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Sims 3 aMAYzing Gift Exchange ~ Closed to Joining!

ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
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Build: Rosie’s Bakery and Tea Room with Greenhouse – CC Free
Creator: illusie
Download Link: Rosie's Bakery & Tea Room
Sims: My Simself

April showers bring May flowers.
This makes me think of lovely landscapes and what better place to showcase them than with a … HOMEMADE GIFT EXCHANGE!!!

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Build: See 1st picture for details
Sims: My Simself and Roberto Cornett (an EA-generated townie)

Remember …
This is a SECRET EXCHANGE.
Please do not reveal your Buddy before the gifting period opens.

Certain communication will only be done via private messages so each Buddy will need to check their Forum Inbox on a regular basis.

Please read ALL posts as changes have been made since the last gift exchange!

Checklist:
Be a Buddy! Use the Buddy Form Letter found in the 4th post.
Chat & ask generic questions in the thread.
For specific questions concerning gifts & such, send me a PM.
Follow the Rules (3rd post) & note the Important Dates (2nd post).
During gifting time, compliment & click the “Recommend It” button.
Above all, Have FUN!!!


BIG Hugs!
Addy


Index:
Important Dates
Rules
Buddy Letter Form
Buddy Letters
Buddy Gifts
Frequently Asked Questions
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  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    edited April 16
    Important Dates
    Please add to your calendar!!!

    Sign Ups: Sunday, March 31 to Saturday, April 13 ending at 11 pm (EST).
    Late Buddy Letters will not be accepted!

    Buddy Names: Each Buddy name will be sent via private message and should arrive by 11 pm (EST) on Sunday, April 14.

    ALL check-ins need to be done via the thread.
    Do not send a private message or post on my Sims 3 My Page wall.

    Check-in ONE: Before or by the end of Tuesday, April 16.
    This lets me know that you received your Buddy name.
    If you haven’t received a name and need it re-sent, please let me know ASAP!

    Check-in TWO: Before or by the end of Tuesday, April 30.
    This is just a general check-in to let me know that you’re doing okay.

    If you need help with anything or foresee any problems, be sure to ask or mention this! General questions should be asked in the thread, but Buddy specific ones must be sent to me via private message.

    Check-in THREE: Before or by the end of Tuesday, May 14.
    Your gift should be almost ready to go at this time.

    VERY Important!!!: If you miss one of the above check-ins without letting me know beforehand, you will receive a private message. If you do not respond by the date listed in the private message, you will be eliminated from this gift exchange and won’t receive a gift. The person who had you will be asked if they would like to gift the Buddy you were assigned. The only exception against elimination is letting me know ahead of time that you will miss a deadline.

    GIFTING Time: Sunday, May 19 through Thursday, May 23.
    If you are unable to gift during this time, let me know ASAP!
    April 15th edit: Dates changed from May 20 through 24 due to a schedule conflict on my end.
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  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    edited March 31
    Rules

    Remember, this is a Sims 3 only gift exchange ~ NO Sims 4 gifts allowed.

    The rules have been categorized in the hopes that they’ll be easier to read.
    Be sure to check each spoiler tag!

    *NEW* REQUIREMENT to join: Be able to upload to your studio.
    If you haven’t uploaded anything within the last 3 months, now is a good time to check and ensure that you can. Create a simple sim and/or build a basic house then upload for testing purposes.

    Hello, Buddy!
    If you signed up for a previous gift exchange and didn’t give a homemade gift, you will not be paired up in this exchange. Sorry, no exceptions!

    B1. Join by posting a letter (see post 4 for the form letter that must be used!).

    B2. If you get a new store item or pack, please edit your Buddy letter AND post in the thread that changes were made.

    B3. Keep your Buddy Name a secret once you receive your name via private message.

    B4. Remember to check-in on the check-in dates! Checking in early is fine.

    B5. Regularly check the thread.

    B6. Asking a question if fine. Copping an attitude is not.
    Rude or mean behavior will not be tolerated. If seen, I will remove you at my discretion.

    B7. If something comes up (ex: personal, computer problems, etc.), please let me know ASAP via PM so arrangements can be made for your Buddy.

    Make Gifts!
    M1. No custom content is allowed. All gifts will be custard checked, no exceptions.
    Please refer to the FAQs post on how to start a clean, no CC game.

