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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 6:12:15 PM

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I must say, that with NL Maxis really, really has got me now.....and it's
going to be for life, since that's how long it's going to take me to do
everything in this game that I want to do!

I'm one of those that as I play, I *really* get into the "story" of my Sim's
life....setting up a life from infancy through old age. I'm a "Sim
nurturer" for lack of a better phrase. I feel awful when their little lives
don't go well, like when a teen runs away, or a Sim becomes a zombie, or
whatever. I'm also frustrated at the very limited number of "lifetime
aspirations" - as I'd like to make *every* Sim reach their lifetime
aspiration, and with such a small pool it gets boring to follow the same
path. How many Sims can be "Captain hero" or a "Criminal Mastermind"
anyway??

But I digress. Anyway, before NL, I played about 4 Sims at a time at any
one time. This was a nice number to keep in a household, I could meet all
their needs but still give them some latitude, and I generally played on X2
speed. I would follow a few Sims at a time through infancy, childhood,
teen, send them to University, bring them back home, marry/work/whatever,
into old age. Now, I have to play ONE Sim at a time, on slow speed - I'm
finding that single Sim households are about as much as I can manage! And
right now I'm just focusing on dating and establishing
relationships.....having babies and going to University and working are just
going out the window.

Why is this is? BECAUSE NOW THE GAME IS SO FREAKING REAL! And as I think
of the task of managing these little Sim lifetimes now - let alone playing
with Vampires and Zombies and Rewards and all the other fun stuff - I get
totally overwhelmed. There is so much to do now! And I know that with the
next EP there's going to be even more!

So I'm overwhelmed. I think I'm going to have to go get a prescription for
xanax, or something. :)  Suffice it to say, so far, I'm really happy with
this EP.

Julie

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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 6:12:16 PM

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"marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
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> I must say, that with NL Maxis really, really has got me now.....and it's
> going to be for life, since that's how long it's going to take me to do
> everything in this game that I want to do!
>
> I'm one of those that as I play, I *really* get into the "story" of my
Sim's
> life....setting up a life from infancy through old age. I'm a "Sim
> nurturer" for lack of a better phrase. I feel awful when their little
lives
> don't go well, like when a teen runs away, or a Sim becomes a zombie, or
> whatever. I'm also frustrated at the very limited number of "lifetime
> aspirations" - as I'd like to make *every* Sim reach their lifetime
> aspiration, and with such a small pool it gets boring to follow the same
> path. How many Sims can be "Captain hero" or a "Criminal Mastermind"
> anyway??
>
> But I digress. Anyway, before NL, I played about 4 Sims at a time at any
> one time. This was a nice number to keep in a household, I could meet all
> their needs but still give them some latitude, and I generally played on
X2
> speed. I would follow a few Sims at a time through infancy, childhood,
> teen, send them to University, bring them back home, marry/work/whatever,
> into old age. Now, I have to play ONE Sim at a time, on slow speed - I'm
> finding that single Sim households are about as much as I can manage! And
> right now I'm just focusing on dating and establishing
> relationships.....having babies and going to University and working are
just
> going out the window.
>
> Why is this is? BECAUSE NOW THE GAME IS SO FREAKING REAL! And as I think
> of the task of managing these little Sim lifetimes now - let alone playing
> with Vampires and Zombies and Rewards and all the other fun stuff - I get
> totally overwhelmed. There is so much to do now! And I know that with
the
> next EP there's going to be even more!
>
> So I'm overwhelmed. I think I'm going to have to go get a prescription
for
> xanax, or something. :)  Suffice it to say, so far, I'm really happy with
> this EP.
>
> Julie
>
> I know what you mean cause i'm just like you,i like my sims so much that
when it's time for them to die i don't want to let them go.Now with NL i
want to do everything at once but i just can't....seeing the neighborhood
and having cars is really like real life.As for lifetime wants well,half of
the town are criminals and the other half is there to arrest them.
Happy simming,
C
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 3:04:15 AM

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On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 14:12:15 GMT, "marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com>
wrote:

>path. How many Sims can be "Captain hero" or a "Criminal Mastermind"
>anyway??

