I think I mentioned in a recent post that I go into bursts and phases of doing certain things for a few weeks or even months at a time? Well for the past month I have been over indulging in my love of the Sims 4 for the first time in 3yrs, but this time I am actually actively keeping an eye on the fan base and professional simmers social media timelines, even if I am not actively talking with them myself. I am more of a reader of social media, than an active participant.
Recently there has been a lot of debate about whether or not the Sims 4 team is bringing out a major pack, be it werewolves or farming or the most hoped for of all by most simmers, generations Sims 4. I personally like to play farming and homesteading type Sims as well as doctors or inventors. So I am really hoping for farming with more animal and food options and larger plots.
I also hope for more historical packs, those which will give the Sims more of an old fashioned feel to them, longer skirts and dresses and Edwardian style clothing. I would also like for them to produce a gypsy pack, so we can have gypsy fashion and Sims who do not live in a set household, but are nomadic in nature, with moveable housing such as caravans, yurts and vardos.
I think there should be more toy and ornament options too for children and toddlers and babies should do more than just lay in a cradle all day too. There should be strollers and things like that, I know you can get mods for all of this, but I hate downloading mods and I have no custom content on my game whatsoever, so I am missing a lot in comparison to what social media “professional” simmers have.
I currently have five families in five separate games I am playing between. One major one that I love is a rags to riches challenge called The McNally’s, where I used a cheat to start her (Corinne McNally) off with absolutely no money whatsoever. She is a freegan, dumpster diving, defiant which only four days into sim time, found two money tree seeds in a dumpster and has a daily income source from just that of 33k per day now. From what I observe on YouTube nobody else has stumbled across the money tree seeds in a dumpster, so I am wondering about that! My sim has the Mansion Baron aspiration and she is nearly on level 3 of that. I fed her husband to a cowplant because he was annoying me with his endless hugging of random garbage he stored in his pockets (inventory), so she is now a widow, with one teenage daughter. She had a young adult son, but he was squeamish about dumpster diving and had regular bouts of depression over the fact I won’t let him have any romantic interactions, so I killed him via lightning bolt.
Her adopted daughter Fatima is a high achiever at school and is gaining skills unusually fast for a sim, she doesn’t seem to pine for too much social interaction and she loves garbage, but thankfully not as much as her late adopted father! I have big plans for this character!
The other family I mainly play besides The McNally’s are a large extended family called The Podmore’s (name based off my great grandmother’s maiden family name). They are country folk, gardeners and farmers and are nearly 30 strong in family members across the Sim World now; I am in their 4th generation already!
I love building family trees in the Sims and I find it really boring that I can’t have more Sims living on the same plot, there is a limit to only 8 and that includes cats and dogs! There should be no limit to pets on the plots and they should allow for multi-generational and multi-family options for housing. I want to build my own apartment blocks or annexes to houses, where the individuals can be controlled but have separate lives. I want to recreate my family on the Sims. My paternal grandmother has a cousin in Ireland who is 1 of 17 children and she too had 17 children when she grew up. My grandmother was one of 12 children, my father was one of 7 and this is pretty common worldwide, so why not in the sims? Along with this you will get grandparents and uncles and aunts and grandchildren living in the same house. I have known personally, someone who managed to cram 24 people into a 5 bedroom 3 reception house with a 2 bed annexe, it can be done!
So therefore I think a household limit should be 25 and an apartment plot option for 100. You should be able to switch on and off autonomy on individual people during gameplay without having to go back to the settings menu.
I also feel as god of that world, I should be able to choose what kind of weather they get and how mild or violent it gets too, I should also have the ability to make the sims die of any cause I desire as per the storyline requires. There should be disease packs with the options of survive this or die from it.
I also find it annoying that all my sims are mostly reclusive because when a friend phones for you to hang out with them, they leave the house and so do you, in order to control the socialising sim whether you want to or not. They should be able to do as they do when they go to work, should they go alone or will you go with them? Also what kind of relationship do you want to build with this sim when they are away?
There is a lot I am hoping for regarding the sims. I hope they improve a lot by my birthday because it is very likely that I will drop the sims 4 again soon, for another game that has been remastered recently – Rome Total War… back in the original game of this, I was 4th best general in the whole world in the multi-player option online.
So Rome Total War gamers, beware, TheRavenWarrior is coming back!
I love the game so much; it is this original game that I owe to my vast knowledge of ancient warfare!
Until next time, happy reading!