Saturday, June 13, 2009

Still Here

I know I haven't published an entry in a while, so I'm dropping a note to let you all know I'm still here and still playing Sims 2. I've played through the other two Capp lots, and I'm working my way through the Montys. I've found it's easier for me to blog when I've played ahead.

I'm also toying with a different approach for Round 2. I'm thinking of playing each family in a subhood for one day (which equals a year in my timeline) and then blogging what happened that year. I plan to do that for the Uni lots this round, so we'll see how that works out.

I haven't gotten Sims 3, but I did get the Prima Guide for it because I was interested in the personality traits system. I would like to try to incorporate that in my Sims 2 sims. For example, I see Cassandra as a Bookworm, and Don obviously has Commitment Issues. Have any of you thought about how to introduce Sims 3 traits to your Sism 2 sims?

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.

Stay tuned...


  1. I haven't though of doing that. I guess since I was a bit PO'ed with Sims 3. Not what I was expecting as a sequal to sims 2. I mean, I am playing it, but it's not the same. It's not like playing a sims game. For me it's more like playing a game based off of the sims.

    So trying to incorperate things from Sims 3 into Sims 2 never crossed my mind. lol Not to say now since you planted the seed, I just might!

  2. I have been wondering about Sims 3 traits for my Sims. The biggest one I think they're missing though is shy - I have at least two much-loved Sims who are shy, like socially awkward, without at all being loners. They're totally different things, I swear it, lol!

    But anyway, yes, I've been thinking about this too ;)

  3. I thought about what traits my TS2 Sims would have when I was considering moving them over to TS3. I saw a blog that actually did this but I can't remember which it was.

    I guess, in my mind, my Sims already have traits. Whether or not I'll get around to actually nailing down what they are is another issue entirely.

    I agree with Laura though. I'm really missing shyness. Being a loner is not at all the same.

  4. I agree with you all, there is a difference between being shy and being a loner.

    I've found thinking about my Sims in terms of traits has helped me flesh out the characters in Veronaville. Hopefully, it will come through in the posts!

  5. Ever since Freetime, I try to take their aspiration, their zodiac, their relationships, their interests, and their hobbies into consideration to get a more rounded view of them; so while its not just like the TS3 trait system (which is a great idea), one knowledge sim isn't like another and one aquarius isn't like another.

    The trait system is an interesting way to conceptualize them.