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Do You Play Sims 3 or Just Tell Stories with It?

in Sims 3 Discussions

I’ve been getting posts together for when I’m at E3 in a month or so and I’ve noticed a marked increase in the number of “pose boxes” that are cropping up for download.

While there’s still a TON of custom content being made that has to do with clothing and objects and such, “story telling” objects seem to be gaining ground. From “clutter” to very specific poses like lovers’ poses, I can’t help but wonder if the average Sims 3 player is actually playing the game or if they’re using the game to make machinima or to take pretty pictures.

I know when I play, I tend to get sucked into decorating the lot and customizing clothing and seem to forget the whole point of Sims 3 is that it’s a game…that I’m supposed to play.

I don’t remember having this problem with Sims 2 and I don’t know if it’s just me evolving as a Sims player or if it’s the general culture that’s been built around Sims 3.

When you play, what do you do? Have you gotten more into the machinima and videos and pictures or do you still play and interact with the sims you’ve created?

  • Loveable_p_chan

    Mostly I tell stories with my sims. As for most everyone else I know. They love the design aspect of it and some have even become mini architects. I love recreating celebrities and recreating famous scenes from popular YouTube shows. I also love making original machinimas and stretching the game beyond it’s limits with updated mods and retextures. I really believe that the sims team should be more open to truly custom content and not into making money from recolored or retextured items. For a better sims game, I recommend http://www.modthesims.info Also, I would like the sims team to stop hem-holing around and make a pets version already. I vow to stop buying expansions until they do.

  • Ravrpg

    I used to play the game how it was meant to be played (arguably): work, career, holidays, die. That got boring after a while so I started reading others’ stories. Then I figured I could try my hand at writing. Now I have more fun posing shots than playing the game. This may all change when the new EP comes out since I love the family-themed side of the game. Having said that when I played before I did seem to spend more time decorating than anything else so…

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