I will give TS3 that, though: I can plant so much shit
Maybe go binge-read?
TS3 so far:
- slow, laggy
- I totally forgot that all relationship statutes are mutual. holy shit
- superficial as hell
but I GUESS I’M ENTERTAINED because I HAVE been playign it for the past few days and I’m idly pondeirng a legacy but. I don’t think there’s enough in this game for me once I run out of new Expansion features that I haven’t seen yet. Lot sof blign but the underlying structure is just too shallow to support it
but I’ve been uninterested in ts2 lately and ts3 is way less demanding, I don’t feel the pressure to update about it or make cc or anything, I can just idly play for myself, so I’ll keep it installed until my ts2 mojo comes back
I haven’t tried awesomemod but a lot of people (and me^^) use NRass (master controller, register,… tons of other useful mods). Glad to see you try again and I hope you’ll like it this time :)
Thank you! :)
Okay, let’s say that I got a memory wipe and am willing to give TS3 a change, AGAIN. What are the must-have mods now? Is it still awesomemod, or is there another fix-it-all one that is more popular now?
“SimsVIP: Not sure if you can comment or share the reasoning behind it, but here goes it. How does the process of creating life stages begin, and then result in 1 of 7 life stages incomplete? I just can’t comprehend how that happens? Shouldn’t the Sims have all been done…
Yeah, but they WERE shrunk and had more youthful faces and their own set of clothing. If TS4 teens have the same height and same clothes as the older ages, then - like you said - how do you tell them apart from YAs until you click on them and see that the interactions are different?
I was about to type “I don’t think they would be the same” but then I just looked straight at the invisible camera
“SimsVIP: Not sure if you can comment or share the reasoning behind it, but here goes it. How does the process of creating life stages begin, and then result in 1 of 7 life stages incomplete? I just can’t comprehend how that happens? Shouldn’t the Sims have all been done “together” so to speak? This isn’t like leaving out pools to prioritize other stuff. This is an actual life stage that’s missing, which in *my own* opinion, feels like something that should have been completed in the early stages of development, or at least with the other life stages. Was there some kind of “technical” reasoning behind it? I’m quite curious.”
”SimGuruGraham: It’s an interesting design question for sure. From my experiences on Sims 3 and now Sims 4, most of the age groups are fairly isolated from each other and are developed that way. The youngest ages require a bit more design consideration as they rely on other Sims for their care. Obviously younger ages need entirely unique animations and clothing created for them as well. We try and build a different experience for each age, while also considering how what a Sim does at a younger age contributes to the following one. On the subject of adding more ages to an established game, it’s not overly difficult, it’s just very time consuming to generate the necessary amount of content to make a compelling experience. For example, the interactions and activities of a child vs adult should all be inherently different from each other so that you have fun and relatable activities, as well as unexpected moments in each stage in life. When adding each age, you consider what the iconic moments are that define it, and translate that to fun gameplay.”
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1. Reading between the lines here, what I see is “adding toddlers was too much work because you need new animations, clothes and interactions” and also “OLDER ages do NOT need entirely unique animations and clothing, read: teens, YAs, adults and elders are now all the same model for simplicity’s sake”. And yet they claim MOAR CONTENT THAN EVAR IN BASE GAME. Really?
2. I would really like to know what the “iconic moments” that define young adults from adults are. Because in TS3, the only thing that seemed to separate them was subtle wrinkles (before the Generations EP that added mid-life crisis and whatever), and subtle wrinkles does not an iconic moment make.
Lack fo toddlers aside (which is moronic and I hate it), teens and adults had the same models in TS2, too, only shrunk for teens. They shared mostt of the animations, save fro some unique interactions/idles. That part doesn’t bother me, though I hope the teens will be a bit. Shorter. I don’t want to keep wondeirng if that sim I want my active one to hit on isn’t a kid. :v
There are toddlers if you look at the create a sim demo with graham nardone discussing genetics, you can see the toddler life stage, when he’s showing us the life stages, and I don’t like the bro trait either but they’re are plenty of others
that’s great but I was talking specifically about how my hopes for TS4 zoom all over the “meh-YEH” spectrum and that it’s emotionally draining and I just want the game in my grubby paws so I can love or hate it in peace
TS4 is giving me whiplash. it slowly gets me all excited about it and then suddenly dorps a BRO TRAIT or NO TODDLERS boms and then I’m mad at it all over until the new pretty pictures and videos coax me into liking it again until it remidns me how little I trust that it will eb good after all, over and over
I didn’t sign up for that kinda edging EA safeword safeword