    M2. You must make at least one homemade gift for your Buddy.
    This is not something that is bought from the Sims 3 store.

    M3. Gift Guideline:
    *If making one gift, BUILD something for your Buddy.
    *If making more than one (not required!), one gift must be a build, but the rest can be additional builds and/or sims and/or pets.

    M4. Buddy Letters are suggestions and not a checklist of what will be gifted (or received!) during gifting time.

    Gifting Time!
    G1. You must gift and be gifted.

    G2. When a gift is being given, post a message in the thread.
    This message must include:
    Your Buddy’s name
    Gift number (very helpful to Buddy & host!)
    Link to the studio upload
    Screenshots showing off the gift.

    G3. In the gift message, it’s best to put more than 5 screenshots inside a spoiler tag to prevent page jumping as pictures load and help with page loading times.

    The way it works looks like this:
    [ spoiler ] pictures and accompanying text go here [ /spoiler ]
    Remember to remove the spaces before and after each bracket!

    G4. To keep things cozy, gifts will be given in this thread. Please do not make a separate gifting thread for your Buddy.*
    *This rule is subject to change, depending upon number of Buddies.

    G5. If you download or add a gift to your favorites list, please ‘Recommend It’.

    G6. Everybody loves compliments!
    Gifts take time & effort so be sure to let Buddies know what caught your eye.
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  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    edited April 3
    Buddy Letter

    1. MUST use this form!
    It’s a guide to give your Buddy as much information as possible. Include any additional info you think would help them get to know your way of playing the game.

    2. The more details, the better!!!

    3. Your Sims 3 My Page helps me when Buddy pairings are being made, especially if I don’t know you very well. If you’d rather not put your link in the letter, please send me a PM with this information. Also … if your page is set to private, you need to send me a friend request or make your page public for the duration of the gift exchange.

    4. Remember, this is a guide and not a step-by-step wishlist.
    You might or might not get something that is mentioned here.

    As always, your Buddy is looking forward to creating something truly unique for you!


    Buddy Letter form:

    Username:

    Link to your Sims 3 My Page: (read no. 3 listed above!)

    I have installed the following Expansion Packs:

    I have installed the following Stuff Packs:

    I own the following Store Content:

    I own the following EA-made Worlds:

    Some of my favorite colors are:

    I really don’t like this color:

    I love to use items from this set:

    I prefer to play in this EA-made World:

    I enjoy playing in this custom world (please include link):

    I enjoy this style of build the most: (Examples: Craftsman, Victorian, Modern)

    I really don’t want this in my game:

    I would or would not like lots in the following sizes: (If you’re a fan of tiny lots, then here is a great place to mention that! If larger lots make your game lag while loading them, mention it!)

    I want/don’t want berry sims:

    I want/don’t want occult sims: (Be sure to specifically list those that you are fine with or mention which ones you don’t want to see in your game!)

    I want/don’t want pets in the household: (Like cats more than dogs? Prefer cute puppies to horses? Don’t want any critters? Mention it!)

    Do you want your sims and/or pets skilled up for you? If so, how much? (Example: A couple of points, but not maxed out)

    Are there certain skills you want skilled because you really like having them ready when you start with a new sim or household? (Example: A few points in Cooking would be nice so sims don’t burn the grilled cheese and can make more than a mean bowl of cereal!)

    Are there particular skill items that you really like having in a build? (Example: I love having sims that can cook, garden, paint and write so having those skill objects would be awe-sim!)

    How do your sims travel around town? Taxi ... vehicle ... bicycle/scooter ... horse ... broom? (Mention your preference and whether you want a parking spot or two, garage, bike racks, stable, broom stand. Some sims prefer to put transportation in their inventory, if applicable.)

    Other: (Describe here anything that you’d really like that might or might not have been previously mentioned!)


    This text is to certify that I have read ALL the posts and will follow the rules for participation as well as pay attention to important dates.
    ~ end of form ~


    If you’re having trouble figuring out what to say in your letter, peek at the previous gift exchange for ideas.
    Sims 3 Happy Holidays Gift Exchange


    Don’t worry. Have FUN!
    Your Buddy will <3 what you make for them!
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  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    edited March 31
    Buddy Gifts
  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    edited March 31
    Buddy Gifts
  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    edited March 31
    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What is a homemade gift exchange?
    Each participant (Buddy) writes a letter mentioning things they would like or not like to have in their game ~ each Buddy then gets paired with another Buddy and secretly makes a gift or gifts for him/her (this can be a build, pet or sim) ~ during gifting time, the Buddies reveal themselves and share their gift for their special someone.

