this is me playing sims omg what is wrong with me what is my life



Originally posted by genkxi

general opinion: fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life | I’ve never been this so hard in love with a fictional character help me

hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang | 11/10 would ride him like an untamed stallion

hogwarts house: gryffindor | slytherin | ravenclaw | hufflepuff

best quality: I actually played the game in the recommended order, so Zen was my first route. And I wasn’t excited at all the first few days. But the more time passed, the better parts of his character were revealed. I think the turning points for me were: The VN that showed him as a child with his brother and the VN where he’s showing you the stars on his rooftop and telling you about his family. And I haven’t been able to let go since

I’ve known a lot of narcissistic characters in anime and games. But the way Zen was written made me see him as not the usual “narcissist wearing a mask.” Because the narcissism is still a part of who Zen is, it’s not a lie. He knows he’s hot and he’s not ashamed of it. Yes, it may be overexaggerated as a result of his circumstances with his family and to also ease his own insecurities. But the narcissistic side of Zen is as real as the insecure Zen. He’s not like Seven who hides behind a happy facade. Does that make sense?      

I think the thing that drew me to Zen the most is how he kept persevering down the path of life that HE wanted even though there were so many circumstances against him. Because that’s how much he loves what he does and also wants to prove himself to the world.

He has zero support from his family, he had to resort to doing “bad things” when he was part of the gang in order to survive, he had to work jobs to support himself when he was just starting out as an actor, and often his looks are put above his actual skills (which does bother him.) I also had the impression that Zen was really lonely before he met Rika and V.     

But despite all that he kept on going, and even during the game (when his circumstances have improved) he still continues to work hard. 

AND Zen doesn’t let his past experiences influence his behavior. He may have insecurities and flaws, but he’s not a 100% bitter or negative person who is constantly angsting. He doesn’t demonize his family either. For the most part, Zen is the type of guy who will tell you what he thinks and feels straight up, regardless how cheesy or how petty it may seem. Maybe too straight up. Zen will make sure you know how single he is.

And that’s the kind of person I would prefer to be around in real life. Someone who isn’t constantly reveling in their bad past and is instead moving forward. Someone who is honest and will tell you what they’re thinking. And especially someone who is shameless and proud of who they are and how they feel. 

And oh god I can write even more about how much he seems to really love MC in every route (except Jaehee’s) and how that ending in the Apirl Fools DLC broke me more than anything I’ve ever played because of how well written it was and how much Zen just loves you.  

worst quality: He’s perfect whatchu talkin bout!? 

The worst thing about Zen is that he can be extremely petty about things and is quick to jump to certain conclusions. When he doesn’t like someone, he comes off as the kind of guy who will make up like 50 different kinds of assumptions about that someone in order to justify why he doesn’t like them. Even when he barely got the chance to know them well. Remember in the Christmas DLC when he was bitter about the couples and even wanted to give such an amazing performance that will cause all the couples to break up??? All because he didn’t have a lover on Christmas. Zenny that was all adorable, but even I was close to saying “Dude, omg chill.”  

And regarding the matter of “jumping to conclusions”: if you tell him you’re spending alone time with either Jumin or Seven in their respective routes, “THEY’RE GOANNA BANG” is pretty much the first thing Zen thinks of. And not gonna lie, I thought he was a bit insensitive to Jumin in Jumin’s route. 

Not to mention he seems to get offended (even slightly) when you or the other RFA members aren’t on his side. Like the easiest way to break his heart is to simply stay on Jumin’s side of things, whether it be on simple opinions or actual arguments. He also has a terrible habit of trying to make normal conversations in the chat about him.

I think his bad ends also exemplify a dark side of his loyalty and love. He’s so desperate for your affection, that he’ll take all your crap and still find a reason to love you. This man won’t leave you, even if you treat him like a toy.

On the side of less serious (but still very notable and hurtful) flaws, he gets disheartened very easily and is quick to give up on hope or blame himself when something goes wrong (he treats spraining his ankle like some sort of punishment.) He’ll jump back onto his feet for sure, but when he gets into a slump, he gets into a slump.Not a characteristic worth picking on, but it’s definitely one of his more definite flaws. 

ship them with: MC, in-game there’s no one else Zen can love as deeply. 

brotp them with: Pretty much the entire RFA. I just want him to be loved.