LOL yeah... I had like 25 Masterminds and 50 Captain Heroes in my
game.

>Why is this is? BECAUSE NOW THE GAME IS SO FREAKING REAL! And as I think
>of the task of managing these little Sim lifetimes now - let alone playing
>with Vampires and Zombies and Rewards and all the other fun stuff - I get
>totally overwhelmed. There is so much to do now! And I know that with the
>next EP there's going to be even more!
>
>So I'm overwhelmed. I think I'm going to have to go get a prescription for
>xanax, or something. :)  Suffice it to say, so far, I'm really happy with
>this EP.

LOL, just take sufficient doses of Nightlife...

I envy you in your ability to get involved in each sim's life. My
playing style sort of takes a 'bigger picture' or grander scale where
it's more about macromanagement. Maybe I should try playing like that
too :-)
--


"I put it to YOU sir, that it TAKES a pedophile, to see
such perverted things in a children's game!"
-Imaginary press conference in response to Jack Thompson
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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 3:04:16 AM

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"Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 14:12:15 GMT, "marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com>
> wrote:
>
> >path. How many Sims can be "Captain hero" or a "Criminal Mastermind"
> >anyway??
>
> LOL yeah... I had like 25 Masterminds and 50 Captain Heroes in my
> game.
>
> >Why is this is? BECAUSE NOW THE GAME IS SO FREAKING REAL! And as I
think
> >of the task of managing these little Sim lifetimes now - let alone
playing
> >with Vampires and Zombies and Rewards and all the other fun stuff - I
get
> >totally overwhelmed. There is so much to do now! And I know that with
the
> >next EP there's going to be even more!
> >
> >So I'm overwhelmed. I think I'm going to have to go get a prescription
for
> >xanax, or something. :)  Suffice it to say, so far, I'm really happy
with
> >this EP.
>
> LOL, just take sufficient doses of Nightlife...
>
> I envy you in your ability to get involved in each sim's life. My
> playing style sort of takes a 'bigger picture' or grander scale where
> it's more about macromanagement. Maybe I should try playing like that
> too :-)
> --It's like taking care of your own family,you want them to have fun,do
something with their lives be happy.....
>
>
> "I put it to YOU sir, that it TAKES a pedophile, to see
> such perverted things in a children's game!"
> -Imaginary press conference in response to Jack Thompson
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 3:04:17 AM

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Exactly. This is why I have such a hard time being "mean" to my Sims (i've
never had the social worker come, or had a kid run away, or had a college
student fail on scholastic probation....and I hate making zombies!). I want
to see them happy. Is that so bad? :p 

Julie

"crimbin" <cveilleux@lynxx.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
> news:k11pi1lnqaac4u6g0dd1kad7r1ejji8846@4ax.com...
>> >So I'm overwhelmed. I think I'm going to have to go get a prescription
> for
>> >xanax, or something. :)  Suffice it to say, so far, I'm really happy
> with
>> >this EP.
>>
>> LOL, just take sufficient doses of Nightlife...
>>
>> I envy you in your ability to get involved in each sim's life. My
>> playing style sort of takes a 'bigger picture' or grander scale where
>> it's more about macromanagement. Maybe I should try playing like that
>> too :-)
>>
--It's like taking care of your own family,you want them to have fun,do
> something with their lives be happy.....
September 18, 2005 3:04:18 AM

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Mack was so upset this afternoon he was in tears. I couldn't take it, so
I went to play his oldest kid in college. Blake wants to be Knowledge
Guy, but he also knows Daddy wants to be a grandpa, so he's already
chatting up this girl he's met. So far, so good--she hasn't slapped him
yet and they actually have some chemistry. I hope he can keep his grades
up, graduate, bring her home and marry her. His sister will be moving
out in a couple of days; she might manage to find someone. Their kid
brother is pretty much hopeless in the social department.

I was so happy to see Sean come home from work and try to cheer up his
hubby! I know dancing is not a substitute for grandchildren, but it is
fun. ;-)

I definitely need to get out more.

