Oldeseadogge wrote: »
Am really enjoying this thread! Reading the posts brings back lots of memories: the games, the machines we played them on, life in general. I first found the Sims while it was still in development in the course of researching an economics paper. How EA came to be the subject is a long and sad story but the game concept was revolutionary, intrigued me, so I kept following it. Pounced on it as soon as it was released and have been simming ever since.
Finvola wrote: »
People thought I was much younger than my true age up until I reached my 40s. I'm also short, so people still call me "kiddo" even though I'm 47 (48 in November) and for the most part these people are either the same age or a few years older so it feels weird to be called that by my own age group.
I've also been age shamed, as I think there is still a stigma with "women of a certain" age being told they can't wear this or do that once they reach 30. It is a thing and I've experienced it many times. Being told my hair was too long "for my age", or saying I shouldn't wear logo tees "at my age". So what is one supposed to do once they reach a milestone? Revoke their right to fashion? And of course playing games "at my age". As well as dancing. Fun fact was that I was the youngest dancer in my group in my late 30s-early 40s, the other ladies in my class were older. Yup, they called me "kiddo", haha. Someone had said to my face before that "nobody wants to watch adults dancing and it's "for kids". Yeah people sure have a lot of opinions about other peoples' ages. I tell them to whistle and that I didn't ask their opinion. I guess that's one thing I've learned to appreciate with age. I used to be too timid to speak up for myself and now I'm not.
pendragon1980 wrote: »
42 this year's, I've been playing The Sims games since the start. I play a lot of other video games as well.
My motto is growing old is mandatory ,growing up is optional
Wylderose wrote: »
I'm in my early 50s and have Lupus. Actually started playing the Sims during the Sims 3 days and picked up Sims 2 when it was free on Origins. As one said, Sims was and is not about nostalgia for me. Instead, it became a way of getting away from the crush in life that Lupus brought about. During this Covid hit, well Sims 4 suddenly became and still is my 'proverbial' best friend since I'm confined indoors you know... lacking an immune system does that.