GalacticGal wrote: »
My grown daughter introduced me to the game. She was alone in another state when her husband was sent to Kuwait. He was in the Army. Happily, for her, she had a couple of sisters-in-law living nearby. They introduced her to The Sims. She spent most of our telephone conversations telling me about this silly game. I was very glad she had something to keep her mind occupied while my son-in-law was deployed. She was very happy about Makin' Magic and was holding off on the new Sims2, hoping to explore all of Makin' Magic, first. Then her newly returned hubby gave her Sims2 for Christmas. That very quickly put an end to her Makin' Magic exploration. She was completely blown away by the phenomenal, wholesale changes Maxis had made in the game. By the time spring of 2005 rolled around, the kids were back home in the State we all lived in at the time). She was able to bring their gaming laptop over to my house wherein she proceeded to 'show' me the game. Then she suggested I create a Sim. Once that was done, she nudged me to put my Sim in a neighborhood. Then she sat beside me and guided my play. Yeah, I got hooked. It took all of us by surprise. I could no longer wait until she had the opportunity to swing by and let me use her laptop to play the game, while she worked for a couple of hours. My hubby urged me to go ahead and purchase my own copy of the game. I told him my laptop couldn't handle it. He said, buy the game and we'll see. When it wouldn't load I was crestfallen (even though I knew we had it built to not play games). But, that's another story. One day, my hubby called me from work to tell me to keep an eye out for the UPS truck. He had ordered a brand new gaming rig that was to arrive in about three weeks, making sure they knew it was to be able to play Sims2. My gaming in earnest began in August 2005. I haven't stopped, yet.