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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1325 on: January 21, 2014, 06:51:38 PM »
When you tell your cats to stop reacting neutrally/negatively to things around the house...

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1326 on: January 21, 2014, 06:59:50 PM »
When your 18mo gets up to your desk, uses the mouse to start a Sims program (it was CAP but I gotta give her credit for getting a plumbob icon), and says 'dere go Mummy' and pats your desk chair.



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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1327 on: January 21, 2014, 07:17:23 PM »
When your 18mo gets up to your desk, uses the mouse to start a Sims program (it was CAP but I gotta give her credit for getting a plumbob icon), and says 'dere go Mummy' and pats your desk chair.
I think that's more of a signal that you're doing a fine job of raising an intellectual, caring, and well-mannered child  :=)

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1328 on: January 21, 2014, 07:33:35 PM »
I think that's more of a signal that you're doing a fine job of raising an intellectual, caring, and well-mannered child  :=)

Not to mention a child with an impeccable taste for gaming.  :P

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1329 on: January 22, 2014, 07:32:38 AM »
When my sister visits our home carrying her toddler daughter and I called my niece 'Susu Nooboo'. My sister was amazed and asked which language was that. I told her it is a different country language.
And when I say 'Susul' instead of Goodmorning and 'Dekdek' instead of Goodbye to my friends. :)
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1330 on: January 27, 2014, 01:20:25 AM »
It is really interesting to see how after sharing my story about my son and reading responses to that as well as Annika's posting that the Sims is starting to go across generational lines. Truly a cultural icon... lol.   Seriously, I do love the sims. Also, even though not necessarily in response to this same thing have to say how greatly appreciated Carl and other people in this forum are. I had honestly nearly stopped playing Sims after nearly 15 years until I found Metro's challenges. Anyone that has not tried the challenges on this forum need to. Metro and others just do a fantastic job of keeping the sims interesting even after you feel like you've "done it all". They are sure to find ways to challenge and grow your play.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1331 on: February 07, 2014, 07:10:23 PM »
When you get a new phone and the very first app you download is Sims Freeplay. :P



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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1332 on: February 08, 2014, 03:07:52 PM »
This topic is SO much fun to read :D Glad to know I'm not alone...
Granted, the game can be very addictive at times, and some parts can be very intrusive to your everyday routine, such as walking through town and stopping before every other house to take a photo because you want to have a go at building it in-game. Still, this has helped me to move away from simple box-style design.
A bit more annoying, but still funny, is when I talk to someone and see the little blue plus-signs floating, or catch myself checking out the other person's facial features and pondering their traits. I tend to lose track of the actual conversation, too. :-[
Twice so far, I've prepared for my day job (teaching) by "Practicing speech" in front of a mirror... in Simlish ::) probably looks silly, but helped me focus a great deal.
So yeah... combined with a new sense of appreciation of my surroundings, this game has sneakily taught me to become more organised, and freed my cluttered mind ;) I'd only say you've played too much Sims when it's dark outside suddenly and you have no idea how it happened :P
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1333 on: February 08, 2014, 05:27:50 PM »
When you decide on Saturday morning 'I really need to do the mowing today' before going to play the sims and then you discover it is 8pm or so at night, and you haven't done the mowing, but think 'oh well, tomorrow's Sunday, I'll do the mowing then!' :)

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1334 on: February 08, 2014, 08:41:58 PM »
When you decide on Saturday morning 'I really need to do the mowing today' before going to play the sims and then you discover it is 8pm or so at night, and you haven't done the mowing, but think 'oh well, tomorrow's Sunday, I'll do the mowing then!' :)

lol  and it's not raining yet so hop to it.   ;D
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1335 on: February 09, 2014, 05:46:35 AM »
When you decide on Saturday morning 'I really need to do the mowing today' before going to play the sims and then you discover it is 8pm or so at night, and you haven't done the mowing, but think 'oh well, tomorrow's Sunday, I'll do the mowing then!' :)

lol  and it's not raining yet so hop to it.   ;D

I got the mowing done, I was in such a good mood, I decided to do a bit of my neighbour's lawn as well, the neighbours on the upside of me generally does the mowing down to my driveway, so it is only fair that I pay the favour on.

Another one, you almost burn your dinner because you are forever running to check your sims, or this site.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1336 on: February 09, 2014, 05:48:07 AM »
Another one, you almost burn your dinner because you are forever running to check your sims, or this site.

I've done that lots of times.  I thought I was the only one crazy enough to do that.  ::)
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1337 on: February 17, 2014, 12:19:18 PM »
The reverse is that I just spent a computerless week in Mexico, and here I am checking this site. Not enough Sims?

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1338 on: February 18, 2014, 06:11:20 AM »
I regularly burn dinner/breakfast/lunch because I am at the computer...  :-[

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1339 on: February 23, 2014, 08:55:59 AM »
I was just at the grocery store when a mom came in with this super cute baby, I had to stop myself from rushing up and squeeing "OMG your nooboo is SO CUTE!"

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1340 on: February 24, 2014, 01:38:48 PM »
When you can link any topic of conversation to something that's happened in your sim game. Or when you imagine what would happen if sims 3 crashed when you hadn't saved for 2 hours! You could say I like sims 3!
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1341 on: February 25, 2014, 02:14:35 AM »
When you're at the beach and find a seashell, and in your head you play the little jingle when a sim finds something snorkelling. You know the one I mean ;)

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1342 on: February 27, 2014, 11:02:30 PM »
You realize that DV has its own unique 'generic' face.

You realize that your specific ID genetics flow as follows: kid looks significantly like one parent, has one grandparent's eyes and another's hair color. And it's not just the Immortal family; it's all the kids born in your household.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1343 on: March 03, 2014, 02:02:24 PM »
I played for a few hours…? And got 2 Error 12s but I had saved both times 5mins earlier. But I had gone through 3 generations from 2 to 5. :(

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1344 on: March 04, 2014, 12:06:28 PM »
When the first thing you notice while watching a T.V. show is that they're using the build/buy music as background music.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1345 on: March 08, 2014, 08:10:54 AM »
lol Danielle, I noticed that last year (or the year before) on The Apprentice they were using the Sims 3 build/buy mode music.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1346 on: March 19, 2014, 01:41:24 PM »
Yes! I know what you mean! I saw an advert for a TV show using sims 3 music! I was just like "Is that legal?"
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1347 on: March 24, 2014, 11:21:07 AM »
I was at a restaurant and recognized a song on the radio (which I don't listen to) and realized I knew it from the Sims 3.  Unfortunately, I didn't recognize "the words".  I had to laugh to myself.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1348 on: March 27, 2014, 12:34:03 AM »
Something similar happened to me today. My hubby met me for lunch near my office and as we were sitting in the cafe I heard a very familiar song being played. It was one of the songs from the "Geek Rock" station on Sims 3 and one of my faves in the game! Oddly, I think I liked the simlish version better. :P

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You know you play Sims too much when….
« Reply #1349 on: March 30, 2014, 04:52:18 PM »
(Is this the right board for this? Sorry, I'm new.)
When you're hungry, you imagine the hungry moodlet over your head.
You imagine giving people you know makeovers in Create-A-Sim.

How do you know you play Sims too much? :)

 

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