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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #400 on: March 21, 2013, 09:36:26 PM »
Rosa and Platnum, I feel your pain. I hope you girls can get it fixed soon.

My name is Esther, and I'm a sims addict. I was surfing Amazon back in 2009 and saw the sims 3. I read the information about it and figured Hey! This sounds fun, and if I don't like it, oh well. Well, that combined with this forum got me addicted. I now own all EP's and SP's except Diesel. I'm very attached to the game, and my sims. My sims are my release as well. When I have a bad day, I open the game and make them have bad days too haha. When I'm having a good day, I open the game and let them have a wonderful life. They are my babies, and I love them.

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #401 on: March 21, 2013, 10:06:09 PM »
Hey, it's Artsygirl again. I just wanted to add something to my earlier post.. I wasn't very comfortable saying this before. Ever since about 2010 I have had issues with depression. Another reason I have an addiction to sims is because of this. It's kind of a therapy for me.



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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #402 on: March 21, 2013, 10:27:35 PM »
Hello, everyone! My name is Superbad55 but you may call me Super and I am a Sims addict.

"Hi, Super"

I have been struggling with this addiction since I started the PC version of The Sims 3 in either late December or early January. I had the console version since... well a year ago!

"That is nice"

Thank you. I love the Sims 3. I really want SimCity but I don't think my computer will be able to run it. But I am fine with TS3.

"Ok that is really good. We are here to help you with your addiction. Next person please?"
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #403 on: March 21, 2013, 11:27:43 PM »
Hello, everyone! My name is Superbad55 but you may call me Super and I am a Sims addict.

"Hi, Super"

I have been struggling with this addiction since I started the PC version of The Sims 3 in either late December or early January. I had the console version since... well a year ago!

"That is nice"

Thank you. I love the Sims 3. I really want SimCity but I don't think my computer will be able to run it. But I am fine with TS3.

"Ok that is really good. We are here to help you with your addiction. Next person please?"

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #404 on: March 22, 2013, 04:28:04 AM »
Hi everyone, I'm dru_rav 13 and I'm a Sims Addict.

"SHEEMA SHEEMA WOO HOO !!! "

My cousins introduced me to The Sims 1 in 2002 and I was hooked since then. All I do was build houses and community lots, I even won a contest from another The Sims site (TSR), the prize 1 year paid subscription. I played with The Sims 1 until March 2006 with most of the expansions.

Got a new pc in April 2006 and I switched to The Sims 2 immediately and I was blown away. Building houses was so much better and Create A Sim was amazing. Got a new laptop in April 2009 so I can play all expansions. Open for Business was my favorite but I also got all expansions too. Played it until March 2012 then I stopped because my laptop died on me, all my saves where gone...

I saved up and managed to buy a better laptop in June 2012 and bought The Sims 3 right away. I've been missing a lot a The Sims 3 was way better than The Sims 2 when it comes to customizing everything (as in everything). Now all I talk about is The Sims 3 and as you can see I've been playing for almost 11 years now and I still cant get enough...

I'm dru_rav 13, I'm a Sims Addict and loving it  ;D ... (my wallet, not so much :-\)


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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #405 on: March 23, 2013, 05:59:43 PM »
Welcome, dru_rav. My wallet doesn't like it either. My husband is also not terribly thrilled about the money drain. But don't you know my Sims need new towns and sleep wear and outdoor lemonade?
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #406 on: March 23, 2013, 07:44:43 PM »
My wallet doesn't like it either.
Funny thing, my brother told me yesterday that the sims wasn't that much of a money drain. I looked at him and busted up laughing. I was like "Uh yeah. Every EP is $40 and SP's is $20, plus buying simpoints for new hair, clothes, worlds, venues. Yeah not much of a money drain at all."  ;D



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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #407 on: April 27, 2013, 08:34:11 AM »
Oh it's so great to be home! 8)

Hello to all. In case you don't know me I'm Platnum and I'm a Sim Addict. I think it's been at least two months since I have been here but it feels like forEVER. I was suffering from major Sim withdrawal with the loss of my laptop. It was a somber time around the RL Platnum household. It took all of my strength to not kick my 11yr old son out of his room and take over is Sims on his computer. Now that I'm back I had to come to group to just say hello and how happy I am to be among people again who understand. My friends could not understand why I felt so incomplete. 

