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  • Re: I'm in shock at how bad Pets is

    I don't see bright future in the Sims franchise either unless a sudden miracle happens of some sorts.
  • Re: Family Play Is About More Than Toddlers

    I will play teens when they are teens in this game. I really don't need another YA in the game. Mess around sounds good on paper but it is still woohoo, and the teens I knew and used to be one I know teens aren't adults. They go through many stages and these are just adults called teens. It really says something about a game when we can't tell by looks, height, or appearance nor in actions and reactions if a Sim is a teen or an adult without a tag.
  • Unimpressed with Expansion Content

    I am one of those players who nearly had a heart attack when TS4 was first released. When the sky was falling in 2014, Graham told us to be patient because TS4 would be a foundation for the deepest Sims installment of all time. Unfortunately I feel like this promise has not been kept.

    I do not want to dismiss the opinions of those who enjoy TS4. However it seems difficult to deny that the level of content has been much lower than prior Sims games. We are almost 4 years into the game's lifespan, and yet it does not have close to the level of depth that it should. The game has been selling well so I am not sure where the money is going? Get to Work was fun. Get Together and City Life were basically just World Packs, and Cats & Dogs was decent. The smaller game packs were all okay but pretty limited. Everything just feels watered down in TS4 compared to its past-gen equivalent. Yet, we are still charged premium prices.

    Another thing that has been bothering me is the quality of new worlds. Like many others, I did not like the small worlds of TS4, but I had hope that they would make up for it with tons of new, detailed towns. It has been underwhelming at best. It is painful to see beautiful environments that are unexplorable, with only tiny pockets that you can access. Brindleton Bay was especially disappointing to me. TS2 and TS3 had more lots than I ever needed, but I felt like I had OPTIONS, something that is lacking in TS4.

    When adding the lack of expansion content to some of my other gripes (Weak color customization, fake teen age), I am feeling ready to give up on TS4 and return to TS3 or even TS2. The game has improved, but it still feels like a shell of a game. Too many cut corners have not been addressed. Ugh.
  • Re: What happened in your sims 3 game today?

    Unicorn Acres: part 2

    I've noticed that when I play with any type of pets my screenshot count shoots up from 40 average to 84 today :o , I take way too many pet shots!

    The day started pretty bad, I was playing with the unicorns so much I totally forgot to have Alex and Ryan check the mail and pay the bills. I have no idea what she even took!

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    Bye jerk!! :s

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    Then the computer busted so I had Ryan try to fix it, oops! Forgot he had no handiness skills...

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    Then the toilet got clogged...(then the shower busted about 5 minutes later)!

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    Ryan feeding Juniper an apple...in his undies.

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    Juniper got the pregnancy moodlet so I was on the lookout for her baby.

    Meet Ivy, she is a nice mix of both Juniper and Stormy:

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    Ryan meeting the new little one.

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    Ivy and mom.

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    Ivy and dad.

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    Alex was going stir crazy so I shipped her off to Luke and Billy's house:

    Um....Luke you have some explaining to do! He's never been attracted to any other females!!

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    And because I have absolutely morals when playing Sims and she had a wish to flirt I figured what the hay.....he did not reject her advances and flirted back, very Bad Luke! ;)

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    Then Luke flirted some more...on his own.

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    The kids got miffed at Luke even though Alex started it!

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    I decided to knock it off, and have Alex apologize to Lilah, since they are good friends.

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    Since Ryan and Alex are not even close to a good romantic pair I decided to see if I could find girlfriend material for Ryan, Jillian was in the park, they seemed like they could be an interesting pair.

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    Jillian is a Manga-ish Sim (or as close as you can get in Sims 3).

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    Having some genie fun with Dylan..

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    Forget Dylan, I spotted Vladimere across the road and had Alex run over to see her long lost love (oh and I remembered that dude's name it's Gerard!).

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    Warp speed to girlfriend! I want another shot at a baby Victor (Vlad and Alex's baby from my last save).

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    I wuv him!! <3 Alex does too....

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    Guess who was with foal again....(Yes, I did some coloring to Juniper's tail, mane and feathers).

    Meet Star (the game named her and I liked it), she looks exactly like momma except for her tail.

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    Ivy meets Star..

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    The whole family...

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    I know some can't stand the IFs but I adore them (most of the time). Noah and his IF.

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    Horsie Gnome!

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    :smiley:
  • Re: I still love scenery

    Got some nice Bridgeport shots today....

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  • Re: What happened in your sims 3 game today?

    Beau, Lotta and a whole bunch of other stuff...

    I decided to fast track Beau and Lotta's relationship, Beau waited too long to take it slow!

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    Like I said...fast tracked!

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    At least they had fun..

