My The Sims Freeplay Rant

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Ok, so what happened was that FireMonkeys or EA decided to add natural aging and death to the game for players who are level 24 and above.

I am rather mad because I am level 35, playing the game for 2 years. This sims town I am having right now is actually one year old, the longest I ever played. I have perfected each family after a long long time.

Now, the geniuses behind the game decided “hey, let’s add natural aging and death, and make it cost lifestyle points to pause aging temporarily so that we can earn more money.” So, they did that. And they said “many of you guys asked for this”. SINCE WHEN. Really almost every comment in their Facebook page is complaining about this update.

This update changes the whole gameplay. Now SimTown is more like a cattle ranching farm. You kill your Sims to obtain their life orb, and then the life orb can be used to build the beach and the arcade. This is sick. Further more to keep your Sims alive, you have to spend lifestyle points. And with the recent updates, lifestyle points are harder to earn so they are trying to force us to spend real money. I can’t.

So, please EA and FireMonkeys, make death and natural aging optional for free.

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#TheSims3 Tag!!

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I recently got kind of bored and have not played The Sims 3 in a very long time. So, I’ve decided to do The Sims 3 Tag in a form of a blog post. Feel free to copy the questions and do the tag yourself!

Enjoy:

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1: How long have you been playing The Sims 3?

Around Two years. I started when The Sims 3 Generations just came out. So, about two years.

2: Who/what got you into The Sims 3?

Hmmm, I guess, myself. Well, I wanted to play The Sims 3 since I was 11 years old. Then my friend lent me his The Sims 3 disc for me to try. He then gave it to me as a birthday present (Have not gave him anything yet). That’s how I actually ‘got into’ the game

3: What do you love most about The Sims 3 expansion packs?

I just enjoy how much it adds new content and new ways of gameplay. I get really excited when a new expansion pack comes out. No matter how much I persuade myself not to buy a new expansion pack, I still buy them. I have a problem.

4: What do you hate most about The Sims 3 expansion packs?

Nothing really. Oh, I just hate the fact that I have to give up my current town for the new town.

5: Which Sims 3 games do you own?

ALL OF THEM. Except all stuff packs and two expansion packs: World Adventures and Generations

6: If you could add one new feature to the game, what would it be?

Probably pets with magical powers? Please, there needs to he more than a unicorn. Like maybe give different occult states for pets. And one more is that we can have more than just 10 Sims?

7: How long do you hope to keep play The Sims 3 for?

Until The Sims 4 comes out. But, if The Sims 4 lags out my computer like how SimCity did, then I’m sticking with The Sims 3.

8: Would you ever sell your whole Sims 3 collection?

NEVER. There’s no question about it.

9: Approximately how much money have you spent on The Sims 3?

Let’s see:
$43.70 x 8 expansion packs + $10.00 (Hidden Springs on sale) = $359.60

That’s a lot for a student! Need to do some reflection.

10: Have you ever said “happy simming” to anyone?

No. Almost my whole school doesn’t like Sims. I just say ‘Su-su’ to one or two of my friends as they play the game too.

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SimDay 2 : Life-changing day

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They are home, on their houseboat, in Isla Paradiso. They finally get to enjoy staying in their houseboat.

There are some things that they want to do in university but they just could not. It’s time to accomplish them.

Chase organised a wedding party. It will take place in the evening. At first, he was meant to take place at the dorms at university, but it wasn’t allowed. The couple was very excited.

Jason and Chase decided to look for a job, so they uploaded their resume using their smart phone. They just couldn’t rely on Telena to earn the money for them. The reply came back. Chase was offered the military and the law enforcement jobs while Jason was offered medical and research jobs. Since Chase’s lifetime wish was to reach level 10 in law enforcement, the obvious choice would be law enforcement. Jason accepted the offer in research. Since they both graduated from Sims University before, their pay would be higher.

Telena still has that singer job. That afternoon, she went around sending sing-a-grams to Sims. She earned quite a bit, I mean, they are rich from applying for funds in university!

Jocelyn did nothing at home. She is just lazy as she is. She probably just played computer games or something.

Evening. All the guests start arriving. There were not a lot of guests because they haven’t really experienced life in Isla Paradiso. Most were colleagues. The household were also home.

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Coming in by taxi

The party had a buffet table, with a lot of delicious food. Entertainment wad mostly just Chase playing his guitar. 1 hour into the party, they think it’s time to get married. There stood in the living room, everyone gathered around. They exchanged vows, and rings. Everyone around made the appropriate cheers. And Telena and Chase are now husband and wife. Everyone was very happy. After the party ended, Chase and Telena went on a honeymoon.

That night, Jason and Jocelyn relaxed on their bed, and talked about the happy things that happened throughout their lives. Then there was a sudden sexual urge. Jocelyn thought he was trying for a baby, but Jason just thinks that it was just a casual WooHoo. Anyway, it just happened.

SimDay(University) 8-21 : In hell

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The last we’ve left off, the household has just been enrolled in university again. This was hell mode for me. Basically every weekday went by in speed 3. Going to classes the whole day. I’ll do the same thing again like the previous university week, just that this is 2 weeks of hell:

Firstly, they managed to pick up certain skills. The household managed to raise a lot of funds to purchase that science thingy for Jason to use. Chase has been training his social networking skill. His skill level is enough to change his smartphone colour to white. Telena naturally gain painting skill, because of the course she is taking. She also have been training her alchemy skill, trying to make the fairy elixir, bit to no avail.

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Jason working on science skill

Secondly, Chase and Telena tried to throw a wedding party. Little did they know that they cannot get married in university. The party was great, just because Chase was playing the guitar. However, the could not get married, so it was kind of a failed party.