    What is a homemade gift?
    Something that is created while in-game and not purchased from the Sims 3 store is a homemade gift. A residential or community lot counts. A sim or pet needs more than simply being created in CAS, they should be taken in-game and given a bit of personality. Giving them a few skill points and/or place things in their personal inventory are just a couple of suggestions you might want to consider.

    How do I start a clean, no CC game?
    1 Rename your “The Sims 3” folder to something else. I often use “The Sims 3 old”.
    2 Start the game. Since it can’t find the folder, it will proceed to make a brand new one and that will be have the factory default settings. It doesn’t contain CC, mods or Sims 3 store content.
    3 Exit the game. Your folder will have the new folder labeled “The Sims 3”.
    4 Add whatever Sims 3 store content you’d like to use in the gift for your Buddy.
    5 Unless you’re familiar with mods and whether they create custom content, it might be best to not use them.

    MiaSkywalker has suggested another method that removes most of the CC from a game (CC can stick to a .sim file and will be transferrable through the Exchange).

    Her method:
    1 Remove or rename the mods folder.
    2 Rename the extension of all .dbc files in the DCCache folder to something else, like XXX.dbc.backup (Note: .ebc is store content and .dbc is CC).

    How do I post an image?
    Above the “Leave a Comment” box is a toolbar with formatting options. The one that looks like a picture is used to post an image. Move your mouse cursor over it and the message shows “Image”. Click on it and paste or type your image link location in the box. Image should be seen when “Preview” button is pressed.

    An alternate method that also works: You manually type [ i m g ] paste-your-link-here [ / i m g ] without the spaces inside the brackets.

    To make the image clickable: You manually type [ u r l = paste-your-url-link-here ][ i m g ] paste-your-image-link-here[ / i m g ][ / u r l ] without the spaces inside the brackets.

    How do I post a link?
    Above the “Leave a Comment” box is a toolbar with formatting options. The one that looks like two interlocking chains in a link is used to post a link. Move your mouse cursor over it and the message shows “Url”. Click on it and paste or type your url location in the box (TIP: remember to remove the text that automatically appears before entering your information!). Press the “ok” button. Link should be seen when “Preview” button is pressed.

    An alternate method that also works. You manually type [ u r l ] paste-your-link-here [ / u r l ] without the spaces inside the brackets.

    If you want the link title to be other than the link address, type in your changes to the wording that is located before [ / u r l ] without the spaces inside the brackets.

    If typing this manually, it would look similar to this: [ u r l = paste-your-link-here] type-whatever-you’d like-the-link-to-be-called[ / u r l ] without the spaces inside the brackets.

    Is CAP custom content?
    Looking over previous gift exchanges, this little nugget was discovered. TnT_Terry wrote, “CAP is NOT considered CC at all (it's an EA/Sims 3 program), but will definitely show separately in custard. Most importantly, when using patterns on any lot/sim/object it is always best to link to every pattern used because they don't always transfer with upload.”

    However, please note that there are Buddies who don’t want anything that shows up separately in custard so it is probably best not to include them.
  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    edited March 31
    Closed
    Open!
    Post edited by ADWilson on
  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    Looking forward to reading Buddy Letters & learning more about what you like in your games! :)
  • BreeMilesBreeMiles Posts: 6,820 Member
    edited April 3
    I think I have it correct!

    Username: BreeMiles

    Link to your Sims 3 My Page: https://mypage.thesims3.com/mypage/BreeMiles

    I have installed the following Expansion Packs: All

    I have installed the following Stuff Packs: All

    I own the following Store Content: All, (there is a few clothing items I don’t own, nothing to worry about though)

    I own the following EA-made Worlds: All

    Some of my favorite colors are: Creams, with browns, & pastels

    I really don’t like this color: None

    I love to use items from this set: I think it's called the Bayside set, I love the kitchen counters

    I prefer to play in this EA-made World: I love most all the worlds, but Sunset Valley and Sunlite Tides are my most fav’d

    I enjoy playing in this custom world (please include link): Legacy Island III, by Rflong7 & Ruthless_kk’s Everything Island 2

    I enjoy this style of build the most: (Examples: Craftsman, Victorian, Modern) I enjoy all styles of homes! Farm houses & suburban homes are my favorite I think!

