The Sims Social Pegs My Dating Life…

The things you try out on a Sunday afternoon.

But there I am.  Instead of dancing with the girl, I am in the bathroom washing my hands obsessively.

Still don't feel clean...

A sailor travels to many lands…

The rummaging through the garbage though, that is new.

Ooh, leftovers!

I am not sure which is more disturbing, that there is an option to rummage through their garbage, or that I picked up some food while I was there.

9 thoughts on “The Sims Social Pegs My Dating Life…

  1. Gina

    I do play the Sims 3 a bit obsessively from time to time. Three or four day runs at most, because, while some of the stuff my sims do is hilarious, it does get old.

    Also the game has *huge* technical problems and bugs that EA has never fixed. What a shocker.


  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Gina – I have to admit, I do not really get the appeal of The Sims, though it is astonishingly popular and has been on the best selling PC games list forever. So somebody gets it, just not me.

    I spent most of the time trying to see what I could get my little Sim to do that was amusing. There wasn’t all that much, aside from behavior that would seem comical in real life.

    And, of course, one of the first tasks my little Sim got was to plant and harvest strawberries. Farming. Again. See what FarmVille has wrought?


  3. SynCaine

    I was wondering wtf you were doing this weekend when I saw this pop up in Steam (or was it Raptr?).

    The lack of an entertaining MMO drives people to odd behavior.


  4. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @SynCaine – I think that was Raptr, though Steam might have popped up and showed me playing Civ V this weekend. I played through a whole game.

    I did play LOTRO as well, but we just got a three person group all in the same level range and on the same quest chain, so I was content to not over-play the game and mess that up.


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  6. SynCaine

    Having both (Steam and Raptr) is somewhat of a pain, as most of the time I get double-notified of someone doing something. Bonus points for that notification blocking part of the mini-map in LoL.


  7. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    Yeah, the pop-up for Raptr seems designed to block that lower right corner of the game. But my biggest gripe with Raptr is that it misses me starting a game quite often. Steam, which I trust since they control the launch, shows I have played almost twice as many hours of Civ V compared to what Raptr reports.

    I have been debating just uninstalling Raptr. Part of me wants to run it for a year and see what games I have played. But then I find it to be somewhat inaccurate and there are some games I play that it simply does not acknowledge. But I had that problem with XFire as well.

    Still, once in a while I will see “Potshot is now playing LOTRO” and I’ll log in as well. That still has some value I suppose.


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