SIMS...worth it or not?

  1. I have a friend of mine thats been trying to get me to buy into the whole SIMS online thing. Has anyone played the game. If so, what is it all about. Is it worth it or not?
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  3. by   NurseWeasel
    My sister is totally addicted. I'd say if you're in nursing school, don't EVEN go there. Your mileage may vary.
  4. by   Hooligan
    OK...I"d have to agree! If you're in school then no!!! If not then yes...go for it!!! I've been addicted to 2 things....the SIMS and DAOC (Dark Ages of Camelot) I had to quit both in order to properly focus. If you're worried about wether they're fun or not...yes and I"m intrigued about SIMS online but I'm gonna have to wait! Good Luck and enjoy yourself!

  5. by   aimeee
    My kids got the Sims for Christmas and have been playing it non-stop, tag team style. I've been watching on and off and my daughter wants me to set up a family of my own. I can't seem to find enough time to be online to do the things I want to do already so I can't see adding another thing to take up my time.

    Also I tell my kids "what do I need a SIM family for...I already LIVE this!" You have to tell your SIMS to do everything...when to eat, when to clean up, when to go to the bathroom, flush, wash your hands, go to bed, get up, go to work, etc.
  6. by   LaceyA.
    I LOVE THE SIMS! It started out over a year ago when I received THE SIMS for a gift. I loved it and purchased the SIMS DELUX EXPANSION PACK and that made it even cooler! It has been a downward sprial after that. I now have the SIMS HOUSE PARTY, the SIMS HOT DATE, the SIMS VACATION, and I just recently got the SIMS UNLEASHED. IF you are in school and have no will power then the SIMS are no good for you! But if your not then go for it....

  7. by   MomNRN
    Regarding the Sims, my daughter has all Sims packages available. But the Sims Online, don't you have to pay for monthly access? You use your modem/cable hookup, but have to pay for membership? Does anyone know how it works? Thanks!
  8. by   hapeewendy
    mmmm just from lookin this up and from what you all are saying
    I for one am staying away
    I can see me playing that 24/7
    losing my job
    dropping out of school
    nope no SIMS for wendles...
  9. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I got into it for a while, but my puter is too slow, and it kept locking up on me, esp when I was using the HOT DATE version. But I did spend way too much time playing I wouldn't have time anyway...spending too much time HERE as it is!!! I think it was a great trade though.
  10. by   MIKEY LIKES
    Well...that does SIMS for me. I spend to much time as it is now to commit to raising a family online. Plus school comes first, maybe I'll just get an Xbox or something like that.
  11. by   Ortho_RN
    Yes, you do have to pay to play Sims Online.. When you purchase the game you get one month free.. but after that you must pay... Not sure how much though..
  12. by   Sally_ICURN
    Originally posted by aimeee
    My kids got the Sims for Christmas and have been playing it non-stop, tag team style.
    Greetings aimeee, I've got a question for you....

    My son, who's almost 14, has had the offline version of the SIMS with all the expansion packs for a couple of years now. It's a great game and he has tons of fun with it. He asked for the online version this Christmas but I was hesitant to buy it for him because you do, after all, play with others online. My concern was that the online game could possibly get to be too "adult" for him (if you know what I mean).

    Just to let you know, I am in NO WAY a prude or think that my kid is somehow sheltered from this kind of stuff. We openly communicate about EVERYTHING (call me Sharon Osbourne!) and he spends a lot of time playing online games with others; heck, he even has the headphones to converse in real time with people who are playing the same game as him (can you believe that can be done? It's cool!).

    My question for you is: Is there any more potential for stuff that's inappropriate for a 14 year old boy in the SIMS game than there is any other online game? I just want to ask because I don't want him ending up creating characters that could potentially be abused by characters that have been created by others. And, I ask you because as I quoted you above, your kids play online (right?) and so I thought you'd be someone excellent to ask!

    Anyway, I think I may be over-reacting.

    His birthday is in Feb and I'm thinking of buying the SIMS online. Any input (from anyone with experience with the online game) would be greatly appreciated!


    p.s. Rollercoaster Tycoon is another GREAT offline computer game for kids!
    Last edit by Sally_ICURN on Jan 3, '03
  13. by   Ortho_RN
    I like RollerCoaster Tycoon also
  14. by   aimeee
    Sally, I am sorry I wasn't clear. No experience here with the online version of the Sims. I was just speaking about the SIMS experience in general. I was kind of wondering about the Sims online content being a little more risque than I wanted my darlings encountering just yet. Fortunately they are contented with playing the basic Sims for now.

    We got Roller Coaster Tycoon for Christmas as well, but so far they have shown little interested in even getting started with it. The Sims has captivated them.