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2014-07-31 09:56:46 AM  
I prefer to spend the end of my day banging a random super model.  Preferences aside, the reality is closer to subby's headline.
 
2014-07-31 09:59:00 AM  
I got a business idea, we make a game called "Shims" but we makes the packaging look like the "Sims" packaging but the whole game is just putting shims under different wobbly furniture so it won't cost hardly anything to develop.
 
2014-07-31 10:00:25 AM  
What The Sims needs isn't more emotion. What it needs is a way to dismember your Sims. Like get an arm caught in a machine of some sort. Or maybe a way to drag him behind a car, until nothing is left but a bleeding torso. Making a Sim that looks like your boss and burning his house down with him in it is only fun a couple of times. There needs to be some more variety.
 
2014-07-31 10:26:16 AM  
Ha!  Shows what you know.  I curl up in the fetal position beside the bed and rock back and forth.
 
2014-07-31 10:32:37 AM  
Thank god a relevant thread came up. I've been trapped in the kitchen for 3 days now. My fiance put a chair at the entrance and I just can't seem to get by it no matter how many times I yell and throw my arms about. I mean it's great that I have such close access to food, but there's no bathroom and I've soiled myself like 6 times already. And the tile floor is a biatch to sleep on.
 
2014-07-31 12:42:22 PM  
Any word on being king of the internet trolls in your basement feature yet?
 
2014-07-31 12:43:51 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Thank god a relevant thread came up. I've been trapped in the kitchen for 3 days now. My fiance put a chair at the entrance and I just can't seem to get by it no matter how many times I yell and throw my arms about. I mean it's great that I have such close access to food, but there's no bathroom and I've soiled myself like 6 times already. And the tile floor is a biatch to sleep on.


At least you have a floor!  As soon as I got in the pool, the ladder disappeared and I don't know how much longer I can tread water.
 
2014-07-31 01:04:43 PM  
Can my sims come home and play computer games until they go to sleep?
 
2014-07-31 01:10:59 PM  
I do that in the shower. The running water helps wash away my tears.
 
2014-07-31 01:22:46 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Can my sims come home and play computer games until they go to sleep?


Actually, they can.
 
2014-07-31 01:23:54 PM  
Jokes on you subby, my studio apartment only has a shower!
 
2014-07-31 01:24:11 PM  
Never played Sims. Is this game any good?
 
2014-07-31 01:24:20 PM  

gunga galunga: Lando Lincoln: Can my sims come home and play computer games until they go to sleep?

Actually, they can.


You can even die of starvation from it
 
2014-07-31 01:24:26 PM  
The tears are lubricating.
 
2014-07-31 01:24:50 PM  
I am pretty sure the Sims and how people play it was the inspiration for the SAW franchise of movies.
 
2014-07-31 01:25:40 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: What The Sims needs isn't more emotion. What it needs is a way to dismember your Sims. Like get an arm caught in a machine of some sort. Or maybe a way to drag him behind a car, until nothing is left but a bleeding torso. Making a Sim that looks like your boss and burning his house down with him in it is only fun a couple of times. There needs to be some more variety.


All the way back in the original I was already burning them to death, starving them to death, drowning them and electrocuting them. You need more imagination.
 
2014-07-31 01:28:02 PM  

AeAe: Never played Sims. Is this game any good?


it's like having a fully featured barbie playhouse
 
2014-07-31 01:28:25 PM  
Seriously, I only played the Sims as one big torture device. I want more ways to cause pain, chaos, and death.
 
2014-07-31 01:28:40 PM  
Shows what you know subby.  I go to my shame hole under the stairs and flail myself like Reverend Dimmesdale.
 
2014-07-31 01:30:53 PM  

AeAe: Never played Sims. Is this game any good?


depends on what your definition of "game" is.  If you like to build houses or play with paper dolls, it's pretty great.

If you like to torture people, it can be fun for awhile.  It's a sandbox.  If you can have fun building houses and running imitation people's lives, you'll have a great time with it.  There isn't much "point" to the PC version, altho some of the expansions give you varied goals.  It's a time killer, not something you beat.
 
2014-07-31 01:32:25 PM  
The height of the fun for me was item customization. Seems EA are trying to pha$e that out for $ome rea$on.

/somebody had to say it
 
2014-07-31 01:34:02 PM  

frepnog: AeAe: Never played Sims. Is this game any good?

depends on what your definition of "game" is.  If you like to build houses or play with paper dolls, it's pretty great.

If you like to torture people, it can be fun for awhile.  It's a sandbox.  If you can have fun building houses and running imitation people's lives, you'll have a great time with it.  There isn't much "point" to the PC version, altho some of the expansions give you varied goals.  It's a time killer, not something you beat.


