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Old 12th Oct 2017, 8:29 PM #101
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I think I'll get to it right after the '80s themed, semi-scripted, edited, Let's play series that I'll be doing soon. So it may take a while, because what I still need to get that done is a few things:
- the will to shoot several hours of gameplay footage + commentary
- the will to edit several hours of gameplay footage + commentary
- the will to do it monthly
- editing skillz
- an 80s-tastic intro sequence
- a sense of humour
So after that I'll do the same thing for TS4, with the one big difference being that I won't enjoy it as much.

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Old 15th Oct 2017, 5:08 AM #102
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I didn't read the whole thread, but I just wanted to say that I really, really hated TS3 at first. I used to love TS2, and TS3 did too many things wrong, it didn't even allow me to play my style (rotating families). Years later, I decided to give it another run out of boredom and then somehow discovered the existence of global mods that fixed all that which I hated. Those were Awesomemod and Nraas master controller. Suddenly I could play TS3 the way I wanted to, and after that happened, I realized that I liked the game. I just didn't like the default game.

I also used to hate default pudding faces, but then I discovered custom sliders and now I can make sims whose looks I like. :-)

Basically the community saved TS3 for me! I'd still hate it with a passion if the community didn't fix all the annoying stuff and didn't create custom sliders.

If the OP is willing to see how all this stuff she hates can be fixed (and she already bought the game anyway, so it's worth a try), I suggest giving global mods a whirl. Just one, though, and I'm not sure in which state Awesomemod is now, so I suggest Nraas. Just google 'sims 3 nraas master controller', unless you were already told in this thread how to get it (I noticed that its creator was posting here).
Old 15th Oct 2017, 7:13 AM #103
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Just one, though, and I'm not sure in which state Awesomemod is now, so I suggest Nraas. Just google 'sims 3 nraas master controller', unless you were already told in this thread how to get it (I noticed that its creator was posting here).

AwesomeMod is fine, but I wouldn't vouch for any level of personalized feelgood quality player support over there, nor will you get a lavender scented customer satisfaction survey to fill out with free gifts for those who participate.

Slight correction, if I may. The creator of NRaas was Twallan. He did used to post here at MTS, but he retired coming up on four years ago now. We kept the support site and knowledge base going, and the mods have a different developer in charge of them now with others contributing as they have been able to over time.
Old 15th Oct 2017, 9:33 AM #104
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Not much to say here other than that I have for a while now suspected that igazor is in fact twallan in disguise.

Have you ever noticed that, no matter in what section, whenever the NRaas mods are mentioned on this site you can expect an igazor post within the next minutes? It's rather uncanny.
Old 15th Oct 2017, 10:30 AM #105
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Right, the fact that I couldn't program my way out of a paper bag in C# or .NET together with my distinct lack of a Canadian accent and tendency to use American spellings for everything have just been clever fronts all of this time. Sometimes I amaze even myself, I have statues in my own honor (a la Cloudwalker Sims) in my games, etc.

Besides Don, I think you were around at NRaas long enough ago to see Twallan and me as a relative noob at the time if we go back far enough interact with each other. Although I suppose that could have all been a front as well.

Nah. I just have some pretty good forum timing and, apparently, too much time on my hands even while working. And I do keep very odd hours.
Old 15th Oct 2017, 11:09 AM #106
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Not much to say here other than that I have for a while now suspected that igazor is in fact twallan in disguise.
Have you ever noticed that, no matter in what section, whenever the NRaas mods are mentioned on this site you can expect an igazor post within the next minutes? It's rather uncanny.

I've had suspicions of the sort. And everytime I see a help thread I'd like to answer, he's already beat me to it.

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Old 15th Oct 2017, 11:50 AM #107
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Right, the fact that I couldn't program my way out of a paper bag in C# or .NET together with my distinct lack of a Canadian accent and tendency to use American spellings for everything have just been clever fronts all of this time. Sometimes I amaze even myself, I have statues in my own honor (a la Cloudwalker Sims) in my games, etc.

Besides Don, I think you were around at NRaas long enough ago to see Twallan and me as a relative noob at the time if we go back far enough interact with each other. Although I suppose that could have all been a front as well.

Nah. I just have some pretty good forum timing and, apparently, too much time on my hands even while working. And I do keep very odd hours.
That's the thing about conspiracies. Once you're caught in their webs no amount of C# or .NET can help you wriggle your way out of them anymore.

One, how do you know that twallan has a Canadian accent? I've been following the NRaas mods since MATY times and I didn't know about any accents, let alone notice any.