But the birds are singing again because I have brought the laptop back to life with a new hard drive.  It took awhile to cough up the simoleans, and there were some hiccups along the way, but I couldn't get a new laptop so I worked through it. And now I can feel a little tech savvy, now having opened this laptop up to replace a fan (with the help of YouTube) and replaced a hard rive and recovered my laptop. There are still some software issues but nothing effecting my Sims. I am in the 'installation phase' and it is going quite well. Soon I'll be playing once again. But just to be able to get to the forum has already made me so happy!  :'(

Thanks for letting me share.

Funny thing, my brother told me yesterday that the sims wasn't that much of a money drain. I looked at him and busted up laughing. I was like "Uh yeah. Every EP is $40 and SP's is $20, plus buying simpoints for new hair, clothes, worlds, venues. Yeah not much of a money drain at all."  ;D

P.S. I miss the times when I could go to my parents for stuff. Unfortunately I was out of college and on my when I started playing The Original Sims. My wallet has been screaming in agony for over ten years!!

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #408 on: April 27, 2013, 10:21:00 AM »
Hello, my name is Wolf... and I have a problem ^^  Well, actually I don't think it's a problem, so that's fine hehehehe.   I got started with Sims with things like Sim Farm ages and ages ago.  I did not get into it heavily until college however when my roommates introduced me to Sims 2.  We would all have laptop parties where we'd all come out to the kitchen/common area and each have our laptops out at the table, playing Sims XD.  We tended to share EP's at that point until we were all on the last pack that came out, Apartment Life.

As soon as Sims 3 came out, I had a copy.  I played for a while, but did get a little bored with it, plus RL got nuts so I haven't been able to play until a few weeks ago again.  I found this site at that time and now it's an obsession.  I've always thought up little stories concerning my Sims, normally keeping track of it in the journal in-game.  But since reading others' stories, it's heavily inspired me to write my own.

 
Funny thing, my brother told me yesterday that the sims wasn't that much of a money drain. I looked at him and busted up laughing. I was like "Uh yeah. Every EP is $40 and SP's is $20, plus buying simpoints for new hair, clothes, worlds, venues. Yeah not much of a money drain at all."  ;D

THIS!  This is the only actual problem XD  I feel like I'm continually broke XD Or I look at the prices for items in the store and cringe.  But it's such a delightful money sink! hehehehe

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #409 on: May 08, 2013, 03:14:00 AM »
Well, I am AkonIsAwesome and it's a short story. My aunt gave my brother, sister, and I the Sims 3 for Christmas not long after it came out. For a while, I just made people (still one of my favorite things to do) and then I started playing with them.
Now I play whenever I can and own all the EPs and SPs (except Katy Perry Sweet Treats and Outdoor Living). I've only ever played really with one family though, and just save them and move them to a different town when it starts to get too slow.

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #410 on: May 15, 2013, 02:51:49 PM »
Hey everyone. I'm Platnum.

I am happy to share that my computer is finally fixed!! I am so excited that I can finally load my University life that I have had in the box since the pre-order arrived. Last night I was so stoked I couldn't even sit still to unwrap the plastic. I just kept squealing in excitement and staring at my computer while it installed my other EPs. I think I may have even shed a tear or two. (don't tell anyone)

Thanks to Microsoft. I was having issues with my operating system so they remotely worked on my computer for like 4days!! Like I would leave it up during the day and that tech guy would just log on. Why did it take so long? Because in RL my internet is some trash and so it took a full day just to download just the Service Pack. And there were amy other updates after that. It was insane. I was trying to survive by reading the forum threads (mostly the Bachelorette) and playing my mobile version.

So Monday I got a call saying that it was fixed and I think the gates of heaven smiled and shined down on me. I think I even heard a chorus humming the Sim's opening theme song. By the evening I was setting up my games for installation.

Hopefully I'll be right as rain by this weekend.  ;D *jumping up and kicking heels together*

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #411 on: May 18, 2013, 12:30:37 PM »
I really happy for you, Platnum! I hope that you can do Simming like that you longing for! Oh, it has been three days! I hope that everything will be alright for you ;)

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Hi, everyone. Eld is here.

Three words that I want to say: real world sucks.

I just want to say that.

After done dealing with family matters, so there come another...

Usually no one want to be with me, because I always talking about rubbish (Sims for non-Simmer) but now everyone just keep bugging me. I just can't turn down people in need, maybe I really a good person (and I feel guilty if I reject their request). Because of that my freedom taken away from me! I miss my Sims! I miss writing Sim stories! I miss reading Sim stories!