Morgan


marcesent wrote:

> Exactly. This is why I have such a hard time being "mean" to my Sims (i've
> never had the social worker come, or had a kid run away, or had a college
> student fail on scholastic probation....and I hate making zombies!). I want
> to see them happy. Is that so bad? :p 
>
> Julie
>
> "crimbin" <cveilleux@lynxx.net> wrote in message
> news:ac0Xe.4585$6Z1.1202543@news20.bellglobal.com...
>
>>"Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
>>news:k11pi1lnqaac4u6g0dd1kad7r1ejji8846@4ax.com...
>>
>>>>So I'm overwhelmed. I think I'm going to have to go get a prescription
>>
>>for
>>
>>>>xanax, or something. :)  Suffice it to say, so far, I'm really happy
>>
>>with
>>
>>>>this EP.
>>>
>>>LOL, just take sufficient doses of Nightlife...
>>>
>>>I envy you in your ability to get involved in each sim's life. My
>>>playing style sort of takes a 'bigger picture' or grander scale where
>>>it's more about macromanagement. Maybe I should try playing like that
>>>too :-)
>>>
>
> --It's like taking care of your own family,you want them to have fun,do
>
>>something with their lives be happy.....
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 3:42:35 AM

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"Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
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> "I put it to YOU sir, that it TAKES a pedophile, to see
> such perverted things in a children's game!"
> -Imaginary press conference in response to Jack Thompson

Imaginary quotes now.. Wow, who'd have thunk it.
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 3:42:36 AM

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"Jim Vieira" <WhiplashrAT@wiDOT.rrDOT.com> wrote in message
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> "Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
> news:k11pi1lnqaac4u6g0dd1kad7r1ejji8846@4ax.com...
>> "I put it to YOU sir, that it TAKES a pedophile, to see
>> such perverted things in a children's game!"
>> -Imaginary press conference in response to Jack Thompson
>
> Imaginary quotes now.. Wow, who'd have thunk it.
>
>

thunk it? is that a real word? LOL
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 4:25:51 AM

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It's not bad - I'd just find it a bit dull. I guess it's good we can all
play the way we want.

Best wishes
maxon


"marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Exactly. This is why I have such a hard time being "mean" to my Sims
(i've
> never had the social worker come, or had a kid run away, or had a college
> student fail on scholastic probation....and I hate making zombies!). I
want
> to see them happy. Is that so bad? :p 
>
> Julie
>
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 4:31:34 AM

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Ooo - sorry Julie,

It occurred to me after I posted that, that I might have come across as a
bit rude - apologies - I really didn't mean to be rude. I really meant that
we do play the game in different ways.

Best
maxon

"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> It's not bad - I'd just find it a bit dull. I guess it's good we can all
> play the way we want.
>
> Best wishes
> maxon
>
>
> "marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:eM0Xe.16617$h02.1778@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> > Exactly. This is why I have such a hard time being "mean" to my Sims
> (i've
> > never had the social worker come, or had a kid run away, or had a
college
> > student fail on scholastic probation....and I hate making zombies!). I
> want
> > to see them happy. Is that so bad? :p 
> >
> > Julie
> >
>
>
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 4:40:22 AM

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None taken! I think it's one of the great things about the game that
there's really a niche for just about everybody.

For me, I'm the "Sim Nurturer." I know I'm missing some things, but dang
it, every time I torture my Sims I just feel awful. Hee hee!

Maybe I just need to get out more. :D 

Take care,
Julie

"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Ooo - sorry Julie,
>
> It occurred to me after I posted that, that I might have come across as a
> bit rude - apologies - I really didn't mean to be rude. I really meant
> that
> we do play the game in different ways.
>
> Best
> maxon
>
> "Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:ju2Xe.16$W73.9@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>> It's not bad - I'd just find it a bit dull. I guess it's good we can all
>> play the way we want.
>>
>> Best wishes
>> maxon
>>
>>
>> "marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:eM0Xe.16617$h02.1778@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>> > Exactly. This is why I have such a hard time being "mean" to my Sims
>> (i've
>> > never had the social worker come, or had a kid run away, or had a
> college
>> > student fail on scholastic probation....and I hate making zombies!). I
>> want
>> > to see them happy. Is that so bad? :p 
>> >
>> > Julie
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 4:40:23 AM

