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Offline TommyT

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You know you've played too much Sims when..
« on: October 06, 2010, 11:16:11 PM »
Not sure if there's a topic like this yet, if there is I'll just merge them.

I've been hammering my dynasty lately and last night I had a dream that my targeted immortal had triplets and the firstborn of those three somehow got a job as the paperboy.  I woke up super worried because that Sim auto-aged to Child and I hadn't gotten a toddler portrait of him yet :p

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 11:25:25 PM »
Your wife and three girls come into the computer room and all say, "Can you please fix dinner now?" Can you imagine if that really happened to someone? Wow! Well, ummm...good topic Tom. I need to get to the kitchen now.  :D

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 12:06:38 AM »
I also had a sim-related dream after a hard days work playing the Sims 3!

I dreamed that I was sleep-talking to my partner (real-life partner, that is!) that I needed my baby. Turns out I had a sims baby, nicely wrapped up in a pink blanket.
But it turned out that the father wasn't my partner - it was Iqbal Alvi!
My partner was mad that I had a baby with Iqbal and so I offered to put it in the bin?

Weird dream.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 12:48:50 AM »
...when you can't think of something else to talk about with friends or family. (I just typoed "gamily", which says it all right there!)
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 09:27:06 AM »
You know you have played too much sims when you talk to someone and pretend there are thought bubbles above their head, or you tell yourself your hunger bar or social bar is in the red or you hum sim songs all day long.  Calgon, take me away!! LOL
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 11:49:02 AM »
When you haven't played for several days and you start to imagine that you can hear the sounds of tiny little fingernails on the underside of your keyboard as your Sims try to get out.

What can I say?  ;D When I was a kid I used to think my dolls were alive at night. I've always had a raging imagination.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 11:58:18 AM »
When talking to real people you assess what 'traits' they have.  You also think of what kind of moodlets they have too.  I constantly do that with people!  Every time I brush my teeth I think 'minty breath +5 mood'!
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 12:39:39 PM »
When talking to real people you assess what 'traits' they have.  You also think of what kind of moodlets they have too.  I constantly do that with people!


I do that too, hahaha.
I also think of interactions between people, like 'Ask about day' and 'Compliment home'.
I think I'm addicted.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 01:49:00 PM »
I categorically reject the idea that there is such a thing as "too much sims."  As for myself, I can quit any time I want to.  But I don't want to ...  ;D  Perhaps I'm in denial.
 
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 02:57:19 PM »
I couldn't fall asleep last night, and had the Sim China song my sim had been singing while fishing, stuck in my head. In her creaky, off-key voice.

Darn. Now it's back.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2010, 03:30:01 PM »
I once had a customer at my job whose last name was Ansari. I almost asked her if she was related to Ayesha. :D

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2010, 04:44:05 PM »
I once dreamed that I had gone into a games shop in Leeds (UK) to ask for help with my Sim3 game and they directed me to this weird geeky guy called 'Tom'.  They said he was also really good with Diablo 2.  Yep, I had just dreamed about Metro   :o.  Not sure if it was too much Sims or too much time on the forum  :D.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 05:23:11 PM »
I once dreamed that I had gone into a games shop in Leeds (UK) to ask for help with my Sim3 game and they directed me to this weird geeky guy called 'Tom'.  They said he was also really good with Diablo 2.  Yep, I had just dreamed about Metro   :o.

Classic.  :D  ;D And I've had the same dream!

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 06:47:39 PM »
When you start thinking things sims style, like me thinking about past relationship in the way how much relationship points/bar i used to have with my friends and were they friends, best friends or bff.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 07:36:28 PM »
Hah I love the stuff about traits and moodlets, I do that too.  I'm constantly thinking of what can keep me in the green - hmm an 'amazing meal' might offset my 'disgusted' :p

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010, 03:04:20 AM »
Does anyone else ever want to "fast-forward" their lives sometimes? I'm getting this a lot during exams. Oh no, three interrupted hours of essay-writing, kill me now...
Also I constantly want to testingcheatsenable myself. Energy meter? No worries!

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2010, 06:50:32 AM »
Does anyone else ever want to "fast-forward" their lives sometimes?

Yes, yes, yes!!
I often think about that when I can't sleep, when I know I'm going to be in a social interaction for a while, etc. Hahaha.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2010, 07:50:17 AM »
When I'm mentally making a list of all the things I need to do, I imagine a a mouse clicking all the objects in my house and lining up things in the top left corner. It helps me not forget anything!

Example, about to leave the house to go into town.

Click letter. Select pick up and put in bag.
Click sink. Select brush teeth.
Click bag. Select search for keys.
Click mirror. Select style hair for the day.
Click fridge. Select make lunch box.
Click bus stop. Select walk here.

Sigh. Too much sims. I do the moodlets thing too.

Also if I'm talking about something that could be linked to one of the thought bubbles in the Sims, I imagine that pop up sometimes. So if I'm talking about money or banking, I imagine the graph one pop up.

I also imagine wishes appear. E.g. half way through a shift at work I imagine the wish "go home, + 5000".




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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2010, 01:06:16 PM »
If I stay 2 to 3 weeks without playing The Sims, the songs from the radio (mostly Soul, Rockabilly and vanilla's Pop) start playing in my head constantly... It's like the game was calling me.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2010, 01:32:35 PM »
If I stay 2 to 3 weeks without playing The Sims, the songs from the radio (mostly Soul, Rockabilly and vanilla's Pop) start playing in my head constantly... It's like the game was calling me.





I know what you mean. If songs like that one "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum comes on the radio I think of the you tube video that was done about  the inventor in Ambitions.   Some songs sound strange to me when not done in Simlish.  :D

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2010, 02:18:45 PM »
I realized I was playing too much Sims when my toilet didn't want to flush, and I cursed at it in Simlish.

"Amoukee... amoukee!"

And then I realized what had happened and pondered if I needed to start attending meetings or start a steps program ;)

I've also had dreams where all I could speak was Simlish and nobody could understand me, so they had to infer what I was talking about by the little bubble pictures above my head.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2010, 02:55:33 PM »
...when you want a plumbob hat XD

Oh and I've had dreams where I'm playing the Sims and making some great stuff and then I wake up and am like "grargh D8"

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2010, 09:22:11 PM »
If I stay 2 to 3 weeks without playing The Sims, the songs from the radio (mostly Soul, Rockabilly and vanilla's Pop) start playing in my head constantly... It's like the game was calling me.

Yes!  :o My main Sim's favourite music is Electronica, so I'm forever getting those songs stuck in my head, and some of them are really eerie. It's a little freaky.

Quick Edit: And I just remembered I had a dream about Sims 3 last night. Something about tattoos. Uughn.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2010, 09:32:38 PM »
I was typing to my sister on yahoo last night. For some reason I couldn't spell right and I was laughing at myself, she said it's ok you have been playing sims too long and forgot how. Pretty bad when someone tells you that lol. I of course said, no my simmies can spell! She said that's them not you.  ::) I've even asked a friend if they knew a program I could go into! But I also agree with what Schipperke said. I can quit anytime I choose, but the problem is, I don't choose too. Hmm maybe I do have a problem! I saw a pic of someones arm once and thought immediately about Leto!  ;D I can honestly say I haven't dreamed of anyone on the forums! Yet  ;D.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2010, 11:05:49 PM »
When you are talking to your non sim friends about "my wife did..." or "my husband disappeared" and they just look at you :)

 

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