So, for today and tomorrow I will choose to say 'no'. I believe it has been 12 days since I update my story and I haven't had any chance to play my game after all. It's drive me insane! For a Simmer who can't play Sim... It's so sad :'(

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #412 on: May 19, 2013, 11:50:00 AM »
OH Eld-san say it ain't so! I did notice there has been some time since you posted. But I didn't know it was against your will.  :( When my computer was down I would get so little time so on the web so when you didn't update I was like 'bummer' but then I was like 'good I'm not missing anything.'

I think you are a very good person but don't be so hard on yourself. NO need to feel guilty. You miss your Sims. Embrace your addiction! Sometimes "NO" is the only thing between you and finding out if Sim So-n-So is going to get that promotion or if Somebody Sim is going to have a good enough date to get that First Kiss. Tell everyone you have the Good trait, but you also have the Neurotic and Insane trait and you don't know which one going to want to have center stage when you start getting Sim Withdrawal. Sometimes when I'm really getting crazy (that's usually when I phone is dead so I can't even play SimsFreeplay) I start talking about them like they are Real Life people. I be like [spoiler alert!] 'Man I wonder if Platnum is going to be ok with that baby'... And my friends be like, 'WHO?! WHAT BABY?!?!' They think I'm nuts when I finally tell them it's my game and then start to leave me alone advising me to get help. So I get a few days off from people buggin me.   ;)

I will be looking out for your updates Eld-San. Thanks for the well Simming wishes. I hope to have some updates to my stories soon as well.


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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #413 on: May 29, 2013, 05:07:55 AM »
I am so addicted to this wonderful expression of creativity we all love called The Sims. Consider the following proofs and judge for yourself

1) I am a Games Master for an online Star Trek text-based forum RPG. I'm currently running two missions (commonly called sims) there. (I love the idea of being able to use sims in sims so to speak.)
a) In one of the missions, there is a ship that's gone missing, all of the people on that ship are named after Riverview sims. The non-player characters (npcs) that the role players on that ship are dealing with are named after sims from Sunset Valley (Agnes Crumplebottom is a glorified secretary and her boss is Hank Goddard), while Mortimer Goth needs assistance from the ship's chief engineer to help him re-create his missing wife, Bella Goth as a hologram. Additionally, one of the characters there plays a doctor, and she's being literally dragged around on a shopping trip. On the way, she and her companion will come across a lady called Claire Ursine, who is giving birth just as they arrive.

b) On the other one, there are a group of Travellers on a ship that comes to the outpost. The ship is called the Vita, the second in command is Hunter Cotteneye, and the third in command is Malcolm Landgraab (wanted for questioning). Their leader is Naomi Nita (I think that's the name), and their are an adorable pair of twin kids who are named after a pair of kids in one of the worlds.

2) After finishing work, I thought I should check on whether or not my founder has supermaxed cooking. On checking, no, he was on 74 meals. So I thought I'd just go in and have him cook a meal. That was ummm about 2 hours ago and I STILL haven't cooked that last meal, but my singer did reach level 6 in her career, my backup sculpture has just done her 25th ice sculpture and my Gen 2er and his future wife are both toddlers now.

3) I work from home, and at every break I come in on this computer and err check on the status of the boards and progress my game a bit.

Yeah, I guess you could say I'm addicted, but I don't have a problem with that. :D

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #414 on: May 29, 2013, 09:06:55 AM »
My biggest problem are error 12 with my non-standard legacy game which so far means my gen 4 heir cannot find a spouse (she can't even change her clothes because the game bombs) and my internet isn't so hot so I can't come onto the forum as often as possible... Add the bronchitis I had the last 3 weeks and I was having SEVERE sims withdrawal!!! So when I got the chance to surf the forum last night I ended up going to bed after 3 am lol... Thanks to Rica for her stories which gave me a much needed sims kick!
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #415 on: November 07, 2013, 09:12:43 AM »
Hi, my name is Kristy. I live on the wet side of Washington state, and I'm a Sims addict. I started playing TS3 in the winter of 2010-2011 on PS3. I seemed harmless enough, a good way to get through a long, dark, wet winter. Winter became spring became summer, and I played on. Eventually I switched to the pc, and I've never looked back. When all else seems chaos, the Sims is chaos I can control.

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« Reply #416 on: November 07, 2013, 11:24:44 AM »
I'm sorry if we seem to be making light of true addiction. For most of us it's a happy obsession that doesn't interfere with real life in a significant way. I'm 62 and have dealt with mild to moderate OCD as long as I can remember, but with age have gotten much better. Are there AA type orgs for game addiction?