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What is so strange about me is that in Sims 1, I actually enjoyed
killing some but in Sims 2, I start out to be mean with some of them &
then I start trying to make their every wish come true. LOL I almost
think of them as real people.

deene

"marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
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> None taken! I think it's one of the great things about the game that
> there's really a niche for just about everybody.
>
> For me, I'm the "Sim Nurturer." I know I'm missing some things, but
> dang it, every time I torture my Sims I just feel awful. Hee hee!
>
> Maybe I just need to get out more. :D 
>
> Take care,
> Julie
>
> "Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:Gz2Xe.10615$zw1.3853@newsfe2-gui.ntli.net...
>> Ooo - sorry Julie,
>>
>> It occurred to me after I posted that, that I might have come across
>> as a
>> bit rude - apologies - I really didn't mean to be rude. I really
>> meant that
>> we do play the game in different ways.
>>
>> Best
>> maxon
>>
>> "Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
>> news:ju2Xe.16$W73.9@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>>> It's not bad - I'd just find it a bit dull. I guess it's good we
>>> can all
>>> play the way we want.
>>>
>>> Best wishes
>>> maxon
>>>
>>>
>>> "marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eM0Xe.16617$h02.1778@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>>> > Exactly. This is why I have such a hard time being "mean" to my
>>> > Sims
>>> (i've
>>> > never had the social worker come, or had a kid run away, or had a
>> college
>>> > student fail on scholastic probation....and I hate making
>>> > zombies!). I
>>> want
>>> > to see them happy. Is that so bad? :p 
>>> >
>>> > Julie
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 9:36:07 PM

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crimbin wrote:
> As for lifetime wants well,half of
> the town are criminals and the other half is there to arrest them.

Wow! The game really *is* realistic now.

--
--Cuth
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 9:43:59 PM

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deene wrote:
> "Jim Vieira" <WhiplashrAT@wiDOT.rrDOT.com> wrote in message
> news:LR1Xe.30002$mb4.12997@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>
>>"Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
>>news:k11pi1lnqaac4u6g0dd1kad7r1ejji8846@4ax.com...
>>
>>>"I put it to YOU sir, that it TAKES a pedophile, to see
>>>such perverted things in a children's game!"
>>>-Imaginary press conference in response to Jack Thompson
>>
>>Imaginary quotes now.. Wow, who'd have thunk it.
>>
>>
>
>
> thunk it? is that a real word? LOL

He evidentally thunk so.

--
--Cuth
September 18, 2005 9:44:00 PM

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Cuthbert Gurdlestone wrote:

> deene wrote:
>
>> "Jim Vieira" <WhiplashrAT@wiDOT.rrDOT.com> wrote in message
>> news:LR1Xe.30002$mb4.12997@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>>
>>> "Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
>>> news:k11pi1lnqaac4u6g0dd1kad7r1ejji8846@4ax.com...
>>>
>>>> "I put it to YOU sir, that it TAKES a pedophile, to see
>>>> such perverted things in a children's game!"
>>>> -Imaginary press conference in response to Jack Thompson
>>>
>>>
>>> Imaginary quotes now.. Wow, who'd have thunk it.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> thunk it? is that a real word? LOL
>
>
> He evidentally thunk so.
>
Actually, it's a phrase, not a word, and the proper usage is "whooda
thunkit." That's my professional take on the matter.

Morgan
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 9:44:00 PM

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"Cuthbert Gurdlestone" <chgurdlestone1154@earthlink.net> wrote in
message news:432DA762.1080000@earthlink.net...
> deene wrote:
>> "Jim Vieira" <WhiplashrAT@wiDOT.rrDOT.com> wrote in message
>> news:LR1Xe.30002$mb4.12997@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>>
>>>"Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
>>>news:k11pi1lnqaac4u6g0dd1kad7r1ejji8846@4ax.com...
>>>
>>>>"I put it to YOU sir, that it TAKES a pedophile, to see
>>>>such perverted things in a children's game!"
>>>>-Imaginary press conference in response to Jack Thompson
>>>
>>>Imaginary quotes now.. Wow, who'd have thunk it.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> thunk it? is that a real word? LOL
>
> He evidentally thunk so.
>
> --
> --Cuth
>

