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Re: A Chat about it

Postby MelodyOkie » April 12th, 2016, 7:37 pm

I'm at the point, that if that happens to me, I think I will just close my account permanently this go-round. It's too sad things like this happens. As far as what is happening for my feed isn't much. My Daughter and Son are on fb so very seldom and although my oldest grandson has an account, he just plays the games. About all I see anymore are page after page after page of shared things that my cousin, sister-in-law, etc. see they like - but really nothing from them, just political stuff that they relate to and even though I might agree - I don't want my feed taken up with hundreds of those types of shared posts, basically from strangers, that really have nothing to do with us at all. There's a lot of anger with the political scene right now that I want no part of. I wish we could control it, but we can't and what will be, will be and we need to just settle down, do what we can and then relax. It's all in God's hands. Anyway - getting way off topic here. It's become very boring, so I don't go on very often and when I do, I don't get to see what I want to see, only what they want me to see ... page after page after page of it. :doh:
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby lindawing » April 12th, 2016, 8:49 pm

Oh, boy, do I agree about all the political stuff! Sheesh! Get a grip, people!

I've been on more lately, than I ever have, due to the three groups about Old Valdez that I'm in. With the recent anniversary of the '64 quake, we were all quite active there.

That's evidently where the "bot" picked up on my activity and was able to log my contacts. Grrr.

I did become friends with a lot of long-lost Valdez friends from whom I hadn't heard in years, which has been really fun. However (as usual) after the friends have been confirmed, I unfollow them all pretty quickly, because I, too, get VERY tired of all the stuff showing up on my feed! I prefer it to be nearly empty, so I can see the important ones. Unfortunately, some of them DON'T come through, even though I'm following them (my kids and siblings). Silly FB!
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby MelodyOkie » April 12th, 2016, 8:58 pm

Now, that has been one good thing about FB. I also have re-connected with old friends as well as my extended family - cousins, Aunts, etc. and fellow Church members. However, like you, I "unfollow" them because of all the stuff they click on to share; and again, even though I've chosen not to follow them - their shared things still eat up all my feed. I can't seem to stop that. I've even clicked the x on those shared feeds to try to stop seeing from this source or that source and even then, I see nothing except page after page of that stuff and because of that, I'm not able to see what I want to see, stuff from my kiddos. (sigh) I feel like a stalker, because I have to resort to checking out their pages just to see if they've posted anything I've missed. :uhuh:
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby lindawing » April 13th, 2016, 12:30 am

Yes...that gets SO irritating! For me, when I go to those pages to see if I've missed anything (which I always have), then i see even more pages and pages of the stuff that I didn't want to follow, but FB somehow makes the decision of about what is "important," and just leaves out random stuff, as far as I can tell!

Ah well. If I ever have to go through that again, I may just drop the whole thing as well. I really don't feel like the end result of staying with it is a good enough payoff for the frustration, embarrasment, and irritation of dealing with something like that!
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby MelodyOkie » April 13th, 2016, 12:53 am

It's difficult and a difficult decision. When my Daughter's MiL was hacked - it was really vile, evil, pornography that was being sent to my page with her name on it. Quite upsetting. At that time, because reporting it did no good, unfollowing her did no good, telling my Daughter about it because what really upset me was my Grandson seeing his other Grandmother posting things like that. She had a talk with the MiL and they helped her get that all cleared up - but I had already closed out my account at the time because of it. I finally reopened my account, and have not had any issues since then and Facebook actually blocked the culprit, even as they posted the porn under different id's - facebook actually stepped up and kept up with it as I reported them and finally got it taken care of where they could not come back in under yet another id. But now, with this other issue - I'm just wondering if I should stick around. It's like when will they start posting as me? I feel we leave ourselves vulnerable to attacks like that on facebook. However, like you, I find it difficult to cut-off all my family and friends by leaving. So it's a very difficult decision. I won't be rash about it, like I've been with Sims 4 - which I don't regret, because I am still angry with the things they are adding to the gameplay through patches and the fact I don't want my Grandchildren playing it anymore because of it. :uhhuh: (sigh) Difficult, decisions. Like not adding all of my Sims 3 back because I don't want Origin in my game forcing me to be on-line to play - but missing out on stuff; however, not regretting that either, because the game plays so well without all the glitchiness added with those EP's. Just difficult at what I feel I'm forced to do by what they've done. :uhhuh:
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby lindawing » April 13th, 2016, 6:08 am

I totally understand that!

