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MTS Bob Ross Paint-Along Night - posted on 4th Sep 2017 at 10:54 PM
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Scholar
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#1 Old 19th Aug 2016 at 3:53 AM
Default Builders- do you download other builder's lots?
I was recently in the Creator Feedback Forums and two members were discussing that they do not download other builder's lots, since they build themselves. I do download lots by others. I often don't play with them, but I like to see a lot I admire up close. Pictures don't show all the details. Sometimes I take a build apart to see how the builder created something. I have one neighborhood where I have downloaded a bunch of homes from builders I admire, and populated it with people's avatars. It's a fun place to visit. So the question is: Do you download other builder's lots?

Things have been quiet here since some members departed, but I hope we can still be an active group. We have a new member, Vincent T. who has recently had her first download here at MTS. Welcome and congratulations!
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dodgy builder
#2 Old 19th Aug 2016 at 9:51 AM
I'm too lazy for that. I don't play either if it's not for playtesting, so if I do it's not going to be used for anything. I did a very long time ago download SheHeeTee's insane creation and wanted to see how it handeled weather, so I guess saying I don't isn't right ... but still it's a long time ago.
Instructor
#3 Old 19th Aug 2016 at 9:58 AM
Definitely - even if it is only for taking it apart as you do :-) While I build a lot myself, there are limitations on my build skill and style, so I enjoy other people's builds as they bring variety and new ideas into my game (and lots of awesomeness). That neighbourhood of your's sounds like a lot of fun :-D

Thank you for your kind welcome words!
Scholar
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#4 Old 20th Aug 2016 at 3:09 AM
Vincent T. - Totally agree about the awesomeness that other builds add to the game.

Volvenom- I think you mean Tee Hee She. I love her crazy, twisty, complicated builds.
Did I ever mention that my dad's parents were born in Norway? and that I speak about 6 words of Norwegian? You remind me so much of friends and other Norwegian and Norwegian-American people I knew growing up.
Please don't let my vast Norwegian language skills intimidate you non-native English speakers.

I have taken apart several of Crowkeeper's builds and I still can't figure out how she does it.
dodgy builder
#5 Old 20th Aug 2016 at 4:46 AM
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Originally Posted by attuned
Vincent T. - Totally agree about the awesomeness that other builds add to the game.

Volvenom- I think you mean Tee Hee She. I love her crazy, twisty, complicated builds.
Did I ever mention that my dad's parents were born in Norway? and that I speak about 6 words of Norwegian? You remind me so much of friends and other Norwegian and Norwegian-American people I knew growing up.
Please don't let my vast Norwegian language skills intimidate you non-native English speakers.

I have taken apart several of Crowkeeper's builds and I still can't figure out how she does it.


Ha! I got that name all mixed up Congrats on your six words I have relatives in the us, and I visited one family in Washington state near Seattle some years ago.

Welcome Vincent. Nice buildings, and you know some cfe as well
Destroyer of Worlds
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#6 Old 26th Aug 2016 at 8:41 PM
I don't often download other people's homes, or sims. For me, it comes down to the build style/aesthetic. There are some things I can't build or don't like to build (like modern stuff or huge fancy mansions). When I'm in need of one of those for a story or something, I'll go looking but I also tend to be extremely picky. I don't download anything with sims3packs attached, I don't download anything that's got custom content out the wazoo, etc. I do sometimes like to take stuff apart like you mentioned. Things that I am perfectly capable of building myself I usually do. There are a few builders though that I really enjoy downloading from: @Buckley @alverdine @cutsocks and, of course, @Tee Hee She as well as a few users on tumblr that always produce quality builds.

TLDR: I wouldn't say all builders never download lots, just that we tend to be more picky about it.

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Scholar
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#7 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 1:46 AM Last edited by attuned : 3rd Sep 2016 at 2:07 AM.
New goal: work hard enough and live long enough to be on heaven's short list of builders...

