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How many hours have you spent towards The Sims 3?

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  • LisaJ231LisaJ231 Posts: 18 Member
    I don't play through Origin but I have spent countless hours over the years since the start of Sims 3
  • gh52bklgh52bkl Posts: 1 New Member
    4,539 hours just on origin. i use to own it for xbox 360 as well so i dont know total.
  • ameliaandcynthiaameliaandcynthia Posts: 42 Member
    In the summer of 2016, I spent 250 hours playing the Sims!
  • Nikkei_SimmerNikkei_Simmer Posts: 4,901 Member
    edited October 16
    Over 4,300 (It's actually around 4980 hrs) in the course of an year and 3/4s. >:) Jan 2017-Oct 2018. >:) Yeah...I've got an addiction to Sims 3. Something tells me I'll hit 10,000 hrs by 2020. Doubt anyone can top (in terms of timeframe) that accumulation of hours. (I wasn't joking)...
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    ...and all because my wife, @Featherbelle, told me to quit pestering her because I was bored. "Here...go play Sims and quit bugging me that you're bored..." :D :mrgreen:



  • AuroraskiesAuroraskies Posts: 305 Member
    @Nikkei_Simmer Now you are just bragging, you've posted this in three threads, with some playing time in between to crank up the numbers :wink:

    Steam says 603 hours (!), spring 2016 - fall 2018, and I only started because my job was stealing all my joy and an eye sickness made it hard to see anything except a computer screen. But even if everything turned out different in the end, the sims stayed with me. Such an addictive game. :smiley:
  • Nikkei_SimmerNikkei_Simmer Posts: 4,901 Member
    edited October 16
    @Auroraskies: For me it was pneumonia with 80% lung congestion on top of which I got hit with FQs (fluoroquinolones) that reacted badly and attacked the nerves and extremities (think pins and needles and burning sensations in fingers, ankles and toes multiplied by 100%). It's been a long recovery and then got hit by pneumonia again this summer of all seasons. That pretty much was the only reason why I've been playing so much. Sims 3 saved me from going completely mental. ;) I'm hoping that I get better enough that I can get back out and start doing my wildlife photography again. Had to "temporarily" shutter my business for the current.



  • AuroraskiesAuroraskies Posts: 305 Member
    @Nikkei_Simmer Yes, I've seen your beautiful pictures, in other threads :smile:
  • LordThebesLordThebes Posts: 18 Member
    Way more than I can count, all worth it though!
  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 35,198 Member
    OMGoodness- I need to play more. I have less than an hour - last played 3 years ago in October 11, 2015. :lol:
  • pisceschick75pisceschick75 Posts: 432 Member
    Over 5000 hours!!!!
    Is there a support group for Simming Addiction? I think I need it... :p
  • EricasFreePlayEricasFreePlay Posts: 383 Member
    edited November 4
    Not many at last count. Trying to get all the packs back. I am sure that will go up. In comparison, I have over 1600 hours playing Sims 2 and 72 hours playing Sims 4.
  • lydiaofmemeteamlydiaofmemeteam Posts: 32 Member
    I had the Sims 3 before I started using Origin, but I'd guess my hours are probably around 215.
  • BerryCharmingBerryCharming Posts: 25 Member
    My origin says 250 hours.
  • Nikkei_SimmerNikkei_Simmer Posts: 4,901 Member
    edited November 4
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    I haven't played for four days... I'm losing my touch. :(
    but the amount's in one year 10 months and a bit. :D It was January 2017 that I started playing Sims 3.

    See above https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16780403/#Comment_16780403



  • SimplyJenSimplyJen Posts: 13,424 Member
    edited November 5
    SimplyJen wrote: »
    What a fun topic to bump :)

    I only recently started using Origin to launch my game this year so it says 500 hours but it is way more than that.
    Now at 830 hrs
    *laughs*

    I still use Origin but not for Sims 3 and I haven't played with Sims 3 online for a while now. No clue how much time I've spent because it was never accurate to begin with. No matter the number... no regrets. :)

    Formerly known as Simasaurus09

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  • EvalenEvalen Posts: 9,375 Member
    Well lets see if you got the game when it first came out like I did, you have played 3,285 hours. Now that is only 1 hour a day, now if you played 2 hours a day you have played 6,570, and lets face it we have played anywhere from 1 to 5 or more hours a day. WOW
    I play everyday.
  • Nikkei_SimmerNikkei_Simmer Posts: 4,901 Member
    edited November 5
    Hmmm...from January 10, 2017 - today... uh...5274 divided by...uh 663 days of owning and playing TS3 = 7.95 or 8 hrs a day. Yeah, I think I have a problem. :neutral: ~sigh~



  • McToshMcTosh Posts: 307 Member
    too many, i've played it for 9 years now, and i'll still be playing it in another 9 years. unless they make sims 5 basically a remaster of sims 3 that is
    ingame: commandermctosh feel free to add ;D
  • jillbgjillbg Posts: 3,672 Member
    Over 4,300 ...and all because my wife, @Featherbelle, told me to quit pestering her because I was bored. "Here...go play Sims and quit bugging me that you're bored..." :D :mrgreen:

    @Nikkei_Simmer Just what happened to my dad - mom got him to start a useful hobby, learning woodwork, to stop his too expensive fiddling around with miniature flying airplanes... He ended up as a a cabinet maker, a real one, with his own society and several employees! :)
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  • DianesimsDianesims Posts: 446 Member
    Can’t even count!! (I used a cd first, then the launcher and I never had a number of hours on origin).
    And I would have spent even more time If I had a better computer to enjoy it, since, having a MacBook, I really couldn’t have a lot of content. I had (still have but don’t know if it would still launch) Pets and Season. I wish I had gotten Generations and World Adventures, yep I really missed out !!
  • jillbgjillbg Posts: 3,672 Member
    @McTosh Totally agree! :)
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  • McToshMcTosh Posts: 307 Member
    jillbg wrote: »
    @McTosh Totally agree! :)

    when i was younger those years ago i was agoraphobic irl, so never went out (obvs). When Sims 3 came out I was enthralled, probably unhealthiyl so, I was practically living de facto through my sim, who again, unhealthily, I unironically fell inlove with. Sad but true.

    I'm not that bad anymore, but still, I always come back to The Sims 3, and when i do I always get lost in their world. It makes me happy, I don't know anything else that has ever made me so happy. Sims 3 is super special and always will be to me. I tried 4 but it just didn't resonate as much, I dunno why could never put my finger on it, there's just something off about it. Sims 3 just feels like a living breathing world and your sim is just part of the larger story, rather than the world revolving around your sim if you get me?

    I wish EA would remaster it in 64bit. That'd be my wish.
    ingame: commandermctosh feel free to add ;D
  • Nikkei_SimmerNikkei_Simmer Posts: 4,901 Member
    edited November 5
    @jillbg, Oh...RC is insanely expensive. And if you're flying an actual turbojet, a plane can cost upwards of $35K-$50K.
    This...makes me drool.

    This guy probably needs a 1/4 scale hangar just for his F-16.



  • jillbgjillbg Posts: 3,672 Member
    edited November 5
    @Nikkei_Simmer What makes you drool made my mom furious. Especially as he often returned home with the plane in a shopping bag... :s
    Edit: Gaah... Boy and their toys...
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  • venusdemilosimsvenusdemilosims Posts: 1,866 Member
    Not going to try to count :p Although less lately cause of real life...
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