Sul sul Simmers!
Here is a quick recap of the August 3rd Sims 411. You can also hop over to @TheSims
for the Sims 411 highlights video! SimTogether
Today is the grand finale of #SimTogether featuring Cottage Living by the wonderful SimGuruJill! Jump in at 11AM Pacific Time on twitch.tv/thesims
to see how the story of “A new beginning in Henford-on-Bagley” ends! Did anyone say the end?? This is just the beginning! Download the save file and give that plot your own personal twist to show us what this story really is about. After SimGuruJill’s stream today, you’ll find the save file here: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvxbRBU3iXGRgTonJaBEJ8MPG-xf
For anyone who missed it, you can re-watch the whole story told by the amazing streamer squad in the links below:CAS and Build mode with SimGuruGeorge and AshLive Mode with KhaykashiLive Mode with AndrewArcadeHot TopicsWe want a higher level of challenge and depth in the Base Game.
We’d love to hear more about it! Let us know what a higher level of challenge and depth in the Base Game would look like for you. What would you expect from it? How would this change your current experience of The Sims 4?
On August 19th starting at 6AM Pacific Time, we’ll be welcoming your comments again during 24 hours in The Sims Forums here: Sims 411 - Forum Feedback, August 19th
Closer to the date, we’ll share the link to the forum thread again on The Sims Twitter
account and on The Sims Forums
As last time (which went wonderfully by the way! Thank you to everyone that participated and followed the guidelines):
We appreciate you understand that
THE GOLDEN RULE
- this is not a wish list for content requests
but a place where we can listen to your thoughts without distraction
- this is not a guarantee we’ll provide an answer in the next Sims 411
but rest assured that your comment is being read and will be addressed whenever possible
- this is not a place to report bugs
but please continue to report bugs on AHQ
We’ll only read comments that adhere to our Positive Play guidelines
and our forum rules
GUIDELINES AND RULES
We’ll only read comments that adhere to our Positive Play guidelines and our forum rules - here are some of the most important points when it comes to giving feedback:
- Be respectful. We want to hear what you have to say but please be kind and respectful when posting here. Being mean or aggressive as well as cursing and swearing doesn't help to bring your point across.
- Keep it game-related and on topic. As we said before, this is not the place to post a wish list and bugs, or talk about those Sims 4 mods that you found.
- Don't make things personal. It's not cool to target other players who may have different opinions or attack SimGurus and other officials. This also means: please no mass taggings.
- Don't bully, troll, bait, or derail the conversation. This is never okay - which should go without saying! If you do this, you will be moderated as per our forum rules.
- Don't spam or flood this thread. Posting the same thing over and over will not get your question into the Sims 411 but it may lead to moderation.
We’re looking forward to your comments on August 19th on The Sims Forums!Will there be werewolves, fairies, and zombies in The Sims 4?
Maybe? Maybe! We definitely hear the occult fans' strong desire for werewolves, faeries, and zombies in The Sims 4. We can’t confirm at this time when they'll make their way into the game but rest assured, we would want to put as much love and thoughtfulness into them as we did for Vampires and Spellcasters. For now, our roadmap continues to be focused on improving content that is in the game. That said, stay tuned and prepare your Sims for a relaxing refresh of one of our existing Game Packs coming up soon!Are you planning on making the ocean swimmable in all worlds, not just Sulani?
We'll continue adding swimmable areas to worlds in future packs when possible, so stay tuned! In the meantime, apart from Sulani, your Sims can go for a splash in Britechester of Discover University, Mt. Komorebi of Snowy Escape, and Henford-on-Bagley of Cottage Living.Why are Skintones getting lighter over the course of The Sims games?
Hundreds of Townies have come to life since the first The Sims game launched 21 years ago! A lot of love has been put into every single one of them and we acknowledge they need continued care and attention. So, it’s about time for a Townie overhaul! We’re currently in the process of updating NPCs in The Sims 4 including visuals as well as their lore. This will take some time to accomplish, as we have to spend some quality time with every single Sim from Willow Creek to Henford-on-Bagley! That means we’re taking it step by step or better said, Townie by Townie and we’re excited to update you at a later date.It might be fun to highlight some of the gameplay moments that players share on The Sims Forums.
We agree! Find some community spotlights that we found on the forums below!Community Spotlight
We’re super excited about this part and we know many of you, too. Thank you to all that wrote in our last feedback session that you would love to see us highlighting some of the fun moments you experience in The Sims.