Edit to add: Welcome heaven, and please feel free to join us anytime!
Instructor
#8 Old 4th Sep 2016 at 10:11 AM
(Oh, I made heaven's shortlist! )

I rarely download lots, but when I do they are often for closer looks. I'm probably like a lot of builders where I don't "play" the game much. Much of my playing is testing my own builds. But when i do play the game, I will download lots that are useful and fit a theme (like the excellent art deco/retro lots of @Floraflora2 ) and where i couldn't do better myself.

I also don't upload many lots. I usually only upload those that I've done an interesting build technique/solution, something that most others would not build themselves, or just something I'm insanely proud of (for whatever reason). Even if other builders don't download, I like to think of my lots as being informative and inspirational. I know many other builders' lots are informative and inspirational to me.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 6th Sep 2016 at 1:23 PM
I download lots and keep them in my neighborhood. I also make lots. I just have them there and put sims in them that I don't play with. It makes the neighborhood more like all my other sims that I make.
Mad Poster
#10 Old 5th Nov 2016 at 1:08 AM
Sure I do. While I really like building lots ... especially community lots ... sometimes, I like how someone else made a lot better than my efforts at the time. And yes ... doing so does help me learn to be a better builder myself. What about these lots appealed to me? Can I replicate what appealed to me in my future lots? This doesn't mean reinventing the wheel, though. If a creator made a great lot ... the creator made a great lot. Use it, give credit, enjoy it!

Thanks to ALL free-site creators, admins and mods.
Instructor
#11 Old 5th Nov 2016 at 10:13 PM
I usually download lots I really like to increase a number of the downloads to support the builder, but I installed just a very few. I agree that one simply has to look at Tee Hee Shee's lots in game. She is the Queen of CFE.

Visit my Tumblr for more creations http://crowkeeperthesimmer.tumblr.com :)
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 14th Feb 2017 at 6:39 AM
I do download other builders lots.... sometimes, if only for unique walls that I spotted in their screen shots.... I try to occasionally upload walls and floors that I've made for other builders... sometimes, they just want the walls/floors...
Test Subject
#13 Old 17th Feb 2017 at 5:16 PM
OF Course, it can make my thought and Neighborhood different. And make building with some their technique too.
building lot and sharing lots it like Research, who can complete each other ^_^
But me, more download lot than create then appreciate their hard work :D
Scholar
#14 Old 29th Jul 2017 at 2:54 AM
I'm still building for Sims 2 and I basically don't download other builder's lots, with very, very few exceptions. When I do, it's is always to see how a builder accomplished something, and those cases are very rare. If I like something, I don't put the download into my game, but rebuild it from scratch, on a new lot. There's almost always something I want to change anyway. I can count on one hand the number of lots I've downloaded and rebuilt in the last five years - actually, only this one and this one.
That having been said, I've also converted five TS3 houses to TS2, but I do those using only the pictures that have been uploaded by the creator.

I also just ordered my first TS3 games, so in the near future I'll probably download some lots to see how things are put together, but I still would never put a downloaded lot into my own neighborhoods that I might play. I love building too much to be able to resist rebuilding something myself, and changing some details to suit me.
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#15 Old 29th Jul 2017 at 3:20 AM
I do, I like finding interesting builds with no or little cc. I often build because I can't find what I want, rather than for buildings sake, although sometimes I do just feel like building. probably half/half of my lots are need/want. If someone else has already done it well I don't feel the need to reinvent the wheel.

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Scholar
#16 Old 4th Aug 2017 at 3:29 PM
If it uses CC I don't download it unless I already have said piece of CC, but I very rarely do with TS3. Just as other builders tend to only download a creation to learn from it, I do so to. Although there have been many, many exceptions in the past. I'm very particular about the lots I play, and so if I can alter something slightly to make it conform with my ideals then I'll download it and use it, otherwise I usually create something else inspired by it.

TS2 is a very different ball game altogether though. Since I started playing TS2 again I really how much I hated building in it as I need to use so many cheats and mods just to get the freedom that I have with TS3. So I'm very lazy with TS2 and will download other people's lots rather than build them myself as I very much enjoy playing TS2 and I'd forgotten how much of a struggle it was keeping sims alive in that game, let alone fulling their wants/desires and keeping child/social services at bay.
 
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