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Useless information while we wait thread

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Post it here:

    Did you know - The vise on the gnome table is a mechanic's vise instead of a wood vise.

    What's *your* bit of useless info? [​IMG]
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Did you know that I finally maxed body in EA-Land about 5 minutes before the server went down?

    Okay, guessing that wasn't really what you had in mind, I'll have to think of something better ......

    Polly
     
  3. At Crafting Bearz in EA Land, we now can give you a flea bath.
     
  4. VitArm

    VitArm Guest

    This is the dumbest thread.








    Ever.
     
  5. PB Three

    PB Three Guest

    Oh, Cherri... that *is* useless. :p


    Here's a useless question: who plays Skate. or Saints Row on Xbox 360?

    EDIT: @ VitArm - Isn't it supposed to be? [​IMG]


    PB Three
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Oh, Cherri... that *is* useless. :p


    Here's a useless question: who plays Skate. or Saints Row on Xbox 360?


    PB Three

    [/ QUOTE ]
    DISQUALIFIED!
    Non-TSO related question!
    5 yard penalty, loss of down!
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    This is the dumbest thread.








    Ever.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Point taken, but hey people that don't have more than one game interest have to have something to do while the cities are down....hehe.

    My useless fact.....payout for 20.51 in a particular skill's object is the same as 20.99 so that's almost 2 green cycles of skilling nearly wasted, yet I(and alot of other people) still continue to do it just to be able to lock a skill at 20.99 [​IMG] Not to mention that 20.99 still shows up on a pizza table as 20, not 21 [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    that i broke my space bar and i now need to push down very hard on it for it to work
     
  9. PB Three

    PB Three Guest

    Whatever. [​IMG]

    You didn't say that it HAD to be about TSO. Plus, I don't like football...


    Givin' ya a hard time. :p

    EDIT: @ Monkey - Not good! Can I expect no-space sentances from you in-game, now? lol


    PB Three
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Whatever. [​IMG]

    You didn't say that it HAD to be about TSO. Plus, I don't like football...


    Givin' ya a hard time. :p


    PB Three

    [/ QUOTE ]
    FOUL!
    Unsportsmanlike disparagement of ****FOOTBALL**** (cue Heavenly music).
    15 yard penalty. Loss of pants.
     
  11. PB Three

    PB Three Guest

    OMG! You're hilarious!


    Now why did I expect a negative response about my dis-interest in football...


    PB Three
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hmm I met a certain sim the other day with space bar issues...
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Loss of pants

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Got pics??

    Oh and skilling to 20.51? Not everyone skills for pizza. Some skill to craft.

    Polly
     
  14. Oh fun! [​IMG]

    The give gift action, box...has roses inside.

    Too bad you have to decline the action, throw the box on the floor, and step on a nice gift from a friend that costs $20 (a lot in ea land lol) ...to see it was roses...
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Loss of pants

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Got pics??

    Oh and skilling to 20.51? Not everyone skills for pizza. Some skill to craft.

    Polly

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Even in crafting the success/fail ratio can't be that significant from 20.51 to 20.99. As I said, I always skill the skill I want to lock to 20.99 just to see it there, but for the rest of the skills, including crafting ones I've found a distinct disinterest in skilling beyond 20.51 unless I need alot of AFK time and use it to prop a 2nd skill up to 20.99 or 20.98 since my second skill usually drops from 20.99 the instant my sim stands up. All that accomplishes though is making it longer until I have to top off, because I don't bother topping off till it's under 20.51, usually sometime around 20.21 or so.....
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Loss of pants

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Got pics??

    Oh and skilling to 20.51? Not everyone skills for pizza. Some skill to craft.

    Polly

    [/ QUOTE ]
    I skill cuz I look really sexy yelling at myself in a mirror.
    "CLAR - CLAR - CLAR!!!"
    I rest my case. [​IMG]
     
  17. DId you know Bears dont wear blindfolds while bashing ? They are so lucky .Not hittting themselves as often [​IMG]
     
  18. AAhahahaha!!! Glarg NOT Gleam [​IMG]
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    I skill cuz I look really sexy yelling at myself in a mirror.
    "CLAR - CLAR - CLAR!!!"
    I rest my case. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    With or without your pants?