Tonight I was playing Minecraft on a server that Lydia found a couple of months back and invited me to try. I really like the people there, and have been having a lot of fun.

After most of the main crowd was off just a bit ago, though, some new people came in...from the sound of their conversation, probably in their early 20s, in uni in the UK. Well...their conversation became raunchier and raunchier.

There were only two of us regulars on the server, and we know that Sell (the owner of the server) would ban them immediately, for their language and attitudes. What's interesting, is that the young man who was on (the other regular), who is only a teenager, was the first to step in (he beat me by one sentence) and tell them they couldn't talk that way on our server.

They really had no clue, unfortunately. Once we explained what type of standards Sell has set, and that they would be banned if they kept it up (he checks chat transcripts when he comes on about 3:30 AM my time...he's from Denmark), and that none of us appreciate that type of stuff, they apologized and said they wouldn't do it again.

About 20 minutes later, they were all gone. I don't know if they'll try again another night, or just give up on it and go somewhere where they'll fit in better...sadly!

Sell runs a tight ship, but it's such a nice place to be, that most people stay, and end up having loads of fun with a nice bunch of people. It's sad, to me, that some people can't seem to put up with such a boring crowd! :-(
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby MelodyOkie » April 13th, 2016, 2:05 pm

It is really bad these days. That also is something you see occasionally (well, a lot) on fb. It seems there are those that can't talk without using foul language - or they think it is ok to share raunchy stuff. (I've unfriended a number of friends because of it.) I don't want to see or read stuff like that and it disgusts me that so many think it's ok to use that type language or share things with that type of language, etc. It shows a lot of ignorance. Anyway - I don't think there is ever any excuse to be vulgar in what is shared, or in what is said on fb. It's a public forum and to show so little respect for oneself and for others just continues to show the break-down in our society. So, my friend list keeps getting smaller. But you know what? I'd rather have a small number of friends that show respect and keep their language and their shares clean, than a boatload of friends that are vulgar and disrespectful of others. :uhhuh:
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby lindawing » April 13th, 2016, 10:58 pm

Me too!!! :uhhuh:

What's encouraging, really, is that that message got sent out to 293 friends. Out of all of those, maybe only half a dozen would be prone to using any type of profanity or obscenity in their daily speech--no matter where it is.

That's encouraging, I think. There still are those of us who believe in decency and respect. ;-)

That doesn't mean I follow all of them. I only follow my family and about six others. I just don't want to deal with all the daily things that every one of my friends is "into." LIke you said, though, unfollowing doesn't shut down everything. It does cut down on a goodly amount of it, though, thankfully. :uhhuh:
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby MelodyOkie » April 13th, 2016, 11:56 pm

It hasn't for my feed. I've had to resort to clicking the request not to see each type of post and even that - I still see it. But, like you, these don't have foul language or anything - it's just too much of it!! I want to see how my family and close friends are doing as well as activity with my Church and fellowship with the members that have friended me. Not page after page of cutsie sayings and pictures or political garbage that other family members tend to click on and share over and over again. (sigh) :friends:
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby lindawing » April 14th, 2016, 8:30 am

Yes, I've had to resort to that clicking that request, also, and even when you do, it's likely to show up again, even without an added comment. Sometimes you can check the box to "do not show notifications," but even that only works sporadically.

Agreed! Those cutsie sayings get me more than anything else! I only have a few friends who do a lot of political stuff, thankfully! I get enough of that from David! Sheesh!

I had actually just unfollowed the three Alaska groups I'm in, because I was getting totally overwhelmed with the same posts over and over and over again. I haven't gotten as much of it as before, thankfully.

We were all pretty fixated on getting through March 27, but now I would like a little rest from it all, and to be able to just choose to go to the group to update with shared pictures and stuff if I'm in the mood...not just see all the stuff from all of them, day after day after day!

