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A Five Year Reflection


Looking back at my time on Sims Community

For today’s post, I wanted to do something slightly different compared to the normal content I create here on the Sims Community. I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic lately, not just in relation to The Sims, but life in general. It then came to my attention that I had passed a bit of a milestone with the Sims Community, one that I felt was very important to me.

A little over five years ago, a rather shy and nervous Krista shared her first ever post here on this very website. Now, I will link that post down below, but before I share some of my favourite posts, it seems somewhat surreal that I’ve been creating content about The Sims for the Sims Community for five years. In fact, it has been five years and five hundred posts, and it has been such a rollercoaster ride during that time.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Jovan for not only giving me this opportunity but for also believing in me and forever encouraging me both as a friend and with my content. It has been amazing to work on the team, and I am forever grateful for that as well as the friendship I have with Jovan, SnarkyWitch and the team.

So, in honour of five years of creating content here on Sims Community and five hundred posts, I would like to share some of my favourite posts from that time.

2017: My First Ever Post

The very first post I wrote for the site was a quick and simple mod post. It was for the Military Career Mod by Neia. Looking back, I definitely could’ve expanded on it more but where I was new to creating content for, I was worried about over doing it. It was, however, a nice introduction for myself in regard to learning how things worked behind the scenes, but as my first post, it will always be special.

A Five Year Reflection

Click here to take a look at my first ever post.

2018: The Get Famous Era

When The Sims 4 Get Famous was released, real life was not the best for me at that time. However, The Sims 4 overall made that time easier to navigate. I well and truly got stuck into exploring the new expansion pack, taking countless screenshots and having lots of fun with the pack, which allowed me to create some of my favourite posts for twenty-eighteen!

The one that stands out the most to me though is The Sims 4 Get Famous: All About Reputation guide! I had a lot of fun exploring the different ways, but also finding the perfect screenshots for the post too!

A Five Year Reflection

Click here to read The Sims 4 Get Famous: All About Reputation Guide

2019: Chasing The Sun, Moon & Stars

The year of The Sims 4 Island Living, Discover University, Realm of Magic and Moschino Stuff! It was a crazy time for both expansions and everything else that was going on for The Sims. For this year, my stand-out moment will have been around the time of EA Play and The Sims 4 Island Living’s release. There was just so much going on all the time. It felt a little chaotic at times, but in a good way, looking back at it now.

I found it really hard to choose a post that really stood out to me during this year, as there are several I could choose from. However, I would probably have to go with The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff x City Living. I had a lot of fun exploring the photography features of both packs, and how San Myshuno makes a lovely backdrop for so many photoshoots.

A Five Year Reflection

Click here to read The Sims 4 Moschino Stuff X City Living

2020: Twenty Years of The Sims

Twenty-twenty was a roller coaster ride in many ways for all of us. However, throughout it all, The Sims was there every step of the way. With another year full of varying content, twentieth birthday celebrations, a new community voted Stuff Pack, there were plenty of things for players to experience, be it for the first time, as a returning player, or as a regular player.

Much like twenty-nineteen, there are a number of moments I would love to share is The Sims 4 Snowy Escape: Opening Up Gameplay With Other Packs. I had a lot of fun exploring how the other packs worked with The Sims 4 Snowy Escape and while I only mention a handful in the post, I still find new ways each time I use the expansion pack!

A Five Year Reflection

Click here to read The Sims 4 Snowy Escape: Opening Up Gameplay With Other Packs

2021: The Year of Kits

The return of Bonehilda, the introduction of Kits, Dream Home Decorator, Cottage Living and more Kits. The past twelve months has seen a very interesting approach to content for The Sims 4. While Kits were definitely a hot topic throughout the year, in more ways than one, there was still a lot going on in the community as a whole. Be it community challenges, new custom content and mods, stories and more!

A post that I had a lot of fun with was the Tell Me You Play The Sims Without Telling Me You Play The Sims. The replies to the original tweet were amazing and honestly, I still look back at it every now and then and find myself relating to so many of them in various ways.

A Five Year Reflection

Click here to read the Tell Me You Play The Sims Without Telling Me You Play The Sims

2022: Into The Unknown

While we are currently three months into the new year, we have seen The Sims 4 Carnaval Streetwear Kit and The Sims 4 My Wedding Stories Game Pack released so far. We also know that there is one more Kit to come soon if we are going by the current roadmap. It will be interesting to see what else we will see released for the game this year. Will we see the return of Stuff Packs and two expansion releases? Will there be multiple Kits? What about Base Game updates? There are a number of questions, but only time will tell!

A Five Year Reflection

Thank you for joining me on this post and looking back on five years of adventures with The Sims and Sims Community! I can definitely say I’ve had a lot of fun during this time, however I’ve also made some amazing friendships, learnt so many new skills and improved on a number of skills I already had and so much more! I’m excited to see what is in store next for The Sims, but for now, here’s to more content and adventures!

About the author


Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff.

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