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lisamwittlisamwitt Posts: 3,946 Member
edited October 31 in Off Topic Chat
The question of how players got started was posed on the FB page and after reading many of the comments, I was just curious what the numbers would look like in a poll. How many newer players are there, like my younger kids who've only played 3&4? My oldest son, who started with 2? How many like me who are practically dinosaurs and started before there was a Sims as we know it?

Edit: I'm sorry, I missed some titles when I was making the poll. So I guess you'll just have to comment if you started with any of those. I also just noticed the Sims 2 option should be 2004.

SimEarth, SimAnt, SimLife, SimFarm, SimRefinery, etc. 1990-2009
Streets of SimCity, 1997
Sims Medieval, 2011

Which game did you start with? 140 votes

SimCity, 1989-2014
14%
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Sims 1, 2000
43%
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Sims Online, 2002
0%
Bustin' Out, 2003
3%
ArmortyCementJordan061102VinceMr_Slimsta 5 votes
The Urbz, 2004
0%
AngelEb95 1 vote
The Sims 2 or Sims 2 Castaway, 2000
10%
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My Sims, 2007-2010
1%
KelvinBelphegorCat 2 votes
Sims 3, 2009
15%
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Sims Freeplay, 2011-
4%
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Sims 4, 2014-
7%
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  • simmerLellasimmerLella Posts: 473 Member
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    Actually, SimTown, before several other Sim titles (including SimCity but I don't remember which one) then Sims 1.
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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 279 Member
    Sims 3, 2009
    I started playing Sims 3 right about the time they were ending it and moving on to sims 4.
  • lisamwittlisamwitt Posts: 3,946 Member
    edited July 6
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    We had a PC in the house, but my mom bought SimCity for her Mac. No one really got into it, maybe because the Mac version was in black and white? Then she bought SimCity 2000 in 1993 and I loved it.
    I saw Sims 1 at my sisters house much later, and was completely hooked after that. We bought the console Sims 1 for ourselves (I was a year into my marriage).
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  • EmschmemEmschmem Posts: 84 Member
    Sims 3, 2009
    I started with TS3, but never owned one of the games until TS4 last year! I would always play on my friend's games and add my simself in :)
  • lisamwittlisamwitt Posts: 3,946 Member
    edited July 3
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    Actually, SimTown, before several other Sim titles (including SimCity but I don't remember which one) then Sims 1.

    SimTown was 1995. I thought about including those as a choice when I was looking at Sim titles, (SimTown, SimEarth, SimFarm etc.) but then forgot when I actually started making the poll. It would be nice if you could edit them.
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,005 Member
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    A couple of SimCities, not sure which ones at this point, then Sims 1 years later in 2003.
  • dreamerz13dreamerz13 Posts: 9,078 Member
    edited July 3
    Sims 1, 2000
    I started on TS1 but in terms of time it was at the end of TS1's time and TS2 was a couple months away.
  • SindocatSindocat Posts: 3,912 Member
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    Yes, the black & white SimCity for Mac, around 1989. It was totally different from my notion of video games at the time.
  • mintycupcakemintycupcake Posts: 10,696 Member
    edited July 3
    I got SimFarm and SimPark from the same computer game order through the school (like Scholastic book order, but with educational games)

