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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #50 on: November 06, 2010, 11:39:09 PM »
5 DAYS STRAIGHT! I can't leave my game going for an hour without it crashing! :P
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2010, 11:44:22 PM »
Hello I am Gerrr00 and I am a Sims addict.  I played Sims 1 for years and still continued to play it until I decided to try out Sims 3.  I now once again, like many others, neglect/ put off daily chores to play.  My husband is deployed right now so I am taking a "year" off from housework and am loving it.  Though soon I will have to play housewife again and may need to find a RL support group to make the transition.  ;D
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2010, 05:15:49 AM »
Hello, I'm Laura/Ausette and I'm a longtime Sims Addict, way back to the original game ;D. I think I started playing aged around nine or ten and I've been hooked ever since, although I've had to cut down on my playing time recently because of school exams (not to mention the discovery of our still-functional Nintendo 64 that's been stashed away and forgotten for four years). I still remember getting The Sims 2 and flat-out marvelling at how much the game had improved, what with the new tools in CAS, the 3D camera angles, the fear and want systems and all of the new and returning townies, although I was mildly horrified to discover that Bella and Michael were brother and sister (Ooops!). Another highlight: Creating a Sim in Strangetown named Cherish Curious long before The Sims 3 came out and getting the shock of my life when I heard about a Sim with that exact name in Twinbrook. Seriously, how common a name is Cherish?

Anyway, I better get off the Sims and leave it at that. I've, uh, sort of got a Maths exam next morning... ::)

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« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2010, 07:39:38 AM »
You needed a tech to install the game? And you're on a Mac?

It was for safety really. I first installed my game my self, and I messed up. I took it to the tech, Su-Chart, with my dad, and Su-chart helped me out. He also installed WA for me. He asked me to come back to him if I had any other expansions. He explained to me why it hadn't worked before, and that was because I wasn't upgraded to the right system and I had a few cookies blocking my way. Since then he's also installed Ambitions for me, but I installed High-End-Loft-Stuff for myself. I don't live in Bangkok anymore, but I can easily manage to install LN when I get it. So again, safety! And also maybe the fact that there is always a bowl of candy in the corner (even though I prefer chocolate myself  ::) )
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Suchart starts installation on my computer. I glance around. Dad looking at photography applications, nobody looking. Sneaks over, hmm...what to chose? Ah! Toffee Coffees! Woah! GLOP! MHHH...YUM!  :o

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2010, 09:45:21 AM »
Morning all. My daughter demanded to come before my Simming today. She's 10mos so I suppose she needs to eat. When that kid going to learn to cook for herself?  :D

5 DAYS STRAIGHT! I can't leave my game going for an hour without it crashing! :P

Yes. I never close it unless I hear about an update. And to install an EP of course. I bought LN on Halloween and I think I tuned it off two days later to clean out my saved files. And then last night. I think my record timespan was two weeks. This is the first time its crashed on me so I guess I shouldn't complain, but Pam, you are so right. I think it even recommends that in the case manual. But I'm a rebel. 8) I live on the edge.

I bought a new laptop back in February in honor of finally being able to get my copy of the TS3. And I knew that I couldn't put it on my desktop with TS2. I don't have anything else installed on the computer but whatever was pre-installed on it, some music, pictures, oh and quicken for my accounting business. And I still have plenty of room for more. But as EP/SP's get added its obvious it will take up space. I think me and my laptop need to come to an understanding.

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2010, 11:40:09 AM »
Schipperke, I had a nap earlier and dreamed about being a character in your legacy. I won't go into details, but after I saw your portolio with your planns for "me" I had to wake up!?!?!?
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« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2010, 11:57:26 AM »
Schipperke, I had a nap earlier and dreamed about being a character in your legacy. I won't go into details, but after I saw your portolio with your planns for "me" I had to wake up!?!?!?
I'm definitely Sim Addict.

How funny!  Now you've got me very curious - if you feel like sending me the details in a PM, I'd love to read it.  If you'd rather not, that's just fine.  Hmmm ... wheels are turning ... perhaps the dynasty needs a new character to spice it up.  Off I go to think about this.
 
