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I don't mean all together I mean at one time.

I usually only play for an hour or two in the evening but I have been known to play some marathon sessions of four or five hours at a weekend,especially when the kids go to Grans.

In pre kid days when I had the Sims 1 I could play all day that isn't possible now. Although I have had moments when I have been playing and the hours just fly by without me noticing.

I do try and make an effort to get up and move around every hour or so because I am prone to getting blood clots in my legs.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 04:11:13 AM »
My honest answer embarreses me :-[ haha.

The longest I've played is 15 (give or take an hour) hours. I know that's really, really bad. But I was in my most depressive stage and suffering really bad insomnia, and I just didn't want to leave my room. So I played the Sims all day/night.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 05:48:46 AM »
About 10 hours.  :-[
But it was in the school holidays, and I had a few breaks to the bathroom/meals and stuff.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 06:13:57 AM »
A couple times I've played all day. Wake up, breakfast whilst the game is loading, then just play for the whole day. Bathroom/food breaks, maybe a little walk break (to the shop). I don't often do it, but when I do I love it.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 09:22:33 AM »
For me it would have to be 6 hours. That's how long I can play before my game starts slowing down. But when you're into the game, its pretty surprising how time flies by.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 09:24:15 AM »
My honest answer embarreses me :-[ haha.

The longest I've played is 15 (give or take an hour) hours. I know that's really, really bad. But I was in my most depressive stage and suffering really bad insomnia, and I just didn't want to leave my room. So I played the Sims all day/night.

You're not alone; That's just as long as I've gone, too. Different reasons, though.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 09:56:20 AM »
Probably 8-10 on a holiday day. Mom keeps complaining that I play Sims too much, but I don't care ;)
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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 11:04:16 AM »
You guys ready for the insanity that is my answer?

Alright, first let me start by saying saying that a) I suffer from insomnia. It's periodic, but when it hits I don't sleep for days. And b) I get motion sick, if I play video games to long I get sick afterwards. The amount of time I'm sick is directly related to how long I played the game.

So my answer is, with two bathroom breaks, eight bags of chips, two bottles of soda and a pizza: 29 hours. And yes, I timed it. I terrified my dad afterwards, I made myself sick for a week. I think that was the sick week I started 'From The Diary of Breydon Ramidia'

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2011, 11:12:12 AM »
I don't know how many hours it was, but I played quite a lot after my surgery 3.5 weeks ago.  My second week post-op especially.  Everyone was still feeling sorry for me and were happy to watch the kids so I could rest, so I got a lot of play time!  I played every day for about a week, I'm guessing 5-6 hours a day.  I also slept a lot.  :)


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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2011, 11:23:50 AM »
I've been known to play for 12-14 hours somewhat regularly, but I'll usually pause it every couple of hours and take breaks.  My eyes start burning after a while lol.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2011, 11:55:20 AM »
Unemployed (yes, that means I'm looking) and no kids, with 2 computers and just my husband and I: ALL DAY! Almost everyday. I grab breakfast and catch up on the forum for a couple hours (crazy amount of posts happen while I'm sleeping!) and then I load my game (can't play the game on my laptop while the internet is running.) Every few weeks (like this week) I need a break and watch TV and crochet instead. When my husband goes to work, I play on the PC, it has LN installed so I play most of the Challenges there.

So all day translates into when I catch up on the forum (takes about 2 hours) until midnight/1am, 12-14 hours give or take. Some days we have scheduled social activities that require me to leave the house and talk to real people, :P such as Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. They provide a nice short break and some fresh air.
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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2011, 12:18:19 PM »
A couple times I've played all day. Wake up, breakfast whilst the game is loading, then just play for the whole day. Bathroom/food breaks, maybe a little walk break (to the shop). I don't often do it, but when I do I love it.

I've got the same playing style as malteser60 on my days off.  Right now I'm working on a couple builds so haven't been pulling all day games.  I think my longest time is probably 12-15 hours when Bon Voyage came out.  So much to explore and do!

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2011, 12:25:52 PM »
In winter, it's pretty much all day sometimes.  Except that it's never continuous play, because the dogs insist on being fed, let in and out, played with, walked (when it's not frostbite-cold out).  I love my dogs, but sometimes it would be nice to be able to send them to grandma's like someone mentioned doing with their kids!   ;D
 
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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2011, 02:03:46 PM »
Well, since you all seem to be in it deep I suppose this is the place for me to confess.  (Because no way would anyone in my real life get these stats out of me!)  I'm currently a stay at home mom.  As soon as my kid hops on that bus in the morning I either come here, or start playing Sims 3.  I'll put some laundry through, or run the dishwasher, and maybe run out for some groceries, but on the whole I'm either on the forum, or playing, until it's time to meet the school bus again.  So about six hours a day, and sometimes in the evening as well.

