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28 September 2009 @ 01:31 pm
An update on Eloise Calloway  
Actually, this is a general update too. When I first got TS3, I thought I was going to play it all the time. I mean, ALL. THE. TIME. But that didn't happen. When I first got TS2, I had just started college, and whenever I needed a break from reality, which was often, I would play TS2. I also got really into those photoshoot competitions, and I even with a lot of school work to do, I was always able to find time to play the game. Right now I'm taking other classes that put a lot of strain on my wrist, so that's part of the reason why I don't play TS3 as often as I'd like. The other reason is that I haven't been able to concentrate on taking pictures and playing the game at the same time. That was a lot easier for me to do with TS2, but with TS3, I'll find that three hours have gone by and I haven't taken a single picture. I also realized that I really, really miss doing photoshoots. So basically what I'm saying is that when I update, it won't always be about Eloise. Maybe I'm just going through a phase? When I first got TS2, I spent the first couple of months just making different sims and building houses. Maybe it'll be the same for TS3?

I think I've rambled enough. Here's Eloise.

The last time we saw Eloise, she was entertaining her stepdaughter with stories about death and making evil plans for her son. Since then, Jon became an elder, and Zachary became a toddler.

Leticia became a teenager. That guy cracking up behind her ended up becoming her boyfriend.

Eloise actually took some time out of her day to play with Zachary.

She even let Leticia feel her tummy while she was pregnant.

This is another picture of Leticia's boyfriend. Something Moya? I can't remember his first name.

And this is Leticia after making out with him. She makes this face a lot.

Eloise finally gave birth and she did not look pleased. I can't remember her daughter's name.

Zachary grew up into a child and Eloise's daughter became a toddler.

Eloise continued to spend her spare time digging in other people's trash cans and talking to ghosts.

As a toddler, Eloise's daughter spent most of her time cuddling her teddy bear since no one else paid much attention to her.

Jon was hardly home and spent most of his time outside of the theater giving autographs.

Zachary finally became a teenager, the girl whose name I just can't remember grew up into a child, Leticia became a young adult...

And this is where this update ends.

Current Mood: hungryhungry
Shiraz: happy doctorshiraz_wine on September 28th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I was actually discussing this with fae_sims. With TS2, the Sims' behavior was so repetitive that you had to come up with other ways to enjoy the game - building, legacy challenges, photoshoots, etc. With TS3, it's actually a game, so you can spend hours playing and not feel the need to do anything extra, but play the game.

I've noticed the people who don't like TS3 are the ones who were really immersed in the community aspect; they liked to share their new buildings or Sims or photoshoots and legacy challenges. The people who like TS3 are the ones (like me!) who would get bored playing TS2. For me, the appeal of The Sims franchise has been the interactions between the Sims and TS3 finally fulfilled that aspect for me. The Traits and Opportunities and Wishes have made TS3 the game I always wanted The Sims and TS2 to be.

That's probably obvious since I made a journal to do a legacy challenge in TS3 and haven't updated it since.
windfallenwindfallen on September 29th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Haha, I completely forgot that you were doing a legacy challenge.

I really liked the community aspect of TS2, but I kind of fell out of it once that photoshoot competition community I was in became inactive. I do like TS3 though. It's more...I'm not sure what word I'm looking for. I feel more accomplished after playing TS3 for a few hours. Instead of ending up with 50+ pictures, I close the game thinking, "I finally got my sim to grow flame fruit!"