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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #100 on: March 10, 2011, 11:27:24 AM »
Interesting survey results, especially to see an even distribution in male preferences, as opposed to what the social stigma might dictate.

I suppose in those rare occassions that I actually play the game I tend toward sending single sims off on wild (insert the goal of whichever expansion pack here) adventures... Dungeon crawling in the ruins of an Egyptian inventor's laboratory?  Yes please!


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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #101 on: March 10, 2011, 07:01:48 PM »
I'm a female player. I always play with a family. Most of the time my sims would be a married couple from CAS. Sometimes I don't have the patience to look around the town for a spouse so I just create one. If only I could do that in real life lol



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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #102 on: March 13, 2011, 07:03:22 PM »
I'm female, and I usually start with a couple, they have a child (or two or three) and the child I like best moves out on their own when they become a Young Adult. They meet a spouse have kids, etc..., and the whole thing starts all over. I love to build though. It's my favorite part, so I set it up so that I get to build a new place every generation (and beautify my towns!).
I also try to experiment with jobs and traits in each new generation to get a feel for all of the game options. Inevitably, I spend at least some time in World Adventures with my young adult Sims. Tomb raiding is a lot of fun!

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #103 on: March 14, 2011, 01:04:51 PM »
It's my favorite part, so I set it up so that I get to build a new place every generation (and beautify my towns!).

What a fantastic idea!  Instead of building one huge mansion that's passed down through the generations, the heir of each generation builds their own smaller house!

I think I'm going to do that with my next family.

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #104 on: March 15, 2011, 03:21:31 PM »
I’m female and I prefer playing with families.  I usually start out with a single Sim, have him/her start a career, find a spouse, and have kids.  I play with a lot of family oriented Sims.  I try to limit the kids to 2-3 but, inevitably, they usually end up with 4, 5, or 6. :)  I really love toddlers in the game and think they are ridiculously cute so at least one of my Sims usually ends up with the fertility treatment reward.  My favorite family at the moment is about to bring in generation 9. 

Families to me are more interesting.  Single Sims get boring fast and Sims in my games rarely stay that way for more than a few Sim weeks.  I love looking at large, sprawling family trees, as well.  It is really interesting to see how the kids’ lives turn out once they have been released into the wild, so to speak.  ;D 


I'm female, and I usually start with a couple, they have a child (or two or three) and the child I like best moves out on their own when they become a Young Adult. They meet a spouse have kids, etc..., and the whole thing starts all over. I love to build though. It's my favorite part, so I set it up so that I get to build a new place every generation
 
This is how I like to play as well, have each new generation move out on their own and start anew.  Once you get past a few generations, the family has so much money, I find it gets boring as there isn't as much of a challenge.  And since I love to build, it gives me the opportunity since I tend to stick with one family for a long time.



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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #105 on: March 18, 2011, 03:47:10 AM »
I'm a man and prefer to raise (small!!!) families. Especially after my disastrous attempt at Baby Boomers. (I wasn't a member then, but still gave it a shot.)

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #106 on: March 18, 2011, 04:18:16 AM »
I'm a man and prefer to raise (small!!!) families. Especially after my disastrous attempt at Baby Boomers. (I wasn't a member then, but still gave it a shot.)

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #107 on: March 18, 2011, 04:45:30 AM »
We'll be having a Baby Boomer III challenge this year.  ;D
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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #108 on: April 15, 2011, 11:12:24 AM »
I'm a girl and i usually play to experiment,
usually gene pools and sims personal development.
I also spend hours making sims and houses and having crazy details on everything.

But i know several males that would play like this too.
Probably because of my line of work lol.

I do know one male who has a very bad habit with the sims 3 and his girl friend.
Every now and then he go's into her game, makes a flirty ect men and go's on a mission to get every women in the valley with child..
spreading his demon spawn.
Completely messing up her families and game.
She was annoyed the first two times but later she thought it was a good change to her sims perfect lives...
and her boy friend is much better at making male sims as she is so.. good genes streaming in lol.

[she's one of the reasons i decided to try this game, her stories amuse me so much]

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #109 on: April 15, 2011, 02:02:28 PM »
I am a female, and haven't played with families lately. I'm kind of getting bored with the toddlers, so I prefer to play with YA or older Roommate type of households.

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2011, 11:41:07 PM »
I'm a female and I play every way possible. I have single sims, roommates, small families and giant families. It really depends which side of my bed I roll out of on any given day as to how I play.

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #111 on: April 17, 2011, 04:19:16 AM »
I'm female, and like the poster above: I play it all.

It all depends on what I want out of a game I'm playing. When I want to test something out, or figure out new gameplay (e.g. with each expansion), I'll usually roll only one sim (sometimes two if I want to speed things up and am confident I can keep track of it all). When I got what I wanted they sometimes evolve into a family, but not always. Then I also play games with just roommates, it's a lot of fun (and craziness) to have 2+ sims under one roof who're all trying to find their way out of that house. When I play families I tend to start with one sim, but I'll usually make a sim of the opposite sex myself and move them into town, so I get just the looks, traits, and LTW I want. That way I can play from one sim to a lot (I love toddlers!), and sometimes even multiple generations. Elders are what I play least with, not entirely sure why, but I tend to switch to a new YA (kid, townie, or otherwise) when all the raising is complete.

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #112 on: April 17, 2011, 05:49:31 AM »
I'm female and I like to start with one sim and build up a whole (massive) family. :D I also like the thought of building a massively creative house but I haven't actually tried that yet..

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #113 on: April 17, 2011, 06:27:53 AM »
I am a male, and I like either making one sim and making a big family, or having him stay a bachelor forever and do a whole bunch of stuff by himself (traveling, clubbing, etc.)
I've tried starting families with a couple and 1-2 children, but for some reason, I just can't get into them.

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #114 on: April 17, 2011, 10:53:35 AM »
I'm male and play the genders pretty evenly.  I do tend to keep families small and wait for later in life for sims to have children; that stems from a desire to keep things under control.  Some chaos is good, but too much chaos can make a family unenjoyable.  I also tend to let kids have free reign until they turn into teens, just so I have one less person to watch out for.  The one gender-specific thing I do like is matrilineal families where a single female sim never marries, though she often has a single partner, he just doesn't reside with her and they don't marry.  She has children until she produces a daughter to inherit the home and family.  Any brothers move out when they become adults.  This also keeps the family smaller, the number of sims in need of control as few as possible and allows for a little more difficulty as a sim raises children alone.  If men could have children easily in TS3 (at least, as easily as they could in TS2), I would probably not be gender-specific with this type of family, but since the scenario favors female sims, I play them more.

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Re: Just curious! Do men and women play Sims 3 differently?
« Reply #115 on: April 19, 2011, 10:29:21 AM »
I'm a single female, and I usually play single female sims. Sometimes they'll get married, but only after they've gone far in their career or they've reached their lifetime wish. Somehow, I get bored with sims once they have a kid, and I've never played a family (or single sim) long enough to see the adults die a natural death (or even age to Elder!) I guess I like having my sims stuck in a youthful stage forever.

 

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