Saturday, March 28, 2009

Deceptive Sim Names

Written 28 March, 2009

Deceptive Sim Names

What is it with people who name sims with real life regional names and then proceed to make them nothing whatsoever like the real-life places?

Case in Point: South Pacific

No palm trees, no waves, no islands, just flat and boring and brown.

Case in Point: Paris IledeFrance

No Seine, no grand boulevards, no Notre Dame, No uh, island.

Case in Point: West Texas

Since when was West Texas green?

None of these sims looks anything like its namesake (although Paris DID have a prim screen of the Pyrennees and a tourist bureau).

Many other sims look very much like their namesakes.

So what's up with that?

Here's Virtual Montmarte, early in its development. Looks a bit like Paris, doesn't it?

And here's the beautiful and sim Tolkienesque sim Tol Eressea:

Those are more like it!


Anonymous said...

Try out "Haven of Rogues!" That looks JUST LIKE the real thing!

Anonymous said...

OK, being a sim owner, my theory is that those all started out with the intention of being like those names, but when those ideas don't work out and you try other themes, it costs $100 US to change the sim names so they get stuck with those names regardless of the theme.

Cheyenne Palisades said...

I think you're right, anonymous no. 2. It's a bit cheesy, though, to have a sim with a name like Sahara that's lush or a sin named SinCity that's pastoral (just making names up; I wouldn't be at all surprised to find there are actual sims with those names).