My husband thinks it's hilarious, because he's the one that got me sucked into this game, and supplies me with all of the expansions.  Sometimes he even makes dinner and plays with the kid so I can play on the weekend too.  I'd guess the longest I've ever played was when my kid and husband were both  gone for the weekend.  I played for about 16 hours, went to bed, and then got up and played for another 13 hours.  I swear I lost weight that weekend!  I subsisted on tea, chewing gum, and raw (barely washed!) veggies.  I grabbed a five minute shower just before my kid got home, 'cause I walked by a mirror and thought I saw green vapour rising off of me.  :o

And when friends ask when I'll be going back to work I tell them quite honestly that I am researching new career options.  (Yeah, like painting, sculpting, building, decorating, and ghostbusting!)  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2011, 04:28:14 PM »
I wish I had more time to play - but I work for 8-10 hours a day (sneaking in breaks to read the forum like right now!) then I have so much demand for my attention when I get home from my live in boyfriend and 4 pets. I feel like a Sim myself some days! I usually log only 2-3 hours a night if I am lucky.

My favorite is when my boyfriend has to work casino jobs on the weekend. He leaves around 3 pm and doesn't come back until midnight. I put my favorite shows on TV in the background, order greasy food, and binge on Sims!  ;D

But I do remember a time in college (how many stories start with that phrase?!) when I played Sims 2 clear through an entire weekend. I remember eating a bit, sleeping (maybe?), and the lights outside changing, but when sunday night rolled around I couldn't believe I had pretty much lost track of two days of my life!  I don't think I will binge that hard again.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 11:50:45 PM »
I probably play anywhere between 1-3.5 a day. Some days slightly more and some days not at all. I've got 2 young kids so I don't get much chance anymore  :( whereas before they were born I would sometimes spend all day playing Sims 2 when my husband was at work (I used to work shifts). I'm a SAHM now and I have 3 mornings a week where both children are at nursery so I sometimes play then if I don't have food shopping etc to do and I also play in the evening after they've gone to bed if my husband is away with work. He's doesn't understand my love of the Sims so just mocks me if I try to play it when he's around lol!! Joh, I'd love it if my husband was like yours and let me play on the weekend!

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2011, 02:07:49 AM »
He's doesn't understand my love of the Sims so just mocks me if I try to play it when he's around lol!!

Oh yeah, because I'm totally sure that he doesn't enjoy doing things that you don't understand his reasons for enjoying them!  

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2011, 02:52:24 AM »

The longest I have played was from about 7 am until about 4 am that next morning.  My spouse was away and I was able to just do my thing.  I did take bathroom breaks (right across the hallway) and grabbed coffee and munchies, but that was usually when I was doing a save.  That way I didn't miss anything ;)
It was fun but sure tired me out though as I think I am getting too old for all nighters :(.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2011, 03:45:16 AM »
I'm impressed with some of the times! Like:

So my answer is, with two bathroom breaks, eight bags of chips, two bottles of soda and a pizza: 29 hours.

I could never play that long!!!

Usually, I wake up, eat breakfast, play for 4-odd hours, possibly go out (got to shake off that stir-crazy moodlet somehow! The moodlet manager's in the shop! ;D), then I sneak in 4 or 5 hours more, dinner somewhere in there, and go to bed. Then think how I should improve my dynasty. (In case you haven't read my other posts, I'm obsessed with finishing that. Well.)

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2011, 12:13:25 PM »
Yes well, that's my record. Usually it's more like 6 to 10 hours at a time.
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2011, 04:32:13 PM »
I don't have a lot of time to play most of the time, I go to college full time and I have a full time job also, so I usually work in two - three hours at night if I don't have homework. This week though, since it's Spring Break and I developed an awful case of bronchitis I've been home doing nothing but playing Sims. Tuesday I put in about 14 hours. It's excessive, but since I never get to marathon like that I think it's ok.  :D

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2011, 05:34:56 PM »
And when friends ask when I'll be going back to work I tell them quite honestly that I am researching new career options.  (Yeah, like painting, sculpting, building, decorating, and ghostbusting!)  ;D
I love this! This is probably the funniest thing I've read today lol. Anyways, I'm on SSI (for my depression and other things) so I can play whenever I want. The longest I've ever played is like 15 hours. Normally it's between 1 to 3 hours a day but there are occasions I get in the mood and play 6 to 8! I just love the way you can play for many many hours and never run out of things to do!

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2011, 12:21:30 AM »
I usually play for 2-3 hours at a time on average - but that's only because my game loves to crash on my while I'm playing my dynasty game. I keep going back into it, but after so many crashes, I give up for the day/night... or at least for a few hours ;)

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2011, 01:02:07 AM »
Longest I've played is about 10-12 hrs before.
I usually play everyday for 2-6 hrs but I wish I had more time to play, considering work, expecting a baby and sharing a computer.

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Re: What is the longest amount of time you have spent playing the Sims 3
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2011, 01:24:49 AM »
@grace524:  Congratulations on the real life nooboo to be!  And welcome to the forum.

All this talk about sims all-nighters is making me feel my age lol.  I can't stay up that long.  :P

 

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