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One Year Anniversary....

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Gilly, Aug 8, 2009.

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How long did you play The Sims Online?

  1. Less than 1 year.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 1 to 2 years.

    9.1%
  3. 3 to 4 years

    9.1%
  4. 5 + years

    77.3%
  5. I did not play TSO.

    4.5%
  1. Gilly

    Gilly Guest

    Wow, I can't believe that I missed the one year anniversary, (last Saturday, August 1st) of the closing of TSO! :eek:...:blushing:

    It has been a lifetime, it seems, since that sad, sad day, last August when The Sims Online closed forever...and, seemingly, was wiped from the memory of EA and most of the online gaming community. Not, I think, however, from the memories of the thousands of dedicated players.:sad3:

    I do miss the forums, in-game chats and the building....I haven't found anything that matches the same level of adventure, dedication and bonding, that seemed to exist among the TSO community. There always seemed to be so much to talk about, and so many variations to explore.

    I wanted to do a poll, but they only allow one question, so I will put the rest here and hope anyone reading will post their answers in a response. :)

    What was your favorite part of TSO?
    1. Role-playing.
    2. Hosting.
    3. Running a store/business.
    4. Visiting Sims.
    5. Creating games/puzzle lots.
    6. Building/Redecorating.
    7. Raising pets.
    8. Playing Pizza, Maze or Code mini-games.
    9. Playing Casino, gambling games.
    10. Creating/recreating new Sims
    11. Collecting Rares, pet pulling.
    12. Custom Content.
    13. Skilling.
    14. Jobs.

    What was your favorite city?
    1. Alphaville
    2. Betaville
    3. Blazing Falls
    4. Calvin's Creek
    5. Dan's Grove
    6. Dragon's Cove
    7. East Jerome
    8. Fancy Fields
    9. Interhogan
    10. Jolly Pines
    11. Mt. Fuji
    12.Test Center
    or The mega cities:
    14. Test Center 3
    15. EA-Land


    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    1. yes (name of game?)
    2. no

    And finally:
    ....what have you been up to this year?
    ....how long did it take you to get over TSO's abrupt ending?
     
  2. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    What was your favorite part of TSO?
    6. Building/Redecorating.

    What was your favorite city?
    15. EA-Land [Although the name sucked it was fun having all the cities together :p]

    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    2. no

    And finally:
    ....what have you been up to this year?
    I started playing WoW a month ago, I always said I hated those types of games but I'm enjoying it.

    ....how long did it take you to get over TSO's abrupt ending?
    I'm not over it :p I miss TSO terribly. The offline Sim games bore me.. they arn't the same.
     
  3. rieley

    rieley Guest

    I check back every now and then, just hoping that there will be some news our game will come back to life. Yes, I should accept the fact it's over...but maybe another company will purchase the sims?????? I still don't understand what happened.


    What was your favorite part of TSO?[/B]
    Too hard to pick one, well....skilling wasn't my favorite. :)

    What was your favorite city?

    Jolly Pine!!! Until EA Land. It was great starting over, greening in the open because all we could afford was the plot. Actually sharing food plates the first few weeks in EA Land. And to think I had tons of fully stocked fridges just waiting for Lee to move that train. I miss our DEVs too! The whole team. Where are the stratic moderators playing now?


    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?

    There will never be a game as enjoyable as TSO. But I'm afraid to admit where I'm at now. Tried a few other games, and playing Ultima Online now. It's the closest out there to the sims and I can still build! We should start a TSO guild in UO, we wouldnt need to fight or kill anything to play. I'm a scribe and a tailor. Also do mining for a living, have a 'store', vendor shop. Skilling is more like off line sims, you gain as you use the skill. Housing is actually pretty cool. However UO is missing a great community, wonder if they realize it now?


    And finally:
    what have you been up to this year? Trying out online games to find anything that resembles TSO.

    how long did it take you to get over TSO's abrupt ending? I'm not.

    Miss everyone!
    Willow Nite
     
  4. Katheryne

    Katheryne Guest

    Eep! I missed it too!

    It's only been a year??? :eek:

    What was your favorite part of TSO?
    I didn't particularly have a favorite. I pretty much lived for the moment, doing whatever my whim struck me as interesting at the moment. My main goal was to just goof off and have fun - and if it meant lighting off indoor rocket launchers and setting fire to a skill house's reading room to watch everyone run around screaming in mass hysteria (and watch people return from being AFK wondering why their sims were standing around), then so be it. :D


    What was your favorite city?
    Dan's Grove. Definitely!

