History YMMV / TheSims

16th Jun '16 12:53:37 AM Adept
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* TheWoobie: Basically every Sim that has the loser and/or unlucky trait. Even ''Death'' takes pity on the poor sap; both provide immunity to death by anything other than old age. The drawbacks for both are pretty light, so it's really a case of CursedWithAwesome...

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Basically every Sim that has the loser and/or unlucky trait. Even ''Death'' takes pity on the poor sap; both provide immunity to death by anything other than old age. The drawbacks for both are pretty light, so it's really a case of CursedWithAwesome...



** Lilith Pleasant and Ripp Grunt, the famous [[TheUnfavourite unfavorites]]. Same for Joe [=MacDuff=], MuggleBornOfMages.



** The Newsons from ''Apartment Life''. They're a family of adopted children whose parents have died, and the two teens have to juggle school, caring for the younger ones and providing a steady income. Unless you move them in with an adult Sim of course.
** Vidcund Curious might also have been the unfavourite to his brothers. Compared to Pascal and Lazlo, Vidcund was never helped with his homework by his parents, and his girlfriend dumped him for Loki Beaker, which according to his memories is implied to be because of a bladder accident.
16th Jun '16 12:51:46 AM Adept
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* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Many players enjoy improving Lilith Pleasant's life, often at the expense of [[TheScrappy Angela's]].
** And it seems like some players like the Townie Goopy, maybe because of his name and his big nose.
** The Pleasantview Goths and Strangetown Curious family are pretty popular.
** Kaylynn Langerak was an NPC with a minor story role in ''The Sims 2'', but it made her popular enough to merit a promotion to playable character with her own extended family in ''The Sims 3''.
** There's a sizable minority of players who prefer to marry Mortimer to Kaylynn instead of his canonical wife, Bella, in ''The Sims 3''. The two most commonly cited reasons are Bella's ubiquitous place in the games getting annoying, and fans being upset by a throwaway comment in the PSP spin-off suggesting that Bella only married Mortimer for his money.
** Many players seem to enjoy developing Bailey Swain (a Moonlight Falls teen sim) to be much, much more awesome than the character that she's the {{Expy}} of, [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan]].
** The Landgraabs originally appeared as the main antagonists of The Sims 1 console port, but has become popular enough to appear in every game afterward.



* FridgeHorror: How do male Sims give birth to their alien offspring? The only nearby orifice is... [[{{Squick}} NO.]]
* GeniusBonus:
** When Sims play chess, they move the chess pieces appropriately.
** Raise your hands if you know that ''mellifera'' is the second part of the ''Latin'' name for a family of honey bees. [[note]]Yep, the spell is technically a combination of pretentious Latin and ''real'' Latin. Though mellifera actually means ''honey-bearing''. You'd think the spell would result in the sim on the receiving end getting slimed by honey instead.[[/note]]



* JerkassWoobie:
** Nervous Subject. He might be a mean, antisocial slob with no sense of humour, but he was neglected as a child and used by his 'adoptive parents', the Beakers, who are also very mean, for experiments. He's a Family Sim, and is a far more capable babysitter than the nannies the game provides (though that may say more about [[GameBreakingBug the nannies]] than Nervous Subject himself).
** Agnes Crumplebottom is built out of this. She lost her husband as a young adult, and they were planning to have children. To make matters worse, the ghost of her husband is stated to have scared away any potential suitors, eventually making her the bitter and love-hating Miss Crumplebottom.
** Tybalt Capp, who lost both of his parents and his grandmother in a short period of time, as well as being a Popularity Sim with no friends outside his family.



* MarySue:
** Literally with Mary-Sue Pleasant, who actually turns out to be a {{deconstruction}} of the trope. She's so obsessed with her job that she doesn't notice her husband's affair with the maid, or the fact that her twin daughters hate each other.
** The majority of female Sims put on the Exchange have a description like "omg this is Jennifer she is so kewl and awesome and pretty please download!!!!!!11"
** To a lesser extent, Mary-Sue's daughter Angela could be considered this.
** "Jamie Jolina is an intelligent as she is beautiful. Can she prove to the world that two traits can coexist?"


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* {{Mondegreen}}: Sometimes, the simlish actually sounds like they're saying something. Such as how some people having a pillow fight or playing with each other may sound like they're saying "Stop! Fuck you!" and "Fuck YOU!"
16th Jun '16 12:45:15 AM Adept
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* HollywoodPudgy: Female "fat" Sims, with only a slightly wider waist than the rail-thin "normal" Sim ladies, somewhat larger boobs, and HartmanHips (or at least they're HartmanHips compared to regular female Sims). Male fat Sims are kind of similar; they have potbellies, less muscle definition, and slightly larger thighs, but that's all. And both sexes are lumpier of build than the regular Sims. The second game is the worst offender.
** By Sims 4 this has been completely averted. The Create-A-Sim makes it easy to create a naturally fat Sim, and there are a few fat folks in the neighbourhood. It's also possible for your Sim to get fat if they eat too much and don't exercise, and even allows you to create characters who look genuinely anorexic thanks to its flexible sliders.
16th Jun '16 12:43:26 AM Adept
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* BlackHoleSue: [[AddressingThePlayer You]]! The more you play the game, the more the entire city changes to suit your Sims.
14th May '16 7:28:22 PM Tightwire
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* HollywoodPudgy: Female "fat" Sims, with only a slightly wider waist than the rail-thin "normal" Sim ladies, somewhat larger boobs, and HartmanHips (or at least they're HartmanHips compared to regular female Sims). Male fat Sims are kind of similar; they have potbellies, less muscle definition, and slightly larger thighs, but that's all. And both sexes are lumpier of build than the regular Sims. The second game is the worst offender, although the third averts it.

