I’ve been playing The Sims since the original game came out in 2000. I was late to The Sims 4, because I barely played The Sims 3 when it came out, so I waited until Thanksgiving weekend 2018 to purchase The Sims 4. It was on sale for $9.99 (right now, The Sims 4 is on sale at Origin for $4.99 from 12/21/18 to 1/11/19).
The factors in delaying my purchase were that I wanted to play The Sims 3 more before moving on, and the price was too high. I play computer games more in the winter months and have actually been alternating between The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 since acquiring The Sims 4.
I use Google whenever I have gameplay questions or encounter bugs or glitches. Because of that, I found the 24 Hour Sims Challenge on Youtube. The originator of the challenge is Kai Morgan, who wanted to see what would happen if he were as productive as one of his Sims. Sims seem to get a lot more promotions and increase their skills much more quickly than us ordinary humans.
How the challenge works: 1) Create a Sim that looks like you and has similar character traits. 2) Create a Sim home like your home too. 3) Start playing the game and let the Sim do whatever he/she want without your intervention for 24 Sim hours and keep track of everything he/she does. 4) Then, live out your Sim’s life in your own life.
I only did part of the challenge, because I was curious to see what my Sim-self would do. I created a Sim and gave her the traits of cheerful (I am), cat-lover (I love them but am allergic to them) and neat (I am not). I also gave her the writing aspiration (that’s true of me too). I gave her a cat named Snowflake, which I of course do not have. Then I let the game run.
I learned very quickly I should not have made her “Neat.” She cleaned her desk by spraying and wiping seven times throughout the day. The crazy Sim also went to bed at 8:30 p.m. Well, you can look at her schedule here:
|10||Cleaning desk by spraying and wiping|
|10:10||Plays Blicblock (aka Tetris for real people)|
|10:27||Plays Sims Forever (Sims version of The Sims)|
|12:41||Plays Sims Forever|
|13:16||Uses toilet – small bathroom|
|13:35||Finishes washing hands|
|13:40||Plays Sims Forever|
|15:07||Plays Sims Forever|
|16:05||Plays Incredible Sports|
|17:33||Goes to fridge and pulls out cheese crackers|
|17:46||Sits at table and eats|
|18:27||Finishes eating and stands up, puts away empty dish in dish-washer|
|18:40||Plays Incredible Sports|
|19:00||Washes hands in small bathroom|
|19:09||Plays Incredible Sports|
|19:47||Plays Sims Forever|
|20:29||Goes to bed and sleeps|
|2:26||Wakes up, gets up, makes bed|
|2:52||Brews tea – finishes at 3:09 a.m.|
|3:36||Finishes drinking tea and puts cup in dishwasher|
|3:40||Uses toilet in small bathroom|
|3:50||Stands and flushes|
|3:56||Finishes washing hands|
|4:00||Laughs giddily at watching the cat eat|
|4:04||Plays Sims Forever|
|4:20|| Still playing The Sims Forever, rubs her hands together and |
laughs with mischievous glee
|4:57|| Gets ham and cheese sandwich from refrigerator and sits |
down to eat
|5:37||Resumes eating sandwich and puts dish in dishwasher at 6:23|
|6:24||Plays Sims Forever|
|7:03||I intervened, and Sim adjusted thermostat because it’s winter – she continues to stand by the thermostat until 7:20 a.m.|
|8:30||Resumes playing computer games|
|8:49||Washes hands in small bathroom|
|9:26||Plays computer games|
|9:58||Gets up to talk to Snowflake|
|10:00 a.m.||Walks to find Snowflake|
Different Youtubers have completed the challenge and there are a couple dozen videos posted. Here are a few favorites:
Kawaii Kunicorn not only followed the schedule but also ACTED like a Sim.
Thanks for reading!