Basically it's a modern day Skyrim without the swords
 
2014-07-31 01:34:29 PM  
Wetsa!  Prill fava, din joopa daim tayzo.  Soo soo!
 
2014-07-31 01:34:48 PM  

frepnog: AeAe: Never played Sims. Is this game any good?

depends on what your definition of "game" is.  If you like to build houses or play with paper dolls, it's pretty great.

If you like to torture people, it can be fun for awhile.  It's a sandbox.  If you can have fun building houses and running imitation people's lives, you'll have a great time with it.  There isn't much "point" to the PC version, altho some of the expansions give you varied goals.  It's a time killer, not something you beat.


So.. it's not for me.

Although I do like to torture people. I guess I'll just stick to killing homeless people under the bridge.
 
2014-07-31 01:36:17 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: frepnog: AeAe: Never played Sims. Is this game any good?

depends on what your definition of "game" is.  If you like to build houses or play with paper dolls, it's pretty great.

If you like to torture people, it can be fun for awhile.  It's a sandbox.  If you can have fun building houses and running imitation people's lives, you'll have a great time with it.  There isn't much "point" to the PC version, altho some of the expansions give you varied goals.  It's a time killer, not something you beat.

Basically it's a modern day Skyrim without the swords


Dovahkin expansion in 3... 2... 1...
 
2014-07-31 01:40:55 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: frepnog: AeAe: Never played Sims. Is this game any good?

depends on what your definition of "game" is.  If you like to build houses or play with paper dolls, it's pretty great.

If you like to torture people, it can be fun for awhile.  It's a sandbox.  If you can have fun building houses and running imitation people's lives, you'll have a great time with it.  There isn't much "point" to the PC version, altho some of the expansions give you varied goals.  It's a time killer, not something you beat.

Basically it's a modern day Skyrim without the swords


True, and Maxis and Wright were a pioneer of the simulation genre. IIRC, SimAnt was one of the few Maxis Sim games which had actual objectives you could fulfill to "win," but you could still spend hours doing jackall just watching pixel ants do their thing.

Fascinated by those games as a kid.
 
2014-07-31 01:42:59 PM  

Delta1212: rumpelstiltskin: What The Sims needs isn't more emotion. What it needs is a way to dismember your Sims. Like get an arm caught in a machine of some sort. Or maybe a way to drag him behind a car, until nothing is left but a bleeding torso. Making a Sim that looks like your boss and burning his house down with him in it is only fun a couple of times. There needs to be some more variety.

All the way back in the original I was already burning them to death, starving them to death, drowning them and electrocuting them. You need more imagination.


I used to put 8 of them in an enclosed room with no door and nothing but fireworks.  Then I would try to guess which one would be the genius to set off the fireworks setting the whole place on fire.  After the fire was over, I'd have a lot with a cemetary and ghosts!  I eventually had my favorite survivor turned into a vampire ghost hunter who would feed on the neighbors and bang the butler.

... I'm not sure I want more realism in this game.
 
2014-07-31 01:48:13 PM  
i think I'm the only gamer ever who wanted (and tried) to keep my Sims happy and healthy.
 
2014-07-31 01:49:16 PM  
(that said, i usually restart my FTL: Faster Than Light games by hitting the "open all airlocks" button instead of the Hangar button.)
 
2014-07-31 01:52:37 PM  

toraque: scottydoesntknow: Thank god a relevant thread came up. I've been trapped in the kitchen for 3 days now. My fiance put a chair at the entrance and I just can't seem to get by it no matter how many times I yell and throw my arms about. I mean it's great that I have such close access to food, but there's no bathroom and I've soiled myself like 6 times already. And the tile floor is a biatch to sleep on.

At least you have a floor!  As soon as I got in the pool, the ladder disappeared and I don't know how much longer I can tread water.


Ahhh...good times.  I remember when I got divorced...the Sims provided hours of therapeutic enjoyment as I would create Sims of my Ex-husband and the woman he was having an affair with...letting them die in closed off rooms...swim themselves to death...get Guinea Pig disease...catch fire after playing with fireworks in the bathroom.  Then, when I'd get the little tombstone (s), I created a graveyard, then would take the gate door off the graveyard, leaving them to piss on their own graves before they died.

Good times...good times.
 
2014-07-31 01:53:13 PM  
I play a game called "Outside", it's pretty cool you can smell fresh air and meet real people.
 
2014-07-31 01:54:51 PM  
Direct inspiration for The Sims whenever I play:

pics.mobygames.com

/Best SF game ever? Damn close.
 
2014-07-31 01:56:08 PM  
Joke's on you, subby. The only time I sit in a bath at the end of the day is when I've taken a handful of sleeping pills washed down with vodka before slitting my ankles.
 
2014-07-31 01:56:19 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: The height of the fun for me was item customization. Seems EA are trying to pha$e that out for $ome rea$on.

