Saturday, April 29, 2017

Single Serving is so 1999


Unless it's coffee

INT. AIRPLANE CABIN - IN FLIGHT - NIGHT

     Jack sits next to a BUSINESSMAN.  As they have idle
     CONVERSATION, we MOVE IN ON Jack's tray.  An ATTENDANT'S
     HANDS set coffee down with a small container of cream.

                             JACK (V.O.)
                 Everywhere I travel -- tiny life.
                 Single-serving sugar, single-serving
                 cream, single pat of butter.

                                                      CUT TO:

     HANDS place a dinner tray down.

                             JACK (V.O.)
                 Microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit.

     INT. HOTEL ROOM - BATHROOM - NIGHT

     Jack brushes his teeth in the MIRROR.

                             JACK (V.O.)
                 Shampoo/conditioner combo.  Single-
                 serving mouthwash, tiny bar of soap.

     Jack picks up an individual, wrapped Q-TIP, looks at it.  He
     moves out of the bathroom into...

     MAIN ROOM

     Jack sits on the bed.  He turns on the TV.  It's tuned to
     the "Sheraton Channel," shows WAITERS serving people in a
     large BANQUET ROOM.  Jack stops brushing his teeth, feels
     something on the bed, lifts it -- a small DINNER MINT.

Yeah enough of that... but that's how I feel about a lot of the current CC for The Sims 4.  The same dress in 8080808080 separate recolors, over 30 days.  Or one single item (maybe a small set of 3) released daily behind 52 ad*ly links.

To be honest, I don't see what the problem is with The Sims 4 game on its own (like so many others do).  Matching sets included in the base game, it runs smoothly, loads in less than a minute - even with my current CC folder at 3.38 GB with 1,163 files.  It was around 8 GB but I recently deleted over half of my CC and it still ran fine.



It's not perfect but The Sims 4 base game was by far the most superior of all four games, even without toddlers, design tool, etc.

When a friend first introduced me to The Sims 1, I thought it was ridiculous, only because you couldn't put together a matching living room, bedroom or kitchen set.  Then I found out about CC and I spent countless hours building and playing and it became my favorite game.

When The Sims 2 was released, I felt pretty much the same and eagerly waited for CC to start being released because again, nothing matched, but the game play was fantastic, especially with every new expansion and lots of CC.

When The Sims 3 was released, I immediately started my blog and wanted to gather as much CC as possible and the CC was amazing.  But after several expansions, the game ran horribly.  Sims would stand around and get stuck for hours or even days (Sims time obviously) very little interaction between them, so after hours of building and designing a house, the game play sucked and I just kept waiting for The Sims 4 to be released.  I recently stripped down my Sims 3 CC folder to 1.71 GB from around 10 GB and it still doesn't have the quick loading times like The Sims 4.  It does seem a bit better and Sims seem to interact more, so I'm not sure if there was an update/fix for that since I've only opened the game twice since The Sims 4 was released.


So anyway, that's where I've been.  Working on a new blog that will be more of a catalog of creators and their work.  The new blog will focus more on Maxis Match CC, maybe with a weekly post with CC out of the realm.  There will be no "updates here" section since everything will be what I want to post and some people get pretty combative when I refuse to post their stuff.  I will not post anything with ad*ly, or even shortest, since that seems to be going the same route as ad*ly. And I will most likely ignore sets broken up into multiple separate posts - desperate for hits.  Of course sites that use malicious/aggressive ads demanding you to turn off your adblock can seriously GFT as well.  I don't mind turning off adblock for sites that use Google ads or safe ads in general.

The new blog is called 4 Sims Four and it will be just that.  You can't view it just yet, since I am still working on it.  I'm not sure when exactly I will be back with the new blog but it will be soon.  Right now I'm making as much money as possible doing Lyft, so I can take the second half of the year off and enjoy the summer and holidays before going back to work in January.  

So here's a little preview of the new blog.  See you soon. :)


52 comments:

  1. sounds very interesting, I am looking forward to see your new blog

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  2. I'm looking forward to see your new blog! I checked this blog on a daily basis, even if I'm adding very little CC to my game. Thank you so much for all your work! It's VERY appreciated!

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  3. I check your blog everyday, was getting worried about you, glad to see what you are doing next.

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    1. Me too, I want to say thank you for doing this blog for several years.

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  4. I'll be glad to see more of a Maxis match focus for your wonderful blog. Thank you for all you've done for my game over the years.

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  5. So, does that mean this site is dead or...?

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  6. I love the idea of focussing on Maxis match CC. I am looking forward to seeing a more 'curated' selection because it sounds like just what I've been waiting for. Thank you also for the other blogs they've been a great resource.

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  7. I love the site idea. I'm not a fan of the lime green text though, it is a bit difficult to look at. I would suggest a more neutral color. I'm looking forward to the new site launch and will definitely visit.

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  8. Thanks for all you've done, compiling updates over the years, Joe! I'm looking forward to your new site! I get sick of all the single posts, and recolors too...that's why as a creator, I always try to release a big set, worth everyone's time, hehe. See you soon!

    -brittpinkiesims

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  9. I've been following your blogs for a long while. I'm so happy to share your opinions about S4, and about its CC. Looking forward to the new blog! Very excited for more focus on Maxis Match. Quality CC can be very hard to come by easily, and you make it so much easier for so many Simmers. Keep up the amazing work.

