In our most recent At A Glance article, Community Manager Laura Genender takes a look at the free trial for The Sims Online.
When I first found myself in the world of The Sims Online, I wasn't really sure what to do. There were so many options, and so little guidance. My little experience in The Sims (offline) over two years ago gave me a small idea of what I needed to accomplish - as did the falling Needs meters.
The first thing to do was to find a home. Most of the servers had the same ghost townish population, with 20 to 100 people online (depending on the time of the day and the server) at any given time. Once picking a city (server) to live in, I bought a small plot of land in an inexpensive but not overly hilly area. New players start with 10,000 Simoleons, and with this I built an extremely modest home.
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