Wall hangings for your peace loving sims.
October 18, 2002 8:11 AM   Subscribe

Wall hangings for your peace loving sims. I've only logged about three sim hours, but this inspires me to boot up my little sim family. When the Sims online comes out, can we have sim protests at the sim white house, or sim mefi protests at mathowie's sim house?
posted by djacobs (13 comments total)
 
probably not,
the sims is a glorification of the status quo, and as such probably not willing to take those chances... at least officially. i'm sure one could gather up enough people to protest (maybe), but i don't see what there would even be to be an activist about. your sim is too concerned with their needs to worry about other things. you might be able to advance in your job very quickly at a protest, but someone would have to buy a LOT of toilets and beds.
posted by the aloha at 8:34 AM on October 18, 2002


Many of you are feeling sorry for the Sims. That is because you are crazy. They do not have feelings, and the new add-on is much nicer.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:07 AM on October 18, 2002


Simulated war protests. Is there any better statement of the impotence of the US anti-war movement?

I just don't get it - everyone I talk to opposes a war with Iraq. But the most coherent opposition that's visible is a comedy fake news program on cable.

This is not the time to be a silent majority.
posted by Nelson at 10:24 AM on October 18, 2002


Completely unsurprising. When I bomb my Sims' houses and torture them, they just run around with sad signs, pick fights with each other, urinate on themselves, and eventually die. Not one has developed a coherent defense policy.

Now, my Sandkings, on the other hand ...
posted by dhartung at 10:58 AM on October 18, 2002


Oh for fuck's sake, Nelson. It's a customizable video game, and people will customize it too your liking. If a Beatles fan custom-included a Beatles poster in their little Sim house, would you go off and say that it's a "statement of the impotence of Beatles fans?"

If anything, the Sims are going to go online soon, which means people will see and interact with each other's houses... making it not a simulated sign of war opposition, but an active one. And then, of course, the bombings will start.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:17 AM on October 18, 2002


This is possibly the most futile thing I've seen in quite a long time.
posted by Hall at 11:40 AM on October 18, 2002


I wonder if there will be SimSWAT Teams to shoot SimTear-Gas at the SimProtesters?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:13 PM on October 18, 2002


I don't think that SimSWAT teams would be assigned to this SimTask.

Rather, the SimPolice department would send in the SimCrowd Control Unit to do that.

They might even use a SimWater Cannon to disperse the SimProtesters!
posted by titboy at 1:26 PM on October 18, 2002


Ahhh your right... The SimSWAT Team would be busy with the SimFBI busting SimTerrorist Cells...
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:29 PM on October 18, 2002


Do SIMS have guns, yet? Or thermonuclear warheads, for that matter? How about gun control lobbyist as a chosen profession?
posted by ZachsMind at 1:51 PM on October 18, 2002


I duno, with my experience with the game, my Sims kept starting stuff on fire, I don't think they could handle firearms... The game would end to quickly with them shooting each other...
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 2:33 PM on October 18, 2002


Simulated war protests. Is there any better statement of the impotence of the US anti-war movement?

Plenty of simulated war games too, last I checked, and that doesn't mean the military is impotent. There's no correlation at all, matter of fact. Hint hint.

But anyway, The Sims is the most depressing game I've ever played. You wake up just in time to get dressed and go to work, then you come home, eat, put out a fire you've started due to inept cooking, watch two hours of television, then go to sleep again. Eventually you start crying due to the lack of social contact and recreation in your life. Every time I play it I get this urge to quit school and start riding the rails.
posted by Hildago at 11:35 PM on October 18, 2002


"Every time I play it I get this urge to quit school and start riding the rails."

Why don't you try practising doing that in real life first before you risk screwing your game up.
posted by lucien at 1:01 PM on October 19, 2002


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