot in the evening the Dad had a breakdown-That’s when I realised THE KIDS FUCKING DISAPPEARED FROM THE THUMBNAIL ! I desperately tried reloading the game many times but like their mum they kept fucking fading away.There was nothing else that could have been done at that point, I had spent hours wasting playing the sims and just gave up.
I left the poor Dad sim alone but what creeped me out was what I had discovered after leaving the lot and I SHIT YOU NOT THIS IS WHAT I READ IN THE DESCRIPTION:
” The sudden restlessness had taken the household into a different course. Will Lawrence ever bounce back after the disappearance of his wife and kids?”
I DID NOT WRITE THIS !!! THE GAME AUTOMATED A NEW BACKSTORY AFTER IT KILLED MY WIFE AND KIDS!!! I never had this happen to my game before and never came across one like it after I deleted the household.
WOW THAT TOTALLY DOESN’T SOUND LIKE A LIE AT ALL.
Their game is haunted. They need a priest to bless each of their TS2 install CDs. Let me know if the CDs start spewing pea soup when the holy water hits them, k?
Jean @ getmygameon.tumblr.com recently posted a lovely pic of her Starbucks drink. I blame her for my coffee cravings.
So. This bathroom.
I have 2 bathrooms in my house. This is the “office bathroom”… the one upstairs. We pretty much only use it while we’re working because almost everything we do while we’re not at work is done downstairs. Therefore it doesn’t get cleaned as often as it probably should.
The master bathroom downstairs is just a shower, not a full tub, but that’s the one we use for bathing most of the time.
Cue today, I wanted a proper bath. It’s been a long, tough week, I wanted to break out the colored bath beads & the bubbles & all of the pumpkin-flavored things & drink tea while I relaxed in the tub. BECAUSE I’M A GIRL, THAT’S WHY.
But the bathroom was absolutely stupid levels of gross (see the Before pics on the left) to the point where trying to take a bath in it would have been icky.
So I got out all of my cleaning supplies. I got the dirt-ring out of the tub, cleaned the sink off, moved the recycling out of the sink (I blame men for that one), moved the stack of books to the bookshelf downstairs (seriously, idk why he needs reading material in the bathroom), cleaned out the trash can, & cleaned a thick layer of dust off of the walls, cleaned the window & the mirror, mopped the floors, replaced the towels, & straightened the rugs. It took me about an hour.
& then I put on a pumpkin face mask had me my damn fall-themed bubble bath, which you can see in the last 2 pics. Complete with a Tardis-themed mug full of tea. SO WORTH IT.
35 Bard Boulevard in Veronaville.
I totally get that a lot of these look nothing like the originals but… they’re “inspired & in roughly the same place” not “made over”.
Even though I haven’t been showing pics of the bedrooms (which are mostly unfurnished currently) most of these houses have been 3bed/2bath.
Hey if anyone ever makes PSDs or PNGs of the TS2 plumbing objects’ dirty state overlay, that is something I would use the hell out of. So if it’s something you can do, & you do it, let me know okay?
46 Bard Boulevard in Veronaville.
I think I’m going to extend all of these out in the back with the Lot Adjuster. They just feel like they should have bigger backyards for some reason.
45 Bard Boulevard in Veronaville.
Actually did the inside because there wasn’t just acres of lawn to play with here.
Headcanon: Veronaville is an historic town, with most of the East Side buildings dating back to the Renaissance. Before the citizens of Veronaville became prosperous many of the renovations & restorations to the houses were done by Sim State’s Historical Society, who opted to put a functional modern twist on the traditional iron, wood, plaster, & stone of the time. So although only the outside of the house is controlled by the HOA, the insides of the houses are mostly kept in similar styles too… at least as far as the wall treatments, flooring, & fixtures go.