ROTFL

deene
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 9:44:01 PM

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"Morgan" <morgans@nospamzoom-dsldotcom> wrote in message
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> Cuthbert Gurdlestone wrote:
>
>> deene wrote:
>>
>>> "Jim Vieira" <WhiplashrAT@wiDOT.rrDOT.com> wrote in message
>>> news:LR1Xe.30002$mb4.12997@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>>>
>>>> "Guardian Pegasus" <nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:k11pi1lnqaac4u6g0dd1kad7r1ejji8846@4ax.com...
>>>>
>>>>> "I put it to YOU sir, that it TAKES a pedophile, to see
>>>>> such perverted things in a children's game!"
>>>>> -Imaginary press conference in response to Jack Thompson
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Imaginary quotes now.. Wow, who'd have thunk it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> thunk it? is that a real word? LOL
>>
>>
>> He evidentally thunk so.
>>
> Actually, it's a phrase, not a word, and the proper usage is "whooda
> thunkit." That's my professional take on the matter.
>
> Morgan

Ya know, I believe I have heard that phrase. Thanks for the 'clear-up'.

deene
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 11:38:05 PM

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On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 23:04:15 +0200, Guardian Pegasus
<nobody@nowhere.xxx> wrote:

>On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 14:12:15 GMT, "marcesent" <jkbarton@austin.rr.com>
>wrote:
>
>>path. How many Sims can be "Captain hero" or a "Criminal Mastermind"
>>anyway??
>
>LOL yeah... I had like 25 Masterminds and 50 Captain Heroes in my
>game.
>
>>Why is this is? BECAUSE NOW THE GAME IS SO FREAKING REAL! And as I think
>>of the task of managing these little Sim lifetimes now - let alone playing
>>with Vampires and Zombies and Rewards and all the other fun stuff - I get
>>totally overwhelmed. There is so much to do now! And I know that with the
>>next EP there's going to be even more!
>>
>>So I'm overwhelmed. I think I'm going to have to go get a prescription for
>>xanax, or something. :)  Suffice it to say, so far, I'm really happy with
>>this EP.
>
>LOL, just take sufficient doses of Nightlife...
>
>I envy you in your ability to get involved in each sim's life. My
>playing style sort of takes a 'bigger picture' or grander scale where
>it's more about macromanagement. Maybe I should try playing like that
>too :-)

I find that I can't get interested in playing until I have a story
going on. It's really hard to play a house just to manage
wants/needs/careers until I have some interest in the individual Sims.
I can't get going on Darren and Dirk Dreamer. I had some interest in
Darren when he was whoohooing with my trailer trash teen, but that all
happened at her place. At his own house and with his son, I just
can't find a story that keeps me interested. I know I will if I keep
trying, but until then, they're a real slog.

But like marcesent, I find that it take for-freaking-ever to get
anything done. I pause too much, I know--but I don't want to miss
anything that's going on, so I'm always pausing and finding the other
Sim(s) in the house and trying to keep track of all of them at once.

No wonder I have problems playing multistory houses.

No wonder I still have stuff from Sims 1 that I have never done. Have
played the university part of Uni for maybe a couple of hours, just
setting up a dorm, and never went back--still too involved in the
Goth/Lothario/Goth story. Nightlife sounds way cool, though!

I just wish I had time to play more than two or three hours every
couple of weeks. At the rate I play, I'll never see the second
generation Sims have kids of their own.

BW
(waving to those who had given me up for dead)
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 1:42:37 PM

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<barbara@bookpro.com> wrote in message
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(snip)

> BW
> (waving to those who had given me up for dead)

:::waving back:::

You came up in conversation just the other day <G>--Glad you're still alive,
sorry you're so busy!

