Quiz: de God van het Oude Testament of speler van The Sims?
In The Sims heerst de speler over de mensen die hij maakt gelijk een God. Niet alle spelers blijken goedaardig. Op Reddit deelden deze week spelers hun meest wrede acties in The Sims. De biechten zijn erg grappig. Ze roepen onbedoeld de vergelijking op met de God uit het Oude Testament: mensen maken om ze vervolgens op verschillende manieren uit te spelen en te doden. Op The Independent verscheen een bloemlezing. Met Pasen in aantocht daarom een quiz: de God van het Oude Testament of speler van The Sims?
“Okay, so I make lots of friends with my Sims, then I invite all of them over, and lead them into a room in my backyard. The room has a refrigerator, sink, toilet, and bed. Then my Sim leaves and I delete the door. I have 10+ in there already and am waiting for people to come over. I want the whole city in there. After a while the Sims decide they’re done at your house and want to leave so they keep saying “goodbye!” while waving, but since they can’t leave its a monotonous chant of them saying ‘goodbye goodbye goodbye GOODBYE’. It’s hilarious.”
“Every time I play The Sims, I start my family with a painting goblin. I make him/her morbidly obese with green skin. I make sure to give him the following traits: likes to be alone, likes art, hates the outdoors. The first thing I do, once I have enough money, is build a small room in the basement, send him down there, and then remove the stairs. I set him up in a tiny little area with only an easel, a toilet, a refrigerator, a bed, a shower, and a trash bin. All he does all day is paint. That’ s it. He paints and paints and paints and paints.
Eventually his paintings become very good and worth a lot of money. Every few minutes I go downstairs and sell whatever painting he has finished, and then I return to playing the game. My family always ends up feeling blessed because of their fortune, and they never find out about the horrible secret living beneath their home.”
“I was starving my sim and he sneakily called up for a pizza. When it was delivered I made him throw it in the garbage. Then he cried.”
“I had my Sim impregnate every female (adult) Sim in the game. He had a bunch of kids he never visited. All the men hated him, and the women eventually hated him because he was constantly cheating. Whenever the younger female Sims became “of age,” my Sim would impregnate them, too. After a few generations, the entire town was full of half-siblings, which made them not want to mate together. They slowly died.”
“I wanted to make a church with a full, complete graveyard. So I build a small, simple structure, move in a family of 8, get them all inside, remove the door, fill it with fire. Yay, 8 new tombstones! Repeat like 9 times, and you’ve got a full graveyard of tombstones. Then I build the church and move in a priest to live there and tend to the grounds. Unfortunately for the priest the grounds had been tainted by the dark rituals of the past and several dozen ghosts would materialize every night. Tormented by the crowds of spectres, he himself died three days later due to never being able to sleep.”
De vraag voor een volgende Ask Reddit is dan logischerwijs een vraag naar het Nieuwe Testament: wat is het meest verlossende dat je ooit hebt gedaan in The Sims?
Met dank aan Ellen Bijsterbosch.