Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

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Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:54 am

When I saw the trailer for Tomodachi Life, I joked that I'd Let's Play it as soon as it was out. This is a joke mainly because I wouldn't be able to get the game, didn't own the system it's for, and don't have any way of recording anything but a screenshot LP off my PC.

But my wife reminded me we already have a copy of Sims 3 kicking around. So sure, Let's Play The Sims 3.

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Sims 4 is gonna be out in September, so it's almost topical again.

The Sims 3 is a fantasy lifestyle simulator. I don’t mean “fantasy” in the sense that the game has time travel or vampires — though there are expansion packs for those — I mean “fantasy” in the sense that it’s possible to have a rewarding career and afford to own a home. Do ho ho ho! Social commentary.

Anyway.

Player characters in The Sims are virtual people, living their virtual lives. They work at jobs, they buy things decorate their homes, they cook, they scrub toilets, they develop relationships, they have children, they grow up and grow old.

So the first step to this Let's Play is character generation, and I'll be basing those characters on you! Reply in this thread with a bit of information to apply.

Furthermore! I'll be posting the same application thread on Talking Time and, erm, to a Tumblr I've genned for this purpose. I'll be running three concurrent Let's Plays, with different characters from different communities, and the highest Lifetime Achievement score at the end of the game wins! It's a cross-community competitive LP!

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Gonna app? The character information I need from you is this:
  • Name: First and last name, like you'd expect. Invoke your username somehow in the character's first name so everyone knows who you are, even if you get married and your last name changes.
  • Are you male or female? There aren't any nonbinary options so choose whichever you present as. (All this determines is whether you can get pregnant or stand up to pee, anyway.)
  • Pick five Traits.
  • Choose a Lifetime Wish based on your Traits.
  • There's a section in chargen for your favorite Music, Color, and Food, if you wish to be so thorough.

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Most of the character generation options are appearance-based, and I have no idea what most of you look like. Send me or link me a picture and I'll do my best. If you're internet-shy that's cool too, but you'll end up with a randomized look.

I'll be taking five characters from here on the Brontoboards, enough to reasonably fill a house with a little room for people to get hitched and move their spouses in. I'll be closing applications... eh, let's call it Monday, 8/4/14. The LP will begin shortly thereafter.

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FAQ:
Q) The forum thing I get. But dude, why Tumblr?
A) I'm branching out, pushing the boundaries of Let's Plays into a medium where they don't belong. Also because this whole thing was my wife's idea and she wants her friends to be able to play too.


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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby zaratustra » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:38 am

Zara Tustra
Male
Traits: Computer Whiz, Genius, Bookworm, Ambitious, Neurotic
Goal: Professional Author

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Classic » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:52 am

Base game only?

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Grath » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:05 am

Name: Grathy McGratherson
Male
Evil, Kleptomaniac, Mean-Spirited, Slob, Insane
Lifetime Wish: Criminal Career

... Aaaand make me look like my avatar.

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:38 am

Classic wrote:Base game only?


No expansions or mods, game version 1.0. I've discovered that patching the game up to current makes crash-to-desktops and system freezes more likely, not less, because

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Classic » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:30 am

That is also accurate to my Sims experience, but how can I re-create my mamotte shugogetten fanfic without all of the mods and XXXspansions?

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Brentai » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:35 am

Name: Brentai de la Hentai
Gender: Male
Traits: Computer Whiz, Couch Potato, Flirty, Perfectionist, No Sense of Humor
Lifetime Wish: Heartbreaker
Favorite Color: Irish Green
Favorite Food: Lobster Thermidor
Favorite Music: Let's just go with Custom

I may be screwing this "competitive" idea up.

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Mothra » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:35 am

ME

Name: Mothra von Momthra
Gender: Female
Traits: Excitable, neat, Hopeless Romantic, Family-Oriented
Goal: Star News Anchor
Music: Something momish
Color: Orange
Food: Something momish

I'd be willing to give up my space if someone really wants in on this.

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Büge » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:16 pm

I Wanna be the Sim

Name: Ada Bee
Gender: F
Traits: Artistic, Bookworm, Neat, Hopeless Romantic, Vegetarian
Goal: Illustrious Author
Music: Classical, probably
Colour: Red!
Food: Cereal

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby François » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:23 pm

Name: François LeZed (or Frank if the game is a dick about diacritics)
Dingdong? Yes!
Traits: Bookworm, Genius, Natural Cook, Frugal, Heavy Sleeper (natch)
Lifetime wish: Illustrious Author
Music: Ehhh, I dunno, go for punk rock or equivalent.
Color: Sand
Food: Grilled salmon

For clothing, go for blacks/whites/earth tones, and slightly-to-moderately overdressed. Not too picky otherwise.

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Mongrel » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:27 pm

Does the game allow you to create neighbours?

I kind of want to join as the clueless old man next door.
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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Büge » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:12 pm

I had no idea François was Amish.

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:18 pm

The original plan for the LP was to have all parties present in the same instance of town, but the game engine only allows for one active household. For example, if a Sim gets married, either the new spouse moves in as a new PC, the player character moves out and is no longer a PC, or the player character moves in with the new spouse and everyone spouse lives with is a PC while everyone moved away from becomes an NPC.

So you can't live in a neighboring lot but I might be able to swing you a dilapidated shed in the backyard.

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Mongrel » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:44 pm

Mongrel Grongrelssen

Handy, Loser, Daredevil, Absent-Minded, Insane
Jack of All Trades

Just make me look like some comically wall-eyed old man.

EDIT: I dunno where you guys are finding the chargen, but

Music: Old man rock, 50's, 60's 70's
Color: Grey-Blue or Blue
Food: Pork sausages
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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby Classic » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:04 pm

Well, you could make Mongrel an NPC, but without mods NPCs are fantastically static and boring and can't accrue lifetime rewards points.
So jah. that.

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby TA » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:23 pm

so this thing i guess

Name: Tee Eigh
Gender: M
Traits: Neurotic, Grumpy, Loser, Light Sleeper, and I guess Loner?
Goal: Professional Author
Music: Kind of everywhere, I dunno
Colour: Purple
Food: Meat
Appearance: I pretty much just look like fat white garbage
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby beatbandito » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:02 pm

Beat Bandito'toole

Sex: yes lololololollol M
Traits: Handy, Genius, Evil, Couch Potato, Absent-Minded
Goal: Tinkerer
Color: Purple
Music: HARDCORE TECHNO BEATS
Food: breakfast

Appearance: tall, slim. brown hair blue eyes. I would prefer the I think-second to last hairstyle with the part plz.
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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby François » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:39 pm

Büge wrote:I had no idea François was Amish.


If this wasn't summer I'd have suspenders on to complete the illusion.

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Re: Cross-Forum Fervor! Let's Play The Sims 3!

Postby nosimpleway » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:50 pm

François wrote:Name: François LeZed (or Frank if the game is a dick about diacritics)


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From this experiment it looks like your unvoiced fricative is safe.

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