Thirdly, the household managed to experience the full moon in university. They managed to buy a peashooter for their dorm. There were not a lot of zombies there. But Telena managed to witness a werewolf transformation, and Telena fainted. It was quite funny.

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Peashooter attacking a zombie

Lastly, the graduation. At that last day, I was super excited, because the Sims and I don’t need to suffer university. It’s also the first time I’ve seen so many Sims at one place before.

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Graduation

There was also a little glitch that prevented them from returning home. It drove me nuts. But eventually, they returned home at 12am, almost thought that they will stay there forever, and then I’ll die.

Don’t get me wrong, university life is quite fun, I was trying to rush to achieve the PDA, so their schedules were very packed, and there was no way of relaxation.

SimDay 1.5- The Proposal

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It is still Sunday, in the afternoon. Apparently, when the Sims left for university, time stopped in Isla Paradiso.

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When they left university, the household was hungry, so Telena, as usual, started cooking a meal for them. She now has a level 4 cooking skill, so she baked a pumpkin pie for them.

The dining area is actually outdoors. It’s quite relaxing to eat there with the sea breeze blowing across their faces. Suddenly, Jason suggested that they go back to university, to finish their studies and graduate fast, since time stops in Isla Paradiso when they are away. You see, their progress from getting a PDA is 3-quarters away. They were fine with it, but Chase requested they they call for enrollment at night.

Telena always wanted to be a fairy, ever since she was very young. Since she had some time, she decided to go to the Alchemy store to train her Alchemy skill. She wanted to learn how to make the potion that will turn her to a fairy.

Who knew? Chase requested for a later enrollment because he wanted to propose to Telena. He have some guitar skills, level 3. He can’t serenade to her, but he can do something like that. Well, she is currently outside at the alchemy store. So, Chase took a cab to her.

Meantime, Jason signed up for an online dating account. It makes sense; he’s lifetime wish is to be boyfriends of 10 Sims.

At the alchemy store, Telena discovered some elixirs, but none of them could turn her into a fairy. She won’t give up easily! Out of the blue, she heard some sounds of a guitar. It’s wasn’t perfect, but she was curious about who would play the guitar here. There are only the store owner, and probably one or two other customers and herself in the store. After finishing one interaction of alchemy research, she went to see who was. There, was Chase.

Chase stopped playing the guitar, and walked towards Telena. Few romantic interactions later, Telena felt extremely irresistible towards Chase. Then, Chase was on his knees, out came the ring. He asked Telena if she would marry him. She said yes.

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It’s night time, everyone is back home. Jocelyn called the university to enroll everyone into university. To graduate, they have to complete 48 CCs. They need 36 more. The only option is to enroll for 2 weeks, with a very packed schedule. Sigh.

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SimDay(University) 2-7 : University

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Basically, it was just classes after classes, and really nothing much to do. I’ll just summarise the whole week of college:

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Firstly, Chase and Telena are currently boyfriend and girlfriend. Chase did a couple of romantic interactions with Telena, like kissing, hugging etc. When Telena found Chase super irresistible, Chase asked Telena to go steady, and she said Yes!!

Jason also found his significant other. If you guys read my Current Household page in this blog, you’ll know that Jason has the flirty trait. Not only that, he recently purchased the irresistible lifetime reward. Most of the girls in his dorm were attracted to him, but it was very difficult to reach a high level of romance with any of them except for Jocelyn Applegate. Therefore now they are now going steady.

Secondly, going to college is a very easy way if earning Simoleons (The currency in The Sims). All of them had reached almost maximum of their progress in class, so just applying for funds, each of my Sims will earn 5000 Simoleons each(Total 20,000 Simoleons).

Thirdly, about the classes, each Sim have a different schedule. Chase’s and Telena’s schedule identical; Jason’s and Jocelyn’s are identical. I prefer the lecture classes, and practical classes as I can still manage what they are doing.

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Rabbithole classes are really boring, but it is a good way to waste time. Just put game in speed 3.

Lastly, final exams were a breeze.
All of them passed with flying colours.

I have to say, I was really happy that they finished the week of college, and then they can head back home and enjoy their lives.

I don’t really like university. I must say, the view of Sims University at night is beautiful

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SimDay 1 : Freshmen

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Today, Chase Nirva, Telena Sky, Jason Skiller and Jocelyn Applegate just moved into Isla Paradiso. With 4 Sims, we have enough money to buy a large houseboat, with a curved bow. Did some building, it looks a little ugly, but I will try to rebuild to later on.

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Suddenly, the university mascot came and visit the household, and left a goodie bag. This reminded the Sims that they wanted to enroll into university. So Chase used his smartphone and enrolled all the Sims into university. Chase enrolled into Technology, Telena in Fine Arts, Jason in science and Jocelyn in media.

We selected the dormitory nearer to the school’s main building. And well, they are dormmates with a plant sim. Jocelyn started to break the ice, and started to talk to him.

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Each room only had 2 beds each. Jason raced to the rooms and selected the beds.

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Telena liked cooking, so she trained her cooking skill by making a meal.

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Soon, all the Sims were called for orientation. There is really nothing to do in orientation, so they just took the goodie bag and left. Only Jason stayed in building, because he saw the science machine, and tried to use it, and spent the whole day there, relying on the facilities there

Back at the dorms, Chase started to get romantic with Telena. One thing led to another… Maybe it is because Chase has the Great kisser trait, He initiated his first kiss on Telena, and they became romantic interests.

At the end of the day, everyone went back to the dorms. Telena cooked a meal for the whole dorm. Tomorrow will be a whole day of classes….sigh…

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I also noticed when Sims are idle. They keep running to play the computer, go play table tennis at night, outside.