JANUARY 11 - It's Patch Day for The Sims 4 on PC/MAC! Check out whats fixed.

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  • Re: EA silence on family play and family play fans

    Happy New Year everyone! Had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Now back to work again (well, I didn't take any time off, but work was slow).
  • Re: Why do we hate on TS4?

    I'm a long time plays of Sims on a computer. Do I still have Sims 1? Yes, I can't play it because it was installed on another computer and I'm not even sure it would run on my current one. Would I play it today? Not sure. I would start it up to get the floor plans for several houses I used to play that I would love to rebuild in other versions. I will admit to currently playing Sims 2, 3 and 4 on my current computer.

    Yes, I remember the problems we had/have with the previous versions. And yes, many of the arguments are the same ones we had back when each version launched (except for Sims 2 as there were so many new features introduced with each new EP). Pets, magic and vacations/holidays of some sort have been around since Sims 1. Even the original "Unleashed" from Sims 1 only featured cats and dogs (I think there were a few small pets but it's been years since I last played that version). And yes, there were "bugs" that needed fixing as each new EP came out.

    If you'd like to see the early days of Sims 3, I suggest you go digging on the old Sims 3 forum or if I'm not mistaken go to the current Sims 3 section and go back to posts dated from the early release of the game. You'll see it wasn't all peaches and cream back then either, but things improved toward the end.

    In regards to Sims 4, I think the base game was a disaster from the get go due to the so many "base interactions, life stages and objects" being left on the "cutting room floor" to use a phrase. Yes, we got many of them back, but the way the base game was switched at the last minute so's to speak from an online game to a standalone game was mismanaged at the top levels. To me, the base game sets the tone and scope of the new version and the base game of Sims 4 compared to the base games of the previous versions was rather boring. You should be able to play a "Vanilla" game, no EPs, SPs or GPs for hours in a sandbox world. I could hardly manage it for a couple of hours at a time. Has this changed? Yes as new interactions have been added due to addition of EPs, SPs and GPs.

    I am glad that people express their opinions both positive and negative as long as they are treated with respect. We are all different and have different points of view. We have a common love of a game that we have played for many years in various forms. I agree with @To7m in that we express our opinions because we all share a common love of this game. We want to see it grow and change, but there are things we do want back from previous versions that carry over and tie the series together.
  • Re: Attention Gurus: CAN I HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE

    I don't do Twitter or tweet or a lot of Social Media for personal reasons. Why should I have to sign up for a service I won't use, don't plan to use just to be heard. I come to the forums for a reason and that is to help folks with problems with their games and to find out the latest news on all things Sim.

    EA should take a lesson from Bungie and the Destiny community. Their players are just a vocal as the Simmers are (I know because my husband plays Destiny) and they actually "listen" to their players. Both the positive feedback and the negative. They try to address or explain why "x,y,z" can or cannot be added to the game.

    With Sims 4, the game engine is very limited compared to previous versions of the game. Why? Because Sims 4 was supposed to be an "online" game that the Developers had to change direction in at the last minute. I do agree that some options could have been better thought out.
  • Re: EA silence on family play and family play fans

    Tomorrow in the US, we celebrate Thanksgiving which is a time to stop and reflect on what we are most thankful for. I'm thankful for all you I've met here in this thread and for the support we've shown each other over the years.
  • Re: EA silence on family play and family play fans

    Well hey there, looks like y'all are pretty happy with TS4 these days. That's good, I guess! :D

    As for me, after months of struggling to like it or even play it without an expression of total distaste on my face, I finally gave up on it last Spring. Toddlers are cute but not enough for me to like the game. The game play and the plethora of bugs are still horrendous, in my opinion. The pets look cute but I still hate the art style. It's just way too "mobile game-looking" for me.

    So I just play TS3 now, and post on other forums once in a while. I don't even come to this one anymore, it just makes me feel sad, really. So that's why I don't post on this thread any longer, and why I'm not active here. But I decided to drop in today so I thought I'd at least say "HI!" before I leave. And for those who celebrate them, I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming holidays and enjoys precious time with friends and family. Take care, everyone!

    Me too! I want to see your Sim family pics as well.

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