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2010, 01:10:53 PM »
Hi, my name is Lizzy and I'm an Addict.
I guess my addiction really started back in the days of Sim City when we had to play it in my 8th grade Technology class (back in 1998).  It was great.  Then when Sim City 3000 came out the next year, I couldn't resist getting it for myself!  I'll never forget thinking how great it would be if I could play the people in my city... then VOILA! The Sims! ;D No sooner did I get bored with that game due to certain limitations (there's a point when I would have to call like 5 people a day just to remain friends with them so I could continue to climb up the career ladder) then POOF! The Sims 2!  I remember getting it on the release date only to find I had to buy a new computer just to play it!  Took me almost a year to save enough $ (I was a lowly college student at this point).  Can you imagine having the game for a year before being able to play it? :o  I remember almost being in tears when they released University EP and there I was still not able to play the base game. :'(
Nevertheless, I strategically planned my next computer purchase to coincide with the release of Sims 3 so the specs matched perfectly. ;)
I too switch out my laundry while my game is on pause (or will leave it playing on normal speed while they are sleeping to motivate me to hurry up and get back!).  Unfortunately, since my time with the Sims never seems to be enough (darn you work, dirty house, and social life!) I tend to play at night until I pass out.  Its always interesting to see where Free Will has taken them while I was "away". Haha.
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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2010, 03:39:20 PM »
Hm, you remind me that I have a barely-used netbook which I could use to look up guides while playing. Be gone, ALT+TAB!
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« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2010, 03:49:06 PM »
My name is Sarah and I'm a Sims Addict. I've been Addicted to Sims since Christmas 2009. I recieved all The Sims 2 & 3 Games + Expansion Packs. But I also recieved a 17'' Alienware Laptop.
Works beautifully with Sims 2 & 3. Started a legacy and can't wait to post more!

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« Reply #60 on: November 17, 2010, 04:13:20 PM »
Hm, you remind me that I have a barely-used netbook which I could use to look up guides while playing. Be gone, ALT+TAB!

Lol!  Nice to know those Netbooks are good for something!  :D


I recieved all The Sims 2 & 3 Games + Expansion Packs. But I also recieved a 17'' Alienware Laptop.

Wow! You got all those games at once! Awesomeness...  Plus an Alienware Laptop?!?! (drools all over self)  Best Christmas I've ever heard of! Congrats!
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« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2010, 04:30:19 PM »


Wow! You got all those games at once! Awesomeness...  Plus an Alienware Laptop?!?! (drools all over self)  Best Christmas I've ever heard of! Congrats!
[/quote] Thanks. My great-grandma passed away and we recieved a pretty large inheritance from her. She was pretty rich. Lived in a tiny house and worked as a Doctor so she had money and left it to us. I don't know why but...

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« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2010, 08:47:04 PM »
Snuzisuzi reporting for duty!  My addiction started just prior to the release of TS2 back in ... wait, what?!  2004?!  Wow.  I feel old.

Weirdly enough, it was not until I was roped into playing Space Colony (a game which describes itself as "The Sims in space") that I had even heard of the game but it wasn't difficult to talk my parents into buying it for me.  I remember it being released just two days before my Dad's birthday and how I'd suspiciously slipped into town under the guise that I was just going for a walk.  Knowing this to be out of character, he followed me and I don't think I left my room for a month after he agreed to buy it.  ;D

Needless to say, little else occupied much of my adolescence and even today it's not unusual for me to become wholly engrossed in the finesse of my Sims' lives.  I was even genuinely offended when a friend of mine created the two of us only to leave me studying and refused to feed me.  Unfortunately, I struggle with a few obsessive compulsions which interrupt gameplay so I never get very far and my addiction has fallen by the wayside.  Now that I have become part of another Sims community, I hope that'll change!

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« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2010, 09:03:15 PM »

Wow! You got all those games at once! Awesomeness...  Plus an Alienware Laptop?!?! (drools all over self)  Best Christmas I've ever heard of! Congrats!
 Thanks. My great-grandma passed away and we recieved a pretty large inheritance from her. She was pretty rich. Lived in a tiny house and worked as a Doctor so she had money and left it to us. I don't know why but...

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Re: Sims Anonymous
« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2010, 03:40:04 AM »
Hi, everybody.  (shuffles feet and looks down while twisting a tissue into shreds), *gulp* my name is Joria and I'm an addict.  It all started with a mild interest when my little granddaughter played some sort of Sims game on a game console.  It looked mildly interesting and she was quite taken with it.  Since she's seriously adhd anything that kept her still and quiet for five minutes was good.  Then a long hiatus with a few people in my life playing the occasional Sims game while I chatted with family and sometimes would glance their way.  We had begun raising our great-granddaughter who was and is as bright and beautiful as can be.  At age 3 she learned so much on my computer and was reading, writing and typing away and always wanting to play my then addiction to Ultima and Age of Empires.  Eventually she got to an age where she REALLY wanted ON the pc and with two in the house it was possible.  I started looking for safe stuff for her to play.  At first it was mmorpg's.  She started one, I joined in and she found more interest in doing photo shopping.  Then Sims 2 reared it's head.  I had TEN THOUSAND DOWNLOADS PEOPLE!  TEN THOUSAND!  I almost KILLED my pc with all the Sims 2 stuff.  It was awful I tell you, awful!  My family life went down hill.  I lost friends.  I couldn't sleep.  It was Sims, Sims, Sims.  *takes a drink of water and wipes tears away*