I don’t ship them at all (borders on NOTP for me), but I do love Zen and Jaehee as supportive buddies. Their interactions in Jaehee’s route were sweet and Zen (along with MC of course) can provide Jaehee with the encouragement she desperately needs. 

I actually like seeing Zen as the wanna-be big bro to both Seven and Yoosung, more so with the latter. He brought cookies for Seven when he went to stay at his house, and he’s not quiet about how much he worries about Yoosung and his issues with both the gaming addiction and love. 

And while he and Jumin don’t get along past Zen’s route, the civil and friendly conversation they had was really sweet. I still think they’d be great as “love-hate” friends. 

needs to stay away from: He desperately wants to reconnect with his family, but I wouldn’t blame him if he never wanted to see them again. Also, hey there Echo Girl.

misc. thoughts: I knew I was too deep into Zen after I got that ending in the April Fools DLC. I didn’t sob sob (though I was pretty close to crying), but I didn’t feel…Okay. It’s hard to describe, but it was like I lost someone important and suddenly I was cold. It’s a flipping dating sim!! Cheritz, why do you hurt me this way????

Another fun fact: I went into MM gunning for 707 because his personality resembled the guy I was in love with during the time the game came out. Turns out what I really needed was a guy like Zen in my life. Whoops.

stealing @bratsims format because i need a less ugly way to mass answer your messages which will hopefully motivate me to stay on top of this! at least i can say i tried

so if you sent me an anon message in the past…idk MONTH (i’m bad i know) it might be here. (older ones are near the bottom) if not, check my faq because it’s probably answered there. (and if you’re the person/people who sent the twin flame & 7th house asks, i plan to answer those separately because i have a LOT to say. get ready)

game of thrones, nuclear war, real life santis, lou theories, i’m evil, HERE WE GO!! i literally had to cut it off at the last one because it was just too much for now. i’ll try to answer some more later ok

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anonymous asked:

can we have headcanons in which MC is brazilian and speaks portuguese?? I see a ton of headcanons for Hispanic MC but never brazilian MC;;;

a|n: so sorry with my portuguese i honestly suck at it so i had to ask my dear friend G for translations lolol. i hope i did this justice! enjoy~

RFA + Brazilian / Portuguese speaking MC


  • zen overheard you one day talking on the phone
  • with a language he was not familiar of
  • and he was watching you without you noticing ( he could feel his face heat up in the process due to embarrassment of knowing only 1 language his entire life )
  • you sounded so sexy during the call that he was gulping the entire time while listening in on you as he watched your mouth works
  • because the language strangely fitted you so much??
  • you were just so hot the entire time you spoke and he couldn’t help but feel more attraction towards you
  • he liked how your lips puckered and pouted whenever you speak the language [ zen mental note: learn said language for mc ]
  • he was blushing so hard / i bet you 5 bucks dude is already imagining lots of stuffs lolol / ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • “Não me venha com essa porra!” you harshly clicked the end button of your phone and huffed in annoyance when you felt zen’s arms wrap around your waist, a suggestive smirk plastered upon his features
  • “Babe, you sound so hot.” he whispered to your ear as he gently bit it, teasing you, giving you some suggestive thoughts goSH TONE IT DOWN BOI
  • all your irritation and anger immediately dissipated to thin air and was replaced with playful teasing
  • he was so surprised with what you did next tho
  • “Você está tentando me seduzir?” you smirked towards him and he blushed so hard since he wAS NOT USED TO YOU BEING THIS ASSERTIVE
  • “U-uh … Erm, what?” he!! was!! confused!! [ ok since he looked so cute confused so more points for zen ]
  • “I said … Are you trying to seduce me?” you licked your lower lip as you wrapped your arms around his neck, making him lean back a bit
  • he was blushing hard he looked like a tomato lolol
  • “You do not mess with a latina, boy.”
  • your playfulness definitely woke the beast within


