Fav Friday: The Sims – Part 1

I’ve been playing The Sims for almost half my life. It’s one of my favorite games.

Where it all started:

I was 12 years old living in Westville with my nana and brother. We only lived there for a few months. Each time we went shopping, I would grab a new apartment magazine because I loved fantasizing about moving into a new apartment or house. I still do. I constantly rearrange my room. I like a challenge. Around this time, someone gave my brother and I Legos. I would constantly make tiny houses. To put all of this into perspective, I was (slightly am) a huge Barbie fan. I love created stories, reading, and writing extensive backgrounds for a doll. Then one person who showed one of my favorite games!


My 6th-grade friend, K.B., showed me everything I needed to build and create stories of my own: The Sims 1. Where ever you maybe K, bless your soul. Of course, I told my grandma about this awesome, wholesome game. She didn’t buy into it at first but then she bought home the Expansion Pack only of Unleashed. I was jazzed but I also needed the Base Game. I remember also getting a copy of the very short-lived, The Sims Online. My desktop also crashed and didn’t come on for 2 years.ย After a while, the game became a distant memory until I saw this ad:

Advertisement for the Sims 2 in Jane Magazine in 2004 from thesims

I had to have this game. I was a supreme lurker on The Sims 2 forums until I got the game. I remember getting the game but not having a computer. Backward? Yes. But one is cheaper than the other. I held onto the base game like nobody’s business until I got a desktop to play. I would watch videos, read about mods, legacies, challenges, and any sim content I got my hands on. I would.

When I finally got a desktop, all I did was play. For the next few years, until 2014, I played none stop. I posted a good part of my builds on The Sims Resource. I am trying to get back to the building. I have a few houses on the gallery under THESTARLETPLAYER. I will also be adding to builds to YouTube as well.

The Sims 2 had some of my favorite gameplay, like memories, matchmaker, apartments, and of course the ultimate fan favorite – UNIVERSITY.

I want to end on this because tomorrow is EA Play. If you are in the Hollywood/LA area and into gaming. Tickets are free! I may add two Fav Fridays next week! I have more to talk about like The Sims 4 and sadly, The Sims 3.

Love and Ice Cream, Sequoia


Published by Sequoia Bey

Self Proclaimed ice cream kween, Sequoia Bey is living it up in Los Angeles with her cat, Edgar. When she's not working or writing , she's either online window shopping or catching up on her shows.

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