Second, I think I can change my spelling from largely British to American rather quickly, too, if I made an effort.

Three, the only NRaas person who regularly posted at MTS was twallan. Once he disappeared the postings by igazor and brappl increased. I really would like to see the logs to determine whether there was ever any instance of igazor being logged in at the same time twallan was.

Maybe twallan never existed as one person, but was the front persona for a group I am still baffled at how seemingly without effort the transition from twallan to Chain (plus igazor, icarus_allsorts, brappl etc.) happened.

ETA: Four, twallan had this idiosyncratic habit of ending his posts with a
Old 15th Oct 2017, 12:42 PM #108
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That's the thing about conspiracies. Once you're caught in their webs no amount of C# or .NET can help you wriggle your way out of them anymore.

One, how do you know that twallan has a Canadian accent? I've been following the NRaas mods since MATY times and I didn't know about any accents, let alone notice any.
Second, I think I can change my spelling from largely British to American rather quickly, too, if I made an effort.
Three, the only NRaas person who regularly posted at MTS was twallan. Once he disappeared the postings by igazor and brappl increased. I really would like to see the logs to determine whether there was ever any instance of igazor being logged in at the same time twallan was.
Maybe twallan never existed as one person, but was the front persona for a group I am still baffled at how seemingly without effort the transition from twallan to Chain (plus igazor, icarus_allsorts, brappl etc.) happened.
ETA: Four, twallan had this idiosyncratic habit of ending his posts with a

It's settled, then. If igazor knows things he couldn't have known unless he was actually Twallan, and if the both of them have never been seen in a room together, the evidence is paramount.

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Old 15th Oct 2017, 12:44 PM #109
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(mumbles something about those meddling kids and their annoying dog trying to unravel non-existent mysteries when they should just mind their own business...)

Without having a meeting about it or anything, brappl, steveset (aka J4Ks), and I increased our MTS presence here precisely because Twallan had departed from the scene. If someone was going to answer questions about the mods, we would have preferred that they be done without misinformation being spread and with more redirection back to the NRaas site when needed. As for that month after his retirement when Patches 1.66 and 1.67 came out in rapid succession, it may not have looked like it to the general public but it was pretty chaotic behind the scenes. Chain still isn't quite sure how they (he and JunJayMdM really) got through all of that as brilliantly and efficiently as they did, although the world as we know it would not have ended if they took another couple of months to sort everything out. SimAd, Twallan's only other "staff" member, managed the site and the team he assembled beautifully back then, the rest of us didn't really come on board fully as Organizers until many months later.

I was just assuming (jokingly) that Twallan had an accent, but there was never any question that he is Canadian.

I'm very flattered by the conspiracy theory, but if anyone had put me in charge of the mods themselves it wouldn't have taken very long before I managed to permanently break all of your games beyond repair and probably blow up half of your computers while at it. You will never uncover my true identity nor even be able to determine what my screen name means, not that either would really be all that interesting. And tell that dog of yours to stop tugging at what he thinks is my mask, it's not actually removable. (<-- can't help ending lots of posts this way, especially when I am smiling behind the computer while typing them)
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 12:47 PM #110
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(<-- can't help ending lots of posts this way, especially when I am smiling behind the computer while typing them)

This too, is very suspicious. I don't find the idea of smiling whilst typing up a comment to be very convincing, but that may just be me. I'm pretty much perpetually angry when I'm not taking the piss and making rude jokes.
Your opinion, Don?

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Old 15th Oct 2017, 1:13 PM #111
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The only thing you have proven thus far is that igazor and GrijzePilion are not the same person. But that's kind of like proving that water is wet or that we will have weather today, it doesn't really take much effort.
Old 15th Oct 2017, 1:22 PM #112
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(mumbles something about those meddling kids and their annoying dog trying to unravel non-existent mysteries when they should just mind their own business...)

(...)
I bet that's a clue, too , depending on whether you mean Scooby-Doo (US) or The Famous Five (UK, and as such probably well known in Canada, too).

But anyway, apart from the creepiness factor of NRaas staff being omnipresent like the Spanish Inquisition, you are all doing an amazing job
Old 15th Oct 2017, 7:28 PM #113
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you know @igazor - the more you say/write the more suspect and guilty you looks that's why PR always fails.

though it's not that bad to be the "Twallan honoris causa" even if the humble one start to scream he does not deserve or something.

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Old 16th Oct 2017, 12:10 AM #114
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Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
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