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* HollywoodPudgy: Female "fat" Sims, with only a slightly wider waist than the rail-thin "normal" Sim ladies, somewhat larger boobs, and HartmanHips (or at least they're HartmanHips compared to regular female Sims). Male fat Sims are kind of similar; they have potbellies, less muscle definition, and slightly larger thighs, but that's all. And both sexes are lumpier of build than the regular Sims. The second game is the worst offender, although offender.
** By Sims 4 this has been completely averted. The Create-A-Sim makes it easy to create a naturally fat Sim, and there are a few fat folks in
the third averts it.neighbourhood. It's also possible for your Sim to get fat if they eat too much and don't exercise, and even allows you to create characters who look genuinely anorexic thanks to its flexible sliders.
1st Apr '16 8:59:47 AM Tightwire
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** The revelation that Sims 4 would not have basic features like pools or toddlers at release definitely angered the fan base.

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** The revelation that Sims 4 would not have basic features like pools or toddlers at release definitely angered the fan base. Now people are just angry about the toddlers.



** One has already developed over [=TS4=] on whether it's a return to the good old days of [=TS1/2=] with its character-centered gameplay, or whether the removal of some popular features (open world, pools, toddlers and Create-A-Style) means it's just a giant step back for the series overall. The fanbase is split into two groups: Those that find it inferior to The Sims 3, thus already obsolete, and those who like the new features it presents and enjoy the fact that it still gives the same fun open-ended experience Sims fans can expect from the franchise.

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** One has already developed over [=TS4=] on whether it's a return to the good old days of [=TS1/2=] with its character-centered gameplay, or whether the removal of some popular features (open world, pools, toddlers and Create-A-Style) means it's just a giant step back for the series overall. The fanbase is split into two groups: Those that find it inferior to The Sims 3, thus already obsolete, and those who like the new features it presents and enjoy the fact that it still gives the same fun open-ended experience Sims fans can expect from the franchise.
18th Feb '16 2:49:40 PM Tightwire
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* CrackIsCheaper: Due to the glut of DLC, expansions and content packs, this ''easily'' applies, as the entire set of ''The Sims 3'' can cost well over $500. The other games aren't much better but at least the original has a complete version that you can find for under $80.

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* CrackIsCheaper: Due to the glut of DLC, expansions and content packs, this ''easily'' applies, as has increasingly come to apply, with the entire set of ''The Sims 3'' can cost costing well over $500. The other games aren't much better but at least the original has a complete version that you can find for under $80.$500, and ''The Sims 4'' eagerly trotting down this route with its many Stuff Packs and Expansions.
7th Feb '16 8:40:15 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Sales wise, the original game still hasn't been topped. However, Sims 2 was the most well received by critics, and didn't too shabby in the sales department either, with six million copies shipped to it's name. That said, the title of MagnumOpus is usually debated by fans as belonging to either the [[BrokenBase second or third installment]].
9th Jan '16 5:59:00 PM bwburke94
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** People who are really glued to a certain Sims game, will probably criticise the sequel ''hard''. Most commonly is ''Sims 2'' fans hating on ''Sims 3'' because the sim models got more realistic (which made the game lose it's charm), and that you have much lesser control over their lives than in the prequel.

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** People who are really glued to a certain Sims game, will probably criticise the sequel ''hard''. Most commonly is ''Sims 2'' fans hating on ''Sims 3'' because the sim models got more realistic (which made the game lose it's charm), and that you have much lesser control over their lives than in the prequel.''2''.



** Lilith Pleasant and Ripp Grunt, the famous [[TheUnfavourite unfavorites]]. Same for Joe MacDuff, MuggleBornOfMages.

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** Lilith Pleasant and Ripp Grunt, the famous [[TheUnfavourite unfavorites]]. Same for Joe MacDuff, [=MacDuff=], MuggleBornOfMages.
4th Jan '16 6:51:48 AM EuroBurro
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** Agnes Crumplebottom is built out of this. She lost her husband as a young adult, and they were planning to have children. To make matters worse, the ghost of her husband is stated to have scared away any potential suitors, eventually making her the bitter and love-hating Miss Crumplebottom.



** If you read the memories of the Curious family, you'll discover that their mother, Kitty, died on Vidcund's 18th birthday.

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** If you read the memories of the Curious family, you'll discover that their mother, Kitty, died on Vidcund's 18th birthday.close to Vidcund becoming an adult.
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