Hello Simmers! This February 4th marks a big milestone in Sims history. 15 years of Sims! We will be spending the whole of February celebrating all the great moments from the last 15 years.
One thing we would like to do is put up a blog on the main TheSims.com site with some of our players favorite moments over the years. So, we would like to ask for your help. Tell us something funny, something sad, something amazing, something life-changing, or simply a magic moment. We will take some of these and put them into a blog.
Now, the rules and legal disclaimers:
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- DEADLINE: please submit your moment by Friday January 30th 2015.
Infinite Diversity, Infinite Combinations
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Otherwise I would not be here.
Sims 1, because it was so new the only game like it so it will always be special
Sims 2, I used to try to make my sims do chores when they were tired just so they would give me a dirty look and refuse, I loved that.
Sims 3, gave me the opportunity to help the architect who was remodelling our home, even although I told him there were no routing issues, he didn't seem to appreciate it.
Sims 4, when my teenage sims mother died, she sat in the park and her facial expression and quivering lip were just so sad.
Both of those are really good memories for me
Does the aniversary means toddlers will make a come back in a patch? I would love that, what a great way it would be to celebrate the birthday of the sims huh?
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I got my Mum's partner to stay up for the entire night trying to get 'The Sims Superstar' working on the computer because it didn't install properly the first time. Struggling to sleep for whole night and then rushing downstairs as soon as the sun began to rise, to find that the PC was sat there and the loading screen was up. I spent the entire day playing it non stop, it was nigh impossible to tear me away!
That moment when...
I pre-ordered 'The Sims 2 Seasons' KNOWING that it wouldn't work on my PC, then saved up every penny I had for the next eight weeks to earn enough to buy a worthy computer. Finally loading up the game and exploring each season, spending hours at a time building snowmen and the like.
These are my most memorable The Sims moments, I've never been so excited to play before!
I guess I could tell the moments I had with the Goth family throughout the series. With Sims 1 I didn't know Michael Bachelor and Bella Goth were siblings, so she kind of had an affair with him. The kids were really cute and the graveyard felt massive in that game. It was interesting seeing all their relatives in the backyard. In the Sims 2 I was devastated that Bella Goth had gone missing. I tried every possible way to get her back, but I think I was only able to get her clone back. With Bella Goth missing, I became interested in Cassandra Goth's character. I had her leave Don Lothario and marry Darren Dreamer. She had a very happy life with him and many children. In the Sims 3 I got the chance to experience Bella and Michael growing up. It was quite sweet seeing them share fond family moments together and play together. In the Sims 4, I get to experience Cassandra growing up a bit again and so nice to have the whole Goth family together again. Cassandra ended marrying Malcolm Landgraab. The only thing is I think she ended up going a little crazy after marrying him and she cries a lot. The Goth family was always a big part of her life I think and why she's sad about being married off to someone just for his money. I hope that someday that she can meet Darren Dreamer again and have babies and toddlers with him someday in the Sims 4.
For those that haven't tried any of the games yet, if you want your dream job, mate, children, house, and health. It's all possible in the Sims games. Sometimes the fantasy on the Sims lives can become a reality in our own lives. With both worlds, the sky is the limit.
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Recently, I just got Sims 2 The Ultimate Collection and even though I had Sims 3 (& all EP's) & had the new Sims 4, I was eager to jump back in and play Sims 2, as I hadn't played since 2006. What a rush when I played again....it felt like a brand new game. I was back on my 4-6 hour play time. My favorite Sims 2 family is Pollination Tech in Strangetown. One of the things that I never did back when I was playing years ago was experiment with different life states with exception to alien. In my current game Pollination Tech, got nibbled by a werewolf. Two of the funniest moments in this game: 1) Savage - I have never seen this before. I love it, how they just fight the person and turn them into a werewolf; 2) Hybrid State Children - Pollination Tech married a witch. Lets just say that their children look a little bit "odd"....with the alien eyes that are blue, with bright red hair, green skin, and sparkly witch skin.
I will ALWAYS play Sims 2 regardless of what other games come out. It has brought so much joy and happiness into my life. & now that I know there's things I didn't 'experience' the 1st time around like different life states, it's like playing a brand new game!
The game was filled with quirky humor that made me laugh for hours on end. With the Sims 2, you never knew what to expect. It had so much charm.
The Sims 3 - I got very emotional when I seen the first trailer. Someone opened the door to the world and there were endless possiblities. So wonderful.
The Sims 4 - I had a sad moment when someone shut that wonderful door or "semi shut" the door... But a good moment I had was when I found out just how wonderful and full of life the sims themselves are.. Build mode is amazing too by the way.
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And then when I went tomb exploring in 3, the music kept me on edge and I ran when I opened sarcophagus's because I didn't know if there was a mummy in there or not.
And then when I got supernatural, I would make sure all my sims were indoors at home with the doors locked by 6PM when the full moon rose because I was scared of the zombies. lol (I learned over time they couldn't do anything)
"Well that was a bit disturbing..."
I remember the day when I walked into the Game shop and saw a huge Sims display and it included the base game. I was overjoyed and have been hooked ever since.
Sadly for me my laptop died some time around May that year and had to be sent off for repairs. I'd lost all the games, and there were many, that I'd spent so many hours each day creating. I loved building houses in particular and to switch on my laptop only to be confronted with a black screen was devastating.