    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    Yes: Second Life.

    And finally:
    ....what have you been up to this year?
    Balancing my time between family, college studies, and SL.

    ....how long did it take you to get over TSO's abrupt ending?
    I don't know that I have ever completely gotten over it. I don't think about it very often anymore, but when I do...
     
  5. debslee

    debslee Guest

    I remembered last week that its been a year, so I wasnt bang on the nail with the date. Thanks for this post Gilly.

    What was your favorite part of TSO?
    Making my own custom content and selling it in my flower shop....ah those were the days of bugging Pari for approval of it!

    What was your favorite city?
    Alphaville - All my sims were born there.

    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    Not really - Second Life comes in a very close second :D

    ....what have you been up to this year?
    Falling in love :love:

    ....how long did it take you to get over TSO's abrupt ending?
    I dont think I have, nothing comes close to that game. Still miss it! :sad4:
     
  6. Cherri Bear

    Cherri Bear Guest

    Hi everyone!

    Favorite part of TSO:

    Building, visiting friends.

    Favorite City:

    Test Center

    Found a new game you spend a lot of time on:

    TOONTOWN!!

    What have I been up to this year:

    work, work and more work. Oh, I did go on an Alaskan cruise. That was fun.

    How long did it take for me to get over TSO ending:

    A few months. But, I see some of my TSO friends on Toontown and keep in touch through email, so that helped. :)


    P.S. That is a pic of me in Toontown on my avatar. hehe !!
     
  7. Raisin

    Raisin Guest

    What was your favorite part of TSO?
    3. Running a store/business.
    12. Custom Content.

    Actually I liked a lot of the options. Remember the old days of pet pulling and the social stuff we had going on, getting a "job" at a store, running the store's pet section...
    Stores and cc was so much fun and addictive :D

    What was your favorite city?
    1. Alphaville
    15. EA-Land


    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    1. yes (name of game?)
    I recently started playing Tirnua and I dragged a huge bunch of people with me - that's the key! It's not exactly like tso yet, but it's getting really close! And it has more than tso did in some ways (quest system, growing plants and rare hybrids, facebookpics, really cool working minigames you can use on your lot, fantastic underwater lots and lots up in the sky with a glass floor and so on and so forth - cc is on its way and we can have stores!).

    The key to that game is to get a bunch of people there with you.
    You might not find friends there (yet).
    Only all these free players from turkey and portugal :)

    We'll be making some game shows with great prizes and stuff there for our little swedish community.

    Also it's easy to get your RL friends in (if they don't mind the graphics) since it's only a web browser based, free game.

    Only (?) annoying thing is that the speech bubbles don't float into the picture if someone is far away. And there's no sounds/ambience yet (but I use an internet radio channel with birds singing, frogs croaking and so on, on my Tirnua radio bought from Cute Pi :))

    It's a nice casual game.


    And finally:
    ....what have you been up to this year?
    ....how long did it take you to get over TSO's abrupt ending?


    Wow, Sims2, Sims3, RL stuff.
    I accepted its demise but I still miss the waitress job... And a lot of other stuff.
     
  8. groovybear

    groovybear Guest

    What was your favorite part of TSO?
    Pizzaing was by far my favorite thing to do

    What was your favorite city?
    dan's grove, with Test Center 3 coming in at second

    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    Played toontown for a while, then WOW, never really got into. So I am back with toontown

    It took me a while to get through tso closing.
    Still makes me a little sad thinking about it to this day.
    __________________
     
  9. CaptRex

    CaptRex Guest

    Less than a year... I will play it again if I'm not busy :pint:
     
  10. -waves at Groovy, Gilly, and Raisin- :grouphug:
    Yay for seeing familiar faces from Tirnua! ;D

    I totally forgot my account details here on Stratics, so I have a nubz account (luls).

    Anyway, I'm totally replying to this thread, even though I'm over two months late for the one year anniversary. IT STILL COUNTS, FRAMMIT! :gun:

    What was your favorite part of TSO?
    1. Role-playing
    4. Visiting Sims
    8. Playing Pizza and Code!
    13. Skilling
    **Honorary #15**: Collecting tombstones! Teehee. :hahaha:

    What was your favorite city?
    15. EA-Land
    YAY NO MORE UNBALANCED, EMPTY CITIES OF BOREDOM! [/harsh]

    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    Not exactly. Over the years I've played Dofus, Tirnua, a splendid avatar site called Menewsha... But nothing replaces TSO.

