I was a big fan of Sims 2 before my previous computer became a paperweight, and I'd love to play it again, or something similar. I'd consider playing an online version of the game, provided that it was either free or very low-cost, and provided that the interactions went beyond just begging your friends for parts and/or goodies.
My husband is a big gamer, and I explained what I'm looking for this way: I want a game I can play the way my friends and I used to play Barbies. I want to dress my characters, create a living environment for them, and then play out stories. No fighting, no ridiculously long, complicated quests that require a lot of attention and/or skill-building. Essentially, I want to play virtual Barbies.
Currently, my primary computer is a Dell Inspiron, which I bought just because it's lightweight and cheap and therefore is not great for graphics, etc. My husband has given me permission to download and play a game on his computer, with the understanding I can only play it when he's not around (because he's on it otherwise).
So.... any suggestions for what I might look into playing?