A few months ago around the beginning of March, I decided to finish up the last of my poses and end my brief career as a pose creator.
I’m sure you have heard me say it before, I started posing simply because I couldn’t find the poses I needed for my story and I continued creating because sitting down in front of Blender was a great stress reliever for me after a stressful, emotional day looking after my mom.
Many factors came into play for making this decision, most I won’t explain. However one thing I will tell you, six months before March I had noticed a real drop in my views and downloads for my poses.
The picture above is a snap shot of my recent sets, but I included this to show you how low my DL numbers were looking like for quite some time. Mind you these numbers above are higher than the ones in March. Things have picked up a bit for me recently. However my numbers on T.S.R. have also dropped.
Now I’ve never been the kind of person who cares about the number of downloads or the popularity vote. I’m barely on social media, and I’m not putting myself out there to be seen like other creators. When I saw my numbers drop as they had, I figured more and more people were moving on to Sims 4, which meant my poses were no longer needed. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
If I truly cared about popularity, I would be putting out mostly model, couple and even XXX poses, which I have no interest in doing. Especially since there are so many out there already. If most people have moved on to Sims 4, I would like to try new things as well especially since a single pose set usually takes me 2 weeks to fully complete.
In the past few months I have switched to a more “situational style” of posing. Creating poses to help support storytellers display the full situation from start to finish, sometimes in many variations. Hoping to prevent storytellers from searching thru many different sets to find poses that will work in some way to tell what is happening. I know how frustrating that can be.
Am I moving on to Sims 4 poses? Probably not. I may still switch over my current sets to Sims 4, but to be honest, there are so many great pose creators out there for Sims 4, I don’t think I am really needed. I may change my mind in the coming months.
Before I make my final decision, I was hoping I could ask if you would answer a few questions for me so I could see where everyone is at in their game. I still have about 20 sets I need to finish, some being redo’s of old sets, which means I will be around a little while yet for sure.
So on to the questions. Please answer for me in the comments below, or send me an email if you choose: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Are you playing Sims 3? Sims 4?
2. Do you have a story based in Sims 3?
3. Do you use poses?
4. Optional question – Do you use my poses, now or have in the past?