    I really don’t want this in my game: Can’t think of anything

    I would or would not like lots in the following sizes: (If you’re a fan of tiny lots, then here is a great place to mention that! If larger lots make your game lag while loading them, mention it!) I’m a fan of medium sized lots, but if it’s bigger then no worries my computer will handle it!

    I want/don’t want berry sims: I’m not a big fan of the vampires or werewolves!

    I want/don’t want occult sims: (Be sure to specifically list those that you are fine with or mention which ones you don’t want to see in your game!) Vampires and Werewolves are my least favorite

    I want/don’t want pets in the household: (Like cats more than dogs? Prefer cute puppies to horses? Don’t want any critters? Mention it!) Love cats, dogs and horses! I forget to take care of the critters most of the time so they may or may not make it! But I love them all! (Birds best of all)

    Do you want your sims and/or pets skilled up for you? If so, how much? (Example: A couple of points, but not maxed out) Not necessary but you can if you want, it’s entirely up to you!

    Are there certain skills you want skilled because you really like having them ready when you start with a new sim or household? (Example: A few points in Cooking would be nice so sims don’t burn the grilled cheese and can make more than a mean bowl of cereal!) Not Really

    Are there particular skill items that you really like having in a build? (Example: I love having sims that can cook, garden, paint and write so having those skilling objects would be awe-sim!) I love sims that cook and garden, they are my favorite and brings back many memories of my first time playing Sims 3!

    How do your sims travel around town? Taxi ... vehicle ... bicycle/scooter ... horse ... broom? (Mention your preference and whether you want a parking spot or two, garage, bike racks, stable, broom stand. Some sims prefer to put transportation in their inventory, if applicable.) Mostly cars, but I like bikes and the bike racks I try to put both in most of my builds if they have one then I put the other! But its entirely up to the buddy!

    Other: (Describe here anything that you’d really like that might or might not have been previously mentioned!). I wouldn’t mind a large dining area where my sims could have plenty of room to host parties and family gatherings!

    This text is to certify that I have read ALL the posts and will follow the rules for participation as well as pay attention to important dates.
    ~ end of form ~

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  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    GLAD you can be a Buddy again, @BreeMiles
    Your builds are amazing!!
  • BreeMilesBreeMiles Posts: 6,820 Member
    Happy to see you hosting another one m'dear! I really enjoyed the last one! <3
  • 60smusicluvr60smusicluvr Posts: 1,654 Member
    Looking forward to participating this time around. I'll have to come back later to formally join because I don't have time right this minute to write a letter. B)
    My Page
    Showcase
    Please check out my latest creation: Ye Olde Charmer -- Farmhouse
  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    Looking forward to participating this time around. I'll have to come back later to formally join because I don't have time right this minute to write a letter. B)

    Looking forward to seeing your letter!
  • cianeciane Posts: 15,279 Member
    edited April 3
    Username: ciane

    Link to your Sims 3 My Page: https://mypage.thesims3.com/mypage/ciane

    I have installed the following Expansion Packs: all

    I have installed the following Stuff Packs: all

    I own the following Store Content: all build/buy objects not part of bonuses nor branded content and all CAS items that are part of sets. (I do own some of the other, just not all.)

    I own the following EA-made Worlds: all

    Some of my favorite colors are: blue green to blue violet with soft crèmes and white

    I really don’t like this color: greenish yellow is my least favorite

    I love to use items from this set: the Bauhaus windows and mid-century kitchen clutter

    I prefer to play in this EA-made World: I love all the worlds and try to rotate play among them.

    I enjoy playing in this custom world (please include link): The only custom worlds I’ve “played” are empty ones that I build in.

    I enjoy this style of build the most:I really do enjoy modern the most as I love taking something ordinary and giving it a twist.

    I really don’t want this in my game: I don't like big lots or sims with lots of cc as they can cause lag.