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    5 seconds later...

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    Switched houses back to Ryan, Alex and the unicorns, I wanted to age Ivy (the firstborn foal) up.

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    She's so big!

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    Had Candy trot on over to Lotta and Beau's house to introduce herself to Buttercup her future mate, she gave him the blessing, those glowy eyes are creepy!

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    They seem to really like each other!

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    Because I missed him I switched over to Connor and Jared's house for a few...

    What kind of a look is THAT?? He looks like a super doofus...

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    Had Jared make a new outfit, this is what he did after he was done...looks like he's mildly confused. :s

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    I guess he thinks he deserves a trophy for feeding Connor's fish..

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    Too bad Connor is my favorite...(I adore Jared too, he's quirky).

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    Spotted my burnt to a crisp Simself (the pure evil one), she died in a fire at the Bistro, I almost backed out of the game without saving when it happened but decided she deserved it so I let it happen. No, I will not be resurrecting her.

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    Her gravestone is in Dylan's backyard, she was their adopted sister.

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    I needed Billy for a chore, so I switched over to Billy and Luke's house. The guys still seem to be happy together.

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    Billy is going to make Candy a champion jumper, Beau heard Billy was a great horse trainer (he always wears a cowboy hat he must know about horses right??) so he hired Billy to work with Candy.

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    Making friends:

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    **This is where everything fell apart....

    I had grand plans of moving everyone to Riverview because of the big lots...it took hours but I finally got everyone moved and decided to introduce Connor to a few of the neighbors..first was Summer, yup typical, all the guys love her.

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    And since Dylan, Jamie and their parents house is right across the street from Summer, Anne and Vlad's I had Jared and Connor head over there (I really just wanted screenshots of Dylan and Jamie ;) )

    Jared got over there first and did a friendly introduction to Dylan....What The Flip??? That was NOT supposed to happen...

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    so I shipped my totally strait Connor over there and....did a very loud introduction...Holy What In The World??

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    Now, I have absolutely nothing against Sims guys attracted to Sims guys, I did a whole story on it, but These 4 have never been even close to gay/Bi in any of my stories or play, why all of a sudden are they attracted to each other like that...Decided to do a test on Connor..

    Yup, attracted to Penny, Dylan's girlfriend...

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    The Big test and I was about to be very peeved if Connor failed this one...

    Vladimere!!!!!

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    HA!! Nothing..Connor you passed, lets try Anne for S&G....

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    Not sure what to do about this I may just go back to my Moonlight save, the gay guys were gay, and the strait guys were strait, no confusion going on.

    I did find this amusing...Jared is such a plum!

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  • Re: What happened in your sims 3 game today?

    Beau, Lotta, Alex, Ryan and Vlad (and a bunch of Unicorns):

    Candy is so "glowy":

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    Alex and Ryan's new house, basically a blah box but I had to get them in something fast, she had been living with Valdimere trying to get a new Victor, it worked and I aged him up immediately, he is a vampire with Vlad's red eyes.

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    So Alex got her son with Vlad back! He looks almost exactly like the other one who lost his dad...since Alex is still a genie but no longer blue this Victor is not a blue boy. He's still a cute little booger though.

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    Ugh, Vlad is sooo adorable it kills me! <3

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    Love this...

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    Toddlers eating grosses me out so much! :p (even in real life!)

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    Moved over to Lotta and Beau's new house, the Three Trees lot is too big for SV, which is where everyone else was moved to, so I threw them in one of my other builds. Buttercup and Candy together again....she still lives with Alex and Ryan but will eventually move in with Buttercup.

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    @CravenLestat , You called it, she does look good with Unicorns, she and Candy look great together.....they blend nicely. Will try to get a shot of Lotta with the less colorful Juniper tomorrow.

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    Beau and Lotta look really good together too... <3

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    A little smoochy time...

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    Hey (Hay)...where are you two going??

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    That must be itchy!

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    Making sure half the town didn't see.

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    Snacktime?

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    I love the look on the victim's face afterwards!

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    She really is a pretty Sim.

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    I really love them together.

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    I took Lotta into CAS to see if new hair is in order, but I think I like the hair she comes with.

    I really like this one but not sure.

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    Half my Sims have this hair, it looks good on everyone.

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    One more of my beautiful Vlad.

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    :3
  • Re: I still love scenery

    Some from today's play in SV:

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  • Sims and their Cars..

    I have this semi strange habit of taking screenshots of my Sims in their cars, please tell me I'm not the only weirdo who does this...


    Stephen:

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    Not my Sim and a total booger but...The Repo woman:

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    Don:

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    Dylan and Jamie:

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    Billy and Luke:

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    :)
  • Re: I still love scenery

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    The weather stone:

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