  • “Eu não terminei com você ainda!” you blinked and you got so pissed when you saw that the call ended “Ugh! Merda!”
  • she blinked when she noticed how angry your tone was
  • but she dared not interrupt you while your head was still hot
  • she studied spanish back in college and the language you used sounded a bit like it but she knew that at the same time, it isn’t
  • she was actually fascinated that you were bilingual
  • when you stomped your foot while dragging a chair to sit on just to let out your frustration, it was now her cue to make herself known
  • “Is something wrong, MC? Who was that?” she asked innocently as she went to the sink to wash her hands
  • “Oh! Uhm, nothing special …” you tried to laugh it off but when she looked straight at you through the rim of her glasses you sighed
  • she knew something was up momma jaehee can sense distress a kilometer away
  • “Well, it’s someone really insignificant and it started when I left home …” you began as you slowly relayed to her a piece of your life
  • “Oh, uh … Wow? I … really didn’t know you were half-brazilian …” she said shyly “This explains why you have your lovely curves. Well, I have really taken notice to your foreign features quite a while now.”
  • you shook your head and held her hand while telling her that it’s okay and whatever she might be thinking she did lacking, you really didn’t mind it even a bit
  • “You are a really beautiful person, MC. I like the smooth texture of your lips as well.” when she said this, you were surprised especially since she blushed, “I learned Spanish as an elective back in college but I never thought Portuguese is a beautiful language itself. Would you mind teaching me?”
  • you nodded your head happily as you enveloped her to a loving hug
  • “Sure! I’ll teach it to you! But since you have grounds for Spanish then you won’t have a hard time in pronunciation!”


  • this dude here
  • only stared at you and smirked when he heard you talk portuguese to elizabeth the 3rd one night
  • though he did not notify you that he heard you say the language
  • you also did not really bring it up with him that you were brazilian
  • it was very evident on your facial features that you had foreign blood too and he honestly loved how soft it made you look while being feisty at the same time
  • and he had little to no care about what language you can speak he wants you bilingual or not
  • “Durma minha princesa …” you murmured as elizabeth purred on your grasp, getting herself comfortable on your lap [ your heart skipped a beat when she rubbed her head on your hand awwweeee ]
  • there are times when you just speak portuguese around jumin but he dare not say anything aBOUT IT THAT YOU JUST ASSUMED HE CAN’T UNDERSTAND YOU
  • so one day
  • when you met with a friend on the exclusive cafe below the building of his penthouse yes his penthouse has an exclusive cafe downstairs damn rich bois
  • your friend told you she wanted to meet your boyfriend
  • you laughed and told her he’d be home late tonight
  • but she pushed on you making him come home early [ with a little challenge that if he goes home immediately if you begged sweetly then he will fly as fast as lightning just to be with u ]
  • and your mouth literally dropped when he showed up on the door of the coffee shop 20 minutes later after you sent the text oh GODS
  • “J- Jumin??” you gaped when he came to your table, all cool and reserved as he pulled a seat beside you “What are you - you have a meeting right now, right?”
  • “Your welfare always comes first, love.” he smiled towards you and nodded towards your friend who smiled in acknowledgement towards him
  • you three talked a bit and jumin was all friendly and entertaining when your friend suddenly said, “Ele é tão lindo!!”
  • you giggled and agreed furiously, “Sim ele é!!”
  • but what surprised you the most was when he smirked and said, in straight fucking portuguese, the words, “Sério? Então, eu acho que eu deveria agradecer a ambos por pensar assim.”
  • you should have seen it coming, really
  • he speaks portuguese
  • your friend was so embarrassed she excused herself after an awkward gaping moment she’s like: bye all imma holla out here
  • when your friend left, jumin turned to you and wiggled his brows suggestively while smiling seductively
  • your cheeks were turning a deep shade of wine red [ bye earth im gonna miss you so much ]
  • “I honestly would prefer more the term ‘gorgeous’ than ‘beautiful’.”
  • gosh darn it