    I would or would not like lots in the following sizes: I am a HUGE fan of TINY lots! Larger lots make my game lag. So, if you’d like to challenge yourself with a 10x10 build, I’d love to play it! Anything that is just two stories on a 30x40 or smaller lot is fine.

    I don’t want berry sims: I play normal guy/girl next-door looking Sims.

    I don’t want occult sims: I play normal guy/girl next-door Sims, though occasionally I’ll play a genie or witch. I am NOT a fan of vampires, though I do like how fast they skill!

    I don’t want pets in the household: One cat or dog in the family is enough for me. Too many pets is more challenging.

    Do you want your sims and/or pets skilled up for you? Yes, but if not, I'll still play them! If so, how much? A couple of points to show you liked playing the Sim(s) means I will enjoy playing them too.

    Are there certain skills you want skilled because you really like having them ready when you start with a new sim or household? A cooking point means they can gain skill as they watch the cooking channel. An athletic point means they can jog. A charisma point means they’ll build charisma as they chat with others. So, those are usually the first skills I work on.

    Are there particular skill items that you really like having in a build? Every Sim is different, so is every build. Put in what you’d like for the Sim(s) you imagine living there.

    How do your sims travel around town? Mine usually jog. (Mention your preference and whether you want a parking spot or two, garage, bike racks, stable, broom stand.) I do like room for a parking spot so I can have a vehicle to teach a teen to drive.

    Other: I love reading a Sim story with nice pictures. Present your Sim or build with a little back story to match the pictures and I’ll love it. And, I usually include a driveway; but not necessarily a car. :wink:

    This text is to certify that I have read ALL the posts and will follow the rules for participation as well as pay attention to important dates.
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  • suzsessuzses Posts: 1,561 Member
    edited March 31
    So glad we're doing this again. :) I will be working on my letter, but I may be a little slow due to "life" at the moment. It will be good to have some fun sharing with friends. :)
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  • cianeciane Posts: 15,279 Member
    I love the name - aMAYzing! It's great to see @BreeMiles and @60smusicluvr here already and I know @suzses is looking forward to this as well. I hope we'll see some new faces as well as a lot of veteran ones.
  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    Welcome back, @ciane
    Another amazing builder!
  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    Looking forward to seeing your letter, @suzses!
  • JessabeansJessabeans Posts: 3,241 Member
    edited April 13
    Buddy Letter form:

    Username: JessaBeans

    Link to your Sims 3 My Page: JessaBeans

    I have installed the following Expansion Packs: All

    I have installed the following Stuff Packs: All

    I own the following Store Content: All

    I own the following EA-made Worlds: All

    Some of my favorite colors are: cools and neutrals, I prefer bold colors as accents.

    I really don’t like this color: I like them all, I guess orange is my least favorite.

    I love to use items from this set: Brunch at the Old Mill or Club Vaindenburger are my favorites

    I prefer to play in this EA-made World: Aurora Skies or Hidden Springs

    I enjoy playing in this custom world (please include link): I recently started a game in RFlong's Bridgeport edit.

    I enjoy this style of build the most: (Examples: Craftsman, Victorian, Modern) I love most styles, I like the minimalism of Scandinavian Modern or the detailed facades of Victorian Italianate the most.

    Just a note; I typically build symmetrically with wide open spaces because I'm neurotic about it. So in my neighborhoods I love to mix in builds from others that are asymmetrical or ones with tiny hallways or interesting angles. Of course, if you are a symmetrical builder too go ahead and do that I will love it.

    I really don’t want this in my game: Werewolves or overly run down apocalyptic style. (I love reading the apocalypse challenges, and I like a little grunge if it makes sense for the sims or the lot but I don't really like dirty or run down.)
    Or 3rd party CC or CAP, I check everything in custard. I keep what little CC I use quarantined as a package and remove the folder entirely when building.

    I would or would not like lots in the following sizes: (If you’re a fan of tiny lots, then here is a great place to mention that! If larger lots make your game lag while loading them, mention it!) I prefer smaller to medium lots with a smaller building footprint and outdoor space. 10x10-40x40, unless it's a farm or a roller coaster or something that needs a lot of space.

    I want/don’t want berry sims: I love seeing stories with them but I play realistic sims, barring the occasional unicorn breeding witch or fairy gardener. Most of the time my townies usually look like an LL Bean catalog running around.