There was a light at the end of that long, dark tunnel!  I had reached bottom and there was only one way to go.  Up, up to the light!  Reach out and find yourself, I heard.  This is destroying you, I heard.  Some evil being as yet unknown to me caused my pc to crash.  Yes, it died.  My precious was gone along with all my music, all my photos but worst of all, all my Sims!  I couldn't face the tragedy any more.  When I got a new pc I had sworn off Sims, yes, I actually found the courage to do it, and I did NOT install SIms2 on the new computer.  *wipes eyes, smiles at applause and sounds of shock and horror*  I reverted and began to play another mmorpg, but something had gone out of my life.  I was merely giving lip service to game play.  I knew it was wrong, but I had to do something to fill that dreadful void in my life.  Then, that computer began to sputter and groan and hum and make all KINDS of hideous noises.  I knew the end was at hand but did I care?  No.  My life was Sim free and it didn't matter if the pc died.

Then my son, my dearest, darling son, bought me a new pc.  It had POWER.  It had style!  It had tons of space.  (Ok, it wasn't Alienware but you can't have everything!)  Still, something was missing.  It had been a year of being Sim free.  I knew I was clean and sober, wasn't I?  What was this craving I still had?  This urge to join in.  One day my dh came home with a small, rectangular package.  It was Sims 3!!!  THIS!  THIS WAS WHAT WAS MISSING!  My life began again!  My addiction began again and I DO ......NOT.......CARE!  I'm a Sims addict and proud of it!!!!  *sits down to sound of loud cheering*
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« Reply #65 on: November 19, 2010, 07:38:16 AM »
Oh my Joria, you are so dramatic, you silly thing.  Your too funny.  I feel the same.  I counted up the money between my moms addiction, my sisters and mine, with all three games and EP and SP.  You don't even want to know how much money combined it was, lol.  Of course, it is over the past 10 years, but still, that is alot simoleons.  Oh well, with little else that I do in life, it is actually cheaper than most entertainment.  Heck, just going to the show takes a small fortune and then see you it, you leave, never to see where that money went.  So, I have always admitted I am a sim addict and just like you Joria, proud of it.  We must stay united in this world of sims. ;D
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« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2010, 01:59:47 PM »
Well, the short version wasn't as much fun to write!  :D  I tried Sims 1 and hated it. Tried Sims 2, bought all the stuff, did literally download that much stuff, but really didn't enjoy playing the characters.  But oh, how I loved the building and creating worlds!  After awhile my pc couldn't take it, so it was a year of mmorpg again and then Sims3 hit the scene. My friends on my mmorpg keep emailing me to come back and play, but there just is so much time in the day and 99% of it is for Sims!  lol  Now see, how much of a addict unloading is that?
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« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2010, 02:53:59 PM »
Joria, that was funny! I know it's not nice to laugh at people who have problems so I'm really sorry!  ;D I'm extremely proud of the fact I'm addicted lol!!  ;D ;D

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« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2010, 03:23:03 PM »
I'm still trying to wrap my head around a great-grandmother playing MMO's. You rock, Joria! (If I hadn't waited until my late thirties to have my kids, I might have been one too!)

MMO's are pure evil wrapped in evilsauce. I'm a reformed WoW addict, and Sims is a much saner place to be.
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« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2010, 03:31:15 PM »
I threatened my 16 yr old grandson and 13 year old grandaughter with bodily harm that they better not make me a great grandma until I turned 60.  55 is too young to be a great anything.

I too, am proud to be an addict. ;D
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« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2010, 03:33:49 PM »
55 is too young to be a great anything.

Oh, honey.  I'm 50 with a 22 year old great-nephew.  And he has a baby.  I have a great-great-niece.
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« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2010, 04:29:52 PM »
I'm not even a grandma. That settles it, I'm the youngest member here!

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« Reply #72 on: November 19, 2010, 07:11:39 PM »
I think I'm one of the youngest. Along with Sydney511 and Choclatee.
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« Reply #73 on: November 19, 2010, 07:30:02 PM »
I think I'm one of the youngest. Along with Sydney511 and Choclatee.

Yeah, we're the youngest.  :)

I'm Jenny, aka Choccolatee.
I don't remember how I discovered the Sims but I think it was on Google, and I had found a link to a legacy family. I spent the whole night reading it and I loved it. So.. yeah.  :D

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« Reply #74 on: November 19, 2010, 08:27:17 PM »
To my knowledge, the youngest member is 9 years old.
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