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Nysha
23rd Aug 2013, 8:07 PM
We have a pretty active subforum for TSM, with lots of downloads and tutorials and stuff mixed in with the chatter. We also, amazingly enough, have a sort of active TS1 forum, established, oh, only about ten years after TS1 went out of style. ;) So, we'd like to get some idea of how many people (if any ;)) would use a Stories subforum, were we to create one. Vote away!

(Bear in mind that voting "I wouldn't use it" isn't the same as voting "There shouldn't be one". If 100 people don't use the forum, that doesn't really matter as long as 50 people will use it.)

Mootilda
23rd Aug 2013, 8:27 PM
I voted "no" because I don't actually play the Stories games anymore. However, I'd like to vote "yes" to creating a subforum. Even if it isn't as active as the TSM forum, I believe that there's a place for Stories questions, tutorials, and downloads.

Nysha
23rd Aug 2013, 9:11 PM
Well, I did choose the question quite carefully - because it's all very well having lots of people thinking, in the abstract, that it'd be a good forum to have; but the forum will only be useful if there are people actually using it.

joandsarah77
23rd Aug 2013, 10:21 PM
I voted yes as there are three story games and I don't see why there wouldn't be enough people interested if all 3 were under the one forum. I have all 3 of the games myself. While I haven't played any for awhile, I might play castaways if the bug that prevented me going more then halfway with it and if the bug in Pets which happened 3/4 through it was fixed.

Sims99Fanatic
23rd Aug 2013, 10:35 PM
I voted yes because even though I do not play the stories games, it wouldn't make sense to leave them out. I'm sure there are many people who do play the stories series. In the store, the stories series and the collection packs (sans the base game collection oddly) are the only things that are on the shelves of TS2 in my local stores, Target, and such. Because TS2 is my favorite game of the series, it kind of makes me think that people are still interested in buying those games otherwise they wouldn't be in stock.

Nysha
23rd Aug 2013, 10:45 PM
Guys, please do answer the question asked, not "Do you think a Stories forum is a good idea" :p .

joandsarah77
23rd Aug 2013, 10:48 PM
would it be sensible to have a subforum for the Stories games as well? is nearly the same as "Do you think a Stories forum is a good idea" to me at least. My answer of yes covers both. I've always wondered why it didn't have a forum.

People like extracting items from it as well, so maybe that could also be under this area.

Qnshr5
23rd Aug 2013, 11:41 PM
is nearly the same as to me at least. My answer of yes covers both. I've always wondered why it didn't have a forum.

People like extracting items from it as well, so maybe that could also be under this area.

I believe Nysha means the poll question: Would you use a separate discussion forum for the Stories games?

If few people actually play the games and/or would not use the forum then it'll be pointless to have it. If a bunch of people answer the poll question "yes" simply because they like the idea, but most of them will never use it then a lot of work will go into creating/maintaining something that's just sitting there gathering dust. So, we need to think of what we'd actually do if the forum existed not about wishing the forum existed.

We have a pretty active subforum for TSM, with lots of downloads and tutorials and stuff mixed in with the chatter. We also, amazingly enough, have a sort of active TS1 forum, established, oh, only about ten years after TS1 went out of style. ;) So, the inevitable question is - would it be sensible to have a subforum for the Stories games as well?

Maybe you should change the inevitable question to match the poll question. I'm not sure if people are taking the time to read the poll. They may be reading the post and answering based on it thus creating a bit of confusion (and inaccurate poll results).

Sparklypotato
23rd Aug 2013, 11:43 PM
I voted yes. I enjoyed TS2 Castaway Stories, what little I've played of it. It would be nice to have a place to discuss it and share pictures.

Artimis
24th Aug 2013, 12:49 AM
I have one but only a Wii version of castaway which is rubbish though all the conversions from castaway is useful for my sims :) . I have never played the pc version as at the time of there realise I was told I could not have them as they would not work on my computer. So I vote yes as it seems fair to those who play the game still and allows us discuss the ports to over systems and such like.

Inge Jones
24th Aug 2013, 12:53 AM
Well if the question is do I htink it's a good idea, then I would vote differently. I vorted no I wouldn't use it cos I don't have those games. But I think it is a good idea, I mean an extra forum takes up very little space, it's just a line in a table and a property on a post.

