Ships Ahoy: The Sims Online

EA Ships The Sims Online is the press release announcing the release of the MMO version of the best selling The Sims series. Here's a bit on the game, which carries a $9.99 monthly subscription fee: "In The Sims Online, players create and control the actions of a character known as a Sim. Players enter the world with a small amount of money to spend as they wish. They can purchase their own piece of land to do with as they please or they can join with other players to create shared homes and businesses or host wild events."
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sister
Dec 18, 2002, 05:51
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sister Dec 18, 2002, 05:51
Dec 18, 2002, 05:51
 
I have a younger sister (much younger) who is in the 8th grade and she seems to love these sims games (including ths TSO beta). Hey, at least her friends are into their pcs for gaming instead of consoles


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Re: Woah a Everquest Killer...
Dec 17, 2002, 19:14
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Re: Woah a Everquest Killer... Dec 17, 2002, 19:14
Dec 17, 2002, 19:14
 
Too bad the game sucks and is the biggest waste of time ever! You have to have a pretty sad life to have time to tell a character when to shower,sleep,and take a dump.

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Woah a Everquest Killer...
Dec 17, 2002, 14:08
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Woah a Everquest Killer... Dec 17, 2002, 14:08
Dec 17, 2002, 14:08
 
Actually there are quite a few ways to express anger in the Sims Online, as in Pile Driving another sim (which is always fun)

But if I was a owner of EA stock i'd be happy as shit, as this game will probably be the biggest MMO game out there due to the simplistic nature of the game, and that anyone can pick it up and learn to play very quickly.

I don't think there has ever been a time that a Sims product has not been in the top 10 selling games scince it's release.

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The revolution will not be televised...
Dec 17, 2002, 14:06
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The revolution will not be televised... Dec 17, 2002, 14:06
Dec 17, 2002, 14:06
 
..it will be online.

This is the game that will change online gaming and bring it to the masses. This game will be the RunDMC of online gaming, for better or worse.

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Re: No subject
Dec 17, 2002, 13:39
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Re: No subject Dec 17, 2002, 13:39
Dec 17, 2002, 13:39
 
I am running 98SE.

It not only scratches aol cd's, but it scratches the shit out of them.

Laffman.............

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Re: No subject
Dec 17, 2002, 13:02
nin
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Re: No subject Dec 17, 2002, 13:02
Dec 17, 2002, 13:02
nin
 
>>> Certain games refuse to install on my computer. This is one of them. I put it in, hit the install on the menu and it goes straight back to desktop every time.

You running 2000 or XP? If so, check the event viewer...

Or maybe your computer has good taste...does it automagically scratch any aol cds you put in it?

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Re: No subject
Dec 17, 2002, 12:13
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Re: No subject Dec 17, 2002, 12:13
Dec 17, 2002, 12:13
 
My computer discriminates:

Certain games refuse to install on my computer. This is one of them. I put it in, hit the install on the menu and it goes straight back to desktop every time.

So my guess is that it is a piece of crap. (The computer game) for all good games seem to work fine. Thank you computer gods for giving me a piece of hardware that knows a junk piece of software. Keeps me from having to go thrue the pains of figuring it out myself.

Laffman..........

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Re: No subject
Dec 17, 2002, 11:59
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Re: No subject Dec 17, 2002, 11:59
Dec 17, 2002, 11:59
 
I played the beta for a bit, I think what someone had posted about it being a glorified chat client (that you pay 9.99 per month for) is on the mark, due to the limits on the things you can do.

I played with the beta as well.

I'll preface my opinions by stating that I've never played an online game with monthly subscriptions beyond beta.

It is a glorified chat room with avatars.
The 'forced cooperation' seems kind of, well forced.
It doesn't seem to have any 'real' way of players expressing aggression towards each other.
Either it doesn't have the ability, or it wasn't very intuitive - but I didn't find it easy to locate the same house over and over again.
17 people per house seems to be the max - seems low to me.
After listening to the same 4 chords over and over again (people learning music), etc - that would get old quick.

Despite all of this, I think that this will be the game that pushes many games into the persistent world/monthly fee catagory.



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Re: Im so glad they released this
Dec 17, 2002, 11:55
nin
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Re: Im so glad they released this Dec 17, 2002, 11:55
Dec 17, 2002, 11:55
nin
 
I'm worn out on this series, but judging by sales of previous releases, I'm sure it'll be a big hit. Just think about it: It's the one MMO that even newbies can play.

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Im so glad they released this
Dec 17, 2002, 11:30
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Im so glad they released this Dec 17, 2002, 11:30
Dec 17, 2002, 11:30
 
This will be the game that finally detroys the stupid ass Sims product line

This idea is so stupid that it will kill the sims with over commercialization. Plus half the people that buy this AOL generation game wont want to pay to play it online with other choads.

DIE FUCKING SIMS DIE

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Re: No subject
Dec 17, 2002, 09:56
Tei
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Re: No subject Dec 17, 2002, 09:56
Dec 17, 2002, 09:56
Tei
 
I played the beta for a bit, I think what someone had posted about it being a glorified chat client (that you pay 9.99 per month for) is on the mark, due to the limits on the things you can do. Still, tons of people in game love the beta and insisted that they will buy as soon as the game hits shelves they will buy it. Not my cup of tea I guess.

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No subject
Dec 17, 2002, 09:35
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No subject Dec 17, 2002, 09:35
Dec 17, 2002, 09:35
 
yeah milk that virtual dollhouse for meglomaniacs of a cow. heh.
"Think for yourself. Question authority."
-- Timothy Leary
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