/somebody had to say it


This, and I'm wondering why you're the only person in the thread to mention it.  Was this submitted by an EA shill?
 
2014-07-31 01:57:32 PM  
I bought nearly the whole raft of SIMS3 crap, and after a whole bunch of hours, I came to that moment of enlightenment that I was going to work, coming home, and spending all my free time on a computer, making a little imaginary man go to work.

It was like realizing, when your head is stuck in a toilet in a dive bar, that you really need to contemplate your life choices.

I haven't touched the stuff in about two months. Now, things are Much better. Amazing what you can get up to in real life, if you really try a little...
 
2014-07-31 02:00:34 PM  

perigee: making a little imaginary man go to work.


simoleans cheat.  the game is just no fun when you have to bother with a "job".
 
2014-07-31 02:05:40 PM  
Most realistic ever? Just like the newest SimCity!
 
2014-07-31 02:06:56 PM  
Sims is novel for a while.  It's fun to make them do silly things, abuse them here and there, create Sims that are total pricks, etc.  But eventually the constant need to pee and eat just wears on me.
 
2014-07-31 02:08:53 PM  
They also cut the toddler development stage, and pools, because they supposedly couldn't get them done in time for launch. Naturally they'll both end up in the game later as part of expansions.

If you want to play with all the stuff they've come up with without having to wait two years for all the expacs and pay thirty bucks for each one, you can get the Sims 2 Complete Collection on Origin for free with the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS. The whole weird-passage-of-time-when-out-of-the-house thing is still an issue, but it's at least got pets and gardens and shiat.
 
2014-07-31 02:10:19 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: What The Sims needs isn't more emotion. What it needs is a way to dismember your Sims. Like get an arm caught in a machine of some sort. Or maybe a way to drag him behind a car, until nothing is left but a bleeding torso. Making a Sim that looks like your boss and burning his house down with him in it is only fun a couple of times. There needs to be some more variety.


Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about our lord Armok?
 
2014-07-31 02:12:41 PM  
I used to play the original and all the expansions. I used the money cheat, the no sleep cheat, and happiness cheat. I threw it on full autonomous and just let the Sims do whatever for two weeks. I was hoping for them to go all Mad Max or something, but very little changed over that time.
 
2014-07-31 02:16:06 PM  
My 10 year old daughter love these games. It used to Sri em other-in-law crazy that my daughter showed basically zero interest in Barbies or anything like that because she just wanted to play Sims all the time. Rally though, if you watch her play, she just treats like that Sims the same way most little girls play with dolls.
 
2014-07-31 02:17:13 PM  

frepnog: perigee: making a little imaginary man go to work.

simoleans cheat.  the game is just no fun when you have to bother with a "job".


Tried it - made the guy a multi-millionaire, had a house the size of a Hilton... but eventually, you have to do Something, so you spend hours having him practice playing Guitar. Then Piano. Then Drums...

Still, really just work. Otherwise, there's nothing better to do than chat up and breed with whoever you decide to target.

And that's when I thought, "Hey - you know what? Screw His action..." And life got better for me.
 
2014-07-31 02:19:54 PM  
I've never really played any of the Sims stuff but Seanbaby's article Exploring the Mysteries of the Mind with The Sims 3 had me in tears the first time I read it.
 
2014-07-31 02:20:54 PM  

skyotter: i think I'm the only gamer ever who wanted (and tried) to keep my Sims happy and healthy.


I get my sims laid as often as possible with as many as possible.  It's not hard, female sims are sluts
 
2014-07-31 02:24:29 PM  
Fights would break out between my sisters and I when someone would "steal" another persons Sims by moving them into your house. This was especially tough because sometimes the little bastards would just do it on their own.

That was the original. I don't think I ever even played Sims 2.
 
2014-07-31 02:25:24 PM  

meteorite: My 10 year old daughter love these games. It used to Sri em other-in-law crazy that my daughter showed basically zero interest in Barbies or anything like that because she just wanted to play Sims all the time. Rally though, if you watch her play, she just treats like that Sims the same way most little girls play with dolls.


Realistically, it's a pretty good game for kids to be playing. It introduces concepts like time management, paying bills, maintaining relationships with others, and having to make do with less or lower-quality things when you don't have enough money.

Unless the kids are just loading up on cheat codes, in which case, hell, at least they're probably exercising problem-solving skills by figuring out how to most effectively torture the pixelated little shiats.
 
2014-07-31 02:30:04 PM  

toraque: At least you have a floor!  As soon as I got in the pool, the ladder disappeared and I don't know how much longer I can tread water.


Yeah, well, The Sims 4 isn't even going to have pools at launch. They're considering them for DLC though.
 
2014-07-31 02:30:17 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-31 02:34:35 PM  
I wonder how EA will fark this one up
 
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