PSDuckie
24th Aug 2013, 1:38 AM
Well if the question is do I htink it's a good idea, then I would vote differently. I vorted no I wouldn't use it cos I don't have those games. But I think it is a good idea, I mean an extra forum takes up very little space, it's just a line in a table and a property on a post.

I agree. I don't own the Stories games, nor will I buy them. I'm a TS3 player, and if I want a Sims game for laptop use without draining the battery (which was part of the point of the Stories games, IIRC) I play TS2.

Duine
24th Aug 2013, 4:52 AM
I appreciate the poll on this subject. I have all 3 stories and finding info on them is very difficult. Mostly it's wrong answers that are available and downloads are difficult to find, and there is no technical help. I have all of Sims2, but with a new windows pc it's difficult for me to learn 8 and be able to . load it anyway. I have always played stories now and then for a break. I'm playing Life Stories now and the graphics, color and actually seeing what designs look like are so refreshing, can't wait to get Sims2 set up. I would still play stories though, and have info to share on some things that work and some that don't. I voted yes! (obviously) Thank you!

zavvi
24th Aug 2013, 6:58 AM
I agree. I don't own the Stories games, nor will I buy them. I'm a TS3 player, and if I want a Sims game for laptop use without draining the battery (which was part of the point of the Stories games, IIRC) I play TS2.Bare in mind that the Stories games were specifically designed for a time when most average folks didn't have gaming laptops and running The Sims 2 might have been trickier.

I was actually curious about what the forum rules were regarding discussion of side-games such as The Sims Stories and various console games. I don't know if there's currently an area for any of them, and I think I assumed that, seeing as only the main games were really that mod-able, or worthy of being modded heavily due to popularity, a forum on a site called "Mod The Sims" probably wouldn't care for less mod-able titles.

I've very nearly considered asking a mod what the rules were regarding this issue in the past.

If not a subforum for The Sims Stories series, then perhaps one for all games not part of the main series would be handy, if only to have a place to discuss those games?

Nysha
24th Aug 2013, 11:07 AM
We have a subforum for TSM, and the main Sims 2 Discussion forum has a category for Stories threads. If we open a Stories subforum, I'll probably move all the threads which are currently in the Stories category of Sims 2 Discussion to the new subforum. We might also have a category for console versions of TS2 in Sims 2 Discussion - but don't quote me on that.

QueeneB
24th Aug 2013, 12:51 PM
Well, I said no, since I don't know anything about Stories (though I do know of the games' existence) and have never played them. However, what about a sort of "trial period" for the subforum? Give it a few months and if there's not been an acceptable amount of activity, shut it down.

Mr. Newbie
24th Aug 2013, 2:44 PM
I voted "yes". I actually have the Life Stories CD sitting around here and I'd be glad to share info and that kind of stuff.

zavvi
24th Aug 2013, 4:55 PM
We have a subforum for TSM, and the main Sims 2 Discussion forum has a category for Stories threads. If we open a Stories subforum, I'll probably move all the threads which are currently in the Stories category of Sims 2 Discussion to the new subforum. We might also have a category for console versions of TS2 in Sims 2 Discussion - but don't quote me on that.See I'll admit that I wouldn't have thought that the Sims 2 subforum would have been the best place for the Stories series (though I can see the logic in putting it there). I think I see "Sims 2" and think that ONLY stuff directly labelled as Sims 2 content would be in there.

I think there should either be a "Other Sims Games/Non-Main Series" category or a subforum for each type i.e. "The Sims Stories" and "Sims Console Games/Other Sims Games" depending on whatever would be easier for the mods to work with.

Sanypsia
24th Aug 2013, 6:11 PM
Zavvi brings a good point here, but there is no reason that The Sim Stories series (and maybe the other games) shouldn't be included here on the site. We've already got a mecca for most things related to this franchise, I think that for the fanbases involved with these other games it'd only be beneficial.

Ghost sdoj
24th Aug 2013, 6:32 PM
I actually answered the question that was asked: no, I wouldn't use the forum. (I almost answered "the whatnow games?" but I have actually heard of them... Never actually seen them, but I've heard of them.) But I agree that it would be a good idea. (I also think it would be a good idea to have Stories downloads, considering that DJ has been making things that seem as though they would be useful if you were a Stories player. I'm sure he's not the only one.)

k2m1too
24th Aug 2013, 7:33 PM
:faceslap: I voted in the poll before any comments had been posted and I said, "Whatnow?" Now I've read the comments and it would be more like, "Oh, yeah...those...". So, no I would not use them. And arguably, I'd say they were not a good idea - unless there were actually people who'd want to use them and not "just 'cuz there ought to be one".