Still here, mostly lurking,
~Lucy
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 2:56:23 PM

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On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 09:42:37 -0400, "hey lucy!"
<awricky@iwannabeinyourshow.com> wrote:

>
><barbara@bookpro.com> wrote in message
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>
>(snip)
>
>> BW
>> (waving to those who had given me up for dead)
>
>:::waving back:::
>
>You came up in conversation just the other day <G>--Glad you're still alive,
>sorry you're so busy!

I swear, there has GOT to be a way to get more time to play Sims! I
should try to set aside a certain evening each week or something.

My sister plays a little more than I do, because she takes care of her
granddaughter sometimes, and her granddaughter lovesthe game. (So
does my sister, but like me, she has too much to do ordinarily.) Her
granddaughter is six years old. She likes to order the Sims around.
Interestingly, having seen them make beds, she started making her own
bed--and my sister's bed!

My sister has an orphanage, with a caretaker and seven orphans. She
had a bug for a while in which one child was invisible and stuck in
bed, and she couldn't get the child up or doing anything, so everyone
on the lot was having problems, and the kids were getting taken away.
She was finally able to fix it with my suggestion of getting someone
on another lot to get the child over there (she might have had to use
a teleporter).

Now the orphans are all teens, and she's wondering about when they are
adults--whether the game will automatically limit the family size to
eight--i.e., there won't be any unplanned pregnancies (or planned, for
that matter) because the house is already full. I'm guessing the game
will provide "birth control" in this case.

>Still here, mostly lurking,

Glad to see you're still here too. Got Nightlife yet?

BW
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 3:34:57 PM

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<barbara@bookpro.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 09:42:37 -0400, "hey lucy!"
> <awricky@iwannabeinyourshow.com> wrote:
>
>>
>><barbara@bookpro.com> wrote in message
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>>
>>(snip)
>>
>>> BW
>>> (waving to those who had given me up for dead)
>>
>>:::waving back:::
>>
>>You came up in conversation just the other day <G>--Glad you're still
>>alive,
>>sorry you're so busy!
>
> I swear, there has GOT to be a way to get more time to play Sims! I
> should try to set aside a certain evening each week or something.

LMAO! I know the feeling.

> My sister plays a little more than I do, because she takes care of her
> granddaughter sometimes, and her granddaughter lovesthe game. (So
> does my sister, but like me, she has too much to do ordinarily.) Her
> granddaughter is six years old. She likes to order the Sims around.
> Interestingly, having seen them make beds, she started making her own
> bed--and my sister's bed!

And here we are, trying to improve our time-management skills in order to
have more time to play!

I will continue to deny that the game is controlling ME, at least until I
start rearranging furniture in order to make MY pathways more efficient.
LOL!

> My sister has an orphanage, with a caretaker and seven orphans. She
> had a bug for a while in which one child was invisible and stuck in
> bed, and she couldn't get the child up or doing anything, so everyone
> on the lot was having problems, and the kids were getting taken away.
> She was finally able to fix it with my suggestion of getting someone
> on another lot to get the child over there (she might have had to use
> a teleporter).
>
> Now the orphans are all teens, and she's wondering about when they are
> adults--whether the game will automatically limit the family size to
> eight--i.e., there won't be any unplanned pregnancies (or planned, for
> that matter) because the house is already full. I'm guessing the game
> will provide "birth control" in this case.

Yes, you're right--no pregnancies or "try for baby" when there are already
eight sims on the lot.

>>Still here, mostly lurking,
>
> Glad to see you're still here too. Got Nightlife yet?

Yup, but I hesitated. It's easier to have all the expansions when you're
addicted to downloading. On the other hand, I never liked Hot Date all that
much. As you know, I'm not very sociable in real life, and the idea of
sending my sims out on dates--ugh! In fact, the whole "making friends"
aspect of these games leaves me cold.

I love the bowling alley, however, and I'm finding it enjoyable to just turn
the little buggers loose downtown and watch them run amok <WEG>. As the
game becomes more complicated, I find myself micro-managing less and
less....

> BW

~Lucy
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 5:48:00 PM

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On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:34:57 -0400, "hey lucy!"
<awricky@iwannabeinyourshow.com> wrote:

><barbara@bookpro.com> wrote in message
>news:11itkcgo7sdhsb3@corp.supernews.com...
>> On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 09:42:37 -0400, "hey lucy!"