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  10. i've reached the point in my gameplay now where i want to play more smoothly, and a whole load of alpha CC isn't going to allow that, so i've switched back to maxis match.
    i totally understand where you're coming from, and i totally respect your integrity as a source of good quality CC.
    bless you, can't wait for the new blog! :D <3 <3 <3

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  11. Love the Maxis Match idea and can't wait for the new blog. This one has been my go-to for a long time :-).

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  12. hola. soy de españa. y me encanta este blog para descargar cosas de los sims 4. He visto que haceis nuevo blog, sims 4 flour, pero pincho en el enlace y me sale usuario denegado. es que no esta la pagina hecha todabia? y si es asi, para cuando estara disponible? un saludo

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    1. Dice que no sabe cuando estará listo el blog, asi que te recomiendo hacer lo que yo y meterte uno que otro día para ver :)

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  13. I've been checking for the new blog every day. I'm so excited! Best Sims 4 blogger EVER.

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  14. YASSSS! It would be nice to have a good maxis-match blog for TS4. Can't wait for it!

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  15. Each to it's own offcourse, but i don't agree that the basegame of ts4 is far superior. In technical sense, then probably, though also not difficult if content is cut out. Keep in mind that the basegame of ts4 is nothing more then a dumbed down version of ts2 actually. Contentwise it's the weakest of all. And regarding gameplay it ain't great either. Sorry to say, but the basegame of TS3 is the best of them, followed by TS2. You can't deny TS4 is a step back. And to be honest; little has changed with all those expansions, stuffpacks and gamepacks plus the cutted content now added. Transport is still missing and that is a big difference. The transport that is there is merely scenic. Your sim can't even call a cab. And it's just all too happy. No, ts4 is the weakest game in the franchise. I notice to myself that i don't play ts4 that often. I play more TS2 currently and start with ts3 soon as well.

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    1. Have you finished your S4-Bashing? Please complain to EA, but not here. This has nothing to look for here.

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    2. And have you finished your S4 adoration?
      Ah,right, you may only be positive about it eh.
      But at the same time it is allowed to bash on TS3 and all of the previous titles. It's also not complaining only. And it has everything to look for here. Read the article. OP said it doesn't see the problem what others have with ts4 and claims that it is superior to all. So i react on that and that i disagree with it. Also, i'm not the only one who is disappointed in ts4.

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    3. I agree with the author of this blog! Sims 4 is the superior base game and the superior game period. the response from some in the simming community has been ridiculous. I never liked the sims 3. ever. most overrated crap ever. i cant believe people hype that game like they do now. but its nice to know there are players who appreciate sims 4.Especially knowing that the MS4B owner appreciates it the way I do :) Its nice.

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  16. is your new blog by invitation only? when i click the link it says permission denied:( anyways i do think the maxis match cc is a good idea:)

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    1. he says in the post that he's still working on the site so nobody can view it yet :)

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  17. love the idea! cannot wait to use it to make my game bigger :)

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  18. OH! I can't whit any longer! I'm so looking forward to the new blog, I love the idea with more Maxis Match cause I'm always looking for those. Are we getting close to the new blog revealing itself? How's it going?

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  20. Merci mille fois pour tout votre travail depuis tant d'années.Je vous suit depuis le début et je viens chaque jour sur ce blog. C'est de loin le meilleur blog que je connaisse!!! alors, franchement bravo!! Je respecte votre façon de penser. Merci encore pour tout ce temps passé à nous faire découvrir toutes les créations (car j'imagine que c'est un travail long et fastidieux). Une fan qui aime ce que vous faites et qui attend avec beaucoup d'impatience votre nouveau blog!!!

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  21. when is the new site gonna be up?

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  22. Getting tired of waiting at this point.

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    1. Yeah... 2 months later. Another month or so and it's no longer "soon", imo.

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    2. yep... no updates make me wonder if this has simply been abandoned, which would be unfortunate. :(

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  23. Why will it only feature maxis-match CC? Some people like alpha hair. I hate that clay shit.

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    1. Then don't follow the new blog?

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  24. Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you! I am very much in agreement with you about the sims 4! It runs like butter. It plays like silk. The graphics look like a bright summer day :) But seriously Sims 4 is the better game. And I appreciate you for saying so.

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  25. I'm being patient because I loved this blog and cannot wait to see your new one.

    Thank you for all you've done for the community :D

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  26. I don't mind waiting but I'm not too sure where to go for custom content besides this website? I like how they gathered up a bunch of creators and put them on one website, does anyone have suggestion as to where to go for CC? x_x

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    1. Try this site: http://sims4updates.net/

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    2. This is where I've been going: http://sssvitlans.tumblr.com/tagged/s4cc

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  27. When will the new blog be available for all? I followed the link to the new blog but it says it's only for invited users. It's been 4 months now, I'd love to see the new blog! :)

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  28. Taking this off my bookmark toolbar now. I'll check back in a year. Sad to see this website go.

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  29. he should allow others to buy these blogs since hes done with them. gamers used these pages as the go-to for cc updates for years. mysims3blog ended just as abruptly as this one.

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  31. ^Same. If they haven't popped in for even the smallest update by now, there's no way they're still working on the blog.

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  32. So sad to see this go, it was one of my main cc sources, I was so happy when I found it a couple of years ago.
    I was waiting patiently for the new blog but it's been awhile now. I'll still check it out from time to time tho

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