  • you both were playing lolol when it happened
  • it was because yoosung was able to thrash you for the 3rd time guess the god of games weren’t with you tonight
  • that you accidentally cursed in portuguese
  • at first he was like “???” all confused in what you were saying
  • his nose scrunched as he narrowed his eyes towards you, trying to understand what you were saying
  • “Porra! i perdeu novamente! Eu não posso acreditar nisso!” 
  • you kept on repeating it until your frustration toned down and yoosung was just??
  • is that my girl??
  • why is she speaking alienese omg
  • i can’t understand her oh god
  • yup, he’s panicking since he assumed even though you’re brazilian [ you told him yep ] you grew up in korea yourself but NO
  • you can speak your language
  • he was very fond of your eye colors too
  • and you looked so mad he grew more afraid
  • “M- MC?” he called out on a teeny tiny voice while touching your arm
  • your head snapped his way and he yelped in surprise
  • you blinked when you saw terrified he was of you and you released an strangled sigh while huffing and puffing then crossing your arms over your chest
  • “I hate this! How come you beat me up tonight? 3 times straight too! Gosh!” you said with a pout while he just
  • stared
  • at
  • you
  • dumbfounded
  • “Huh?? What? You were saying something, MC??” boooooi you’re not even listening gosh yoosung
  • “Surdo …” you whispered under your breath
  • and he narrowed his eyes at you
  • “Omg! Are you trash talking me, MC?!” he said in a light accusing tone
  • you shook your head and held up your fingers in a peace sign while grinning sheepishly at him
  • “Last one to start a game suck eggs!” you laughed and he immediately hurried to load his computer screen while grumbling something under his breath you didn’t get
  • little did you know he mentally made a note to secretly learn your language so he can understand you in secret


  • he knew
  • this dude here knew yet he acted dumb
  • just so he can see how pleasured you are that he does not know the only language you spoke out of all the languages he can speak
  • just so you can complain and compliment him under your breath
  • with you thinking
  • he
  • does
  • not
  • know
  • “Por que você faz meu coração disparar?” you once muttered under your breath when he brought you breakfast in bed when you were sick
  • and he smirked contentedly saeyoung dude is more savaged than jumin tho in acting innocent as if he can’t understand you
  • you find him strangely smiling to himself whenever you get mad and the brazilian blood just comes out and slips
  • until one time
  • when you spilled water all over your shirt when you were drinking
  • “Oh deus!” you yelped and squinted on your now wet shirt as you tried to ease the wetness by pulling the sticking cloth off your skin gently
  • “O que aconteceu, MC?”
  • luciel
  • slipped
  • you stared at him wide-eyed
  • he stared back at you without any expression on his face
  • “Oopsie ~ Eu escorreguei.” he gently sing-songy said while raising his fingers and forming a V sign
  • with his poker face
  • then he ran while snickering
  • tickle war: commence!

anonymous asked:

Types of video games the RFA would play and how they'd play them? (Easy/hard mlode, if they'd design their character a certain way, if they just wing it or they strategize the game, etc)

Omg I’m laughing at this because I fucking love playing video games and imagining all of them playing video games gives me life.

~Admin MP


  • Of course he’s never played a video game in his life
  • Honestly, I headcanon that he plays so many different video games
  • But his favorite ones are the ones with complicated storylines that you can immerse yourself in
  • He’s literally the second best LOLOL player in the world, he doesn’t go half assed
  • Literally, he plays on hard mode all the time and takes leveling up seriously
  • He’s the guy that if someone is goofing off he’s like “AREN’T YOU TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY? IT’S IMPORTANT
  • Starts crying if he starts getting frustrated and upset aw
  • But also starts cursing up a storm
  • LIke seriously, his curses could peel goddamn paint (Jaehee was mortified the first time she heard it)
  • Hell hath no fury like a scorned Yoosung in an RPG game
  • Also has a bad habit of staying up very late playing them because he just gets so into them
  • Especially the ones with stories– he just can’t stop himself from staying up until he finishes everything
  • Played Life is Strange and didn’t sleep for 37 hours because he wanted to finish it
  • He also has his DS with him all the time and he plays whenever there’s awkward social confrontation he wants to avoid
  • I figure he probably dislikes shooting games
  • Like, he could probably do really well, but first person shooters are just… 
  • He can’t do it
  • Surprisingly, he’s actually really good at strategy and is the first tone to come up with a great plan for killing a dragon or sending his team in for a raid