It's like going to the mall and having lunch with them all every day, you know? It really does get old after a while! :lol:
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby MelodyOkie » April 14th, 2016, 1:24 pm

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Re: A Chat about it

Postby MelodyOkie » May 2nd, 2016, 4:21 pm

Well, everything was going well. I got all of my worlds set-up and ready to go. This includes those that came with the game, a few I had purchased in the past, as well as those we all collaborated on together and those Carrie and I did. As I completed each world, I went in to make sure all my simmies were ready to play, with jobs and their beds claimed. For those living in apartments, I took the time for them to also meet and greet all of their neighbors.

As I said, all was well, then I actually started spending time with my simmies, playing the game and then it started. The hesitation. They move forward for a few seconds, pause, move, pause, move, pause. :doh: :doh: :doh: Really? AND, on top of that, some of my sims are invisible!! ACKKKKKK!! AND let's not forget the ugly car multiplying glitch. AND let's not forget the pets ... although I did install pets for the world and stuff; I turned off pets ... well, guess what folks - I go into my family and they have a family of dogs, or horses, or cats living in a tiny, tiny home, with a tiny, tiny yard ... and what a mess!! I have to spend hours, waiting as they adopt out 1 pet at a time (it's the only way to get rid of them; deleting doesn't work.) :doh: :doh: :doh:

Keep in mind, I did not re-install all of the packs. So this frustrating and exasperating glitch had to have come with a patch. I'm not even wanting to mess with it anymore. This has eaten away my desire to have anything to do with the Sims (and at the same time thinking about Sims 4 and wishing they wouldn't have added so many disgusting things with the patches/updates for Sims 4 - why does EA always have to ruin a good thing?) :ohno:

This game my be too frustrating for me. It's not any fun anymore. Thank you EA for being so "over-the-top ridiculous in what you think is funny and glitching up and messing up what could have been a fun game!!
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Ugly Lemons everywhere, in every parking spot, in every pocket ... hundreds of them....
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby lindawing » May 2nd, 2016, 5:56 pm

If you haven't turned off memories, that could be why all the hesitation is happening. To get the cars gone, make a billionaire Sim to play only when you want to remove the cars. Have that Sim buy up the businesses and evict only the ugly cars. Once the higher-end cars are left, the parking lots will still fill up, but more slowly, and not with the cheaper vehicles so much. I think you can call the pet center to remove unwanted animals, but I'm not sure. I think you can go into the controls and remove the pets with testing cheats enabled, though I'm not sure.

Anyway, I totally understand. Once again, I haven't touched any Sims games for over a month...sigh.
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Re: A Chat about it

Postby MelodyOkie » May 2nd, 2016, 6:29 pm

I know all those tricks and answers. Been round all that before. I don't want to have to spend my time fixing what EA has broken. No longer wish to do all the "work-arounds" (the memories - turned off immediately upon reinstalling the game - along with everything we are allowed to "turn-off" - but doesn't necessarily work properly :uhhuh: )

As far as the pets showing up - I think I mentioned I had to spend hours while my sim called the pet adoption center to pick them up ... but you can only do one at a time and there are always at least 3. I should not have to do that either - since I have Pets turned off. (sigh) (And no you can't remove the pets any other way if you want them permanently removed; because any other method is strictly temporary.) (And it wouldn't bother me if it weren't MY sims that are affected. - if they must have pets show up - why not with an NPC .... leave my sims alone!!) Also - the disfigure glitch that came along with Pets ... it's still there as well ... not as pronounced where the bodies stretch out of proportion - but the faces. There's a lot of stuff I was overlooking - but it all adds up to the point - the game is disgusting to me. :uhhuh:

Just thoroughly disgusted, to put it mildly. Maybe I'm just too old and the game really doesn't interest me enough to want to work around the glitches. :uhhuh:

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Re: A Chat about it

Postby lindawing » May 2nd, 2016, 8:56 pm

I figured you had already done all the stuff, and also figured what your answer would be. :lol: Just thought I'd offer them, just in case. I had misunderstood what you said about the adoption agency. I thought that you meant that you actually had the families adopt them officially, and wondered why you had done so. :grin:

I think we have just outgrown our Sims...sigh. I suppose it's time, but I do miss the fun I used to have with them. (sigh)
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