    ETA: that was like 97 or 98.
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  • SeloBeeSeloBee Posts: 127 Member
    Sims 1, 2000
    I started with the console version of TS1 back in I think it was 2003. Not long after, I got the PC version and loved it. Then Sims 2 came out and I've been addicted ever since! :D
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  • poltergeistpoltergeist Posts: 1,362 Member
    Sims 3, 2009
    i played sims 3 in middle school. specifically, i remember playing it on a garbage little laptop while on a family vacation. then one day my saves just got wiped and i was really confused, stopped playing after that... still don't know what happened.
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  • olvrbsnolvrbsn Posts: 45 Member
    Sims 4, 2014-
    Voted for Sims 4, but then i realised i played the Sims and Simcity a bit in my childhood. 😂
  • StutumStutum Posts: 651 Member
    Sims 1, 2000
    The Sims 1. Although I did try SimCity back in '89, I lost interest after 30 minutes, so it doesn't count. xD
  • amber_ilumireamber_ilumire Posts: 604 Member
    The Sims 2 or Sims 2 Castaway, 2000
    I took turns playing the Sims 1 one time as a child round a friend's house, but I first started properly on the Sims 2. I think there'd been a recent expansion release or something? So I skipped Sims 1 for the newer version and have played each release since then.
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  • MichelleMeMichelleMe Posts: 4 New Member
    The Sims 2 or Sims 2 Castaway, 2000
    It was back in 2007 or something and the middle school me first played the Sims 2 at my friends house. After that I was so hooked I had to get my hands on the game. I bought the deluxe pack which had Night Life and Celebrations Stuff. Good times.
  • DeKayDeKay Posts: 53,448 Member
    Where Sim Town at? That game was hard. 😅 I started with that.
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  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,895 Member
    Sims Freeplay, 2011-
    My friend had sims freeplay and she let me play it. And then sims 4 came out some time later and i got it. I also played sims 3 but i don't have it anymore🙈
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  • EA_RtasEA_Rtas Posts: 2,331 EA Moderator
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    I started playing SimCity back in 1998 and then got The Sims when it released, actually upgraded the ram in my old IBM pc to do so. Really fond memories of comparing cities with my brothers back then.
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 6,282 Member
    My Sims, 2007-2010
    MySims in the Nintendo Wii. :p It was a very nice spin-off of the main sims franchise in my opinion.
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  • lisamwittlisamwitt Posts: 3,946 Member
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    SeloBee wrote: »
    I started with the console version of TS1 back in I think it was 2003. Not long after, I got the PC version and loved it. Then Sims 2 came out and I've been addicted ever since! :D

    I only ever played the console version of Sims 1 and had console games all the way up to Sims 2. Then hubby bought it for the PC. I was reluctant to switch at first because it was so different. Lol. But I fell in love with it and have been playing on a computer since, though I've had a Mac since midway through 3.
  • lisamwittlisamwitt Posts: 3,946 Member
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    DeKay wrote: »
    Where Sim Town at? That game was hard. 😅 I started with that.

    Sorry. :s I totally missed those when I was making the poll.
  • KendranaKendrana Posts: 2,040 Member
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    I played the original SimCity before I played the Sims 2 (my first in the Sims series).
  • Mr_SlimstaMr_Slimsta Posts: 31 Member
    Bustin' Out, 2003
    I started with Sims Bustin' Out on PS2. I remember being addicted to the game, was great fun and even had cars back then which we don't have in Sims 4 haha.
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  • lisamwittlisamwitt Posts: 3,946 Member
    edited July 3
    SimCity, 1989-2014
    Mr_Slimsta wrote: »
    I started with Sims Bustin' Out on PS2. I remember being addicted to the game, was great fun and even had cars back then which we don't have in Sims 4 haha.

    I've been wishing forever they'd do a PC version of Bustin' Out and Urbz. I loved those games.
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  • XDSelenaPotterXDSelenaPotter Posts: 66 Member
    Sims 3, 2009
    I chose sims 3, but I only played it much later. (around 2012). I was a toddler around 2009, but I often saw my mother playing the sims 3 basegame, later late night and so on. I always wanted to play, but that was not allowed by my mother :unamused: . She was afraid that I would destroy her house or something else (killing her sims ofc mwhahaah). Later my grandfather put a crack version on his pc, sims 3, ambitions, high lot stuff (or something) and world adventures. It was super fun! Eventually I got my own super fast PC and I got the sims 3 from my mother, which she already had, and now I am a super fan of the sims. I have all sims 4 games, almost all sims 3 games. I did play sims 2 once, but that doesn't catch me ... That is probably because it comes from another time, I don't know. But I will enjoy the sims forever (I hope). <3
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