The laptop was due to be away for a month and I really tried to do without my game but I caved in and bought another laptop before the old one came back
I have so many happy memories of playing my games but the truly magical event is when someone comes up behind me and asks if I want a cup of tea or if I'm ready for my dinner yet. Yes, yes I am ready for refreshment after a couple of hours of hard playing and aren't I grateful when I don't have to drag myself away from my game in order to prepare it
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When she became an adult, there was a dilemma within myself because I wanted her to have a child, but didn't want the added stress of another Sim, such as a husband, in the house. Against my morals, I had her get pregnant with whom I thought was the handsomest guy in town.
It was a boy! He was adorable! I named him after myself, and vowed that he would be raised not at all like I was IRL. He never once had a meal that wasn't smart milk. Playing with toys, he had gained enough skills as a toddler to get college scholarships. I was so proud!
One night the mother autonomously gazed into a telescope, and was abducted by aliens! The baby was asleep, and the clock sped up. Before I realized what was happening, too much time had elapsed, and the baby boy was taken away by the social worker!!!
I was shocked! My first thought was that I was being punished for having the baby out of wedlock. I moped around and couldn't get it off of my mind for days. Later, I read on the forums about adopting, and the possibility of getting the boy back. I was so excited! Unfortunately, the mother was now unfit and unable to adopt.
Then it dawned on me. Have the father adopt! He did, and got the boy back!!! He was raised with the best of everything, maxed all skills, had a business while getting straight A's through college, and graduated rich! I was so proud of him, and he was the handsomest young man in town!
As elders, his parents married, and everyone lived happily ever after, including myself!
I remember I made this family of three: a mom, dad, and teenage daughter. I also had Nightlife installed, so shortly after I moved them into their small home, I sent the mom downtown to buy a cell phone. What I did not expect was for her to run into a vampire! It was a Friday night, so she had time to spare to talk to this strange Countess. She ended up biting her, turning her into a vampire as well.
I sent her home, and in the next couple of Sim days, she had converted her husband first, then her daughter. Their beds were replaced with coffins and soon they were living the good life, with no reflections, red eyes, and the ability to turn into bats.
But the fun was ended come Monday. The school bus arrived and it was time for the daughter to go to school. As usual, she strolled out in the morning sun to get there, but this time, she collapsed into a pile of dust on the pavement!
After a quick return to the game without saving, I realized that she could not get to school. More importantly, her parents couldn't get to work, and they were running low on money already because of their new coffins!
So the answer was obvious. A home business. In no time, they had a stylish, shelf-lined basement filled with completely random merchandise, ranging from toy nutcrackers to refrigerators.
But there was one issue. The customers decided that most of them would rather come in the day than night, and my Sims being vampires, naturally didn't like that because it didn't fit with their nocturnal schedule. To fix this, I added another woman to the household. A caretaker, of sorts.
The woman helped run the shop during the day and business was slowly starting to become more successful. I eventually ended up with a line of customers that went out the door (possibly due to bad cashier skills).
Their life was spontaneous and hilarious, and with a lot of hard work, they made their unconventional situations thrive. To allow their daughter to age up (as a vampire, she didn't age), I sent her to college, where she met a matchmaker who was willing to sell her a potion to return her to a human state. What I did not expect from it was the best of both worlds. Although it was a glitch, she was able to still look like a vampire, but go out in the day! Through her I was able to experience campus life, but that's for another story.
ETA: I also fondly remember the magic from The Sims: Makin' Magic. I enchanted my lawn flamingos and gnomes. The flamingos became FlaminGoGo dancers and started doing the craziest dances! Meanwhile, the gnomes ran around trying to ruin my Sims' life, kicking their shins and destroying their stuff. I also remember being able to turn my Sims into monsters using charms, pets into humans, and giving my children ghostly imaginary friends that were almost as creepy as the tragic clown! However, I had to get a lot of pixie dust to do get these imaginary friends, and I remember the children had to play with some specific toybox to get it. I was always amazed every time little fairies came out of that box and lifted my Sim into the air. Makin' Magic also brought aging to the game, allowing children to be turned into adults. I can't believe how much that blew my mind back then.
Midway through my Sims 2 career, I had a goal, no, a DREAM. It would take patience. It would take ingenuity. It would take one man's well-sculpted goatee. With my plan in action, I began my task.
After weeks of effort, countless hours of "Tell Joke" and "Hug", and mountains of grilled cheese, I had finally done it. Don Lothario had Try for Baby'd every woman in town and had been successful. Over twenty children in all! When Don had finally settled down and retired from Chief of Staff, he had Woo-hooed 44 different women. This, I believe, was what he found to be his biggest accomplishment in life. Yes, he set a precedent in my town. No man would ever be able to beat that record (if only because they were now related to all other citizens of Pleasantview!).
Since the sims 1? I have purchased all the sims titles. Stuff packs, store content, expansions packs basically day 1 since year 2000! 15 years I have been here buying, following, supporting the game and the staff. I am 31 now with kids who play also! I can just hope to have another 15 years of simming under my belt come year 2030. I am unsure what the future my hold but its been a good ride being a Sims fan... the sims are and always will be a big part of my life.