  • He’s played literally every goddamn videogame known to man kind
  • Has a habit of starting a game and then never fucking finishing it
  • There’s 20 different games he’s never finished
  • Ever
  • It depends on what mood he’s in for mode though
  • If he just wants to sort of relax before bed, he’ll do a nice easy mode, but if he wants to get his frustrations out, it’s hell mode
  • Is one of those people that mocks the video game voice actors
  • (He’s also played Naruto Clash of Ninja all the way through three times. It’s one of the only games he’s ever finished.)
  • Taunts other players
  • And by taunts, I mean taunts
  • Whether it’s in person or over a headset, he’s talking shit constantly and cackling
  • Sometimes he’ll hack the system if there’s a skin he really, really likes but can’t be bothered to get the hard way
  • I feel like he also doesn’t care about what gender his character is, it’s just whatever he feels like playing at that time
  • Oftentimes he can be found sitting on the couch, boredly eating chips and gaming 
  • Those fingers are really deft on the keyboard so they’re also good on the controllers 
  • A game he really likes playing is Overwatch
  • Tracer is his favorite character and he loves imitating her at random times
  • CHEERS, LOVE. THE CAVALRY’S ‘ERE,” he shouts while bursting into a room and Yoosung drops his drink
  • He’s scarily accurate at shooting games like
  • There can just be an eerie cackle heard in the distance and then BOOM headshot RIP
  • He says that, too.
  • Everytime he kills someone he sing songs “RIP in peace~”


  • I’m cackling because I have a headcanon that sometimes Jaehee will play Sims to get her mind off of things
  • Like, she has a secret game that she made with herself where she’s rich and Jumin is working for her
  • But really, she would love the world making in Sims
  • She’d make houses from scratch and be enraptured in the entire process
  • Then Yoosung introduces her to RPG games and she realizes she can make her own armor and weapons
  • Of course, she has to go on a twenty minute hunt for iron and obsidian so she can make the perfect A+ armor
  • Another game she actually enjoys that Yoosung introduced her to is Fallout 4
  • Although she didn’t know she had to fight a Deathclaw and she wasn’t listening to the dialogue so she didn’t get the Power Armor and had to fight it with only a crow bar
  • Cue Jaehee Kang Screaming
  • She’s also the type of person who will weigh the pros and cons of her abilities and what she should add to and make her character really well rounded
  • Gets a lil smirk on her face whenever she beats a boss
  • Hates playing against other people on the internet though, she’s awful at it and she doesn’t like the things they say
  • Although she likes video games, she knows when to stop and get her rest and won’t play them for more than an hour or two because “I don’t want to actually need glasses”


  • This annoying guy
  • Spends HOURS in character customization
  • he downloads mods for prettier eyes and hair
  • And has to get all the extra outfits
  • Of course, the character has to look exactly like him
  • The first game he probably plays is Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • The character creator isn’t too in depth but he has to make it perfect
  • He choses an elf because they’re “prettier”
  • Gets genuinely pissed off when they don’t have a long ass ponytail for men
  • But he finally, FINALLY finishes and gets into the game
  • And he just has so many fucking questions
  • “What– what is that? Why is my hand glowing?”
  • “Are they mad at me??”
  • “Did I do something wrong?”
  • “HOW DO I DO SPELLS” (because he chose an Elven mage duh)
  • Totally the guy to yell as he fights like “AAHHHHH IT’S GONNA TOUCH ME AAAAHHH”
  • He loves the fact that you can romance people 
  • As soon as he sees Cullen he falls in love
  • Then he gets super pissed off when he realizes that he can’t romance him as a guy
  • “I NEED MORE MODS” he shouts and ends up making his game run super slow and glitch because he’s downloaded too many mods
  • He’s also the type of person to put on an armor that looks prettier but has lower stats 
  • “Zen, that lowers your defense by a significant amount!”
  • “yeah, but I look good”