    What have you been up to this year?
    Getting closer and closer to my LOVELY Tirnua family, reading the Tirnua blog updates, and just totally explosming at each new Tirnua update overall... Holy poop, it's getting pretty nifty over there! @_@

    How long did it take you to get over TOS's abrupt ending?
    Has anyone gotten over it? That's the sad fact of it all... Hardly anyone's moved on!
    It was an awesome game, and I'll always have that gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of my stomach when I pass by something that reminds me of it... I'll never forget it, nor will anything ever replace it.
    I loved the quaintness of the graphics. I don't want some oily-skinned, perfectly-outfitted 6-inch pixel versus the 2-inch, grainy, hardly-detailed TSO ones! -pouts-
    But seriously, I don't care about quality (well, I do, but I don't want something too realistic). I'd rather have fun.
     
  11. Jughead177

    Jughead177 Guest

    What was your favorite part of TSO?
    2. Hosting.
    8. Playing Pizza, Maze or Code mini-games.

    What was your favorite city?
    12.Test Center


    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    2. no

    And finally:
    ....what have you been up to this year?

    I missed the end of TSO because work was taking every living moment. Then I lost my job and I spent every living moment finding a job. Now I have two jobs (oops), but the good news is that I have some downtime. If I could log in to TSO I'd be able to do it now.

    I am kind of looking for another game to play, but I'm just playing Swords of Chaos, the only other online game I've ever played. I guess it's a MUD. I don't know. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swords_of_Chaos to learn more. telnet://seabreeze.servegame.com to play it (GGBE from main menu to get in).

    Hardly anyone plays it, but it's a 15-year-old text-based RPG, so what do you expect? :)

    ....how long did it take you to get over TSO's abrupt ending?

    I felt bad that I could not be there for the end, even though I had such a limited role in the game because I only played in Test Center for an hour a day or so.
     
  12. What was your favorite part of TSO?
    Everything. It was my favorite game since the first month it came out, and nothing will ever beat it. It was perfect; all the things you can do. For example: game shows, casinos, money-making, socializing, role-playing within a role-playing game (hehe), shopping at stores, obtaning rare items, and the list goes on and on...

    1. Role-playing.
    2. Hosting.
    3. Running a store/business.
    4. Visiting Sims.
    5. Creating games/puzzle lots. [[FAVORITE]]
    6. Building/Redecorating.
    7. Raising pets.
    8. Playing Pizza, Maze or Code mini-games.
    9. Playing Casino, gambling games.
    10. Creating/recreating new Sims
    11. Collecting Rares, pet pulling.
    13. Skilling.
    14. Jobs.

    What was your favorite city?
    Alphaville by far. That's where all my friends were, including friends from RL & in-game. I still have some of their email addresses, but have not spoken to them since they left TSO to play SL back in late 2007 (which sucks IMO.)

    Although my first sim was in Blazing Falls, I spent the majority of my time in Alphaville with my good friends. All the game shows, skill-earnings, and role-playings that happened with my buddies will never be forgotten.


    Have you found a game you play as much as you did TSO?
    NO! TSO literally probably has over a year of playtime in it. No joke. It was my favorite game of all time, and I still wish they kept it going like they did in 2007. Back then, the game did not recieve any updates (I don't think even holiday splash pages) but the game was kept alive. I think that was my favorite year, when I'd spent 5+ hours a day on it.

    ....what have you been up to this year?
    Playing Xbox Live (GT: Frozenghost001). Haven't played much of The Sims since the shutdown of EA-Land in 2008. Not even TS2 or TS3. Lost interest in it. If they revived even just TSO, I'd probably have just as much interest in it as I did in 2008.

    ....how long did it take you to get over TSO's abrupt ending?
    I'm still not over it! Not only that, but I was on vacation, computer-less, for the last 2 weeks the game was still up. I'm still pissed about that. I go back to TS1 from time-to-time, but nothing compairs to TSO.
     
  13. I never thought I would miss TSO as much as I do. Second Life is good but can't hold a candle to the fun and the friendships Less drama. I play Sl and am missing TSO so bad I have hold TSO reunions. But I can wait to see if Sims4(online) makes it off the drawing board within the next 4 years.