    The skills required for the band object are: : 1 Charisma (trumpet), 1 body (drums), and 2 creativity positions (guitar and keyboard).

    Polly
     
  20. PB Three

    PB Three Guest

    I always drink heavily before bashing the pinatas... or at least my head... LOL

    :p


    PB Three
     
  21. I think...if i remember correctly...

    When you make potions, there are different colors...but...
    if you make potions on the same table over and over it will always come out the same color.

    ...Well I know what I'm gonna test when I get back in the game lol..if I remember correctly or not :p
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I skill cuz I look really sexy yelling at myself in a mirror.
    "CLAR - CLAR - CLAR!!!"
    I rest my case. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    With or without your pants?

    The skills required for the band object are: : 1 Charisma (trumpet), 1 body (drums), and 2 creativity positions (guitar and keyboard).

    Polly

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Not *my* pants - *his* pants!
    Pay attention willya?


    However, I find it intriguing that you request clarification. [​IMG]
     
  23. DGLita

    DGLita Guest

    As ive got nothing better to do im gonna have a ***** about store owners abusing the priviledge of running stores afk. The devs made it clear to us that they need stores open now that there is no buy mode, and I DO run my store afk, but when im afk there will just be the owner or roomie hiding.

    Im happy to keep the store open when im sleeping or at work, but i wouldnt dream of packing it with a load of non roomie afk sims just to manipulate the top 100 list. I run 6 accounts, I could easily have my store open with 5 other hidden sims just to rack up visitor hours, but I just wouldnt do it. I just wouldnt abuse the priviledge that we, as store owners, have been given.

    There are 2 stores that regularly have between 6 and 12 (yes seriously 12) hidden afk sims. They are of course at the top of the list and I hope they are very proud of their phoney achievement.
     
  24. I look like I drink heavily when Im bashing HA ha..I drink heavy when Im posting on the boards...Expalins a lot dosent it [​IMG]
     
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    As ive got nothing better to do im gonna have a ***** about store owners abusing the priviledge of running stores afk. The devs made it clear to us that they need stores open now that there is no buy mode, and I DO run my store afk, but when im afk there will just be the owner or roomie hiding.

    Im happy to keep the store open when im sleeping or at work, but i wouldnt dream of packing it with a load of non roomie afk sims just to manipulate the top 100 list. I run 6 accounts, I could easily have my store open with 5 other hidden sims just to rack up visitor hours, but I just wouldnt do it. I just wouldnt abuse the priviledge that we, as store owners, have been given.

    There are 2 stores that regularly have between 6 and 12 (yes seriously 12) hidden afk sims. They are of course at the top of the list and I hope they are very proud of their phoney achievement.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    FLAG!
    Improper griping beyond the line of threadage.
    10 yard penalty, loss of salt shaker. Repeat down.
     
  26. DGLita

    DGLita Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    FLAG!
    Improper griping beyond the line of threadage.
    10 yard penalty, loss of salt shaker. Repeat down.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Ok i had my gripe, if I promise to be good can I have my salt shaker back?
     
  27. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    FLAG!
    Improper griping beyond the line of threadage.
    10 yard penalty, loss of salt shaker. Repeat down.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Ok i had my gripe, if I promise to be good can I have my salt shaker back?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Sure - see Milton, he's in charge of game appliances.
     
  28. DGLita

    DGLita Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    FLAG!
    Improper griping beyond the line of threadage.
    10 yard penalty, loss of salt shaker. Repeat down.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Ok i had my gripe, if I promise to be good can I have my salt shaker back?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Sure - see Milton, he's in charge of game appliances.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Its just that I need it to hide my afk sim under - [​IMG]
     
  29. Purdy

    Purdy Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I think...if i remember correctly...

    When you make potions, there are different colors...but...
    if you make potions on the same table over and over it will always come out the same color.

