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How to fix The Sims

The Sims can get pretty dull. We play games to escape to more interesting places and do more interesting things. In The Sims though, you end up escaping to a suburban neighbourhood where you still have to do the dishes, shower, cook breakfast, etc etc. And while the expansion packs might add new novelties, they aren’t really improving the core game, just extending it. It needs more randomness, more crazy, more opportunities to make emergent dramas play out. So, a list then, of ideas to inject some fun an interest into The Sims. And all these things can happen to…

Miami Shark

I’m scared of the sea, it’s up there in my big long list of fears along with heights and creatures with more than four legs. I can just about manage paddling off the English coast in mid-summer, but apart from that it’s a no-go-area. Have you seen the things in the sea? They are HUGE and have massive teeth. Sharks are the most terrifying thing ever, in the history of terrifying things that people have to deal with (even when you get all philosophical about it and start going on about petty little things like war and famine). Did you…