  • So we know that he has gaming systems in his living room
  • But the real question is: Does he use them often?
  • I feel like he doesn’t, really
  • Like, they’re more there to make things homey/for whenever Yoosung or Seven come over
  • But he can be persuaded to join in a game or two
  • Always on easy mode though or else he just stares at the controller, frustrated
  • He’d ask Seven and Yoosung for suggestions and they both tell him Batman: Arkham City
  • Of course he plays it and loves it and they try not to laugh seeing him so serious as playing Batman
  • Once he finds out there’s video games for playing and taking care of cats though, he’s gone
  • He buys them all discreetly (Jumin honey we can all read and we know what the covers say) and stacks them in a cabinet next to the tv
  • Names every single cat Elizabeth 3rd
  • His all time favorite game, though, is Catlateral Damage
  • In the game, you play as a cat and get more points the more you fuck shit up
  • And he’d just have a little grin on his face the whole time he plays it 
  • Gets the all time high score in the world because cats
  • Seven is super salty about it and can figure out who the person with the username name Elizabeth3rdLuvr is
  • Also, of course, he has Neko Atsume on his phone. Duh.

Have no fear, there will be no TS3 side blog~
AKA all the things that are wrong with TS3 in one, massive post:
(long overdue, but better late than never)

I have tried. I tried really, really hard. I got all the content, got defaults, got mods (to an extent), got custom content. I tried way harder than what I posted to my Tumblr, so in honor of honestly, deeply, sincerely giving The Sims 3 an honest to dragons shot - let me break it down for you:

The Sims 3 is a fucking awful game.

I was right 40 minutes after buying base game at Tesco when it released. I was right months later when I gave it another shot. I’ve been right in chats, replies, comments, always - I have been right. The Sims 3 is not a good game. This has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I’m a hardcore The Sims 2 fan and I prefer TS2 - you know why? Because TS3 is broken. It doesn’t work, and when it does, even then it’s questionable. I had zero mods in, and the game was broken. I did nothing to my sim, and she still jump bugged out (or, in TS2 we’d call it a jump bug, who the hell knows what it’s called in TS3.). I did nothing, and the game was not working the way I’d want it to - even if I were inclined to play it vanilla, it would be shit.

The Sims 3 has a lot of potential, especially for build and buy mode. Although I personally find the design tool obnoxious, I can see how it eliminated an annoying (although vital) part of TS2 CC: recolors. You don’t need them. Do them yourself. You know what the beauty of TS2 recolors is though? You don’t have to do them yourself. I consider myself to be moderately creative at TS2 build CC, but in TS3 I was completely lost. I know what I want, but given a color wheel I can’t do it. I can do what others do, but not in a shitty game option. Give me Photoshop, and I’ll do it.

If you ever get used to controlling the jerky, unreliable camera in TS3, you could potentially build some really nice lots with it, because the build mode tools are pretty good. If you can find anything in the menus made for children, that is. The whole UI in TS3 is pretty bad, to be honest - it’s overly complicated and overly simplified at the same time: at first glance it looks like it’s made for children, but good luck trying to locate anything specific in it, you’ll be looking a while. It literally took me five minutes to find a chess board the other day, but that could also potentially be because the tiny, spinning thumbnails of the buy mode items are nearly impossible to make out - unless I change my resolution to something it shouldn’t be, which, speaking of game options, you can barely do without restarting the entire game. If you don’t restart the entire game the graphics bug out. That’s great.

If you are into building and decorating though, I hope you’re either prepared to spend a lot of extra money buying store content, willing to hoist your pirate flag and illegally download it or willing to deal with every single shitty item at the start of a catalog that looks exactly like you can use it, but in reality you cannot - unless you do the aforementioned. Let’s also in the same turn cover how when you enter buy or build mode, a message pops up in the corner with “OMG POPULAR STORE CONTENT RIGHT NOW, YOU SHOULD GET IT” - no. No you shouldn’t. Unless you’re a pirate, you probably already spent a ridiculous amount of money on the game itself, and getting nagged to spend even more money (“cleverly” disguised as being bought with ‘sim points’, which is a fancy way of saying 'a currency that you pay money for but it looks better if they’re called sim points rather than $’), is very, very low. And also stupid. The TS franchise is already well known to be EA’s cash cow, so honestly I can’t believe they took it this far.