    ...Well I know what I'm gonna test when I get back in the game lol..if I remember correctly or not :p

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It's 7 or 8 different colors. A long time ago, when I got bored, I bought a lot of potions to find all the different colors.

    There's Light green, dark green, yellow, orange, red, blue, pink - I think that's it -- so it's 7 colors. [​IMG]
     
  30. <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I think...if i remember correctly...

    When you make potions, there are different colors...but...
    if you make potions on the same table over and over it will always come out the same color.

    ...Well I know what I'm gonna test when I get back in the game lol..if I remember correctly or not :p

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It's 7 or 8 different colors. A long time ago, when I got bored, I bought a lot of potions to find all the different colors.

    There's Light green, dark green, yellow, orange, red, blue, pink - I think that's it -- so it's 7 colors. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    If you work at the same table over and over, does it change colors or always give you the same color?
     
  31. <blockquote><hr>


    There are 2 stores that regularly have between 6 and 12 (yes seriously 12) hidden afk sims. They are of course at the top of the list and I hope they are very proud of their phoney achievement.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    WTG to whichever stores on your phoney achievement. You now get your choice between a chocolate chip cookie and peanut butter cookie. If you purchase 10 more accounts your choices will increase to include chocolate cake and brownies!!

    But no forever birthday cake because thats put aside for sims who compete fairly.

    (Compete fairly...lol...I didn't want to put compete the right way because there really isn't a right way, but this is a social game and I play like "love thy neighbor", and I believe in everyone getting a fair shot at being #1. I know someone who had a store in CC forever, and couldn't get above #3 on the list because of players like this...it's just not cool!)

    TOUCHDOWN!
     
  32. Purdy

    Purdy Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    I think...if i remember correctly...

    When you make potions, there are different colors...but...
    if you make potions on the same table over and over it will always come out the same color.

    ...Well I know what I'm gonna test when I get back in the game lol..if I remember correctly or not :p

    [/ QUOTE ]

    It's 7 or 8 different colors. A long time ago, when I got bored, I bought a lot of potions to find all the different colors.

    There's Light green, dark green, yellow, orange, red, blue, pink - I think that's it -- so it's 7 colors. [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    If you work at the same table over and over, does it change colors or always give you the same color?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Always gives you the same color.
     
  33. <blockquote><hr>

    Post it here:


    What's *your* bit of useless info? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    (1) My sim hairdo is so powerful that it penetrates through the back of chairs and even the diver's helmet.

    (2) The same piece of chocolate cream pie has been in the black fridge for YEARS and remains yummy looking.

    (3) There is only ONE female costume that has a weapon (Roman, knife). I forget how many male outfits have weapons, but it's more than one [​IMG]

    <center>But, only the female fireman is equipped with oxygen [​IMG]</center>

    (4) The female construction worker outfit is not approved by OSHA or any construction union (but, was voted #1 by a panel of HOOTERS uniform designers).
     
  34. PB Three

    PB Three Guest

    Amen!! I am never AFK at my store -- in fact, I always leave my store to go AFK (unless it's going to be for less than 30-ish seconds).


    I'm not going to point fingers as those people are very obvious.

    I have to struggle to get even in the top-20, *bragging alert* then again, I *am* known for customer service. [​IMG] *end bragging* lol


    PB Three
     
  35. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Being near or at the top of the list makes a property receive more foot traffic. The fault lies in the list. People do what they need to do to ensure business. There’s no other way to truly advertise. People do not frequent stores under the top 9 like they do those in the top 9. I’ve been around long enough to know. I don't see placement on the list as an accomplishment; I see it as a greater probability of having business.

    I don't put things out there for the fun of it all. I don't invest a ton of up front money to place things for sale and offer customers 50% off retail just for kicks. I work that lot for profit and I work with customers when I’m there.

    We changed our name to include "zombie" because people on the boards were calling us that... so we figured why not. We weren't hiding the fact or trying to be something we're not. And it is amazing that the store can run for 5 hours during the day and not a single visitor of the whole bunch (and there's a lot) say "hi" or request anything.

