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The addiction grows

I keep learning more about the sims and so I create more sims and houses and learn from doing. On the plus side, I am really populating the neighborhood, which could make for some good parties. On the other hand, my addiction...can it ever be satisfied??

I did not pay attention to the little booklet that came with the game when I first installed it. I didn't even realize there was one. But a few people in the sims2 group mentioned it so I hunted around for it and have learned a few things that I did not pick up in working with them.

last night Mary was way down on the social needs scale, dangerously so, so I took her to a community lot to be with other people. The first two she met were not helpful and there wasn't any food at that place, so I got her in a taxi again and went to another lot, where she ate something like hotdogs. Cooked them on a barbecue there! Then she met Elaine! Finally! They seemed to get along well. Great! Now at least they can probably be friends.

But that wasn't enough. I was lying in bed restlessly, hopelessly awake, so at about one in the morning I emerged again and created another family: two elders and their grown daughter. Oh yeah, earlier I had created two roommates, one of whom is a truly nerdy looking guy. I want to see how he fares. After getting the elders and daughter installed in a stock house and running through all the money they had left, I went to bed again. I don't feel too tired now but later I am figuring I will be asleep on my feet.


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Jan. 27th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
You went to bed and left them all running amok!

Good luck, is all I can say!

(Do you actually SEE the places they go, or do they just go and return, as it used to be with their jobs?)
Jan. 27th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
Actually, I did shut down the program so they wouldnt all be dead when I returned.

If I want to take a sim to a community lot, she calls a taxi and I pick the place and then, yes, I go there with her. When it is time to leave, she calls another taxi. The first time I took a family to a community lot I didn't know I had to call for a return trip and they were there forever! Poor things.

We can even build community buildings at no cost to any sim! I started on one that I wanted to be a nightclub but I was not able to create a stage. I am thinking now that I could have somehow made it a stepped up floor or something like that. I want to try again. I learned from the booklet that when sims buy magazines, which they can do at some of these places, that increases their interests and makes them more interesting. So now I need to do that, too.
Jan. 27th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
This really is a fun game, and there's so much to learn. What a great way to keep our aging brains active. I'm hoping that one day I'm going to have the patience to find out how to create or at least re-colour objects. The booklet doesn't help with that at all. I actually bought the Prima Official Game Guide for it, and that is much better, but still doesn't tell me everything I want to know.
I didn't realise that magazines increase the Sims interests, so thanks for that tip. Are you aware that a Sim is drawn to or repelled by another according to their zodiac signs?
Oh, I haven't had chance to play yet today, so I really must get going. Have a fun evening with your Sims.
Jan. 27th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
It's great that we can tell others we are improving our brains and keeping ourselves from becoming senile!

I am going to try to install some music files. I would like to play some tangos when they turn on the radio. The booklet mentions that you can add your music files, but I haven't tried it yet.
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