Originally Posted by DigitalSympathies
have them throw a MASSIVE party on the eve of their death.
Originally Posted by kewpie
1. Do NOT make a simself. If you have a problem with detaching from your characters to the point where you won't let them age, don't go there. You won't want to see yourself flirt with the really ugly pizza dude with the mullet. You won't want to watch yourself get electrocuted or get fired from your job. And of course, almost nobody wants to watch their simself die of old age. You need to have a sim that it doesn't feel like a personal insult when they get snubbed by other sims - or instead of cringing in terror when you see their wives cheating on them, you're snickering in glee.
SO -- instead of making a simself, or a sim based on your crush or someone you admire, base a sim on someone you really dislike. My first very successful TS3 guy was based off of someone I knew from playing DnD and one of the most annoying guys I ever met. Basically, he was like the comic book guy in the Simpsons, but had a less charming personality. I made a sim that looked like him the best I could and then I gave him the 5 traits that really annoyed me the most about him. I LOVED watching him suffer and if something went wrong, it made me laugh, and I was never tempted to fix things or make it easier for him.
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