    I love the way SL stores are ran... the fact that stores can create and put items out for sale and never need to micro manage the store. This is a problem in TSO/EALand and it seems as though people are not seeing the big picture... there would be way more time for fun, socialization, creativity, etc.

    To each their own!

    *edited to correct typos*
     
  36. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    There are 2 stores that regularly have between 6 and 12 (yes seriously 12) hidden afk sims. They are of course at the top of the list and I hope they are very proud of their phoney achievement.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    .....as opposed to the real achievement of running a store afk while you override timeout keeping it open as you sleep/are at work? Surely there are enough stores open that this is not necessary.....WTF.

    *waits for the penalty flag from Donavan* [​IMG] Sorry Brane, it had to be said.
     
  37. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I work that lot for profit and I work with customers when I’m there.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Ok, good for you, you're working with customers WHEN YOU ARE THERE. Question is, what percentage of the time are you afk, because that is the percentage of the time you are getting money from sims for only the effort of buying the stuff upfront and putting it out there, and you act like this is some great feat. If it bugs you to do it that bad, then don't have but one of each object out and then take special orders.....but wait, that would actually require you to BE there all the time wouldn't it? [​IMG] Can't have that.
     
  38. legscroft

    legscroft Guest

    Ok, good for you, you're working with customers WHEN YOU ARE THERE. Question is, what percentage of the time are you afk, because that is the percentage of the time you are getting money from sims for only the effort of buying the stuff upfront and putting it out there, and you act like this is some great feat. If it bugs you to do it that bad, then don't have but one of each object out and then take special orders.....but wait, that would actually require you to BE there all the time wouldn't it? Can't have that.

    It doesn't bug us to do it...We love to do it [​IMG] Carrie, we're in the store business to um "make a profit" I will spew this useless info over again and again...THE LIST IS THE PROBLEM!!
     
  39. legscroft

    legscroft Guest

    Question is, what percentage of the time are you afk, because that is the percentage of the time you are getting money from sims for only the effort of buying the stuff upfront and putting it out there, and you act like this is some great feat

    i am afk all the time, and don't intend to play the game any other way...if i'm forced to do so, i'll quit [​IMG]
     
  40. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    It doesn't bug us to do it...We love to do it [​IMG] Carrie, we're in the store business to um "make a profit" I will spew this useless info over again and again...THE LIST IS THE PROBLEM!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    No you dont. If you really loved to do it, you'd BE there doing it, not letting the store stay open AFK while the simoleans roll in. To me that is only one step lower than botting, the only difference being that the simoleans will not roll in as fast as botting. If you loved to do it, the list wouldn't matter. It wouldn't matter if you had 1 sale or 100 sales in a day if virtual selling is really your passion. Own it and be honest about it. What you really love is to be able to be afk off doing RL things or playing another RL game and having the potential for money to come in without you literally having to lift a finger other than to stock your store. You do not even have to say 'hello, if you need any help, please let me know' to your customers. If places like Wal-Mart did not have employees to answer questions, or cashiers to check out people's purchases, I doubt they'd be the multi-billion dollar corporation they are. Stores in TSO aren't nearly to that scale but you get my drift. AFK stores are just the lazy sim's way to easy money.
     
  41. Laverne

    Laverne Guest

    The ongoing AFK Store debate seems to be slightly off the topic of "useless information", but for what its worth, I have 2 questions for those of you who don't like "AFK Stores" (I am not a store owner btw):

    1. What is a store owner to do for hours if not allowed to go AFK?

    2. Why does this bother you so much?


    To PiperH,
    I happened to land at your store during the wee hours of the morning because my alternate sim got herself stuck there. I wanted to see if I could see her greyed out avatar.

    You promptly replied to my question about resetting etc. in which I said "nevermind its almost time for maintenance anyway". You were very nice &amp; I appreciated that. You have a nice shop. Keep up the good work! [​IMG]


    aka Belle Starr
     
  42. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok, the wait is over, and this thread has gone completely off topic. [​IMG]

    If everyone wants to discuss AFK stores.....again.....then start another thread, this one is locked.
     
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