M.M.A.A.
25th Aug 2013, 12:03 AM
Well, we do have a TS Medieval subforum, so it would only be fair to have Sims Stories Series Subforum.

I voted 'yes'.

Evairance
25th Aug 2013, 4:17 AM
I voted yes, not because I would post or anything but because I would enjoy seeing all the creativity there.

CircusWolf
25th Aug 2013, 2:54 PM
I think that MTS should expand to all versions of the Sims games, stories included. Since TSM has it's own subforum, I believe it would be only fair to give the Stories games a proper subforum. I also think it would clear up any confusions about what is for the Regular TS2 and what is for the Stories ganes.

marka93
29th Aug 2013, 3:45 AM
I voted yes, I have all 3 games, I have all the EA/Maxis pre-order stuff for them and have sent them to the Grave Yard and now there hosted there.

I have played all 3 games well over 100 times and know the in's and out's for all 3.

DJ.
29th Aug 2013, 10:02 PM
So... as far as I understand, Yes means "I'd like that LS/PS/CS threads are contained in a subforum and not cluttering with the rest TS2 stuff," while No means "I'd still like that we have everything at one forum, no need for subforums."

I think it of like having all TS3 subforums (every EP has its own) combined in one forum. That would be a mess. But, there should be feedback because TSS posts are much rarer than TS3 EPs' threads.

But I have a question (again! argh); will we be able to host CC on that subforum, or the upload queue will get a special Stories category as well?

missyhissy
2nd Sep 2013, 11:39 AM
Well I just bought the Life Stories as something else to play around with, so I'd definitely use a sub-forum for the Stories games. It's kind of hard to find information and help as it stand at the moment, so a sub-forum would be used by me! :)

Lili975
17th Sep 2013, 2:28 PM
A hundred times "Yes", finding information for the three Stories games is a tedious task, and they should have had a dedicated subforum to begin with.
I actually refrain from discussing important issues like the driver NPC's in LS because I can't find a convenient place for those discussions.

To the people who said they don't play the games yet voted "no", why not chose the last answer? Those of us who play the Stories desperately need a subforum on a popular/reliable platform like Modthesims, and you just have to not visit said subforum, so please don't ruin it for us for no good reason :cry:

lovest
19th Sep 2013, 2:38 AM
I love Castaway and would definitely use a forum for it.
I still play through it every once in a while. It's one of the only games I refuse to uninstall.

marka93
20th Sep 2013, 12:44 AM
We have a pretty active subforum for TSM, with lots of downloads and tutorials and stuff mixed in with the chatter. We also, amazingly enough, have a sort of active TS1 forum, established, oh, only about ten years after TS1 went out of style. ;) So, we'd like to get some idea of how many people (if any ;)) would use a Stories subforum, were we to create one. Vote away!

(Bear in mind that voting "I wouldn't use it" isn't the same as voting "There shouldn't be one". If 100 people don't use the forum, that doesn't really matter as long as 50 people will use it.)

Well we have 75 that say they will use it and as soon as folks see that it is there a lot more players will use it. So do we get the Subforum now :lovestruc :beer: .

DJ.
20th Sep 2013, 5:01 PM
Well, I think we'll wait for three more days, since this seems to be a month-long poll.

Or it could be longer. I dunno.

marka93
24th Sep 2013, 10:30 PM
I hope this was not forgotten.

M.M.A.A.
25th Sep 2013, 12:40 PM
I hope this was not forgotten.

Me too. So when will the voting end? It seems like there's a higher % of people who want to have a Stories Series subforum.

marka93
2nd Oct 2013, 4:38 PM
It sure would be nice to get the sub-forum for the Stories games for I have a lot to put in it.

This is just one item that should go there. http://guides.gamepressure.com/thesimslifestories/guide.asp?ID=2205


Thanks for giving us "Stories Sims Game Tread" http://www.modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=674

Is a mod going to move all the Stories Game tread over to it.

M.M.A.A.
7th Oct 2013, 6:10 PM
I'd like thank everyone responsible for creating the new sub forum! :gjob:

marka93
22nd Oct 2013, 10:42 PM
Thanks again for the Stories forum, is a mod going to move all the Stories Game post over to it or do we need to start adding new post.

IE: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=511226