Thursday, March 29, 2012

Am I an Evil Sim Overseer?

While driving around the other day, I told my spouse about the funny little situation I encountered while I was playing as myself in The Sims 3 for the Personal Computer not too long ago. The spouse laughed really hard at me when I said "I knew what I had to do at that point," referring of course to me killing off the character because he was unable to do anything but stand still. The spouse thought that I was cruel to the Sim and that I had maliciously killed him off so I had to carefully explain that the character would eventually die anyway so there was truly no reason to keep things going but speed up his death even though I could have just started playing as a new household.

Time to create... Time to destroy!

The spouse thought that it was still a poor excuse so I elaborated that this particular incident with the poor guy was nothing compared to some of the other intentional actions I have taken in the past. Like the time when I crammed a bunch of Sims into a small house and influenced them to sleep around with each other. That was a lot of fun. Those poor guys and gals, their emotions torn asunder, their lives ruined forever. Still, the spouse wasn't convinced because those Sims may be messed up for the remainder of their puny little lives but there were no deaths involved in their predicament. So the spouse was convinced that I am a Sim killer but at least the conversation sparked my interest to get back into the game. After that horrific bug, I was upset with the game and I didn't plan on getting back on it for quite some time. As a matter of fact, I have thought of another diabolic setup for my next Sims family. It's so evil, so wrong, and so... filthy? Hey, I tried to play the game nicely but apparently, the game didn't like that methodology so much.


Chalgyr Vokel said...


Were you one of those kids with the magnifying glass frying ants on the sidewalk? I just have to wonder now... *grins*

Loner Gamer said...

Hehe, nah, more of a "sit down and ponder about existential questions" kind of kid I was - and still am. But yes, during my Sims escapades, I do like to test the limits of their emotional fortitude through unconventional means.

Chalgyr Vokel said...

See? And NOW you say 'unconventional means' and I think the kind of abuse that only takes place in Looney Tunes episodes (running into a mountain painted to look like a highway or someone reaching for something and coming back with a stick of dynamite in their hand)

Loner Gamer said...

But those may lead to insta-death. You got to prolong the suffering.