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« Reply #417 on: November 07, 2013, 11:55:07 AM »
I'm sorry if we seem to be making light of true addiction. For most of us it's a happy obsession that doesn't interfere with real life in a significant way. I'm 62 and have dealt with mild to moderate OCD as long as I can remember, but with age have gotten much better. Are there AA type orgs for game addiction?

This thread was never intended to address serious addiction issues.  That's not at all the focus of this forum, and we are not equipped to offer advice or support to people with addictions.  As you say, most of us posting here are talking about our "happy obsession" (love that term!).

Your question about self-help groups for game addiction got me wondering, and I did a search to see what I could find.  The search turned up a website called "Online Gamers Anonymous" that is based on the AA Principles and 12 Steps.  I had never heard of this group before and know nothing about it other than what I've just been reading on their website.  If it functions like other 12-step groups, as it appears to, it may be a good resource.
 
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #418 on: November 20, 2013, 08:25:23 PM »
I actually started playing Sims way back when there was only the first edition of the game! That was so long ago, I used to play with my older sister and I was so afraid of the fires that whenever the Sims cooked, I would run out of the room until my sister said I could come back in. Well, maybe I just didn't like the sound when a fire started. I still hate sudden loud noises. Also, whenever we bought something electric, I would ask my sister, "does it make a fire? Does it make a fire?" xD
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #419 on: November 27, 2013, 10:53:02 AM »
I'm not an addict, but my mother says Sims do no good to me and that I learn violent and aggressive ways there. Well, I think she should be worried if i would play GTA V, but she really thinks that Sims is somekind of a "bad" game.

Anyways, it's quite true Simsvip once said that watcher/player is a poltergeist who moves things around without physical presence and is the only person (?) who should go near pools or vending machines. So maybe my mom thinks I kill my sims because it's fun. My sister drowns them with purpose, but i dont do so!

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #420 on: December 01, 2013, 06:03:03 PM »
I am addicted to SIMS. I would really like to create my own town, or at least add roads and level lots to existing towns, but CAW doesn't work well for me.

I do find myself spending a lot of time building houses and occasionally community lots. I added a beach in Riverview at the point of the island.  I had to give up on playing Riverview though, because I couldn't get a consignment shop to work there. I'm hoping to get Hidden Springs tomorrow. I tried today, but Origin glitched me out and their techie said I had to wait 12 hours.

I wish we could earn sim points based on number of downloads of stuff we share, or rating help posts.

Ok. Enough about me. Time to build a house for my Foster Family. I'm going to see how many kids I can adopt and raise.

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #421 on: December 03, 2013, 01:54:58 PM »
I am Rikki8528, but call me Rikki.

My best friend in real life, Elena1083, got Sims 3 for her birthday last April. Interested, I got it for Christmas that year and I loved it.

I currently own Sims 3 vanilla, Sims 3 Ambitions, Sims 3 Showtime and Sims 3 Island Paradise.

IP is really glitchy due to being on digital, and it's making me sad that my favourite families always crash.  :'( But it's not enough to stop me playing, although the CrumpleFours are on hold because, well, I love them too much for them to die in an error 12 as they so nearly did before I put them on hold.  :'( I cried for three days straight, and owe eternal thanks to hazelnut for giving me a solution.

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #422 on: December 10, 2013, 05:31:38 AM »
Hi I'm Elisha.
I got addicted when my older siblings or simlings got the game and I just got addicted and took it of them.
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #423 on: October 19, 2014, 01:49:08 AM »
Hi, I'm Lisa46 and I'm a sims addict.

It started when my cousin started playing the game. Sims addiction is a family thing for me - I have three cousins and an aunt who have played for a long time. Anyway, I asked for the game for Christmas about four years ago. I actually didn't really love it at first. After about a year, I got more and more into it. Then my cousin came over and showed me her favorite sims website, and... that's how I got here.

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« Reply #424 on: January 19, 2015, 10:01:05 PM »
Hi, I'm MoirailZoned, or Adrian, and I'm a Sims addict.

I get times where I'll play the game nonstop for about two weeks, then leave it for a few days before I pick it up again and start at it all over again!
I'm a hobbyist writer and I roleplay a lot, so I love to make my characters as Sims. I can't draw, so it's one way for me to really see them. I also just love to play around with the traits and try to get them the closest I can to their actual personalities, then throw them all in a house and see how their interactions compare to the actual interactions between the characters. It's kind of fun to see how their personalities interact with one another on a "clean slate" sort of thing (since they obv. don't have the same backstories as the actual characters).

I do still like grabbing myself a randomised Sim and starting a story on a whim! Especially if they've got some good (or terrible!) romancing traits.  ;)
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