<snip>

>> Glad to see you're still here too. Got Nightlife yet?
>
>Yup, but I hesitated. It's easier to have all the expansions when you're
>addicted to downloading. On the other hand, I never liked Hot Date all that
>much. As you know, I'm not very sociable in real life, and the idea of
>sending my sims out on dates--ugh! In fact, the whole "making friends"
>aspect of these games leaves me cold.

Me too. I was glad, with Sims 1, to find ways to make money without
all that. I've got a "me" Sim in Sims 1 living in a ramshackle
cottage with a hacked typewriter so she can write to make money.

But I never did the dating thing very much with HD. I just liked
having the downtown to go putz around. I loved my crummy pool hall
and convenience/store laundromat, and I had some other downtown lots
that I liked to play. I don't think I did the date thing more than a
couple of times.

>I love the bowling alley, however, and I'm finding it enjoyable to just turn
>the little buggers loose downtown and watch them run amok <WEG>.

That's what I liked about HD too. Sometimes, I would just watch them
all do their thing. I'm glad to heard Nightlife will be fun that way
too.

>As the
>game becomes more complicated, I find myself micro-managing less and
>less....

I guess I'm going to have to learn to be less of a control freak.

I'm intimidated, though, but additional dimensions to the game. I
hate the whole Aspirations thing, and I couldn't care less about the
addition of influencing in University. I gather there's something new
along those lines in Nightlife.

I can understand it for those who really play and like new challenges,
but I swear these games are getting *too* much like real life. If I
wanted to manage a bunch of people's lives, I would have had kids!
LOL!

BW
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 7:27:56 PM

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<barbara@bookpro.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:34:57 -0400, "hey lucy!"
> <awricky@iwannabeinyourshow.com> wrote:
>
>><barbara@bookpro.com> wrote in message
>>news:11itkcgo7sdhsb3@corp.supernews.com...
>>> On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 09:42:37 -0400, "hey lucy!"
>
> <snip>
>
>>> Glad to see you're still here too. Got Nightlife yet?
>>
>>Yup, but I hesitated. It's easier to have all the expansions when you're
>>addicted to downloading. On the other hand, I never liked Hot Date all
>>that
>>much. As you know, I'm not very sociable in real life, and the idea of
>>sending my sims out on dates--ugh! In fact, the whole "making friends"
>>aspect of these games leaves me cold.
>
> Me too. I was glad, with Sims 1, to find ways to make money without
> all that. I've got a "me" Sim in Sims 1 living in a ramshackle
> cottage with a hacked typewriter so she can write to make money.

LOL--that sounds like most of my sims. I've been using a hack in Sims2 that
allows job promotions without requiring friends, but I haven't tried it with
Nightlife yet. I was getting a little tired of making everyone paint to
make money....

> But I never did the dating thing very much with HD. I just liked
> having the downtown to go putz around. I loved my crummy pool hall
> and convenience/store laundromat, and I had some other downtown lots
> that I liked to play. I don't think I did the date thing more than a
> couple of times.

One of the best features in Nightlife is being able to see the surrounding
neighborhood--I'll post a pic in binaries. You can decorate a bit and
everything looks wonderfully seedy--LOL!

(snip)

> I'm intimidated, though, but additional dimensions to the game. I
> hate the whole Aspirations thing, and I couldn't care less about the
> addition of influencing in University. I gather there's something new
> along those lines in Nightlife.

I pretty much ignore the aspirations, and don't bother with influencing
anyone to do anything. Nightlife has attractions, or chemistry--or whatever
they want to call it. You can pretty much ignore that too, although it
allows the simmies to spontaneously interact with each other in some new and
interesting ways. They get pissed off with each other now, and that can be
quite entertaining <G>.

> I can understand it for those who really play and like new challenges,
> but I swear these games are getting *too* much like real life. If I
> wanted to manage a bunch of people's lives, I would have had kids!
> LOL!

Amen to that, Sistah!

> BW
~Lucy
!