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Blogpost by Illiana added Jul 23, 2012, read 331 times
Been doing some thinking...yeah I know! Scary, right?... Anyhoo, in TS2 making lots was far more complex. The plants had to be "just so" or the gardener couldn't get to them. The CFE cheat was more controllable and the land stayed where you put it. Stuff like that. Creating lots was far more of a challenge. I love the new look of the TS3 buildings because you have more control over the colors and patterns even without using custom content, which I am notorious for, and they look more realistic.
However, you can't really do community lots anymore. Not the way we used to. They've gone the way of the "Rabbit Hole" and as I have never been one to make a building "shell" and publish it, this has been a major adjustment. This leaves residential lots. Just how many houses can a sim have anyway? LOL! There are billions of residential lots available, and with the new Create a Style tool everyone can make really awesome looking lots. Daily I see fabulous lots uploaded, and they are beautiful...as they should be! :D The loss of one non-CC using lot builder in this sea of fabulous lots full of fabulous custom content would go easily unnoticed.
Therefore, I am going to occasionally make lots, but not to the extent I used to. There is truly no need. I think I will focus on making things, mostly for guys (as they get so little attention), and just build lots when I am really inspired. Lots turn out WAY better when the lot builder is inspired by something. Who knows...maybe I will see a building and figure I'll give it a shot in-game. :D Until then, keep on playing, and have a great time! That is, after all, what it is all about! ;)
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