How did you find and why did you stick around?

I came for the gamemaking and I stayed for the friendships! ^___^

Umm... I remember talking to WIP and Holby about the site before it went live again. Then I did this cool magic trick a couple times where I vanish, then reappear weeks or months later! It's like a magic show without all the applause.


Breaks are always nice. Have fun on your break!

Hi hi

Welcome to the website! Good luck working on your game.

The Sims 3

Yeah, that's right. I'm making a topic about the Sims 3.

I enjoy the game a lot. I also enjoy a lot of other games, and I kind of understand the general complaint from gamers who say that they don't want to play a sim where you do mundane shit like eat food, go to work, and use the bathroom. But, well, I think I enjoy it because it's still so much of fantasy; that you can play the game for a few days and become an astronaut, pop out some rugrats, build a swimming pool, etc. The game's fun because it makes living look easy- like the idea of someone running on a treadmill for 7 hours until TRULY exhausted, and after a week or two becoming athletic enough to become a pro athlete or super-spy.

I don't want to use the new interactive features bullshit like an online blog or web forum, though, or the power to upload boring videos directly to YouTube to bore everyone else off. The only really new feature I like with Sims 3 over Sims 2 is that the game feels so much bigger- you can control multiple sims in different places in the town simultaneously, zooming in and out to wherever the action is. You can even tell them to do specific things at work, like give a lot of effort, slack off, schmooze with superiors, or hang out with coworkers. That's all pretty fun. Also, the Needs counters were streamlined so the game's a lot less about eating food and using the bathroom.

It's kind of hard legitimizing buying the game when you can get Sims 2 for cheap, along with some expansion packs that offer dramatically more items. But honestly, I kind of enjoy the Sims games more in their "early" phases, before there's a slew of bullshit expansions that let you create zombies and robots and so on.

The only thing that really bothers me is that the developers are now offering an online store to buy new items, clothes, and haircuts for the game. The new items are kind of neat, but the prices are amazing- would you spend $1.00 on a new virtual bookcase or vanity mirror? It's a system similar to Wii Points or XBox Live points, but I think the prices are absurd. At least you can get $10 of stuff free when you register the game, but I don't plan to use the store again.

Anyways, anybody else here play the Sims? Does anybody seriously plan on buying a bunch of k00l accessories from the online store? And is the game anything else besides a mundane life simulator?

Soul Calibur 4 makes me want to punch babies.

I hate Soul Calibur 4 too... but I more or less hate fighting games in general. I don't very much like gears or fighting.

(It's because I'm so terrible at fighting games.)

Spate of celebrity deaths (Michael Jackson)

I was actually most bothered by Billy Mays' death. Farrah Fawcett, snooze, Michael Jackson, a great musician (but seemingly a child molester!!), and then BILLY MAYS, the coolest salesman ever. Like, I wish Billy Mays could have been my cool uncle or something. Oh well, so it goes.

Hey look it's RMN3!

Nice work WIP.

EDIT: Just want to mention, the forums seem so FAST now.

Questions you always wanted to ask other members, but felt too lazy or awkward to do so.

WIP- Do you pronounce your own name "Whip" or "Double You Eye Oh Pee"?

Top 3 things in life

1) friendship
2) being friends
3) God probably

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