Sim Life > Real Life

Posted February 21st, 2014 by Miss Mediocre

It’s usually a sign that things in my life have gotten pretty bad when the only video game I find myself playing is the Sims 3, lol. When making a couple Sims, finding the right career and woohooing out a couple babies is more appealing than chopping things up with my sword, it makes me realize just how much of that “family stuff” my life is missing. Thank goodness for virtual realities!

Anyway I have been playing A LOT of Sims. During the anniversary sale I picked up the last couple expansions I’d been missing so now I’m rocking everything from World Adventures to Into the Future. One of my favorite things to do when simming is to make houses and venues. I’ve posted about a couple of them before on here so I thought I may as well share my latest creations since I don’t have anything else gaming related to share!

One of the expansions I bought recently was Island Paradise. I was really excited to try out the new house boats but after building a couple and living on one for a few days, I realized the water graphic in fast forward was starting to make me feel sea sick! I have to have my game graphics pretty low if I want my game to run well and I just couldn’t handle the water constantly rushing by on the lowest setting, so I moved to a private island and opened a resort! I got it up to 5 stars and basically lived there with my Sim while I ran it because the owner gets to stay for free. It was fun, reading the reviews guests would leave and then upgrading the place accordingly, but once I reached 5 stars I was ready to move onto other things. It took me about 20 hours to build, decorate and furnish the thing though, so I figured I’d better at least share it. The link to The Sunflower Resort and Suites on the exchange is here.

The other expansion I picked up lately was Into The Future. As hard as I try I’m never able to make decent looking modern homes. I love big old Victorian houses with turrets and ghosts and secret rooms, so everything I build in the Sims usually ends up in that style. I checked out a bunch of the new Into The Future homes though and looked at some modern houses online and came out determined to make one for myself. I think I scrapped two before I had a layout that I was happy with but now that it’s finished and decorated I really like it. I decided to share it as well, it’s on the exchange here.

Right now I’m not really using either of those lots however because I decided it might be interesting to try to make an insane asylum. With Into the Future came the “unstable” trait, which is a great one for the patients to have. Combined with some of the other ones, evil, neurotic, insane, etc, it’s made for some interesting characters. Whenever I’m done with it I’ll upload it as well, it’s now open, but still under constructions!

I haven’t felt up to logging into WoW at all. I totally missed the Valentines day event and I believe a couple thousand gold worth of my auctions has probably been deleted from my mail box now. I’m not sure why my interest died so suddenly, but it probably has to do with my change of address more than the game itself! I have still been making some WoW related jewelry though, I just finished my second set of hearthstone earrings (studs this time) and a “Horde” pendant to wear with my Alliance hoodie, since I really do enjoy both factions equally. I’m also working on a Fluxfire Feline figurine to go with my paladin statuette, I’ll post a photo of it whenever I get it painted!

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