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