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World Wide Waste - The Sims Online

On 05/25/2019 at 06:50 PM by Matt Snee

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The Sims Online came out in 2003. It wasn't the first massively online game based on a successful franchise, and it wasn't the last. I was visiting my friend in Pittsburg and he was playing it, so I tried it out when he worked during the day. It's basically the Sims but less fun. Online, you could interact with other people and do tedious things to earn points to decorate your Sims house. It was pretty terrible, and sort of a debacle for EA. 

I played a good bit of it though. It was addicting at first. I created a character in a cop's uniform, but gave him long blond hair and a scruffy beard. I made my screenname "Hippie Cop." Some other players enjoyed this. Some didn't. 

Unfortunately, there wasn't much to do in the game. Like I said, you could set your Sim to work in one way or another to earn points to spend. This mostly involved you sitting there and watching your Sim do it. It was a real grind. Took forever. 

You also had to feed your Sim, make them sleep, send them to the bathroom, etc. There were bars on the screen when they needed to do these things, and if you didn't they would become unhappy. Couldn't have that!

I played it for a while, got sick of it, and forgot about it until today. Most other plays forgot about it too, including my friend. 



Cary Woodham

05/25/2019 at 07:34 PM

For a while my brother Jeff was into one of the later Sims games.  I'll just stick to Animal Crossing, myself.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/28/2019 at 09:37 PM

You're better off, I think. Animal Crossing is cool. 


05/25/2019 at 11:16 PM

I am tempted to get Sims 4 (or is it 5 now) for my Xbox just to go for achievements. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/28/2019 at 09:38 PM

yeah i bet they're not too tough. But some of them might be time consuming. 


05/28/2019 at 12:42 PM

I remember when Sims was release and I couldn't get into it. It just didn't appeal to me and I think part of it was paying a monthly fee to play it. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/28/2019 at 09:38 PM

yeah games with monthly fees are not that enticing for me either. 

Super Step Contributing Writer

05/28/2019 at 04:13 PM

I still want to play a Sims game, but I'm just not willing to pay full price for a new one. I'll have to add Sims 4 to my Steam wishlist. 

I'm surprised people in 2003 were offended by Hippie Cop. Seems pretty standard these days and my 13-year-old self didn't know many people who'd have been offended by Hippe Cop being in a game. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/28/2019 at 09:39 PM

Well, maybe most of them weren't offended, they just thought it was a stupid joke, ha ha. 

Super Step Contributing Writer

05/28/2019 at 10:44 PM

Ah ok. That makes more sense. lol I think it's amusing. 

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