The Sims Franchise
I have been playing the Sims since August ’05. I was on vacation for a week and was bored. I remember my sister mentioning this game called The Sims so I asked if I could borrow her copy. I was hooked the first time I played and bought the expansions she was missing. She had already moved on to Sims 2 at this point and it only took me a few weeks to decide to try Sims 2 myself. Once again I loved it and soon had all the expansions. When Sims 3 was announced I was thrilled. The one thing I didn’t like about Sims up to this point was the static nature of the inactive households. With the new version that would no longer be a problem and I could happily ignore the other households because they would live their lives without me. Now I spend my time playing the different challenges and participating in various competitions. I even tried Sims 2 Stories (Life Stories, Pet Stories, Castaway) and Sims Medieval. Those particular titles felt a little constricting so I didn’t play them for long.
I am a moderator at the Boolprop forums and an active member at Neighborly Sims forums and Carl’s Sims 3 forums. My user name in most places is tjsmetana although I managed to snag Teresa on a few of them.
Lord of the Rings Online
When not playing Sims I can generally be found in the worlds of Middle Earth. I have been playing Lord of the Rings Online since August 07 when during a break from Sims I was looking for another game. One of the simmers I followed regularly had been playing this game and so I gave it a shot. I really enjoy the storyline and have made a few friends along the way. Over the past few years I have spent quite a lot of time there growing my ‘toons. I currently have ten that are active and six that are at or near the level cap. My favorite aspect of the game is the exploration of Middle Earth.
I can be found on Brandywine server playing one of the following characters (in order of preference).
- Loraiel (Elf Minstrel)
- Hanarae (Elf Warden)
- Gwenifer (Human Burglar)
- Marilot (Elf Loremaster)
- Ashreth (Elf Hunter)
- Tamilia (Human Captain)
- Valkaree (Elf Champion)
- Shaelyne (Elf Runekeeper)
- Jillisa (Elf Guardian)
- Kaite (Hobbit Guardian)
I dabble with this game periodically but never enough to purchase the expansions,
I played this game for awhile, long enough to get my daughter playing. I currently have a Life wizard sitting at level 45 and five other level 5 wizards in various schools.
My kids bought this for me for Christmas 2010. This is another game I dabble with. I was never good playing Risk and this is a lot like that but I enjoy the challenge.
When I am not in the mood for an involved play session I turn to Pogo. My favorite games are the bingo and lottery games along with the board games.
Star Trek Online
I played this game when it first released and currently have a Commander level Science officer (Medical). I haven’t played it in awhile but have heard they have made quite a lot of changes.
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