    I want/don’t want occult sims: When I play occult I like Fairies, Witches, Mermaids and unicorns. I don't really like werewolves or zombies, vampires are fine as townies. I play with a no zombie mod so I am not sure how a zombie townie would work.

    I want/don’t want pets in the household: I like to occasionally breed horses (and unicorns) so it's always nice to have variety for mates. Dogs are good, only one per family unless they are friends, siblings or have some sort of story where they shouldn't be separated, usually have a minor pet or two in the house I like terrarium or fish jar collections. I had 3 cats until recently so I typically don't have them in game too.

    Do you want your sims and/or pets skilled up for you? If so, how much? I prefer sims I play to be in the CAS folder because I want to 'be there' for their whole lives. I don't know if that's weird. For townie Sims (which I'm always on the lookout for) it's nice if their skills make sense for their career path and level.

    Are there certain skills you want skilled because you really like having them ready when you start with a new sim or household?(Example: A few points in Cooking would be nice so sims don’t burn the grilled cheese and can make more than a mean bowl of cereal!) I like when the skills make sense for the sim.

    Are there particular skill items that you really like having in a build? I usually play a self employed sim (writer, painter, horsewoman, gardener, I've been trying out scuba diving and collecting more.) I love the little canning stove, so it's nice when it can fit into the kitchen. Really a small garden, or space for one, and a bookcase is all my sims really need. I have loads of community lots with space to paint or write that my sims visit so having a lot of room at their home isn't as important but it's nice to have it if it fits. (More community lots with space to for self employed sims to work are always welcome too.)

    How do your sims travel around town? Taxi ... vehicle ... bicycle/scooter ... horse ... broom? (Mention your preference and whether you want a parking spot or two, garage, bike racks, stable, broom stand. Some sims prefer to put transportation in their inventory, if applicable.) My Sims usually ride a bicycle/scooter in most neighborhoods so I don't really need a garage or parking on community lots. When I've play witches I preferred to keeping her broom rack in a small closet.

    Other: I will treasure and appreciate whatever you make me, it means the world to me that someone would take the time to create something just for me. As long as the sims 3 has been out I've barely scratched the gameplay surface so if you think of something not covered in this letter and would prefer to just surprise me with something I didn't even realize I needed in my game then that would be awesome too.


    This text is to certify that I have read ALL the posts and will follow the rules for participation as well as pay attention to important dates.
    ~ end of form ~
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  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    Nice to see your name as a Buddy again, @Jessabeans
    Another amazingly creative builder!
  • MsPrissy88MsPrissy88 Posts: 2,947 Member
    SIGN ME UP!!!!! :# B)


    I just finished building a test house to see if I can still upload to the exchange.

    IT WORKED!!!!


    I will be back later tonight, or some time this week with my letter. :# B)
    Origin ID -- MsPrissySim

    MY Sims Website -- Prissy's Creations

    I *LIVE* stream my gameplay!! -- My Twitch Channel
  • ADWilsonADWilson Posts: 5,506 Member
    MsPrissy88 wrote: »
    SIGN ME UP!!!!! :# B)


    I just finished building a test house to see if I can still upload to the exchange.

    IT WORKED!!!!


    I will be back later tonight, or some time this week with my letter. :# B)

    GLAD to hear that your test upload worked.
    Looking forward to seeing your letter!
  • cianeciane Posts: 15,279 Member
    Yay! @Jessabeans and @MsPrissy88 - it's great to see you both here as well.
    And, @Jessabeans - Yes to minimal Scandinavian modern, asymmetrical, and interesting angles! You forgot to mention what size lots you might or might not like.
  • 60smusicluvr60smusicluvr Posts: 1,654 Member
    edited April 3
    Username: 60smusicluvr

    Link to your Sims 3 My Page: https://mypage.thesims3.com/mypage/60smusicluvr

    I have installed the following Expansion Packs: ALL

    I have installed the following Stuff Packs: Everything EXCEPT Outdoor Living

    I own the following Store Content: I own about 98% or 99% of the store. The only venue I don't own is Olympian Physique. I don't have some of the origin or pack exclusives and a few outfits. None are a big deal, so feel free to use as much store content as you like!