Gameplay in The Sims 3 is very different from The Sims 2, and not in a good way. I’m an infamous micro-manager in TS2, and I like it like that. I can control everything they do and everything they pursue, and it works. If you attempt to play TS3 the same way you play TS2, you will fail. You will literally be doing one pointless thing after another. There are some advantages to being able to take your sim wherever you want at the click of a button, but to what purpose? So your sim can disappear into a rabbit hole for 6 hours? To buy recipes you need the skill to cook? To go hang around community lots with awfully dressed “townies” making trouble everywhere? I can of course see how it’s more interactive, you’re more involved in what your sim does (or potentially: you’re so impatient that you can’t stand a 60 second loading screen), but it’s a pointless waste of machine power, in my opinion. Lets not even get into the whole “your sim ate a sandwich, congratulations!” – I mean, are you fucking serious? This feature would make so much more sense for massive events (child birth, promotion etc), but for every single thing your sim does for the first time, you get a virtual pat on the back… why? You could argue that ignoring them is easy, and it is, but it’s still a feature they decided to include and it is stupid. It’s the little things that bring the entire game down.

Social interraction. Where to start? Sims you communicate with give you status updates on how they’re feeling about what you’re doing/saying to them. “Bob thinks Jane is being sociable”. That’s nice. Watch out though, because one wrong interaction will bring Bob from thinking Jane is a blast to literally fucking hating everything she does and says from that point on. Thankfully, the game is simple like TS2 in this respect, and abandoning interacting with said sim temporarily will make them think higher of you. Makes sense, right? Nope, but that’s life simulations for you. Without having really done any deep and meaningful research on this, I was always under the impression that sim interactions had improved from TS2 to TS3 - especially when it comes to “grinding the social grind of love”, we all know it… talk, talk, talk, flirt, flirt, flirt, backrub, hug, hug, hug, flirt, kiss, kiss, kiss, get married. Like I’ve said, I’m a pretty hardcore TS2 fan, and I sort of want to avoid making this post a “everything is much better in TS2!!1”-post, but it’s very difficult… point being that the “love grind”, if that’s all you’re attempting to achieve, is much more forgiving in TS2, potentially because of Bob’s inclination to instantly hate Jane’s guts if she makes one wrong move - but the sims in TS2 just seem more interested in actually doing it, too. When I played TS3 for this experiment, I wanted my single, female sim to hook up with this guy she met outside work (or at work, maybe… somewhere between the x hours she disappeared into the rabbit hole and getting into the taxi that took her back to her lot). They had lots of things in common (music) and he kept praising her in little notification bubbles about how much he enjoyed all the things they had in common. He also constantly called her on her smart phone (…I’ll leave that one alone, don’t worry) and generally refused to leave her house once he first made it over there. So here’s the twist: Clara still had absolutely zero interest in interacting with him, unless I forced her to. Which I did. For two whole days. After two whole days of constant pie menu circulations, barely taking breaks for food and peeing, they could wohoo. So they did. Naturally. As you do. Clara got pregnant, what a blessed miracle, yada yada yada - and then their relationship progress completely stopped. In a perfect world (read: TS2), I’d want this guy to move in with Clara at this point, but either I have a case of the stupids or this game is pretty shit, because it didn’t show up as an option, and their romance never went further than kissing whilst in an upright position before Clara started refusing going to bed or taking a shower and I closed the game and haven’t opened it since because this is apparently enough to piss me off. :) And that’s when I officially ran out of patience.

In summation, if I even need to make a summation since this post is massively long and covers pretty much everything I bothered to remember about how little I enjoy The Sims 3: I will not be doing this again. I’m leaving the game installed for now (and believe me it took most of my willpower not to smash that uninstall option for instant gratification, but I have resisted) because I do want to be able to give build / buy mode more of a chance, since that’s what I found the least annoying and with the most potential, but it’s frustrating to want to be able to play an entire game, but instead you can only attempt to force yourself to enjoy 1/3rd of it.

I can also now honestly say that I don’t understand what the massive TS3 fanbase has done to be able to enjoy this pile of poo. I wish someone could let me in on their secret.

Just kidding no I don’t. This game sucks.

I’ll just stick with TS2 forever.

TLDR: not worth reading unless you’re exceedingly interested in my very biased opinion about how a 5-year-old game is worse than it’s 10-year-old predecessor. Also, there’s swearing.