I am at a strange point in my sim-life... I've been playing this game for about 5 months now... And suddenly I don't even feel like logging in; it's like I don't know why I should... I guess I haven't been around enough to even make friends - people seem to come and go anyways and those who have been there a long time already have friends, and it's hard to get to know the 'settled sims' - not to mention the fact that I am a bit odd and don't make friends easily as it is (nor have any wish to) - but in this game it seems to be part of it, because if not you may aswell just play Sims 2 - and build all you like without having to worry where the money is supposed to come from... Which is what I have been doing for days... So yes; I am debating with myself whether to leave the game or not. I will give it a little time yet; I may find myself there again in a couple of weeks - but for now there seems to be no incentive for me to log on. I've tried being a roomie twice - one place no one was ever present and the other I had no say-so whatsoever about what went on in the house - and that's really not how I work. At the same time - I can't dedicate myself to being on line every day for hours in a house that I didn't build, have no decisive effect on and really no investment in; I feel I would have to be a masochist to do that... lol... And I find it strange that people will ask you to be a roomie after hardly having exchanged more than a few words with you - I mean they have no clue who I am, what my views are and so on - I would want to get to know someone myself before having someone live with me. I mean; I know it's not 'really' living with someone - but in a sense it is; in that you have to obviously spend a lot of time together on line if you are working on a successful house.... I think I may like to open a house with some people I have something in common with and where all of us 'owned' the house and had a say so... But that seems very hard to find in game. Don't get my wrong; I've had several conversations and interactions with very interesting and nice people in the game; and maybe it's just me - but 'friend' is a word I take very seriously and only use for very few people in my life. Anyway - I've probably been babbling - but I really would like to hear from people who have played this game for a good while - why they are still here, what about the game that makes them stay and whatever other thoughts my post may have provoked. Thank you!