    I own the following EA-made Worlds: I own all the EA store worlds. I earned Barnacle Bay as some sort of glitch, so it never registered on my sims 3 account page.

    Some of my favorite colors are: My FAVORITE color is green! <3

    I really don’t like this color: My least favorite is orange. :s

    I love to use items from this set: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, all store content.

    I prefer to play in this EA-made World: Hmm. That's a tough one. I'm more of a builder than a gameplayayer :D :D LOL. ANYWAYS, I guess I'd really be open with almost any of the worlds (excluding Dragon Valley and Monte Vista) because if I'm being honest, I've only played about one save in each and some of them never. I know. That's bad! *hides face in shame* With that said, Appaloosa Plains has recently peaked my interest, after I parked my latest build in that world. I was sort of blown away with some of the original lots. I was just surprised with how little, perhaps not even if at all, that I would have to go through and edit them. I really just never took a good look at that world and I've never had a single save there. I love that cute, cottage lot owned by one of the townies there and I think it was either the salon or consignment shop (maybe both!) that really wow'd me. Hidden Springs, Twinbrook, Riverview are all favorites of mine. Isla Paradiso and my recently purchased, Roaring Heights show a totally different side that I love, but wouldn't necessarily recommend building for me in.

    I enjoy playing in this custom world (please include link): N/A

    I enjoy this style of build the most: Gosh! The only thing I don't like is something ultra modern. That's a big no no. I like stuff that is historical looking, an old town sort of vibe. I really like old fashioned, vintage/industrial looking designs. I'm cool with tudor style homes (just don't go the 'Dragon Valley' route tudor, okay? So, I guess something more modern looking, if you were to go this route), cottages, farms and Victorian. I'm not very knowledgeable on all the styles in the world, so I probably left out so many types that could be considered historical and that's really the key for me. I just like old fashioned stuff and furniture (particularly sofas with buttons)!

    I really don’t want this in my game: Seeing as how no CC is a rule, I think we're good. :wink:

    I would or would not like lots in the following sizes: The only thing that I dislike about uploads is if a house is so large that it feels like a maze just to find your sim. I don't like going up and down a million levels and one of the greatest examples of this would be ''The Boardwalk' venue, a beautiful lot made amazingly well, but a nightmare to play in in my personal opinion. I would prefer homes to be on 40X40 lot or smaller, unless you want to make a farmhouse, in which case, make the lot as large or as small as you want. o:)

    I want/don’t want berry sims: I prefer playing realistically, but I won't say, "no!"

    I want/don’t want occult sims: Occult sims are A-Ok! If you don't know already, I really enjoy doing steampunk builds and I have set up so many wonderful lots in Midnight Hollow ready for me to hop in and play. Occult sims would fit well in this world and I guess I'd prefer any occult sims you may make for me to be "Steampunk." :mrgreen: o:)

    I want/don’t want pets in the household: I'm open to having pets, but please limit it to only one!

    Do you want your sims and/or pets skilled up for you? If so, how much? It doesn't matter.

    Are there certain skills you want skilled because you really like having them ready when you start with a new sim or household? It doesn't matter.

    Are there particular skill items that you really like having in a build? Not really. :neutral:

    Other: Dear buddy, I'm sorry my letter is such a huge, jumbled mess! I have so many different tastes in architecture and design, it's hard to pinpoint exactly what I want in this moment, especially when it comes to what world I enjoy playing in most to help you out (I think the old town vibe of Appaloosa would be best). But, honestly, I will be delighted in seeing whatever your heart desires to build . . . as long as it isn't ultra modern or maze-like. Some additional information that may or may not complicate things is that I like eclectic design with vibrate colors. This kind of decor really, really appeals to me because it can meld so many wonderful styles of furniture into one and still look good, if done the right way. As a builder, I haven't truly captured that type of look the way I always wished I could. I'm sort of left ogling Pinterest in that regard, hoping that someday, I can find the right combination.

    :star: My biggest wish list items are in bold. :star:

    That took so long to do. :dizzy:

    This text is to certify that I have read ALL the posts and will follow the rules for participation as well as pay attention to important dates.
    ~ end of form ~

    EDIT: I prefer not using taxis for transportation. Bikes and other transportation is fine, but garages are not necessarily needed unless you want to do that. Just make sure you make a spot, so it doesn't go into their inventory.
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