And thank you to all of you who engage in our community via the Forums and who share their delightful content, you all help making this community the awesome place it is ♥
In this section we want to look at some fun stories and Sim profiles you have shared in the Forums lately.
It goes without saying that what we show here is a nano, micro, mini selection of all the great content that we see every day on the Forums. We will continue doing Community Spotlights in the future to showcase as much as possible!Helios Dating Kalamainu'u Iona by @Metior_Ice
Helios started the morning working on a wood carving. The Eons, a family of Aliens, had a normal looking house with an eye-catching garden, but on the inside, where no one else but the family was allowed to enter, the house had appliances with artificial intelligence and advanced sleeping pods. Helios often spent time in his swimwear from the moment he woke up because of his mermadic mutation after eating mermadic kelp. His bedroom was a pool he slept in.
Helios started to accept his new form, and he was grateful that he could still disguise his appearance and be on land with his siblings. One night, he decided to invite Iona over for another date since the last date didn't go very well. The two merfolk swam to one of the remote portions of the lagoon in Ohan'Ali.
Unaware of the cultural significance of a Charmer's Lullaby among merfolk, Helios serenaded Iona with his mermadic lullaby.
Also unaware of the cultural significance of Mermaid's Kiss, Helios moved in with a kiss of life. He didn't know that his actions meant that he was promising to devote himself and his life to Iona, but he wouldn't mind. Iona was interesting to him. She seemed to have a hidden side of her personality that he wanted to discover. He would commit his life to her if that's what it took to learn more about her. It was reassuring that, when Iona saw his true alien form, that she didn't pull away. She wasn't afraid of him.Fier Legacy by @Haneul
The Fiers are a vampire family led by an arrogant and socially awkward megalomaniac named Asher who, among other things, hopes to have 100 children. As of now, he's had 17. The youngest five recently became young adults and are discovering the perks of university, so Asher's ready to move on from the life he's built with them in Sulani. Even though everyone is into pursuing an eco lifestyle and protecting the environment and even though Asher employed some draconian conservation policies while working as a top-level conservationist, he's done with that kind of tiny living stuff and had a (gaudy flamboyant) palace built in San Myshuno, where he recently relocated his family and where he intends to raise the next generation of his children.
The Fiers moved from Sulani to San Myshuno, and they were enjoying their new home. For example, Adelise and her daughter, Dysis, played many rounds of ping-pong on the roof with the city skyline as their backdrop. Dawn and Delmarya (Deli) swam laps in their indoor pool. Adelise also enjoyed cooking in their new kitchen.
But the move had been exhausting. The youngest Fiers (Dawn, Deli, Dysis, Darius, and Dyna), despite most of them being quite happy, were trying to adjust to a new home in a new city with a new climate while in the middle of their colleges' academic terms.
It was a bit of a mess and they resorted to napping—a lot.
Poor Dyna, who on top of everything else was on Foxbury's soccer team, collapsed from exhaustion once.
As for their father, Asher, he was adjusting well. He intended to begin a new career, but he wanted to let the megalomaniac in him shine before resigning from his current job as Chief Sustainability Officer.
In the name of cost-cutting and energy saving, Asher unilaterally forced the city to shut off its power for a few hours after 8 p.m. He could do this every day if he wanted, but he'd refrain for the economy's sake.
During the power outage, he relaxed in his office, and by candlelight, re-read a tome about the greatness of vampires (like him, he thought).
At any rate, his daughters were used to this sort of draconian power saving and did their homework unbothered. During the power outage, Asher's eldest daughter, Aster, who'd moved out long ago, also visited the Fiers' new home for the first time.
Asher was always happy to see her and he didn't hide that, but he did stop himself from being overbearing and smothering her with fatherly affection in front of everyone.
Instead, he snuck off to his office for a few minutes to privately celebrate.Family Portraits by @Mstybl95 The Sims Hero Spotlight @Crinrict
When thinking about the Sims community, there is one name that always comes to mind, Crinrict. A pillar in our Sims forum community for years and one of our most active users on Answers HQ as a member of the Community Connections program. Driven to help others, no matter how obscure an issue is, she always tries to find a solution for other simmers, going as far as to reproduce the bugs and share her insights with us. She’s always on top of the latest technical problems and bugs, and creating extremely helpful guides for all things Sims. All of this comes from her passion for helping others and her love for The Sims. She is a shining star in the Community! Thanks for always being so awesome, Crin!