I am happily married with many cats, and my job is taking pictures and tours of rental properties for the company website. Which yes, that means I take pictures and write captions at work and then come home and do it for fun.
I started writing Sims stories in Sims 2. I had a lot of starts, but the star rating system did not mix well with my perfectionist and neurotic traits. 😉 So the downrating would kill my creative impulses. Also there were long bouts of WoW.
I’m currently balancing WoW and writing and hey, who knew – hate secrets don’t have the same effect as downrating.
I feel like Valley accomplished everything I wanted to do with the Sims game as a storytelling medium, so now I am writing full text mostly. I may still occasionally do Sims projects though, but nothing as intense as Valley.
Update: I do love Surreal Darkness, but it’s on a much slower update schedule and it’s meant to be low-stress. So it is still less intense than Valley. 😉